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Undefeated Nigerian Superstar – Gifted Cole

Gifted Cole Chiori, is an undefeated professional boxer based in the United States- originally from Nigeria. Gifted is a welterweight fighter, with a current record of 11-0. He has fought professionally In Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, and the United States. His last bout, was internationally televised by Super Sports from Accra, Ghana, and was attended […]

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Why Nigerian Professionals in the Diaspora want to establish a Diagnostic & Trauma Center in Nigeria

Nigerian Professionals in the Diaspora have come together to establish a healthcare facility that will save lives, empower better-informed healthcare decisions, and reduce the rates of preventable mortality in Nigeria, using their expertise, and experiences already gained in the U.S . Out of sheer concern for the millions of medically under-served Nigerians who suffer needlessly, […]

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African History 101

The Nok culture appeared in Nigeria around 1000 B.C. and mysteriously vanished around 500 AD in the region of West Africa. This region lies in Central Nigeria. The culture’s social system is thought to have been highly advanced. The Nok culture was considered to be the earliest sub-Saharan producer of life-sized Terracotta. It is suggested […]

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INTRODUCING NIGERIANS IN THE DIASPORA- Dr. Robert Okojie ” The Man Behind NASA Success Stories”

At first glance, he looks like your average Joe. Dr Robert Okojie is ” The Man Behind NASA Success Stories” has numerous engineering contributions to high temperature aerospace technologies, in particular, electronic devices based on silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors.  These techniques are now being licensed for use by a leading manufacturer of microsensors. He has […]

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Called To Serve – Ayo Abimbola For House of Representative

Called to serve his country, Henry Ayo Abimbola is running to be the next house of representative in Ogun State, Nigeria. Election will be held on Sat, March 28, 2015. Henry Ayo Abimbola is a native of Ijebu Remo origin who was born at the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital, Lagos Island, Lagos State, Nigeria on April […]

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What Does Nigeria Economic Growth Mean?

Nigeria has a bold vision of becoming one of the top 20 economies in the world by 2020, as outlined in its “Nigeria Vision 2020″ strategy. Although currently eighth in the world in terms of population, the country ranks 41st in terms of GDP and 161st in terms of GDP per capital. Despite being described […]

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The African Oprah-Princess Asha Okojie-Osazuwa, AfriQtalk

Referred to as “The African Oprah” Princess Asha Okojie-Osazuwa was elected into Stanford Who is Who, U.S.A, an elite organization of selected executives, professionals and entrepreneurs from around the world as a result of her extraordinary effort in the Media and Entertainment Industry. Princess Asha wears many hats, she is the C.E.O of AfriQtalk, Founder […]

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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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Mrs. Angela Esekhaigbe Celebrate’s Surprise 50th Birthday in Grand Style

Dignitaries, guests, friends, and well wishers came from Africa, Europe, and North America to celebrate Mrs. Angela Esiekhagbe’s surprise 50th birthday party in grand style. Held privately in Roswell, GA on December 27, 2014 by the celebrant’s husband, General Cecil Esiekhagbe. The tables, and chairs were beautifully decorated with royal purple, and antique gold, the chandeliers surrounded with a […]

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A Taste of Culture Debuts in Atlanta, Dec 26, 2014.

A Taste of Culture Debuts in Atlanta, Dec 26, 2014. Come join us for an evening of Conversation, Cuisines, Dance, Live Afro Jazz & Pop this Friday December 26, 2014 at Nations Cafe, Sandy Spring, Roswell, 30350. Featuring, acclaimed Nigerian Saxophonist, Shola Emmanuel & OKO from North Carolina. 10 % of Proceed will be donated […]

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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 […]

A MUST READ! EGOS AND EGOMANIACS – Film Making and Film makers in the Diaspora.

