Nigerians make Forbes 2017 ‘under 30 brightest

Two young Nigerian ladies, Tolasade Williams and Edikan Udiong; have been listed among Forbes’ 2017 “Under 30 Brightest, Hungriest And Most Successful”. A total of 5 Nigerians made the list which had 30 young Africans on it. Aside from the 29-year-old Tolasade and 29-year-old Udiong, Nasir Yammama, 27, Muktar Onifade, 26, and Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, 26

Chimamanda is first Nigerian to receive Mary McCarthy Award

Nigerian author and feminist Chimamanda Adichie has been awarded the revered Mary McCarthy Award for her work as a writer and prominent public awareness on social issues. She became the first Nigerian to receive the prestigious award at an event that held at Bard College, New York recently. The McCarthy award which is named after famous

Google announces free Digital Journalism program for 6,000 journalists

Google announced plans to train 6 000 African journalists in data journalism skills by the end of February 2018. Google News Lab and the World Bank according to a press release are working with Code For Africa to empower journalists in Africa by giving them the necessary support to better understand the Web and how

IMF predicts 2.6% growth for Africa in 2017

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released its 2017 Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Economic Outlook, predicting a 2.6 per cent growth. The Head of the African Region, Mr. Abebe Selassie, who presented in Abuja, yesterday, urged strong policy decisions by leaders on the continent with a view to changing the dwindling economic fortunes of the region.

Love story of Banky W and Adesua Etomi

Love is a beautiful thing and its always good to swim in the euphoria of it. Its one of the important foundation for a relationship before proceeding to marriage. Singer and Actor Banky W and Actress Adesua Etomi are now engaged. Congratulations to them and wishing them a wonderful joyous journey of marital bliss Banky W’s

Google plans to train 6,000 media professionals

 West Africa Google says it  plans to equip more than 6,000 media professionals in the region on the appropriate use of Google tools in 2017. Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, the Head of Communications of West Africa Google made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Wednesday. He said that Google had already trained more than 300

World Bank boosts FG’s youth empowerment scheme with N756m

The World Bank, under its Growth and Employment (GEM) project, has approved N756.3 million for disbursement to 81 young Nigerian innovators who participated in the 2016 Aso Villa Demo Day (AVDD). World Bank approves N756m for federal government’s youth empowerment scheme. The AVDD is one of the economic empowerment initiatives of the present administration. A

Chimamanda Adichie, Bill Gate make list of 50 world leaders

Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie has been named amongst the 50 greatest world leaders in the 2017 Fortune magazine ranking. The ‘Half of a yellow sun’ writer was ranked at number 42 on the list with Chicago Cubs baseball team president Theo Epstein at number one. Business mogul Jack Ma of AliBaba group of companies appears

First woman in space, Tereshkova, honoured on 80th birthday

Russian cosmonaut-turned-lawmaker, Valentina Tereshkova, who in the early 1960s became the first woman in space, turned 80 on Monday. Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, posted on his website that Tereshkova was a model of courage and patriotism, and praised her for the feat. She is now a member of Russia’s lower house of parliament, flew

Lagos recorded 2,252 rape cases in two years

No fewer than 2,252 rapes cases were reported at the Mirabel Sexual Assault Referral Centre in two years and seven months. According to the centre Manager, Juliet Olumuyiwa-Rufai, the centre recorded less than 20 convictions in all the cases. According to punch, Rufai spoke during a press briefing to inaugurate a booklet by a non-governmental

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