A Nigerian-American aeronautical engineer, John Dabiri, has been appointed into the US President’s Advisory Council On Science And Technology. Dabiri, whose appointment was disclosed in a statement issued by the White House, is currently a professor of aeronautics and mechanical engineering at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He was born...
The Governor of Florida, United States of America, Ron DeSantis has appointed a Nigerian medical doctor, Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo as the state's Surgeon General and Secretary of the Florida State Department of Health. Dr. Ladapo recently became a professors at the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine. Before joining...
A Nigerian scholar, Professor Oyeronke Oyewumi, has been selected by the African Studies Association as the winner of its 2021 Distinguished Africanist Award. Prof. Oyewumi, who is the daughter of the Soun of Ogbomoso in Oyo State, Oba Oladunni Oyewunmi, is the first African woman to win the award since...
Nigeria's Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been named in the 2021 TIME Magazine 100 Most Influential People in the world. Okonjo-Iweala, the current and first African Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), is the only Nigerian on the 2021 list, which also had other global influential personalities such as...
A Nigerian, Pamela Uba, has made history as the first black woman to win the Miss Ireland pageant, after her victory in the recently concluded competition. Uba, who has Nigerian parents, was crowned Miss Ireland 2021 in September, becoming the first black person to hold the title after 74 years...
The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has secures an appointment with the World Health Organisation (WHO) as an Assistant Director General in charge of Health Emergency Intelligence. The WHO Director General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, disclosed this in a memo to members of staff...
The United States of America has honoured Nigeria's Defence and Air Attache to the US, Air Vice Marshall Muhammed Yakubu with the 'The Legion of Merit' award The award is issued to members of the Armed Forces of the US as well as to military and political figures of foreign...
A student of Greensprings School, Lagos, Fareedah Oyelola has emerged as of the brightest students in the world. She was honoured by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth for her exceptional performance in the advanced School and College Ability Test (SCAT), which every student must undergo in order for...
The famed rosy relationship between President Muhammadu Buhari and the General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, (formerly called The Latter Rain Assembly), Lagos, Pastor Tunde Bakare, may have hit the rocks, as Bakere on Sunday, dared President Buhari to come after him. Though he failed to mention the...
On Sunday, the 18th of July, the nation was gripped with yet another news of a crashed aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Air Force, an Alpha fighter jet. Initial reports on the crash were sketchy, as many Nigerians, who were already becoming fed up with incessant crashes involving military aircrafts...