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LAGOS (Reuters) - In a hallway in Lagos, Gbemisola Olowokere taps contentedly on her laptop. The 23-year-old says the corner, underneath a sliver of window, has functioned well as a makeshift office since the coronavirus pandemic forced her to work from home. But things didn’t start well. “I had major problems,” Olowokere told Reuters. “I have deadlines and things I need to submit ... and I couldn’t, because I didn’t have power.”. Nigeria’s notoriously sclerotic power infrastructure means fuel-powered generators provide at least four times as much electricity as the grid. Most locals have generators, but few run them through the day due to cost, noise and - a growing health risk since the ... Full story

22 May