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· July, 2008

Stories about Nigeria from July, 2008

Proposal to close Hausa Wikipedia

The blog Hausa Online reports that a few days ago a proposal had been made in Wikipedia's discussion pages to delete the Wikipedia in Hausa language, an African Chadic language...

Nigeria: Erin-Ijesha waterfalls

Fadekemi of the blog ConnectAfrica describes the Erin-Ijesha waterfalls in the Nigerian Osun state, “definitely a site to behold”.

Nigeria: Corruption overview

Imnakoya of the blog Grandiose Parlor gives an overview of the recent corruption scandals and teachers’ strikes that have recently happened in Nigeria.

Nigeria: On the Sovereign Wealth Fund

Solomonsydelle of Nigerian Curiosity writes about the country's Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF), which is “a state-owned investment fund composed of financial assets such as stocks, bonds, property or other financial...

Nigeria: Much ado about nudity

Fadekemi at ConnectAfrica comments on a recent bill proposal to prohibit and punish nudity in Nigeria, among other offences: “Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation […] faced with so many...

Nigeria: Football coaching scams

Foreign Policy's Passport Blog comments on the recent BBC story about Nigerian fake talent spotter scam, in which “conmen pose as sports agents and dupe young, would-be soccer players out...

Africa: Summer Reflections (Thoughts from Mothers)

With this article, Paula Odhiambo salutes all mothers in Africa and reflects on children's compassion and giving, talking about sex with children and announces the birth of a blogger's baby...

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