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

October 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 NewsCategoryDriving Factor 1Driving Factor 2Location:




1.Grace Garba Emerges First NAF Female Air Warrant OfficerSecurity and LawExemplary leadership, hard work & contributions to the Service over the years.To spur other airwomen to strive for excellence.Yes
2.Team Nigeria Wins Inaugural Middle East Africa Rugby LeagueSportsThe players have speed and skills.Yes
3.Winners Of 2019 PwC Media Excellence AwardsArt, Media and EntertainmentTo celebrate and reward excellence in business reporting in Nigeria.Yes
4.Chiniki Guard Wins Best AI Startup Award At 2019 GITEX Future Stars CompetitionScience and TechnologyTo monitor, detect and alert shop owners about shoplifting and suspicious behaviour in real time.
5.Augustina Armstrong-Ogbonna Wins 2019 Anna Politkovskaya Media AwardArt, Media and EntertainmentTo encourage and support report on stories that impact and demand change as it affects the lower-class people of the society.In Politkovskaya’s memory, journalists from around the world who show courage and dedication.Yes
6.IBI (The Birth), Nimbe, Dear Bayo And Unseen Treasure Win 2019 UK Nollywood Film Festival (UKNFF) AwardsArt, Media and EntertainmentTo empower and showcase the work of independent filmmakers, especially those from African descent.Yes
7.Kafayat Omolara Sanni & Tolulope Arotile Emerge NAF First Female Fighter Pilot And First Female Helicopter PilotSecurity and LawTo enhance the fulfillment of the constitutional roles of the Nigerian Air Force.To ensure the furtherance of the war against insurgency.Yes
8.Jude Idada Wins NLNG 2019 Nigeria Prize For LiteratureArt, Media and EntertainmentTo honour literary erudition by Nigerian authors.Yes
9.Ikponmwosa Kingsley Osamede Wins 2019 NESG-NUC Essay CompetitionEducation and InnovationTo promote academic excellence by encouraging effective reading and writing skills.To promote trust and peace in nation building.Yes
10.Zamani College Wins 2019 Association Of Nigerian Geographers Nigeria Geography QuizEducation and InnovationTo embrace and groom future geographers at younger age.To promote knowledge of environment, inhabitants and resources.Yes
11.Ezem Collins Emerges 2019 Maltina Teacher Of The YearEducation and InnovationTo honour exceptional teachers of the year.To promote teacher’s role in the development of human society.Yes
12.Winners Of 2019 West Africa Media Excellence Awards (WAMECA)Art, Media and EntertainmentTo stimulate the growth of impactful journalism in Africa.Yes
13.Deborah Olatunji Wins 2019 National Travel Essay CompetitionEducation and InnovationTo support youth empowerment and excellence among youngsters.To promote academic excellence by encouraging the habit of reading and writing effectively.Yes
14.Abiodun Jamiu Wins 2019 El-Critical Writing ContestEducation and InnovationTo improve literacy in the North, especially among students.Yes
15.Nigeria Scrabble National Team Win 2019 World English Scrabble Players Association Championship (WESPAC) TitleSportsTo promote awareness on sports.Yes
16.Kenneth Oguzie Awarded 2019 ANNS Most Distinguished NigerianReligion, Social Values & EmpowermentTo contribute to economic growth and development of the nation.Yes
17.Winners Of 7th Annual BusinessDay Banks’ And Other Financial Institutions (BAFI) AwardsBusiness and EconomyTo honour outstanding performance in Nigeria’s financial services industry.Yes
18.Winners Of World Finance Banking Awards 2019 [Nigeria/Africa]Business and EconomyTo recognize banks that plays a key role in the industry’s growth, sustainability and corporate governance.Yes
19.UNICAL Malabites Wins 2019 Higher Institutions Football League (HiFL)SportsTo create more awareness of the sport in the country.Yes
20.Safiyya Ahmad Wins 2019 BBC Hausa Short Story Writing CompetitionArt, Media and EntertainmentTo support women through effective writing habit.Yes
21.Chidera Vanessa Akamelu Wins The Young CEO 2019 Reality TV ShowBusiness and EconomyTo promote and support young entrepreneurs.Yes
22.Winners Of 2019 Abuja International Film Festival (AIFF)Art, Media and EntertainmentTo appreciate improved quality films especially from Nigeria.Yes
23.Team Requid Wins Inaugural Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) HackathonScience and TechnologyTo encourage Tech enthusiasts to develop innovative Fintech solutions.To enable tech startups for global economic development.Yes
24.Winners Of 2019 Finnovex West Africa AwardsBusiness and EconomyTo honour excellence in financial technology.Yes
25.Sunshine Spikers And Super Force Emerge Champions Of National Volleyball League Division One [2019]SportsYes
26.Team LASU Wins 1st Africa University Badminton Championship In MauritiusSportsYes
27.Elusakin Agnes Iyabo And Adebiyi Abiola Temitayo Awarded 2019 Overall Best Teachers Award In NigeriaEducation and InnrovationTo honour exceptional teachers in Nigeria.Yes
28.Winners Of 6th Africa Check African Fact-Checking AwardsArt, Media and EntertainmentTo honour journalism by African-based media in the field of fact-checking.To encourage journalist to engage in fact-checking in Africa.Yes
29.Carlton Oke Wins 2019 Design Week Lagos Architecture CompetitionEducation and InnovationTo promote creativity in respect to design in Lagos, Nigeria.To encourage excellence and creativity in Architecture.Yes
30.Kano Wins 2019 World Polio Para-soccer TournamentSportsYes
31.Isaac Fredrick Sunday Wins 2019 Nigerian Content Development And Monitoring Board (NCDMB) Essay CompetitionEducation and InnovationTo promote the Nigerian content initiative.To create awareness for Nigerian undergraduates to participate in Nigerian oil and gas industries.Yes
32.Chikezie Omeje And Munyaradzi Makoni Win 2019 African Academy Of Sciences Science Journalism AwardsArt, Media and EntertainmentTo recognize and honor excellent reporting on science and scientific innovation in Africa.To promote improvement and increase research and innovation of the continent.Yes
33.ENL Consortium Wins 2019 Maritime CupSportsYes
34.Winners Of 2019 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)Art, Media and EntertainmentTo facilitate the development and showcase the social relevance of African cinema.Yes
35.Toluwani Deborah Emerges UNILORIN Best Graduating Student [2019]Education and InnovationYes
36.Captain Idahosa Okunbo Decorated With Order Of Lafayette AwardReligion, Social Values & EmpowermentTo promote and support peace and harmony worldwide.Yes
37.Chelochi Onyemelukwe-Onoubia Wins Best Fiction Writer Award At 2019 Sharjah International Book FairArt, Media and EntertainmentTo promote literary skills of both local and international writers.Yes
38.Iorliam Simon Tersoo Wins 2019 Future Maritime Leaders Essay CompetitionEducation and InnovationTo provide opportunities to young people aspiring to become leaders of the future.Yes
39.Interswitch Group Wins Inaugural Linkedin Sub-Saharan Africa Rising Star AwardReligion, Social Values & EmpowermentTo recognize organisations that invest in understanding, engaging and developing talent based on a company’s page and engagement on LinkedIn.Inherent value in collaboration.Yes




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