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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

Oil Prices Rise On Nigeria Pipeline Attack, Weaker Dollar

Crude oil futures rose on Thursday as an attack on a Nigerian oil pipeline and a weaker U.S. dollar buoyed sentiment in the market, lifting prices from five-week lows, according to Reuters.


Brent crude was trading up 51 cents, or 1.1 percent, at $47.37 a barrel by 0415 GMT (12:15 a.m. ET). U.S. crude was up 39 cents, or 0.9 percent, at $45.73 per barrel, Reuters reported. 

Crude prices were underpinned by concerns about..........
supply disruptions after militants in Nigeria's southern Niger Delta oil hub attacked a pipeline operated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Wednesday. 

"The market is always a little sensitive to (news about supply disruptions)," said Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at CMC Markets. A softer dollar also buoyed prices by making the dollar-denominated oil less costly for importing countries.


The dollar slipped for a third session as positioning for next week's U.S. presidential election overshadowed the Federal Reserve's latest review, where policymakers signaled they were on track to hike rates next month.

 Both oil benchmarks, on Wednesday, hit their lowest since late September after data showed U.S. crude stockpiles soared more than 14 million barrels last week, the largest weekly build since the U.S. Energy Information Administration started keeping records in 1982. 

"The recovery (in oil prices) has more to do with the fact that it hit a strong support at around $46.50 a barrel", a Singapore-based oil broker said, referring to Brent that hit $46.46 in the prior session. U.S. crude fell to $44.96 on Wednesday.

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