Romola Adeola Emerges Youngest PhD Graduate In Human Rights At University Of Pretoria

26-year-old Romola Adeola has set a record in being the youngest person to obtain a Doctor of Laws degree (LLD) in the 30-year history of the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Furthermore, she is only the 2nd youngest person to achieve this in the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, since its establishment 107 years ago. She distinguished herself by completing the LLD in under 3 years. During her undergraduate years at Lagos State University (LASU), she was the Best Student in International Law.

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Adebunmi Adeniran Develops Nailangs Keyboard

Adebunmi Adeniran has developed Nailangs keyboard to support and enable writing in at least 12 Nigerian languages, with correct signs and tones to give instant meaning to the reader.

The Keyboard, known as NAILANGS, according to her, was conceived as a result of her zeal to ensure that Nigerian local languages are learned with ease so as to prevent the languages from going into extinction.

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Philip Obaji Wins 2015 Future Awards Africa Prize For Young Person Of The Year

Nigerian education and children’s rights activist, Philip Obaji has received the 2015 Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year for inspiring work in the continent in the last eighteen months.

Fellow countryman and bank analyst, Adesoji Solanke, South African TV host, Trevor Noah, Kenyan activist Teresa Mbagaya and her compatriot, Barclay Okari, a serial entrepreneur, were the other Africans shortlisted for the prestigious award held in Nigeria’s commercial city of Lagos.

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Obi Brown & Chijioke Ezegbo Win 2015 Etisalat Innovation Prize

Obi Brown and Chijioke Ezegbo have won the 2015 Etisalat Innovation Prize.

Obi Brown won five million Naira in the most innovative product or service category, and Chijioke Ezegbo winning the two million Naira cash prize attached to the most innovative idea category.

They were also rewarded with high-end mobile devices, Etisalat Mifi bundle with free data for one year as well as In-house Business Development Mentoring and product promotion using the Etisalat Online Platforms.

To clinch the 5 million Naira, Obi Brown created an application called ‘Study Lab Math’, a repository of over 1300 videos solving math problems in over 49 topics in the NERDC curriculum for senior secondary school students. The problems are solved by a team of Math teachers led by WAEC Chief Examiner.

Chijioke Ezegbo, created a Dedicated Traffic Mapping Device (DTMD, which emerged the winning idea in the most innovative idea category. It’s a GPRS enabled traffic navigation device with voice over interface which is affixed to a vehicle windshield to help users navigate their way through traffic by accessing real-time traffic data and suggesting shorter or alternate routes.
The Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Nigeria, Mr. Matthew Willsher, noted that the Prize for Innovation initiative which aims at discovering and growing young Nigerians with innovative products, ideas and solutions using mobile broadband technology, reflects the company’s commitment to nurturing talents and promoting creativity that will have invaluable impacts on individuals and organisations.
In his words on the 2015 Etisalat Innovation Prize:
“As a company, innovation is at the core of our business; it is the strength on which we thrive. The world is driven by innovation and Nigeria needs innovators whose ideas and products can drive development and help people live as they should.
We at Etisalat are glad to provide a platform to mobilise the nation’s teeming crop of young and undiscovered innovators to impact all areas of the society.