Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

October 8, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Nigeria’s Anniversary Gift

Super Eagles Victory – An Anniversary Gift Nigeria’s senior men’s football team, the Super Eagles, defeated Zambia on Saturday. President Buhari called the match Nigeria’s anniversary gift, coming right after Oct. 1, Nigeria’s Independence Day. “Tonight the Super Eagles gave us … Continue reading

March 31, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Commission on the Status of Women Ends The Commission on the Status of Women with its theme of gender equality and women’s empowerment has concluded. There were around 4,100 non-governmental representatives from more than 540 organizations, the “highest number ever for one of … Continue reading

July 7, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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UN Women My first task as a board member of the US National Committee for UN Women was assigned by our new board president, Lalita Janke. At our board meeting last Sunday morning in Long Beach, Lalita asked each of … Continue reading

July 8, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Wole Soyinka’s Words of Hope, a Loss and a Death

Soyinka Comments on Boko Haram Wole Soyinka, Nigeria’s Nobel Laureate author, is quoted in this article from Daily Post, an online Nigerian newspaper. Soyinka says it’s more unlikely now that Nigeria will break apart – ironically, Boko Haram is bringing … Continue reading

July 4, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

A Movie, Boko Haram, Igbo Beginning, and the World Cup

Half of a Yellow Sun Our son Sam who was here for few days departed today for a wedding and meetings in Paris before heading back to Nigeria. He said the film Half of a Yellow Sun, made from Chimamanda … Continue reading

June 30, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Happiness from GA Music, Sadness for Nigeria at World Cup

World Cup 2014 I’m very sad as I write this – I just finished watching the World Cup match between Nigeria and France. Despite playing well for the first half, Nigeria lost, 2-0. Our son Sam is here with us for … Continue reading

June 26, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Unitarian Universalist Connections and Nigeria News

My last post was about Peace Corps connections. I forgot to include the photo of Clem and me at the Nigerian dinner in Nashville, so here it is for you. Today I’m writing about Unitarian Universalist, or UU, and Nigerian … Continue reading