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 senate Rejected Buhari's Request

The Leader of the Senate, Ali Ndume, on Tuesday, said senators voted against President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for 29.9 billion dollars foreign loan due to technical issues.

Briefing newsmen shortly after plenary, Ndume, who said that was shocked that the request suffered such setback, expressed optimism the issues would be resolved and the request would be represented.

Ali Ndume
“The problem came on a technical ground; it is........
supposed to go to the committee level and the committee is supposed to take a look at it.

“I am going to appeal to my colleagues to take a look at it again and see how we are going to bring it back.
“One of the technical things that were missing is that in the letter, if you read it, says: ‘attached is a draft’ but there was no attachment. So, these are some of the lapses that we will look at in bringing it back.

“We were thinking that there was going to be details but there was no detail of the borrowing plan.

“I believe that those will be included in the next one,” he said.

The lawmaker said that the red chamber did not have the power to give anticipatory approval of any bill or document that it had not received.

He assured that the senate was poised to do things the right way and would reconsider the request on its merits.

“We are trying to do things the way it should be done this time around, but we cannot throw away the baby with the bath water.

“In the Appropriation Act we approved that the budget will be financed through internal and external borrowing.

“The internal borrowing is going on; we also approved external borrowing, so we will look at these areas that are necessary for the funding of the budget,” he said.

Ndume could not give a specific date or period within which the president was likely to represent the request, but assured that he was going to interface with him.

“I cannot tell you now when it would be represented; I, as a leader, I am in contact with the executive which I try to market in the senate. As I told you I was shocked by the decision; my colleagues surprised me today. I was not expecting that.

“If I had a little inclination that such a thing was going to happen, I would have tried to market the request or at worse, I will not present it. Today, the senators had their way and I had my say,” he said.