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Forest elephants: The jumbo surprise outside Nigeria's megacity

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:12 AM

Forest elephants are the shy relations of their larger savannah cousins and are experts at hiding; so skilled, in fact, very few in the city know about them

This handout picture taken on January 3, 2017 and released by the Omo Forest Initiative shows elephants walking in the Omo Forest, a home for elephants, northeast of Africa's biggest city Lagos. Omo, spreading across some 1,325 square kilometres (510 square miles) of southwestern Ogun state, was protected as a government reserve nearly a century ago. A UNESCO "biosphere reserve" of global importance, it is one of the last patches of pristine rainforest left in Nigeria. Nigeria's deforestation rates are among the highest in the world, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization. Handout / Omo Forest Initiative / AFP

Death toll now 20 in Lagos building collapse – state gov't

Mar 15, 2019 - 11:48 PM

'Twenty people were killed and 45 people were treated in different hospitals,' says Lagos State health commissioner Jide Idris

RESCUE. Emergency personnel rescue a child at the site of a building which collapsed in Lagos on March 13, 2019. File photo by Segun Ogunfeyitimi/AFP

Search ends in Lagos building collapse as anger flares

Mar 14, 2019 - 4:26 PM

(UPDATED) The National Emergency Management Agency has said that 37 people were rescued alive

BUILDING COLLAPSE. Emergency and rescue personnel are seen at the site of a building which collapsed in Lagos on March 13, 2019. Photo by Segun Ogunfeyitimi/AFP

Lagos street kids dance their way to fame with viral hit

Jul 01, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The 'Dream Catchers' are in a viral video dancing like double-jointed puppets in front of a battered red bus on wasteground

The Dream Catchers dance group pose in the backyard of their house in Ikorudu, a poor suburb on the outskirts of Lagos on May 29, 2018. The Dream Catchers dance group is a collective of underprivileged children from Ikorodu, a suburb in Lagos, and have caught the attention of superstars like Rihanna and Naomi Campbell. / AFP PHOTO / FLORIAN PLAUCHEUR

Death toll hits 57 from Nigeria building collapse

Sep 16, 2014 - 6:12 PM

A total of 131 people were injured in the collapse of the hostel which housed Nigerian and foreign followers of preacher and televangelist TB Joshua

TIMELINE: Ebola, a ruthless killer

Aug 02, 2014 - 5:59 PM

UPDATED Here are main developments since the worst ever epidemic of the hemorrhagic fever Ebola emerged in west Africa at the start of the year

EBOLA. This colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) obtained March 24, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. Photo by Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC/AFP

Pregnant girls freed in latest Nigeria 'baby factory' raid

Dec 20, 2013 - 9:37 PM

Southeast Nigeria is grappling with a human trafficking epidemic with a series of black market maternity homes discovered in the last year

42 dead, 100 missing in Nigeria river boat accident

Sep 28, 2013 - 11:48 PM

UPDATED Officials say the vessel was packed with far too many traders as well as the goods they acquired