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 Unvels Plan With Niger

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday, unveiled plans to collaborate with the Republic of Niger on the purchase of crude oil from the country for supply to the Kaduna refinery.

According to a statement in Abuja, the Group Managing Director, NNPC, Mr. Maikanti Baru, stated this after a bilateral discussion with the Minister of Energy and Oil of the Republic of Niger, Hon. Foumakoye Gado, in Abuja.

Baru also stated that the NNPC would .......
partner with Niger in the area of sharing geological data to further boost the ongoing exploratory activities in the Chad Basin and Benue Trough. 

Commenting on the purchase of crude oil from Niger, he said: “We plan to set up the technical team to review the possibilities of how crude oil will be supplied to Kaduna refinery. Being bilateral, there are going to be two teams as discussed by the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources and the Minister of Energy and Oil of Niger. “There will be steering committee comprising some Ministers and a technical committee which will involve the NNPC and the Nigerien Ministry of Energy and Oil and their operators.” 

He further stated that there is an understanding between the NNPC and Republic of Niger to share data on the exploratory activities in the Chad Basin and the Benue Trough and to tap into that country’s experience. 

On his part, the Nigerien Energy Minister, Hon. Gado said his visit was to discuss issues of interest especially in the area of the oil sector with the NNPC, adding that the procurement of crude oil for Kaduna refinery and its practicability was being worked out. “One of the aims of this visit is to share geological information for us to draw the best profit out of the exploratory efforts,” Gado averred.

 In another development, Baru disclosed that the Federal government’s amnesty programme is critical towards ensuring lasting peace in the Niger Delta region. Baru made this known while hosting the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brigadier Gen. Paul Boroh (rtd) in his office in Abuja.