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Made in America – the Nigerian Way

In February, Kim Kardashian co-hosted a concert held by big-name local musician Dare Art Alade, and she reportedly collected US $500,000 for her 45-minute stay in Lagos. I was not shocked when I heard of the visit. What bothered me was that some genius in the Lagos State Government thought she was worth that much money for that little work.
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Dr Samuel Achilefu receives prestigious St. Louis Award

On Jan. 14, Achilefu’s mother, wife and two teenage children watched as the scientist received the St. Louis Award at the Eric P. Newman Education Center. The honor, awarded almost every year since 1932, recognises area residents whose achievements reflect positively on the community. Achilefu was recognised for leading a team that developed high-tech goggles […]

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.
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Our Adesina Family… Again!

Having begun my journey with ‘the Adesinas’ on a less than enthusiastic note, I must admit I fully expected to be even less impressed by the end of the series. So was I impressed or not? I confess I am still undecided, but what I do know is this – I fell in love with […]

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.
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Meet Esther Okade, the 10-year-old maths genius

At first glance Esther Okade seems like a normal 10-year-old. She loves dressing up as Elsa from “Frozen,” playing with Barbie dolls and going to the park or shopping. But what makes the British-Nigerian youngster stand out is the fact that she’s also a university undergraduate. Esther, from Walsall, an industrial town in the UK’s […]