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Oluwamayowa Akinyemi

Oluwamayowa Akinyemi is a digital and web content developer with experience in web content development and management as well as research and writing. He is an avid reader of random subject matters and a sucker for movies and video games. He is also passionate about youth empowerment and is a global affairs analyst and enthusiast.

Mark Emmanuel: Kidnap Survivor Shares His Experience In Edo State

Mark Emmanuel: Kidnap Survivor Shares His Experience In Edo State

Mark Emmanuel Amechi is a personality development expert, a motivational speaker, a career counselor, and an author with four published books. He has a great passion for information sharing. And together with his wife, they founded an NGO called Scent Of Water Nigeria. The two are happily married with four kids. Currently in a wheelchair, …

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TAIWO AKINKUNMI: The Brain Behind The Nigerian Flag

TAIWO AKINKUNMI: The Brain Behind The Nigerian Flag

Taiwo Akinkunmi OFR is a retired Nigerian civil servant. He is famous for designing Nigeria’s national flag, and he is commonly called “Mr. Flag Man”. TAIWO AKINKUNMI: EARLY LIFE & BACKGROUND Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi was born 10 May 1936 in Ibadan, of Yoruba origin, the older of a set of twins. He lived with his father until age 8 before he …

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DORA AKUNYILI: A Beacon For Food And Drug Control

DORA AKUNYILI: A Great Legacy Of Drug Administration

Dora Akunyili OFR  was the director-general of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) of Nigeria from 2001 to 2008. She was born Dora Edemobi in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria to Chief and Mrs. Paul Young Edemobi who hailed from Nanka, Anambra State. She received her First School Leaving Certificate in 1966 from St. Patrick’s Primary …

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Chimamanda Becomes One of the Library Lions in New York

This year, the New York Public Library honors Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian writer, wearing her a crown that puts her alongside Oprah Winfrey, and Margaret Atwood among others. Dubbed as “Library Lions”, the new lion took to social media following the announcement to share with the public. For her it was “utterly spirit-lifting”, she posted …

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Ayoola Adeyanju: "The boldness of my colours...give clarity to my boldness as an African."

Ayoola Adeyanju: “The boldness of my colours…give clarity to my boldness as an African.”

Ayoola Adeyanju is a visual artist and the Lead consultant at Popag8 Ltd, a brand communications company based in the United Kingdom. He’s a bit of everything creative hence provides solutions to inherent social issues through creativity. We had a great conversation with Ayoola Adeyanju where he shared with us more about African art. Interview …

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FW de Klerk: Not Everybody's Apartheid Hero Including Nelson Mandela

FW de Klerk: Not Everybody’s Apartheid Hero Including Nelson Mandela

FW de Klerk, South Africa‘s ex president during the practice of the apartheid system, dies at 85 but not all is praising the Nobel Peace Prize winner. While he came forward to criticize the system, others believed he raised glass to it behind closed doors. The ex-president Frederik Willem (FW) de Klerk, struggled with cancer …

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NOSTALGIA: Remembering Stephen Keshi

Stephen Keshi  was a Nigerian football defender and manager. During his playing career, Keshi earned 60 caps for the Nigeria national team, making him the nation’s second-most capped player at the time of his retirement. He represented the country at the 1994 FIFA World Cup and the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations, captaining the Super Eagles to victory in the latter. He …

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AMEYO ADADEVOH: A True Frontline Warrior

AMEYO ADADEVOH: A True Frontline Warrior

Ameyo Adadevoh  was a Nigerian physician who is credited with having curbed a wider spread of the Western African Ebola virus epidemic in Nigeria by placing the patient zero, Patrick Sawyer, in quarantine despite pressure from the Liberian government. When threatened by Liberian officials who wanted the patient to be discharged to attend a conference, she resisted the pressure and said, “for the greater public good” she …

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