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

NLC Backs Buhari?

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has thrown its weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to borrow about $30 billion to finance key infrastructure with a caveat that “we must not borrow to eat”.
Speaking in an interview with The Nation in Abuja, NLC President Comrade Ayuba Wabba said the idea of borrowing to build infrastructure around the world was not a bad idea, but he emphasised on accountability and transparency.
“All over the world, critical infrastructure are needed. In the case of Nigeria, one critical infrastructure that will drive development is power.
“Once we don’t get stable power supply to power industries, motivate small and medium scale enterprises, we cannot actually arrive. Therefore, it is important that we build infrastructure.
“There are two models by which we can build infrastructures and I will give you the Ethiopian model. We can open it to the public so that people can buy shares in the building of those infrastructure.
“But people can have confidence if we have a transparent system because nobody will put his money in a corrupt system. That is what helped Ethiopia. Some civil servants paid two months of their salaries and through that, they generated $10 billion to build infrastructure of power and they are going to export power…
“The fear of Nigerians is not collecting the loan. But what happens if it is misapplied or misappropriated because in the past people have borrowed money. Part of the Dasukigate is money borrowed to fund infrastructure. But at the end of the day, it ended up being shared.
“The issue is not whether it is good to borrow or not. Whatever borrowing we are going to do, let us not borrow to eat or to service other areas. Let it be dedicated to the issue of railway and power. But we can use what we generate locally to build roads.”