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Lagos shuts down 15 medical clinics

The Lagos state government has closed 15 illegal clinics and hospitals across the state, in line with its 2006 health sector reform laws. The state’s Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditat...
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Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project

The federal government of Lagos has awarded the contract for the upgrading of the Lagos-Ibadan railway to Chinese firm CCECC Nigeria. The double-track railway modernisation project is valued at ove...
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New traffic laws lead to protests in Lagos

Commercial motorcyclists, known in Lagos as Okada riders, have been protesting over the state's newly-introduced traffic laws. The protestors are against the provision in the recent Lagos State Roa...
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Six-month ultimatum for illegal Lagos land owners

The state government of Lagos has warned that residents who have acquired land using fake documentation have six months to regularise their situation or face penalties. The governor of Lagos Babatu...
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Lagos demolition may leave thousands homeless

Demolition on a large waterfront slum in the Makoko district of Lagos could leave tens of thousands people destitute. Residents of Makoko, a shanty town on stilts over the city's lagoon, were given...
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Repair works on Lagos Third Mainland Bridge

Work to upgrade the Third Mainland Bridge connecting Lagos Island with the mainland began on 7 July and is expected to take up to four months. The 12-km bridge is the longest of the three bridges c...
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Lagos-Kano train to resume

The Lagos-Kano express train service is to recommence by the end of July, according to the head of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC). Adeseyi Sijuwade said that the final checks were currently...
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Nigeria’s Boko Haram keeps up attacks

Police have confirmed that two attackers were shot dead and four police officers were killed when Nigeria's Islamist sect Boko Haram stormed the central jail in Damaturu, the capital of the northeaste...
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Nigeria in mourning after air crash

Nigeria is in three days of mourning following the crash of a Dana Air plane during its final approach to Murtala Muhammed International airport in Lagos on 3 June, killing all 153 passengers on board...
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Lagos University name change triggers protests

Students at the University of Lagos staged a two-day protest over a decision by Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan to rename the federal institution after a political prisoner who died in custod...
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Striking doctors dismissed in Lagos

The Lagos state government has fired 788 doctors who have been on strike since 16 April. The doctors began their strike – backed by Nigeria’s Medical Guild - over the alleged failure of...
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Nigerian airspace goes satellite

Nigerian airspace has switched from terrestrial air navigation to a satellite-based navigation system, known as Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). The scheme was introduced in Lagos, as wel...
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Services to resume on Lagos

Train services are to resume on the Lagos-Kano route during the month of April, after floods washed away a section of railway track last year in Akere, north of Lagos in the southern Oyo State. The...
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Lagos hosts African Movie Academy Awards

This year’s African Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs) will be held in Lagos, rather than its regular venue of Yenagoa in the coastal Bayelsa State in southern Nigeria. The awards, which promote ex...
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Porsche launches dealership in Lagos

  German luxury sports car-maker Porsche launched a car dealership in the affluent Victoria Island district of Lagos mid March. During the inauguration party, the latest 911 sports coupe mo...
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Italy, Britain and Nigeria by James Walston

Not following the rules is fine as long as you succeed but when an operation fails, especially a military operation where lives are at stake, then there is inevitably a double blame – for th...
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Lagos Motor Fair

The seventh Lagos International Motor Fair is being held in Lagos from 18 - 24 April, and includes a special auto parts section from 21 - 24 April. The annual fair provides a forum for vehicle manufac...
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Lagos to generate gas from dumps

The Lagos state government is to begin the first phase of its Landfill Gas Recovery and Utilisation project in the coming months, as part of its plans to turn domestic waste into a steady electricity...
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Fashion Week in Lagos

Lagos hosts the second edition of Lagos Fashion Week from 7 - 11 March. Organisers Arise Media say that in addition to showcasing designers from Nigeria such as Frank Osodi and Bridget Awosika, the ev...
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Increased piracy off Lagos

The waters off Lagos are witnessing an increase in piracy, according to the United Nations. The UN described the pirate attacks as becoming "more violent, sophisticated and systematic", with ships car...
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Fashion Week in Lagos

Lagos hosts the second edition of Lagos Fashion Week from 7 - 11 March. Organisers Arise Media say that in addition to showcasing designers from Nigeria such as Frank Osodi and Bridget Awosika, th...
Lagos News

Lagos to generate gas from dumps

The Lagos state government is to begin the first phase of its Landfill Gas Recovery and Utilisation project in the coming months, as part of its plans to turn domestic waste into a steady electricity...
Lagos News

Lagos Motor Fair

The seventh Lagos International Motor Fair is being held in Lagos from 18 - 24 April, and includes a special auto parts section from 21 - 24 April. The annual fair provides a forum for vehicle man...
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Increased piracy off Lagos

The waters off Lagos are witnessing an increase in piracy, according to the United Nations. The UN described the pirate attacks as becoming "more violent, sophisticated and systematic", with ships car...
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Widespread lead poisoning in northern Nigeria

Gold mining practices in the northern Nigerian state of Zamfara have resulted in the deaths of 400 children from lead poisoning over the past two years, according to an international human rights grou...
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Boko Haram bombings increase

Human Rights Watch claims that the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram is responsible for over 900 deaths in some 165 different incidents throughout Nigeria since 2009. About 250 killings have been in...
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Goodluck Jonathan backs down on Nigeria’s fuel subsidies

Trade unions in Nigeria called off a nationwide six-day strike on 16 January after the country's president Goodluck Jonathan backed down by partially-restoring the government-sponsored petrol subsidie...
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Nigeria strikes over petrol price hikes

A national strike brought much of Nigeria to a halt on 9 January, with more than 10,000 demonstrators protesting across the country against the government
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Nigeria clashes with British Airways

The battle between Nigeria and British Airways over the price of tickets and landing rights, which has disrupted air traffic between the two countries for weeks, has been called off until the end of t...
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