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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...

Nigeria’s Esther Agbaje Wins US State Assembly Seat — US Election 2020

A Nigerian, Ms. Esther Agbaje, has been elected into the Minnesota House of Representatives in Tuesday’s U.S. general elections. She will represent District 59B in the 134-member House on the platform of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL), an affiliate of the...

US Election 2020: Nigeria’s Oye Owolewa Elected as Shadow Representative for Washington D.C

A Nigerian-born Democrat, Oye Owolewa, has become the first Nigerian-American be elected as a shadow United States Representative out of the District of Columbia.

Meet the Three Nigeria Women Contesting in the US Election 2020

At least three Nigerian-American women are on the ballot for Tuesday’s general elections in the United States,

Sinach’s ‘Way Maker’ Wins Song Of The Year At The 51st Dove Awards 2020

Way Maker, the critically-acclaimed song written by Nigeria's own Sinach has won the song of the year at Dove Awards 2020 in the United States. Way maker was originally released by Sinach in 2015, but it re-gained popularity in the...

US Objection Stalls Okonjo Iweala’s Appointment As First African Head of WTO

The appointment of Nigeria's ex-finance minister to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been thrown into uncertainty after the US opposed the move. On Wednesday, a WTO nominations committee recommended the group's 164 members appoint Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. She would be...

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...

Matriarchal Communities in Africa: African Communities Where Women Reign Supreme

From the Umoja community in Northern Kenya to the small rural community of Arnado Debbo in Niger state, Nigeria. These here are three African communities with long-standing traditions where to be a woman is superior.

Dr. John Emeka Akude: Nigerian Makes History As The First Black Elected Member Of Cologne City Council In Germany

A Nigerian has made history as the First black man to be elected member of Cologne’s City Council in Germany. Dr. John Emeka Akude, a Nigerian-born political scientist made history by becoming the first Councillor of African origin in Cologne,...
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South Carolina Negro Act of 1740: The Code that Prohibited Enslaved Africans from Learning to Read

Passed by the South Carolina Assembly on the 10th of May, 1740, the Negro Act was a comprehensive set...