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Nigeria: Several passengers feared dead in train crash

Several passengers are feared dead as a train collided with a fully loaded high capacity bus. The vehicle belongs to Lagos State Government Staff in the PwD/Shogunle area of Ikeja, in Lagos State. Reports say the bus was headed inward Ikeja through PwD from Oshodi bus terminal when the collision occurred, as it tried to negotiate the route while passing… Read More
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[Video]: Thousands queue to bid farewell to TB Joshua

– – Thousands of mourners from around the world have been queuing to view the body of popular Nigerian preacher TB Joshua, who died last month at the age of 57. The influential preacher has been lying in state at his Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) auditorium in Nigerian state of Lagos. He will be buried on Friday but… Read More
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Nigeria’s government warns against protests at Lekki toll gate

– – The Nigerian government has cautioned against this weekend’s planned protests at Lekki toll gate in Lagos. The demonstrators are protesting against the reopening of the toll gate where security forces opened fire on peaceful protesters in October last year. The fresh protests, dubbed Occupy Lekki toll gate, are planned for Saturday. The organizers have widely circulated flyers urging… Read More
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Nigeria: Man falls and dies while waiting to board flight

A Nigerian passenger on Saturday slumped and died while waiting to board a flight in Lagos airport. Named only as Jude, he died undergoing boarding procedures at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. News Agency of Nigeria reported that the 44-year-old passenger was about boarding an Air France flight when he suddenly slumped. A senior police officer in Lagos,… Read More
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Facebook to open centre in Lagos to support small businesses

Facebook in partnership with Teleperformance, has announced the opening of its first Small Business Group (SBG) Operations Centre in Lagos, Nigeria, which will provide outsourced support to all English speaking advertisers across Sub-Saharan Africa. The centre will support advertisers across the region through its Advocacy, Community & Education (ACE) programme, which aims to build engaged communities who are growing their… Read More
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Nigeria: #RevolutionNow protesters clash with police

Security officers have clashed with protesters taking part in the #RevolutionNow protest in Nigeria’s commercial hub, Lagos. Tear gas was fired at the protesters as they tried to enter Lagos National Stadium. But they were kept away by security operatives who erected barricades. Heavily armed security operatives from the Police Command in Lagos are now stationed at the national assembly… Read More

In Lagos, the 1% Takes Stock

A burgeoning wealthy class is settling into one of Africa’s fastest-growing cities, attracting designers, world-class architects and a growing creative community that seeks to preserve its culture through art and fashion. Courtesy of Janice Robinson The Land Cruisers and Range Rovers began lining up on a steamy Sunday afternoon outside Tafawa Balewa Square long before sunset. The banking tycoon Otunba… Read More