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· November, 2007

Stories about Nigeria from November, 2007

Nigeria: Nollywood actress Bisi Ibidapo-Obe

Nollywood photo blog has a post about the Nigerian actress Bisi Ibidapo-Obe:’ Bisi Ibidapo-Obe could easily pass for one of the most beautiful girls in the movie industry. However, when...

Russia: Siemens Bribery Scandal

Robert Amsterdam writes about “only 2 million euros” in bribes paid by Siemens to 38 Russian officials.

Nigeria: Helon Habila Tour

Naija Blog on Helon Habila tour in Nigeria: “Helon Habila in conversation with Toni Kan – NuMetro Media Store, Lagos, yesterday evening. Thanks to the 80 or so who turned...

Big Brother Africa II: Did Immorality Triumph?

Tanzania's Richard Bezuidenhout was recently declared the winner of $100 000 prize for the second edition of Big Brother Africa. Richard, the 24 year-old film student, survived five nominations, fell...

Nigeria: The rise and fall of Festac Town

Adeola writes about the rise and fall of Festac town in Nigeria: “This year 2007 marks the 30th Anniversary of Festac Town as a residential area. Festac is still one...

Nigeria: Nigerian football back in the days

Ababoy remembers Nigerian football in the 1980s: “1980 kicked off a glorious period in Nigerian football. Nigeria had just narrowly failed to qualify for the 1978 World Cup, losing 0-1...

Nigeria: This is Nollywood

This is Nollywood is a film about the Nigerian film industry: “Despite all odds, Nigerian directors produce between 500 and 1,000 movies a year.”

Nigeria: ATMs for Visa cards

David Ajao finds ATMs for visa cards in Nigeria: “I was plesantly surprised last night to discover that ATMs that support Visa cards are now available in Nigeria.”

Africa: A Western journalist experiencing Africa

Arjen Westra writes about his experiences in Togo and Nigeria: “My first visit to Nigeria years ago, I did not get the AK47 roadblocks every 200 meters that people prepared...

Nigeria: MIT OpenCourseware to benefit Nigerian University

AfricanLoft publishes an article about a Nigerian University using MIT Open Courseware: “The Osun State University, Osogbo [Nigeria], has launched a virtual library and OpenCourseware that will enable its students...

Nigeria: Lagos Comics & Cartoons Festival

Naijablog writes about the Lagos Comics & Cartoons Festival 2007.

Nigeria: Deadly Fuel Tanker Accident Raises Questions

Grandiose Parlor on a fuel tanker accident in Lagos: “How long will people keep getting their lives snuffed out and suffer the most agonizing deaths because our national infrastructural system...

Nigerian physics student's homemade heliocopter

Afrigadget has photographs of a homemade helicopter built by a 24 year-old Nigerian physics major from scrap metal, old car parts and the wreckage of a Boeing 747 airplane.

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