Every day, thousands of people move to the Nigerian city of Lagos. Many of them come from rural areas in the hope of finding work and a better life. But the swelling population is putting the city under intense pressure.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is well-known and liked in Nigeria, so expectations for her visit on Friday are unsurprisingly high. Observers are hoping for better trade relations — and a boost for women in politics.
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.
Nigeria is struggling to create jobs for its 69 million unemployed young people, while facing growing fossil fuel consumption. Analyst Sylvia Nwoko thinks focusing on meeting climate change goals could cut unemployment.
India, China and Nigeria will account for one-third of the 2.5 billion additional people living in cities by 2050. Rapid urban population growth poses challenges for sustainable development.
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