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blac chyna, Entertainment, Featured, Nigeria, Opinions, Self-Hate, Skin Lightening, True Blue -

  This week, reports have surfaced that urban model and gossip blog fave Blac Chyna is planning to release her own line of skin-lightening cream and not surprisingly, her fans are NOT feeling it. According to People, the 30-year-old mother of two partnered with beauty brand Whitenicious by Dencia to launch her own line of creams that claim […]

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Brittney Griner, D'Tigress, Dawn Staley, Diana Taurasi, Evelyn Akhator, FIBA Women's World Cup, Kia Nurse, Liz Cambage, Nigeria, Promise Amukamara, Team USA, Tina Charles, Women's Basketball -

When it comes to the FIBA Women’s World Cup, the U.S. women’s national team could be considered synonymous with the tournament’s gold medal. Dating to 1986, the U.S. has won six of the last eight World Cups, including the last two in 2010 and 2014. The gold medal is no longer a goal for the […]

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Joseph Blankson, Lagos, News, Nigeria, Nnamdi Omoni, Top Stories -

When his boat got into an accident and capsized, Joseph Blankson didn’t think twice about jumping in the water to help rescue those who had fallen overboard in Lagos, Nigeria. Blankson, who had always been a strong swimmer, managed to singlehandedly pull 13 people out of the river. While the father of two tried to save […]

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Josephine Iyamu, Modern Slavery Act, News, Nigeria, Sex Trafficking, Voodoo Nurse, World -

A British nurse is headed to jail after using “voodoo” magic to terrify and traffick […]

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Africa, Benin Bronzes, British Imperialism, Godwin Obaseki, News, Nigeria, World -

Nigerian officials are reportedly open to the idea of borrowing back treasures stolen from them […]

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More than 200 people died in weekend clashes in central Nigeria between farmers and herders after attacks by "suspected militia herdsmen," the governor of Plateau State said.

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@AP, Africa, Black Girls, Boko Haram, Kidnapping, News, Nigeria, Politics, Video -

Boko Haram extremists returned almost all of the 110 girls abducted from their Nigeria boarding school a month ago with an ominous warning, witnesses said Wednesday.

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Africa, Health & Wellness, neurosurgeon, new orleans, News, Nigeria, Ochsner Hospital, Wale Sulaiman -

As if the life of a neurosurgeon isn’t busy enough, one dedicated doctor manages to […]

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African Basketball League, Basketball, Continental Basketball League, Nigeria, Ugo Udezue -

Ugo Udezue was living the American basketball dream. The Lagos, Nigeria, native was an NBA agent for one of the most respected agencies, BDA Sports. The former Wyoming basketball big man’s clients included players Andre Roberson, Nenê and Festus Ezeli. So why did Udezue give up being an agent to go back home? To give […]

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#BringBackOurGirls, Boko Haram, Featured, Kidnapping, News, Nigeria, Politics, Video -

On Wednesday, the Nigerian military rescued 76 schoolgirls and recovered the bodies of two others after a Boko Haram attack. According to Reuters, the extremists descended on Dapchi and went directly to the school, where they sent students and teachers running with shots fired. Reports indicated that 91 people were missing after a roll call following […]

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Boko Haram, Chibok, Dapchi, Muhammadu Buhari, News, Nigeria -

An attack thought to be conducted by Boko Haram extremists in a northern Nigerian town on Monday has left approximately 50 girls missing, the Associated Press reported. The town is home to a girls boarding school and many fear they could suffer the same fate as another group of kidnapped girls. Abdullahi Bego, a spokesman […]

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David Ukesone, 71, got the flight from hell after mistakenly sitting in the wrong seat.

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black feminist, Caroline Broué, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Entertainment, News Video, Nigeria, The Night of Ideas -

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was a guest at France’s annual ‘The Night of Ideas’ […]

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Africa, Bombing at Nigeria Mosque, News, Nigeria, Nigeria Boko Haram, World -

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A teenage suicide bomber attacked worshippers as they gathered for morning […]

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Entertainment, News, Nigeria, Twitter, Wale -

Wale put up a recent Instagram post that has caused a social media backlash. The reason? People misinterpreted his actions because they failed to recognize his Nigerian heritage. Wale and girlfriend Chloe Alexis were throwing their daughter Zyla Moon’s first birthday when he posted a video clip of the little girl having money showered on […]

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@AP, Ajibola Taiwo, Cesarean Section, Fertility Issues, Inspiration, Nigeria, Richmond, VCU Medical Center, Video, Virginia -

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia hospital says its staff has successfully delivered sextuplets and the three boys and three girls are thriving...

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ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Five Boko Haram commanders were released in exchange for the freedom of 82 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by the extremist group three years ago, a Nigerian government official said Sunday, as the girls were expected to meet with the country’s president and their families. The confirmation of the prisoner swap came a […]

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82 Chibok Girls, Africa, Boko Haram, Chibok Girls, News, Nigeria, World -

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The 82 freed Chibok schoolgirls arrived in Nigeria’s capital on Sunday […]

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Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, ICE Commercial Power, Nigeria -

An energy crisis has plagued Nigeria for nearly 40 years, leaving thousands of people without necessities while facing difficulties obtaining education and work, along with increasing criminal activity at night. Nigerian-born Ifeanyi Umejei decided to do something and reached out to friends and fellow Virginia Tech alums Emmanuel Ekwueme and Cedrick Reynolds for help with […]

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Africom, Blogs, featured, Muammar Gaddafi, Nigeria, us foreign policy -

With the recent United Nations Security Council’s adoption of resolution 2349 condemning terrorism and encouraging military cooperation […]

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Boko Haram, Chibok, News, Nigeria, Terrorism -

Twenty-one of the schoolgirls who were captured by Boko Haram in 2014 have been freed, according to the Nigerian president's spokesman.

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Africa, G20 members, g20 summit, News, Nigeria, Nigeria's economic struggles, World -

Some Nigerians have appealed to world leaders attending the forthcoming G20 summit in China to […]

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Africa, facebook, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, News, Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, World -

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday commended the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of social networking […]

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Africa, Ethiopia, Financing African growth by 2020, Ghana, Morocco, News, Nigeria, renewable energy, World -

Energy, financial services and transport are the most promising sectors in Africa during the 2016-2020 […]

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Africa, Economy, egypt, imf, News, Nigeria, South Africa, World -

South Africa is once again the second-biggest economy on the African continent as it reclaims […]

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Abuja, Africa, Andela, News, Nigeria, start-up, World -

When most people think of Nigeria having an ecosystem of innovation and technology, they instinctively […]

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Africa, George Atta-Boateng, Ghana, National Information Technology, National Information Technology Agency, News, Nigeria, NITA, NITDA, Vincent Olatunji, World -

The National Information Technology Development Agency, Nigeria’s IT clearinghouse, and the National Information Technology Agency, […]

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Africa, Lagos, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, News, Nigeria, Nigerian International Trade, Nigerian Russian trade, World -

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in collaboration with Trail Trans Logistics Group of […]

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Africa, Ambassador Fulvio Rustico, Diplomacy, economics, Fulvio Rustico, Italy, News, Nigeria, nigerian economy, World -

The Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Fulvio Rustico, on Thursday announced plans by Nigeria and […]

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Africa, Lagos Public Schools, News, Nigeria, NIgeria Public Schools, World, Yoruba, Yoruba language, Yoruba Lessons -

Lagos State Government has concluded plans to make the teaching of Yoruba language compulsory in […]

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