Gifted Nigerian 8 year old chess champion Tanitoluwa Adewumi

Gifted 8 year old Nigerian refugee Tanitoluwa Adewumi is a US chess champion. After just one year of learning the game, he won the kindergarten-to-third-grade division at the New York State Championship. Tanitoluwa said anything is possible, God can do anything for me and my family. I want to be the youngest grandmaster.” His chess teacher at school, Shawn Martinez, described Tani as “self-driven”. Tani’s family left the northern part...

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Nollywood Star Adesua Etomi on the cover of Vogue

Award-winning Nigerian actress Adesua Etomi Wellington is one of the four women on the cover of American Vogue magazine’s April issue. The latest issue celebrated 14 talented women from across the world. These included: Golshifteh Farahani; Liv Lisa Fries; Eiza Gonzalez; Hera Hilmar; ScarlettJohansson; Vanessa Kirby; Bruna Marquezine; Deepika Padukone; Alba Rohrwacher; Lea Seydoux; Doona Bae; Elizabeth Debicki; and Angela...

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The $30Billion Corporate Nigerian Women
Mar07

The $30Billion Corporate Nigerian Women

By Kede Aihie Mrs Ibukun Awosika, Chairman, Board of Directors, (First Bank of Nigeria Limited $12.2Billion). She is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Chair Centre Group. The companies within the group include: The Chair Centre Limited, Sokoa Chair Centre Limited, Furniture Manufacturers Mart, TCC Security Systems and Cubes and Boxes Limited. She was Chairman, FBN Life Assurance Limited, FBN Capital Limited and...

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Nigeria the ”reparts” from the Diaspora

Nigeria the ”reparts” from the Diaspora

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2016 Budget Speech, by President Muhammadu Buhari to the joint session of the National Assembly on December 22, 2016
Dec22

2016 Budget Speech, by President Muhammadu Buhari to the joint session of the National Assembly on December 22, 2016

PROTOCOLS I am honoured and privileged to present the 2016 Budget proposal. This is my first address before this joint session of the National Assembly. I have come here today, not only to address members of the National Assembly, but also to speak directly to the men and women who placed us here. I know the state of our economy is a source of concern for many. This has been further worsened by the unbridled corruption and security...

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Benin Airport, 4 weeks closure for turn around maintenance
Jun20

Benin Airport, 4 weeks closure for turn around maintenance

Air passengers to Benin Airport in Edo State, may have to seek alternative route as indications emerged that the airport would be closed for commercial flight activities from June 20 to July 17, 2015. Benin Airport, one of the oldest in Nigeria, according to an official who craved anonymity, was scheduled to be closed to enable the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) carry out a Turn Around Maintenance (TAM). The TAM will...

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