Congrats to Blessing Okagbare winning 100m & 200m final at commonwealth games 2014 in Glasgow.
ON SATURDAY, April 5th, South Africa was Africa’s largest economy. The IMF put its GDP at $354 billion last year, well ahead of its closest rival for the crown, Nigeria. By Sunday afternoon that had changed. Nigeria’s statistician-general announced that his country’s GDP for 2013 had been revised from 42.4 trillion naira to 80.2 trillion […]
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I recently stumbled on “African Girl” by Naomi Wachira on YouTube. It reminded me so much of my grandma speaking to me in Ekiti* (I barely spoke Yorba at the time), trying to pass sagely advice. The “African Girl” is a warm narrative of African values, as one generation would want to pass to the […]
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.
First Official Trailer of the movie 'October 1'. It's September 1960 and Nigeria's is on the verge of independence from British colonial rule. A northern Nigerian Police Detective, DAN WAZIRI, is urgently despatched by the Colonial Government to the trading post town of Akote in the Western Region of Nigeria to solve a series of female murders that have struck horror in the hearts and minds of the local community. On getting to Akote, more murders are committed. With local tension rising, Waziri has a race on his hands to solve the case before even more local women are killed. Looks like another great movie from the fantastic Kunle Afolayan.
Prime Minister of Nigeria, Sir Abubakar Tafaw Balewa, lands in London on his way to New York, just days after Nigeria gained independence from the United Kingdom.
US-based Nigerian writer Tope Folarin has won this year’s prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing. He received the £10,000 ($15,000) prize for his short story Miracle, set in an evangelical Nigerian church in the US state of Texas. The judges described it as a “delightful and beautifully paced narrative”. Mr Folarin was among five writers […]
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.