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Wole Soyinka at home in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Credit: theatlantic.com

A Nigerian Nobel Winner Exits Trump's America

“Trump’s wall is already under construction,” Wole Soyinka says. “Walls are built in the mind, and Trump has erected walls, not only across the mental landscape of America, but across the global landscape.”

Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria

Nigeria's Buhari submits cabinet nominees, announces he will serve as Petroleum minister

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday submitted names to serve in his cabinet, four months since taking office and after announcing he intended to take personal charge of the country’s crucial oil portfolio.

John Momoh, Chairman & CEO, Channels Television

John Momoh is pushing to make Nigeria's Channels TV easier to watch around the world

Two women watching news on television in a flat in Abu Dhabi; a group of men clustered around a screen in an office in Vietnam; a young man in Newcastle upon Tyne, smiling as he watches a sports programme. All far from their homes in Nigeria — but all watching Channels TV.

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe: An African Voice - An interview with The Atlantic from 2000

Chinua Achebe’s emergence as "the founding father of African literature … in the English language," in the words of the Harvard University philosopher K. Anthony Appiah, could very well be traced to his encounter in the early fifties with Joyce Cary’s novel Mister Johnson, set in Achebe’s native Nigeria.

Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria

Nigeria's former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, quits ruling party in blow to current president, Goodluck Jonathan

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has quit the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that he helped found, in a blow to President Goodluck Jonathan six weeks before an election.

Chude Jideonwo, CEO, Co-Founder, and Managing Partner of Red Media Africa

Occupying the office of the citizen: Chude Jideonwo at TEDxEuston (Video)

Chude Jideonwo is CEO, Co-Founder, and Managing Partner of Red Media Africa, which owns Africa’s largest portfolio of youth media brands, such as The Future Africa Awards & Summit, Y! Africa, and YNaija.com.

The Mercedes Maybach is one of the auto brands popular amongst Nigeria's top one percent

In Lagos, Nigeria, the 1% takes stock

Guests sashayed through the tent doors into a scene of surreal opulence. At the far end of the tent, engulfed by servants, courtiers, national politicians and guards with wires in their ears, the celebrant perched beside his wife on a throne covered with white faux fur, his every move broadcast on flat-screens arrayed around the tent walls.

Left - Right: General Joseph Ankrah (Chairman, Ghana National Liberation Council), Lieutenant Colonel Yakubu Gowon (Head of State, Nigeria), and Lt. Colonel Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (Governor, Eastern Region, Nigeria) at Aburi, Ghana

Naij - A History of Nigeria by Jide Olanrewaju - An Actualize Production (Video)

An excellent, in-depth video of Nigeria’s history by Jide Olanrewaju