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Flash floods wreak havoc in Lagos.

Flash floods due to persistent heavy rainfall have wreaked havoc in many parts of Lagos, with heavy traffic congestion along main roads and a slump in business for shops and services as customers stay...
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Many die in Lagos building collapse.

Numerous people died when a three-storey building collapsed in the densely populated Ebute-Metta area of Lagos in the early hours of 28 June during a heavy downpour. The exact number of casualties is...
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Nitel to be privatised.

The state-owned Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (Nitel) could be unbundled and sold as separate operational and service units under government plans to shore up the country
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Banking sector opens to foreign investment.

The new governor of Nigeria
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Lagos looks at rent reforms.

The obligation for prospective tenants in Lagos to pay two or three years
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U17 football world cup hangs in the balance.

Nigeria may be stripped of its right to host the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) under-17s world cup from 24 October to 15 November this year due to serious delays in preparat...
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Modern public toilets in Lagos.

Lagosians are to get modern public toilet facilities at key locations across the metropolis, the
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Lagos light rail project.

Lagosians are soon to get two light rail connections, state governor Babatunde Fashola has said. The promised services are the so-called Blue Line, running west-east from Okokomaiko to the central bus...
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Lagos gets new waste compacting station.

Lagos state governor Babatunde Fashola has officially opened a so-called transfer loading station (TLS) at Simpson on Lagos Island in a bid to improve solid waste collection and disposal in the metrop...
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Ilupeju gets solar street lighting.

Nighttime safety has improved in the Ilupeju neighbourhood of Lagos thanks to the introduction of solar-powered street lighting in the area. The street lamps have been installed by Private Networks Ni...
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Two die in Lagos building collapse.

At least two people have died after a four-storey residential building collapsed on Oderinde Street in the Idi Araba neighbourhood on 24 March, rescue workers have said. Roiughly 14 people have been b...
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Government overhauls energy sector.

The federal government has announced plans to end subsidies on gasoline and other petroleum products, which cost the country N640 billion last year alone. The move is part of a package of measures to...
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Congestion at Lagos port.

Cargo ships destined for Lagos are being diverted to other ports in the country due to congestion, port authority officials have said. Specifically they are being re-routed to harbours in the volatile...
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Teachers strike in Lagos.

Teachers at state primary and secondary school in Lagos began an indefinite strike on 25 February to demand a promised pay rise. Specifically they are calling on the state government to honour its pro...
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Nigerian films at FESPACO.

Nigeria is one of 25 African countries taking part in the biannual Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) in Burkina Faso from 28 February to 7 March. The Nigerian offering...
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Polio immunisation campaign begins in Lagos.

The Lagos state government has begun a campaign to vaccinate over three million children against poliomyelitis (polio) in an attempt to eradicate the crippling and potentially fatal viral disease. The...
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African Footballer of the Year.

The annual African Footballer of the Year award function is to take place in Lagos on 10 February, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has said. The ceremony should have been held in Benin in...
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Nigeria introduces motorcycle helmet law.

It is now mandatory for drivers and passengers of private and commercial motorbikes to wear a helmet and a reflective jacket under new rules to improve safety on Nigeria
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Ogudu-Alapere bridge under repair.

Work is to begin on 21 December on five weak joints on the Ogudu-Alapere bridge linking the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to the Third Mainland Bridge and Ikorodu Road. The repairs will be carried out betwe...
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200 killed in Nigeria riots.

Dozens of people have been killed and many more injured in two days of clashes between rival Christian and Muslim groups in the city of Jos in Nigeria
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Financial crisis affects remittances to Africa.

Remittances to developing countries could fall by as much as six per cent in 2009 as a result of the global financial crisis according to the latest migration and development report from the World Ban...
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Photographs of Nigeria.

Nigeria, through the eyes of a passerby
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Apapa-Oshodi expressway closure.

Motorists in Lagos can expect another difficult four months following the announcement of the partial closure of the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway on the mainland for construction of a new bridge. The traff...
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Local elections in Lagos.

Campaigning has begun for upcoming local elections in Lagos state. On 11 October eligible voters will be called to choose their representatives in 20 local government councils and a further 37 local c...


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