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The Moral of the Story: Traditional African Folktales Teach Positive Modern values.

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The Moral of the Story: Traditional African Folktales Teach Positive Modern values.

AUSTENITE Debo was born in Nigeria and grew up on an oral tradition of African folk stories focused on simple themes of nature and animals. After finishing high school in Lagos, Nigeria, he went to Texas and got a degree from UT in theatre and communications. He managed an African imports store and put together…

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Masa – The Hausa Cake

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Masa – The Hausa Cake

Masa or Hausa rice cake is another one of Hausa delicious meals. It is made with what we call ‘tuwo rice’ in Northern Nigeria.   Tuwo rice is a special kind of rice that is used particularly for tuwo shinkafa.   The good thing about tuwo rice is that it tends to stick together with…

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SHEA BUTTER EXPORT IN NIGERIA; NON-OIL EXPORT OPPORTUNITY IN NIGERIA.

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SHEA BUTTER EXPORT IN NIGERIA; NON-OIL EXPORT OPPORTUNITY IN NIGERIA.

  Presently Nigeria is the leading exporter of Shea nuts and butter in the world with a total trade value estimated at $400,000.   Shea butter is produced from the boiling and crushing of Shea nuts. Based on the level of refining done and contamination present, shea butter is now classified into five grades: A…

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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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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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MEET WAFFLESNCREAM, THE CREW THAT PRODUCED NIGERIA’S FIRST SKATE EDIT

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MEET WAFFLESNCREAM, THE CREW THAT PRODUCED NIGERIA’S FIRST SKATE EDIT

Lagos, Nigeria is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Despite being home to around 21 million people skateboarding piques little interest amongst the city’s many denizens. However, that hasn’t stopped the young, scrappy team behind WAFFLESNCREAM from joining forces to spread their unique take on skate culture through their home city. Established seven…

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ROMANCE NOVELS BY FEMALE AUTHORS IN NIGERIA CHALLENGE TRADITIONS

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ROMANCE NOVELS BY FEMALE AUTHORS IN NIGERIA CHALLENGE TRADITIONS

Nestled among vegetables, plastic kettles and hand-dyed fabric in market stalls are the signs of a feminist revolution: Piles of poorly printed books by women that advocate forcefully against conservative Muslim traditions such as child marriage and quick divorce. They are part of a flourishing literary movement centered in the ancient city of Kano, in…

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TORN IN BAKASSI: CAMEROONIAN ON PAPER, NIGERIAN AT HEART

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TORN IN BAKASSI: CAMEROONIAN ON PAPER, NIGERIAN AT HEART

Cameroon took full control of the Bakassi peninsula from Nigeria three years ago as a result of a U.N.-supervised agreement. The transfer ended decades of dispute, but residents say they still feel conflicted. Many still feel Nigerian. The Nigerian national anthem being sung at a meeting of Nigerian businessmen in Kombo Abedimo serves as a…

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