Chimamanda Adichie receives honorary degree at Duke University

Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been conferred with an honorary degree byDuke University

Back in March, President Vincent E. Price of Duke University confirmed that the author of bestseller, Americanah is on the list of recipients.

Adichie today received the award alongside Mary Barra, Chairman of General Motors; Phil Freelon, lead architect for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; former Durham Mayor William Bell; Dr. William Kaelin, professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; and Russell M. Robinson II, attorney, community leader and philanthropist.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala joins Twitter board 

 

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed on the board of social network, Twitter.

Her appointment was made public by Twitter co-founder and CEO, Jack Dorsey who tweeted “We’re adding Ngozi () and Bob () to the Twitter board.”

Iweala, who is also a former Managing Director at World Bank, responded “As we strive to build a better world for tomorrow, Twitter can amplify messages and drive critical conversations around today ’s most important issues. I look forward to partnering with Twitter’ s talented directors and leadership team as we work to leverage the power of Twitter for good.”

In a season such as this where most of Nigeria’s leaders have failed to impress us, this news was welcomed by many Nigerians. See the reactions:

This would not have gone by without a few bitter people expressing themselves:

Two die as train collides with bus in Lagos 

Another road tragedy occurred in Lagos today after a passenger train collided with a stationary bus in Pen Cinema, Iju area.

Reports have it that three passengers who hung on to the train fell off and two lost their lives.

According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the other victim sustained injuries and was transferred to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).