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

Ex-President's Cousin To Face Trial

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The trial of former president Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin, Azibaola Roberts, and wife, Stella, stalled on Thursday, following the inability of the prosecution to present a witness in court.

Mr. Roberts and his wife are facing trial on a seven-count charge brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

They are accused of diverting $40 million meant for the supply of tactical communication kits for Nigeria’s Special Forces.

The funds were allegedly transferred from the account of the Office of the National Security Adviser, domiciled with the Central Bank of Nigeria to the account of their company, One Plus Holdings.

The case was adjourned to October 6 for the cross-examination of the prosecution witness, Olabode Fanilola.

But at the resumed hearing on Thursday, prosecution counsel, SylvanusTahir, informed the court that Mr. Fanilola was out of the country to attend to his wife’s ill health.

He prayed the court to adjourn the matter to allow the witness return to Nigeria.

The case was adjourned by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba to November 14 for continuation of trial.