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

Southern Florida Spared

Shoe week

Authorities warned that the danger was far from over, with hundreds of miles of coastline in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina still under threat of torrential rain and a dangerous storm surge as the hurricane pushes north.

"Remember, it could be the worst of it is yet to come," Florida governor Rick Scott said.

Matthew was downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane overnight, and its storm centre hung just offshore as it moved up the Florida coastline, sparing communities its full 120mph winds.

It still got close enough to knock down trees and power lines, and a 107mph gust was recorded at Cape Canaveral.

As the storm closed in, an estimated two million people in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina were warned to move inland to escape the fury of the most powerful hurricane to menace the US Atlantic coast in more than a decade.

Matthew left more than 280 people dead in its wake across the Caribbean.

As it moved on, it largely skirted the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach areas, home to more than seven million people, and hugged closer to the coast farther north, menacing such communities as Vero Beach, Daytona Beach, Cape Canaveral and Jacksonville.

Some people who refused to flee were stranded and called for help but were told to stay put until conditions improved enough for paramedics and firefighters to get to them, said emergency operations spokesman David Waters in Brevard County, the home of Cape Canaveral.

Mr Scott called it a "blessing" that so far Florida was avoiding a direct hit as the storm moved north.

Forecasters said it could still dump up to 15in of rain in some spots and cause a storm surge of 9ft or more. They said the major threat to the south east will not be the wind - which newer buildings can withstand - but the massive surge of seawater that could wash over coastal communities.

Fort Lauderdale and Orlando airports shut down, and airlines cancelled more than 3,000 flights on Thursday and Friday, many of them in or out of Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

Amtrak suspended train services between Miami and New York, and cruise lines rerouted ships to avoid the storm, which in some cases will mean more days at sea.
Orlando's world-famous theme parks - Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld - all closed.

Thousands of people hunkered down in schools converted to shelters, and inland hotels in places such as Charlotte, North Carolina, reported brisk business.

The last Category 3 storm or higher to hit the US was Wilma in October 2005. It sliced across Florida with 120mph winds, killing five people and causing an estimated 21 billion dollars in damage.