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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

NNPC To Be Split Into Two

The long awaited Petroleum Industry Bill, seeking unbundling of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation into two entities, made progress at the Senate after it scaled second reading.
The bill sponsored by Tayo Alasoadura (APC-Ondo) seeks splitting of the NNPC into Nigerian Petroleum Assets Management and the National Oil Company.
The PIB was first introduced in 2008 but it was......
not passed by the 6th and 7th assemblies, Mr. Alasoadura noted in his lead debate.
Even during the current 8th Assembly, in April, deliberation on the bill was stalled, thereby delaying its consideration till Wednesday.
Mr. Alasoadura explained that the bill was to provide transparency and accountability in the management of Nigeria’s petroleum resources.
The bill establishes a framework for the creation of commercially oriented and profit driven entities that ensure value addition and internationalization of the country’s petroleum industry, added Mr. Alasoadura.
The NOC, as proposed in the bill, will be an “integrated oil and gas company operating as a fully commercial entity and will run like a private company.
“It also provides for the establishment of a single petroleum regulatory commission which will focus mainly on regulating the industry.

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“The poor performance of the NNPC is a major concern. The commercialisation of the corporation and its splitting into two entities is for more efficiency and to enhance performance.”‎
Senators, including Bernabas Gemade (APC – Benue) and James Manager (PDP – Delta) spoke in support of the bill before Senate resolved via voice vote to pass the bill for second reading.
Mr. Saraki then referred it to the committees on petroleum (upstream and downstream) for further legislate action.



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