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

Why More Foreign Airlines Are Threatening To Close Shops

The Association of Foreign Airlines’ Representatives in Nigeria (AFARN), on Wednesday warned the Federal government that more of its member airlines operating in the country could close shops if the current exchange rate which is not favourable to them persists.

 It also said its members had yet to benefit from the concession granted to them to access foreign exchange at the inter-bank foreign exchange market. .......

The AFARN President, Mr Kingsley Nwokoma, told newsmen in Lagos that the present exchange rate was seriously affecting their operations.

The forex concession was granted to the airlines by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) following the intervention of the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika. Sirika had assured the airline operators that their difficulty in sourcing foreign exchange for their operations would ease as a result of the move. 

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However, Nwokoma said the dollar scarcity problem was still persisting, warning that more foreign airlines could close shop if the issue was not resolved as soon as possible. He, therefore, appealed to the Federal Government to hasten the ease of providing foreign exchange to the local and foreign airlines.

 Nwokoma also said the AFARN was prepared to collaborate with stakeholders in the country to enhance the sustainable safety standards and policies in the aviation sector. “There is need for stakeholders to collaborate in view of recent security developments in the world, in order to maintain safer skies.

 “Aviation is a sector that everybody should come together to grow, and we will all be proud of it. “There are so many units that make up the industry and collaboration is key to moving the industry forward. We want performance but we must drive safety with it,’’ he added.