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Nigeria announces lockdown of major cities to curb coronavirus

31 March 2020 The 14-day lockdown enforced in the commercial hub, Lagos, neighbouring Ogun and the nation’s capital, Abuja. Nigeria implemented a sweeping quarantine for three major states that are home to almost 30 million people in a bid to slow the spread of the new coronavirus in Africa’s most populous country. The lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun kicks in at 11pm …

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Nigerians take coronavirus precautions, but threat seems far away

18 March 2020 People in Nigeria are less concerned about the coronavirus than other problems in the country. But some fear the true case numbers are not yet known. DW’s Fanny Facsar reports from Lagos. I could never have imagined people in Europe asking me to send them hand sanitizers from Nigeria. But nothing is normal these days. In West …

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Lagos pipeline blast kills 15, destroys several buildings – Nigerian officials

15 January 2020 A pipeline explosion 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 said. Several people were injured and taken to hospital, according to Ibrahim Farinloye, zonal coordinator for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Plumes of smoke billowed into …

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Anger as Lagos residents protest against motorcycle ban

9 February 2020 A week after the introduction of the ban on the popular two- and three-wheeled vehicle, its impact has been widespread. Holding a white placard above her head and surrounded by a group of young people, Sally had a clear message. “All we want is for the government to lift the ban until an alternative is made ready,” …

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Rio Ferdinand and Lagosians react to Man U signing Odion Ighalo

1 February 2020 Manchester United’s former defender Rio Ferdinand is in Lagos over the weekend and he decided to judge the mood of the club’s fans in the city over the transfer deadline day signing of Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo. It was a case of mixed reactions. Despite the misgivings of some, coach Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is confident that the …

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‘Chaotic and disorderly’ motorbike taxis face Lagos ban

28 January 2020 Move by authorities in Nigeria’s business capital threatens ride-hailing startups Nigeria’s business capital, Lagos, will ban commercial motorcycles from many areas of the city, citing overcrowding and safety, authorities have said. In a move that could change the commute for thousands and threaten ride-hailing startups, the Lagos state government announced on Twitter that it would ban motorcycles, …

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Nigeria has a mental health problem

10 October 2019 One in four Nigerians suffers from mental illness, but help is hampered by tight budgets and a lack of skilled staff. On the outside, the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Yaba seems tranquil. But on the inside of this century-old facility – one of only a half-dozen psychiatric centres in Lagos, and the only one run by the federal …

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