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A’Ibom shuts down school as Cultists give Principal 24hrs to recall suspended members.

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There is palpable fear in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital, as suspected cultists have issued a 24-hour ultimatum to the principal of Uyo High School, Mr. Michael Iwok for him to recall their suspended members back to school or face dire consequences.

As a warning, some fetish objects such as fresh pepper, palm oil droplets, peeled cooked egg, palm front, a piece of red cloth, tied rope, and ten naira note were on Thursday dropped at the entrance of the principal’s office.

Similar items and several inscriptions, believed to have been dropped by suspected cultists, were also seen at the entrance to Senior Secondary 3 classes.

In a bid to avoid any form of the onslaught, the state government has ordered the immediate closure of the school.

Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Secondary Education Board (SSEB), Dr. Ekaette Ebong Okon announced the closure of the school in Uyo today.

Our Correspondent gathered that trouble started when some students suspected to be cultists were recently suspended by the school authority.

Also aggrieved are some senior secondary two students who could not meet up with the school requirements to be promoted into senior secondary three.

Investigations reveal that on several occasions these two sets of students are responsible for the mayhem in the school.

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko MacDon when contacted on the matter said the closure of the school over threats by suspected cultists has nothing to do with the police.

He said in pidgin English ”Government closes down school how that one come concern me”.

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Be Prepared To Pay Ransom – NYSC Handbook Advises Corpers (Photo)

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In a shocking addition to the terrible things plaguing Nigeria of recent, the NYSC in a new handbook claimed to have been released to new corpers seems to be forewarning the corp members on the possibility of being kidnapped and they even went further to advise them to always be in touch with a relative who could pay ransom in the event of any kidnap while traveling.

“When traveling in high-risk roads such as Abuja -Kaduna, Abuja – Lokoja – Okene or Aba – Port-Harcourt roads, then alert your family members, friends, and colleagues, to have someone on hand to pay off the ransom that could be demanded.”

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How they used the words ” pay off ” as if to suggest it’s some type of debt being owed is shocking to this reporter.

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Remember My Heart When My Body Is Gone’ – Level 400 Student Dies Leaving Behind Mysterious Message

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Final year students of the University of Ghana have been thrown into a state of shock and mourning as one of their mates has mysteriously died .
A level 400 student of Legon identified as Daniel Anane Wadie has passed on after leaving a mysterious message.

According to reports, the deceased, Daniel Anane Wadie wrote on his Whatapp status,“When my body is gone, remember my heart”before his sudden demise.

It is unknown what exactly led to his death but the report says he died at the Legon Hospital when he was seeking medical care.

Legon Hyper1 who goes by the name @Elormdeezy on Twitter reported about the sad incident on the micro-blogging site whilst some colleagues of him confirmed the report.

It is believed that Daniel Anane Wadie died on September 9th, 2021, a day before his final exams.

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A’IBOM GOVT, NYSC DG MOURN NYSC MEMBERS WHO DIED IN AUTOCRASH

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Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has commiserated with the families of prospective National Youth Service Corps members from the state who died Wednesday in a car accident on their way to Orientation Camp in Katsina State.

Governor Emmanuel made this known while receiving the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim who was on a condolence visit to him, Thursday, at Government House, Uyo.

The Governor who expressed grief over the death of the Corps members in the auto crash noted that it is painful to lose a child after investing much in raising them educationally and otherwise.

“We received with heavy heart the news of the ghastly accident claiming the lives of our young graduates and I could feel the pains as a father because not after you have finished sponsoring your child from primary through secondary school to University and then on his way to NYSC camp this happened.

” It is a very sad moment and a black Wednesday, well we can’t question God when things like this happen, it’s God that knows everything and He’s in control of everything but our heartfelt condolences will always and ever go out to the parents and the families of those corps members. Our prayers will always go to these our beloved sons and daughters who have lost their lives”, he stated.

The Governor announced his intention to lead members of the State Executive Council on a condolence visit to the bereaved families and directed the Commissioner for Youth And Sports, Sir Monday Uko to trace the affected families for a scheduled visit and prayed God to avert such a mishap in the state.

“I pray may it never happen again, we pray for the families of these young sons and daughters of ours, that God will visit them and God will always be there for them because that’s what will make a difference, no word of man, no sympathy of man can ever fill that gap”, he said.

The Governor thanked the DG, NYSC, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim for his prompt reaction to the incidence and condolence visit to the state and families of the Corps members, describing him as a good shepherd who has demonstrated love and concern over the wellbeing of the Corps members in the Country.

The Governor vowed to clamp down on transport agencies conveying Corps members at night to long distances, lamenting that such sad occurrence would have been avoided if the transport agency did not embark on the risky journey.

In his remarks, Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brig. Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim described the incident as a sad moment for NYSC community and the affected families , praying God to console Akwa Ibom State and the families who lost their wards on their way to the Camp.

‘It is a very sad day for us, I refer to it as black Wednesday, we commence our batch ‘B’ stream one orientation exercise on the 27th of this month and just yesterday we got a call on what happened and the entire NYSC family and the people of the state are completely devastated. On behalf of the NYSC management and Corps members please accept our heartfelt condolences”.

The deceased Corps members include, Upere Innocent Peter and Akpan Victor Joseph; graduates of Mass Communication, Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic; Asuquo Miracle Effiong, graduate of Psychology; Ekikoh Stella Sylvester, graduate of Sociology and Anthropology and Ezuruike Coleman Chikwado graduate of History And International Studies all of the University of Uyo.

Media Unit
Govt. House, Uyo
29/07/21

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