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Chibok abduction outrage inspired Boko Haram to deploy female suicide bombers

 

 The global outrage sparked by the 2014 kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok in Nigeria inspired Boko Haram to start strapping suicide bombs to women in a bid to gain notoriety through “shock and awe” tactics, researchers said. … read more

City Guides

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Is Lagos really the world’s least liveable city besides Damascus?

 

 Being better than Damascus, the capital of war-ravaged Syria, is not a very high bar for a global city. But that’s the title given to Nigeria’s megacity of Lagos, with its 20 million population, according to an Economist Intelligence Unit report, … read more

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5 Interesting Nigerian Marriage Traditions

 

 With 250 ethnic groups, Nigeria can be easily be referred to as a culturally rich country with different ethnic backgrounds and culturally resplendent practices to admire. Marriage traditions is one of such culturally resplendent practices and Jumia Travel, the leading … read more

Technology

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Nigerian girl emerge third at 2017 Microsoft world championship

 

 A Nigerian girl, Katherine Eta of Childville School, Ogudu, Lagos, has emerged the third place winner in the 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship (MOSWC) held in Disneyland, California, USA. Katherine was the only African Champion in this year’s competition. … read more

Arts & Entertainment

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Marvel is working on a Lagos-set Venomverse comic

 

 Nnedi Okorafor can now add comic book writer to her esteemed resume. The Nigerian-American science fiction writer and 2016 Quartz Africa Innovator announced on Twitter that she’ll be penning an eight-page comic for Marvel’s forthcoming Venomverse anthology, which is slated to come out … read more

Sports

Oluwatoloba Amusan (right) ran a new 12.57 seconds lifetime best to win her first National Collegiate of Athletics Association (NCAA) Championships title in the 100m hurdles at the historic Hayward Stadium in Oregon, USA earlier this year

Team Nigeria hits London August 1

 

 Nigeria’s contingent to this year’s International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships will depart for London on Tuesday, August 1. The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) had initially prepared a list of 12 athletes for the championship, which run … read more