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Nigerian music superstar, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has reached another milestone, as his 2017 hit song, 'Fall' has attracted 200 million views on YouTube, the first time an Afrobeat song will reach that mark. Before the new feat, 'Fall' had been the longest charting Nigerian song on the...
A Nigerian studying for his doctorate in Arts Administration, Education and Policy (AAEP), Adewale Adenle, has won 2021 Robert L. and Phyllis J. Iles Award for Graduate Study of Myth. The award is administered through the Ohio State University’s Center for the Study of Religion on annual basis to a...
A Nigerian Professor of Gynaecology at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Bosede Afolabi has won a research to the tune of $2, 518, 474.00 (N958,908,975.50) from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. According to a statement on the UNILAG website, Her project, which is titled, ‘’Intravenous Versus Oral Iron for...
Two Nigerian-American engineers, Oyekunke Olukotun and Oluwole Soboyejo have been elected into the prestigious US National Academy of Engineering, in recognition of their trail blazing achievements in the field of engineering. Related by their election, the United States Mission in Nigeria took to their Facebook page to celebrate them with...
Nigerian teen sensation, Emanuella Samuel, has won an award in the Favourite African Social Media Star category at the recently held Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice awards. Emmanuella, who, over the years has become the toast of many with her comedy skits, took to her Instagram page to announce her new feat. “Congratulations...
A Nigerian-American, Navy Commander Kelechi Ndukwe, is set to make history as the first Nigerian and Nigerian-American to command a US Navy Ship, U.S. Navy Guided Missile Destroyer, USS HALSEY (DDG-97). Ndukwe will take charge on Friday, April 2, 2021 in what has been described as a great milestone and...
The World Economic Forum has named a Nigerian, Obi Uzor, who is the founder and CEO of tech startup, Kobo360 Nigeria, as one of the 112 Young Global Leaders, Class of 2021. The Young Global Leaders award is an accelerator programme of the World Economic Forum “for a dynamic community...
Nigeria's former Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-iweala, who was recently appointed as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has officially resumed at the global trade institution. Okonjo-iweala, who resumed on Monday at the Geneva, Switzerland based headquarters of the WTO, was welcomed by officials of the trade body...