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Possible case of Ebola in Lagos

Liberian man in Lagos suspected of having virus There are concerns that the Ebola virus which has killed 660 people in west Africa since February has arrived in Lagos. The state health authoritie...
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Lagos on alert for Ebola

Health ministry issues warnings as virus spreads in west Africa The Lagos government has outlined precautionary measures against the world's worst Ebola outbreak in nearby west African countries s...
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60 escape from Boko Haram

Escape follows days of heavy combat in northeast Nigeria More than 60 girls and women kidnapped in June by Islamist militant group Boko Haram are reported to have escaped their captors in a remote...
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More kidnappings by Boko Haram

Militants kidnap another 60 girls and 31 boys The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has reportedly abducted another 60 girls and women and 31 boys from villages in northeast Nigeria, according to...
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Nigeria knows location of kidnapped girls

Army not willing to risk rescue The Nigerian army says it knows the location of the school girls abducted by Boko Haram but that it will not attempt a rescue. The nation's defence chief Alex Ba...
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Boko Haram offers to release girls for prisoners

International security summit being held in Paris The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has said it will release the more than 200 school girls it abducted last month in exchange for prisoners, a...
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Militants kill over 100 in northern Nigeria

Boko Haram blamed for latest attack At least 125 people have been killed by Islamic militants in an attack on Gamboru Ngala in Nigeria’s remote north-east region on the border with Cameroon....
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Boko Haram claims responsibility for schoolgirl abduction

international outrage grows The Islamist militia group Boko Haram says it is responsible for last month's abduction of over 200 teenage girls from a boarding school in Chibok in the north-eastern N...
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Boko Haram blamed for attacks in Nigeria

Group blamed for school abduction in north and bombing in capital Between 100 and 200 teenage girls were reportedly abducted in an attack on a boarding school in Chibok in the north-eastern Nigeri...
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Recycling in Lagos

Innovative recycling loyalty scheme takes hold in Lagos Households in Lagos can exchange recyclable material for points which can be used to obtain food, kitchen equipment, mobile phone credit or e...
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Nigerian president suspends central bank governor

Governor highlighted suspicions of massive corruption Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan suspended the central bank governor, Lamido Sanusi, on 20 February. In a statement the government said...
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Ermenegildo Zegna to promote luxury in Lagos

The opening of Ermenegildo Zegna’s first shop in Lagos in December last year is a sign that the luxury goods market in Nigeria is on the move. The Italian menswear’s first stand-alone stor...
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Lagos bans smoking in public places

Penalties include fines and imprisonment Smoking is now banned in public places in the state of Lagos under legislation that came into effect on 20 January. The bill prohibits smoking in librari...
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Nigeria to phase out Polymer Naira banknotes

Nigeria is to revert to printing banknotes on paper instead of polymer, according to an announcement by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The reversal in policy follows a 2006 deal with Australia'...
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Lagos building collapse kills five

Incident occured same day as fire destroys Great Nigeria House The death toll from the collapse of a five-storey building in Lagos rose to five after dozens of people were trapped under rubble on...
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Lagos plane crash leaves up to 16 dead

Passengers were en route to funeral of former Akure governor An investigation has been launched after a chartered airplane crashed on the outskirts of Lagos at 09.30 on 3 October, resulting in the...
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Britain backs Lagos rail project

The Lagos Blue Line rail project, which is running considerably behind schedule, has received a boost after Britain's deputy high commissioner for Nigeria Peter Carter said the scheme provided many op...
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Lagos steps up demolition of illegal buildings

The Lagos state government has pledged to demolish illegal structures built around the city's fuel pipelines and drainage canals and under high tension electricity cable lines. The environment comm...
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Lagos is world's fourth least liveable city

Lagos has been rated the fourth least liveable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), an independent forecasting and advisory business within the Economist Group. The annual su...
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Lagos crackdown on drying laundry in public

The Lagos state government has warned of tough new measures to curb the practice of hanging laundry out to dry in public. The Lagos environment commissioner Tunji Bello said authorities would "seal...
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