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Women You Should Know: Ayodeji Megbope

April 20, 2024

  Ayodeji Megbope, the Founder of NO LEFT-OVERS NIG LTD, has embarked on an extraordinary journey of entrepreneurial success and global influence. Starting with a humble takeoff capital of N1,000 in 2007, she began by selling local bean cakes known as “moi-moi.” Today, her business boasts an annual turnover that runs into millions of naira, … Continue reading Women You Should Know: Ayodeji Megbope

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Nigeria’s First female UK Military Academy Grad Vows to Inspire

April 17, 2024

  Officer Cadet Owowoh Oluchukwu made history by becoming Nigeria’s first female officer to graduate from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in the United Kingdom. At 24 years old, Oluchukwu joined 134 other officer cadets in London for the Sovereign’s Parade, the culmination of 44 weeks of rigorous training as part of Commissioning Course 232. … Continue reading Nigeria’s First female UK Military Academy Grad Vows to Inspire

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Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede Returns To Access Bank 10 Years After

March 14, 2024

Access Bank PLC has appointed Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede as its non-executive chairman of the board of directors of Access Holdings PLC, following the recent passing of the former CEO, Herbert Wigwe. Aig-Imoukhuede previously served as the CEO of Access Bank from 2002 to 2013 and is widely recognized for his role in transforming the bank into … Continue reading Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede Returns To Access Bank 10 Years After

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Remembering Herbert Wigwe: A Legacy of Visionary Leadership

March 9, 2024

  Herbert Wigwe tragically died on the 9th of February 2024 in California, after being involved in a helicopter crash, alongside his wife, Chizoba Wigwe, and their son, Chizi Wigwe. His passing has left a void, especially among his family members, and also in the world of finance and leadership. Still, as the Wigwes are … Continue reading Remembering Herbert Wigwe: A Legacy of Visionary Leadership

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Nigerian Icons of 2023: Top 100 Personalities of the Year

December 28, 2023

  As we bid farewell to 2023, a year filled with challenges and triumphs, let’s take a moment to celebrate the remarkable achievements of some of Nigeria’s brightest personalities across various fields. From the world of sports to entertainment, activism, and innovation, these top 100 personalities have left an indelible mark both at home and … Continue reading Nigerian Icons of 2023: Top 100 Personalities of the Year

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Is Forbes’ Most Powerful Woman in Africa

December 7, 2023

  In the recently unveiled Forbes Most Powerful Women for 2023, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, has secured the remarkable 87th position on Forbes’ global list. This makes Okonjo-Iweala the highest-ranked African on the list. This annual ranking, now in its 20th year, serves as a testament to the diverse and … Continue reading Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Is Forbes’ Most Powerful Woman in Africa

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Kekwaaru Ngozi Mary: Hero of the Week

July 21, 2023

  In an awe-inspiring act of heroism, Kekwaaru Ngozi Mary, a dedicated staff member at Eko Hotel and Suites, demonstrated extraordinary honesty by returning a misplaced sum of $70,000 to a guest in Lagos. This remarkable display of integrity has not only earned her praise but also restored faith in humanity. Read more about Personality … Continue reading Kekwaaru Ngozi Mary: Hero of the Week

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Personality Profile: Esther Eruchie, CEO FriendnPal

July 13, 2023

  Esther Eruchie is the founder of FriendnPal, an AI mental health app which provides empathetic support to individuals struggling with mental health challenges in Africa, especially those in marginalized communities. She presents this startup as a technology-driven intervention in a seldom talked about aspect of life in Nigeria and the broader African continent—one in … Continue reading Personality Profile: Esther Eruchie, CEO FriendnPal

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The Most Powerful African Women in the World 2022

January 11, 2023

  Since pre-colonial, colonial and early post-colonial eras, the world has witnessed the rise and influence of powerful African women whether as queens, queen-mothers, warriors, activists, writers, entrepreneurs, and industrialists. Read more about Women Whether it is Queen Hatshepsut of Egypt who lived between 1500 and 1400 BC or Queen Mother Idia of the Benin … Continue reading The Most Powerful African Women in the World 2022

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Okonjo-iweala Wins ALM’s ‘African Female Leader of the Year Award

December 9, 2022

  Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Director of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has won the “African Female Leader of the Year” award from African Leadership Magazine (ALM). Read more about Finance According to ALM’s announcement, the category was part of the “11th African Leadership of the Year Award – 2022”. The African Leadership Person of the … Continue reading Okonjo-iweala Wins ALM’s ‘African Female Leader of the Year Award

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Mohammad Barkindo, The Late OPEC Secretary General

