DID YOU KNOW? NIGERIA FACTS: Over 500 Indigenous Languages Are Spoken Throughout The Country

Nigeria has more than 517 established indigenous languages. It is the 3rd most linguistically diverse country in the world, after Papua New Guinea (840 languages) and India (707). The major native languages in Nigeria are Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Fulfulde, Ijaw, Edo, Ibibio, Karai-Karai, Kupa, Kanuri, Tiv, Idoma, Igala, and Nupe.

NAIJA ABROAD: Nigerian Doctor Named One of Canada’s 50 Most Influential People

Nigerian-born Chika Stacy Oriuwa has been named one of Canada’s 50 most influential people. She came 37th on the Macleans power list (a ranking of Canada’s most influential). Her parents, Stephen and Catherine Oriuwa, emigrated from Nigeria to Canada in the 1980s. She was raised in Brampton and graduated as sole valedictorian of her class,Continue reading “NAIJA ABROAD: Nigerian Doctor Named One of Canada’s 50 Most Influential People”

NAIJA POETRY 25: Open

OPEN She is a vagrant poem,a cautionary tale,an old story,an open book. Her belly opensand pages fly from it.Words fall to feet,letters flood the floor,questions mark her steps. Like Sylvia, she straddles,and stumbles. Who will put her backtogether again‌What will bind herand bring her to a close‌ AUTHOR: Lola Shoneyin (in full, Títílọlá Atinúkẹ́ Alexandrah Shónẹ́yìn);Continue reading “NAIJA POETRY 25: Open”

HEALTH 4: Benefits of Cashew Nuts

The cashew nut is kidney-shaped and approximately 2.5 cm long. It consists of an edible kernel surrounded by two shells. The scientific name for the cashew nut is Anacardium occidentale. In Nigeria, it is called by various local names:Kaju (in Yoruba)Kashu (in Igbo)Fisa (in Hausa) SOME HEALTH BENEFITS OF CASHEW NUTS1. Helps weight loss. 2.Continue reading “HEALTH 4: Benefits of Cashew Nuts”

DID YOU KNOW (25)? APC raked in N9.45b from Presidential & Gubernatorial Forms

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has announced that a total of N9.45 billion was raised from sales of Presidential and Gubernatorial forms. The party’s Publicity Secretary, Mr. Felix Morka, said that presidential forms sold by the ruling party were 28, while 133 forms governorship forms were purchased by aspirants. The Presidential forms were sold forContinue reading “DID YOU KNOW (25)? APC raked in N9.45b from Presidential & Gubernatorial Forms”

SPORTS: 19 Year Old Breaks National 200m Sprint Record

Nigeria’s Favour Chukwuka Ofili has broken the country’s national record for the women’s 200 metre race, as she came first at the 2022 Tom Jones Memorial Classic in James G. Pressly Stadium, Gainesville, Florida, USA. The previous National Record of 22.04 seconds was set in 2018 by Blessing Okagbare. Ofili ran a blistering 21.96 secsContinue reading “SPORTS: 19 Year Old Breaks National 200m Sprint Record”

Ogun Teacher Defrauded via Jumia

36 year old Comfort Mufutau has lamented unauthorized debits of N215,000 from her GTBank account for purchase of recharge cards via Jumia Nigeria. She had wanted to transfer N5,000 to someone via GTB mobile when she discovered her account had been emptied. She immediately approached GTB branch in Sango, Ogun State to lodge a complaintContinue reading “Ogun Teacher Defrauded via Jumia”