Tag : Nigeria

Lost and Found: “The African Mona Lisa”

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The 1974 painting of a Nigerian Princess resurfaced at the start of February and was sold at Bonham’s auction house in early March for £1.2m, £900,000 more than had been estimated.   The painting, of Princess Adetutu Ademiluyi, known as ‘Tutu’, is one of three versions that were all lost … Read More

University Refuses to Waive Fees Following Funding Scandal

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Some of Nigeria’s brightest undergraduate students in the United Kingdom have had their funding withdrawn by the Nigerian government without their knowledge, leaving many facing deportation. The Nigerian High Commission confirmed that 152 students had been affected by the scandal, and stated that the bursary scheme had folded as a … Read More

Obituary for William Onyeabor

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William Onyeabor, Nigerian disco pioneer, technicolour wizard and all-round genius has died aged 70. Despite self-releasing eight studio albums in a frenzied seven year burst of creativity into relative obscurity, his influence has lived on, and grown and grown, winning his music plaudits from the likes of Damon Albarn, David … Read More

Sport | European heavyweights survive tests

4 years ago / 0 comments

At least one European side will reach the semi-finals of the World Cup, after Germany and France booked a tantalising quarter-final date against each other on Friday. Both emerged shaken but not stirred from their respective round of 16 games, France beating Nigeria 2-0 and Germany taking care of Algeria … Read More

Sport | France and Germany firm favourites

4 years ago / 0 comments

With the second round now well under way, Sunday contains two scintillating prospects with the third pair of last -16 fixtures and with Africa at the forefront of today’s World Cup action, Rhys Stevens previews the fixtures.   Group E winners France face one of only two African sides left … Read More

Sport | Wednesday World Cup Round-up

4 years ago / 0 comments

The 2014 World Cup has been unbelievably generous, with lots of attacking football and goals galore. The excitement continued in the first set of games, with Argentina edging out Nigeria and Bosnia and Herzegovina earning a consolation victory over Iran.   Argentina were already through, but that did not stop … Read More

Sport | Uruguay bite Italian hopes on dramatic day in Brazil

4 years ago / 0 comments

After a dramatic day at the FIFA World Cup, Ste Topping looks back on the action and previews another exciting day in Brazil.   With the chance to salvage some pride in Brazil, Roy Hodgson made nine changes in the hope that England could win their first match of the tournament, … Read More

Sport | Portugal Muller-ed by Germany as Pepe sees red

4 years ago / 0 comments

They say revenge is a dish best served cold, but in the USA’s case it was served up in the blazing 30° heat of Natal last night. After defeats to Ghana in both the 2006 and 2010 World Cups the American’s finally got one over their old foe with a … Read More