Abiola Ogunbanwo Becomes First Nigerian Woman To Finish 100 Meters Swimming Freestyle Under A Minute

17-year-old Abiola Ogunbanwo has set a new national record by becoming the first Nigerian woman to finish the 100 meters swimming freestyle under a minute.

She achieved the feat on the 28th of July 2021 at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre during the Tokyo Olympics in Japan having won Heat 1 of the swimming event in 59.74 seconds.

With the feat, she has broken a longstanding Nigerian record of 1:00.50 set by Ngozi Monu, which had served as the benchmark since 2007.

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Mary Adeyemo Wins NICArb Young Arbitrators Virtual Debate 2021

Mary Adeyemo has emerged overall winner of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators (NICArb) Young Arbitrators Virtual Debate 2021.

1st Prize Winner – Mary Adeyemo

2nd Prize Winner – Usifo Emoyon – Iredia

3rd Prize Winner – Oluwamayowa Olaoba

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Yusuf Bilesanmi Voted Inaugural Winner Of Africa Prize For Engineering Innovation “One To Watch” Award

Yusuf Bilesanmi has been voted as the inaugural winner of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation “One To Watch” award.

Yusuf was one of the twelve (12) innovators who pitched their innovations to a live audience who voted his – ShiVent – as one that showed promise and potential for impact. He also received a £5,000 prize.

ShiVent is a low-cost, non-electric and non-invasive ventilator for patients with respiratory difficulties, available at a fraction of the cost of mechanical ventilators. Its simple design enables it to be operated by unspecialised healthcare workers.

ShiVent is designed for under-resourced clinics with unreliable electricity supply and limited access to specialist knowledge.

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