Factors Driving The Positive Progress And Excellence Of Nigeria And Nigerians Globally In 2020
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 22nd of March, 2020
January 2020 – 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.||Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated At National Medical Center, Abuja||Health & Environment||To provide cheap surgery in Nigeria.||Effective team work by 78 medical personnel.||Yes||–|
|2.||Oshoala Asisat Wins 2019 CAF African Women’s Best Player Award||Sports||–||–||–||Yes|
|3.||Chukwuebuka Ezekwe And Favour Chieke Win 2nd MARVICO Badminton Championship||Sports||To encourage Obazu youths to take to sports even as a source of income.||–||Yes||–|
|4.||Kazeem Jimoh Wins 2019 UNESCO Man And the Biosphere (MAB) Award||Science and Technology||To promote a new generation of scientists worldwide to addressing ecological and sustainability issues.||–||–||Yes|
|5.||Winners Of The Ballers Awards 2019||Sports||–||–||–||Yes|
|6.||Egbe Joy, Derick Nwasor And Oghale Yome Win ROSATOM Atoms For Africa Competition||Science and Technology||To inspire and raise the next generation of nuclear energy technology experts in Nigeria.||–||–||Yes|
|7.||Fisayo Soyombo And Kiki Mordi Win Inaugural People Journalism Prize for Africa (PJPA)||Art, Media & Entertainment||Demonstrated the highest level of empathy.||Meaningful positive impact on the society.||–||Yes|
|8.||Reelfruit Emerges Winner Of Village Capital Accelerator Program ||Business & Economy||Solutions addressed food security issues and improved results for small farmers on the African continent.||–||–||Yes|
|9.||Winners Of Global Business Outlook Awards 2019 [Nigeria]||Business & Economy||To recognise and reward excellence in business to companies both in the public and private sector.||–||Yes||–|
|10.||Amos Abba Emerges Third-Place Winner Of Fetisov Journalism Award ||Art, Media & Entertainment||To reward outstanding journalists with major money prizes for their dedicated work.||–||Yes||–|
|11.||Team Earth Wins InterswitchSPAK 2.0 Innovation Challenge||Science and Technology||To identify a problem in the agricultural value chain in Nigeria leveraging technology’.||Quality of the ideas and level of creativity demonstrated.||Yes||–|
|12.||Linus Victor Anyanna Emerges Overall Best Graduating Student At Federal University Gusau ||Education & Innovation||–||–||Yes||–|
|13.||Dr. Rita Orji Receives 2019 ISRII Rising Star Award||Education & Innovation||Significant impacts on the international scene, reflecting scientific excellence and public impact.||–||–||Yes|
|14.||KPMG Nigeria Banking Industry Expectation Survey For Banks Providing Best Customer Experience ||Business & Economy||To assess the quality of customer experience provided by Nigerian banks.||–||Yes||–|
|15.||Winners Of Capital Finance International (CFI.co) Awards 2019/2020 [Nigeria]||Business & Economy||To seek out individuals and organisations that contribute significantly to the convergence of economies and truly add value for all stakeholders.||–||Yes||–|
|16.||Francis Erhabor Emerges Accountability Lab 2019 Lead Integrity Icon||Religion, Social Values & Empowerment||To promote accountability, transparency and greater participation in governance across Nigeria.||Passionate about the job.||Yes||–|
|17.||Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye Wins Gold (57 Kg) At 2020 Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series Tournament||Sports||Professionalism, Integrity, Passion and Excellence.||–||–||Yes|
|18.||University Of Lagos (UNILAG) Wins 2019/2020 CFA Institute Research Challenge||Education & Innovation||Analytical, valuation, report writing, and presentation skills.||To access mentors in financial analysis and professional ethics and also get trained intensively.||Yes||–|
|19.||Ogori Magongo Wins 2019 Ajanah Basketball Championship||Sports||–||–||Yes||–|
|20.||Chinonso Eche Achieves Guinness World Record For Football Freestyle||Sports||Continuous practice.||–||Yes||–|
|21.||Oyinlomo Quadre Wins J3 Pretoria Girls Singles Title ||Sports||–||–||–||Yes|
|22.||United Bank for Africa (UBA) Named The Banker Magazine ‘African Bank Of The Year 2019’||Business & Economy||Growing loyal corporate and retail customers.||To ease the burden of upfront payments of school fees on parents and provide funding for schools to run their businesses.||–||Yes|
|23.||Chidozie Ojobor Emerges First Canadian University Student To Win MPOWER Financing Global Citizen Scholarship||Education & Innovation||The need to address the threat of superbugs.||The death of his sister as well as the diligent supervision of his PhD study by Alan Davidson.||–||Yes|