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INSPIRATIONAL: NIGERIAN Born American, OBIOMA PAUL IWUANYANWU Teaches World Literature and Critical Theory in Central State University…Survivor of the Igbo genocide in Nigeria is a Fellow of International School of Theory in Humanities *WINS Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars * At 4years old suffered from Kwashiorkor, effects of then Nigerian government’s blockade of importation of food and relief materials into Biafra * Studied English Language and Literature at Imo State University (now Abia State University), graduated with honors with minors in History and Linguistics * Gained Master’s degree from University of Jos with a thesis on the novels of George Orwell and Wole Soyinka * Moved to America to resume doctoral studies at Syracuse University, later earning his PhD in English and Textual Studies *REVEALED: Views on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s writing models BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

INSPIRATIONAL: NIGERIAN Born American, OBIOMA PAUL IWUANYANWU Teaches World Literature and Critical Theory in Central State University…Survivor of the Igbo genocide in Nigeria is a Fellow of International School of Theory in Humanities *WINS...

INSPIRATIONAL: NIGERIAN Lady, IHILESEN OPEYEMI EHIMIAGHE Bags FIRST CLASS Law Degree in University of Lancaster…Celebrated as ‘Overall Best Student with Honour in Faculty’ *Overcome Obstacles of losing Father earlier, Loses Mother as Orphan in Final Year * Worked THREE Shifts of JOBS in United Kingdom to make ends meet * Received Support from Friends and Family all through school * “I had my eyes on bagging a First Class Law degree, even after I lose my father and mother”-Ehimiaghe BY TIM ROBERT/REPORTER, Lancaster

INSPIRATIONAL: NIGERIAN Lady, IHILESEN OPEYEMI EHIMIAGHE Bags FIRST CLASS Law Degree in University of Lancaster…Celebrated as ‘Overall Best Student with Honor in Faculty’ *Overcome Obstacles of losing Father earlier, Loses...

INSPIRATIONAL from BRAIN & BEAUTY: NIGERIA’S Beauty Queen, UGOJI CATHERINEMARY NNEAMAKA Bags FIRST Class Degree in Computer Science…Emerges Overall BEST Graduating Student for 2016/2017 *Earlier had NINE A-One Distinction at Loretto Special Science school, Adazi-Nnukwu, Anambra * Intelligent lady seeing as a Genius from Formative Years * Software Engineer aspiring damsel dabbles into Pageantry by luck *Specializes on Charity projects in old people’s home at Awkunanaw, Enugu State BY ANGELA OKHALBU/FASHION REPORTER, ENUGU

INSPIRATIONAL from BRAIN & BEAUTY: NIGERIA’S Beauty Queen, UGOJI CATHERINEMARY NNEAMAKA Bags FIRST Class Degree in Computer Science…Emerges Overall BEST Graduating Student for 2016/2017 *Earlier had NINE A-One Distinction at...

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD ABROAD: NIGERIAN Genius GIRL, FOLAFOLUWA OGINNI Won Best Student in WAEC at age 17 years…Quits Law Degree at Obafemi Awolowo University Due to ASUU Strike with a CGPA of 4.53 *Admitted for Law Degree at the University of Hertfordshire  in United Kingdom *Becomes British University’s FIRST Nigerian Valedictorian *Graduates as Overall BEST Student with a perfect CGPA and score of 360 out of 360 BY TIMOTHY ILWANU/EDUCATION REPORTER, LONDON

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD ABROAD: NIGERIAN Genius GIRL, FOLAFOLUWA OGINNI Won Best Student in WAEC at age 17 years…Quits Law Degree at Obafemi Awolowo University Due to ASUU Strike with a CGPA of 4.53 *Admitted for Law Degree at the University...

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD OVERSEAS: NIGERIAN, 23 Years old, ABASIODIONG JACKSON Graduates with FIRST CLASS in University of Huddersfield…Studied Electronic Engineering, Named Best Student *Immediately Offered High-paying JOB at the prestigious university located in West Yorkshire, England * Akwa-Ibom native from Nsit Unium local government vows to rebrand NIGERIA positively Abroad *In 2014 University of Huddersfield was named the Times Higher Education’s Best University Workplace, New University of the Year at the Educate North Awards 2015 BY NSIKE IKPEME/REPORTER, AKWA-IBOM & ANGELA OSADOR/EDUCATION STAFF WRITER, UNITED KINGDOM

MAKING NIGERIA PROUD OVERSEAS: NIGERIAN, 23 Years old, ABASIODIONG JACKSON Graduates with FIRST CLASS in University of Huddersfield…Studied Electronic Engineering, Named Best Student *Immediately Offered High-paying JOB at the prestigious...