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· October, 2006

Stories about Nigeria from October, 2006

Nigeria: poor air safety growing cause of concern

Following the plane crash in Nigeria last week, Ore's Notes lists other recent plane crashes in the country, “Nigerians may have been deemed the “happiest people in the world”, but...

Nigeria: restoring Nigerian image

Grandiose Parlor on Nigeria's problems, “Now, some might ask, with such huge revenue from oil and gas why does the country not receive a proportionate and favorable coverage. Why are...

Nigeria: world-class Nigerian fashion magazine

Dipotepede is humbled after finding out that the editor of Haute, a world-class fashion magazine featuring works of Nigerian designers all around the world, is only 21 years old, ”...

Nigeria: latest on Nigerian stock exchange

Latest on the Nigerian stock exchange from StockMarketNigeria, “Last week was not a too impressive week as the all share index of the Nigerian Stock Exchange dipped by 2 percent....

Nigeria/Cameroon: new African film available online

Collaboration between Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry, and Cameroon's English language film industry has produced a new film, Before the Sunrise. Scribbles from the Den writes about it: “Before the...

Nigeria: $380 billion stolen since independence

Akin writes about emblezzement of public money in Nigeria, “Strangely, none of the Nigerian blogs I visit daily seemed to have picked up on this issue that Nigerian leaders have...

Nigeria: Africa Salsa Congress

Africans love salsa! Naija Blog announces that Africa Salsa Congress will take place in Nigeria.

Nigeria: economic benefits of railway transportation

StockmarketNigeria discusses the economic benefits of railway transportation in Nigeria: “The resuscitation of rail transportation in Nigeria had only been more of a political promise since the exit of the...

Nigeria: ICT literacy condition for political leadership

“As the political terrain gains momentum for the 2007 general election in the country, the immediate past-president of the Information Technology Association of Nigeria (ITAN), Mr. Chris Uwaje, has said...

Nigeria: bloodshed in Niger Delta

Black Looks has an article about bloodshed and the politics of Niger Delta, Nigeria, “Barely six weeks after President Obasanjo ordered his military commanders in the Niger Delta to return...

Africa: Jay-Z social activism in Africa

Ethnicloft writes about Jay-Z's musical tour in Africa, “Shawn Carter (aka Jay-Z, on horse back in photo) is making waves in Africa. He has been using his musical tour of...

Nigeria: Tribute Fela Kuti

Felabration, similar to Felaversation, is a series of posts about Nigeria's Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti: Felabration, Fela's pictures that speak thousands words, Afrobeat Academy, Spirits of Fire Dance, Gen X...

Nigeria: the culture of corruption

Grandiose Parlor thinks Naija Blog simplified and over-dramatized the corruption phenomenon in Nigeria: For example, the blog states “If you go into public office and don’t come out rich, you...

Nigeria: culture of corruption

Naija Blog writes about the culture of corruption in Nigeria: “There was an interesting passage by one of the better This Day journalists, Simon Kolawole, in This Day yesterday (on...

Africa: rice and neo-colonialism

What has rice got to do with neo-colonialism in Africa? Mining Exploration has the answer: “Africa is home to 8% of the world’s oil reserves, which has prompted Beijing to...

Nigeria: if you can walk, you can dance

If you can walk, you can dance. Watch these videos of Nigerian kids celebrating birthday party.

Nigeria: Jay Z in Nigeria

Is Jay Z ripping off Nigerians? My Random Thoughts Daily writes, “Even when he played Wembley a couple of weeks ago the maximum ticket price was about £60. Why are...

Africa: renaming of an airport

Chippla discusses the politics of naming public facilities: I have never been a fan of the naming of places or public facilities after individuals. In Nigeria, this appears to be...

Africa: nakedness as a source of political power

What has women's nakedness got to do with political activism in Africa? And are there lessons for the women in the US? Read “Nakedness and Power” in My Heart's in...

Nigeria: anti-corruption internet database

Africa Unchained writes about the Anti-Corruption Internet Database in Nigeria, “This website is part of a multi-media outreach campaign which aims to educate Nigerians on the systems and processes that...

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