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

PDP Governor Hails Buhari

Akwa Ibom state governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel hailed Nigerians for their contribution to the advancement of democracy in Nigeria.

According to the governor, the prayers of Nigerians before the 2015 elections ensured that Nigeria was not in crisis after the polls. Governor Emmanuel made the comments as a keynote speaker at the 2016 Leadership Awards today, October 6, with the theme “Democracy, Political Transition and the Challenge of Leadership in Africa.”

He also stated that President Muhammadu Buhari’s elevation as Nigeria’s number one citizen was the answer to Nigerians prayers. Governor Emmanuel’s statement drew a loud applause from the audience including President Buhari, who nodded in agreement with the governor’s statement.

Governor Udom presenting an award to a representative of Dangote cement during the ceremony

The governor however warned leaders in Nigeria not to take the Nigerian people’s patience for granted.

“Our democracy has withstand all internal disagreements. We as leaders must put our interests aside, and put the interest of the nation first. “We should give our people a reason to be hopeful. We must not promote identity politics because we are a people of common challenges.

“We must resolve to work together as a collective unit and in so doing, we must develop a national narrative that promotes and protect all that is exceptional about our nation,” Governor Emmanuel said. The well attended event was chaired by former head of state, General Abudulsalami Abubakar (rtd) and attended by several prominent Nigerians. President Buhari, his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan and former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega were awarded Leadership Persons of the Year award.

Other awardees were the Speaker of the House of Representatives; Yakubu Dogara, Gombe state governor; Dr Ibrahim Dankwambo, Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi and musician; Korede Bello.
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