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

No More New Road Contracts In Nigeria

Babatunde Fashola, the minister of works, power and housing, made the announcement this week after the country’s National Bureau of Statistics warned that Nigeria could experience its first recession year in 25 years.

The minister said the decision was made because the backlog of incomplete roads, and contracts not paid for by the government, had reached 206 in number, with a combined value of about $6.5bn (2 trillion naira) – all awarded by past administrations.

Nigeria relies heavily on oil exports and the prolonged slump in prices has sabotaged the ambitious infrastructure plans of new president Muhammadu Buhari.

Commenting on the poor state of many roads, Fashola blamed previous governments for not fixing them when they had the necessary cash.

“What we have done was first to say that we would not award any new road contract,” Fashola said. “We would deal with the over 206 roads that have been awarded but not funded for over three years.”

He said his ministry prioritise only those roads that have economic significance such as routes for the evacuation of fuel and food transportation due to the limited resources available.

Road leading to the Zuma Rock formation in Nigeria near the capital, Abuja (Mark Hillary/Wikimedia Commons)