UK/AFRICA SUMMIT 2020
Jan25

UK/AFRICA SUMMIT 2020

The UK Africa Summit, which took place on 20 th January 2020, at Intercontinental Hotel, Greenwich London, was attended by 21 African countries, top government officials, business men and women and financial institutions In less than a week, the United Kingdom, will Brexit from the EU, so it is no surprise, that it is focusing on Africa.. Africa as a continent has over 1.2 billion people, a combined GDP of over $5Trillion. A Nigerian...

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Changing the economic narrative
Jan18

Changing the economic narrative

By Kede Aihie The news that Lagos State, was going to the capital market, to raise N100Billion, over a period of ten years, was shared on Nigeria Business Magazine, WhatsApp platform. The reaction by United States, based Benjamin Ogbebor, on NBM forum, made the following contribution, which is reproduced below. ‘Seriously Lagos should start comparing itself to New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Singapore, Johannesburg etc.. Lagos State...

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Nigeria’s Ijeoma Chinyelu Omambala Appointed QC

By Esosa Aihie Congratulations to Ijeoma Chinyelu Omambala QC, Old Square Chambers, who has just be appointed a QC from a list of 114 appointments out of which 22 (19 per cent) from ethnic minority background and 30 (26 per cent) are women. Ijeoma along with all appointed QCs will formally become silks at a ceremony on 16 March 2020.  She is an employment lawyer whose strengths lie in her ability to engage with claimants and...

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The Power of Twitter as James & Ify Win Harvard UC Election!!!

By Esosa Aihie 21 year old, James A Matthew and 20 year old Nigerian,  Ifeoma ‘Ify’ White-Thorpe, two Harvard University minority students were both elected President & Vice President of the Undergraduate Council (UC) last week Thursday 21st November after running a campaign focused on inclusion and diversity and a catchy music video that went viral between the 12th & 21st of November.   Their engaging...

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Professor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu – Pride of Nigeria and Britain

By Esosa Aihie 72 year old British🇬🇧born Nigerian🇳🇬Professor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu DBE FRCN – a nurse, health expert, tutor, lecturer and Emeritus Professor of Nursing at University of West London, received the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain🇬🇧Lifetime Achievement Award for her remarkable work to establish a nationwide healthcare for those with sickle cell and thalassemia, on 28th October 2019 at the Grosvenor House Hotel...

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Siya Kolisi Makes History as First Black Captain to lift the Webb Ellis Rugby World Cup after Springboks’ Triumph

By Esosa Aihie Star Captain Siya Kolisi Iconic moment as 28 year Siya Kolisi became the first ever black South African Captain to lift the Webb Ellis trophy after Springboks’ Rugby World Cup triumph. This follows Nelson Mandela, famously wearing a Springboks jersey and cap, presenting captain Francois Pienaar with the Webb Ellis Cup at Ellis Park in Johannesburg in 1995.  History repeated itself in...

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