Tag: African Achievers

Kelechi Madu |A Worthy Ambassador of Nigeria

Editorial by The Nation Newspaper

HE is a Nigerian-born Canadian leader of whom his country of birth is proud. Kaycee (Kelechi) Madu just made history as the first person of African origin to be appointed Minister of Justice and Solicitor-General of Alberta, a province of Canada. His appointment to that office was not only historic, he has a historic mission and came a long way in his professional career and public service in his country of domicile to attain that height.

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Tomi Adeyemi | Meet 27 Yr Old Nigerian Woman More Influential Than Wizkid, Davido, and Burna Boy.

by JIDE OKONJO  | VOCAL

For years now, TIME Magazine has been known for compiling a very prestigious annual list of the year’s Most Influential People in the world. It is a list that celebrities, influencers, entrepreneurs, politicians, and more from all works of life and from all over the world clamor for a spot on. In it’s long run, the magazine has seen a number of Nigerian names grace its list. People like Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie have been recognized at one time or another as one of the Most Influential People in 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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Kelechi Madu| Nigerian President Buhari congratulates new Minister of Justice of Alberta

by APA News | Journal du Cameroun

Nigerian President Mohammed Buhari has sent a congratulatory message to Mr. Kelechi Madu following his recent appointment as Minister of Justice of the province of Alberta, in Canada.

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Sharon Njeri Wambu | Kenyan-American Teen Who was accepted to 11 Ivy League Universities Settles for Stanford

By John Wanjohi | Mwakilishi.com

Sharon Njeri Wambu, a Kenyan-American teenager who received acceptance to 11 top universities including Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Cal Poly Pomona, and Vanderbilt after completing her high school education earlier this year has finally opted to attend Stanford University.

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Dambisa Moyo | The Global Thought Leader from Zambia

By Ebimo Amungo

Dr. Dambisa Moyo is an intellectual juggernaut who has sparred with Bill Gates, challenged ideological frameworks on which the world economy stands, and raised alarm that the world is tethering on the edge of chaos. And with four New York Times bestselling books, board membership of several companies, a continuous stream of appearances in the world’s leading media as well as countless public speaking engagements, this Zambian-born economist is arguably one of the foremost thought leaders in the world.

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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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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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Stella Damasus’ daughter bags Columbia varsity scholarship

By Kehinde Ajose  | News Guru

Angelica, daughter of popular Nigerian actress, Stella Damasus, has bagged a scholarship to study at Columbia University after graduating as a valedictorian at a high school in the US.

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