Lagos State

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 …

Economy

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 …

Australian News

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 …

Airlines

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 …

LGBTQ

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 …

Crime

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 …

TED Talks

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 …

Crime

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 …

Crime

Nigeria: Another Building Collapses in Lagos

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

Nigeria

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 …

Crime

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 …

Cutoff

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

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 …

Yemi Osinbajo

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 …

Geography

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 …

Nigeria

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

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 …

Nigeria

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 …

Motorcycles

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 …

Pregnancy

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

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

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

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. …

Nigeria

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

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 …

Nigeria

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 …

Africa

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

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.

Nigeria

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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