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

March 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.Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo Becomes First Nigerian Female Pilot At Qatar AirwaysScience and TechnologyYes
2.AMPZ Wins Lagos Edition Of The MEST Africa Pitch Competition [2019]Science and Technology 

To encourage talents to curate their sports profile, showcase and connect to the right audience.

3.Peter Nkanga Wins 2019 Jamal Khashoggi Award For Courageous Journalism [Nigeria]Art, Media and EntertainmentTo encourage press freedom and protection of human right defenders.Yes
4.Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Listed In Transparency International “Anti-Corruption Fighters”Leadership & DiplomacyTo stop corruption and promote transparency, accountability and integrity at all levels and across all sectors of society.Yes
5.Winners Of Jumia Travel Third Edition Nigeria Travel AwardsBusiness and EconomyTo raise the service delivery bar in the Nigeria travel/hospitality industry, and encourage all hotels and airlines in the country to offer the highest quality of service to their customers.Yes
6.Nigerian Students Team Emerge Joint Winners Of Sub-Saharan Regional Finals Of 2019 Huawei ICT CompetitionScience and TechnologyTo further improve ICT development in Nigeria and knowledge transfer.Yes
7.Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi Emerge 2019 Commonwealth Young Person Of The YearHealth & EnvironmentTo put an end to sexual violence in the world.Yes
8.Basheer Salisu Named First Female Nigerian Referee At The 2019 U-17 AFCONSportsTo develop women’s football.Yes
9.Aroloye Numbere Wins World Championship 2018 In Environmental Sciences (Precipitation)Health & EnvironmentTo advance scientific research and impact on the environment.Yes
10.Nkete Obidimuso Wins 2018 National ICT Olympiad CompetitionEducation and InnovationTo develop healthy competitive skills and improve academic self-esteem.Yes
11.Conclusion Of The 2019 PositiveNaija Newscast ContestArt, Media and EntertainmentTo promote media professionalism in Nigeria, advance original Nigerian storytelling, and encourage Nigerian patriotism.Yes
12.Eunice Gordon Osagiede Awarded USA Congress Woman Of Excellence Award 2019Religion, Social Values & EmpowermentTo alleviate poverty for widows, the orphans and the less privilege.Yes
13.Emelife Stella Chinelo Sets Record At University of Mysore, IndiaEducation and InnovationTo attain academic excellence.Yes
14.Tanitoluwa Adewumi Wins New York State Chess ChampionshipSportsTo be the youngest grandmaster.Yes
15.Wecyclers Wins 2019 King Baudouin African Development PrizeHealth & EnvironmentTo promote the value of recycling and help improve lives and the environment.Innovation, perseverance and originality.Yes
16.Winners Of 2019 Rotary Spelling Bee CompetitionEducation and InnovationTo promote learning and vocabulary.Yes
17.Adebayo Alonge’s RxAll Wins 2019 BNP Paribas Group DeepTech PrizeScience and TechnologyTo identify, eradicate fake drugs and assess general drug quality.Yes
18.Oyeyimika Adeboye Appointed As Managing Director At Cadbury NigeriaLeadership & DiplomacyTo promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion.Yes
19.Nigeria Qualifies For First Under-19 Cricket World CupSportsTo make a history-defining progress.Yes
20.Bala Magaji Emerge NOUN Best Graduating Student [2018/2019]Education and InnovationHard work and sacrifice.Yes
21.3,050 Entrepreneurs Win 5th Cycle Of The TEF Entrepreneurship Programme


Business and EconomyTo promote entrepreneurial talent.Yes
22.Emmanuel Amuneke Guides Tanzania To AFCON After 39 YearsSportsYes
23.Moruf Adegesin & Evelyn Oyome Win 7th Sovereign Trust Insurance Golf OpenSportsYes
24.Bello Ayomide Emmanuel Wins Nigeria’s First Ever Sailing Gold Medal At The 2019 Open International Canoe Sprint ChampionshipSportsTo make Nigeria proud.Yes
25.Winners Of 2019 CBN EPIS Efficiency AwardsBusiness and EconomyTo promote objective analysis of all E-payments data collated by NIBSS over a full calendar year.Yes
26.SPE FUTO Wins 2019 PetroQuiz CompetitionEducation and InnovationYes
27.Ayo Dada & Olamide Oladeji Emerge Stanford University’s 2019 Knight-Hennessy ScholarsEducation and InnovationTo develop both the depth and range of subject expertise to confront the numerous grand challenges and opportunities of the future.Yes
28.Adeagbo Simidele Selected As 2019 World Fellow At Yale UniversityLeadership & DiplomacyTo make the world a better place.Yes
29.Abuja Almat Wins Majekodunmi Cup Of GTB 2019 Lagos International Polo TournamentSportsYes
30.Sandra Olubukunola Popoola Awarded Order Of The British Empire (OBE)Religion, Social Values & EmpowermentTo empower future generations to live in a country without frontiers, free to move, and to exchange ideas without any barrier.Yes
31.4 Nigerian Students Win Bronze At 2019 International Festival Of Engineering, Science & Technology (I-FEST) CompetitionScience and TechnologyTo assist young people with the opportunity to bring innovation to the fore in the world of technology.Yes
32.Peter Seunara Arotiba Emerges Best Overall WASSCE Candidate In West Africa [May/June 2018]Education and Innovation




33.Theresa Ojekou Ibas & Osahon Uhuangho Win Finance Monthly FinTech Awards 2019Business and EconomyTo drive FinTech forward.Yes
34.Nigerian Female Wrestlers Win 2019 African Senior Wrestling ChampionshipSportsYes
35.Comercio Cloud Computing Emerges Huawei Cloud Partner Of The Year [2019]Science and TechnologyTo deliver top-rated Cloud Solutions within the Nigerian local cloud ecosystem.Yes
36.Kobo360 Named Disrupter Of The Year At 2019 Africa CEO AwardsBusiness and EconomyTo create value for customers.Yes
37.Winners Of 2019 Pitcher Awards And Other Creativity Week CompetitionsArt, Media and EntertainmentTo inspire creative excellence in marketing communications.Yes
38.Winners Of 9th Korean-Nigerian Poetry FeastArt, Media and EntertainmentTo inspire Nigerian poets to use their craftsmanship to promote freedom, liberty and self-determination.Yes
39.Team Nigeria Wins Teamwork Award At 2019 FIRST LEGO League Junior (FLL Jr.) International Challenge In CaliforniaScience and TechnologyTo promote an enthusiasm for discovery, science, and technology in children.Yes




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