Writer Chinua Achebe shunned Nigeria's corrupt politicians and twice turned down national honours, never fearing to criticise those he felt ruined his country. Yesterday, however, the lawmakers and the country's elite came to praise him.
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Thursday 23 May 2013
Situated in one of the most ethnically diverse boroughs in the country, Woolwich is home to many people of African descent who fled their home countries for a more stable life in the UK.
Do you know your Dakar from your Dhaka? Airline mix-up sends couple 7,000 miles off-course to wrong continent
Monday 20 May 2013
US couple found themselves 7,000 miles away from destination and on the wrong continent
Friday 17 May 2013
Fighter aircraft join renewed offensive against militant group in Borno state
Wednesday 15 May 2013
Nigeria has launched a military campaign to flush Islamist militants out of their bases in remote border areas, after President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in the north-east.
Wednesday 15 May 2013
Less than £200... For £199pp, Cresta Holidays is offering a three-night jaunt to Bruges this summer. The package includes accommodation at the Flanders Hotel in the heart of the city with breakfast and return Eurostar from London St Pancras on 19 August. Crestaholidays.co.uk
Tuesday 14 May 2013
Britain risks missing out on the "huge opportunities" in Africa because they are focusing too much on the Bric economies, Brazil, Russia, India and China.
Friday 10 May 2013
Simon Russell Beale has transformed himself into a manic version of Ronnie Barker in this merciless, very funny revival of Harold Pinter’s second major stage play, one he wrote and discarded between The Birthday Party and The Caretaker, before directing it himself in 1980.
Wednesday 08 May 2013
The Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram is thought to have been behind a deadly siege on the northeastern town of Bama on Tuesday that left 55 people dead.
Tuesday 07 May 2013
Fancy laying your head down one last time in a Coca-Cola bottle? Or an aeroplane? You name it you can be buried in it, says Paul Bignell
Voices in Danger: Nigeria - One man pays the ultimate price for reporting on the frontline between the military and extremists
Friday 03 May 2013
Journalist Enenche Akogwu was killed while filming the aftermath of a suicide bombing. His best friend describes the events and the dangers of being a Nigerian journalist.
Friday 03 May 2013
Nigeria has been added to the Committee for the Protection of Journalists' annual list of most dangerous countries
Thursday 02 May 2013
Nigeria today joined the list of countries where journalists are routinely murdered and assaulted without any convictions for their attackers.
Wednesday 01 May 2013
Witnesses in a northeast Nigeria village where officials say at least 187 people were killed in an assault by the military and Islamic extremists said soldiers purposefully set fire to civilian homes, directly contradicting the government’s claims.
Friday 26 April 2013
It’s not easy for professional football players to acquire a reputation for being more stupid or badly behaved than common opinion already holds.
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