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Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, Visits Nigeria For His First Time

Written on September 7th, 2016 by
Categories: Science & Technology

A recap of the visit, from CNN Money: The Facebook founder visited Sub-Saharan Africa for the first time on Tuesday, touching down in Lagos, Nigeria. He met with local businesses and developers in an effort to understand how Facebook could "better support tech development and entrepreneurship acr...
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“A Jar of Cream is Not Just a Jar of Cream. It Can Change the World” — The Story of Shea Radiance

Written on March 6th, 2016 by
Categories: Positively Naija: All News Positive About Nigeria

An illustration of how necessity can birth invention, innovation, and success, Funlayo Alabi's story of building her multi-million dollar business, Shea Radiance, is that and even more. Her story is one of discovering how her products are more than just products -- they are an economic vehicle throu...
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Nigeria U17 – World Cup 2015 Champions – How They Did It

Written on November 9th, 2015 by
Categories: Sports

Although stoic on the sidelines throughout the U17 World Cup tournament in Chile over the past several weeks, head coach Emmanuel Amunike always had a plan -- and his boys executed it to defend their World Cup title. Proud of the U17 Eaglets -- they have now extended their record number of U1...
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Babatunde Aiyegbusi, a Nigerian-Polish American Football Phenom, Gives His NFL Dream a Go

Written on March 27th, 2015 by
Categories: Sports

Here's an interesting NFL (National Football League) story, concerning Babatunde Aiyegbusi, a hopeful to play American football in the United States --- without having ever played college football in the U.S. Ayeigbusi, a native of Poland, of Nigerian heritage (his father is Nigerian), stands at ...
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Nigerian Table Tennis Player Wins a Masterpiece Rally at 2014 Commonwealth Games

Written on July 30th, 2014 by
Categories: Sports

The 2014 Commonwealth Games are currently in full swing in Glasgow, Scotland.  In case you haven't already seen it making the rounds online, Nigeria's Segun Toriola, a table tennis player, put on a masterful defensive display in winning a point in a recent semifinal match-up versus Singapore's Gao ...
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Up Nigeria! Super Eagles Win Africa Cup of Nations 2013, to Face Tahiti, Uruguay, Spain in FIFA Confederations Cup 2013

Written on February 10th, 2013 by
Categories: Sports

The Nigeria Super Eagles have claimed their third Africa Cup of Nations Title -- their first since 1994 -- in an exciting clash against West African neighbor, Burkina Faso, in front of thousands in Johannesburg, South Africa. Sunday Mba, of home-based Warri Wolves, scored the game-winner off of a...
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A Granddaughter’s Memories of Her Grandpa Sam Aluko

Written on February 8th, 2012 by
Categories: Spotlight

Well-known Economist & Professor Samuel Aluko, 82, passed away yesterday, February 7th, in the UK.  His granddaughter Toni Aluko, shares her sentiments about the life of her Grandfather on her blog after a recent trip to Nigeria: Let me tell you about my grandfather… To most of the wo...
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With Tensions Mounting From Fuel Subsidy Removal, Religious Conflict, Nigeria Said to Be At “Crossroad”

Written on January 12th, 2012 by
Categories: Nigeriawatch

Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and author of The Price of Civilization, provides his personal insight and opinion on Nigeria's current challenges, difficulties, and opportunities in light of the mounting tensions caused by the fuel subsidy removal and religious...
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Corruption Perceptions Index 2011 Released, Nigeria 143rd out of 183 Countries

Written on December 1st, 2011 by
Categories: Official Fraud Watch - Towards Fraud-Free Governance in Nigeria

Transparency International, a "global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption", founded in 1993  (source), has published its Corruption Perceptions Index.  About this index: The 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index shows that public frustration is well founded. No region...
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Rapper 50 Cent’s Upcoming Film Renamed to “All Things Fall Apart” at Chinua Achebe’s Request for a Change

Written on November 21st, 2011 by
Categories: Spotlight

For those who have read or are familiar with Nigerian author Chinua Achebe's book, "Things Fall Apart", this is an interesting story. "It's a project that I wrote, produced and financed myself," he explained last year. Directed by Mario Van Peebles, it premiered at the Miami film festival in Ma...
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