Factors Driving The Positive Progress And Excellence Of Nigeria And Nigerians Globally In 2019

Recently updated on December 22nd, 2020 at 04:34 pm

Factors Driving The Positive Progress And Excellence Of Nigeria And Nigerians Globally In 2019

Where does the good or positive news happen for Nigeria and Nigerians?

At PositiveNaija, we have sought out to deduce the geographic locations (within Nigeria or abroad), which the positive/success news/updates recorded are being achieved. In other words, our aim is to be able to tell objectively, how conducive/enduring the environments are to what Nigeria/Nigerians are achieving. To do this, we determined the locations on the basis of where exactly the achievement, progress, success, etc. was done or achieved as well as will be done or achieved and not based on where an award/recognition was or is presented.

It is important to mention that most achievements by Nigeria/Nigerians achieved abroad should not be relegated as being ‘superior’ or achieved out of a ‘privileged comfortable environment’ as most of these achievements are usually first in recognition of what has been done/attained within Nigeria and as such requiring an international/global export.

As an improvement, from the year 2019, we have increased efforts towards matching the published news to their actual or respective months to give more accurate reflection on our reports/statistics accordingly to actual happenings. This removes the added pressure of having to report instantaneously at the end of every month even as we have now modified the release of our newsletters to bi-annual rather than monthly.

What factors are responsible for the positive progress and excellence of Nigeria and Nigerians globally?

We have also gone a step higher to reveal, appreciate and understand the factors that are driving or are responsible for these positives recorded by Nigeria and Nigerians globally particularly within Nigeria.

At the most basic level, we have attributed ‘courage and drive for distinction’ as the most fundamental element or driver or factor of all positive progress achieved.


*Last updated on the 5th of January, 2020

Factors driving Nigeria's progress 2019

January 2019 – Geographical matching and identification of driving factors of the positive progress and excellence of Nigeria and Nigerians

*We have noted ‘the courage and drive for distinction’ of Nigeria and Nigerians as fundamental factors of all positive progress achieved.

No. Titles of Positive News Category Driving Factor 1 Driving Factor 2 Location:




1. CoralPay Technology Limited Introduces First Interoperable USSD & Mobile Payment Platform Business and Economy Flexible payment options for customers (even without payment cards and internet access) Ease online transactions for foreigners Yes
2. Civic Monitor Launches Know-Your-Candidates Platform To Help Compare Presidential Candidates On Issues Education and Innovation Drive citizens engagement in political/electoral issues – objectively Yes
3. Team Nigeria Women Win 2018 Camtel International Beach Volleyball Championship Sports To be at Tokyo 2020 Olympics Yes
4. Indigenous Doctors Perform First Successful Brain Surgery In Kano State Health & Environment To assist the patient, regain consciousness and comfort Yes
5. Mfonobong Emmanuel Nelson Wins Inaugural BASF West Africa Young Female Pharmacist Of The Year Award Health & Environment Generating the interests of females in STEM. Yes
6. Kenneth Okpomo Wins Fifth Annual Amartya Sen Essay Prize Education and Innovation To stop political corruption, illicit financial flows, and the damage they do to the local Nigerian economy and population. Yes
7. Nasarawa State University Wins 14th National Client Interview And Counselling Skills Competition 2019 Education and Innovation Improving and inculcating professionalism in students training them on some vital ethics of legal practices in Nigeria. Yes
8. Aruna Quadri, Bode Abiodun & Sporting Win 2019 Portuguese Cup Sports Yes
9. UNILAG TV Launched As First Campus Television Station In Nigeria Art, Media and Entertainment To make the new campus television the most trusted news source in Nigeria by being impartial, creative, factual, credible, timely and innovative. Yes
10. Isaac Matthew & Elizabeth Nuhu Win Inaugural Tito Makurdi Marathon Road Race Sports To promote distance race in the state as a way of encouraging youths to take advantage of the natural landscape of Benue. Yes
11. Winners Of 2019 Youth Digest Campus Journalism Awards Art, Media and Entertainment To do what is right in the interest of the people. Assistance of great minds. Yes
12. Recipients Of Nigerian British Awards 2018 Religion, Social Values & Empowerment Yes
13. Team Neptune Wins InterswitchSPAK 1.0 Innovation Challenge Education and Innovation Problem-solving with the use of technology. Yes
14. Mbong Utibe Abasi Wins ICPC Anti-Corruption Essay Competition


Education and Innovation Actively engaging students in the fight against corruption. Yes
15. Track Your Build Selected In Airbus Bizlab Africa4Future Accelerator Programme Science and Technology Identify African tech entrepreneurs using innovative aerospace-based solutions to tackle most pressing challenges. Yes
16. Estate Intel Wins 2019 Techpoint Build Pitch Storm Science and Technology Yes
17. Bayelsa Queens Emerge 2017/2018 Nigeria Women Premier League Champions Sports Yes
18. Lagos State University (LASU) Wins Inaugural African Students Football Union (ASFU) Tournament Sports Yes
19. Nigerian Researchers Identify & Validate Local Plants For Treatment Of Viral Infections [Jan. 2019] Health & Environment To identify and validate local plants for the treatment of viral infections. Yes
20. Abdul-Qudus Ibrahim Wins 2018 Beeta Playwright Competition Art, Media and Entertainment To find the new voices of Nigerian Literature. Yes
21. Nigeria Emerge Overall Winner Of 2019 Lagos World Para Powerlifting Invitational Championships Sports Yes
22. Afe Babalola Wins 2018 Obafemi Awolowo Leadership Prize Religion, Social Values & Empowerment Attributes of political strategy, education, integrity, caring for the welfare of the masses, consistency policies and courage among several others. Yes
23. Team AI Squad Wins FIRST Lego League (FLL) Nigeria National Championship [2019] Science and Technology To foster an ecosystem of students and teachers well-grounded in applicability of computing, coding and problem-solving techniques. Yes
24. Aisha Abubakar & Ronke Salau Win 2019 HEDA Anti-Corruption Debate Education and Innovation Recognizing corruption as a major impediment to the development of education and Nigeria. Yes
25. Oluwatobi Akinpelu Develops History Learning App “Gingered” Science and Technology To create a right balance between historical and current knowledge helps people to better prepare for the future. Yes
26. Joseph Adewole Wins micro:bit Global Challenge 2018 [Africa] Science and Technology To detect the temperature of students in a class and let their teacher know to avoid illness and ensure quick treatment. Yes
27. Professor Emmanuel Ilesanmi Adeyeye Emerge World Champion In Proteomics Health & Environment Yes
28. Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja & Kingsley Igbokwe Win At 2019 Mathematics For Life Conference And Exhibition Education and Innovation Promotion and advocacy of the study of mathematics in Nigeria. Understanding the effects of free and fair election on nation building. Yes


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