4 Awesome Things That Happened In Nigeria in 2015

The Golden Eaglets won the World Cup. On November 8, our U-17 National Soccer Team won the tournament for the fifth time in Santiago, Chile and became the second team ever to retain the trophy having won it in 1985, 1993, 2007 and 2013.

CCHUB launched a N1billion Fund. In collaboration with the Omidyar Network, Bank of Industry and Venture Garden Group, Lagos start-up incubator, CCHUB launched Nigeria’s first Social Innovation Fund. The fund which is about $5 million would be invested to provide infrastructure for social enterprises.This is a good one!

Blogger buys a Banana Island Mansion. This may be commonplace in America but when it made the news that popular blogger, Linda Ikeji had bought a $3million Mansion in Banana Island, Lagos, the media went crazy with all manner of buzzes.  Well the dust has now settled but scaling Linda’s bar would now be the prize that many upcoming bloggers would be looking to achieve. Well done Linda.

First Private Hospital Conducts an Open-Heart surgery. Alliance Hospital in Abuja made history in 2015 by becoming the first private hospital to conduct an open-heart surgery. Raising the bar in healthcare delivery with the successful conduct of modified Bentell operation which entails a complicated grafting of sensitive valves to the heart, this feat is sure to restore hope and possibly reduce the impact of medical tourism to the country’s thinning dollar position.

In all 2015 was a year in which many bars were raised. And our prayer is that greater things will happen in the coming year.

Happy New Year 2016 in advance!

 

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Meet the Nigerian Who Beat Hurricane Carter

Dick Tiger

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“One, Two, Three… Ten”, the referee cried, as the bell went off, signaling the end of the bout. It was the tenth round. And this boxing match had lingered an age in Rubin “Hurricane” Carter’s mind. He had been felled three times by this African from Nigeria in front of a home crowd at Madison Square Garden, New York. His aggressor, Richard Ihetu also known as “Dick Tiger” was one of the greatest boxers ever to come out of Black Africa. Capturing both the World Middleweight and World Light-Heavyweight titles during his career, Ihetu won 60 out of 82 fights with 27 of them, via knock-out.  19 of his fights ended in losses and 3 in a draw. Continue reading “Meet the Nigerian Who Beat Hurricane Carter”