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2019 Mid-Year Highlights

With few days left to close in on the second half of the year, Connect Nigeria does a recap of remarkable things that have happened in Nigeria in 2019 so far.

When Connect Nigeria Launched New Chatbot- Akeem

As an information portal, Connect Nigeria answers questions on a daily basis via quality and well-researched articles on its website. To enhance customer experience, the company launched its Chatbot- Akeem. The uniqueness of Akeem lies in his straight forward answers.

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Selection of Publiseer, Nigeria’s Digital Content Distribution Platform for the Halcyon Incubator Fellowship in Washington, D.C.

Founded by identical twin brothers, Chidi Nwaogu and Chika Nwaogu, Publiseer is a digital content distribution medium that creates  avenue for independent African writers and musicians, form low income communities to publish, protect, distribute, and monetize their creative works on over 400 well-established digital platforms in 100 countries, at no charge. The Halcyon Incubator program – which equips early stage social entrepreneurs with the support needed to transform their ideas into scalable and sustainable ventures to change the world – selected Publiseer as one of the finalists for the program.

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When Kamaru Usman became first African to win the UFC Title

On Saturday, March 2, 2019, Nigerian fighter Kamaru Usman made history as the first African to win the UFC title. Usman beat Tyron Woodley in a very thrilling Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) bout to claim the 170 pound welterweight at the UFC.

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When 8 year old Nigerian refugee won the New York Chess Championship

Tanitoluwa Adewumi immigrated to the United States in 2017, and despite the challenges associated with being a refugee, young Adewumi emerged the winner of the New York Chess Championship.

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When Nigerian female footballer Onome Ebi made history as first African to feature in five World Cups

Super Falcons defender, Onome Ebi, wrote her name in history books by becoming the first African footballer both in the male and female category to play in five World Cup finals.

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When Nigerian Female Footballer, Asisat Oshoala, became first female African footballer to score in an UEFA Women’s Champions League Final Game

Nigerian female footballer, Asisat Oshoala, added to the list of her achievements by becoming the first African female footballer to score in a final game of the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

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When Connect Nigeria held its Business Fair

The Connect Nigeria Business Fair held in April and can be described as one of the biggest business meeting Nigeria has witnessed this year. The event was a platform for the showcase of enterprise and smart business ideas. The presence of business executives at panel sessions and master classes made the program an unforgettable one.

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When Burna Boy won BET Award

Self-acclaimed ‘African giant’ and Nigerian music act, Burna Boy, made headlines for emerging winner of the BET award for Best International Act on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theatre. He joins other artists such as Davido who won the award in 2018 on the global stage, making Africa and Nigerians especially proud.

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Featured image source: BBC.com

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Ugo Chinedu

I am a Lion, I love to hit heights that seem impossible so I can motivate others and prove doubters wrong. For me, impossible is nothing. I'm open to learning and I love to read, travel and meet new faces.

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