It wasn’t just a payment mix-up, but more of a cultural miscue that kept the Nigerian men’s Olympic soccer team stuck in the Atlanta airport this week. And it was culture — in the form of Southern hospitality shown by one of the city’s iconic brands — that helped overcome it, according to the organizer of the team’s Read more
When Nigeria‘s Olympic soccer team arrives in Atlanta on June 29th, they will be bringing with them not only their hopes for the future, but memories of the gold-medal winning team of the 1996 Summer Olympics. That 1996 team was the first African team ever to win a soccer gold in the entire history of Read more
With Europe‘s refugee crisis taking over the world’s attention, the crisis in northeastern Nigeria slips below the headlines even though the Boko Haram terrorists have displaced 1.5 million people who are unable to leave an area that is pockmarked with burnt villages and destroyed schools. It is these “displaced people” that Princess Modupe Ozolua Read more
An Atlanta organization forged in the fires of the civil rights movement has honored former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in January for his contributions to human rights and freedom.
Geoffrey Teneilabe arrived in Atlanta four and a half years ago as Nigeria’s consul general for the Southeast and he left on Feb. 2 for Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, as an ambassador. During an interview with Global Atlanta shortly before his departure, he said that he would be leaving with a sense of accomplishment “From the Read more
Two Nigerian diaspora conferences this month have selected Atlanta are coming to Atlanta, lending credence to the city’s efforts to position itself as a portal for African business ties.
The Nigerian-Biafran civil war that claimed more than a million human lives from 1967-70 prompted a small group of French doctors to form Doctors Without Borders, which has helped victims of wars and natural disasters around the world since then.
Nigeria — at least the parts of it that supported new President Muhammadu Buhari — is basking in the afterglow an election that some see as the first real validation of its 55-year-old democracy. The peaceful transition of power is heralded as a new day in a country that has been prone to military coups d’etat and corruption scandals. Many say that’s largely Read more
Having just traveled for 22 hours from Nigeria where she had witnessed the country’s dramatic presidential election to Lawrenceville in Gwinnett County, it wasn’t surprising that she admitted being somewhat unsure of what time zone she was in.
For Kennesaw State University’s Akanmu Adebayo, a Nigeria native and director of the university’s Center for Conflict Management, the delay in the country’s elections from February to March did more than force a change in travel plans. It added another wrinkle in his duties as an official observer in an election that turned out to be as electrifying as it was historic.