17-Year-Old Girl Who Got A1 In All Subjects In WAEC Dies

Chisom, a 17-year-old girl who got A’s in the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), has lost her life. It was learnt that Chisom got 7 A1s, and emerged the best student from her school, Graceland college in Enugu last year. She won many awards in her school, and now death has caught short the life of this Young girl. According to a Facebook user, Michael Okoli who shared that sad news on the platform, Chisom died following a sickness which started off as a leg pain, but became severe over the year. The father of the girl who is a Professor, shared a very touching story of how his daughter died on Facebook. According to what he posted, the young girl started complaining of having a pain in the leg and just like every father that desires the best for their child, he decided to fly her to South Africa because he didn’t have trust in the medical system of this country. “At first, they were happy with her recovery rate, but they never knew it was going to end lik

Baru: NNPC To Commence Commercial Bio-fuel Project In Nigeria

Dr Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director (GMD), of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has disclosed that the corporation will soon commence the first large scale commercial bio-fuel venture as an alternative to fossil fuel, Vanguard reports.
Dr Maikanti Baru, MD NNPC

Baru made the disclosure on Wednesday in Abuja at a two day Environment Dialogue, titled “Diversification of the Economy, the Role of Jatropha.” He said the project became necessary due to the increasing negative impact of fossil fuel to the environment. Baru said the corporation would cultivate jatropha plants along the borders of the over 5,000 kilometers of NNPC pipeline right-of-way across the country. Jatropha could be used to produce bio-fuel which could serve as alternative to diesel.
Baru stated that bio-fuel, as a renewable source of energy, was currently drawing international recognition as an alternative choice of fuel because of its eco-friendliness, socio-economic and climate benefits. “As one of the key business areas, NNPC is currently diversifying its products portfolio for an enhanced and sustainable energy mix. We are doing this by integrating bio-fuel production from selected energy crops with a robust agriculture development programme,” he said.