Category: Achievements

Ghanaian chemical scientist, Professor Kwasi Adomako Ohemeng, receives American Society’s highest honour

Professor Kwasi Adomako Ohemeng, the Dean of the School of Pharmacy, Central University, has been honoured by the American Chemical Society for his contributions to the development of industrial chemistry and for discoveries of medicines that impact the welfare of society.

He is among a team of 16 scientists from Paratek Pharmaceuticals whose work for the development of the FDA-approved antibiotic drugs Nuzyra (omadacycline) and Seysara (sarecycline) was recognised and adorned with the Heroes of Chemistry award.

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Former Kenyan Athlete to be Inducted into Athletics Hall-of-Fame in Iowa


Retired Kenyan athlete Barnaba Korir is to be inducted to Iowa State Athletics Hall-of-Fame.

Korir, who currently serves as Athletics Kenya (AK) director in charge of youth and development, is among six sports personalities who will be inducted to Iowa State Athletics Hall-of-Fame.

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Nigerian poet selected for International Writing Program at the University of Iowa

By Oladeinde Olawoyin

An award-winning Nigerian poet, essayist, translator and author of short stories, Tade Ipadeola, has been selected to participate in the International Writing Program (IWP) Fall Residency at the University of Iowa, courtesy of the United States Department of State.

From September 1 to November 16, Mr Ipadeola will join 28 other accomplished writers from across the globe in the world’s oldest and largest multinational writing residency.

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Nigerian schoolgirls enter tech competition in California with app to finance education of poor children

By Stephen Charles Kenechukwu

A group of five Nigerian schoolgirls working as team ‘Brain Squad’ have created an application that would help finance the education of poor children “across the world”.

The girls represented Nigeria at the 2019 Technovation World Pitch summit, which held on August 15, 2019, in California. The app called ‘Handsout’ sources funds and educational materials from people around the world and gives them to children who can’t afford them.

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From Agege to Harvard: Nigerian Narrates Joy, Pain of Studying Medicine in America

Studying medicine and surgery in the United States of America is both academically and financially demanding. It’s hard for international students to get into medical schools due to several challenges. In this interview with SaharaReporters, Nigerian doctor and MBA holder, Ayobami Olufadeji, who recently completed his studies at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program, narrates his 12-year academic journey.

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Liberia Pays Homage to ‘Its Own’ With Independence Day Honor for VOA’s James Butty

By Rodney Sieh

The Liberian Embassy in Washington, DC has paid homage to Mr. James Butty, the host and managing editor of the Voice of America’s breakfast show, Daybreak Africa, for his “invaluable and dedicated services to humanity and the people of Liberia.

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Acclaimed Liberian Writer Makes “Full Professor” at Penn State University

By J. Lisa Lumeh

Dr. Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, a Liberian creative writer and professor of 32 years, who believes in molding young people for a prosperous society, was recently promoted as “full professor” at the Pennsylvania State (Penn State) University in the United States after a two-year scrutiny of her credentials and literary works.

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American firm hoists Nigerian flag to honour employee

An American multinational company, Stericycle Inc., recently hoisted the Nigerian flag in honour of a hardworking new employee, Mrs Omolanke Shelle.

Thirty-eight-year-old Shelle, an indigene of Ekiti Stateworks at the company’s facility in Aurora, Illinois, where the Green-White-Green national flag was raised in April.

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Meet the 18-Year-Old Nigerian Going For a PhD program In New York University

BY SAHARA REPORTERS, NEW YORK

While a 15 year old Nigerian, Ekene Franklin, is being denied admission into university in Nigeria despite obtaining the highest score in the country’s university admissions exam, another Nigerian, Danial Obaji, has been awarded a fully funded scholarship to a doctorate program at the New York University.

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All-girls robotics team from Ghana wins World Robofest Championship in the U.S.

By Ismail Akwei

An all-girls robotics team from Ghana has won the senior division of the World Robofest Championship in the United States. They won the topmost position by beating teams from the United States, Mexico, Egypt, South Korea and dozens of others.

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Yale University honors Nigerian Chimamanda Adichie, Zimbabwean Strive Masiyiwa, and Kenyan Elephant activist, Cynthia Moss with doctorates

Yale University presented honorary degrees to 11 individuals who have achieved distinction in their fields at its 318th graduation ceremony recenty. Among the honorees were Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie, Zimbabwean owner of Econet Wireless, Strive MAsiyiwa and Cynthia Moss, an American who has dedicated her life to the welfare of Kenya’s Amboseli elephants.

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Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, ranked among Fortune Magazine’s annual list of the world’s greatest leaders

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has been rated one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders in 2019. The Nigerian is the only billionaire and philanthropist from the continent on the list, clinching 11th position among several other top world leaders.

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Escaped Chibok girl Palmatah Mutah graduates in United States

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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Nigerian-born doctor wins ‘brain tumor research’ award in US

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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Nigerian Graduates With 4:00 CGPA From Texas A&M, Joins US Army Reserves

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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