Tag: Nigerians in America

More Africans seek education in America. Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana lead the pack

The 2018 Open Doors report on international education has revealed that the United States hosted 1.09 million international students during the 2017/2018 academic year.This marks a 1.5 percent increase over the prior year. The number of Sub-Saharan African students hit a record high at 39,479, marking a 4.6 percent increase over the prior year. This report from modernghana.com gives more details
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From Nigeria to Toledo, Richard Olekanma has lived quite a journey

American college football might as well have existed in another universe for University of Toledo senior linebacker Richard Olekanma. Like many kids growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, Olekanma simply was worried about his next opportunity for ice cream, and his athletic aspirations were dominated by the Nigerian national pastime of soccer. The report by BRIAN BUCKEY in The Blade.

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Data show Nigerians the most educated in the U.S.

BACHELOR’S AND BEYOND
In America, Nigerians’ education pursuit is above rest Whether driven by immigration or family, data show more earn degrees. This report in the Houston Chronicle using census data sheds more light on the accomplishment of Nigerians in the US.

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How Nigerians painted New York green during independence celebrations

Ranking as the largest African immigrant community in America, Nigerians made their voices heard recently when they held a parade in Manhattan, New York to celebrate their country’s Independence day. As this report by Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye in Sun newspaper reveals. Continue reading “How Nigerians painted New York green during independence celebrations”

Here are the best African immigrant marketplaces in the US

As of 2015, there are 1.7 million sub-Sahara African immigrants living in the U.S.  The largest numbers of them reside in Texas, New York, California, Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Virginia. Each of these states has at least 100,000 African immigrants respectively. These states represents the best markets for African immigrants according to  TONY K ANSAH JR  who used census figures for this report in Face2FaceAfrica.com. Continue reading “Here are the best African immigrant marketplaces in the US”

TIME FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS TO “COME HOME”

After visiting Nigeria for the Olojo festival, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.,
President and CEO, National Newspaper Publishers Association admonishes African-Americans to forge ties with the African Continent as he posits that it is imperative that they know their heritage. Continue reading “TIME FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS TO “COME HOME””

Washington State Gov. Inslee appoints Nigerian-Born Edirin Okoloko Judge

Gov. Jay Inslee today appointed Nigerian-born Edirin Okoloko to Snohomish County Superior Court. He will replace Judge George Bowden, who is retiring.

Okoloko has worked for the past 13 years in the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, where he is a deputy prosecuting attorney working on homicide, sexual assault, child abuse and elder abuse cases. He has also worked in the office’s violent crime, property crime and District Court units, and he represents the office on the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team, which investigates incidents of suspected excessive force by police officers. Continue reading “Washington State Gov. Inslee appoints Nigerian-Born Edirin Okoloko Judge”

African-American Commentator Gives take on huge Nigerian Gathering in New Orleans

Prominent African-American political commentator and university professor, Dr. Jason Johnson,  joined over 1000 Nigerians of Igbo ethnicity in New Orleans during the the 14th annual Umu Igbo Unite Nigerian Cultural Conference. He gives a hilarious and poignant narrative of his experience  as a faux Nigerian in this piece in The Root.

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