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50,000 Nigerians to Be Trained as Lagos Overtakes Nairobi as Africa’s Startup Capital

Lagos is the economic hub of Africa ( REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

As Africa’s tech startups and their founders go about creating disrupting industries or, in some cases, building new ones, they’ve typically tended to mushroom across three major ecosystems: Nairobi, Cape Town and Lagos. But over the past year, Lagos’ claim as the continent’s startup epicenter has gained currency. For starters, it’s the continent’s most valuable ecosystem with its startups typically ...

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Mobilemedics, the Disruptive Startup That is Making Healthcare Accessible and Affordable

Of the 191 countries analysed by the World Health Organisation for the quality of their healthcare systems, Nigeria ranked 187 only ahead of Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic and Myanmar. Everyday, more and more Nigerians are dying from mostly preventable diseases and injuries. Notably, the budgetary allocation for the health sector is not even enough to stem ...

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The Economist Says Lagos is Second Worst City to Live in. How True Can This Be? [OPINION]

Lagos is the economic nerve centre of Nigeria

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on the 16th August, 2017 published a global liveability report for 2017. The report served to offer a benchmark upon which the development of a city could be measured and to advise business corporations on the amount to be paid as hardship allowance— the extra income paid to an individual for working in challenging environments— to an ...

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How a ‘Group of Boys’ Raped 14-Year-Old JSS 3 Student Obiamaka Orakwe to Death

Who will save us rapists? Photo: The Indian Express

The body of a 14-year-old girl lies dead because a group of boys thought it was their right to take what she refused to willingly give them from her by force. On Monday, neighbours noticed an unknown number of young men scaling the fence that encompassed the home of Obiamaka Ngozichukwu Orakwe and her family in Abule-Ado, Lagos, in a ...

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Dele Momodu: Now Our Youths are Crying and Kicking

Dele Momodu with the Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari

Fellow Nigerians, I didn’t know whether to cry or laugh when I got a call early this week from Ambassador Dayo Israel, one of the brightest youths I had mentored in my own modest way some years ago. It was a plaintive cry for help after the debacle of a failed local government chairmanship aspiration bid and the death knell ...

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Epe Boys: What Kind Of A Country Would Allow Its Future Leaders Be In Captivity?

Who will rescue the kidnapped Epe Boys?

Today marks 42 days since the kidnap of six pupils of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe. And that’s less than a year students and teachers of the same school were kidnapped.  There have been reports on speculations of their release upon the collection of N10m as ransom by the kidnappers. But till date, these young promising students are still ...

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Third Mainland Bridge: The Lagos Icon That Has Set Nigeria Apart for 27 Years

Third Mainland Bridge is Africa's second longest bridge

Other than its beautiful architecture, the Third Mainland Bridge is popularly known for its high traffic record on a daily basis. And this is because it is an essential part of Lagos’ daily commuting. Lagos, Africa’s largest city and 5th largest economy with a population of over 20 million people, is mainly divided into the Lagos Island and Mainland. Linking ...

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Lagos at 50: Three Reasons Why Africa’s Biggest City Stands Out

Lagos, the city with its adjoining conurbation, is the largest in Nigeria, as well as on the African continent. Home to over 20 million people, Lagos remains the economic nerve centre of Nigeria and the economic hub of Africa. Lagos is the land of opportunities Ebi Atawodi, general manager of Uber Nigeria told CNN in 2016 that after only 16 ...

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In this Nigerian Community, About 5,000 Residents Have Been Rendered Homeless By the Government

The armed officials of the Lagos State Task Force who returned to Otodo gbame, a waterfront community in the Lekki area, on Sunday to begin fresh demolition of structures and shanties shot and killed one resident. The latest demolition came just three weeks after a wave of demolition, despite a subsisting court order, rendered an estimated 5,000 people homeless. The demolition ...

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There Will No Longer Be Yellow Commercial Buses in Lagos. Here’s Why

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday said he would banish yellow commercial buses from Lagos roads this year, Premium Times reports Ambode spoke at the 14th Annual Lecture of the Centre for Value and Leadership with theme: “Living Well Together, Tomorrow: The Challenge of Africa’s Future Cities” held in Lagos. Ambode said that connectivity was a critical element ...

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