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Sarah Forbes Bonetta, the Enslaved Yoruba Girl Who Was Gifted to the Queen of England in 1850

Born Omoba Aina, an Egbado princess of the Yoruba people, she was “gifted” to Queen Victoria in 1850, taken to England and renamed Sarah Forbes Bonetta.

Bolaji Badejo: The Nigerian Giant Who Gave Up Hollywood To Open His Own Art Gallery in Nigeria

Bolaji Badejo was a Nigerian visual artist and actor who played the role of the Alien in Ridley Scott's 1979 film Alien, his only film role.

Google Year in Search 2020: Most Popular Google Searches in Nigeria — Full List

Who is Aisha Yesufu, How to make face mask, When is school resuming, Who is the new President of the USA were all popular Google searches in Nigeria in 2020.

US Blacklists Nigeria over Religious Freedom

The US has added Nigeria to a list of countries for which Washington is especially concerned about threats to religious freedom.

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala Named Forbes ‘African Of The Year’

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former minister of Finance and former Managing Director of the World Bank, has been named the Forbes African of the Year, 2020.

Netherlands Returns Smuggled 600-year-old Ife Terracotta to Nigeria

The Kingdom of Netherlands on Thursday officially presented a smuggled Ife Terracotta antiquity dated to be at least 600 years old to Nigeria.

Top 20: Africa’s Best Governed Countries in 2020

The governments of Mauritius, Cabo verde and Seychelles are the best when it comes to governance in Africa. They rank as the top 3 best governed countries in Africa, according to the Ibrahim Index of African Governance.

Top 10 Most Populated Urban Cities in Africa (2020)

The below cities are the top 10 most populated Urban cities in Africa. An urban area, or built-up area according to Demographia, is a human settlement with a high population density and infrastructure of built environment. Top ten Urbanized cities in...

British Museum Teams up With Nigeria to Dig for Royal Treasures in the Ancient City of Benin

The British Museum has announced plans to team up with Nigerian officials to help "investigate the history of the Kingdom of Benin", by digging for Royal treasures in the ancient city. The organisation will also work with Nigerian teams on...

Nigeria’s Chimamanda Adichie Voted Best Women’s Prize for Fiction Winner

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel Half of a Yellow Sun has been voted the best book to have won the Women's Prize for Fiction in its 25-year history. The Nigerian-born author, who won the prize in 2007, was chosen in a...

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Savika – The Extremely Dangerous Traditional Bull Wrestling Culture in Madagascar

In the island country of Madagascar, there exists an incredible and little-known form of bullfighting called 'Savika'.