By Judith Mbuya
By Chris Bengel
The Toronto Raptors are fresh off of winning their first NBA title in franchise history after defeating the Golden State Warriors. However, with that type of success, a team’s assets are coveted by the rest of the league.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Washington Wizards are “preparing” a massive $10 million per year offer for Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri and are expected to seek permission from Toronto to speak with him about their vacancy in the coming days.Continue reading “Wizards to dangle $10M Per-Year Contract Offer to Lure Raptors’ Masai Ujiri to Washington”
There has been wild celebrations all over Canada as Toronto Raptors became the first team from the country to win the NBA finals. Three Africans were pivotal in helping Raptors beat Golden State Warriors in Game 6 to to win the championship for the first time in their history.
Raptors President, Masai Ujiri from Nigeria, Pascal Siakem from Cameroon and Serge Ibaka from Congo DR are among the African contingent that have brought joy to Canada.Continue reading “Three Africans help Toronto Raptors Win NBA finals”
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has agreed to be the royal father during the maiden edition of the Yoruba Cultural Heritage Festival taking place in Chicago, United States of America in September.Continue reading “Ooni Of Ife To Lead Cultural Festival in Chicago”
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.Continue reading “Meet the 18-Year-Old Nigerian Going For a PhD program In New York University”
The annual Odunde Street Festival brings a taste of Africa to South Street, one of Philadelphia’s oldest, historically African American neighborhoods. The event is one of the largest African-American street festivals in America.
This year’s festival will take place Sunday, June 9.Continue reading “Philadelphia braces for annual Odunde Festival”
By Tyler Hicks
As night descends on the wooded hills surrounding his home, visual artist Jeremiah Onifadé gets to work. While his garage studio is his usual stomping grounds, tonight Onifadé is working in the kitchen of his two-story house in a middle-class neighborhood near Grand Prairie. A glass table facing a sliding glass door looks out on Onifadé’s backyard, and to a scattering of trees beyond.Continue reading “He Fled Violence in Nigeria. Now He’s Trying to Make It as an Artist in Dallas”
Creating opportunities for more African players like Pascal Siakam and Serge Ibaka has become his passion.
By William Rhoden
Toronto Raptors team president Masai Ujiri takes pains to keep himself out of the limelight. This was an easy task a decade ago when Ujiri was early in his career as a globe-trotting scout and aspiring front-office executive.Continue reading “Masai Ujiri got Toronto Raptors to the NBA Finals while also focusing on Africa”
- Canada is an increasingly preferred destination of emigrants
- Number of Nigerians overstaying U.S. visitor visas quadruples
By Tope Alake
A new wave of emigration among Nigeria’s middle class is robbing the oil-rich West African nation of skills and putting local recruitment under pressure.Continue reading “New Wave of Middle-Class Emigration Deepens Nigeria’s Skill Shortage”
By Francis Akhalbey
On Sunday, the Toronto Raptors made history when they beat the Milwaukee Bucks 100 – 94 to qualify for its first ever NBA playoff finals in its history.
By Dipo Olowookere
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), an agency that registers Nigerians on a national database, has commenced the registration of Nigerians living in the United States of America (USA).
The registration is part of the agencies commitment to include Nigerians in Diaspora into the National Identity Database. At the moment, the scheme covers those living in Nigeria, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.Continue reading “Nigeria Begins Registration of its Citizens in United States”
Kenyan Scheaffer Okore is appointed to a ten member board that includes two Nigerians, Blessing Omakwu-Soremekun, Angel Adelaja and a Moroccan, Radia Cheikh Lahlou
By John WanjohiContinue reading “Kenyan activist appointed to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ‘Goalkeepers Advisory Board’”
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.Continue reading “Yale University honors Nigerian Chimamanda Adichie, Zimbabwean Strive Masiyiwa, and Kenyan Elephant activist, Cynthia Moss with doctorates”
By Janet Lorin, Bloomberg
One morning in May 2018, two venture capitalists rented a Zipcar in Midtown Manhattan. They picked a 300-Class Mercedes on special for $15 an hour, perfect for the occasion and their tight budget. On a pilgrimage to suburban New Jersey, Aaron Holiday and Nnamdi Okike were heading to the audience of a lifetime.Continue reading “Nigerian, American duo get Princeton’s backing for their venture capital fund”
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.Continue reading “Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, ranked among Fortune Magazine’s annual list of the world’s greatest leaders”