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TIME 100: Tony Elumelu, Three Other Nigerians Makes Time’s List of 100 Most Influential People Of 2020

Tony Elumelu, is among four Nigerians named by the Time Magazine International in their 2020 list of 100 most influential people in the world for their relentless efforts and achievement in their respective fields. The New York City based international...

Gadawan Kura: The Hyena Handlers of Nigeria In Pictures

The Gadawan Kuras are an exotic group of travelling performers in Nigeria who use wild animals such as Hyenas, Snakes, etc to entertain crowds and sell traditional medicines.

Melanesians: Meet The World’s Only Black Population With Natural Blond Hair

Melanesians are the predominant and indigenous inhabitants of Melanesia, a group of islands northeast of Australia. They are one of the few non-European people, and the only dark-skinned group of people known to have blond hair.

Belgium To Return Patrice Lumumba’s Tooth to Family — 59 Years After It Was Wrung Out From His Jaw

A court in Belgium has ruled that a tooth taken from the corpse of Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba should be returned to his family. An examining magistrate ruled on Thursday that Lumumba’s tooth could be given back, ruling in...

Hogan “Kid” Bassey — Meet the First Nigerian To Become A World Boxing Champion

Hogan "Kid" Bassey MBE was a Nigerian-British boxer; and the the first Nigerian to become a world boxing champion. He achieved this feat when he defeated French Algerian Cherif Hamia in Paris in 1957 to claim the World Featherweight title.

Fadji Maina: Meet The First Nigerien Scientist To Work For Nasa

Fadji Maina has become the first scientist from Niger to work for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa). Currently, she is the only African in Nasa.

South African Retailer Clicks’ Stores Damaged in Protests Over Racist Hair Advert

White people insult us and then they apologize, they think that’s the end. We are no longer going to accept any apology which is not accompanied by justice. Demonstrators damaged seven of South African drug retailer Clicks Group’s (CLSJ.J) shops...

Albert John Luthuli – Africa’s First Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Died On This Day After Being Struck By A Train

Albert John Luthuli was a South African teacher, activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and politician. He was the first person of African heritage to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his nonviolent struggle against racial discrimination. Chief...

“Dick Tiger” — Meet The First African to be Inducted Into the International Boxing Hall of Fame

Richard Ihetu aka Dick Tiger was a Nigerian-born professional boxer who held the World Middleweight and World Light Heavyweight Championships in the 1950's and also the first African to be Inducted into the international boxing hall of fame.

Celebrating Ben Enwonwu’s 103rd Posthumous Birthday With Some of His Notable Works

Odinigwe Benedict Chukwukadibia Enwonwu better known as Ben Enwonwu, was a Nigerian painter and sculptor and unarguably the most influential African artist of the 20th century.

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Mr Madu is a freelance writer, a lover of Africa and a frequent hiker who loves long, vigorous walks, usually on hills or mountains.
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The African Village Of Bazoule Where Crocodiles and Humans Live Side by Side in Peace

Crocodiles may be one of the deadliest most brutal creature in the animal kingdom, but in a small village of Bazoule in Burkina Faso...

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How The Mokomokai Heads Of The Maori Tribesmen Became Valuable Trade Items During The 19th Century

The brain and eyes were removed from the severed heads, with all orifices sealed with flax fibre and gum. The head was then boiled...