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· September, 2006

Stories about Nigeria from September, 2006

Nigeria: Vice-President in self-denial

Aba Boy argues that the Nigerian Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, is in self denial: “His fight to clear his name has led a few to believe that his denial is taking...

Nigeria: corruption in high places

Oloniyi David Ajao writes about corruption in high places in Nigeria, “Accusations have been that the Vice President is corrupt, and should not be allowed to stand as president in...

Africa: renewable technologies

Africa Unchained writes, “Karekezi, S…surveys (PDF) the dissemination of renewable technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa…and attempts to evaluate the potential for these technologies to meet the energy needs of Africa’s poor…“

Nigeria: documentary on former Nigerian military ruler

Naija Blog posts a link to IBB, a documentary about the former Nigerian military ruler, General Ibrahim Babandiga (IBB).

Africa: Africans ahead of rest of the world

Ethan offers four areas where Africa is leading the rest of the world.

West Africa: this year's rain has killed thousands

Black Looks reports that flash floods have left thousands of people homeless in West Africa.

Africa: Moving on from the digital indaba

Meskel Square on “Moving on from the Digital Indaba“: “Overall it was a huge success. One way of judging that is to look at all the discussions that are still...

Nigeria: Nollywood Movie Premiere

Hollywood. Bollywood. What about Nollywood?

Africa: dumping site for toxic waste

Grandiose Parlor asks whether Africa is a dumping site for global toxic waste: “The use of Africa as a dumping site for hazardous waste from industrialized nations is old news....

Nigeria: former military dictator to run for presidency?

A cancer to return to the heart of Nigeria?, asks Black Star Journal: “I guess this begs the question: is the development of democracy in Nigeria so stunted that in...

Nigeria: remembering Mrs Ekpo

Black Looks remembers Mrs Margaret Ekpo, “Mrs Ekpo, along with the late Fumilayo Ransome Kuti, was one of Nigeria’s most ardent political activists and campaigners for women’s rights.”

Africa: kings of Africa

Kings of Africa is an online photography exhibition, via A Pattern Tub.

Africa: digital citizen indaba controversy

It is most likely that the organizers of the Digital Citizen Indaba on Blogging in South Africa did not anticipate the controversy that has dominated the African blogosphere for about...

Telecoms a lucrative business in Nigeria

Naija to the Core writes about telecommunication sector in Nigeria: “About 6 years ago, the GSM craze was on and Nigeria was still developing and setting up the infrastructure to...

Lagos Book and Art Festival

Cora has news and photos from the 8th Lagos Book and Art Festival (September 15 -17, 2006).

Nigeria's presidency 2007

The candidacy for Nigeria's presidency 2007 is a hot topic in the Africa's most populous nation. Nigerian Politics writes, “Ambassador Babagana Kingibe’s declaration to vie for the presidential ticket of...

Pope, prophet, and violence

Following the controversy resulting from a speech delivered by Pope Benedict XVI, Chipla asks, “Why is the Prophet Mohammed above public intellectual debate anywhere in the world. Why are Muslims...

African album covers

Benn Loxo asked its readers to submit their favorite African album covers: “After yesterday’s post Benn loxo listener, Michael, was the first to send in his favourite African LP covers.”...

Africa: New publishing ventures

Two publishing ventures in South Africa and in Nigeria aim to publish writings by Africans for local markets, reports African Women's Blog.

Nigeria, Books, War and Conflict

A new book, Half of a Yellow Sun, prompts The World According to Adaure to remember the Biafran War in Nigeria.

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