Nigerian Female Wrestlers Win 2019 African Senior Wrestling Championship

Team Nigeria has emerged winners of the female category and also retained their crown as continental champions at the 2019 African Wrestling Championship held in Hammamet, Tunisia.

Nigeria finished tops with 195 points, hosts Tunisia was second with 177 points, Egypt came third with 160 points, Algeria recorded 83 points to finish fourth while Senegal completed the top five with 57 points.

Nigeria registered ten female wrestlers for the 2019 African Wrestling Championship but only nine got busy on the mat and produced 5 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals. Esther Kolawole couldn’t compete in the women’s 55 kg category after hurting her knee in training.

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Medsaf Wins Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Malaria Challenge 2019

Nigerian startup Medsaf and SA startup Iyeza Health have received $10,000 each from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation after winning the foundation’s Malaria and Vaccine Delivery challenges, respectively.

The prizes were handed out at the sixth Seedstars Summit held on 6 April in Lausanne, Switzerland. Seedstars is a Swiss organisation that assists tech startups in emerging markets.

Medsaf is a medication marketplace for Africa’s hospitals and pharmacies, while Iyeza is a logistics startup that delivers chronic medication as well as contraceptives and HIV self-testing kits.

The initiative was announced at the Seedstars Africa Summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 13 December and entailed two separate challenges, namely the Vaccine Delivery Challenge and the Malaria Challenge.

Applications for both closed on 20 February [2019].

PositiveNaija Love And Heroes 2019

PositiveNaija Love And Heroes is aimed at celebrating the positive value of Nigerians all over the world no matter how little their impact might be, which the world might be unaware of.

The overall goal is to promote the value of the Nigerian human life through the spirit of love, gratitude and positive works/deeds. This is included on our weekly videos and Instagram page.

It is also an expansion of the traditional approach in which PositiveNaija sources for positive or good news. This means that with the PositiveNaija Love and Heroes, every Nigerian is empowered to be a reporter of that which is good and exemplary as it concerns Nigerians all over the world. This therefore, provides greater awareness and knowledge about Nigerians engaged in inspiring and worthy deeds

Significantly, PositiveNaija also utilizes the Love and Heroes in honoring dead Nigerians such as members of the Nigerian Armed Forces, journalists and other civilians for their sacrifice, love and heroic feats.

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