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· January, 2011

Stories about Nigeria from January, 2011

Nigeria: A humorous take on kidnapping

Solomon says that Nigerians have managed to find humor in something as troubling as kidnapping: “Laughter is simply a way of dealing with this most serious issue in Nigerian society....

Nigeria: The new face of politics

Robinson Tombari Sibe shows how the Nigerian President has changed the face of Nigerian politics: “President Jonathan has enlarged the political workspace in Nigeria by not only playing by the...

World: Humor from around the world

George shares with his readers favourite jokes from around the world from an article he read in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from an article written by Joris Luyendijk in “Startwo: Lifestyle”:...

Nigeria: Opposition party gets ready for 2011 presidential election

Chidi Opara reports that the presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Nigeria Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) has appointed Mr. Yinka Odumakin as his spokesman as...

Africa: Kabissa Network and Online Platform

Learn about Kabissa online platfrom and network in Africa: “As of this writing, Kabissa has 1,558 approved organizations in the network, 215 of them new in 2011, that have been...

Nigeria: Discussion with Nigerian fantasy-sci-fi writer

Bunmi posts a link to a video of an hour long discussion with Nigerian fantasy-sci-fi writer Nnedi Okorafor: “Here she touches on race, paralysis and plant worlds.”

Nigeria: Is this the death of Nigeria's monolithic north?

Is the elections in Nigeria this year the beginning of the end of Nigeria's monolithic north?: “Since 1960 when Nigeria gained independence, the North have dominated the political landscape, thus,...

Nigeria: BarCamp Nigeria 2011

BarCamp Nigeria 2011: “The Barcamp Nigeria team is proud to announce the schedule for 2011 Barcamp events. The event was successfully organized two editions in 2009 and 2010, and having...

Nigeria: RIP Harold Smith

Jeremy remembers Harold Smith: “Harold was a courageous man who took on the corrupt dying embers of colonial rule in Nigeria and paid a heavy price for it.”

Nigeria: Attacks in Northern Nigeria are ethno-religious

Yomi Ogunsanya argues that attacks in Northern Nigeria are mostly ethno-religious: “My concern is with the deliberate denial, by Nigerian leaders and theocratic elite, that most, if not all the...

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