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· October, 2010

Stories about Nigeria from October, 2010

Nigeria: Remembering Fela

Remembering Fela is an interview with the author and close friend of Fela’s, Dr Carlos Moore. Born in Cuba in 1942, Dr Moore is an ethnologist and political scientist.

Africa: Ancient African Writing Systems

Did Africans use any writing systems before foreigners came to the continent?: “The truth of the matter is that ancient Africans were writing and there are several African writing systems...

Nigeria: Success story of polio vaccination

Nigeria Health Watch discusses the success story of polio vaccination in Nigeria: “Firstly, there was an increased involvement of traditional, religious and political leaders in promoting vaccinations and encouraging acceptance...

Nigeria: What is the Solution for Road Safety in Nigeria?

Road Safety in Nigeria – Where Lies The Solution?, Fidelis Nnadi asks: “For years, prominent Nigerians have fallen victims of road traffic accident with no enforceable policies and regulations to...

Nigeria: Is better distribution the remedy for piracy?

Is better distribution of Nigerian movies the remedy for piracy?: “For whatever underlying reasons, the Yoruba-language film world – where the average film sells 50-100,000 copies – seems to have...

Africa: African Elections to Watch

African elections to watch: “Nigeria – It will be all systems go as “the moderate corrupt” Goodluck tries to win against the Youth Ribandu (Former Anti Corruption head) who is...

Nigeria: NigeriaDecides Tech Meetup

Young Nigerians would be meeting physically and virtually this Saturday 16th October 2010 to discuss how best technology can be applied to election monitoring by average Nigerians.

Nigeria: Fela's music is the weapon Nigeria needs

Remembering Fela Kuti and the relevance of his music in Nigeria: “Whenever there is a crisis or any news of injustice in Nigeria my mind goes to Fela and I...

Nigeria: Internet entrepreneurs meetup

Nigerian Internet entrepreneurs will meet this weekend in Lagos: “This is the first meet-up of Nigerian Internet Entrepreneurs. It is an avenue for Nigerians that are creating startups to come...

Nigeria/Brazil: The Yoruba Institute in Brazil

Jeremy posts a link to the Yorube Institute in Brazil: “The holders of the culture, thousands of miles from home. Perhaps one day, the culture will return home and find...

Africa: My Trouble With Contemporary African Dance

What is the problem with “contemporary African dance”?:”The choice of African in contemporary “African” dance is therefore, with a touch of derision and as well canonical. Aside the fact that...

Nigeria: Government was warned of bomb blasts in Abuja

Nigerian Curiosity gives her take on Friday's bomb blasts in Abuja: “Nigeria's security forces were warned of an impending attack at least five days before October 1st…  Given such information,...

Nigeria: President Accused of Naïveté

The Nigerian President should keep his counsel: “I find myself writing today not to praise President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan but to contemn certain of his views because at this point...

Nigeria: Licking the Nigeria's Wounds

Nana discusses the history of bad western media coverage of Nigeria: “The whole continent of Africa has complained bitterly of bad media coverage by Western media. In the past, stories...

Nigeria: Reflections on 50 Years of Independence

The Golden Jubilee for Africa's most populous country is being celebrated throughout the nation and the global diaspora with speeches, concerts, parties and all manner of other events. But some...

Nigeria: Happy Independence Day

Nigeria@50: “Happy Independence Day from the BellaNaija Team to YOU! We pray that today is a turning point for Nigeria. If we had one wish, it would be good governance…rather...

Nigeria: Queer Till I Quench

Queer till I quench: “Hopefully, people’s attitudes towards LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning) individuals, especially in the Naija community, will become more accepting and less negative. As it...

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