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Burning tyres and sore feet: Lagos bristles under bike ban

17 Feb 2020

LAGOS It is dark when Abisoye Adeniyi leaves home on the packed Lagos mainland, weaving through cars and minibuses. She reaches her bus stop as the sun rises. | Video

RPT-Nigeria's contortionists go out on a limb for recognition

05 Feb 2020

LAGOS, Feb 5 Her family wanted her to be a doctor or a lawyer, but on discovering as a teenager she could contort her body in unusual ways, Nigerian Ifeoma Amazobi decided that would be how she made a living.

Nigerian artist makes dark skin prosthetics to boost patients' confidence

22 Jan 2020

UYO, Nigeria Michael Sunday is delighted, if a little stunned, as he admires his new right hand: a silicone glove-like prosthetic meant to help him return to normal life after he lost three fingers in a car accident a year ago. | Video

Pidgin perfect: Slang spreads message for Nigeria's 'opera queen'

14 Nov 2019

LAGOS Dressed in a bright red and blue robe and backed by a local band with an eclectic range of instruments, Helen Epega beats a steel drum as she declaims dramatically to an unseen audience. | Video

Wanted: Artists to live and work in Lagos, Nigeria

08 Nov 2019

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British-born Nigerian actor hopes black skinhead film will "heal" pain

23 Oct 2019

LAGOS British-born Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was taken into foster care by a white family near London as a baby in the 1960s. As a youth, the unthinkable happened: the black boy joined a gang of violent white supremacists. | Video

One-wheeled juggling: Lagos children learn new skills at unicycle academy

21 Oct 2019

LAGOS In a driveway of a suburban Lagos house, 14-year-old Kehinde Oguntokun juggles colourful circus clubs as he swings around on a unicycle. | Video

Uber launches boat service in Nigeria's megacity Lagos

11 Oct 2019

LAGOS Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc on Friday launched a pilot test of a boat service in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos to attract commuters seeking to avoid the megacity's notoriously congested roads.

West African slavery lives on, 400 years after transatlantic trade began

07 Aug 2019

LAGOS Blessing was only six years old when her mother arranged for her to become an unpaid housemaid for a family in the Nigerian city of Abuja, on the promise they would put her through school. | Video

MTN Nigeria debuts in Lagos in $6.5 billion listing

17 May 2019

LAGOS MTN Nigeria, owned by South Africa's MTN Group, listed in Lagos on Thursday in a 2 trillion naira ($6.54 billion) flotation turning the telecoms company into the exchange's second-largest stock by market value. | Video

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