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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

MILITARY, NNPC Agree On Anti-Militancy Plans

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has charged security forces to end militancy in the Niger Delta because it is costing the organisation and Nigeria mind-boggling losses. NNPC general managing director M.K.

Baru made the call while on a courtesy call to the Chief of Defence Intelligence, Air Vice Marshall Mohammed Sani Usman on Thursday, October 6. Baru said the NNPC sought the DIA’s support against the militants and also wants the military outfit to increase its security commitments to the NNPC.

NNPC GMD, M.K. BARU

He said: “We are here to seek for your further support and collaboration on matters of strategic national importance as it affects our operations. “The impacts of the despicable acts of pipeline vandalism and crude oil theft on our operations are huge; the losses are mind-boggling.

Other impacts are loss of lives, high cost of operations, refinery shut-down, fuel crisis and environmental degradation. “We are committed to collaborating with the DIA towards eliminating haemorrhage of losses, revenue deferments & energy security threats. NNPC will work to strengthen its collaboration with the DIA and other government security agencies in securing and safeguarding national assets.”

He continued: “We wish to request that the DIA sustains and facilitates personnel deployment and presence at our critical operational facilities when required. “As part of our 12 Business Focus Areas, we’re establishing a security advisory council to renew our strategies & security architecture. The security advisory council will ensure robust community engagement & regularly provide crucial inputs to d national security team.”

Air Vice Marshall Mohammed Sani Usman pledged the DIA’s readiness to tackle militancy for the NNPC and national security sake. “The DIA will continue to support the NNPC towards ensuring the security of the nation’s oil and gas facilities. “The problems in the Oil and Gas sector is something that should worry every Nigerian because it has a direct bearing on our economy. The challenges b4 us today are huge. I urge the NNPC and other IOCs to identify the most critical infrastructure for us to come and assist them.


“We will continue to provide useful intelligence towards securing the nation’s oil and gas facilities especially on our waterways. “I assure u that whatever we can do to help NNPC overcome these security challenges, we will do it in d interest of our nation.” Baru also commended Defence Intelligence for its support for the NNPC over the years especially in the area of recovery of stolen crude. Meanwhile, following the inauguration of Rivers State Amnesty Programme Committee, a militant group has surrendered its arms. Governor Nyesom Wike had issued a 60-day window period to militants in the region to surrender their weapons or risk military action.

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