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· May, 2006

Stories about Nigeria from May, 2006

Nigeria: Google maps

Naijablog posts some screen shots of southern Nigeria from Google Maps, and an excellent ariel shot of the Niger Delta.

Nigeria: 419 hurting local entrepreneurs

Grandiose Parlor comments on Nigeria's “Yahoo Boys” and the detrimental impact they have had on Nigerian “entrepreneurs in and outside the country“

African football: No world cup winners

African Shirts points to an editorial piece in the New Statesman (to which he contributed) on African Football ….“African countries won't win this World Cup, or the next one, writes...

Up close with Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

One of Africa's most powerful women

Nigeria: Cyber crime pays

Jangbalajugbu-Homeland Stories writes that cyber crime really does pay in Nigeria….”We have wasted a lot of time. This is the time to take action against Cybercrime. From Government to individual...

Senegal: Immigration as colonization

“No Sarkozy! Immigration does not come from a vacuum,” says (Fr) Semett in a post on French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy's immigration policies. “With centuries of merciless exploitation of subsaharan...

Musings from Nigerian Blogs

A summary of Nigerian blogs discussing issues and topics ranging from corruption to wanted pregnancy and adoption services.

African Music #9

There is nothing like a local library that truly caters for the community. Wandering around my local library I came across a CD “Africa Remix (Ah Freak Iya)” and the...

Nigeria: Democracy and voters

Oro comments on the now debunked 3rd term project of President Obasanjo of Nigeria...”Now that we have successfully declared that Nigerians are interested in their own future and are willing...

African Diaspora: Victory for Sarkozy's Immigration Law

” [French Interior Minister] Sarkozy's immigration law [CESEDA] passed in the French National Assembly! ” says (Fr) Aimafrica . “For a country like Mali, this could be the beginning of...

Nigeria: Engineer wins award

Ethnic Loft reports that a Nigerian engineer has won a prestigous engineering award the “Total Excellence in Electronic Manufacturing (TEEM) award by the U.S based Society of Manufacturing Engineers.”

Nigeria: Balls of fire

Nigeria: A long and difficult history posts a piece on the recent pipeline fire in Lagos which killed over 200 people with some photos.

Nigeria: Obasanjo's achievements

Grandiose Parlor points to an article in e-life online magazine which discusses Nigeria's President Obasanjo and his achievements during his political and military careers.

Nigeria's Failed Constitutional Amendment

In the fourth quarter of 2005, reports began appearing in the Nigerian mainstream print media about a bid to have the Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, attempt a third term in...

Nigeria: BBC documentary award

Grandiose Parlor points to an award for a BBC documentary : This World: Bad Medicine, produced by Olenka Frenkiel in 2005. The documentary has won the Peabody award.

Nigeria: UK & the NHS

African Shirts reports on the story of a Nigerian woman who fell ill in London and needed a new heart. Unfortuantely she was unable to receive free treatment under the...

Chad: What is France doing there?

Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique asks (Fr) “What is France doing in Chad? In Africa?” and answers: “The day before yesterday, they waved the communist threat to explain France's presence...

Africa: Clandestine Emigration

Seckasysteme would like to see (Fr) “a summit of West African heads of state so that clandestine emigration can be uprooted and so as to find a durable solution to...

Nigeria:Third term dies

Nigerian blog, Chxta's World, is overjoyed by the death of the third term consitutional amendment.….”We are proud to be citizens of Naija, and it has been shown that we have...

Nigeria: Finance Minister's achievements

Naijablog comments on the achievements of Nigeria's Finance Minister, Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and gives her credit for the 60% debt relief from the Paris Club and reducing inflation.

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