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“Manuwa Avenue”, immersed in an intimate Lagos

In her newest ebook, Sophie Bouillon shares her ardour for Lagos, a West African metropolis the place she works for AFP. Between the strains, the portrait of a metropolis through the Covid disaster, and what it takes to stay there. “In the event you suppose you might be robust, come to Lagos. You will see. "As a spotlight of…

Lagos and Ibadan are now connected by train

The long-awaited line, the commissioning of which was delayed by the pandemic, connects the economic capital to Ibadan, a large city in the southwest of the country, and should have enormous economic benefits. The Lagos-Ibadan Railway connects the megalopolis with 20 million inhabitants to Nigeria's third largest city, with more…

Nigeria: a refuge for pangolins in Lagos

Nigeria is the world's most vital hub for the unlawful commerce in pangolin. It represents 60% of worldwide seizures in 2018, based on a UN report. This mammal is a uncommon protected species that resembles a protracted hedgehog coated in scales. Its meat is in excessive demand in Asia in addition to its scales for alleged medicinal properties.…

Lagos flares up, President Buhari’s silence shouts

In Nigeria, President Buhari is silent despite the outbreak of violence in recent days. The day before yesterday, police opened fire on young people demonstrating against police violence in Lagos, killing 10 people, according to Amnesty International. Authorities confirm the deaths of several people without giving exact figures, and the images of the violence have gone viral. On Wednesday, the curfew…

after a “bloody Tuesday”, the violence continues in Lagos

Nigeria wakes up shocked the day after a "black Tuesday", "a bloody Tuesday", as the headline of the newspaper marked by an outbreak of violence across the country and especially in the megalopolis of Lagos. In this large city, security forces brutally dispersed young people protesting against police violence and killing several people, according to Amnesty International.…

Lagos stock market rise

It's Christmas before its time on the Lagos Stock Exchange in Nigeria. On Tuesday, October 6, the index jumped over the thirty largest stocks by 5.7%, the second-best result in the last fifteen years. In the last month, the Nigerian stock market has been in good shape and has gained more than 13% as the country is going through a severe recession. Never before has the connection between the real economy and finance been so striking in Nigeria. As the country struggles with a recession synonymous with job losses and deep…

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