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5 times Google celebrated Nigeria and Nigerians with doodles (PHOTOS)

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Google celebrates Stephen Keshi but Nigerian government don't care

On his 56th posthumous birthday, Google celebrated the late great Nigerian footballer and manager, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, with a doodle on its homepage.

The move was well appreciated from around the footballing world, as well as in Nigeria, where many believe that the Big Boss and his legacy have not been done justice in the years leading to and after his death.
This is not the first time a Nigerian is making it to Google’s Doodle. In the past, the tech giant has eulogized the legacy of iconic Nigerians and celebrated moments in the country’s history with its doodles.
Here are five Google doodles created about Nigeria and Nigerians:

(1) Chinua Achebe’s 87th Birthday on November 16, 2017:

Chinua Achebe is remembered as one of Africa’s greatest writers of all time.
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The sage touched on social issues, matters of race, culture and identity in an extensive catalogue that includes classics like “A Man of the People”, “Things Fall Apart” and “Anthills of the Savannah”.
On what would have been his 87th birthday, Google celebrated the late great with a doodle on its homepage.
The doodle depicted Achebe at his most familiar; studious and pensive with a depiction of African artefacts referencing his work.

(2) Olaudah Equiano’s 272nd Birthday on October 16, 2017:

On October 16, 2017, Google’s doodle celebrated what would have been the 272nd birthday of Olaudah Equiano, a former slave who gained freedom and became an abolitionist in the United Kingdom.
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It was while he was a member of the Royal Navy, yet a slave, that he learned to read and write, which eventually led to the publishing of his 1789 work, “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African“.
The book details his experiences from being captured in Eboe in Nigeria and buying his freedom on a merchant ship in England.
The Google Doodle depicted Equiano writing his famed memoir against the backdrop of two merchant ships atop murky waters.

(3) Flora Nwapa’s 86th Birthday on January  13, 2017:

Flora Nwapa was a Nigerian author who has been referred to as the mother of African literature.
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Born in Oguta, Mrs Nwapa has the distinction of being the first Nigerian woman to have a book published in English in Britain.
Her book, Efuru was published by Heinemann in 1962. She is also remembered for her role in the reconstruction of a battered Eastern Nigeria after the Nigerian Civil War.
On what would have been her 86th birthday, Google eulogized her with a doodle that saw her placing books in a field of wheat.
While the doodle was criticised for its stereotypical imagery, it was said to have reflected her role in spreading literacy at the time.

(4) Nigeria’s Independence Day on October 1, 2016:

2016 was not the first time Google would celebrate Nigeria’s independence.
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The tech giant also did so in 2015 with a doodle that carried the image of an Eagle gliding over the Google letters stylised in green.
The 2016 variant was all the more special because it depicted Nigerians at their most industrialist and versatile.
The doodle showed cartoon representations of Nigerians carrying banners of sorts that represented agriculture, movies, music, engineering, science and literacy.

(5) Nigeria’s General Elections on March 28, 2015:

Nigerians went to the polls in March 2015 with great hopes and expectations.
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Google took notice of this and showed solidarity with Nigerians with a doodle on its homepage on the day of the Presidential elections.
The Doodle featured a ballot box painted in the traditional colours of the Nigerian flag. The booth spun amidst the Letters of Google stylised to fit the shape of the ballot box.

Ike Ani is a Freelance writer whose quest constantly is to relate happenings around the world to human daily living. He's also a song writer and singer, Acoustic Guitarist, and Teacher.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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