July 8, 2022

On Wednesday 6 July 2022, news broke that the Secretary-General of OPEC, Nigeria’s Mohammad Barkindo, had passed on. Read more about Business The announcement, which was made by the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mele Kyari, came just hours after Barkindo visited Nigeria. Barkindo had met with President Muhammadu Buhari and delivered the main … Continue reading Mohammad Barkindo, The Late OPEC Secretary General

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Men You Should Know: Henry Dele Alake

June 27, 2022

  Henry Dele Alake is a Nigerian journalist, activist and technocrat recognised as one of the heroes of Nigeria’s democracy. He is a former commissioner for Information and Strategy in Lagos State between 1999 and 2007 under the then Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Read more about Discover Nigeria He got involved in … Continue reading Men You Should Know: Henry Dele Alake

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Men You Should Know: John Omoniyi Abiri

June 26, 2022

  Background  Abiri was born into the family of Pa Abraham ‘Muyiwa Abiri (d.1964) at 28, Oke Ayetoro street, Ile-Ife, South-Western Nigeria. Abiri attended St. Phillips School, Ile-Ife and, Odudwa College Ile-Ife, where he obtained the West African School Certificate in the first division in 1955.  Read more about Discover Nigeria After a brief spell … Continue reading Men You Should Know: John Omoniyi Abiri

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Men You Should Know: Mike Okibe Onoja

June 25, 2022

Mike Okibe Onoja was educated at a Roman Catholic mission school in the Agila district, beginning in 1954. He left for the Methodist Central School, Igumale, for a year before leaving for Saint Mary’s Primary School, Otukpo, Benue state, where he completed his primary education in 1961. He then attended Saint James Junior Seminary, Keffi, … Continue reading Men You Should Know: Mike Okibe Onoja

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Nigerians In History: Karim Ayinla Babalola

June 20, 2022

Olowu was born in Lagos, Nigeria on 7 June 1924 to B. M. S. Olowu and R. A. Olowu (née Tinubu). He is the first grandson of Madam Tinubu and Saka Tinubu, part of a wealthy Yoruba family. He attended Saint Paul’s Primary School, Breadfruit Lagos wherein 1936 he began his sporting career and represented … Continue reading Nigerians In History: Karim Ayinla Babalola

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Men You Should Know: Ifiesimama “Ifie” Sekibo

June 14, 2022

Ifiesimama “Ifie” Sekibo was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on April 18th, in the year 1965. He attended both primary and secondary schools in Port Harcourt before proceeding to the University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt where he obtained a degree in accountancy. He attended the Harvard Business School between 2006 and 2009. … Continue reading Men You Should Know: Ifiesimama “Ifie” Sekibo

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Men You Should Know: Ausbeth Ajagu

June 3, 2022

Ajagu was born in Asaba, Nigeria. Though he lives in Canada, he is a native of Nimo in Njikoka in Anambra State. He attended Oneh Primary School, Asaba, Delta State from 1971 to 1976 and later Osadedenis High School from 1976 to 1981. Read more about Men you should know He was a student of … Continue reading Men You Should Know: Ausbeth Ajagu

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Men You Should Know: Ben Akabueze

June 1, 2022

Ben Akabueze is a Nigerian Chartered Accountant and the current Director-General of the Budget office for the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He served as the CEO of NAL Bank Plc (now Sterling Bank Plc) and was two terms Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget with the Lagos State Government. Akabueze obtained a B.Sc in Accounting … Continue reading Men You Should Know: Ben Akabueze

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Do You Know The First Chairman of INEC? 

May 2, 2022

Ephraim Omorose Ibukun Akpata was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and the first chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Nigeria, responsible for the 1998/1999 elections that re-introduced democracy in May 1999. Read more about Do you know Background Ephraim Akpata was born in 1927 in Edo State. He attended … Continue reading Do You Know The First Chairman of INEC? 

