Posts Tagged “Nigeria”

AJALA: The Nigerian who travelled the World on his Bike

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AJALA: The Nigerian who travelled the World on his Bike

Dear Beloved Reader, today’s story is a very special one and it is on one of the foremost Nigerian icons of cultural history, the quintessential explorer. Europe had Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Ferdinand Magellan, James Cook, and Marco Polo, Asia had its Ibn Battuta and Zheng He and Africa had OLABISI AJALA. A very…

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Nigerian First Lady, Aisha Buhari, donates building materials to Internally Displaced Persons

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Nigerian First Lady, Aisha Buhari, donates building materials to Internally Displaced Persons

First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, yesterday donated building materials to support the resettlement and rehabilitation of victims of insurgency in Yobe State. Mrs. Buhari, who was represented by Hajiya Yabawa Kolo, delivered the materials in Damaturu to the state’s Deputy Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu. She said the materials were to assist the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)…

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RecyclePoints, a Nigerian Company that Wants To Pay Nigerians For Their Waste Materials

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RecyclePoints, a Nigerian Company that Wants To Pay Nigerians For Their Waste Materials

While Nigeria has seemingly stepped up in her waste management efforts, a simple look around shows that there is still much to be done. This has led to a crop of startups specifically geared towards innovative ways to rid Nigerian streets of unnecessary waste materials that threaten our health and well-being.   One such startup…

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Governor Ambode promises steady electricity and grants to Yaba startups

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Governor Ambode promises steady electricity and grants to Yaba startups

This afternoon, Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State visited Yaba tech cluster and made a stop at the iDEA Hub and then talked to entrepreneurs at CcHub both on Herbert Macaulay way. In the tech hubs, he met with startup founders and tech entrepreneurs in general. We were led to believe the governor did not drop any…

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Nigeria’s President is one of the most respected leaders in the World, UN Sec. Gen can Testify

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Nigeria’s President is one of the most respected leaders in the World, UN Sec. Gen can Testify

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for his war against corruption and terrorism. He also told Buhari that leaders across the world respect him for giving Nigeria a positive image.   Buhari’s Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement quoted Ban Ki-Moon as saying this during…

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Eko Hotel owner, Chagoury, sues FBI, US Justice Department over visa ban

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Eko Hotel owner, Chagoury, sues FBI, US Justice Department over visa ban

Gilbert Chagoury, billionaire businessman and owner of Eko Hotels in Lagos Nigeria has filed a legal action against the US government and its agencies for Privacy Act Violations. The case filed on Friday is the first to be made under the Judicial Redress Act, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama in February…

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Bill Gates Foundation moves to boost rice, yam production in Nigeria

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Bill Gates Foundation moves to boost rice, yam production in Nigeria

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says it is funding six agricultural commodities value chains with emphasis on rice and yam production to ensure food sufficient in Nigeria. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest private foundation in the world, founded by Bill Gates.   Dr Audu Grema, the Senior Programme Officer, Agriculture in…

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Cassava revolution ‘can solve’ Nigeria’s economic crisis

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Cassava revolution ‘can solve’ Nigeria’s economic crisis

Segun Adewumi, national president, Nigeria Cassava Growers Association, says the country can generate over N20 trillion from cassava within a year.   Adewumi said this in an interview with NAN in Abuja on Monday. He said that cassava, which is one of the most reliable cash crops in the world, could also be used to…

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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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