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The success of Iborokam Akai and Saviour Sam at the just concluded Young Lawyers Debate has been described as a feat in line with the Dakkada philosophy of Governor Udom Emmanuel.
Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong stated this in his office, when the Chairman of Young Lawyers Forum, Uyo Branch, Barr. Ifiok Udomah, led the debate winners and other members on a courtesy visit.
The Commissioner said, winning the first position ahead of contestants from other states of the federation, presented a great moment of pride for the people and government of Akwa Ibom State.
Comrade Ememobong, who praised the leadership of the Young Lawyers Forum, Uyo Branch, for remaining committed to developing the capacity of members, thanked Akai and Sam for stepping forward to participate in the national competition.

Pledging his readiness to always encourage youngsters with the right passion to rise to their highest potentials, he emphasized that other well positioned Akwa Ibom people and indeed the state government would constantly stand by them.
Consequently, the Commissioner urged the debate winners not to rest on their oars, but rather prepare themselves and seek opportunities to replicate their national conquest in continental and global competitions.

Earlier, in his remarks, the Chairman of the Young Lawyers Forum, Uyo Branch, Barr. Ifiok Udomah, explained that the debate competition, which held in Uyo, provided opportunity for Nigerians from around the country to have a feel of the excellence for which Akwa Ibom is famed.
While presenting the debate winners to the Commissioner for mentorship, Barr. Udomah, who thanked him for sponsoring the young lawyers for the competition, acknowledged the excellent track record of Comrade Ememobong.
He, therefore, expressed confidence that Akai and Sam would rise to the best of their potentials under the mentorship of the Information Commissioner.
The visit featured the presentation of the dummy cheque of the N500,000.00 prize money won by Akai and Sam.

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



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.”


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 Goneโ€™ โ€“ Level 400 Student Dies Leaving Behind Mysterious Message



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,โ€œWhen my body is gone, remember my heartโ€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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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 canโ€™t question God when things like this happen, itโ€™s God that knows everything and Heโ€™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 livesโ€, 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 thatโ€™s what will make a difference, no word of man, no sympathy of man can ever fill that gapโ€, 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.

โ€˜It is a very sad day for us, I refer to it as black Wednesday, we commence our batch โ€˜Bโ€™ 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.

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