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Nigerian startup helps local churches digitize operations

1:58pm IST

LAGOS Henry Okolo has grown accustomed to using his phone to stay in touch with God during the coronavirus pandemic. He uses an app every Sunday morning to listen to a virtual service in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos.  

Coronavirus fans flames of love in Nigeria's online dating scene

17 Jul 2020

LAGOS Oreoluwa Akinnawo is in his element. Lagos's bars and restaurants are shut and Nigerians are struggling to socialise. The pandemic is his perfect time to find a soul mate online. | Video

Nigerians face tough job market amid coronavirus outbreak

19 Jun 2020

LAGOS Mary Uzoma had never been unemployed until March when she was among those laid off by the transport company she worked for in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos. | Video

Nigeria's nightlife dwindles amid coronavirus restrictions

30 May 2020

LAGOS Sensei Uche has earned a living for the last three years as a "hype man" in Nigeria's entertainment capital Lagos, standing alongside the DJ in bars and clubs and whipping up dancers' enthusiasm. | Video

Outlook bright as solar energy keeps Nigerian homeworkers powered up

22 May 2020

LAGOS In a hallway in Lagos, Gbemisola Olowokere taps contentedly on her laptop. The 23-year-old says the corner, underneath a sliver of window, has functioned well as a makeshift office since the coronavirus pandemic forced her to work from home. | Video

Nigeria taps the power of music to try to beat coronavirus

04 May 2020

LAGOS Two dozen Lagos healthcare workers in scrubs and face masks rushed outside the isolation tents and, making sure to keep six feet apart on the bright green grass, danced and swayed as a saxophone and trumpet struck up the band. | Video

Nigeria reopens main cities Lagos and Abuja as lockdowns phased out

04 May 2020

LAGOS Nigeria began easing restrictions on Monday in its capital Abuja and in largest city Lagos, heralding the reopening of Africa's biggest economy after more than four weeks of lockdowns imposed to contain the new coronavirus. | Video

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