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Satellite photo of Eko Atlantic in Lagos

The land reclaimed from the sea for the major Eko Atlantic development in Lagos can be seen in a photograph taken by a US satellite orbiting some 650 km above the Earth's atmosphere. The high-resol...
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Lagos closes fruit markets

Lagos state officials shut down the fruit and vegetable markets at Mile 12 and Jakande (popularly known as Ketu) on 22 January, over failure to comply with the state's sanitation laws. The enviro...
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Lagos tightens safety controls

Lagos to fine builders for breaching safety laws The Lagos State Safety Commission is to impose fines of N250,000 ($1,600) on builders who fail to comply with safety laws, in line with the government'...
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First phase of Lagos light rail by June

The first phase of the Lagos light railway line covering Marina, Iganmu and Mile 2, will be completed by June, according to the Lagos governor Babatunde Raji Fashola. Fashola made the statement on...
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Fuel depot explodes in Lagos

A major explosion took place at an oil depot on Tin Can Island in the Apapa area of Lagos port at 11.00 on 9 January. The incident happened as an oil vessel belonging to MRS Oil transferred fuel at...
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Lagos-Kano railway re-launched

The rebuilt railway line between the southern port city of Lagos and the Kano, located some 1,160 km away in the far north, was launched on 21 December. It saw the resumption of intercity passenger tr...
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Lagos edition of Monopoly

The city of Lagos is launching its own edition of the world's most popular board game Monopoly on 11 December at City Hall in Lagos. The game, which is based around the domination of the market thr...
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Mandarin to be taught in Lagos schools

The governor of Lagos Babatunde Fashola has defended the state government's plan to introduce Mandarin as an operational language into the curriculum of all public schools across Lagos in the 2013-201...
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Lagos crushes 3,000 Okada motorbikes

The state of Lagos has destroyed about 3,000 "Okada" commercial motorcycles which had been impounded for traffic violations following the introduction of legislation in August that restricted the vehi...
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Floating schools proposed for Lagos water slum

A floating three-storey school has been proposed for the Lagos waterfront shantytown Makoko by Nigerian urban architect Kunlé Adeyemi, whose plans would see the school constructed out of 16 flo...
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Lagos targets world record for brushing teeth

The Lagos state government is planning to set a new world record by organising 300,000 students to brush their teeth simultaneously on the occasion of the 2012 World Oral Heath Day on 5 December. T...
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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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