Palmatah Mutah, one of the 276 Chibok schoolgirls, abducted by terrorists in Northern Nigeria in 2014, has earned an associate degree from a community college in the United States of America.
Her graduation day came five years, one month and three days after the ignoble mass abductions that sparked global outrage and ignited the #Bringbackourgirls campaign.
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Chibawanye Ene, a Nigerian-born doctor, has won the 2019 Ronald L. Bittner Award on brain tumor research.
According to the Applied Radiation Oncology, a quarterly journal on cancer, Ene received the award at the 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) annual scientific meeting which held from April 13 to April 17 in San Diego, US.
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By Bert Archer
As with most of the world, the heart of Africa is found in its cities. And yet tourists in Africa seem to largely prefer seeking out the continent’s wildlife rather than its cultural city centers.
Safaris can be delightful, but the problem, as Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina has pointed out, is when tourists imagine an entire continent as one.
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By Ngere Ify Davies
A young Nigerian man is being celebrated by his friends on social media after he bagged his masters degree at a prestigious university. The young man had graduated as the overall best student in his school.
Nnanna Edmund graduated with a 4:00 Cumulative Grade Point Average from the Texas A&M University Kingsville in the Uniteds States.
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By AT editor
The Time Magazine portrait of Swedish climate champion Greta Thunberg got lots of attention on social media, but she was just one of 10 people named as Next Generation Leaders – and three of them have ties to the African continent.
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By: Courtney Shaw
A man and woman from Kenya have been crowned the winners of the Cleveland Marathon.
Edwin Kamaiyo, 33, made his American racing debut by overtaking two-time champion Philemon Terrer near the 24-mile mark and holding on for victory in the 42nd annual Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. His winning time was 2:22:02.
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By Daniel Nhakaniso
RISING Zimbabwean athletics sensation Alfred Chawonza capped off a memorable season in style after being named as the winner of the prestigious Men of Essex Award during the 61st edition of the annual awards dinner at the Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club in Livingston, New Jersey in the United States last week.
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By Inemesit Udodiong
CBS has ordered seven new series for the 2019–20 season. The lineup includes Chuck Lorre‘s sitcom “Bob Hearts Abishola” starring Folake Olowofoyeku, Billy Gardell and Shola Adewusi.
It is a love story that sees a middle-aged compression sock businessman from Detroit, played by Gardell, fall for his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant played by Olowofoyeku.
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By Urowayino Warami
Nigerian music stars Burna Boy, Teni and Mr Eazi have been nominated in different categories for the Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards.
The BET Awards were established in 2001 to celebrate yearly African-Americans and other American minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment.
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Almost 30,000 Nigerians stayed beyond the period lawfully allowed by their visas in the US last year.
By Samson Toromade
A total of 29,723 Nigerian immigrants who travelled to the United States of America in 2018 overstayed their visas according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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This month, Dr. Cummings will travel to Nigeria, where many of her ancestors came from.
By Carol Daniel
A Webster University professor has long been an amateur genealogist but her discoveries took a huge leap forward with her recent ancestry.com test. Because family ties were severed by slavery in the United States, most African-Americans had little hope of finding relatives in Africa.
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BELIEVE IN AFRICA (BIA) has announce its first and largest African diaspora gathering conference called “Making Africa Trade Easy” (MATE) scheduled from September 5th to 7th 2019 at the prestigious Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center located at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NE in Washington, DC 20004, USA.
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Two students of Global Teacher of the Year 2019, Father Peter Tabichi, have followed in his footsteps by winning a competition in the US.
By Dennis Mwangi
Esther Amimo Anyanzwa and Salome Njeri, both from Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School, Nakuru County, bagged the UN Sustainable Development Goal Award at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) on Thursday night in Phoenix Arizona.
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Nearly four weeks after a five-year-old boy in foster care drowned, members of Montreal’s Nigerian community want to know why the government isn’t conducting a widespread investigation into what happened.
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By Eniola Akinkuotu, ’Femi Asu and Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi
The United States Embassy in Nigeria has announced new measures for visa renewal for Nigerians.
The embassy said in a statement that henceforth, all applicants including frequent travelers, who used to use the drop box method to renew their visa, would now have to appear for interviews each time they apply.
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