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Nigerians In History: Babatunji Olowofoyeku

May 1, 2022

Olowofoyeku was born on 21st May 1917, and he grew up as the last born of a traditional extended family in Ilesha, a town in the west-south-west of what had previously been Northern Nigeria, a protectorate within the British Empire. Ilesha had previously been right on the border with Southern Nigeria and was near the … Continue reading Nigerians In History: Babatunji Olowofoyeku

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Men You Should Know: Shamsudeen Usman

April 30, 2022

Background Shamsudeen Usman was born on the 18 September 1949  in Warure Quarters of Kano State. His father, an Islamic scholar, died when he was about six years old. He began his education at Dandago Primary School. After attending secondary school at the prestigious Government College Keffi and King’s College, Lagos, he gained a BSc. … Continue reading Men You Should Know: Shamsudeen Usman

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Did You Know Akinola Aguda: The First Indigenous African To Head The position Of Chief Justice In Botswana

April 30, 2022

  Akinola Aguda, who was born in 1923 in Akure, Nigeria, to the family of Elijah Aguda and Deborah Fasu, a prominent Anglican couple in Akure. He was a Yoruba Nigerian jurist and a former Chief Justice of Botswana. Prior to becoming Chief Justice, he was a lawyer and a High Court judge in Nigeria’s … Continue reading Did You Know Akinola Aguda: The First Indigenous African To Head The position Of Chief Justice In Botswana

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Men You Should Know: Eyitayo Jegede

April 27, 2022

Eyitayo Jegede was born to the family of late Chief Johnson Bosede, the Odopetu of Isinkan, Akure, and Mrs C.O Jegede (née Asokeji) from Ipele town, near Owo in Ondo State, Nigeria. He attended St. Stephen’s “SA” Primary School Modakeke and was at Aquinas College Akure from 5 January 1973 to July 1978 for his … Continue reading Men You Should Know: Eyitayo Jegede

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Men You Should Know: Ahmed Abdullahi Aliyu Abdurrahim Sumaila

April 25, 2022

  Ahmed Abdullahi Aliyu Abdurrahim Sumaila born on 19 December 1976, was appointed as Grand leader of the Madinawa Clan and Naqib al-Madinawa by the Madinawa Majlis-ash-Shura Council, he also holds the royal titles of Wamban Sumaila, Dan Isan Wudil, and Makaman Massu, he is a District Head at Wudil and Sumaila Local Governments in … Continue reading Men You Should Know: Ahmed Abdullahi Aliyu Abdurrahim Sumaila

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Men You Should Know: Ernest Ojukwu

April 25, 2022

Professor Ernest Maduabuchi Ojukwu, who was born on the 23rd of September 1960, is a partner at the Law firm of Ojukwu Faotu & Yusuf (OFY-lawyers).  He has deep experience in litigation practice, including finance law, energy law, tax law, access to justice, risk and compliance, and mediational and international commercial arbitration. He was Deputy … Continue reading Men You Should Know: Ernest Ojukwu

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Men You Should Know: Tahir Mamman

April 24, 2022

Mamman was born in 1954, on the 7th of July, at Michika in Adamawa State. He holds an LL.B degree from Ahmadu Bello University in 1983 and the Nigerian Law School in 1984. He earned his masters from the University of Warwick England in 1987 and his PhD in 1990. Read more about Men you … Continue reading Men You Should Know: Tahir Mamman

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A Profile Of The Poet And Author, Lola Shoneyin

April 23, 2022

  Lola Shoneyin (born Titilola Atinuke Alexandra Shoneyin) is a Nigerian poet and novelist. She has authored several literary works and is significantly involved in Nigeria’s art and literary scene. Read more about Personality Lola is widely known for her novel, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, which she published in the UK in … Continue reading A Profile Of The Poet And Author, Lola Shoneyin

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Mitchell Elegbe, Interswitch Founder And CEO

April 20, 2022

Mitchell Elegbe is a Nigerian entrepreneur, engineer, and philanthropist born on November 14, 1973. He is a graduate of Electrical Engineering from the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo state. He is also an alumnus of the Global CEO Program organized by IESE Business School, The Wharton School, and China Europe International Business School (CEISBS) for … Continue reading Mitchell Elegbe, Interswitch Founder And CEO

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Tayo Oviosu, The Software Engineer/Techpreneur

April 14, 2022

There has been a tremendous shift to a cashless and digital economy because certain situations can prevent branches of commercial banks to shut down temporarily when circumstances demand it. This week’s profile is on Tayo Oviosu, software engineer, founder, and CEO of a prominent payment solutions provider, Pagatech, the startup that paved the way for … Continue reading Tayo Oviosu, The Software Engineer/Techpreneur

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Legendary Nigerian Playwright, Ola Rotimi, Honoured By Google Doodle

April 14, 2022

Ola Rotimi created plays influenced by traditional architectural forms. Read more about Discover Nigeria Today, Wednesday, April 13, 2022, is the posthumous birthday of legendary Nigerian playwright Ola Rotimi, and global technological giants, Google, have chosen to honour him by displaying him as their doodle today. In the background of the company is Ola Rotimi’s … Continue reading Legendary Nigerian Playwright, Ola Rotimi, Honoured By Google Doodle

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