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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.

Pablo Escobar's Hippos: The biggest herd outside Africa

Pablo Escobar’s Hippos: The biggest herd outside Africa

Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar, had a thing for hippos. The hippos at his former estate are arguably the biggest herd outside Africa according to environmentalists in the country. They are now being sterilised — treated with a chemical to render them infertile by the Colombian government. Escobar, who was believed to be one of …

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Anyula Euster Mukari "Shila": "Children are 20% of our society but 100% of our future"

Anyula Euster Mukari “Shila”: “Children are 20% of our society but 100% of our future”

Anyula Euster Mukari studies Public Health at Mt. Kenya University-Thika in Kenya. “Shila” as most people would call her, loves the thrill of working in a healthcare institution. Outside her classroom, she spends her time reading biographies, articles and novels. Having participated in programs conducted by Lapid Leaders Africa, Shila is greatly inspired in becoming …

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Nigerian military reports ISWAP leader's death without proof

Nigerian military reports ISWAP leader’s death without proof

Nigeria’s military made it known to the public reporting a successful attack that led to the killing of Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the leader of Islamic State West Africa Province known as ISWAP. Since the “fall” of the terrorist Boko Haram, ISWAP took over as the strongest jihadist group in Nigeria. According to General Lucky Irabor, …

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NOSTALGIA: Remembering Chief Obafemi Awolowo

NOSTALGIA: Remembering Chief Obafemi Awolowo

Chief Obafemi Awolowo was a Nigerian nationalist and statesman who played a key role in Nigeria’s independence movement, the First and Second Republics and the Civil War. The son of a Yoruba farmer, he was one of the truly self-made men among his contemporaries in Nigeria. OBAFEMI AWOLOWO: BRIEF BACKGROUND: As a young man he was …

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HAJIA GAMBO SAWABA: The Northern Beacon Of Women's Rights

HAJIA GAMBO SAWABA: The Northern Beacon Of Women’s Rights

Hajia Gambo Sawaba (15 February 1933 – October 2001) was a Nigerian women’s rights activist, politician and philanthropist. She served as the deputy chairman of Great Nigeria People’s Party (GNPP) and was elected leader of the national women’s wing of Northern Element Progressive Union (NEPU) She was educated at the Native Authority Primary School in Tudun, Wada. She however had to stop …

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Cameroon Film Industry: Anglophone 'Collywood' on everybody's screen

Cameroon Film Industry: Anglophone ‘Collywood’ on everybody’s screen

The Anglophone community is pretty small compared to the English-speaking part of Cameroon, yet popular. With its amazing movies trooping into the film industry in Cameroon and the number of Cameroonians living abroad, Amazon and Netflix have picked interest. Currently Netflix has selected four films for streaming. “It was a long fight to actually get …

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LYDA surpasses goal of creating 1000 jobs for people in 2021

LYDA surpasses goal of creating 1000 jobs for people in 2021

Always wearing bright smile or that famous bold look, Bankole Williams, the founder of Live Your Dreams Africa (LYDA) Foundation announced that: “With the recently concluded work in Kaduna and the projects, we intend to roll out before the end of this quarter, Live Your Dreams Africa has surpassed our goal of creating 1000 jobs …

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Kipruto and Kipyogei, the face of Boston Marathon 2021

Kenya‘s Benson Kipruto and Diana Kipyogei came out victorious at the Boston Marathon 2021. While Kipruto , 30 , celebrates his biggest win so far, Kipyogei , 27, on the other side gives a big smile completing a double in the women’s race. Making it a historical moment, Kipruto ran for two hours, nine minutes …

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