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Lagos: Metropolis in Nigeria
Lagos is the largest city in the Nigerian state of the same name and in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and one of the most populous urban areas. Lagos is a major financial centre in Africa; the megacity has the fourth-highest GDP in Africa and houses one of the largest and busiest seaports on the continent.


Bata is back: Nigerian shoemakers step up [Video]

Bata is back: Nigerian shoemakers step up

A franchise of global shoemaker Bata has opened a factory in Abuja, in a sign that the Nigerian government's campaign to boost domestic manufacturing is paying off. Nneka Chile reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:05Published
The broken lives of Nigeria's gay law suspects [Video]

The broken lives of Nigeria's gay law suspects

From beatings to lost jobs: men arrested at a birthday party two years ago, accused of being gay, say their punishments have already begun. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 04:14Published
#LagosIsWalking: a city bristles under bike ban [Video]

#LagosIsWalking: a city bristles under bike ban

Commuters in Lagos, such as lawyer Abisoye Adeniyi, are finding their journeys to work even more torturous in Nigeria's notoriously gridlocked commercial capital after a ban on commercial motorbikes..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

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Africa's biggest city Lagos locks down to defend against coronavirus

Lagos, Africa's largest city of at least 20 million people, ground to a halt on Tuesday as it and the Nigerian capital Abuja entered a two-week lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
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Lagos lockdown over coronavirus: 'How will my children survive?'

Nigeria's commercial hub and the capital have gone into lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.
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Africa's megacity Lagos braces for two-week coronavirus lockdown

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's announcement imposing a 14-day lockdown on sub-Saharan Africa's biggest city triggered a last-minute rush on Monday as people hurried to stock up on food and other..
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Famously boisterous Nigerian mega-city Lagos adjusts to coronavirus lockdown

Fear of the coronavirus has induced an extraordinary calm in Lagos, Nigeria's famously boisterous mega-city where streets known for miles of gridlock have emptied of traffic and eateries serving..
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Nigeria player killed in car crash, another kidnapped

nigeria player killed in car crash, another kidnapped
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A soccer player formerly on Nigeria's national team was killed in a car crash and another was kidnapped by gunmen while driving in a separate incident on the same day, their..
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Nigeria bans entry for travelers from 13 countries as it announces five new cases

nigeria bans entry for travelers from 13 countries as it announces five new cases
Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Nigeria is restricting entry into the country for travelers from 13 countries including the US and UK, as it announced five new cases Wednesday. The restriction will apply to..
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Lagos gas blast kills 15, destroys several buildings, Nigerian officials say

An explosion at a gas processing plant on Sunday killed at least 15 people and destroyed about 50 buildings after a fire broke out in a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital, emergency services..
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Nigeria housing: 'I live in a floating slum' in Lagos

Millions of Nigerians live in flimsy housing under very precarious circumstances.
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Africa’s biggest city has a Covid-19 case

africa’s biggest city has a covid-19 case
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Italian with coronavirus in Nigeria was not isolated for almost 48 hours

An Italian man who has been confirmed as Nigeria's first coronavirus case after arriving from Milan was in the country for almost two full days before being isolated, travelled through Lagos and..
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Nigeria's first coronavirus case came on flight via Istanbul, went to Ogun state: Lagos health commission

Nigeria's first confirmed coronovirus case entered the country on a Turkish Airlines flight that traveled via Istanbul, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health told a news conference on Friday.
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Nigeria's first coronavirus case traveled through Lagos before detection: minister

Nigeria's first confirmed coronovirus case was not detected at airport, and traveled through Lagos before he took ill and went to a hospital, the country's health minister said on Friday.
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Nigeria confirms first case of coronavirus in sub Saharan Africa

nigeria confirms first case of coronavirus in sub saharan africa
(CNN)An Italian citizen who traveled to Lagos, Nigeria's economic nerve center, is the first confirmed case of coronavirus in sub Saharan Africa, according to the country's Health Ministry. The man..
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Coronavirus travel: national advice not all of a piece

Should travelers avoid parts of the world near coronavirus hotspots? Or go - but then tread carefully? The official advice they receive may depend on whether they live in Amsterdam, Helsinki, Madrid or..
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Burning tires and sore feet: Lagos bristles under bike ban

