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

Udoma: Nigeria Has Not Been Able To Meet Overheads

Oct 10 Nigeria managed to raise only 55 percent of its six-month revenue target in the first six months of 2016, its budget minister said on Monday.

"We have not been able to meet overheads (such as travel allowances) but have concentrated on capital expenditure," Udoma Udo Udoma told a business conference in the capital Abuja.

Nigeria's 2016 budget has a volume of 6.06 trillion naira ($30.6 billion) but the government has struggled to fund it as oil production has fallen below the target of 2.2 million barrels a day due militant attacks in the Niger Delta.

He also said Nigeria hope to get a loan "soon" from the World Bank, part of efforts to raise as much as $5 billion to fund a deficit of 2.2 trillion naira.

Nigeria can expect a loan worth $1 billion to support its budget from the African Development Bank, its president said last week.

Udoma also said Nigeria had not paid around $6 billion in so called cash calls, money budgeted to fund joint ventures with foreign oil and gas firms. (Reporting by Chijioke Ohuocha; Writing by Ulf Laessing Editing by Jeremy Gaunt.)