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Africa | Oyenike Monica Okundaye (Nike) is the CEO of the Nike Center for Arts and Culture, Osogbo. Established in 1983 by Nike, solely from her earnings as an artist and without governmental assistance, the center has so far trained over 3000 Nigerians and many African countries now send their students to study textile art at the center | ©Nike Centre for Art and Culture

Who was underneath the monstrous black mask of Ridley Scott’s 1979 film Alien? The man was Bolanji Badejo, a 7ft tall Nigerian design student picked up from a bar in West London to fill the title role.

A 22-year-old Nigerian student named Emmanuel Ohuabunwa has broke the record for highest GPA in the history of John Hopkins University after graduating from the prestigious school with a 3.98 GPA on a 4.0 scale. He received a degree in Neurosciences and he plans to continue his studies at Yale Medical School so that he can gain a degree in Medicine. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Nigeria's Boko Haram 'forces one million out of school'

An Islamist insurgency has kept about one million children out of school in Nigeria and three neighbouring states, the UN children's agency has said. More than 2,000 schools were shut, while hundreds had been attacked, looted or set ablaze, Unicef said. Boko Haram's six-year insurgency has devastated north-eastern Nigeria, and has spread to Cameroon, Chad and Niger. What utter wankers these people are.