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Revd Paul Obayi – Meet The Nigerian Priest Saving Igbo Deities from the bonfires

While some Pentecostal preachers in eastern Nigeria set fire to statues and other ancient artefacts that they regard as symbols of idolatry, one Catholic priest reverend Paul Obayi is collecting them instead.

Flora Nwapa: This Nigerian Was the First African Woman to Publish a Novel in English Language

Florence Nwanzuruahu Nkiru Nwapa, was a Nigerian author who has been called the mother of modern African Literature. Her book Efuru is the first book written by an African woman, to be published internationally.

Top 10 Worst Governed Countries In Africa – 2021

According to the index, Zimbabwe is the worst governed country in Africa and the second worst world, while Nigeria was ranked the second worst in Africa and the third-worst governed country in the world.

Candomble: The Afro-Brazilian Religion That Honours Yoruba Gods

Candomblé (meaning dance in honor of the Gods), is an Afro-Brazilian religion developed during the earliest days of slave trade by blacks who were stolen from Africa and forced into slavery in Brazil.

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.
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