Women of Takalafiya-Lapai village (Niger State) are beneficiaries of Nigeria's Fadama II project. Photo: Arne Hoel / World Bank

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Nigeria’s Muslims applaud lifting of hijab ban in Lagos schools


 A leading Muslim group in Nigeria has welcomed a court ruling lifting the ban on girls wearing the headscarf in government schools in Lagos state. The Muslim Rights Concern (MRC) said the Lagos Court of Appeal’s ruling was a victory … read more

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Lagos Government bans street trading, hawking


 The Lagos State Government on Friday announced a ban on street trading and street hawkers with effect from July 1 2016. Speaking at a live interview session, the State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode noted that the decision was in line with … read more

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6 rules for wedding guests in Nigeria


 Wedding ceremonies in Nigeria are great, especially ones organized in the western parts of the country. While a lot of the celebrants are expected to observe certain traditions and follow certain rules, the guests are not spared either, as there … read more



Pokemon Go beginner’s guide


 Don’t know your Poké Stop from your Gym? Confused about the difference between Incense and Lure Modules? Well worry no more, Pokémon beginner, we’ll have you up to speed in no time with our guide to the basic information you … read more

Arts & Entertainment


Nigeria’s music scene becomes a cultural export


 Each night as darkness descends on Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, sweat-drenched young men and women descend on the megacity’s numerous nightclubs to dance to the latest hit songs. Much like the famous “Nollywood” film industry, music is now big business … read more


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LaLiga open second African office in Nigeria


 Nigeria became the second African country to be home to a LaLiga office, after South Africa. LaLiga president Javier Tebas was in the city of Abuja for the for the opening of the latest international base as part of the … read more