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  1. "Use your powers for good instead of evil"- Nnedi Okorafor's BBC 60 Second Idea

    ZODML's blog Listen to Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorafor's appeal to hackers and online scammers to use their skills to change the world in a positive way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb_PBV4RXPg What do you think of her bold idea? Let ...

    ZODML - 2013-05-31 17:54

  2. Google and Pan-Atlantic University Launch Nigeria Archive

    Great news for history lovers! The Google Cultural Institute has teamed up with Pan-Atlantic University to create a special Nigeria archive. Through the partnership, the Institute- which aims to "help preserve and promote culture online"- and th ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-12 09:45

  3. "Kafka on the Wing": 11 Writers on the World Cup's Star Players

    Football fans couldn't have asked for a more exciting start to this year's iteration of the sport's most beloved tournament. From witchdoctors to goal-line technology controversies, the 2014 World Cup looks to be one for the books...quite l ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-08 13:23

  4. Chinua Achebe Speaks On Martin Luther King, Jr.

    We were delighted to stumble up on this clip on the Paris Review's blog- a recording from beloved Nigerian author Chinua Achebe 's Art of Fiction interview with the magazine in 1994. In it, he speaks about the legacy of another icon- Martin Luth ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 09:39

  5. Join Google in Documenting Nigeria’s History with 100K Naija Project by Dave Agboola

    2014 is to be an exciting year for Nigeria as it marks exactly 100 years since the country came into existence. In 1914,  Sir Frederick Lugard, the first  Governor-General of the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria, merged the Southern and Northern protect ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 10:42

  6. Nigerian Food: Home and Away

    A Nigerian far away from home can miss nothing more than our local cuisine. But in this globalised era, it's becoming easier to find egusi, garri and even kilishi beyond our borders. It is no big news that Nigerians are big travellers- whether for ec ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-13 16:53

  7. "This is Nigeria where children learn to spell freedom"- Nigeria's First Elections

    In 1959 and 1960, the American news network CBS made a documentary on Nigeria's first elections and the build-up to independence. The first part below shows Nigerians at political rallies (including a clip of Obafemi Awolowo campaigning in Northern N ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-14 13:32

  8. Nnamdi Azikiwe at the Olympics by Mena Odu

    The UK National Archives are a true goldmine of amazing historical documents (and hilarious instances of "grammar"). We will be spotlighting every now and again some of the most interesting records of Nigeria's colonial history. For today: ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-14 13:34

  9. Could this be Honorable Patrick Obahiagbon's Grandfather? by Mena Odu

    The blog Letters of Note is a delightful resource for fans of pop culture, history and the art of letter writing. Although famous figures- from Einstein to Bill Gates- are featured prominently, the letter below- written in 1929 by a disgruntled ex-worker ...

    ZODML - 2015-01-14 14:40