Overcoming Limits

Micah McDade was born with cerebral palsy and has used a wheelchair his entire life. Doctors told his parents that he would never walk, but he was determined to prove them wrong. On May 20, 2016 at Harmon Stadium in Okmulgee, Oklahoma to the surprise of his fellow classmates, teachers and on lookers Micah defied the odds and walked across the stage to receive his high school diploma. He walked proudly to standing ovation of cheers and applause. Micah has undergone multiple medical treatments and physical therapy to accomplish, what was said could never be done. Congratulations Micah! Continue reading Overcoming Limits

Lagos State Partners With Dubai On Smart City Project

By: Dayo Fasasi Lagos State Government has signed a “Smart City” Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Arab Emirates Capital Dubai. A “Smart City” is a growing concept that draws from the success of Dubai’s innovative knowledge-based industry clusters to empower business growth for companies and knowledge workers all over the world. The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, stated that the “Smart City” project would create thousands of jobs and transform the entire Lagos State. Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem and the Chief Executive Officer of Smart City Dubai LLC, Mr. Jabber … Continue reading Lagos State Partners With Dubai On Smart City Project

30-Year-Old Mark Okoye Appointed Commissioner

Anambra State Governor, Mr. Willie Obiano has received world praises and commendation from Nigerians at home and diaspora for appointing the youngest Commissioner in the history of Morden Nigeria. Mark Okoye possesses a unique combination of experience spanning governance, policy formulation, public sector financing, public budget analysis and corporate finance. Prior to his current role, he served in his current capacity for twenty (20) months during the last administration. Okoye also served as a senior member of the investment banking division at Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited, where he was instrumental in executing numerous capital raising and financial advisory transactions. Those key … Continue reading 30-Year-Old Mark Okoye Appointed Commissioner

Ambode Celebrates Birthday In Style, Calls For Public Private Partnership

On Tuesday June 14, 2016, Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode turned 53. He marked his birthday with a special luncheon to raise funds for the three Mobile Cancer Centers across the three Senatorial Districts in Lagos. Ambode celebrated his birthday with the #GivingTuesday program. The event, which was founded by the United Nations to raise funds for major chronic diseases, was put together by the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP-Nigeria). Ambode, urged Nigerians to join together to fight cancer; he had this to say. “Lives are lost every day to cancer and this is unacceptable. This is why the Lagos State Government … Continue reading Ambode Celebrates Birthday In Style, Calls For Public Private Partnership

This African Musician Steps Up, Check What He Did

By: Dayo Fasasi You’re never too old to learn something new. The popular Fuji singer Saheed Osupa has gone back to school at the age of 47, proving this to be true. He was spotted on June 14, 2016 at the matriculation ceremony of the University of Ibadan (UI) in his matriculation gown. Report revealed that Osupa enrolled in the UI Distance Learning Program. Osupa received a warm welcome from the Director of the UI Distance Learning Center, Bayo Okunade. Continue reading This African Musician Steps Up, Check What He Did

Four Things You Should Never Pay For

The one thing everyone wants to do is save money. Some people open savings account, or put money in an IRA. Then others don’t know where to start. Have you ever thought about not paying something? Take those late fees for intense, if you pay your bill on time then you can save those late fees for something else. Sometimes you can’t avoid paying some things late, but according to Financial Juneteenth there are four things that you should never pay for. ATM withdrawals Once in a while you need a little cash to go through your day, meaning you’ll need … Continue reading Four Things You Should Never Pay For

8,000 Summer Jobs For Youths In Detroit

The City of Detroit will be offering more Summer Youth Employment for 2016. Through the Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) program, the city provided 5,600 jobs to youth ages 14-24 last summer, which is up from 2,500 in 2014. Last year, 11,000 young people applied for the 5,600 jobs available, therefore this year they have been able to increase that number of job openings to 8,000. The summer jobs start July 6. Youth ages 14-18 are paid $8 an hour, and those 18-24 earn $9.50 an hour, typically working 20 hours a week over six weeks. The program includes 12 hours of work … Continue reading 8,000 Summer Jobs For Youths In Detroit

Ghana Announces New Immigration Policy

Very soon it will be easier to travel to Ghana. In March of this year Ghana President John Mahama announced a new program in hopes of stimulating trade, investments, and tourism called visa on arrival starting in July. Speaking during the nation’s 59th independence anniversary President Mahama had this to say, “We will be allowing citizens of African Union (AU) Member States to enter our country and obtain visas on arrival with the option to stay for up to thirty days and experience what our country has to offer…” Per the Ghana Immigration Service this visa policy was created to … Continue reading Ghana Announces New Immigration Policy

Meet The Cameroonian Who Invented A Tablet That Takes Cardiac Reading

This year’s Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation by the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering went to the Cameroonian inventor, Arthur Zang. Zang created the Cardiopad, a tablet computer that takes cardiac readings. It allows health workers to give heart examinations that can be sent to a cardiologist via a mobile network and can be interpreted within 20 minutes. In a country where there are just 50 cardiologists for a population of 20 million people, this machine will revolutionize how cardiac care is given in Cameroon. The results from the examinations are distributed to hospitals and clinics in Cameroon free of … Continue reading Meet The Cameroonian Who Invented A Tablet That Takes Cardiac Reading

Meet The Africa”s Youngest CEO Of A Government Hospital

South Africa’s youngest CEO of a hospital is 31 year old, Dr. Nokwethemba Mtshali-Hadebe. With a staff of 767 she has been tasked with running the Bertha Gxowa Hospital in Germiston, Gauteng. The University of KwaZulu-Natal graduate says that she is determined to turn this hospital into a center of excellence. After being asked to serve as the acting CEO in 2015, Dr. Mtshali-Hadebe made some bold choices that have positively impacted the hospital. One of those moves was to ask staff members what could be improved upon by management. “We’ve got good men and women out there, we just … Continue reading Meet The Africa”s Youngest CEO Of A Government Hospital