Princess Asha 101 Chat with Prince Olalekan Olagbegi

Princess Asha 101 Chat with Prince Olalekan Olagbegi. Aspiring Canidate House of Senate. Ondo State, Nigeria.

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Amb. Teneilabe Celebrates with Nigeria at 54. Highlights President Goodluck Jonathan’s Achievements

The 54th Independence Anniversary began with photo ops, welcoming of Nigerians in the Diaspora and friends of Nigeria, including official representatives from other countries by Ambassador Geoffrey Teneilabe and his wife at Westin Atlanta Perimeter North in Atlanta. Oct 5, 2014. The program was lined up with entertainment, presentations, and activities. Guests were treated to […]

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NNPC Raises The Alarm Over Fake Authorisation Letters in Nigeria

Chineme Okafor in Abuja The management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has raised the alarm over the circulation of fake letters of authorization purportedly from the NNPC to buy and/or sell Nigerian crude oil. The Corporation yesterday called on members of the public to be wary of persons with fraudulent intents circulating letters […]

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Nigerian-American to Represent GA at the 26th Annual National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C.

  Eight-grader, Nigerian-American, Ansel Ahabue  will represent Georgia at the 26th Annual National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C., May 19-21. The top 10 finalist will compete in the May 21 final round, moderated by award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, and taped to air on the National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD at 7 p.m.  May […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE: FACE Africa to Showcase Nigerian Culture, and Tourism in US

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Festival of Arts and Cultural Expo Africa, 2014 Press Conference was held at the Consulate General of Nigeria, 8060 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30350 on Friday 28th at 4:00 pm, hosted by AfriQtalk, PAN African Chambers of Commerce and the organizing team of FACE, in collaboration with the Consulate General of […]

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Immediate Press Release – Sensational Gospel Singer and Grammy’s Academy Award Member Shines

Immediate Press Release – Sensational Gospel Singer and Grammy’s Academy Award Member Shines  with her Third Album ” Yes You Can” Who is Princess Pat Akpabio? Princess Pat is an Evangelist who has touched the lives of people in her home town of Akwa Ibom and around the world through her message of Hope, Love, […]

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PRESS RELEASE: NIGERIANS DOMINATE SHORTLIST AS FORBES AFRICA PERSON OF THE YEAR NOMINEES GO TO POLL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  NIGERIANS DOMINATE SHORTLIST AS FORBES AFRICA PERSON OF THE YEAR NOMINEES GO TO POLL Forbes Africa, today announced it has narrowed down a shortlist, dominated by Nigerians, for the 2013 Person of the Year Awards, due to take place in Nairobi, Kenya at the beginning of December this year. Following suggestions from […]

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10 Examples of Gender Inequality Around the World

Originally posted 05/30/2013 By Molly Edmonds 1: Education Attainment Of the children that aren’t in school right now, the majority of them are girls. Women make up more than two-thirds of the world’s illiterate adults. When it comes to education, girls worldwide get the short end of the stick. Girls may be kept out of school to […]

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Diversity Visa Lottery (DV-2014) Entry Status Available until September 30, 2014

The online registration for DV-2014 began October 2, 2012 and concluded on November 3, 2012. Entrants who completed online DV-2014 entries can check the status of their entries by returning to the website at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov starting at noon (EDT) on May 1, 2013. Even if you are not selected on May 1, 2013, you should keep your confirmation number […]

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Aids- A Global Issue

There are millions of faceless people whose lives have been impacted by AIDS/HIV,  especially in  Africa.  Yet there are some who believe that AIDS is a hoax.  An estimated 33 million people worldwide were living with HIV in 2007, of whom 67% were in sub-Saharan Africa. The Region also accounts for 75% of global AIDS […]

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Sleep Paralysis- A Nightmare Spirit

Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon known by all cultures throughout the world, in which people, either when falling asleep or wakening, temporarily experience an inability to move in the middle of the night, often you are woken suddenly with a feeling of evil surrounding you, you can’t breathe and your chest is heavy, like someone […]

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PRESS RELEASE – IAAN 2013 GLOBAL SUMMIT ON NGO EMPOWERMENT 09/5-8/13

Over 1000 participants from various parts of Africa, Caribbean and Latin America will attend the International Association of African Non-Governmental Organizations (IAAN) 2013 Global Summit on NGO Empowerment scheduled for September 5th 2013 to September 8th 2013 at the Hilton Hotel Rockville MD, in the United States of America. The theme of this conference is […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – THE 4TH ANNUAL NIGERIAN LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2013

