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Oluwamayowa Akinyemi

Oluwamayowa Akinyemi is a digital and web content developer with experience in web content development and management as well as research and writing. He is an avid reader of random subject matters and a sucker for movies and video games. He is also passionate about youth empowerment and is a global affairs analyst and enthusiast.

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The Aba Women's Riots

NOSTALGIA: Remembering The Aba Women’s Riots

The Women’s War, or Aba Women’s Riots  was a period of unrest in colonial Nigeria over November 1929. The protests broke out when thousands of Igbo women from the Bende District, Umuahia and other places in eastern Nigeria traveled to the town of Oloko to protest against the Warrant Chiefs, whom they accused of restricting the role of women in the government. The Aba Women’s Riots …

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Sameera Moussa: Africa's Nuclear Lady

Sameera Moussa: Africa’s Nuclear Lady

In the twentieth century there were a great many scientists and physicists like Albert Einstein and Enrico Fermi whose names have been immortalized. When you think of that century, you can’t help but think of Sameera Moussa, the world’s unforgettable nuclear scientist of Egypt. She was born in Egypt, Gharbia Governorate in 1917. She grew …

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BANKY AND ADESUA WELLINGTON CELEBRATE SON'S ARRIVAL

BANKY AND ADESUA WELLINGTON CELEBRATE SON’S ARRIVAL

Popular Nigerian entertainment couple; music mogul Banky Wellington and his wife, Nollywood sweetheart, Adesua, recently celebrated the newest addition to their family as they welcomed their first child, Zaiah Wellington. The union of Bankole Wellington and Adesua Etomi in 2017, was one which pretty much “broke the internet” with the #BAAD2017 hash-tag. It elicited widespread …

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THE HEADIES XPLORE 2020: AFRICA'S BIGGEST AWARD SHOW WINNERS

THE HEADIES XPLORE 2020: AFRICA’S BIGGEST AWARD SHOW WINNERS

The 14th edition of Africa‘s biggest award, Headies, held virtually last night, 21 February 2021. The event was hosted by famous HipTV’s Nancy Isime and Nigerian comedian, Bovi. While entertaining viewers watching live from home, Bovi appeared quite simple making a bold statement with his EndSARS outfit. The event was initially scheduled for December last …

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THE FUTURE AFRICA ENVISIONS WITH NEW INVENTIONS

THE FUTURE AFRICA ENVISIONS WITH NEW INVENTIONS

They say you don’t know something unless you learn about it. Viewing the second largest continent from space at night, it gives you a glimpse of light in some areas and total darkness in others. But despite political and economic challenges millennials are re-engineering and causing the continent to glow with new inventions. The innovators are not …

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A Fight For Freedom: Expressing Originality Through Hairstyles

A Fight For Freedom: Expressing Originality Through Hairstyles

Samuel Muhammed is a hairstylist, and a computer engineer who is learning how to develop software. He is currently studying Mass Communication in a private university. Samuel hopes he achieves his dreams after school working as a broadcaster, and becoming an expert in programming. In this interview, he gives his insight on negative perceptions of unorthodox …

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Makes Herstory As First Female and African Leader of WTO

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Makes Herstory As First Female and African Leader of WTO

The former two-time Nigerian finance minister and former managing director of World Bank, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is now the first woman to head World Trade Organization. Her appointment was publicised on Monday as she prepares to officially occupy the office of director-general of the World Trade Organization by March 1 to August 2025. She is …

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NOSTALGIA: Remembering The Ikeja Bomb Blast

NOSTALGIA: Remembering The Ikeja Bomb Blast

The Lagos armoury explosion, more popularly known as the “Ikeja Bomb Blast“, was the accidental detonation of a large stock of high explosives at a military storage facility in the city of Lagos, Nigeria, on 27 January 2002. The resulting fire from this explosion burnt down a large section of the Ikeja area (and further upwards) of …

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FUNMILAYO RANSOME-KUTI: The Beacon Of Feminism In Nigerian History

FUNMILAYO RANSOME-KUTI: The Beacon Of Feminism In Nigerian History

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was born in 1900 in Abeokuta, present-day Ogun State, Nigeria. She was one of the first women to attend Abeokuta Grammar School in 1914, where she would go on to teach. In 1919 she left for Wincham Hall School for Girls, Cheshire, England, to pursue her studies. By the time of her return …

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