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Lagos News

Nigerian German artist promotes alternative music Special

Nigerian German artist Ade Bantu is promoting alternative music in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos through a monthly live musical show he calls the Afropolitan Vibes.
Digital Journal Report by Samuel Okocha - 4 comments

Nigerian authorities uncover Iranian 'terror cell' in Lagos

Abuja - The Nigerian State Security Service (SSS) said in Abuja Wednesday that it has uncovered a "terror cell" run by Iranians in Lagos. The SSS paraded the leader of an Islamic Shi'ite sect Abdullahi Mustapha Berende, allegedly operating a "cell" in Lagos.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 4 comments

Photo Essay: Lagos residents ring in Christmas with beach party Special

Residents of Nigeria’s commercial capital of Lagos took to the seaside to celebrate Christmas with an all-night party and plenty of booze.
Digital Journal Report by Samuel Okocha - 7 comments

Photo Essay: Lagos Live Festival raises issue of content Special

Up and coming music artistes must work on creating quality content if they want to grow and succeed in music, says programme director at Goethe Institute which recently hosted Lagos Live Festival to celebrate its 50 years of existence in Nigeria.
Digital Journal Report by Samuel Okocha - 4 comments

Nigerian governor dies in helicopter crash

Kaduna South - The governor of Nigeria's state of Kaduna, Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa, died when the helicopter he was a passenger in crashed in Bayelsa, an oil-rich state in the southern region.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 1 comment

Nigeria: Ripple effect of Hurricane Sandy may hit Lagos coast

Lagos - The Lagos state government has warned residents to prepare for the ripple effect of Hurricane Sandy. An official of the state said experience has shown that when hurricanes hit the US, the ripple effect was felt in Lagos within seven to 14 days.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Late Fela Kuti's home now Kalakuta Republic Museum

Lagos - The Lagos State Government in collaboration with the family of the late Afrobeat icon, Fela Kuti, has converted his last home at 8, Gbemisola Street, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, into a museum, the Kalakuta Republic Museum.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 6 comments

Photo essay: Instagramized photos from Lagos Special

Many of us might be used to what Instagram photos, many from western countries, look like. But have you ever wondered how such photos capture the street scenes in Africa? Digital Journal picks Lagos to show how its streets look when Instagramized.
Digital Journal Report by Samuel Okocha - 6 comments

Nigeria: Lagos authorities demolish homes in Makoko floating slum

Lagos - Recent government demolition exercise in Makoko, a coastline settlement in Lagos Metropolis floating on the lagoon, has raised fears that the authorities may have finally decided that the over century-old slum, a grievous eyesore to some, must go.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

153 dead after airliner crashes into building in Lagos, Nigeria

One day after a Nigerian aircraft crashed in Ghana, a Nigerian airliner has crashed into a building in Lagos, a major travel hub for West Africa. 153 people are confirmed dead.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 5 comments

Nigerians narrate hardship involved in renting a house in Lagos Special

The housing deficit in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, has left residents at the mercy of landlords and agents who charge prohibitive amounts for rent to be paid in advance of two years. Residents narrate their experiences to Digital Journal.
Digital Journal Report by Samuel Okocha - 3 comments

Young Nigerians hustle it out on Kuramo beach Special

Kuramo beach, one of the popular hangouts for fun seekers in Nigeria's commercial capital city, thrive on the entrepreneurial activities of young Nigerians who sell sea fish, wine, sweet, chewing gums and improvised live music in exchange for money.
Digital Journal Report by Samuel Okocha - 5 comments

Nigerians fill streets to stock ahead of another round of strikes Special

Nigerians used the two-day suspension of a strike over fuel subsidy removal to flood the markets and stock up ahead of the likely resumption of nationwide protests and strikes that had left economic activities paralyzed.
Digital Journal Report by Samuel Okocha - 3 comments

Photo essay: How Nigerians crossed into 2012 Special

Digital Journal captured the variety of ways in which Nigerians crossed over into the New Year. While many trooped into churches to pray into 2012, some partied till dawn. Others, including children, celebrated on the streets with fireworks in the air.
Digital Journal Report by Samuel Okocha - 2 comments

Photo story: Faces of night life in Lagos Special

Digital Journal shows you different faces of night life in the Nigerian commercial capital of Lagos, providing insight into the socio-economic travails and resilience of the people.
Digital Journal Report by Samuel Okocha - 3 comments

Lagosians fail to stock up cheap consumables ahead of Xmas rush Special

Around nine days to Christmas, prices of consumables are cheap in Nigeria’s commercial city of Lagos. But lack of storage facilities is making many Lagosians not stock up on the items whose prices are expected to rise in the thick of the holidays.
Digital Journal Report by Samuel Okocha - 3 comments

Photo essay: Eyo festival 2011 held amidst mixed grills in Lagos Special

The Yoruba people of Lagos Island, South West Nigeria treated tourists and residents of the commercial city to this year’s Eyo festival, held in memory of a diseased indigene who has contributed to the progress of the state. The festival has taboos.
Digital Journal Report by Samuel Okocha

From Africa with a love of news: Profile of a Digital Journalist Special

How does an African journalist share news from his small community? In this profile of Digital Journalist Samuel Okocha, you'll get a peek into the passion behind a multi-media reporter tracking stories from Lagos, Nigeria.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 8 comments

Businesses resume in full swing on Lagos streets after holidays Special

Local business have picked up in Nigeria's commercial nerve centre of Lagos after the Eid-el fitr celebrations - a Muslim festival ending a month-long fast known as Ramadan.
Digital Journal Report by Samuel Okocha - 2 comments