- By Austeen Eboka EGOS AND EGOMANIACS – Film Making and Film Makers in the Diaspora. First, reference the recently concluded FACE Awards ceremony in Atlanta, I greatly applaud the organizers for their selfless, generous and noble efforts at putting together such a prestigious and glamorous event. It was highly impressive, and humbling to be […]

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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 […]

Mayor of the Month- Richard Arnold of Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

  By Tann vom Hove After representing Baden-Württemberg, Germany’s second most prosperous state, at the European Union (EU) in Brussels for nine years, Richard Arnold could have moved to any number of senior government positions in either Berlin or Stuttgart. Instead he decided to return to his hometown of Schwäbisch Gmünd to run for mayor. […]

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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. […]

Discover Who You’re

When was the last time you sat down with your friends, family or perhaps your kids to talk about your family history or heritage? When things happen, we often talk about it, except our history, unless we go back in time, which should be the exact opposite. Our experience may differ, but we’re interconnected by […]

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 […]

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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King Jaja of Opobo – England’s Affair With Him And The End Of It

Born in Umuduruoha, Amaigbo in Igboland and sold as a slave to a Bonny trader at the age of twelve, he was named Jubo Jubogha by his first master. He was later sold to Chief Alali, the head of the Opubo Annie Pepple Royal House. Called Jaja by the British, this gifted and enterprising individual […]

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African Destination- Meet The Himba Tribe

  By Alex Ohan The Himba; are an ethnic group of about 20,000 to 50,000 people living in northern Namibia, in the Kunene region. Recently they have built two villages in Kamanjab which have become tourist destinations. They are mostly a semi-nomadic, pastoral people, closely related to the Herero, and speak Otjihimba, a dialect of […]

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Harlem’s Nnamdi Okonkwo Nigerian Sculpturist

  THREE WOMEN FRIENDS Sculpture by Nnamdi Okonkwo, Harlem, New York City “Three Friends” is a sculpture by the Nigerian born Nnamdi Okonkwo that currently resides at the front of Fifth Avenue on the Park, a condominium building in Harlem. Nigerian sculptor Nnamdi Okonkwo created this monumental sculpture that stands outside of Fifth Avenue on […]

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Catching Up With Former Third World Percussionist – Willie Stewart

http://youtu.be/tKRJlmqXPVY http://youtu.be/EcJ61-pee70 Have you ever wondered what became of the group Third World ? Well! I had the pleasure of catching up with former Third World Percussionist – Willie Stewart through a phone conversation. Willie is the founder of Solution in Music, he has shared his brilliant talent in rhythm and percussion with kids through […]

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Nigerian Political Independence and Pro-democracy Icon- Chief Anthony Enahoro

TODAY, I REMEMBER ONE OF THE TITIANS OF NIGERIA’S STRUGGLE FOR POLITICAL INDEPENDENCE AND PRO-DEMOCRACY ICON, MY UNCLE, CHIEF ANTHONY ENAHORO.  AS WE PREPARE TO CELEBRATE NIGERIA’S 52 INDEPENDENCE DAY ON OCT 1, 2012, LET’S NOT FORGET THE MEANING OF SACRIFICE, FREEDOM, UNITY AND PATRIOTISM. ……….ASK NOT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU BUT […]

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TEXT OF BILL CLINTON’S ADDRESS TO THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION

Former President Bill Clinton waves as he arrives to address delegates during the second session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte,N.C., Sept. 5, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed Here is the text of President Bill Clinton’s speech to the Democratic National Convention as prepared for delivery and released by the convention’s press office: We’re here to […]

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Press Release – BRACKET To Receive Honorary Award from the City of Philadelphia

Pages The group Bracket is fast becoming a house hold name in North America, thanks to their fans and supporters. The Enugu born duo is poised to receive a Honorary award from the city of Philadelphia at the African American Museum of Philadelphia in a Banquet event, August 3, 2012. They will join the likes […]

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Bianca Ojukwu – Standing Tall

Everyone adores her, Bianca, a household name in Nigeria is a former beauty queen and she enchanted Africa by her beauty. The daughter of former Anambra governor Christian Onoh, Bianca was crowned Most Beautiful Girl beauty pageant in 1988, she represented Nigeria in Miss Universe and would later win Miss Intercontinental 1989. Bianca resigned as […]

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Eye Problems and Diabetes

SOURCES: American Diabetes Association: “Eye Disease.”  American Diabetes Association: “Mental Heatlh Problem Linked to Diabetes.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Take Charge of Your Diabetes.” Colucciello, M. Arch Ophthalmol 2005; 123:1273. Hernandez, C. Diabetes Care, 2006; 29:2028. If you have diabetes, regular visits to your ophthalmologist for eye exams are important to avoid eye […]

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