It is dark when Abisoye Adeniyi leaves home on the packed Lagos mainland, weaving through cars and minibuses. She reaches her bus stop as the sun rises.
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Lagos motorbike taxi ban: Chaos as Nigerian city removes okadas

There are long queues at bus stations, while some walk for miles in Nigeria's commercial capital.
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Nigeria's women fight back

Women in Lagos are battling the threat of rape and sexual assault with free self-defence classes.
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Nigeria creates committee to tackle issues that led to U.S. visa ban - presidency

nigeria creates committee to tackle issues that led to u.s. visa ban - presidency
LAGOS (Reuters) - The Nigerian government has created a committee to address the issues that led to a suspension of U.S. immigrant visas to its citizens, the president's office said on Saturday....
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'Regulate Us-Not Kill Us': Lagos motorcycle taxi drivers march against ban

More than 1,000 motorcycle taxi drivers marched to the gates of the Lagos state legislature on Friday to protest against a measure that will bar them from much of Nigeria's traffic-choked commercial..
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Crowded Lagos to ban motorbikes from most of Nigerian metropolis

Nigeria's business capital of Lagos will ban commercial motorcycles from operating in large parts of the city, the state government announced on Monday, a move that could change the commute for..
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Nigeria: Discovering Lagos nightlife by danfo

Danfo is a way for party-goers to reach the city’s hot spots in an affordable way.
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Pipeline fire kills three in Lagos: Reuters witness

A fire on a pipeline owned by Nigeria's state oil company in the commercial capital Lagos killed three people on Sunday, a Reuters witness said.
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Nigeria orders release of detained activist, Omoyele Sowore

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Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Detained activist and former presidential candidate Omoyele Sowore will be released on bail, Nigeria's Attorney General said in a statement Tuesday. Sowore, who is the publisher of..
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U.S. indicts Nigerian airline CEO on bank fraud and money laundering charges

u.s. indicts nigerian airline ceo on bank fraud and money laundering charges
LAGOS (Reuters) - The founder and CEO of one of Nigeria's largest airlines, Air Peace, has been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice on charges of bank fraud and money laundering for the alleged..
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Nigerian Scam From Maximum Security Prison Pulls in $1 Million, Triggers Investigation

nigerian scam from maximum security prison pulls in $1 million, triggers investigation
Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) received intelligence about a "mega scam" that brought in $1 million and free reign for one man inside a Lagos prison. Hope Olusegun..
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Lion removed from house opposite school in Lagos, Nigeria

The creature was reportedly being used to guard a house in the Nigerian city of Lagos.
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More than 60 men and boys freed from 'inhumane' Islamic school, police say

more than 60 men and boys freed from 'inhumane' islamic school, police say
Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Police in Nigeria have rescued 67 men and boys who were subjected to "inhumane and degrading treatments" at an Islamic school in the northern state of Katsina, a police spokesman..
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Nigerian police free 19 women and girls from Lagos 'baby factory': statement

Police in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, have freed 19 women and girls who had mostly been abducted and impregnated by captors planning to sell their babies.
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Nigeria army accuses international aid agency of feeding Boko Haram terrorists

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Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)An international aid agency has been shut down in Nigeria after army bosses accused it of "aiding and abetting" terrorists in the country's war-torn northeast region. Military..
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Nigerian magician Babs Cardini: 'I want to be the best'

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FBI and Nigeria step-up cyber-crime investigations

fbi and nigeria step-up cyber-crime investigations
Lagos (AFP) - A global crackdown on cybercrime has led to the arrest of 281 people, mostly in Nigeria and the United States, officials said Tuesday. The FBI and Nigeria's anti-graft agency announced at..
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S. Africa closes embassy in Nigeria amid escalating row over xenophobic violence

South Africa said Thursday it has closed its diplomatic missions in the Nigerian cities of Abuja and Lagos following violence carried out against South African businesses in reprisal for attacks on..
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Nigeria's Tekno arrested for pole dance in Lagos traffic

He insists he was just moving from one location to another during the filming of his music video.
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Google Partners FG to Enhance Online Safety

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Man climbs onto plane wing before takeoff at Nigeria airport

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The school where parents pay tuition fees with plastic bottles

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