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Macron visit: 5 things we learnt

By Guardian Exclusive
10 July 2018   |   3:30 pm
Lagos state government upgraded some access roads leading to the shrine within days of Macron’s arrival. 11-year-old Nigerian artist, Olamilekan Kareem, caught Macron’s attention by painting a portrait of him within 2hours.

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