Like many emerging markets around the world, Lagos is generating more waste than ever. The population is growing and people are consuming more than they used to. Residents and authorities are struggling to keep up with the resulting waste.
Dozens of Nigerian football enthusiasts who were victims of a scam have run out of money to buy tickets home from Russia. The Nigerian ambassador has slammed them after they sought his help.
On June 29 the renowned Nigerian concert series once again hits Lagos. Its organizer, German-Nigerian musician Ade Bantu, sees Afropolitan Vibes as a venue for political criticism and a way to promote young musicians.
In the middle of Lagos young entrepreneurs develop business ideas and put together their first start-ups. But only a few will actually survive and flourish in this competitive world.
Plastic utensils, straws, coffee stirrers and cotton swabs may soon be a lot harder to come by in Europe. The EU Commission presented a draft directive to ban the single-use products in the fight against plastic waste.
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