Soccer: Arsenal cancels match with Nigerian Eagles; “complexities” in Abuja

Arsenal announced that the proposed game has been called off due to "complexities" associated with organising such a game. Local media reports yesterday speculated that the security concerns in the northern part of the country may...

South Africa bids to host Olympics in 2020; following World Cup success….

South Africa bids to host Olympics in 2020; following World Cup success.... Special to USAfricaonline.com and CLASSmagazine JOHANNESBURG, Sept. 29, 2010: Following its success in hosting the 2010 soccer's World Cup, South Africa now has...

Obiano: My 100 days in office

Obiano: My 100 days in office and where I want to take Anambra State Special to USAfricaonline.com, CLASSmagazine,  and USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston. Follow USAfrica at  Facebook.com/USAfricaChido , Facebook.com/USAfrica247 and Twitter.com/Chido247 June 25, 2014: It gives me great happiness to see you here today. As...

SOCCER twist: FIFA suspends Nigeria for “government interference”

SOCCER twist: FIFA suspends Nigeria for "government interference"Special to USAfrica,  USAfricaonline.com, CLASSmagazine (Houston), and  Nigeria360@yahoogroups.com AFP:  FIFA suspended Nigeria from international football on Monday, alleging "government interference" in the running of Nigerian football. World football's governing body...

Rio de Janeiro wins bid for 2016 Olympic Games..

'Hosting the Olympic Games should not be a privilege for rich countries,' Lula said recently in New York. In that sentence, the Brazilian synthesized all his shrewdness, in the effort to help Rio de Janeiro get past Chicago - as well as Madrid and Tokyo - in the race to host the 2016 Olympics. The world's tenth-largest economy, Brazil is not a poor country, although it is inhabited by legions of poor people. But playing the 'third world' card still pays off at an IOC in which anti-US feelings are rife even in the 'Obama era.'

Soccer: Ghana wins Under-20 World Cup for first time, beats Brazil in shootout

Ghana wins Under-20 World Cup for first time, beats Brazil in shootout By Jerome Pugmire (CP) – Special to USAfricaonline.com CAIRO, Egypt — Ghana held on with 10 men to beat Brazil in a penalty shootout to...

After World Cup disgrace: Salam disagrees wt Nigeria’s prez Jonathan’s 2-year ban on international...

Aftermath of 2010 World Cup soccer loss: Salam disagrees with Nigeria's president Jonathan's 2-year ban on international soccer activities. Special to USAfricaonline.com and CLASSmagazine, Houston The suspension of Nigeria's national football team from international competition for...

Jonathan makes u-turn on his Nigeria-FIFA international soccer ban

Jonathan reverses himself on Nigeria international soccer ban Special to USAfricaonline.com Nigeria's government on Monday July  5, 2010 lifted a two-year ban it imposed last week on its national football team after a dismal World Cup...

Jesse Jackson Jr to be sentenced June 28 for siphoning $750,000 in campaign funds...

Jesse Jackson Jr to be sentenced June 28 for siphoning $750,000 in campaign funds for personal luxury Special to USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston.                            ...

USAfrica: Nigeria’s ex-President Obasanjo left a legacy of corruption, Kalu alleges in letter

Nigeria's ex-President Obasanjo left a legacy of corruption, Kalu alleges in letter.    Special to USAfricaonline.com,  and USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston. Follow USAfrica at Facebook.com/USAfricaChido , Facebook.com/USAfrica247 and Twitter.com/Chido247  An escalation of  the conflict between Nigeria's ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo and former Governor of Abia State, Dr....

Outspoken, hardline Muslim cleric killed in northern Nigeria

Outspoken Muslim cleric killed in northern Nigeria Special to USAfricaonline.com Gunmen shot and killed a Muslim cleric highly critical of a hardline Islamist sect, in an attack outside his home in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, witnesses said. The...

Perfect beach + wind = surf heaven

Watamu is a Kenyan fishing village on the Indian Ocean. Known for its rich Swahili culture, it is now a top water sports destination.

Tiger Woods’ drama: Rachel Uchitel denies any relationship with golf star

Rachel Uchitel has told the New York Daily News that she has no relationship with Tiger Woods and that the "girls" quoted in National Enquirer and Star magazine articles are lying. This...

Olympics Basketball 2012: star-packed USA clashes with Nigeria

The U.S has LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony etc while Nigeria holds some NBA talents including Al-Farouq Aminu of the Hornets. Regardless of the stars all over the American team, no one should under-estimate the resolve of the Nigerian team. A key member of the team Ike Diogu, a former top-10 NBA draft pick cautions that "We will not be intimidated by those guys…. A lot of us went to school in the U.S. and have played against those guys. We have no reason to feel overwhelmed." Unless a basketball miracle occurs, USAfrica analysts say the U.S team holds the advantage for victory. By Chido Nwangwu

CNN International profiles work of USAfrica’s Chido Nwangwu

Influential U.S Congressman Hon. Al Green of the Homeland Security and Financial Services committee who has attended some of the USAfrica Best of Africa events in Houston notes that "Chido and the team at USAfrica really do a first-class job of promoting with class and deep knowledge, the interests of Africans and Americans. Chido's a great credit to journalism and our communities."

Is District 9 movie a fitting metaphor for the ugliness of Nigeria?

Nigeria is a nation whose ugliness is increasingly troubling! Nigeria’s Information Minister, Professor Dora Akunyili has implicitly accepted that there is something wrong with Nigeria’s image. She hardly accepts that there is something wrong with Nigeria. Trivializing her pet project to a matter of perception as she is doing with her usual zeal and outspokenness rather than accepting the obvious is very unhelpful. The poignancy of such artistic endeavors like District 9, which has been described as “a science-fiction morality tale” ought to be seen as an effort not only driven by mercantile interest, but also an effort to employ art to deliver the message to the so-called Nigerian leaders, past and present of the incalculable harm they have done and continue to do their country and its inhabitants. But are they listening? I have doubts.

Liverpool’s biting racist Luis Suarez deserves 10-game ban; good riddance to bad rubbish! By...

Liverpool's biting racist Luis Suarez deserves 10-game ban; good riddance to bad rubbish! By Chido Nwangwu, Founder & Publisher of USAfrica, and the first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the internet USAfricaonline.com Twitter.com/Chido247, Facebook.com/USAfricaChido Facebook.com/USAfrica247 USAfrica 20th ANNIVERSARY :: May 11, 2013 @Hilton...

USAfrica: President Jonathan’s critics are unfair, expect too much. By Benjamin Aduba

He did not become his own man until May 29, 2011. Therefore, Jonathan has been a president for just 8 months no matter what his critics write and say. Jonathan did not have a national constituency or following. He did not espouse any set of galvanizing agenda. He came from Baylesa, a riverine state which, in the estimation of some, is merely required to provide oil, but otherwise to keep quiet.

President Jonathan, shut them down

President Jonathan, shut them down…. By CHIDO NWANGWU, Publisher of USAfrica, USAfricaonline.com and CLASSmagazine, Houston. On Wednesday July 7, 2010, Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan's tangle with the world's soccer governing body FIFA will see the rugged lines...

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