Tag: Nigerian

Nigerian, John Paul Usman Dies During Mandela Washington Fellowship In The US

John Usman, one of the 100 Nigerians selected for entrepreneurship and leadership training in the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship in US, has died. According to US Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria, Usman died on Saturday after his involvement in a hiking accident. The deceased was said to be hiking near Virginia[Read More…]

Alleged Nigerian Drug Peddler Dies In Police Custody In South Africa

By Chris Orteri A Nigerian has allegedly died while in police custody in Johannesburg, South Africa,. His death led to protests by Nigerian citizens and members of the South African police have protested outside a medical facility on Saturday. Unconfirmed reports indicate that the deceased was a 33 year old[Read More…]

The Thing at Dambazau’s Feet is You! By Pius Adesanmi

Nigerian, you have by now seen a viral video of Nigeria’s interior Minister, Abdulrahman Dambazau, turning “a DSS officer” into a sobata during a public function. If you do not know who or what a sobata is, it means you are too young and you came to adulthood on Facebook[Read More…]

Many Feared Dead In Maiduguri As B’Haram Suicide Bombers Attacks Mosque, Same Week Buhari Announced “Technical” Victory

Boko Haram extremists have struck the north-east Nigerian city of Maiduguri with rocket-propelled grenades and multiple suicide bombers, according to witnesses. At least 15 people have been killed in the attack by the radical Islamic group on Sunday but the toll was feared many times higher, Associated Press reported Nigerian[Read More…]

Bisi Alimi: If You Say Being Gay Is Not African, You Don’t Know Your History

Bisi Alimi Pens An Article For The Guardian UK…. During his visit to Africa this summer, the US president, Barack Obama, addressed legal discrimination against LGBT individuals. Meeting the Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, Obama said: “When you start treating people differently not because of any harm they are doing to[Read More…]

Kidnappers Demand N13 Million Ransom For The Rescue Of Abducted ‘Orekoya Boys’ Stolen By Housemaid

by Chris Nomjov Kidnappers, believed to have abducted the Orekoya kids, through the help of a maid, have demanded a N13 million ransom for the release of the boys. The kids; Ademola (6), Adedamola (4) and Aderomola (11 months) were abducted by housemaid on April 8, a day into her[Read More…]

Jonathan Warns Politicians Against Instigating Crisis In Furtherance Of Their Ambition

by Deji Abiodun & Agency Reports President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday warned politicians against instigating crisis in the country, saying that the Federal Government will not condone any attempt to foment trouble while pursuing their personal ambitions. The president issued the warning through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati,[Read More…]

Ventures Africa Features Nigeria’s Number 1 Blogger, Linda Ikeji Whose Blog Is Valued At N1.1Billion

by Elizabeth Otu Technology and Business Magazine Ventures Africa features Popular Nigerian Blogger, Linda Ikeji who started blogging in 2006. According to the report, Ms Ikeji never envisioned the amount of success it would become, neither had she the slightest hint that she will become a role model entrepreneur to a teaming[Read More…]

Elnathan John: Now That You Are A Nigerian Car Owner

I write a lot about cars in Nigeria for two reasons. First, cars are one of leading causes of death in Nigeria – we are reported to have the second highest road traffic fatalities in the world. Second, and more importantly, because in Nigeria, a car is often the most[Read More…]

Man Who Tweeted Pictures Of B’Haram Attempted Jail Break ‘Arrested’

(AFP) – A Nigerian man who tweeted pictures of an attempted jail break at the country’s intelligence agency headquarters has been arrested and held incommunicado for 11 days, his family said Thursday. The head of the National Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu, told AFP that his office was investigating the[Read More…]