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Hogan “Kid” Bassey — Meet the First Nigerian To Become A World Boxing Champion

Hogan "Kid" Bassey MBE was a Nigerian-British boxer; and the the first Nigerian to become a world boxing champion. He achieved this feat when he defeated French Algerian Cherif Hamia in Paris in 1957 to claim the World Featherweight title.

Ndubisi Egbo — The Nigerian Coach Who Overcame Racism To Guide His Team To UEFA Champions League

The first African coach to take a team to the European Champions League, Ndubisi Egbo of Albanian side KF Tirana, has spoken of the racial abuse he received this season on his way to making history. KF Tirana were last...

Nigerian Born Author, Irenosen Okojie, Wins The Caine Prize For ‘Stunning’ Short Story

A Nigerian Born Author, Irenosen Okojie has won the AKO Caine prize for 'Stunning' short story Grace Jones. The Nigerian-British writer won the £10,000 award on Monday afternoon for her short story Grace Jones, following an impersonator of the singer...

Victor Agunbiade: United States Navy Honours Nigerian For His Meritorious Service

The United States Navy has awarded a Nigerian officer, Lieutenant Victor Agunbiade, its medal of commendation for effectively managing its largest cash disbursing office' handling $45 million (N17 billion) in cash transaction. The US Navy said Agunbiade effectively managed its...

Benin City, One Of The Most Advanced Cities Of The Ancient World Now Lost Without Trace

When the Portuguese first “discovered” the city in 1485, they were stunned to find this vast kingdom made of hundreds of interlocked cities and villages in the middle of the African jungle. They called it the “Great City of...

Eche Chinonso — Meet The Youngest Nigerian In The Guinness World Record

Chinonso Eche nicknamed '(Amazing Kid Eche), is a 12 year old boy from Warri in Delta State and the youngest Nigerian in the Guinness World Record. On November 14, 2019, Chinonso Eche, became a new entrant into the Guinness world...

Cows for AK-47 — Nigerian State Offers Repentant Bandits Cows for AK-47s

In an attempt to encourage Bandits to give up a life of crime and live a normal life as responsible citizens, Zamfara state Governor Bello Matawalle has offered to give Repentant bandits two cows for every AK-47 they surrender.

“Dick Tiger” — Meet The First African to be Inducted Into the International Boxing Hall of Fame

Richard Ihetu aka Dick Tiger was a Nigerian-born professional boxer who held the World Middleweight and World Light Heavyweight Championships in the 1950's and also the first African to be Inducted into the international boxing hall of fame.

Nigeria’s Ikechukwu Nwachukwu Dikko Wins US President’s Award, Gets Signed Letter From Trump

Prof’ Ikechukwu Nwachukwu Dikko, an American of Nigerian parentage and a student of Notre Dame High School in Connecticut, has won the Presidential Award For Elite Scholarship in America and the Connecticut Seal of Biliteracy.

Nigerian Civil War Officially Ended On This Day When Biafra Disbanded and Joined Nigeria

The Nigerian civil war officially ended on this day after almost 2 and half years of fighting when the Republic of Biafra disbanded and rejoined Nigeria.

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Top 10 Youngest Presidents In Africa (Updated: 2021)

In recent years there has been a subtle surge of politicians in their 30s and 40s winning leadership roles...