The April presidential election in Nigeria exposed the fragile union in the country and shows the efforts made over the years to make Nigeria one has not been so successful. This was evident from the voting patterns in the Northern and Southern parts of the country.
On the 1st of October 2010, I made a few calls to my Nigerian friends across the globe wishing them a happy 50th independent celebration of the most populous nation in Africa.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
Okay the accent is suspect but her Yoruba is actually much better than mine!
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 […]
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