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!”

This Day In Nigerian History: 24th January

On Thursday 24 Jan 2008: Faith Tabernacle, headquarters of Living Faith Church International aka Winners’ Chapel, was listed by the Guinness World Records as the world’s largest church. With seating capacity of 50,400 people and overflow for 250,000 the edifice is reputed to have been built with wholly Nigerian man/material input. The Living Faith ChurchContinue reading “This Day In Nigerian History: 24th January”

NAIJA STORIES 2: Man Restitutes N11m to the Government

The family of late Baba-Aji Mamman, a former staff of Yobe State rural electrification board, says it has refunded N11 million to the state over Mamman’s “absence from office”. The family made the announcement in a statement titled ‘An Appeal for Forgiveness from the General Public and Staff of Rural Electrification Board, Damaturu, Yobe State’,Continue reading “NAIJA STORIES 2: Man Restitutes N11m to the Government”

NAIJA STORIES 1: Lady Attends Interview She Wasn’t Invited For, Gets the Job!

A graduate of Zoology, Uche Anaekwe, has shared the inspiring story of how she got a job with Dana Airlines without being invited for interview. Uche in a post shared via her LinkedIn account, wrote (abridged): A lot has happened to me between August-November, and I’m nothing short of grateful to God. After I graduatedContinue reading “NAIJA STORIES 1: Lady Attends Interview She Wasn’t Invited For, Gets the Job!”