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Nwachukwu Egbunike

A Nigerian writer: passionate about Africa and fervently global. I'm a publisher and blog at FEATHERS PROJECT

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13 June 2014

Nigeria Mourns ‘Fearless’ Woman Who Took on Counterfeit Drug Lords and Survived Two Assassination Attempts

Dora Akunyili, the former director general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, wasn't afraid to fight to improve the country that she loved so dear.

2 May 2014

#BringBackOurGirls: Nigerians Demand Release of 200 Abducted Girls

People are mobilizing under the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls to pressure the government to do more to find more than 200 teen girls kidnapped by jihadist group Boko Haram.

22 April 2014

Verifying Social Media Content, and Other Tales from Nigeria's First #GVMeetUp

Many people on the Internet spread falsehoods without meaning to do so, not understanding how information appears or how they accidentally take part in spreading misinformation.

17 April 2014

Jihadist Boko Haram Intensifies Its Deadly Campaign in Nigeria

In recent weeks, the Islamic jihadist terrorist group has kidnapped 100 school girls and is suspected to be behind a bus station bombing that killed more than 70 people.

6 March 2014

Son of Dead Nigerian Dictator Sani Abacha Defends Father's Legacy

Sadiq Abacha lectured Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka after he criticised the government for honoring his father with a Centenary Award.

21 February 2014

Celebrating Netizens Who Blog in Nigerian Pidgin English

Nigerian Pidgin English is the country's "lingua franca, understood in all 36 states. Yet, you will not find a classroom in the whole country that teaches it"

20 February 2014

Nigerian President Suspends Central Bank Head for ‘Financial Recklessness’

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the ex-governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, is no stranger to controversy.

13 February 2014

Nigerian Governor Reportedly Pays Bloggers for Meet-Up

"You blog about government wastes, get invited to a government Q&A, & collect money? Newsflash: y'all have chopped state funds"

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