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Children play football in the Ajegunle slum. The building behind bears a warning that 'this house is not for sale', and that anyone who claims to be selling it is committing fraud - '419' in local parlance. Nigeria is notorious for its spate of '419' crime, which refers to an article in the country's criminal code outlawing junk email fraud. Such scams, in which foreigners are promised a share of non-existent fortunes, are estimated to be one of Nigeria's largest foreign currency earners.