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Adichie focuses on Nigeria's present for new novel

Modern life in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, has become almost a character itself in novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's new book, "Americanah." Within its pages, one catches self-acknowledged glimpses of the writer herself, who shot to fame with her previous novel, a love story set during Nigeria's civil war entitled "Half of a Yellow Sun."


22-Year-Old Nigerian Student Breaks GPA Record at Johns Hopkins University

Emmanuel Ohuabunwa

Emmanuel Ohuabunwa not only graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in neuroscience, but he did so with a 3.98 GPA. That’s an academic record!


Nigeria tycoon 'plans $8bn refinery'

Africa's wealthiest man, Aliko Dangote, says he aims to invest up to $8bn in a major new oil refinery that would double Nigeria's current oil output.


Main Nigeria donkey market closes

A top trader at Nigeria's biggest donkey market has been abducted by gunmen, a police spokesman says. Al-Haji Salisu Yunusa's abduction led to the brief closure of the 80-year-old market in the south-eastern town of Ezamgbo, a BBC reporter in Nigeria says.


AP Exclusive: Nigeria Secret Police Details Leaked

Personnel records of former and current members of Nigeria's top domestic spy agency, including home addresses and names of immediate family members, leaked onto the Internet in a threatening message that claimed to come from a radical Islamist sect that's killed hundreds of people this year alone, The Associated Press has learned.


US men beat Nigeria 156-73 in Olympic basketball

The last group in England with this many records was The Beatles. The U.S. men's Olympic basketball team beat Nigeria 156-73 Thursday night, an epic blowout that answered the Americans' detractors and sent a clear message to let them be.


Nigeria oil tanker fire kills more than 100

Oil Tanker Accident in Nigeria

More than 100 people who rushed to scoop up fuel after a Nigerian petrol tanker tipped over Thursday were killed when the vehicle and pools of spilled oil caught fire. Children were among those killed, while dozens more were badly burned, despite a warning from troops who arrived at the crash site that a blaze could ignite at any moment.

Senh: What the hell were those people thinking? It's summer. Even if it's not summer, oil can easily catch fire.


Nigeria celebrates first home-made warship

Nigerian Warship

Nigeria navy celebrates first home-made warship to fight pirates. "Proudly Nigerian" does not just apply to the people of this vast land - the West African giant is now building its own warships. After nearly five years in the making, the Nigerian navy ship or NNS Andoni was launched with a colourful event. At 31m (100ft) long, this is no giant of the seas, but the fact that it was designed and built in Nigeria, by Nigerian engineers, is a great source of pride.


Engine Trouble Reported in Nigerian Crash

A Nigerian airliner that crashed in Lagos, killing all 153 on board, reported engine trouble just before it went down.


Plane crashes in Nigeria, all 153 aboard dead

Plane Crash in Nigeria

An aviation official says that all passengers on board the plane that crashed in Nigeria's largest city have been killed. Nigeria's Civil Aviation Authority Harold Denuren confirmed that all the passengers on Sunday's Dana Air flight died. He did not say how many were on the flight. However, the Lagos state government said in a statement that 153 people were on the flight going from Abuja to Lagos.


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