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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Leyman Gbowee, Coming to Nigeria

Just heard that Leymah Gbowee, the 2011 Nobel Peace Price winner (Google her. She has an incredible story) is coming to Nigeria. This is the woman, who when the peace talks in Liberia started to break down threatened that she and hundreds of women would march naked in the streets. They believed her, because the key players all came back to the table and talks started again.

If you want to meet this phenomenal woman and hear incredible story, this is your opportunity, as she's scheduled to speak at two events in Lagos and both are free.

Continue to see the rest...

1) Public Lecture
Date: Friday, December 2, 2011.
Venue: The Incubator, Oniru, Lagos
Time: 10am (Registration starts at 8:30am).
Cost: Free!!!

2) Eagle Toastmasters Meeting
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2011
Venue: Foods of the Sun, Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos
Time: 9:45am
Cost: Free!!!

You shouldn't miss this!!!


Anonymous said...


Please check out this link:

Any story worthwhile around the 'matiruculation' spelling on the website of the University?.

Mr JAY SLICK said...

I wish it were on a later date, not this soon :(

Anonymous said...

Am i seeing 2010? Are we retrogressing?

Ijeoma (TIme for an Afrivolution) said...

Will be arriving in Naija just in time for this.

Thanks very much for the info

Paul Umoren said...

why not schedule a talk in Calabar, Cross River State?

Anonymous said...

guess Liberia isnt as big and as complicated as Nigeria.......even if all the women in Lagos threaten our foolish leaders to go naked,,,,will they hear them???

Kudos to her at least she had her way.........

Anonymous said...

Thanks Linda, for finally recognizing a Liberian. I read your blog everyday.

When Leyman and president Ellen Johnson won the NPP, I expected to see a mention of it on your blog. I was a little disappointed when I didn't see it mentioned. Anyway, she's an extraordinary woman. She's a natural born leader. I wish I was there to see her. Thanks again!!

Pepperz said...

Thank God that there's a woman willing to get some sence into these leaders of ours.

Interesting observation here though Linda. When you post about any homosexual/lesbian issue, you have nothing less than 50 replies with some accusing you of being that way sexually inclined and the others up in arms as to the amount of airtime the posts get.

However, here, now you have posted about a notable person coming into our country to discuss topical issues and see maybe there are lessons we can learn and how many replies do you get? 6!

Hmm, sometimes I wonder, when I read some of the replies, that though many of us who read your blog are in diaspora, maybe, sadly, maybe, despite our exposure to humanity beyond our own, we are still animals at heart, just like 'the animals' so many take out the time to curse and rant at in your blogs.

Kudos to you, for being unshaken. You are strong. God bless

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