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Wole Soyinka: The Hero Who Risked His Life,Slept in Several Prisons so Nigeria Can Live

Prof Wole Soyinka is the first African to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature

Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka became the first African to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986. The award is given to an author, from any country, who has produced “in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction.”  Born on 13 July 1934 at Abeokuta, near Ibadan in western Nigeria, Wole grew up to become ...

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Yemi Alade’s ‘Johnny’ Becomes Most Viewed Nigerian Video on YouTube


Johnny singer, Yemi Alade, has added another feather to her cap. Alade has broken yet another record as her music video for hit single “Johnny” has now exceeded P-Square ‘s “Personally” to become the Nigerian video with most views on YouTube. ”Johnny“ is a song recorded by Nigerian Afro pop recording artist Yemi Alade, taken from her debut studio album King of Queens. The song ...

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INNOVATION: Nigerian Twins Float Platform for Artists and Authors

A set of identical twins, Chika and Chidi Nwaogu, have floated Publiseer, a platform to help struggling Nigerian authors and artists publish their works everywhere for free. Giving reasons for setting up the publishing outfit, the twin brothers, both computer programmers, said “Millions of talents in Nigeria remain undiscovered due to lack of resources and funds to get published.” For ...

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Anambra Election: Police Have Plans to Use Water Boats, Helicopters, Special Officers


The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris discloses plans to beef up security for Anambra state Governorship election which is scheduled to hold on November 18. The plan is to deploy 21,000 police officers; water boats and helicopters will also be used. This was disclosed at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday. Idris said, “We are deploring a lot of ...

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Ghana: The West African Country that has the Largest Man-made Lake in the World

  Ghana is considered one of the more stable countries in West Africa since its transition to multi-party democracy in 1992. Formerly known as the Gold Coast, Ghana gained independence from Britain in 1957, becoming the first sub-Saharan nation to break free from colonial rule. The Republic of Ghana is a West African country located along the Gulf of Guinea between the Republic of Ivory Coast ...

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