2021 TNM (2021 Top Naija Moments – 1)

Welcome to TNM, a year-end summary of the top moments in Nigeria in the outgoing year 2021.

Top Royal Moment of 2021

  1. The speech by Ogiame Atuwase III after his Coronation as Olu of Warri
  2. Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi’s account of why he said no to suicide many years ago, and the therapeutic value of music

Top Diplomatic moment

  1. Burna boy’s Grammy performance following his win
  2. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s win as Director-General, World Trade Organization
  3. Wizkid packing of O2 Arena London for three days back-to-back
  4. Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika Aviation returning ‘fire for fire’ in Nigeria’s interest
  5. Fireboy and Ed Sheeran collaboration
  6. Surgeon Uchechi Iweala’s robotic spine surgery feat at the Adventist Oak Medical Centre in

Top Billionaire body-language moment

  1. The moment billionaires Mike Adenuga, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Aliko Dangote and Tony Elumelu stood together for a photo op during the Choose France Summit in Paris
  2. The moment billionaires Aliko Dangote and Abdulsamad Rabiu stood with Governor Ganduje and others for a photo op in Kano

The Sweetest moment

  1. The moment 68year old Margaret Adenuga delivered through caesarian section, a set of twins for her 77-year-old husband, Noah Adenuga after being married for 46years without any
  2. The moment Adeoye Fawaz, an 18-year-old bus conductor who lived for many years under Oshodi bridge, emerged champion of a chess and mental math championship

The Most Puzzling Moment

  1. Hundreds of thousands of young persons posted remarkable NECO and WAEC results but only 250,000 candidates posted scores above 200 in JAMB out of the over 1.4million candidates who sat for the university admission examination
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