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HE CAME TO D.C. FROM NIGERIA — AND CREATED HIS OWN AFRICAN COMIC-BOOK UNIVERSE

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HE CAME TO D.C. FROM NIGERIA — AND CREATED HIS OWN AFRICAN COMIC-BOOK UNIVERSE

By David Betancourt Roye Okupe didn’t read comic books growing up in Lagos, Nigeria. Comic book shops weren’t around. Instead, Okupe was introduced to superheroes through Saturday morning cartoons such as “Transformers” and “X-Men.” So when he set out to create his own Nigerian superhero, he thought animation was the way to go. That idea led Okupe on a journey…

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NIGERIAN ARTISTES DOMINATE LIST OF NOMINEES FOR AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS

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NIGERIAN ARTISTES DOMINATE LIST OF NOMINEES FOR AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS

The 3rd edition of the music awards, which is taking place in Lagos, South-west Nigeria, kicks off with jury members from different regions in Africa. Nigerian music seems to be dominating, as artists such as Aramide, Tiwa Savage, Shey Shay in the female category and Wizkid, Flavor and Tekno, in the male category, have topped the on-going…

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KADUNA WELDING FABRICATION WORKSHOP WHERE ALL WORKERS ARE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED

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KADUNA WELDING FABRICATION WORKSHOP WHERE ALL WORKERS ARE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED

By ISAIAH BENJAMIN Life comes with various challenges. While some take such challenges that come their way as stepping stone to better their lives and make something out of it, others allow themselves to be weighed down with them and allow themselves become a liability to themselves, their families and the government. At the sight…

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NIGERIAN CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS OPEN HISTORIC PEACE CENTER

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NIGERIAN CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS OPEN HISTORIC PEACE CENTER

Nigerian Christians and Muslims have met in the mainly Muslim north of the west of Nigeria to open the International Centre for Inter-Faith Peace and Harmony. The center is located in Kaduna, where more than 20,000 people have died in various conflicts over the last three decades and it was opened Aug. 19. It is…

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SOLAR ECLIPSE: NIGERIANS DESPERATELY WAITING FOR SEPTEMBER 1ST

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SOLAR ECLIPSE: NIGERIANS DESPERATELY WAITING FOR SEPTEMBER 1ST

Nigerians are now desperately waiting to witness another eclipse, ten years after the last one on March 29, 2006. Although this time, on Thursday September 1, 2016, it is going to be an annular eclipse unlike the event in 2006, which was a total eclipse, Nigerians are set to experience another spectacle. An earlier total solar…

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21 PLACES EVERY TOURIST MUST VISIT IN NIGERIA

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21 PLACES EVERY TOURIST MUST VISIT IN NIGERIA

OBUDU MOUNTAIN RESORT Formerly known as Obudu Cattle Ranch, the Obudu Mountain Resort is a ranch and resort situated in the mountains of Cross River. The resort which is a top destination choice for tourists, was recently rehabilitated to create a more relaxing and serene environment.   LA CAMPAGNE TROPICANA This beach resort is a…

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FACEBOOK’S 10-YEAR ROADMAP TO SUPPORT NIGERIAN ECONOMY

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FACEBOOK’S 10-YEAR ROADMAP TO SUPPORT NIGERIAN ECONOMY

By Prince Osuagwu & Geraldine Anunukem Social media platform, Facebook says it was ready to unveil a ten-year roadmap which will impact the Nigerian economy. The company’s Director of Global product Partnerships, Mr Ime Archibong, disclosed this in a telephone interview with Vanguard. Archibong said the roadmap would be unveiled during the‘Facebook for developers workshop’…

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NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY TACKLES EXTREMISM AND HUNGER

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NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY TACKLES EXTREMISM AND HUNGER

By Margee Ensign President, American University of Nigeria As the world searches for methods to keep young people from joining radical groups, and new ways to prevent violence and foster development, this university may provide an example. Perhaps our experience as a university in Yola, north-eastern Nigeria might add something to the global debate. Yola,…

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FIRST AFRICAN FASHION AND ART FESTIVAL HOLDS IN LAGOS

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FIRST AFRICAN FASHION AND ART FESTIVAL HOLDS IN LAGOS

By Mary Ekah The First African Fashion and Art Festival (AFAF), described by organisers as, “the greatest African cultural show on earth in the 21st Century, will be held in Lagos soon. AFAF ’16, described, as “an extraordinary demonstration of the richness, diversity, and vitality of black art- both contemporary and traditional- throughout the world”…

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AND THE NO. 1 SCRABBLE NATION IN THE WORLD IS …

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AND THE NO. 1 SCRABBLE NATION IN THE WORLD IS …

Nigeria is the English-speaking world’s Scrabble superpower. Africa’s most populous nation is home not only to the global Scrabble champion, but team Nigeria ranks as the world’s top Scrabble playing nation — ahead of the U.S. in second place. The Scrabble world champion is Wellington Jighere. He’s 33, has a soft voice, a slow smile…

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