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Beggars and hawkers banned in Nigeria’s Lagos state

– – Street begging and hawking has been banned in Nigeria’s Lagos state as officials make efforts to bring an end to the menace. A special taskforce has now been formed by the state authorities to ensure that beggars and hawkers do not roam the streets. Authorities have linked the activities of some of the beggars and hawkers to crime… Read More
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[Video]: Nigerian soldiers shoot at unarmed #EndSARS protesters

– – Nigerian soldiers on Tuesday reportedly opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate, Lagos State. Local media reported that there have been deaths and several protesters sustaining injuries during the shootout. The state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had declared a 24-hour curfew following alleged violence that greeted the #EndSARS protest in the state. Some of the… Read More
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Can Uber’s boat service fix Nigeria’s traffic crisis?

On Friday global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc launched a pilot test of a boat service in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos. It was meant to attract commuters seeking to avoid the notorious heavy traffic situation in the populated and congested commercial city. Called the UberBOAT, the waterway service is operated in partnership with local boat operator Texas Connection Ferries and… Read More