CNN names U.S. Government Exchange Alumna in Top 10 Heroes List

  Cable News Network (CNN) has named a 2017 alumna of the United States government-sponsored International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), Ms. Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin, as one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes of the Year. Ajayi-Akinfolarin’s organization, Pearls Africa Foundation, which she founded in 2012, assists girls from underserved communities in Nigeria gain relevant technological skills to transform their lives. The beneficiaries get training in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python and Scratch and visit tech companies to reinforce their learning and broaden their horizons. Her GirlsCoding project has reached more than 400…

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to Unveil New Book “Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines”

By ADA DIKE Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will soon release her book. Titled “Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines,” it was gathered that the book will be released on April 12, 2018 by MIT press. Okonjo-Iweala disclosed this information on her Twitter, noting that it was “risky” for her to write the book. She revealed that the book gives an insight into what it means to deal with corruption from the frontlines, and will give young people the hope and courage to fight. She predicted…

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