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.
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.
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.
Hadiza Saddik Mahuta has been awarded the degree of ‘Masters of Law’ after graduating with distinction from the University of West England Bristol. Her name has been placed on the school’s ‘Star of Fame’ database.
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.