Factors Driving The Positive Progress And Excellence Of Nigeria And Nigerians Globally In 2020

February 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 NewsCategoryDriving Factor 1Driving Factor 2Location:




1.Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Named 2020 Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow At Harvard Kennedy SchoolLeadership & DiplomacyWealth of practical experience and insights into the development challenges and achievements in Africa and across the developing world.Yes
2.Emmanuel Gyang & Deborah Pam Emerge First Nigerians To Complete The 2020 Access Bank Lagos City MarathonSportsTo meet up with the Olympic standard.Training and discipline.Yes
3.Oyindamola Aje Wins Second Edition Of InterswitchSPAK National Science CompetitionEducation & InnovationThe support and encouragement of parents, teachers, friends and other participants.Leveraging the importance of science and technology to the Nigeria economy.Yes
4.USAIFA International Limited Wins Nigerian AEA National Start-up Pitch Competition [2020]Business & EconomyTo providing an enabling environment for Nigerian entrepreneurs to thrive.Yes
5.Ikpoba-Oka Local Government Area Win 2020 Edo State Sports FestivalSportsTo discover new talents.Yes
6.Kebbi Beach Soccer Club Wins Inaugural Abuja Beach Soccer TournamentSportsYes
7.Tim Ayonmike And Chitra Keswani Win 10th Daniel Ogbechi Akujobi Memorial Foundation (DOAMF) Annual Charity Golf TournamentSportsTo win for a noble cause.Yes
8.Cedar Mount International School (CMIS) Wins 2020 FRCN Kids Football Challenge CompetitionSportsSafety, conducive and habitable.`Yes
9.Olugbenga Bello Wins 2019 Nigerian Academy Of Science Physical Sciences AwardScience and TechnologySignificant achievements in science of national relevance and global resonance.Utilising adsorption technology in extracting different dyes from wastewater.Yes
10.Global Air Drone Academy (GADA) Wins 2020 African Drone Business ChallengeBusiness & EconomyPotential for growth and sustainability, focus on using drones for social good, and the economic empowerment of African communities.To construct a permanent drone training, education and research center in Lagos, Nigeria.Yes
11.Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti Win 20th Nigeria Polytechnic Games Association (NIPOGA)SportsYes
12.Fatihah Oluabukola Ayinde Emerges Overall Best Graduating Student At Islamic University College, Ghana [2018/2019]Education & InnovationExemplary academic records [in Ghana].Yes
13.Adekuoroye Folasade Odunayo Ranked World Number One (1) In 57kg Wrestling CategorySportsGod!Yes
14.Amina Wilfred Wins 2020 Nigeria Ladies Golf OpenSportsGod!Yes
15.Team Nigeria Emerge Overall Winners At Abuja 2020 Para-powerlifting World Cup TournamentSportsTo provide the right physical, mental, and emotional environment to encourage the athletes.Yes
16.Homefort Energy Wins 2020 RCCG Kingdom Hackathon PrizeScience and TechnologyTo make cooking gas (LPG) affordable and accessible to undeserved markets in Nigeria, using pay as you go model and digital innovations.Solving social problems through technology.Yes
17.Hitch Nigeria Emerge Inaugural Mastercard Foundation EdTech FellowEducation & InnovationTo provide underserved African schools with curated, high quality educational content.Yes
18.Dr. Nemitari Ajienka Appointed Senior Lecturer In Computer Science At Nottingham Trent University, United KingdomEducation & Innovation
19.Adamu Shehu Muazu & Elizabeth Nuhu Win 2020 Tito Makurdi Marathon RaceSportsTo give the competitive minds of the youths, an opportunity where they could win laurels and make positive name for themselves.To promote distance race in Benue state and make youths to take advantage of the natural landscape of Benue.Yes

4 thoughts on “Factors Driving The Positive Progress And Excellence Of Nigeria And Nigerians Globally In 2020”

    1. Thank you Merciful for reading through this study and your comments.

      Anthony Joshua is actually/officially a British Boxer and not a Nigerian Boxer; the reason why we did not publish his feats. Secondly, by our current editorial standards, we do not publish news on the sports of boxing due to its ‘brutal’ approach (kindly see our Thinking Room page for more on our editorial standards). Still, we are proud of his hardwork, tenacity and quest for excellence.

  1. Great job! However, given the title of the post, I expected you to dwell substantially on the factors driving Nigerians’ success. I don’t seem to find the factors. If you try to interview these Nigerians, perhaps, you will be able to get better insight into the factors that drove them.

    1. Dear Msonter, thank you for your comment.

      On the factors we have documented, we primarily get them directly from the news reported (as much as could be available/contained in the news report). This removes the added pressure of having to interview ‘everyone’ in the news we publish as even the resources required to do this would be very great, which we cannot afford at this time.

      Furthermore, the factors are indeed present in the report even as the title suggests as our investigation which defines these factors entails carefully going through the news published on the PositiveNaija website and observing the inherent reasons/rationale why what was done was done (the motives, intentions, purpose) – either from the winners or organisers as the case may be.

      We hope this helps. Thanks again and best regards.

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