The Embraer passenger plane crashed just outside Lagos airport's domestic terminal this morning
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Thursday 12 January 2012
A union representing 20,000 oil and gas workers in Nigeria has threatened to shut down all production starting on Sunday as part of a crippling nationwide strike over spiralling fuel prices.
Wednesday 11 January 2012
A national strike paralysing Nigeria risks "anarchy", the government has warned as demonstrations over spiralling fuel prices entered their third day today.
Wednesday 04 January 2012
Protesters furious over spiralling petrol prices started fires on a motorway and at least one person was killed in the unrest after Nigeria's government scrapped a subsidy that had kept fuel costs down for more than 20 years.
Tuesday 03 January 2012
Angry mobs of protesters stopped garage owners from selling fuel today while others lit a bonfire on a major highway in an attempt to thwart the Nigerian government's removal of a cherished consumer subsidy which had kept petrol affordable for more than two decades.
Tuesday 27 December 2011
Nigeria's main opposition leader accused the government of incompetence on Monday after Islamist militants killed more than two dozen people in Christmas Day attacks on churches and other targets.
Thursday 22 December 2011
An oil spill near the coast of Nigeria is likely to be the worst there in a decade, the government official said today, as slicks from the Royal Dutch Shell spill approached the southern shoreline.
Tuesday 13 December 2011
The image so often associated with Africa – a child with stick-thin limbs and swollen belly – dates back to the first televised famine, the Biafran war. The man who understood the power of that image was an Oxford-educated Nigerian soldier, Emeka Ojukwu.
Wednesday 16 November 2011
Christie Watson makes Costa shortlist only three years after quitting job to study creative writing
Thursday 04 August 2011
While many people may agree that you would need your head examined to drive in the wrong direction down a one-way street in Nigeria's mega-city Lagos, few expected to see it enshrined in law.
Friday 29 July 2011
A former Nigeria international appointed to oversee the establishment of his country's own Court of Arbitration for Sport believes age-cheating in youth football tournaments is still endemic in Africa.
Friday 22 July 2011
Friday 17 June 2011
Killed in 1967 aged 35, a major on the Biafran side in Nigeria's civil war, Christopher Okigbo had already laid a claim to be judged as one of Africa's greatest modern poets.
Friday 17 June 2011
A suicide bombing blamed on Islamist militants killed at least two people in the parking lot of police headquarters in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, yesterday.
Friday 20 May 2011
The narrator of this remarkable novel is Evie Steppman, a woman in her sixties who has holed herself up in the attic of her decaying house in Gullane, eastern Scotland, to write her memoirs. Evie, as narrators will do in books of this type, has a rather particular super-power: a faculty of hearing so acute that she can actually hear the past. She can "hear" photographs, and catch echoes of her childhood and even prenatal existence, in 1940s Lagos. "This is what I heard," she writes: "the vicious spitting of feral cats, rug-beaters thwacking, traffic bustle and crowds. Fat goats being let to market, their bleating disharmonious and afraid. Women pounding manioc."
Wednesday 27 April 2011
Hundreds of poll workers fled their jobs and tens of thousands of displaced Nigerians had nowhere to cast ballots as elections for governors went ahead yesterday despite violence after the presidential poll earlier this month.
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