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Dr Samuel Achilefu receives prestigious St. Louis Award

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On Jan. 14, Achilefu’s mother, wife and two teenage children watched as the scientist received the St. Louis Award at the Eric P. Newman Education Center. The honor, awarded almost every year since 1932, recognises area residents whose achievements reflect positively on the community. Achilefu was recognised for leading a team that developed high-tech goggles that help surgeons “see” cancer.

Cancer cells are notoriously difficult to see, even under high-powered magnification. Achilefu’s eyewear is designed to make it easier for surgeons to distinguish malignant cells from healthy cells, helping to ensure that no stray tumor cells are left behind during surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. The glasses could reduce the need for additional surgical procedures and the subsequent stress on patients, as well as time and expense.

Read the full story on Washington University in St.Louis’ website by clicking here.

Asisat Oshoala wins BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year

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Nigeria and Liverpool forward Asisat Oshoala has been named as the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year. The 20-year-old forward is the first player to win the new award from the BBC World Service, voted for by football fans around the world.

She beat Spain’s Veronica Boquete, German Nadine Kessler, Scot Kim Little and Brazilian Marta to the honour. “I would like to say thank you to the BBC, to my fans around the world and to everyone who voted,” she said.

Read the full story on BBC’s website by clicking here.

Meet Esther Okade, the 10-year-old maths genius

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At first glance Esther Okade seems like a normal 10-year-old. She loves dressing up as Elsa from “Frozen,” playing with Barbie dolls and going to the park or shopping. But what makes the British-Nigerian youngster stand out is the fact that she’s also a university undergraduate. Esther, from Walsall, an industrial town in the UK’s West Midlands region, is one of the country’s youngest college freshmen. The talented 10-year-old enrolled at the Open University, a UK-based distance learning college, in January and is already top of the class, having recently scored 100% in a recent exam.

Read the full story on CNN’s website by clicking here.

Blind Aspiration

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Meet Dr Ife Akintunde, a blind Nigerian living in the United Kindom. Ife became the first blind student to study Law at the prestigious University of Lagos, Nigeria and also the first blind student accepted to study for a masters in international relations and doctorate in politics at Lancaster University, UK.

Posted by Dapo Osinaike on YouTube, for the full post click here.

Response to media comments on woolwich attack

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My Fellow Nigerian & My Most Dearest ,

By now you all must have heard of the gruesome killing of a British soldier by 2 young British men in
Woolwich, SE, London yesterday.

One of the young men has been identified as Michael Adeboloja
and is being refered to in ALL media reports as Nigerian/British
OR British/Nigerian (whatever3-| )

But do you also know that 16 out of the 541 British athletes at the 2012 Olympics Games were Nigerians?