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A country of great minds

It’s no longer uncommon to read about the financial crimes committed abroad by some Nigerians. While it’s only a few Nigerians who are involved in these devious acts, some have said Nigeria has become synonymous with fraud and email scam.

Another Election Year

It’s another election year in the most populous black nation and as Nigerians queue up at polling stations across the country, whatever happens during this election may go a long way to affect the country’s emerging democracy.
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Blind Aspiration

Meet Dr Ife Akintunde, a blind Nigerian living in the United Kindom. Ife became the first blind student to study Law at the prestigious University of Lagos, Nigeria and also the first blind student accepted to study for a masters in international relations and doctorate in politics at Lancaster University, UK. Posted by Dapo Osinaike on YouTube, for the full post click here.

Chinua Achebe: Nigeria holds funeral for author

Thousands of mourners have paid their last respects to renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe in his home town in Anambra state. A host of dignitaries attended the funeral including Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. The BBC's Will Ross, who was at the funeral, said that Mr Achebe was given a colourful, grand send off in his home town of Ogidi.
Tewa Onasanya

Exquisite Tewa

When Tewa Onasanya couldn’t find a single fashion magazine aimed at black women on the shelves of a shop in Essex, England, she decided to start one herself. The pharmacologist, who had no previous experience in journalism or publishing, rallied her friends for advice, and before long they were putting together the first issue of […]

Flying doctors save lives in Nigeria

Ola Orekunrin was studying to become a doctor in the UK a few years ago when her younger sister fell seriously ill while traveling in Nigeria. The 12-year-old girl, who'd gone to the West African country on holiday with relatives, needed urgent care but the nearest hospital couldn't deal with her condition. Orekunrin and her family immediately began looking for an air ambulance service to rapidly transport the girl, a sickle cell anemia sufferer, to a more suitable healthcare facility. They searched all across West Africa but were stunned to find out there was none in the whole region.

Is 50 years enough?

The BBC website reported news about the Nigerian Army’s recent arrest of a suspected militant gang leader along with more than 50 of his cohorts over a recent kidnap of oil workers.