Nigeria

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Lagos' megacity dreams are a nightmare for many working people

Lagos, Nigeria, is Africa's largest city and it could double in size by 2050. As city officials and developers undertake a project they say will make Lagos a global city of the future, critics argue that megacity gentrification is hurting working people. A new land use tax increase threatens even more strain.

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Global Politics

Geo answer

Today's answer is the city of Kano in northern Nigeria. It's the country's third largest city, by area, and motorcycle drivers there are unhappy about a new law that requires them to wear helmets. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with the BBC's Andrew Walter in Nigeria.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman interviews Nigerian afrobeat musician Femi Kuti, son of the late pioneer of the genre Fela Kuti, and gets him to answer the questions he himself poses on his new CD about progress in Africa.

Global Politics

Islamic militants in Nigeria

Islamic militants are to blame for violence spreading across northern Nigeria. From the Abuja the BBC's Ahmed Idris tells anchor Katy Clark that although the fighters do not have broad popular support, they are well armed and financed.