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

Birds, Grasshoppers Are Ravaging Farm Produce

Quelea birds and grasshoppers have destroyed farm produce worth millions of naira in twelve villages of Illela Local Government Area of Sokoto State, the Chairman of the council, Alhaji Abdullahi Haruna, has said.

Haruna told the News Agency of Nigeria in Sokoto on Saturday that the swarms had been attacking farms in the area in the last two weeks.
The chairman listed the affected villages as Gati, Mallamawa, Diboni, Runguwar Ja’o, Bakin Dutse, Gidan Kirya, Araba, Mullela, Sonane, Runji, Tumbulukun and Munwadata.
He stated that farmers in the affected areas had lost their produce, mostly millet, guinea corn, beans, groundnut, rice, onions, cabbage, garlic and other vegetables.

“The grasshoppers are still ravaging farmlands in all the affected villages,including Kamalo lake.
“No fewer than 120 extension workers and other related officials from the state Ministry of Agriculture and the Agriculture Department of the local government are still conducting a spray exercise against the rampaging pests.
“We are also reliably informed that their colleagues from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture will commence such sprays in the affected villages.”

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