Monday, 27 February 2012

Chinedu Okoli



Chinedu Okoli a.k.a. Flavour N'abania who is well known for his ability to sing fluently in the Igbo language, was born in Enugu State, Nigeria on the 23rd of November 1983. His family are originally from Umunze in Orumba South LGA, Anambra State, Nigeria. He signed to 2nite Entertainment Music Label and in 2010 and released his second album, Uplifted which contains some of his biggest hits including the popular track Nwa Baby (Ashawo). In July 2011, Flavour and the record label he was signed onto decided to mutually terminate their contract due to dissatisfaction on both parts.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Prince Amukamara



Prince Amukamara [@PrinceAmukamara], born in 1989, is an American football cornerback for the Super Bowl 2012 winners New York Giants. He was drafted by the Giants in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Nebraska.

Amukamara was born in Leominster, Massachusetts to parents Romanus and Christy Amukamara, both natives of Awo-Omamma in Imo State. He soon moved to New Jersey before moving to Glendale, Arizona when he was five years old. He has five sisters and his mother competed for Nigeria at the 1984 Summer Olympics in track and field.

He attended Apollo High School in Glendale, Arizona, where he excelled in multiple sports. The Arizona Republic named him the "Big School Player of the Year" in Arizona. Amukamara was also named to the Arizona All-State team by Scout.com.Regarded as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Amukamara was listed as the 11th best prospect from Arizona. On December 29, 2006, Amukamara committed to play college football at Nebraska. He made his debut for Nebraska on September 22 against Ball State, playing on special teams.

While at Nebraska, Amukamara majored in political science and received his degree in sociology in December 2010.On April 28, 2011, Amukamara was selected 19th by the New York Giants in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Chidi Anselm Odinkalu



Professor Anselm Chidi Odinkalu is the Chairman, Governing Council of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

He is also the author of many reports, articles, and books on human rights issues including Justice Denied: the Area Courts System in the Northern States of Nigeria and “Why More Africans Don’t Use Human Rights Language".

Mr. Odinkalu’s work has also focused on penal reform, refugees, and women’s rights under customary law and he emphasizes the dangers of adopting an elitist approach to human rights advocacy. He currently serves as the Senior Legal Officer for Africa at Open Society Justice Initiative, a program which pursues law reform activities grounded in the protection of human rights. Before the Open Society Justice Initiative,

Mr. Odinkalu worked with and/or advised the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights in London, and the United Nations Observer Mission in Sierra Leone.

Mr. Odinkalu is a former Brandeis International Fellow at the Centre for Ethics, Justice and Public Life of the Brandeis University, and Lecturer at the Harvard Law School.