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Celebrating Enugu State at 29

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,

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Politics

Dance Ngozi, Dance!

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

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Editor's Note

Welcome to November – The Light at the End of the Tunnel

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

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Editor's Note

As You Cast Your Vote in the 2020 Election

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.

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Health

Your Nigerian Blood May Not Be Good Enough

Most Nigerians are ineligible to be blood donors in the United States. Even in this era of COVID-19, most Nigerians who have recovered from COVID-19 may not be eligible to donate plasma to COVID-19 patients.

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Editor's Note

Welcome to September—It’s Back to School Time

Our featured speaker for September is a man of faith and prayer: Monsignor Anselm Nwaorgu. He is a parochial vicar, psychologist, and teacher. He is also the first native African priest to be elevated to the status of Monsignor in the United States. Nigerian Parents Magazine’s(NPM) interview with Monsignor Nwaorgu will be published on September 15, 2020, and will be on our podcast.

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Education

What to Expect As School Resumes for the Fall Session

There are a number of different learning models or protocols that different school districts are proposing or will adopt as schools resume in the fall. School districts are making decisions on what model they will adopt, first, by the prevalence of cases of COVID-19 in the state and second, by what parents perceive as safe for their children.

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Education

21 Subtle Signs You Already Had Covid-19

Because there are no symptoms that are exclusive to COVID-19, doctors and scientists believe that many people may have unknowingly been infected with COVID-19. We bring you this insightful article to find out whether you have already had the coronavirus without even knowing it.

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Editor's Note

Welcome to the Month of August – an Unusual Summer Month

“I am happy to tell you that in the past month, we have continued to enjoy an uptick in readership and engagement. For example, more people read and reacted out to us regarding our July publication than ever before. It is a testament to the hard work of the crack team behind the NPM brand.”

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Editor's Note

Welcome to The Month of July 2020 – A Month History Will Remember

Let me say a little about our feature for the month of July – Dr. Uzodinma Iweala, the son of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance. Dr. Iweala is more than just the son of Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance; he is the founder and CEO of the Africa Center, located on Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.

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Our Kids Talk

Figuring Out How to Succeed as a Unique Individual

“Over the course of 4 years, I felt more connected with my own heritage and committed to building a better America for the immigrants who raised me and the rest that will add true purpose to this country as history has continuously shown us. I believe they did their due diligence, so it is now my turn. But I know I would not have been able to get to where I am or figure out where I am going if I did not first figure out how to succeed as a unique individual.”
~ Jacqueline Abraham

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Editor's Note

Welcome to June as Nigerian Parents Magazine Honors the Class of 2020

The impact of COVID-19 cuts across the world. In the United States, more than 40 million workers have filed for unemployment benefits since the pandemic gripped the nation. More than 100,000 Americans have lost their lives to the disease. Among the affected are Nigerians across different occupations. As we prepare to turn the page on another month, our thoughts and prayers at Nigerian Parents Magazine are with those affected by COVID-19.

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Podcast

The Amazing Muffin Sisters

Lafia and Kady Toure, a.k.a Muffin Sisters did something no one else has ever done – create extraordinary baby products based entirely on African fabrics. In this episode of Nigerian Parents the Podcast we feature a heart-to-heart interview with the Muffin Sisters and discuss a range of topics from their ancestry, upbringing, beliefs and business. Their story will inspire you. Enjoy.

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Podcast

An Interactive Session with Star Actress Folake Olowofoyeku

She is the star actress of Bob Hearts Abisola, the CBS hit sitcom that spotlighted Nigeria as never before. Our hosts Hamilton Odunze and Dr. Ejike Eze sat down with Folake to discuss a range of topics from her upbringing, the future of the show and her efforts to help fight Covid-19 in Nigeria. Enjoy.

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Podcast

Meet Our Hosts

This episode of the Nigerian Parents the Podcast features the leadership of Nigerian Parents Magazine. Hamilton Odunze and Dr. Ejike Eze discuss their upbringing, what informed the creation of Nigerian Parents Magazine, and their vision for the magazine. Enjoy.

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Our Kids Talk

Being a Nigerian Kid in America Is Not Easy

The most frequently asked question about my name is this: “Why do you go by Muna and not Alicia?” I usually got asked this when people just heard that my first name is Alicia. They usually find this out during attendance, when the teachers start by saying “Ali-” and correct themselves and say “Muna”. I did not understand the answer to the question, so I just told people that there were other Alicia’s in the class. All I really knew about that topic at the time was that my parents told my kindergarten teacher that I would go by ‘Muna’.

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Education

Honoring the Class of 2020

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt in every facet of human life and in virtually every nation in the world. In addition to the health and economic impacts on many, there is the unquantifiable impact of botched traditions, lost memories and stolen dreams. Such is the plight of high school and college seniors who are experiencing an anti-climatic end to their high school and college education. To these seniors, graduation is a bust as it is devoid of all the pageantry and trappings that tradition bestows.

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Our Kids Talk

Why Does Everyone Hate Millennials?

You can call me a product of Gen Z, I am cool with that. But you cannot say that we are all the same, or that we need to “mature” and grow up. We got it from our mamas…Sorry, our parents.

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