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Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Leader of Biafra (1967 - 1970) and son of Nigeria's first billionaire, is perhaps Nnewi's most famous indigene.

What town has produced more billionaires than any town in Nigeria and possibly Africa? Here are 10 of its richest people

The small Nigerian town of Nnewi has more naira billionaires per capita than anywhere else in the country.

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.”

Scene from Nigerian civil war movie "The Encounter"

Watch snippet of Nigerian civil war movie "The Encounter" (Video)

In 1967, the Eastern Region of Nigeria seceded from the country. The declaration of the independent Biafra, announced by the then Governor of Nigeria’s Eastern Region Lieutenant Colonel Emeka Ojukwu, was in response to the genocide of people from the Eastern Region.

Amy Jadesimi, MD, LADOL

Returnee Amy Jadesimi in quest for bigger role in Nigeria's energy industry

While the collapse in oil prices might seem like unequivocally bad news for Nigeria’s energy industry, there is one Lagos-based executive who sees only opportunity.

Jerome Booth, Co-Founder of Ashmore Group and Chairman of New Sparta Asset Management. Credit: institutionalinvestor.com

Ashmore Group's Co-Founder Jerome Booth looks to raise up to $500M to invest in African energy

The former Ashmore Group research head is launching an emerging markets investment firm that will start by focusing on African energy projects.

Wole Soyinka: Nigerian playwright and poet. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first African to be honored.

Wole Soyinka dismisses claims he is too grand and old for Oxford poetry chair

Candidates for one of the most prestigious posts in poetry are embroiled in a war of words as Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka hit back at claims by broadcaster Melvyn Bragg that he was too old and “grand” for the role at Oxford University.

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie poses with her novel "Americanah" ahead of the 2014 Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction in London June 4, 2014. She was a 2002 finalist of the Caine Prize. Photo: Neil Hall/Reuters/File

The Caine Prize: Is it the foreign gatekeeper of Africa's fiction?

Since its inception 15 years ago, one of Africa’s most prominent literary prizes has been at the center of debate over what constitutes as African literature. The Caine Prize committee announced its 2015 finalists on Tuesday.

Wole Soyinka: Nigerian playwright and poet. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first African to be honored.

Wole Soyinka leads candidates for Oxford Professor of Poetry, with 40+ nominations ahead of everyone else

Nobel laureate and political activist Wole Soyinka has put himself forward as one of three candidates for the position of Oxford professor of poetry, a 300-year-old elected post which is seen as the top academic poetry role in the UK.

Columbia University Africa Economic Forum (AEF) 2015 Speakers

Columbia University announces line-up of speakers ahead of April 11 African Economic Forum (AEF) in New York City

Columbia University’s Graduate Schools of Business, Law, and International and Public Affairs are pleased to announce details of the 12th annual African Economic Forum (AEF), the largest Africa-focused event to be held at the university.

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola (Right) with Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan. Photo Credit: Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters

Nigeria: High stakes in key states vote

As partisan, personal and religious rivalries grow, the two main parties are heading towards state elections that will be as closely fought as the presidential vote.

Wole Soyinka, the first African to win the Nobel Prize for Literature

Game Changers Africa: Wole Soyinka (Video)

In 1986, Nigerian author and playwright Wole Soyinka, became the first African to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

A customer browses men's shoes in the footwear department inside a Truworths fashion store in Sandton, South Africa

Investing in Africa: How investors are tapping into a new middle class

These days, oil, cocoa and precious metals aren’t the only things that are attracting foreign investors to Africa.

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Transcorp announces appointment of Emmanuel Nnorom as new CEO

The Board of Directors of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc on Tuesday announced the appointment of Mr. Emmanuel Nnorom as the President/Chief Executive Officer of the company.