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"Fufu Land!" blares the sign over Veronica's Kitchen, a newly minted Nigerian place at the back of a mini-mall on busy Sherman Way in Van Nuys. Fufu is West Africa's staff of life. And like rice in Asia or bread in Europe, the doughy starch balls come in...
Tags: Restaurants, Soups, Nigeria, Foods and Beverages, Western Africa
As patient as fishermen, the young men toil day and night, trawling for replies to the e-mails they shoot to strangers half a world away. Most recipients hit delete, delete, delete, delete without ever opening the messages that urge them to claim the...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Tickets, Nigeria, Networking, Fraud
Away from the noise and hustle and stink, the shriek of energy, the never-ending buzz that is Lagos, a man reclines on a gravestone, serenely reading a book. His name is Immortal, and he sells life insurance. He says he is waiting for an angel. "I...
Times Staff WriterFESTAC, Nigeria — As patient as fishermen, the young men toil day and night, trawling for replies to the e-mails they shoot to strangers half a world away. Most recipients hit delete, delete, delete, delete without ever opening the messages that...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Tickets, Nigeria, Gaming, Electronics
Special to The TimesLEVI OZOEMENA sits at his desk in the middle of Televentures, a small, one-room video rental shop in a rough part of this Nigerian city. Every inch of every wall is covered by Nigerian movies: the vast output of Nollywood. Outside, the middle-aged...
Tags: Nigeria, Movies, Celebrities, Cinema Industry, Television
Times Staff WritersEbocha, Nigeria — Justice Eta, 14 months old, held out his tiny thumb. An ink spot certified that he had been immunized against polio and measles, thanks to a vaccination drive supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. But polio is not the...
Times Staff WriterLAGOS, Nigeria — A fierce competition for souls is on in Lagos. In this sprawling capital that seems glued together out of scraps of rusted iron, plywood and torn posters, the immortal combat is being waged on faded billboards so closely planted...
Tags: Nigeria, AIDS, Christianity, Europe, Family
Times Staff WriterTossed off a flatbed truck, a 100-pound bale of used panties and bras, worn socks, DKNY suits and Michael Jordan jerseys lands with a thud amid a jostling swarm of shoppers. Okech Anorue slits the plastic wrap on the refrigerator-size bundle he bought...
Tags: Petroleum Industry, Michael Jordan, Eyewear, Nigeria, Benin
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSANTIAGO, Chile -- Sweetening its landslide presidential victory, Chile's opposition coalition won heavily in congressional elections, while the nation's once-prominent far-leftists did poorly, according to final results Friday. After 16 years of...
Jordan Times, AmmanNigerian Ambassador in Amman Taofeek Oladejo Orapaja said there is great potential to enhance Jordanian-Nigerian ties in various fields. The ambassador called on Jordan to open a Jordanian embassy in Lagos to help boost these relations, which he...
El Hartford CourantUna poderosa tormenta que se espera traiga vientos y hasta a dos pies de nieve, junto con el potencial de \ condiciones de ventisca y las inundaciones costeras, llego a la costa el viernes temprano y se movió a su paso por el resto del estado. “La...
KTLA NewsLAGOS, Nigeria (KTLA) -- As if bringing roasted chicken on a plane wasn't odd enough. Vincent Chegini Chinweuwa was arrested over the weekend at an airport in Lagos after officials discovered he had traveled from Sao Paulo, Brazil with over $150,000...
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