Tag Archives: Nigeria

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What One Executive is Doing to Help #BringBackOurGirls Two Years Later

Act4Accountability co-founder opens up about continuing the conversation around Nigeria's missing school girls

See what Act4Accountability co-founder Omolola Adele-Oso says she’s doing to help #BringBackOurGirls

By Courtney Connley

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Women’s History Month: Nena Ugwuomo, Founder & President of Student Dream

This 26-year-old dynamo helps students turn their dreams into viable businesses

Nena Ugwuomo, founder & president of Student Dream, the first incubator-accelerator to focus solely on…

By Robin White Goode

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How I Did It: Israel Ilufoye, Mechanical Design Engineer

After putting flying on hold, he embraces engineering

A 2013 grad hired straight out of college enjoys work as a mechanical design engineer…

By Robin White Goode

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#SMW Lagos 2016: On Building a Healthy Company Culture

Employees respond to more than just a salary

When we started we knew we couldn’t pay, so we deliberately told ourselves to build…

By Sirita Wright

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#SMW Lagos 2016: The Power of Media and Influence

Consistent use of a digital platform can position you as an expert

Day 2 of SMWLagos was all about the power of media and influence. Attendees got…

By Sirita Wright

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#SMW Lagos 2016: Africans Claiming Their Piece of the Digital Pie

Africans in tech bring their culture and influence to the world

2016 Social Media Week Lagos kicked off with a bang. The energy was high and…

By Sirita Wright

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Social Media Week Returns to Lagos, Nigeria

12 cities participate in global conference

Social Media Week (SMW) Lagos produced by AFRIKA21 and Dragon Africa returns to Lagos, Nigeria,…

By Cristie Leondis

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[BE Education Package] Despite Paris, It’s Still Important to Study Abroad

Less than 10% of American students pursue international education

Only 9% of American students study abroad during their college years—of those, 75% are white;…

By Robin White Goode

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[WATCH] Power Women of the Diaspora: How Global Music Phenom DJ Cuppy Turns Opportunity Into Gold

This billionaire's daughter has the talent and tenacity to back up the clout

She’s the glam daughter of a billionaire, but nothing in her career journey spells nepotism.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Studio Museum in Harlem Celebrates Nigerian Artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Crosby gets one of the most significant honors an artist can receive today

The Studio Museum in Harlem awards Nigerian artist Njideka Akynyili Crosby with the Joyce Alexander…

By Courtney Connley

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Nigerian Hotel-Booking Site, Hotels.ng, Scores $1.2 million in VC Funding

Founder Mark Essien says company has many advantages over the competition

A Nigerian hotel-booking company raised $1.2 million in VC funding for its expansion throughout Africa.

By Joel Lyons

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Miss Nigeria USA Crowns 2015 Queen

Frances Udukwu announced winner of the annual beauty pageant

Miss Frances Udukwu announced winner of the annual Miss Nigeria USA beauty pageant May 23,…

By Brittany Dandy

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[VIDEO] Lauryn Hill Dedicates Song to Nigeria After Missed Performance

Award winning songstress apologizes and sings 'Doo Wop That Thing'

Award winning songstress, Lauryn Hill, apologizes to Nigeria after missed performance and dedicates “Doo Wop…

By Brittany Dandy

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Miss Nigeria USA 2015: Empowering Women Through Culture and Class

The annual pageant is set to take place in New York City

The Annual Miss Nigeria USA Pageant to take place at renowned Alvin Ailey Theater in…

By Brittany Dandy

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Africa Can Shop Online for First Time with Mall for Africa

The CEO and Founder talks the million dollar e-commerce site and more

Chris Folayan is the Founder and CEO of MallforAfrica (branded as one word). MallforAfrica is…

By Essence Gant

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8 Things You Should Know About the Boko Haram Attacks in Nigeria

A list of facts about Boko Haram and its relationship with Nigeria

A list of seven facts you should know about in regards to Boko Haram’s attacks…

By Courtney Connley

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Nigerian Businesswoman Beats Oprah As the World’s Richest Black Woman

Folorunsho Alakija net worth reaches an estimate $7.3 billion

With an estimated net worth of $7.3 billion, Nigerian businesswoman Folorunsho Alakija beats out Oprah…

By Courtney Connley

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WHO Declares Nigeria & Senegal Ebola Free

WHO: Many wealthy countries, with outstanding health systems, may have something to learn as well

When it comes to handling Ebola, some western nations may well be served taking a…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Texas College Rejects Nigerian Students Due to Ebola

Navarro College denies international students from countries with confirmed Ebola cases

Texas college in hot water for rejecting Nigerian students due to Ebola outbreak

By Courtney Connley

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Nigeria's President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

Nigeria’s President Threatens To Sue Website That Ranked Him One of the Top 10 Richest

Website removes Goodluck Jonathan from richest African ruler list after litigation threat

The website Richest Lifestyle is feeling the wrath of Goodluck Jonathan, the president of Nigeria.
In…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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