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By Hamilton Odunze Welcome to the month of April. As you may have noticed, I am always excited about each new month we step into together. However, let me tell you why I am super excited about this month. Nigerian Parents Magazine (NPM) went through a rebranding process. From our
Continued from Part 1 By Ejike Eze There were many stories about the initiation ceremony to the mmọnwụ society. None that I knew of was pleasant. Each story was a syringe with which fear was injected into the heart of the uninitiated. That night, as creepy night noises seeped through
By Rev Fr. Bitrus Raphael Medugu (Ph.D.) Introduction: Because the family is the nucleus of society, we cannot but be worried about its existence and sustenance for the continuation of humanity through committed parents cooperating with divine grace to build a better society. We cannot but be bewildered when questioning
By Ejike Eze The night before my initiation into the mmọnwọ society, I sat in my bed and stared through the small window of my room into the solid void. The window had no netting, so mosquitoes floated in unchallenged. But those spindly bloodsuckers were the least of my
August Agboola Browne is one of the most celebrated patriots in Poland. He was born on 22 July, 1895, to Wallace and Josephina Browne in Lagos, Nigeria. At a young age, Browne moved to England onboard a British merchant ship. Shortly after arriving in England, he joined a performance group.
Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe, perhaps the most celebrated African writer of all time, was born on November 16, 1930, and died on March 21, 2013. Achebe, who hailed from the town of Ogidi in southeastern Nigeria, was a novelist, poet, critic, and professor. He attended Government College Umuahia. His academic excellence
Our biggest heroes were once children. Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was born in 1900 in Abeokuta, Nigeria. She was a Nigerian educator, political campaigner, suffragist, and women’s rights activist. During the 1940s, Ransome-Kuti founded the Abeokuta Women’s Union, one of the most impressive women’s organizations of the 20th century. Membership was
Fela Ransome Kuti (Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome Kuti) was one of the most recognizable names in music. Born on 15 October 1938 and died on 2 August 1997, Fela was a multi-instrumentalist, composer, activist, bandleader, and Pan-Africanist. He is regarded as the originator of Afrobeat, an African music genre that
By Dr. Millicent Odunze-Geers Our biggest heroes were once children. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, born in 1938, is a Liberian politician who served as the 24th President of Liberia from 2006 to 2018. She was the first woman in Africa elected as president of her country, initially elected in 2005
(1) Olaudah Equiano: The Father of American Autobiography In his acclaimed autobiography, Olaudah Equiano [Ọlaụda Ikwuanọ] told of his early childhood in Iseke, a community in the Igbo nation, southeast of Oshimmri (now the River Niger). He was kidnapped at age 11 and shipped across the Atlantic to
By Hamilton Odunze Nigerians are the most educated immigrant group in the United States By now, everyone knows that Nigerians are the most educated immigrant group in the United States. The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) published a study on behalf of the Rockefeller-Aspen Diaspora Program (RAD) in 2015, which proved
By Hamilton Odunze Editor-in-Chief Welcome to January 2021! On behalf of Nigerian Parents Magazine (NPM), I wish all of you a happy and prosperous new year. As we step into this new year, it is my hope and prayer that this year will be better than the previous one. Reflecting
Patrick Idima Education Correspondent No one thought we’ll be talking about remote learning for K-12 schools much less actually resorting to it in 2020. But COVID-19 has forced many school districts to go remote learning. Parents have struggled and are still struggling to adapt to this new form of learning
By Hamilton Odunze Editor-in-Chief On behalf of Nigerian Parents Magazine (NPM), I wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season. Without a doubt, 2020 has been a difficult year, with the COVID-19 pandemic, children out of school, and separation from friends and families. However, through it all, we
Dear friends, as we celebrate this Christmas, I would like to share these few words that capture the true reason for this season. The Psalmist, in one of his prayers, said, “O Lord, what are mortals that you should notice us, mere humans that you should care for us? For
A born, ‘bread and buttered’ Enuguite, I celebrate the creation of Enugu State. It had been cooking since the Nigeria-Biafra War. The movement for Waawa State intensified postwar, principally to give all sections of the Igbo nation a better sense of belonging and to accelerate development. The warriors were many,
DANCE, NGOZI, DANCE! Knowing that the United States holds a big card of ace in the WTO’s Director General selection, and watching Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala sail to the final two candidates in the rigorous process, made me begin to doubt that she was as smart and qualified as her credentials
Welcome to the month of November. If you wish that the year 2020 were over already, you are not alone. I am one of many who share similar sentiments. The world has never seen a year like this, at least, not in our lifetimes. It is a year that has
Early voting is available from October 17, 2020 through October 30, 2020. Please check your local listing for voting times. If you are planning to vote by mail, you must request your ballot by October 28, 2020, and return it by mail or in person by November 3, 2020. For those who are yet to register to vote, the deadline is October 24th, 2020.