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· July, 2006

Stories about Nigeria from July, 2006

Nigeria: Missing Lagos

“Lagos,” writes Jangbalajugbu, “is a city that habours the hardworking as well as the lazy. The sane and insane. It is a city with different kinds of people from the...

Nigeria: Scotland Yard

Detectives from Scotland Yard have just arrived in Nigeria to help with the investigation into the murder of politician Funsho Williams who died last week in Lagos, writes UKNaija. “If...

Nigeria: Political murder

Even sadder and more depressing than the Middle East, writes UKNaija, “is the news of the brutal callous murder of Funsho Williams, the grey bearded affable engineer who had consistently...

Nigeria: Sheraton lobby

Naijablog is in the lobby of the Sheraton, taking advantage of the wifi: “Behind me, a noisy group of slavic-speaking men are getting more and more drunk and voluble. Prostitutes...

Nigeria: Fear of science

Of all the science-related fears Chippla has encountered, none seems greater than the fear of mathematics, he writes, among other musings on the discovery of the cause of malaria and...

Africans in Lebanon

Black Looks reports that an estimated 20,000 Ethiopians as well as Nigerians, Ghanaians, Sudanese and Somalis working in Lebanon, many of whom were trafficked there, are being “left to fend...

Nigeria: Diane Evans tour

Ore's Notes remarks on a visit to Nigeria by author Diane Evans, who she notes is part-Nigerian.

Israel/Lebanon commentary

“Destroying the infrastructure of Lebanon isn't going to achieve much. It would surely not make Israel any safer,” writes Netherlands-based Nigerian blogger Chippla in a

French-Speaking Bloggers on Rabat Conference on Migration

What Will the Conference Bring? Says France-based African blogger Le Pangolin, Du 10 au 11 juillet 2006, s'est tenue à Rabat au Maroc, la première rencontre interministérielle euro-africaine sur les...

Nigeria: Bout Malaria

Taurean Minx gets sick, and discovers the nasty way about drug resistance among the various strains of malaria.

Nigeria, Ethiopia: Lebanon evacuations

Ethioblog takes note of a report that Nigeria has begun evacuating its nationals from Lebanon, and is also helping Ethiopians, Ghanaians, Senegalese and citizens of other African countries to leave.

Nigeria: Transgendered woman writes

Black Looks posts a long essay written by a transgendered Nigerian woman, Stephanie Adaralegbe, in which she gives a horrendous account of a beating at the hands of some 50...

Nigeria: Power shortages

Black Star Journal picks up on a report in a Nigerian newspaper detailing how many residents of the country's chief oil-producing region, Bayelsa, have little to show for the rape...

Nigeria: Code Unread

Musings of a Naijaman meets London mayor Ken Livingstone at an anti-racism festival and comments on the banning of the movie The Da Vinci Code in Nigeria.

Nigeria: What's wrong?

Musing over a copy of Blaine Harden's book Africa: Dispatches From a Fragile Continent, Yebo Gogo asks what went wrong with Nigeria.

Nigeria: A PC for all

Grandiose Parlour writes about a the Computers for All Nigerians Initiatives (CANI), a government-private sector collaboration aimed at increasing PC penetration in Nigeria, which is currently only at seven in...

Africa: Lessons Learned from Mittal Steel

Lessons drawn by Le Pangolin from the recent acquisition by Indian-owned steel company Mittal Steel of European-owned Arcelor (Fr): ” Economic actors of developing countries can really change the world...

Nigeria: Presidential jet

Chippla takes a look at the case of two Nigerian journalists currently charged under sedition laws left over from colonial times after they questioned the cost of the president's newly...

Nigeria, UK: Freedom of speech

UKNaija makes a comparison between the loss of freedom of speech in Britain, where he lives, and Nigeria, where he used to live. He also mourns, unexpectedly, England's exit from...

Africa: Is Homosexuality a Religion?

France-based Togolese Blogger Kangni Alem reflected on homosexuality in Africa recently. Namely, he tackled claims by some on the continent that homosexuality is a heretic religion. In the process, he...

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