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Nigeria: Army Raids Terror Bomb Factory Near Kano - ABC News
Posted On 10/09/2013 12:56:09 by lagosadmin
Nigeria's military raided a bomb factory Wednesday where Islamic extremists were plotting attacks on the northern city of kano as Muslims prepare to celebrate a major religious holiday next week, an army general said. At the same time the leader of the Boko Haram terrorist network threatened more assaults "soon" using heavy weapons he said were seized in battles against the Nigerian military.[Finish Article ]... Read More

Lagos-Kano Rail Link Keeps Death Off the Roads - AllAfrica.com
Posted On 08/28/2013 05:56:33 by lagosadmin
Lagos — Travelling by train was millions of Nigerians preferred means of transport at the time of the country's independence in 1960. But mismanagement by the Nigerian Railway Corporation meant that all of the country's colonial-era trains ground to a halt within 30 years. A project to restore Nigeria's rail system was launched a decade ago and the Lagos-Kano line recently reopened. The Lagos train terminus is crowded with passengers as the orange train prepares to make the 1,126-kilometre... Read More

Nigeria, US meet next week over Lagos-Kano investment - The Guardian...
Posted On 08/27/2013 04:56:47 by lagosadmin
  The summit forms part of the Nigeria Expanded Trade and Transport Program (NEXTT) to improve trade policy, support trade capacity building and remove bottlenecks to the free-flow of goods, especially agricultural goods, in Nigeria. It will also build on trade and transport activities begun under the USAID MARKETS (Maximising Agriculture Revenue in Key Enterprise and Target Site) Project and on the export promotion activities of the Nigeria Expanded Exports Program (NEEP).  “The corri... Read More

Nigeria hopes Kano's ancient textile traditions can boost trade and...
Posted On 07/25/2013 11:56:08 by lagosadmin
For centuries, merchants flocked across Saharan trade routes to buy the deep blue cloth of Kano, a former emirate which in its heydays rivalled Timbuktu for wealth and scholarship. Traded for gold, ivory and salt, the city's indigo fabric became a symbol of wealth and nobility. Even today, indigo turbans are reserved for the emir's courtiers."The royal design is the most difficult, it takes two weeks to make," said Lawan, as she tied an intricate burst of spirals. "If there's even one mistake, t... Read More

Indian firm to construct hydroelectric plants in Kano, Nigeria - New...
Posted On 06/08/2013 04:56:36 by lagosadmin
Kano (Nigeria), June 8 — The Nigerian state of kano has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Skipper Group of India for the construction of hydroelectricity plants at Tiga and Challawa dams in the state, Indian High Commissioner in Abuja, Mahesh Sachdev has said. The total value of the project was not disclosed. Sachdev said: "When completed, in two years, these two projects would not only contribute 35 MW of power to kano state, they would also play the intended role in water managemen... Read More

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