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

The Cause Of Nigeria's Economic Woes

A top government official in Nigeria has attributed current political, social and economic problems in the country to corruption.

Abubakar Malami, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, who made the assertion in northern city of Kaduna said corruption remained Nigeria’s biggest impediment to attaining sustainable development.

The minister told his audience the government is committed to driving out the culture of corruption in the country by making governance more open, accountable and responsive to citizens.

He said the government would strengthen anti-corruption institutions and the capacity of Nigerians to expose corrupt practices in all spheres of life.

Mr Malami added that the government would implement programmes aimed at exposing and punishing corrupt public officials and providing support to victims of corruption.

Nigeria joined the Open Governance Partnership in July 2016 as part of its commitment to deepen institutional and policy reforms for good governance, according to the minister.

He said the partnership was a multi-stakeholder initiative focused on improving transparency, accountability, citizens participation, and responsiveness to citizens through technology and innovation.

The minister said his ministry would drive the initiative through reforms of programs on transparency and accountability.

In 2013, Transparency International deemed Nigeria one of the most corrupt nations in the world.