Africa: Lagos State govt. reshuffles cabinet, appoint new commissioner for tourism

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced minor cabinet reshuffle, with the appointment of three new members. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Gboyega Akosile said eight cabinet portfolios affected by the redeployment include ministries of Local Government, ministry of Special Duties, Wealth Creation and Employment, Tourism, Arts and Culture, Home Affairs as well […]

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Africa: Lagos to give more attention to tourism, entertainment sectors-Sanwo-Olu

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The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has promised that tourism and entertainment sectors in Lagos State would receive more attention from the State Government in the year 2020. Sanwo-Olu made the promise at the grand finale of the “Greater Lagos 2020 Extravaganza” organised by the State government through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. The event which kicked […]

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Africa: Passengers stranded at Lagos airport over lack of parking space

A Qatar Airways Boeing 787 on Sunday filled with holidaymakers and school children returning to Nigeria was unable to find a parking spot at Murtala Muhammad International Airport, the country’s busiest airport after a nine-hour trip from Doha, Qatar. Tired Passengers on the flight QR 1407 got upset held up inside the plane which was in a holding position on […]

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Africa: Lagos to get international airport in April 2020 —FG

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The Federal Government on Wednesday in Abuja pledged to ensure the delivery of a new international airport in Lagos before Easter celebration next year. The government also promised to deliver a new airport in Kano in December this year as had earlier been done in Abuja and Port Harcourt. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, stated this in an interview […]

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Africa: Lagos, FG end 10 years war over Waterways control, sign agreement

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The 10 years lingering dispute between the Lagos and the Federal Governments over the control of waterways has come to a an end, with the signing of an agreement for cooperation by both parties on Monday. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu received the officials of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) led by the Managing Director, Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora, for the ratification […]

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Africa: Lagos has become one of Airbnb’s fastest-growing markets globally

Lagos

It’s unlikely that Lagos, Nigeria’s bustling economic hub, ranks very high on the bucket list of tourists who want to visit Africa. Unlike cities in South Africa, Mauritius or Morocco, Lagos is known more for its ever-busy business district than for any picturesque tourism hot spots. Yet, Africa’s mega-city, home to 21 million people, is one of the fastest-growing markets […]

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Africa: Lagos to become the world’s largest city with a population of 100 million

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Lagos is home to 22 million people. Already much larger than cities such as New York City and London, it’s adding 77 residents per hour as people move from less industrial parts of Nigeria. By 2100 Lagos will be the world’s largest city, home to between 85 million and 100 million people, according to demographers. Renting a tiny two-bedroom flat […]

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Tourism: Lagos launch 820 Buses with Free Wifi and USB charging ports on May Day

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The Lagos State Government on Wednesday 1st May launched the new buses under the Bus Reform Initiative (BRI) with free service on five routes, assuring that the development would redefine public transportation and make the State globally competitive. Specifically, the free service was launched across five routes including Berger to Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Berger to Oshodi, Oshodi to TBS, […]

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