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

Cross River Begs FG For Financial Aid To Host National Festival

The Cross River State Government has pleaded with the Federal Government to assist it with intervention funds to host the National Sports Festival.

The Deputy Governor of the state, Prof Ivara Esu made the plea when he visited the sports minister Solomon Dalung in his office in Abuja at the weekend.

In a statement by Nneka Anibeze, the Media Adviser to the minister, Esu was quoted as saying: “We have been preparing for this National Sports Festival since the last one in 2012. The government before us set up a team of consultants to raise funds for the Games. I am sure that when they hear about the festival coming alive, they will come back for re-engagement.

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“So much money has already been sunk into building of infrastructure and facilities for these Games. Some of the facilities are 100 per cent complete while some are between 65 to 85 per cent ready. We have considered various ways in which we could cut our coat according to your cloth but these infrastructure need to be completed.

“I also know the kind of money we are looking for is not in the budget of 2017. We are not passing the entire budget to the Federal Government. We only need help to complete the facilities and we need help – 60 per cent of the costing we have presented to complete the project. I know that Mr President and the minister have contacts that we can leverage on to raise funds.”

Dalung promised to discuss the issue with the President and commended Esu for his visit.

The minister said, “The National Sports Festival has been on the front burner and a concern for many Nigerians. At every given opportunity, there is a question about the fate of the festival. That confirms how passionate the people are about the games. It is sad that for a long time we have not been able to host the Games.”