THE 4TH ANNUAL NIGERIAN LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2013 New York, NY – June 12, 2013: On August 16-17, 2013, LEAD Nigeria will host the 4th Annual Nigerian Leadership Summit at the Hotel Pennsylvania, downtown New York. Guided by the theme: “Developing a Roadmap for Engaging the Nigerian Diaspora in Development”, the summit will provide an opportunity […]

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People with dementia may not be able to tell the truth from lies

People with dementia may not be able to tell the truth from lies People in the early stages of dementia may not be able to tell the truth from lies and sarcasm from sincerity, a new study finds. The findings could help doctors diagnose dementia, such as Alzheimer’s, earlier, study researchers said. “If somebody has strange […]

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Miss Bayelsa Crowned Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2013

Anna Banner crowned MBGN 2013. The 18 year old Anna Banner was crowned the 2013 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria and would represent Nigeria at the Miss World 2013 Finale in Jakarta, Indonesia. The 26th edition of the pageantry took place in Yenagoa, Bayelsa. Anna Banner Stephanie Okwu The 1st runner-up 19 year old Stephanie Okwu representing Imo state, will […]

Child Marriage In Nigeria-A Travesty of Justice

I first wrote about Child marriage back in May 28, 2013. The controversial Senate’s passage of a resolution to retain the provision of Section 29 (4) (b) of the 1999 Constitution. Under the section, a married underage girl is deemed to be an adult is very troubling and hits really close to home for me because […]

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The “Mad’ Dictator’s Pleasure

By KC Long speeches and a silent audience are the hallmark of my magnetic atmosphere. I come to you with great concern, for this tide we must address; for its time has come. My appearance may not be pleasing to the eyes, but make no mistake I control the Army to my right. Long speeches […]

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Meet The 34 Contestants – Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria 2013

Originally known as Miss Universe Nigeria, it was renamed Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria. One of these girls will take the crown from last year’s winner Isabella Ayuk at the grand finale billed to take place on Saturday 20th July 2013 in Bayelsa. What do you think, ain’t they just gorgeous?

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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is not a writer at loss for a word, a thought, a next move. Her assured and humbling career owes to the continued spark of a lifelong curiosity with the people of post-colonial Nigeria. The author and 2008 MacArthur Fellow first attracted considerable attention a decade ago with her haunting debut Purple Hibiscus. […]

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Senator Chris N. D Anyanwu – A Woman With a Mission

I first had the distinct pleasure and honor of meeting Senator Christiana Anyanwu at a private dinner reception, hosted by the Nigerian Consulate-General Office, Atlanta, GA. Her brief visit was also, to receive an award bestowed upon her by NWAG, (Nigerian Women Association of Georgia) at the fundraising and awards banquet, held at ST. Philip AME […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: High Class Hair Extensions Launches Its First Hair Show in Atlanta

High Class Hair Extensions (HCHE) launches its first show in Atlanta with the finest hair quality. The 100% unprocessed and chemical free human hair extensions keeps customers satisfied. If you’re a professional, entrepreneur, home maker or student, invite a friend or if you’re looking for an opportunity to make extra income, mark your calendar, you don’t […]

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I Am African

By Thabo Mbeki I am an African. I owe my being to the hills and the valleys, the mountains and the glades, the rivers, the deserts, the trees, the flowers, the seas and the ever-changing seasons that define the face of our native land. My body has frozen in our frosts and in our latter day […]

CITY OF CARSON APPOINTS 3 NIGERIAN CITY COMMISSIONERS

  The Mayor and the City Council City of Carson at a meeting on 5/7/13 appointed the   following  Nigerian-Americans as Commissioners in City Commissions   1. Chike Nweke   Publisher Life and Times Magazine and Media Director of Nigerian American Public Affairs   Commission   -Appointed as Commissioner in the City Public Relations Commission […]

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US plans $250m fertilizer plant in Edo State

United States Consul-General to Nigeria, Mr. Jeffry Hawkins According to the Social media & Public Affairs, Governor’s Office in Benin-City, the Consul-General of the United States to Nigeria, Mr. Jeffry Hawkins has disclosed plans by the United States government to establish a $250 million fertilizer plant in Edo State. Mr. Hawkins, who described Edo State […]

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ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT – A hard look at the state of Nigeria’s shipping sector

A journalist’s account of how the growth of Nigeria’s shipping sector is impaired by politics and inconsistent policies. Arrested Development takes a hard look at the state of Nigeria‘s shipping sector and concludes that the sector has failed to live up to expectation. Inconsistent government policies, mediocrity, poor planning, and a general lack of understanding of […]

