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Nigerian Wale Adebanwi was appointed as Oxford University’s first Black Rhodes Scholar   Nigerian Author Buchi Emecheta passed away   SMEs in Nigeria got a boost at the Connect Nigeria E-Business Fair 2017   Nigerian Tuteria Developer won Africa Price for Engineering Innovation   Afrione launched the first smartphone assembly plant in Nigeria   According to the Most Reputable People On Earth list released by a South African based Reputation poll, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, former Nigerian Minister of Agriculture, was named the third most reputable person on Earth.   Nigerian Police Force changes name to Nigerian Police.   Robo Teens represented Nigeria at the inaugural youth robotic competition alongside over 163 Countries.   Nigeria signed double taxation Avoidance Agreement with Singapore   President Buhari left the country on the 7th of May for a sick leave and returned on the 19th of August, making him out of office for 103 days.   Professor Osinbajo, became the first Acting President to be in office for over 100 days.   There was an alleged rat incident.   A Nigerian, Oshiorenya Agabi, invented a Chip that smells bombs.   According to Twinpine Networks, Nigeria retained her No 1 spot as the first mobilized country.   Nigerian Resident Doctors went on strike from the 4th of September to 14 of September.   ASUU went on strike from the August 13th to 19th September   Nigeria celebrated 57th Independence day   Nigeria defeated Zambia 1: 0 to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World cup in Russia.   Nigeria got its first Haunted house   Akinwumi Adesina was named 2017 World Food Prize Laureate     Nigerian Bobsled team became the first Nigerian athletes to compete in Bobsled. They were also the first ever African team to qualify for the Olympics.   Reinhard Bonke ended his career in Nigeria with a crusade.   Facebook launched first Africa’s SME Council in Nigeria   Nigeria moved up 24 points on World Banks Ease of Doing Business Report 2017   Governor El Rufai fired all Primary School Teachers in his state, Kaduna.

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This article was first published on 30th December 2017

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