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· July, 2010

Stories about Nigeria from July, 2010

Nigeria: Literary prize money that never comes

Jeremy Nigerian writers who never receive their prize money: “There is a general pattern emerging with the award of literary prizes in Nigeria. The delighted author or poet hears the...

Nigeria: Reflections from AIDS2010

Nigerian blogger's reflections of AIDS2010: “It has been my pleasure to share with you some of my reflections from AIDS2010, from a Nigerian perspective. I have not covered in detail...

Nigeria: 50 years of hopelessness

Adeola writes about Nigerias “50 years of hopelessness”: “We have complained that it is morally wrong for Nigeria to celebrate the 50th year anniversary in an ostentatious manner because of...

Nigeria: Nollywood movies online

TechMasai writes about Izogmovies: “Izogmovies is a Nigerian start-up which streams Nollywood movies online. At Izogmovies you can watch one free film after sign up, or pay the membership fee...

Could Nigeria become a one-party state?

Could Nigeria turn into a one-party states?” “There is nothing more dangerous for a developing democracy than for it's citizens to have no idea of when the next elections will...

Nigeria: More violence in Maza, near Jos

Carmen McCain reports fresh killings near Jos, a city still recovering from deadly riots earlier in the year. “It is with a sick feeling in my stomach that I post...

Nigeria: Documentary on Babangida

Max Siollun posts links to a documentary critical of General Ibrahim Babangida, military ruler of Nigeria from 1985-1993 and a likely contender in the 2011 election. “An oldie but a...

Nigeria: Who changed the President's mind— Facebook or FIFA?

After receiving hundreds of comments on his Facebook page, Nigeria's President reversed a controversial suspension of the country's national football team. But was the President's change of heart really a...

Nigeria: The Facebook Page of Nigeria's President

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan is now on Facebook. He opened his page to communicate with Nigerians at home and abroad on 28 June. He sends regular messages spelling out his...

Nigeria: Nigerian President on Facebook

David Ajao discusses Nigerian president Facebook page: “Through a Facebook page opened on 28th June 2010, he has systematically been sharing his belief in Nigeria and his dream for Nigeria.”

Nigeria: Designing Wole Soyinka

Sean blogs about animation and design studio that celebrates Wole Soyinka, the first African to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Africa: Children Playing with Makeshift Football

Ariniaina shares photos of children playing with a makeshift soccer ball in Antananarivo. The scene is reminiscent of the remarkable photo essay by Julius Mwelu at the road-to-2010 blog  about...

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