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· August, 2010

Stories about Nigeria from August, 2010

Nigeria: Nigerian Spoken Word Crusader

Jibola introduces you to Plumbtifex, the Nigerian spoken word crusader:”As a person, he embodies an activist in all that he is. His dissatisfaction with all that is wrong with the...

Africa: 10 Most Influential African Fashion Websites

MyWeku brings you 10 of the most influential African fashion websites that cover clothing and accessories and bring timely reports on fashion shows, promoting African fabrics and fashion trends.

Nigeria: Arrest Ibrahim Babangida

Adeola wants the former Nigerian President Ibrahim Babangida to be disqualified from contesting any election in Nigeria and be arrested and tried for treasonable felony.

Nigeria: Am I the last hope of my generation?

Nigerian blogger Adeola asks, “Am I the last hope of my generation?”: “Nollywood is torn apart by the amount of money that its members will receive for the support or...

Technology for Transparency: Five Lessons Learned

Rebekah Heacock and Renata Avila outline the learnings from the first round of Global Voices' Technology for Transparency Network collaborative research project, sharing links to several successful online initiatives.

Nigeria: Why Farin Ruwa is not on Word Waterfall Database?

Farin Ruwa in Nasarawa State is one of the highest waterfalls on the continent but according to Jeremy, “…Farin Ruwa is not even listed on the World Waterfall Database.”

Global: The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

August 23rd is The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. A series of events are organized around the world by various organisations to help...

Africa: A Pan-African Social Media Brand

Munashe writes about Sowambe, a Pan-African social media brand: “Loy Okezie the blogger/writer and Francis Oghuma the co-founder of Naijaborn and Camerborn recently partnered to form create Sowambe.”

Nigeria: Around Nigeria in 20 days

Nigeria at 50, The Land of Our Fathers, Our Beloved Motherland: Around Nigeria in 20 days.

Africa: African Wedding Songs Playlist

Chale's African wedding songs playlist:”I already have a good idea what will be played at my wedding. Unless, my partner comes up with some recipe of her own. My list...

Nigeria: Citizen Reporter Interviews Fiery Lagos Preacher

A video of a citizen reporter, Kayode Ogundamisi, interviewing fiery Lagos pastor of the convener of the Save Nigeria Group.

Nigeria: Communications Commission wants to track your movement

Should the Nigerian Communications Commission be allowed to track your movement? David Ajao answers: “This is ludicrous. Telecom operators are now law enforcement agencies. Even if the NCC was allowed...

Africa: A blog about visual art in Africa

ARTSPEAKAFRICA is a blog on contemporary visual art and culture in Nigeria and other parts of Africa.

Africa: It's time for Big Brother Africa All-Stars

On July 18, 2010 Big Brother Africa, a television show produced by Endemol, entered its fifth season with Big Brother Africa All-Stars. The show, which has become the most popular...

Nigeria: Musician writes song for BBC Africa

Nigerian musician Faze has written a song for BBC Africa titled Tomorrow’s Leaders. The song is about how to improve educational system in Nigeria.

Nigeria: Wedding dresses by Bridget Awosika

Terence Sambo would love to draw your attention to the work of the Nigerian designer Bridget Awosika.

Nigeria: The humorous side of life in Lagos

Mypenmypaper continues his series of humorous observations about life in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city.

Africa: African movies I would like to watch

Mighty African writes about new African movie he would like to watch: “First off…Themba is a South African movie with the tag line – A boy called Hope…Next up, we...

Nigeria: ICT and the Nigerian film industry

Ethan blogs about a workshop on ICT and the Nigerian film industry: “(I asked a set of Ghanaian friends about online piracy and Ghallywood films – were they using BitTorrent...

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