Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

January 18, 2017
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Nigeria Tragedy and Traffic

Bomb Falls at Refugee Camp The New York Times had a story yesterday about a bombing at a Nigerian refugee camp that killed dozens of people, including aid workers. Tragic! Click on the picture to read the story. President Buhari has … Continue reading

December 4, 2016
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New US Ambassador for Nigeria

New US Ambassador to Nigeria New U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria meets President Buhari The new US ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, submitted his credentials to President Buhari on December 1. You may have recognized his name. I did. His family … Continue reading

November 19, 2016
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Humanitarian Crisis in Northern Nigeria

Child Deaths in Northern Nigeria For months there have been hints that all is not well in the camps for IDPs – Internally Displaced Persons – in northeast Nigeria. I’ve read bits about the humanitarian crisis. The New York Times … Continue reading

October 29, 2016
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President Buhari’s Daughter Marries

President’s Daughter Gets Married Hajiya Fatima, President Buhari’s second daughter, married yesterday. Her new husband is the former managing director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Malam Gimba Yau Kumo. The wedding took place in Daura, Katsina state. She … Continue reading

October 25, 2016
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Peace Pipes and Oil Pipelines

Niger Delta Avengers Destroy Oil Pipelines I have some sympathy for the Niger Delta Avengers, though I abhor their actions. They destroy oil pipelines to advance their cause. Yet they have reason to be upset. Since the early days of … Continue reading

October 21, 2016
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The Wife in The Other Room

President Buhari’s Wife in The Other Room President Buhari embarrassed some of his country-people last week! He was in Germany in an effort to promote investments in Nigeria. His wife had made a comment, saying she might not vote for him … Continue reading

October 5, 2016
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Four Small World Occurrences

Small World Occurrence Number 1 Since Oct. 1, Nigeria’s Independence Day, fell on a Saturday, the country declared Monday a holiday. People like a day off work. Of course that’s only relevant for the Nigerians who are fortunate to be employed. It … Continue reading

October 1, 2016
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Nigerian Independence Day

Nigerian Independence Day Nigerian Independence Day is October 1st! Today marks Nigeria’s 56th anniversary of independence from Britain. In 1960 the Queen’s representative Princess Anne graced the handover celebrations. Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa took over as independent Nigeria’s first Prime Minister. But … Continue reading

September 27, 2016
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Peace Corps Friends and Family

Peace Corps Friends and Family We had a wonderful few days in Washington DC with Peace Corps friends. I loved it all, but my favorite was the final event. The Walk for Peace started at George Washington University where the … Continue reading

August 22, 2016
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Will There Be Milk for Nigeria?

Milk for Nigeria? Moo! There are plans for a dairy industry with milk for Nigeria! The world’s largest dairy cooperative is coming. They’ve signed an MOU, a Memorandum of Understanding, with the Nigerian government. Arla Foods is a cooperative owned … Continue reading