THE WORLDPOST
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Nigeria Aims To Put Africans In Space

LONDON, U.K. - Recently I received an email labeled "Strictly Confidential" from Dr. Bakare Tunde, who said he was astronautics project manager at Nigeria's space agency. He also told me he was the cousin of the first African in space, Air Force Major Abacha Tunde, and that this poor intrepid astronaut had been stranded on a secret Soviet military station ever since the Soviet Union dissolved in 1990.

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