A man who gained admission into the University of Benin (UNIBEN) after writing O’Level exams 17 times, has narrated the sacrifices his widowed mother made to see him through school.
Emmanuel Oluwasayomi Ahmadu, the second of five children of Mrs. Esther Ahmadu, said he wrote SSCE 17 times in 5 years because he wanted to pass on his own without cheating.
The examinations he sat for in 5 years included WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, NECO GCE and JAMB.
On 16th July 2020, Emmanuel completed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme in Kwara State with several awards and recommendations bagged for his selfless service to schools in the state.
He has also received international awards and recently represented Nigeria in Bangladesh, India, on 28th July, 2020 via Google Meet virtual conference along side Indian Professors and Mental Health Advocates, where he spoke on “Suicide Prevention” as an offshoot of the Covid-19 pandemic.
After he completed his NYSC, Emmanuel visited his mother’s house to thank her for the sacrifices she made in years past.
Emmanuel told BBC News that his mother was his rock when he was sitting for numerous exams to gain university admission.
He said: “My mom has been the one God used in sponsoring majority of my enrollments throughout the 16 primary schools, 14 secondary schools and the entire 17 O’level examination attempts, including the University Matriculation Examinations (UME) I wrote 5 times.
“As shocking as it may appear, my mom spent virtually all her salaries thereby neglecting her personal needs as a School Teacher, she borrowed money from people, engaged in all types of petty businesses shamelessly and sometimes went the extra mile to obtain bank loan just to sponsor my enrollments and education and that of my other siblings. She trained us in God’s way from childhood and she never gave up on any of her children despite opposing tides and societal challenges. She encouraged us all the way, she will always say, ‘don’t be tired, all will become well’.”
“What are we celebrating” – Yul Edochie fumes, says Nigerians are suffering
As Nigeria marks her 60th Independence Anniversary today, Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has cried out over the plight of Nigerians.
Yul took to his Twitter handle hours ago, to speak on the country’s Independence Day Anniversary and how there is nothing worth celebrating.
The actor said that he could not wish anybody a happy independence especially because most people were not happy.
The talented movie star went further to list some unfavourable things that had gone on in the country such as fuel price increase, electricity tariff hike, unemployment and others.
Yul Edochie stated that one needed to speak the truth which is that Nigerians are suffering.
He wrote: “I cannot wish anyone a happy independence when my people are not happy.
“What are we celebrating?
“Fuel price increase? Electricity tariff hike? Hardship? Bad roads? Killings everywhere?
“Jobless youths turned beggars?
“The list is endless.
“Speak the truth.
“Nigerians are suffering.”
See his post:
I cannot wish anyone a happy independence when my people are not happy.
What are we celebrating?
Fuel price increase? Electricity tariff hike? Hardship? Bad roads? Killings everywhere?
Jobless youths turned beggars?
The list is endless.
Speak the truth.
Nigerians are suffering.
— Yul Edochie (@YulEdochie) October 1, 2020
Nigerian mother disgraces her daughter after catching her in a hotel room with a man (video)
A video which has gone viral on social media, captured moment a Nigerian mother disgraced her daughter after catching her in a hotel room with a man.
The angry mother who spoke Yoruba, was seen dragging her daughter out of the facility while hitting her intermittently. Where the incident occurred is still unclear at the time of filing this report.
Here is the video below;
”Laycon fans would do well if they formed a political party” – OAP Toolz
Popular Radio Peronality, Toolz Oniru-Demuren, has reacted to the level of loyalty BBNaija winner, Laycon has gotten from his fans.
According to Toolz, Laycon’s fans, who are known as ICONs, would do well if they formed a political party.
Her post on twitter reads ;
Over 900 million votes during the seasons #BBNaija!!!! And a good percentage went to Laycon. Laycon fans would do well if they formed a political party.
Over 900 million votes during the seasons #BBNaija!!!! And a good percentage went to Laycon. Laycon fans would do well if they formed a political party. 🙌🙌
— Toolz O.D (@ToolzO) September 30, 2020
Below are some reactions ;
@AbdulMustapha8 wrote ;
It goes to show U the zeal and enthusiasm amongst the youth, it’s only making up our minds as youths, if we collectively agree we could be a force to reckon with in electioneering in Nigeria politics , imagine if independent candidacy is approved it.
Chidi wrote ;
Maybe INEC should recommend the #BBNaija model of voting to Nigerians (₦50 or ₦100 Naira per vote per candidate whatever the case is). I think it would be interesting to see the outcome.
Edward wrote ;
It doesn’t work that way.
In BBN, you can vote multiple times. In Politics, you can only vote once.
Also, note that the votes also cut across other Africa countries as well…
A movement of the masses can get corrupted by the lures of political positions, e.g NLC
Politics is different from BBN
— Ola (@SH3MEDIA) September 30, 2020
We are waiting for Falz to tell us that he’s interested in politics so we can make him the president. Ojoro no go fit stop us. He shld just mention it n it is done.
— Ipod (@lekan_ipod) September 30, 2020