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Lagos Carnival 2010

The first edition of the Lagos carnival is on 3-5 April. The programme includes a beauty pageant on 3 April, a children
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Unease in Lagos over late harmattan

The bad weather affecting Lagos in the last few days has led to fears of acid rain and there have been warnings not to harvest rainwater on the grounds that it may be polluted., a rel...
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New transport infrastructure for Lagos

New roads, a light rail service and water ferries have been pledged for the Lagos metropolis by state governor Babatunde Fashola at the region
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Hundreds dead in new Nigeria clashes

Hundreds of people are believed to have died in clashes near Jos in Nigeria
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Unliveable Lagos

Lagos has come fifth from the bottom in the Economist Intelligence Unit
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Lagos city hall reopens after renovations

The historic city hall on Lagos Island, the seat of the secretariat of the Lagos Island local government authority, is back in use after a restoration costing N5.2 billion. Built in 1968 as the se...
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Shell cuts Nigeria production

Royal Dutch Shell has suspended operations at three pumping stations in the oil-rich Niger Delta following sabotage of an oil pipeline on 30 January. The act of sabotage came just after Nigeria
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Nigerian cabinet to decide on Yar’Adua illness

The Nigerian cabinet has been given until 5 February to decide if President Umaru Yar
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Lagos to protect cultural sites

This Day online reports that a bill is to be put in place in the Lagos metropolitan area and state to halt the demolition of culturally significant sites. Deputy chief whip of the Lagos State Hous...
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Scores die in Jos clashes

Scores of people have died and hundreds more have been injured in clashes between armed groups in the central Nigerian city of Jos. A further 5,000 people have also been displaced by the violence, acc...
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Dana Air opens Lagos flights to Uyo

Dana Air starts flights between Lagos and Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State, on 18 January. The service runs seven days a week, operating out of Lagos. The daily flight leaves Lagos in the morning...
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Lagos hospital reforms

Boards of governors have been introduced at 12 public hospitals and health facilities in Lagos to improve public health care in the state. Until now the hospitals have been run directly by the state g...
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Taxi trouble in Lagos

Fuel scarcity in Lagos is making it difficult for taxi drivers to repay bank loans encouraged by a government scheme to help them buy a new car, according to a report. In May 2009 the L...
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Lagos to expand bus rapid transit scheme

Local transport operator Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) has announced plans to expand the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) scheme in the city. Part of the project is to increase the sp...
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President Yar’Adua health concern

Pressure is mounting on Nigeria
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Nigeria to restore Lagos-Jebba rail link

The Nigerian government has signed a N12.3 billion contract with a Chinese company to rehabilitate the 488 km railway between Lagos and Jebba to the north. The project is part of renewed efforts to re...
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Nigeria to deregulate domestic fuel market

Nigeria is to deregulate its domestic fuel market on 1 November in an attempt to contain costs and increase competition and efficiency in the sub-sector. The federal government can no longer sustain t...
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Nigeria to get wind farm

The Nigerian government has signed a contract with French wind turbine manufacturer Vergnet to design, build, install and maintain a wind farm in Nigeria. The contract is thought to be worth in the re...
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Nigeria makes mass arrests in bank loan scandal

Numerous people have been arrested by Nigeria
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?No music day

Musicians in Nigeria have declared 1 September
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New tax for Lagos

The new five per cent state-wide consumption tax, raised on goods and services in hotels, restaurants and the hospitality industry, has now come into effect as of 1 August in Lagos. Revenue raised...
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Nigeria extends amnesty to militants.

Militants operating in the oil-rich Niger Delta have been offered an unconditional pardon in exchange for disarmament and rehabilitation as part of efforts to bring peace to the area. Under the amne...
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Angola overtakes Nigeria in Africa oil production.

Angola has overtaken Nigeria as Africa
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie creative writing workshop.

Nigerian writers are invited to apply for participation in a free creative writing workshop in Lagos from 17-26 September. The workshop is being organised by Farafina Trust, a non-profit literary org...


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