9ja Stories That Inspire

9ja Stories That Inspire (28)

 

 

 

 

Cyprian Emeka UzohCyprian Emeka Uzoh is a genius from Nigeria who holds more than 126 United States issued patents and over 160 patents worldwide in semiconductor technology. He also co-authored more than 35 publications.

Helen Mukoro IdisiHelen Mukoro, a Nigerian born Spanish lawyer has emerged the presidential candidate of an opposition party for the forthcoming election in Spain.

She set a new record as the first woman and an immigrant to emerge presidential flag bearer of a political party. She will be running on the platform of Union De Todos, a party she founded earlier this year.

Sunday, 16 August 2015 07:48

Nigerian Shortlisted For Space Trip

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Space ShuttleA Nigerian, Freeman Osonuga, has been shortlisted to travel to space. Osonuga, a Medicine and Surgery graduate from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, was selected through the Rising Star programme, which was launched at the One Young World Summit 2014 in Dublin.

Samuel Achilefu One year after “cancer goggles” were first used in a successful breast cancer operation, Dr. Samuel Achilefu is still getting emails from surgeons all over the world, hoping for a chance to use them.

“We’ve been inundated,” he said from his desk in Washington University’s Mallinckrodt Institute, hours before receiving the 2014 St. Louis Award for his invention.

Oshoala signed for Liverpool Ladies in January 2015Nigeria and Liverpool forward Asisat Oshoala has been named as the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year.

The 20-year-old forward is the first player to win the new award from the BBC World Service, voted for by football fans around the world.

Kechi OkwuchiKechi Okwuchi is the survivor of the plane crash of the Sosoliso Airlines who graduated from the University of Thomas, Texas, the U.S. at top of her class.

The Sosoliso Airlines flight with 110 people on board crash-landed at Port Harcourt International Airport on December 10, 2005.

UFOT1Ufot Ekong, a Nigerian Student who studied Robotics and Electrical Engineering at Tokai University, Tokyo, Japan emerged the best all round graduating student of the institution this session. He graduated with First Class Honours.

Okwui EnwezorFrom migrant tragedies in the Mediterranean to war in Ukraine, the 2015 Venice Biennale, which opens Saturday, will have a markedly political edge under the direction of its Nigerian curator.

Okwui Enwezor is the first African to take charge of the 120-year-old festival, which is one of the most important fixtures on the global contemporary art circuit.

Okwui EnwezorFrom migrant tragedies in the Mediterranean to war in Ukraine, the 2015 Venice Biennale, which opens Saturday, will have a markedly political edge under the direction of its Nigerian curator.

Okwui Enwezor is the first African to take charge of the 120-year-old festival, which is one of the most important fixtures on the global contemporary art circuit.

eni-kenilworthAnother Nigerian, Mazi Victor Eni, from Aro in Abia State has won the Borough Council seat in the just concluded election in Britain.

Mr. Eni becomes the fifth Nigerian that won seats in the keenly contested general elections in British history.

Four politicians of Nigerian descent also tasted victory during the general elections in the Queen’s land.

Chuka UmunnaTony Blair is backing Chuka Umunna to be the next Labour leader, the former prime minister's friends have revealed, in an intervention that will set the battle for succession alight.

Several Labour frontbenchers are preparing their leadership campaigns i

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Adichie - one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Her selection was based on her unique position as a literary success and an influential cultural voice.

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