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9 Oct 2018
Palpable tension have continued to envelope the ancient town of Badagry, Lagos State, as residents await announcement of result of All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries into the House of Representatives and State House of Assembly. A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who went round Badagry reports that people were seen in groups discussing the…
7 Oct 2018
It is curious that 2019 election politics has taken the steam out of the initial enthusiasm to commission a new multilateral facility at the Seme Border Post. A date is yet to be set for the official commissioning of the new facility. At the end of August, a step towards the opening was taken when…
16 Apr 2018
A suspected armed robber was arrested by neighbours of the victim while attempting to rape her in Badagry area of Lagos State. The suspect, Idris Yusuf, a truck driver was the lone robber who jumped the fence to gain access to his victim’s apartment. Report says Yusuf scaled the fence into a building at about…
7 Jan 2018
Sitting on the border between Nigeria and the Benin Republic and on the edge of the Atlantic, Badagry is a town with long, dazzling history and a strong tie to the trans-Atlantic slave trade. That sad episode in her history, however, gave her the opportunity of notching up a few firsts in the history of…
18 Sep 2017
This popular town is one of the most searched places when foreigners are looking for places to visit within Nigeria. Badagry is a safe, serene and coastal town, which forms the border between Nigeria and Benin Republic. The town is full of history and culture. It was a major slave port during the trans-atlantic slave…
14 May 2017
The Badagry People suffered the worst hit from the slave captors Badagry as we all know is a part of Lagos state at the far end where the Border to Benin Republic is.
4 May 2017
The sleepy community of Ete land in Oto-Awori Local Council is currently enmeshed in conflict over who the rightful traditional ruler is.
30 Apr 2017
Have you ever met a woman whose best food is beans? Bunmi is unusual. I mean after watching BBN contestant Marvis relish eba, every other day for 90 days, I never imagined a more awkward favourite food for a female.
27 Mar 2017
Badagry’s border with the Republic of Benin makes it a gateway between Nigeria and the West African sub region and an economically viable centre for the country as it generates the highest customs duties income for Nigeria till date.
30 Dec 2016
Sir: Just last week, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) ran an exclusive documentary on Badagry. This coincided with my first visit to the town. And amazingly the elders...
29 Dec 2016
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Thursday said that his administration would ensure that Badagry becomes the hub of tourism and resort enterprises in Africa.
18 Dec 2016
Babatunde Olaide-Mesewaku is founder of African Renaissance Foundation, organisers of Badagry Diaspora Festival, and its Door-of-Return ceremony ...

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