NAIJA ABROAD: Nigerian Doctor Named One of Canada’s 50 Most Influential People

Nigerian-born Chika Stacy Oriuwa has been named one of Canada’s 50 most influential people. She came 37th on the Macleans power list (a ranking of Canada’s most influential). Her parents, Stephen and Catherine Oriuwa, emigrated from Nigeria to Canada in the 1980s. She was raised in Brampton and graduated as sole valedictorian of her class,Continue reading “NAIJA ABROAD: Nigerian Doctor Named One of Canada’s 50 Most Influential People”

NAIJA TO THE WORLD: All 9 LL.M Graduands @ UCalgary Are Nigerians!

Nine Nigerians have bagged the master of laws (LL.M.) from the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. A dean at the University, Ian Holloway, announced this via his Twitter page, and also lauded the fact that all the LL.M. graduands are Nigerians. “This is cool. We have 9 students graduation with their LLMs today.Continue reading “NAIJA TO THE WORLD: All 9 LL.M Graduands @ UCalgary Are Nigerians!”

AWARDS: FG to Give Posthumous Award to Dr Ameyo Adadevoh

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced it will confer a posthumous award on Late Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, who died from the Ebola virus while quarantining a patient, Patrick Sawyer, at a medical facility in Lagos (see further details below). Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, disclosed this while briefing journalists onContinue reading “AWARDS: FG to Give Posthumous Award to Dr Ameyo Adadevoh”

DID YOU KNOW (23)? Dangote Jumps 49 Places, Now 67th Richest Human

According to Bloomberg, Mr Aliko Dangote, as at Thursday 05 May 22 is now worth $20.7 billion, making him the 67th wealthiest man alive. This implies that the 64-year-old Nigerian businessman has now leaped 49 places within 4 months, on the Bloomberg billionaires list. Majority of Mr Dangote’s fortune is derived from his 86% stakeContinue reading “DID YOU KNOW (23)? Dangote Jumps 49 Places, Now 67th Richest Human”

SPORTS: Nigerian Policewoman Wins WBF title

Constable Mary Yetunde Aina aka Iron Abbey has won the World Boxing Foundation (WBF) International Super Bantamweight title belt. The Constable won the title during the international championship match against the United Kingdom’s Laura Pain at the City Coast Centre in Portslade, East Sussex, London, on Friday 18 Feb 2022. Mary Yetunde Aina has aContinue reading “SPORTS: Nigerian Policewoman Wins WBF title”

SPORTS: Nigeria’s Simidele Adeagbo Makes History!

Simidele Adeife Omonla Adeagbo has become the first Nigerian and African Athlete to Win Gold in an International Bobsled Race. The Nigerian-Canadian skeleton racer who is also recognized as the first black female Olympian in the sport has won the Europe Cup mono bob race at the 2021/22 Bobsled World Cup. The race started 20 NovContinue reading “SPORTS: Nigeria’s Simidele Adeagbo Makes History!”

2 Nigerian Professors Listed Among World Top Scientists

Two Nigerian professors, Kayode John Oyewumi (Dean, Faculty of Physical Sciences) and Musa Toyin Yakubu (immediate past Director, Central Research Laboratories), both of the University of Ilorin have been listed among Elsevier B.V.’s most productive scientists in the world. Elsevier B.V. is a Netherlands-based publishing company that specializes in technical, medical and scientific literature. ItsContinue reading “2 Nigerian Professors Listed Among World Top Scientists”