Nigerians besiege banks ahead of a Muslim festival Eid el fitr Special

Lagos - Nigerians besieged banks, queuing up for last minute financial transactions ahead of Tuesday and Wednesday public holidays courtesy of Eid el fitr - a Muslim festival - which marks the end of a month-long fasting called Ramadan.
Digital Journal Report by Samuel Okocha

Photo story: The Lagos 'mixed bag' Special

Lagos - Lagos is one of the most populous and fastest growing cities in Africa. With its traffic, its green project, unpredictable daily street dramas and dirt, the Nigerian commercial hub is a 'mixed bag' of sort.
Digital Journal Report by Samuel Okocha - 5 comments

Lagos to replace Cairo as Africa's largest city

Nigeria’s commercial capital city of Lagos will replace Cairo in Egypt as Africa’s largest city, says a UN report. With a projected 12.4 million inhabitants in 2015, Lagos would overtake the Egyptian capital which currently has 11 million inhabitants.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha - 1 comment

Nigeria: Ladies go for male hair dressers Special

Female customers prefer male hair dressers to make their hair rather than going for ladies, an owner of a hair dressing business in the Mushin area of Lagos, South West Nigeria said. She said the trend has helped her make more profits.
Digital Journal Report by Samuel Okocha

Profile: Mama Alhaja Uthman of Burnaby's Lagos Corner Special

Burnaby - To many Nigerians and other Africans living in the BC suburban cities of Burnaby and New Westminster, she is simply known as Mama (Mother).
Digital Journal Report by Gibril Koroma

Street pictures of Nigeria's golden jubilee celebration Special

In spite of the apathy expressed by some Nigerians, many citizens took to the streets of Lagos with clothes and accessories in the colours of the national flag to celebrate the independence of Africa’s most populous country form Britain in 1960.
Digital Journal Report by Samuel Okocha

Young entrepreneurs count gains on Nigeria's golden jubilee Special

Young entrepreneurs in the Nigerian commercial capital of Lagos were full of smiles as they recorded huge profits as Africa's most populous country celebrated her independence from Britain 50 years ago.
Digital Journal Report by Samuel Okocha

34 Lives Claimed In Lagos Pipeline Explosion

After a blast of a petrol pipeline has exploded, the lives of thirty four people have been claimed in Lagos, Nigeria. According to officials, the thirty four caught in the blast had burned to death.
In the Media by Can Tran - 1 comment
 

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Crowd in party mood at the Lagos bar beach
Crowd in party mood at the Lagos bar beach
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Nigerian German musician Ade Bantu and other members of the group Bantu perfoming on stage at the La...
Nigerian German musician Ade Bantu and other members of the group Bantu perfoming on stage at the Lagos Live Festival held at the Freedom Park.
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Photographers capture moments on stage as artistes perform at the Lagos Live Festival
Photographers capture moments on stage as artistes perform at the Lagos Live Festival
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A young man hawking snacks while people wait for turn in a bus stop in Lagos.
A young man hawking snacks while people wait for turn in a bus stop in Lagos.
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Band boys entertaining visitors with live music at the Kuramo beach
Band boys entertaining visitors with live music at the Kuramo beach
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A road side market on the last day of Ramadan in Lagos.
A road side market on the last day of Ramadan in Lagos.
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A tea seller in a morning business under a bridge in Lagos
A tea seller in a morning business under a bridge in Lagos
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Christmas decorations at the tarred section of the bar beach backing party people on the night of th...
Christmas decorations at the tarred section of the bar beach backing party people on the night of the 25th of December, Christmas day in Lagos, Nigeria.
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Consumables are cheap now. For instance  prices of onions range from a little above $2 for a basket ...
Consumables are cheap now. For instance, prices of onions range from a little above $2 for a basket to 30 Cents for the smallest sized container.
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A usually busy street in lagos deserted on Tuesday  the first day of Muslims  Eid-el fitr celebratio...
A usually busy street in lagos deserted on Tuesday, the first day of Muslims' Eid-el fitr celebrations
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A young boy with a fire cracker
A young boy with a fire cracker
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School children taking time out on their way home to watch something of interest- a road show of sor...
School children taking time out on their way home to watch something of interest- a road show of sort.
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A lady being attended to after her eye screening
A lady being attended to after her eye screening
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A hawker at Kuramo beach  Lagos
A hawker at Kuramo beach, Lagos
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Nigerians going home after close of work in lagos with traffic
Nigerians going home after close of work in lagos with traffic
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A small power generating set used by many low income earners in Lagos. In this picture  it is used f...
A small power generating set used by many low income earners in Lagos. In this picture, it is used for a road side phone business.
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Close-up shot on another a reveler catching a nap following a beer session at the bar beach concert ...
Close-up shot on another a reveler catching a nap following a beer session at the bar beach concert in Lagos.
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Women are economically active in the night life of Lagos as seen in this photo of a woman selling ro...
Women are economically active in the night life of Lagos as seen in this photo of a woman selling roasted yam at night.
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In this photo  a cross section of the audience enjoys the drama piece performed by members of the Ga...
In this photo, a cross section of the audience enjoys the drama piece performed by members of the Garmany based Flinn Theatre group at the Freedom Park in Lagos.
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Masquerades of the Eyo festival comng out of the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos
Masquerades of the Eyo festival comng out of the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos
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