|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on October 4, 2013 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
We hear so much about the plight of Black children and their low test scores. We have not heard that African American children who are homeschooled are scoring at the 82% in reading and 77% in math. This is 30-40% above their counterparts being taught in school. There is a 30% racial gap in schools, but there is no racial gap in reading if taught in the home and only a 5% gap in math.
What explains the success of Afri...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on October 4, 2013 at 7:45 AM||comments (2)|
Olufi Adewale Asabi, who reigned from 1926 to 1948, was the son of Olugboira and Osunfolahan. Despite the fact that he was a prince, he was made to work on the farm by his parent and in his early manhood, he had learn the value of dignity of labour.
When he came to the throne as Olufi of Gbongan in 1926,he knew he had a lot to do and did not waste a minute in executing his plan.The first thing he did was to unit...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on November 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM||comments (4)|
Four Nigerian Teenage Girls Develop a Urine-Powered Generator.
Four teenage girls, Duro-Aina Adebola (14), Akindele Abiola (14), Faleke Oluwatoyin (14) and Bello Eniola (15) have stunned the country with their invention of a urine powered generator at this year’s Maker Faire Africa, an event which shows off innovations, inventions, and initiatives that solve immediate challenges and problems, and then works to support and propagate them. The teenagers’ invention was one of t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on June 3, 2012 at 4:05 AM||comments (2)|
World Oldest Known Boat
8000 years ago, Nigeria. "World oldest known boat" the Dufuna Canoe was discovered near the region of the River Yobe. The Canoe was discovered by a Fulani herdsman in May 1987, in Dufuna Village while digging a well. The canoe’s “almost black wood”, said to be African mahogany, as “entirely an organic material”.
Various Radio-Carbon tests conducted in ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on April 25, 2012 at 4:10 PM||comments (0)|
Samuel Layinka Ayodeji Manuwa, KT, CMG, OBE (1903–1976) The man who invented an excision knife to treat tropical ulcers. was a pioneering Nigerian surgeon, Inspector General of Medical Services and former Chief Medical Adviser to the Federal Government of Nigeria. He was the first Nigerian to pass the FRCS . and he graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1934. In 1966, he was elected president of the World Federation for Mental Health. During his lifetime he served as a Nigeria...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on March 16, 2012 at 1:45 PM||comments (0)|
Fela Kuti with Late Bukina Faso President Thomas Sankara the Only Africa president visited Africa Shrine in Lagos
Fela Anikulapo Kuti-15 October 1938 — 2 August 1997), was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, pioneer of afrobeat music, human rights activist, and political maverick.
Fela was born Olufela Olusegun Oludotu...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on December 19, 2011 at 11:55 AM||comments (1)|
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on December 11, 2011 at 5:50 AM||comments (4)|
Nigerian leaders paint Dubai red
•Ex-VP, MILAD, Governors buy up choice properties
•The billions they spend on helicopter cruise, Amani Club
By Daniel Alabrah
Sunday, December 11, 2011
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|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on December 11, 2011 at 5:15 AM||comments (6)|
South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma in Nigeria, yesterday called on his counterparts on the continent to ditch economic mode...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on November 28, 2011 at 3:55 PM||comments (0)|
Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900-1978) was a Nigerian feminist who fought for suffrage and equal rights for her countrywomen long before the second wave of the women's movement in the United States. She also joined the struggle for Nigerian independence as an activist in the anti-colonial movement. Described by many as the mother of women's rights in Nigeria, she was regarded in her time as "The Mother of Africa."
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|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on November 16, 2011 at 12:20 PM||comments (23)|
I was so sad, very sad indeed and I reflected: Abdulsalami Abubakar stole about 20 billion U.S dollars from Nigeria , Atiku Abubakar stole about $18 billion U.S dollars, Olusegun Obasanjo and her daughter- Iyabo liquidated about $13 billion dollar power project, IBB stole about $20 billion US dollars from Nigeria. Ibori stole over $2.6 billion U.S dollars, Tony Anenih stole about $6 billion U.S. dollars during his time as a federal minister alone, Abba Ruma stole about 1.3 billion U.S d...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on November 13, 2011 at 2:25 PM||comments (5)|
This is the first house in Africa built from bottles,
Recycled plastic for homes will eliminate waste and provide inexpensive housing
Yahaya Musa, a 19-years old Nigerian build sand-filled plastic bottles in Sabongarin Yelwa village, near the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna.
The idea undoubtedly seemed strange at first: take the plastic water bottles that litter Nigeria's roads, canals and gutters and allow people to live inside them. Well, not literally,...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on November 11, 2011 at 2:45 PM||comments (0)|
Lagos, Nigeria - Nigeria has formally protested against the terror alert issued by the US Embassy in Nigeria over impending attacks on some targets, including three luxury hotels, in Nigeria's capital, Abuja. The action came as the embassy also downplayed the alert, which it issued to Americans living in Nigeria, in the wake of the massive attacks in northern Yobe state by the Islamic insurgents Boko Haram that left 150 dead.
The private Guardian newspaper reported on Friday that the Ni...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on October 16, 2011 at 5:25 AM||comments (2)|
U.S. to Expand Military Co-Operation With Abuja.And President Jonathan Desperate To sell Nigeria Back To Colonia.
Abuja — The United States of America has indicated interest in expanding military and defence co-operation with Nigeria in order to tackle the emerging security challenges in the country and the West African sub-region.
This was disclosed yesterday in Abuja by the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence in Africa, Amb. Vicki Huddleston when she paid a courtesy v...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on October 7, 2011 at 11:10 AM||comments (3)|
The car in which the late Murtala Muhammed, former military head of state, was assassinated 35 years ago has continued to attract an average of 2,000 tourists monthly, from within and outside Nigeria.
When Muritala Mohammed was killed on 13 February 1976, suspicions were widespread that the CIA had a hand in assassination. This much is reflected in a secret report prepared by the U.S. Information Agency, the propaga...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on October 2, 2011 at 5:55 AM||comments (1)|
Nigeria is a state of wide cultural diversity consisting of several distinct ethnic groups. What role do these ethnic groups play in Nigerian politics and what impact do they have on political developments in Nigeria?
Nigeria developed over time, under British colonial rule, as a federal state consisting of various ethnic groups. The British colonial power recognized the ethnic diversity of Nigeria and, with the support of the various Nigerian leaders in colonial times, decided that the...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on September 16, 2011 at 12:35 PM||comments (3)|
If Nigeria was a normal society never would we be so divided. If Nigeria was a normal society never would we be so confused. If Nigeria was a normal society never would religion play a worse role in our affairs. If Nigeria was a normal society never would the prostrate lot of General OBJ, Shagari, IBB, Shonekan, Abacha, OBJ, Yaradua, GEJ rule Nigeria.
If Nigeria was a normal society never would our best minds hang cluelessly whi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on September 16, 2011 at 12:10 PM||comments (0)|
THIS is a call to obey for all Nigerians. There is a need for us to have a holistic and panoramic view of the past, present and future leadership of this country and suggest possible ways forward. As a young Nigerian, I grew up to know that the independence of Nigeria was achieved without blood shed. But right from inception of Nigeria as a sovereign state and in recent times, it has been struggle for power, bloodshed and lack of democratic benefits for her citizens. Every tide ri...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on September 14, 2011 at 8:55 AM||comments (1)|
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked the board of Niger DeltaDevelopment Commission, the agency responsible for development of theoil-producing Niger Delta, over large-scale fraud on awarding contracts forprojects in the restive region, according to a government statement Wednesday.
This action follows the submission and consideration of a report by agovernment committee that investigated a new crisis in the NDDC last July,the statement said.
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