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Nigeria's Foreign Debt Up By 40% Under Buhari - Report

Nigeria's total domestic and foreign debt stocks as at June 30 stood at about $15.1 billion and N14.1 trillion respectively, the National Bureau of …


Nigerians run for lives in 'violent state-sponsored land grab'

Residents of Nigeria's Otodo Gbame fled for their lives when their shanty town was set ablaze to make way for redevelopment.Apprentice barber Monday …

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Nigeria: Arik Files N20 Billion Suit Against Nigerian Govt, Ethiopian Airlines

Arik Air Limited has filed a N20 billion suit against the federal government and Ethiopian Airlines over recent claims in the media that they were …


Nigerian Gays - Swimming in Shark Infested Sea

Gay marriage.<p>The consistent slaps and punches on the face of a young man in his mid twenties by the mob, gathers momentum and the passerby stops to …


Nigeria: Man Arrested for Alleged Murder of His New Wife

Stephen Akpata, a Nigerian who used to live in Australia, has been arrested by the police for allegedly strangling his new wife, Onyinye Eze, Bayelsa …


Can cities have compassion? A Q&A with OluTimehin Adegbeye following her blockbuster TED Talk

For 12 spellbinding minutes, OluTimehin Adegbeye gave us a moving, challenging talk on cities and communities — and who gets to belong. She spoke at …

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Nigeria: With Guilty Plea, Billionaire Kidnapper, Evans, Faces Life Imprisonment

[Premium Times] There was a graveyard silence in the crowded courtroom after suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly …


Alleged Nigerian Kidnapper Evans Pleads Guilty in Court

Alleged Nigerian Kidnapper Evans Pleads Guilty in CourtChukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and …


Nigeria: Another Building Collapses in Lagos

[Premium Times] A three-storey building located at 31 Ilufe, Ojo Alabama, Lagos collapsed on Tuesday morning.


40-year-old man rapes nursery school pupil by luring her with bread and beans

The accused, Kehinde Gabriel, approached the girl when she was going to a mosque with her sisters.<p>A case against a 40-year-old man, who allegedly …


Nigeria: Livelihood of Lagos Fishing Community Cut Off By Govt's Land Reclamation Project

Lagos fishing community.<p>For more than two months, the 376 households (about 2050 people) of Ago-Egun, a fishing community outside Bariga, a sprawling …


For MIT team, early entrepreneurial success in Nigeria

This group is building the infrastructure for startups to thrive in Lagos.<p>By Amy MacMillan Bankson | August 22, 2017<p>Nigeria has one of the fastest …


Nigeria: Govt Gives Wealthy Tax Evaders 90 Days to Declare Assets

Tax.<p>The federal government Monday said it had given tax evading wealthy Nigerians and corporate bodies 90 days to declare their taxable income and …

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The city that won't stop growing - BBC News

The city that<br>won't stop growing<p>How can Lagos cope with its spiralling population?<p>By Alastair Leithead<br>21 August 2017<p>The lagoon metropolis<p>A thick layer of acrid, blue smoke hovers just above the waterfront slums that skirt Lagos lagoon, filtering out sunrise and sunset.<p>This man-made mist that clings …


Is Nigeria’s megacity Lagos really the worst city to live in, besides Damascus in Syria?

Being better than Damascus, the capital of war-ravaged Syria, is not a very high bar for a global city.<p>But that’s the title given to Nigeria’s …


Nigerian Govt Hands Over Presidential Lodge to Lagos State

Nigerian Govt Hands Over Presidential Lodge to Lagos StateNine months after President Muhammed Buhari approved the handing over of the Presidential …


Nigeria: Govt Hands Over Presidential Lodge to Lagos State

Presidential Lodge, Marina<p>Nine months after President Muhammed Buhari approved the handing over of the Presidential Lodge in Marina to the Lagos …


Complaints Lead Lagos Authorities to Impound Motorcycles

Complaints Lead Lagos Authorities to Impound MotorcyclesOperatives of the Lagos State task force have acted on a number of complaints from the public …


Nigeria: Allow Babies to Enjoy Breastfeeding, Commissioner Tells Fathers

[Daily Trust] The Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Mr Steve Ayorinde, has urged fathers not to compete for space with their babies during …


Nigeria: Lagos Task Force Impounds 146 Motorcycles

[Guardian] Operatives of the Lagos State task force yesterday impounded 146 motorcycles and arrested 21 riders at the Second Rainbow area of Mile 2.


Nigeria: Ogun Sets Up Committee to Fish Out Illegal Drug Dealers

(file photo).<p>The Ogun State Government has said it will not tolerate any form of illegal drug dealing in the state, adding that it has set up a …

Nigeria: Hundreds Protest Against Rape in Lagos, Gombe

Protesters against rape.<p>Protesters on Thursday stormed the Lagos State governor's office to demand an end to rape cases in the state and across the …


Nigeria: Protesters Storm Lagos Governor's Office - Demand End to Rape

Protesters against rape.<p>Protesters have stormed the Lagos State governor's office, Alausa, Ikeja, demanding an end to rape cases in the state and …


Nigeria: Lagos Will Become Africa's Third Largest Economy Before I Die - Obasanjo

Lagos.<p>A former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday, said Lagos will become Africa's third largest economy in a very short time.<p>Mr. …


Lagos Airport Road Reconstruction to Begin Soon

Lagos Airport Road Reconstruction to Begin SoonState Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has said that the reconstruction of the road from Murtala Mohammed …


Nigeria: Lagos Airport Road Reconstruction to Begin Next Month - Ambode

[Guardian] The reconstruction of Murtala Mohammed International Airport Road from Oshodi end and the 181 inner roads earlier advertised for …


African press review 2 August 2017 - Africa - RFI

We begin in Kenya, a nation in shock after the murder of top Kenyan election official Chris Msando which cast a dark shadow over next week's general elections.<p><i>Daily Nation</i> reports that President Uhuru Kenyatta had ordered a speedy investigation into the murder of the ICT Manager at the country's …


Nigeria's Ruling Party Chief Denies Buying New Plane

Nigeria's Ruling Party Chief Denies Buying New PlaneFormer governor of Lagos State and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju …


Nigeria: At Least 41 Gay Men Arrested in Nigeria

[News24Wire] At least 41 men suspected of harbouring homosexuality acts were arrested at a hotel in Nigeria over the weekend, a report says.


Police arrest 42 gay men in Nigeria's Lagos State

More than 40 men were arrested over the weekend for homosexual acts in Nigeria, police say.<p>Nigerian newspaper Punch reports that the police raided a hotel in Lagos State on Saturday.<p>Same-sex acts are punishable by up to 14 years in jail in Nigeria, while gay marriage and displays of same-sex …

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