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  • European Museums Plan Summit On Return of Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

    BENIN, 2017/08/18 A bronze sculpture of a cockerel that adorned a Cambridge University dining room is part a huge haul of looted antiquities that may presently be returned to Nigeria and neighbouring Benin Republic any minute at this time. The British Museum will take part in a European summit to discuss the return of art seized from the Benin Kingdom, presently part of southern Nigeria, by a British punitive expedition in 1897 as "reparations" next it defied the British Empire by imposing customs duties.
  • Africa: Crafting an African Victory for the World

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/12 On May 25, 1963, Africans gathered in Addis Ababa to create the Organisation of African Unity, the precursor to today’s African Union. It stood tall in the minds of Africans who decided to unite for a common cause. It demonstrated our ability to set aside differences in order to make the world a better place. Presently, on 1 July 2017, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia will stand at the helm of the the World Health Organisation with the ambition to reform, transform and make world health and agile partner of economic transformation for the world.
  • New king for Nigeria's Benin kingdom

    BENIN, 2016/10/30 Thousands of people gathered to witness the coronation of the new king of the Benin people in Southern Nigeria. The coronation of Oba Ewuare II carries on a royal tradition that has endured from around the 13th century until the British invasion hundreds of years later. The ancient Benin Kingdom was famous for its vast wealth, sophisticated urban design and intricate bronzes. Its ruler, the Oba does not wield any official powers in Nigeria, but has a great transaction of influence.
  • Nigeria: Filmmaker Builds Bridges at Sundance Festival With Winning Short Film

    NIGERIA, 2015/02/04 Sundance Institute premiered the winners of a Short Film Challenge launched last time- an international shorts program designed to spark world conversation highlighting human ingenuity and the imaginative solutions real people are creating to overcome challenges such as extreme hunger and poverty. One of the winners of the Sundance Institute's Short Film Challenge - an international shorts program designed to spark world conversation highlighting human ingenuity and the imaginative solutions real people are creating to overcome challenges such as extreme hunger and poverty - is A Will Of Iron, directed by Seyi Fabunmi and Mobolaji Adeolu from Nigeria. A authentic life story of a homeless blacksmith living under the Third Mainland Bridge (the longest bridge in Africa) in Lagos for 15 years. A home he presently shares with his wife and baby. He speaks of his struggles, hopes, and dreams.
  • Kano Mass Wedding

    NIGERIA, 2013/04/05 Ahead of the third round of the Kano mass wedding, the Hisbah Board in the national yesterday started screening couples. Our correspondent, who visited the venue of the exercise, gathered that about eight persons part the prospective couples have so far tested positive to HIV, while some women who came to seek spouses were found to be pregnant.