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· March, 2006

Stories about Nigeria from March, 2006

Positive Nigeria

From its warm and friendly citizens, soccer stars, its community spirit, movie industry and musical tradition, ijebuman’s diary celebrates all that is positive about Nigeria.

Nigeria: Solar Eclipse

Ore’s Notes tells of a Nigerian lady’s excitement at seeing a partial solar eclipse in the city of Lagos.

Nigeria: Predictable Politics

UKNaija ponders on the relativity of time and seemingly predictable Nigerian politics.

Power – from youth to the sun – in Nigerian blogs this week

Musings from Nigerian Bloggers this Week

Charles Taylor: As the story unfolds

In August 2003, ex-Liberian leader, Charles Taylor, was flown from Monrovia to Abuja on board a Nigerian Boeing 727 presidential jet. Taylor had just been granted asylum in Nigeria as...

Nigeria: Solar Eclipse

Chxta’s World and Janada’s Blog present some pictures of the solar eclipse witnessed today in parts of Nigeria.

Nigeria: Starting from the top

Grandiose Parlor comments on “the anomalies of the Nigerian psyche: we all want to start from the top of the leader. Even when we can hardly crawl, we want to...

Nigeria: Growth of Christianity

Ethnic Loft posts on the growth of Christianity in Africa…”Banners for revivals, sermons and blessings dot nearly every street in Lagos, a teeming flatland of tin-roof shanties and rain-streaked concrete...

Liberia: Charles Taylor

Yebo Gogo reports that despite calls to arrest Charles Taylor and hand him over to the Liberian authorities, Nigeria is still procrastinating about the hand over.

Africa: We Can't Blame Everything on the West

Le Pangolin writes (FR): “So long as we fail to entertain critiques of our destructive ways, we will always be dominated by the West. Imagine for a moment all Africans...

African women blogging this week

It is that time of the year for those of us in the Diaspora, long nights and dark days in Europe set the heart and mind to thinking of life...

Nigeria's census – nearly over but could do better

There are great pictures of Nigerian census-takers on Edward Popoola's Jangbalajugbu-Homeland Stories but he feels the operation, while necessary, could be better organised. “We do not use the social security...

Jamaica: Commonwealth Games

Leon wonders why the 18th Commonwealth Games aren't getting more media attention. “Is it because the mighty U.S is not involved, since the Commonwealth games only include former territories of...

Nigeria: And it's Census Time Once Again

Nigeria is having another population census after 15 years since the last one was held. Unsurprisingly, the Nigerian blogosphere is buzzing with information and opnions about the national activity. Grandiose...

Nigeria: Progressive?

Grandiose Parlor comments on the Nigerian census and wonders despite 4 censuses and the widespread violence reported around the census whether Nigeria has what it takes to exist as a...

Nigeria: Vagina Monologues

Ore's Notes writes about her visit to see the Vagina Monlogues in Lagos last Thursday… Ore is not so sure about the call to reclaim words like “the C-Word” as...

Nigeria: Census

Nigeria's is presently in the midst of carrying out a census. Oro reports that by the end we should know “exactly how many Nigerians live in Nigeria — 120 million?...

Nigeria: Splashing out

Naijablog has a couple of nights out and about in Nigeria at an Owambe party .…”(‘come and show’) party. A big society woman was ‘washing’ her new upscale housing estate...

Nigeria: Oduduwa – Yoruba

In Odu to da Iwa, Jangbalajugbu-Homeland Stories introduces readers to Oduduwa..”Oduduwa is regarded as the progrenitor of the Yoruba race. In one of the stories of creation, Oduduwa is said...

Nigeria: Commonwealth Games

African Shirts posts on the progress of Nigeria's atheletes particiapating in the Commonwealth Games.…”I nominate Segun Moses Toriola for president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He's at the Commonwealth...

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