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Thursday, 21 May 2015

Only Street With A Nigerian Name In The US!

With background sounds of heavy traffic, closeby you are to the intersection of 44th Street and 2nd Avenue in New York City. 

The northeast corner of this intersection is significant to Nigerian story for two reasons. First, it is the site of Nigeria's mission to the United Nations and their New York consulate. Second, the New York City Council has renamed this corner Kudirat Abiola Corner.

To understand the significance of Kudirat Abiola we have to go back to 1993, the last time Nigeria experimented with democracy. Kudirat's husband, Moshood Abioloa, contested for the Presidency, won but the election was annuled by the then head of state Ibrahim Babangida. History 101 wan start be dat o!!