Posts Tagged “Nigerian”

Nigerian Boy Wins World Qur’an Memorisation Contest at Age 3

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Nigerian Boy Wins World Qur’an Memorisation Contest at Age 3

The story of a 3-year-old boy who can memorise the complete Holy Qur’an is continuing to generate reactions in the ancient city of Zaria. Many residents were amazed to learn that the boy cannot only memorise the complete Holy Qur’an, but has won an international competition. Daily Trust reports.   Muhammad Shamsuddeen Aliyu was enrolled…

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Don’t Believe the Lies, Young Nigerians are making Billions Legitimately. Here are 3 of them

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Don’t Believe the Lies, Young Nigerians are making Billions Legitimately. Here are 3 of them

Money, fame and power are just some of the attributes that make today’s world billionaires who they are and these young outstanding Nigerians have achieved that in a very short time.   Young, brimming with ideas and and a determination to achieve the impossible, these three young men are pragmatically carving a niche for themselves…

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Sayo Oladeji: Another Reminder That The Nigerian Ecosystem Is Bigger Than Lagos

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Sayo Oladeji: Another Reminder That The Nigerian Ecosystem Is Bigger Than Lagos

Sayo is the first winner in the iROKOtv developer challenge that iROKOtv’s CEO, Jason Njoku announced one month ago. We were all surprised when the first winner was announced and turns out not to be one of the coding ninjas at Yabacon Valley (forgive me). We caught up with Sayo to talk about the test,…

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This Nigerian Philanthropist from Ibadan Paid Tax for Everybody in the City

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This Nigerian Philanthropist from Ibadan Paid Tax for Everybody in the City

“When you go home, tell them of us and say for your tomorrow, we gave you our today”   This evocative epithet is enshrined on the Kohima World Memorial in Nagaland, built to commemorate Soldiers, who laid down their lives to repel Japanese assault in 1944 during World War II. Yet successive Indian Governments since 1947…

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The Story of BENNET OMALU, Nigerian Doctor Who Discovered The Brain Disease That Shook The World

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The Story of BENNET OMALU, Nigerian Doctor Who Discovered The Brain Disease That Shook The World

Locked away in his medical library halfway across the world, beyond the vast reaches of the Atlantic Ocean, a boy from a village tucked away in the tropical forests of sub-Saharan Africa will astound the entire world with his discovery of one of the most traumatic afflictions of the most complicated piece in the Universe…

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This Nigerian Doctor is Building African’s Biggest Orthopaedic Hospital FROM HIS POCKET

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This Nigerian Doctor is Building African’s Biggest Orthopaedic Hospital FROM HIS POCKET

In a time when the government is being ask to do everything, an exceptional man emerges from Anambra State who is building, by himself, the largest orthopaedic hospital in Africa. He is not just doing this, he has chosen his home state as the location for this massive project.   An orthopaedic hospital, for those…

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FORBES: Meet The 35 Year-Old Entrepreneur Who Owns Nigeria’s 2nd Largest Rice Farm

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FORBES: Meet The 35 Year-Old Entrepreneur Who Owns Nigeria’s 2nd Largest Rice Farm

Nigerians consume more than 5 million metric tons of rice every year, with a significant portion of its consumption needs sourced from imports. Rotimi Williams, an ambitious 35 year-old Nigerian entrepreneur and rice farmer, is on a quest to change that.   Williams, a former journalist, is the owner of Kereksuk Rice Farm, the second largest…

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16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide

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16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide

This list comprises of 16 Nigerian inventors who have contributed to development in various fields worldwide.   1. Saheed Adepoju He is the inventor of the INYE-1 & 2, tablet computers designed for the African market. Bio: Saheed is the Co-founder of Encipher Limited, a Nigerian-based technology company that introduced the first android-powered tablet into…

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Tattoo on your body? Sorry police is not for you

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Tattoo on your body? Sorry police is not for you

The following highlights pretty much how Nigerians see tattoos. Tattoos, dreadlocked hair, among other things are considered a sign of irresponsibility in Nigeria and that is not about to change anytime soon. Here The Cable:   Ebere Amaraizu, public relations officer of the police in Enugu state, says people with tattoos on their bodies have no…

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Akinwande, Nigerian professor who will receive America’s highest research award

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Akinwande, Nigerian professor who will receive America’s highest research award

Deji Akinwande, a professor at the University of Texas Austin, is one Nigerian scaling hurdles, pushing boundaries and breaking stereotypes.   Akinwande has been identified by President Barack Obama, as one of the recipients of “the highest honour bestowed by the US government for science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research…

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