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Re-Branding NIGERIA Overseas: Meet WENDY OKOLO, a-30-year-old Nigerian born Aeronautic & Space Administration Genius, First African Woman in America’s NASA history …received Doctorate degree in Aerospace Engineering at 26 from University of Texas, Arlington *Earlier worked as a Summer Researcher at Air Force Research Laboratory- a scientific organization operated by the United States Air Force Material Command *Presently working as Aerospace Research Engineer at the Ames Research Center for National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Silicon Valley *Former president of the society of women engineers had Bachelors, Master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering at same varsity *“I found an error in NASA code system and fixed it. That turned my destiny around for good. I owe my current feat to my all-time heroes – my sisters – who gave me biology and other science lessons through their everyday realities. Education breaks all barriers of limitations in life”-OKOLO *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

Re-Branding NIGERIA Overseas: Meet WENDY OKOLO, a-30-year-old Nigerian born Aeronautic & Space Administration Genius, First African Woman in America’s NASA history …received Doctorate degree in Aerospace Engineering at 26 from University...

INSPIRING: Nigerian born Naturalized British, SILAS ADEKUNLE is youngest Africa’s Robotics Billionaire in Britain …26-year-old creates first gaming robot in Europe ‘MekaMon’, earned $7.5million for selling 500 robots *Acquired First Class degree in Robotics, Received Honorary Doctorate degree of Technology at University of West England *Revered as a Young leader in Technology Entrepreneurship, listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe, Named to Financial Times Top 100 minority ethnic leaders in Technology *Signed exclusive distribution deal with Apple to sell product in United States and Britain *Robotics’ company developed an App which controls ‘MekaMon’ portal to digital content, having earned $12million from investors *“We are now focused on using ‘MekaMon’ to develop Robotics education ecosystem across Africa and cloud infrastructure for industrial automation in the United Kingdom”- ADEKUNLE *BY SIMON IYIOLA/ROBOTICS Editor, Europe & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

  INSPIRING: Nigerian born Naturalized British, SILAS ADEKUNLE is youngest Africa’s Robotics Billionaire in Britain …26-year-old creates first gaming robot in Europe ‘MekaMon’, earned $7.5million for selling 500 robots   *Acquired...

Nigeria’s Telecom Czar, EMEKA OPARA appointed Vice President, Airtel Africa…supervises 14 African countries *Resumes new position in Dubai-United Arab Emirates, takes charge of Corporate Communications and Company’s Social Responsibility *Expected to lead Airtel team to develop strategies and execute activities in the management of media relations, social media communications, consumer affairs; internal communications, government relations and social investments *Successfully transformed Airtel Nigeria with novel ideas for over 19 years, specialty in consistent communications practice spanning journalism, advertising, public relations; events, sponsorships and corporate social responsibility *Had BA (Hons.) in Mass Communications at University of Nigeria, Nsukka, holds post-graduate Diploma in International Public Relations *He’s an active member of International Public Relations Association, International Association of Business Communicators, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria *“To all who supported me alongside the way as I journeyed in my career, I will forever be in debt of gratitude. All the glory goes to the Great Architect of the Universe”-Celebrant, OPARA *BY ANTHONY AMAECHI/TELECOM EDITOR, Nigeria

Nigeria’s Telecom Czar, EMEKA OPARA appointed Vice President, Airtel Africa…supervises 14 African countries *Resumes new position in Dubai-United Arab Emirates, takes charge of Corporate Communications and Company’s Social Responsibility *Expected...

9-year-old Nigerian Genius, BASIL OKAPARA JR build over 30 mobile games with no computer training * Passion for games began at age four * Ready to place game titled “Frog attack,” on the Google play store shortly * “There was this day he was on the tablet, as usual, he was so carried away with the game he was playing that I got upset with him. Out of annoyance, I said to him, ‘you are always playing games, can’t you think about building your own games so others can play yours too?’ I was angry when I said it, and I did not know he took it seriously”-Father,of boy, Okpara Sr *BY KEMI OLADELE/TECH REPORTER, LAGOS

9-year-old Nigerian Genius, BASIL OKAPARA JR build over 30 mobile games with no computer training * Passion for games began at age four * Ready to place game titled “Frog attack,” on the Google play store shortly * “There...

HISTORIC: 22-year-old Nigerian innovator, DAVID ADEYEMI emerges First African World Student Organisation appointee…becomes Nigeria Country Director, trounced 11,000 African candidates * Had record breaking scores in all the assessments during the interview period * “His versatility swept us off the floor during our interview session and the entire World Student Organisation community is looking forward to his exploit and contributions”- Dimas Satrio Pradhana, World Student Organisation Founder * The World Student Organisation is a Berlin-based organisation founded on youths’ concerns towards rising, present global issues, as it seeks to connect students worldwide in order to come up with solutions for these issues BY LUKMAN HAFEEZ/TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT, ABUJA

HISTORIC: 22-year-old Nigerian innovator, DAVID ADEYEMI emerges First African World Student Organisation appointee…becomes Nigeria Country Director, trounced 11,000 African candidates * Had record breaking scores in all the...