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Rape-aXe: The Anti-Rape Condom

A South African woman working as a blood technician with the South African Blood Transfusion Service, during which time she met and treated many rape victims. The device, known as The Rape-aXe, is a latex sheath embedded with shafts of sharp, inward-facing microscopic barbs that would be worn by a woman in her vagina like a […]

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Award winning African-pop duo “Vast of Bracket” Diagnosed with Lymphoma-Cancer

Award winning and top selling contemporary Nigerian-style African-pop duo “Vast of Bracket ” diagnosed with Lymphoma- cancer of the blood, after suffering from body pains, headaches, non stop coughing, loss of weight and weakness while in Paris for a show. Recently, he was recognized by the City and State of Philadelphia at the African American Museum, U.S.A. […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- ‘WEDLOCK OF THE GODS’ MAKES ITS DEBUT IN ATLANTA

INTRIGUING WEST AFRICAN THEATRE PLAY ‘WEDLOCK OF THE GODS’ MAKES ITS DEBUT IN ATLANTA,GEORGIA DURING AFROXPLOSION 2013  WRITTEN BY NIGERIA‘S FIRST FEMALE PLAYWRIGHT, DR ZULU SOFOLA; DIRECTED BY ACCLAIMED BRITISH NOLLYWOOD ACTOR, WALE OJO  Atlanta, Georgia (April, 2013) — As the ‘Fela on Broadway’ show makes its impact in recent times, US audiences continue to […]

THREE WIVES AND A SCORE OF CHILDREN THE AFRICAN WAY

In a culture where infant mortality is outrageously high and the average woman has fifteen children, most of whom do not survive, polygamy has been practiced to not only show a mans wealth, but also to assure the continuation of the mans family. It is also considered a strong indicator of a mans virility and […]

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BLACK INVENTORS By Keith C. Holmes – A Must Read

Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success identifies black inventors from five continents, over seventy countries, including almost all fifty states in the United States. Citing a number of black inventors from 1769 – 2007, this book is one of the most comprehensive works on black Inventors since Henry E. Baker’s research on Black […]

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Mercy Obeime, M.D “SERVING THE UNDERSERVED”.

In January 2004, Mercy Obeime delivered about $800,000 of donated medicine and supplies to her homeland, Nigeria. That was during her ”spare time“ as director of the Mercy Foundation, a non–profit healthcare organization she and several classmates from medical school started in 2001 to help fight HIV—AIDS in Nigeria, which she confides is “a big, […]

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Chinua Achebe, The Father of Modern African Literature Dies at 82

Professor Chinua Achebe was born in Ogidi, Anambra, Nigeria November 16, 1930. He was a novelist, poet, professor at Brown University and critic. He is best known for his first novel, Things Fall Apart (1958), which is the most widely read book in modern African literature. Raised by Christian parents in the Igbo town of Ogidi in southeastern Nigeria, Achebe excelled at school […]

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Female Genital Mutilation – What You May Not Know

What if I Refuse? The Child Weeps By Menassah Imonikebe, a well-known Nigerian painter from Edo State, he has many solo and group exhibitions to his credit The Ugly Hand that Maims The Midnight Act By Wande George, born in 1962, he earned the N.H.D. at Auchi Polytechnic in painting and illustration. Wande George presently […]

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Arik Air Playlist – Relax’n’Vibe

Exclusive: Arik Air Playlist – Relax’n’Vibe – from iROKING Arik Air and iROKING have compiled the most relaxing vibes the Nigerian music scene has to offer, releasing a stunning new mixtape, Relax’n’Vibe.  This exclusive playlist, featuring superstars including 2Face, Tiwa Savage, Waje, P Square and Flavour, is sure to bring any hectic moment to a standstill with super-smooth beats and mellow vocals. Taking these vibes […]

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Stuck By Cupid’s Arrow

Love at first sight may be attributed to Cupid love. The name Cupid itself was derived from the Latin word “Cupido,” meaning love, passion, desires, yearnings, wanting or longing. Cupid is the most famous of Valentine symbols and everybody knows that boy armed with bow and arrows, and piercing hearts . He is known as […]

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Oh My Africa

Oh My Africa, your situation is deteriorating, you’ve watched your brothers and sisters killed in sectarian and domestic violence across the continent, extremism is on the rise. Their mission? To destroy! Oh My Africa, crimes and kidnapping has become a routine bringing a grim future to what was once bright; there is no help in […]

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What is in your seed?

