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Rapper Cardi B arrives Lagos, Nigeria for music festival

Popular American rapper Cardi B has arrived Lagos, Nigeria ahead of a planned weekend music festival.The rapper, who announced her arrival via Instagram, stated how excited she was to be visiting an African country for the first time.She shared...

Firefighters battle market inferno at Balogun-Lagos, Nigeria (Video included)

Nigerian firefighters were battling two fires that broke out almost simultaneously Tuesday at a busy market in central Lagos, the country’s largest city and commercial center.Balogun Market, where the fires erupted, is one of Nigeria’s largest textile markets.“We have...

Ilaje-Otumara neglected slum in the centre of Lagos, Nigeria

 Don't miss the wonderful snap shots from the community Earlier this month a group of Nigerian journalist under the Journalist Against Poverty Initiative(JAPI), visited a coastal settlement of the Ilajes in the heart of Lagos State. The Ilajes are a distinct...

Court freezes Lagos state accounts over $27m graft

A Nigerian court has ordered that three bank accounts belonging to Lagos state, the country's main commercial hub, be frozen. Justice Chuka Obiozor gave the order following an application by Nigeria's anti-corruption body, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),...

Reasons why so many buildings collapse

Following another building collapse in the Nigerian city of Lagos, that left at least 11 people dead, including several schoolchildren attending a school on the building's top floor, we publish this report by BBC on reasons why...
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After arrest, Zimbabwean novelist decries state “chokehold”

Award-winning Zimbabwean novelist and filmmaker arrested at recent protests accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government on Tuesday of holding its people in a repressive “chokehold”...