Category: Achievements

Four Nigerians Who Made 2020 TIME100 List

BY EDITOR   |   The Guardian

TIME has released its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world for the year 2020 which features four Nigerians. Appearing on the list is an honour, as entrants are recognized for their contribution to the world.

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Nigerian Born Charles Osuji Among Top 25 Most Influential Canadian Lawyers, 2020

By Peters Ifeoma | DNL Legal and Style

Nigerian Born lawyer, Charles Osuji has been voted one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer. He is the first Nigerian-born, internationally-trained lawyer to receive this Award after a few years of relocating to Canada.

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Marius Kothor | Togolese-American scholar in Yale Receives Three National Fellowships for Dissertation Research

By Yale Council for African Studies

Marius Kothor, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History and Council on African Studies (CAS) Graduate Affiliate has been awarded the Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) by the Social Science Research Council, the Fulbright IIE award, and the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) fellowship. All three awards offer nine to twelve months of funding to graduate students to conduct dissertation research in whole or in part, outside the United States.

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Pearlena Igbokwe | Meet the Nigerian-born head of Universal TV

By Cynthia Littleton | Variety

Pearlena Igbokwe was an English major at Yale, so it’s no surprise that she loves the process of reading and analyzing a literary work, breaking down the text and identifying its major themes and conclusions. In grade school, she was the type of kid who didn’t groan when a book report was assigned.

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Zambian Dambisa Moyo and Kenyan David Ndii make list of The 100 Most Influential Economists Online (2020)

By Ebimo Amungo

Two African economist have made the list of of The 100 Most Influential Economists Online (2020). Zambian-born Dambisa Moyo was recognised as a global thought leader while Kenyan economist David Ndii, a well known columnist for the Telegraph also made the list.

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Dr. Theo Nyame | Ghanaian-born Plastic Surgeon named 2020 Top Doctor Award winner by Charlotte Magazine

By Ebimo Amungo

Dr. Theo Nyame, a Ghanaian-born Plastic Surgeon has been named one of the honorees of the Top Doctor Award by Charlotte Magazine. This is the second year in a row that the Harvard Medical School trained doctor has been named Top Plastic Surgeon in the Charlotte area by the magazine.

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Kika Otiono receives praise from Nigeria’s High Commissioner for academic performance at Carleton University

By Gregory Austin Nwakunor | The Guardian

Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Canada, Ambassador Adeyinka Asekun, has commended Kika Otiono, daughter of prominent Nigerian author and professor, Nduka Otiono, for her sterling academic accomplishments while at Carleton University. Otiono received a third-year undergraduate offer of admission to the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University and is now a first year medical student there.

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2020 Great American Immigrants Awards | Eight Africans named among honorees by Carnegie Corporation of New York

By Ebimo Amungo

The Carnegie Corporation of New York has released its annual list of Great American Immigrants and among the 2020 awardees are eight African immigrants born in Nigeria, Eritrea, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Sudan and Ghana, as well as a Canadian born by Ghanaian parents.

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Caroline Adzogble : Ghanaian educationist appointed ambassador for Millersville University, Pennsylvania

By Myjoyonline   

Millersville University in Pennsylvania, USA, has appointed Ghanaian educationist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Caroline Esinam Adzogble as an ambassador. This comes on the heels of the institution’s quest to boost their marketing and recruitment efforts to increase and diversify the multicultural numbers.

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Nigerians, Somalian, Rwandan and Ghanaian among recipients of Canada’s Vanier and Banting Awards

By Ebimo Amungo

Four Nigerians, a Somalian, a Ghanaian and a Rwandan are among researchers announced as the 2020-2021 recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships, Canada’s most prized awards for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, respectively.

Vanier Scholarships are valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies, while Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships are worth $70,000 per year for two years.

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