Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

October 20, 2017
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Holidays in Nigeria

Plentiful Fuel for the Holidays in Nigeria I look forward to the holidays in Nigeria this year. We’ve booked our tickets, told our children, and arranged the security people to accompany us in the village. Yes, for the past few … Continue reading

October 8, 2017
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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

October 4, 2017
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Nigeria’s Independence, Chicago & Mountain Day

Mount Holyoke College Mountain Day Mount Holyoke College has a long-standing (I think since 1838!) tradition called Mountain Day. One day in the fall the President surprises the campus with bells ringing to announce Mountain Day, a day without classes. … Continue reading

September 6, 2017
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Time for New Yam Festival

The New Yam Festival Pulse.ng published an entertaining article yesterday about the new yam festival. This is the time of year for the festival. The first new yams have been harvested, and it is time to celebrate. The event begins … Continue reading

September 2, 2017
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Is There Slavery in Nigeria Today?

Slavery in Nigeria Today? Sahara Reporters, a Nigerian online publication, had an article about slavery. The story led with comments by Priti Patel, the UK’s Secretary of State for International Development. During a recent visit she announced increased funding to … Continue reading

July 16, 2017
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Climate Change Effects on Nigeria

The New York Times “Race-Related” I follow The New York Times “Race-Related” series. The stories provide wonderful and useful reflections on Black life in the U.S. The most recent said, “Our correspondents Rachel Swarns and John Eligon were joined this week … Continue reading

March 26, 2017
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Denied Visas

Africans Denied Visas Former Ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell is part of the Council on Foreign Relations. He blogs about Africa. He wrote about the African Global Economic and Development Summit that just concluded at the University of Southern California. … 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