What is in your seed? To get ahead in life, you must plant what you desire to reap. If you plant tomatoes, you will reap tomato harvest. If you plant apples, you will have an apple harvest. If you plant kindness, you will receive a wave of kindness for we reap what we sow. ~ […]

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Cocka-Doodle-Doo Before Dawn

Cocka-Doodle-Doo Before Dawn I hear your cry in the dark, in your form you filled my emptiness,  I bless the day that you were born. I feel birth pains at the mention of your name, In your absence,   I long to hold your hands. Like yesterday, I remember the sleepless nights that I held you […]

Manage Better Foot Care with Diabetes

by Roberta Kleinman, RN, M.Ed., CDE Hello ! This week I consulted with a new patient who was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The only thing he could focus on during the hour long education session was proper foot care. The reason is – he has a family who had 3 male generations of […]

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UNGUARDED – PREMIERES IN NEW YORK CITY NOVEMBER 3, 2012

  Synopsis Elvin (Ramsey Nouah), an apparent successor to Software Solutions, a multi-million dollar company, is dropped into the deep end after he finds out that his undeniably clever, manipulative fiancée, Natasha (Edosa Edosomawan), has been sleeping with his father. Out of his despair, he convinces himself that every woman is despicable and resolves to take […]

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Taken Away By Ehi Ike – A 15 Years Old Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ehi Ike, is a 15 years old freshman at St. George’s Independent School  and author of the book  Taken Away. She loves to read and write. Ehi has been writing ever since she was old enough to put pen to paper. She began writing short stories in elementary school but had trouble […]

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The Importance of Self Esteem – Why It Matters

The Importance of Self Esteem – Why it matters by Karl Perera I think self esteem is central to everything you do. It affects your behaviour and thoughts. It changes how you feel about and value yourself. Can you imagine anything else so important? Why should self esteem matter to you? Self esteem can be […]

Rising Hip-Hop Star Lineo Ignites Ghana Music Industry Nite

All Posts Rising hip-hop star, Adegboyega Yusuf Adekoya, better known as Lineo, excites the fans with his newly introduced style of music, Afro Hip House, at the first Ghana Music Industry Nite held at Accra, Ghana, recently. Lineo  was at his best with brilliant performances alongside Hypertek Music and 2Face Idibia’s protege, Dammy Krane. At […]

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AWARD WINNING NIGERIAN MUSIC DUO BRACKET HONORED BY THE CITY AND STATE OF PHILADELPHIA

Award winning and top selling contemporary Nigerian-style African-pop duo Bracket, after receiving citation from the city and State of Philadelphia at the African American Museum on Friday August 3rd, 2012, highlighted the exciting stage line up at the 5th Annual ACANA African Festival on Sunday, August 5th, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The […]

Diversity Visa Lottery For 2013 is Here Again!

If you’re planning on migrating to the U.S, here is an opportunity to visit:  http://www.dvlottery.state.gov.  Every year, the U.S. Government makes available 50,000 permanent resident visas to citizens of countries that have a low rate of immigration to the United States, known as the Green Card Lottery. The Diversity Visa Lottery is mandated by the […]

October is the perfect and pinkest time to bring awareness about Breast Cancer

News Release: For more than 25 years, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been a time to reaffirm our commitment to fighting breast cancer and to remind ourselves of the importance of prevention and early detection. Breast cancer remains one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers among American women and despite remarkable advances in treatment […]

Health & News – President Proposes $320 Billion in Health Care Cuts

 September 29th, 2011 As part of a plan to reduce the federal budget by more than $3 trillion over 10 years, President Obama has proposed $320 billion in cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. Most of the savings ($248 billion) would come by slowing the projected growth of Medicare in the coming decade, according to the […]

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Behind The Scene “Rebirth of AFROBEAT MUSIC”

Check out this video on Youtube of Kola a.k.a Gbedumaster during rehearsals, performing the original Afrobeat sounds of his native country, Nigeria with some of his extraordinary energetic dancers and Orchestral band, brought to you exclusively by AfriQtalk. Enjoy.

U.S.- Nigeria Bilateral Relations! What does it mean?

On April 6, 2010, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Nigerian Secretary to the Government of the Federation Yayale Ahmed signed the U.S.-Nigeria Bi-national Commission in Washington, D.C.  That Agreement created four thematic working groups intended to meet periodically to enhance bilateral cooperation on four key areas: (1) Good Governance, Transparency, and Integrity (2) […]

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