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Of Flora, Victoria and Mariam

What they shared in common was Flora, the name of their spouses. One an imperialist, the other a nationalist. Nigeria’s first Governor General,  Frederick  John Dealtry (Lord)Lugard (of Abinger)and last of the Governors General, Nnamdi Azikiwe (Owelle of Onitsha) walked that path.

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How Mariam Usman was decorated with Olympics medal in Abuja

Nigerian Olympic Nigerian Olympic  Committee (NOC) yesterday presented Mariam Usman with her Beijing Olympics Bronze medal in Abuja.Usman finished 5th at the Games nine years ago, but was upgraded to the to third after the silver and bronze medalists were suspended by the IOC for anti-doping rule violations, following a re-analysis of their samples from 2008. Usman is a four-time African champion and reigning gold medalist in her category at the Commonwealth Games.

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