Ada Igbo and Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, who was also Vice President and later Managing Director of the World Bank, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been re-appointed as the Chair of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance created by Bill and Melinda Gates. Gavi was set up to save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing equitable use of vaccines in third developing countries.
Congrats, Dalu Nne.
This is very possible. You know Igbos are experts at attracting commercial activity to a place. Igbos are first rate investors. Read below:
Do You know that the Town Kwankwaso in Kano State, the Home of
the former State Governor, Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso was founded by an Igbo
Trader, Mr Okonkwo about 90 years ago?
An Igbo trader called Mr. Okonkwo found a convenient farm gate site
along the railway track leading to Kano where he could buy, thresh and
mill groundnut. Continue reading “A Town In Kano State Founded By An Igbo Man”
Igbo footballer Harrison Chinedu has set a Guinness Record by cycling with a ball on his head for 100 kilometers. Harrison Chinedu balanced a football on his head while riding a bicycle for a distance of 103,6 kilometers in Lagos, Nigeria. An ambassador of Igboachievement, Chinedu Harrison had earlier broke the Guinness World Record for walking the longest distance – 48.04 kms in 6 hours, 15 minutes – with a ball on his head on the 6th of Marchnthis year.
He trekked from the Redeemed Christian Church of God Camp on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos on that occassion. His success is most likely the result of Equianoism, a learnable way of extraordinary achievement that is inbuilt in many Igbos.
Deme, nwa afor Igbo.
Igbo football player, Kelechi Iheanacho’s wonder strike in Nigeria’s 1-0 win against Tanzania in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier has won the CNN Goal of the Week award.
“Congratulations to the latest CNN Goal of the Week winner, Kelechi Iheanacho!” CNN Football wrote on their official Twitter handle on Thursday.
Iheancho blasted a left-foot volley from outside the 18-yard box which blazed past Tanzania keeper Aishi Manula who had an outstanding game.
Continue reading “CNN names Igbo Striker Iheanacho’s ‘Rocket Goal’ Best Goal In The World This Week!”
Team Nigeria continued their impressive run on Friday at the 2016 Rio Paralympics as
Igbo paralympian Rolland Ezuruike on Friday set a new World record of 190kg to win gold in the men’s -54kg.
Just his first lift of 185kg shartered the previous Paralympic World record before he extended it with his second lift of 190kg.
Igbo, let us celebrate one of our sons who has done it again!