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First Class graduate turns cassava farmer in his village for survival

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A brilliant Nigerian First Class graduate of Mathematics, Emmanuel Nworie has been forced to become a cassava farmer in his village for survival.


First Class graduate turns cassava farmer


The Cable reported that the exceptionally brilliant chap who graduated with a CGPA of 4.92 on a 5-point scale from the prestigious University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) is now languishing on a farmland somewhere in Ebonyi state.

According to The Cable, during his one-year internship after his polytechnic studies, he took other teaching jobs and saved more money till he was able to fund his university education.

Eight years after graduating from secondary school, he gained admission to the department of mathematics, faculty of physical sciences at UNN.

In his final year, Emmanuel won the gold medal in the university category of the 2018 national mathematics competition.

After completing his one-year mandatory national youth service as a teacher in a secondary school in Enugu state, Emmanuel was retained to teach Advanced Mathematics at the school while placed on a monthly salary of $77.46 (N35,000) per month.

However, as the Covid-19 pandemic led to the shutdown of schools and businesses, the first class graduate was compelled to return to Ebonyi where he engaged in cassava planting with his mother on a piece of land his late father left for them.

After lockdown was lifted, Emmanuel returned to the city to continue with his secondary school teaching job. It was during that period that he learnt about the MT Scholarships and decided to apply.

He revealed that he lost his father to diabetes and hypertension in 2005 when he was in secondary school, which largely affected his plans of furthering his studies and applying for international scholarships.

According to the young man, it would take him up to seven years to save for US graduate application fees going by his N35k monthly salary.

Taiwo who shared the story online lamented, “And punished for what exactly? For the “crime” of being born at the wrong place at the wrong time. There was a time in Nigeria a prodigy like him would have been calling the shots, regardless of his family circumstances.
“In many other parts of the world today, he would be pushing the boundaries of science, adding to the commonwealth of knowledge, exploring what is possible, preaching the beauty of Math. But alas, he was born poor in Nigeria.”

Gistreel

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Destiny Etiko blesses her fans with this powerful prayer as we begin new month

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Nollywood actress, Destiny Etiko has blessed her fans and followers with a powerful prayer as we begin a new month.

The actress who recent had her father’s funeral shared this on her social media handle on Instagram as she called on God’s blessings upon the lives of her fans.

Her post reads;

“Everything great and nice will come to you all in this last month of the year,Our Good Lord will grant all your heart desires🙏🙏
December pls be nice 👍
LOVE U all ❤️”

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Yul Edochie points out the problem, about the way an average Nigerian youth reacts to politics

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Yul Edochie took to Twitter to address an issue about Nigerian politics and the way the Nigerian youths react to young people choosing to run for office.

The actor who contested for the position of the Anambra State Governor in the last election but lost, said Nigerian youths do not believe in themselves.

He tweeted: “Tell the average Nigerian youth you want to run for Senate, Governor or President. He’ll laugh & tell you to go start from House of Assembly. That’s our major problem. We don’t even believe in ourselves. Know this: there’re no impossibilities in life. What you focus on grows.”

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Seyi Law reacts to Kemi Olunloyo’s apology for calling his daughter ‘Obese’

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Comedian Seyi Law has dished out a reply to investigative journalist Kemi Olunloyo after she apologized to him and some other celebrities via Twitter.



Recall, in 2017, Seyi told Punch that Olunoloyo was bullying his daughter calling her obese and diabetic.

“It is obvious that Kemi has decided to bully my daughter. Bullies usually fight people who are within their age bracket and people who have the same body size as them. For her to attack my daughter only means that she is unwell,” he said.

“Who bullies a young child? Never have I seen someone her age bully a child as young as my daughter who is barely a year old.”

The popular comedian however has now set grudges aside after the journalist apologised and reached out to him. He shared a picture of Dr. Olunoloyo, saying they have both put their diffrences aside and let love lead.

“Dr. Kemi Omololu Olunloyo. I want to appreciate you for always reaching out to me and the family. We have had our differences and we have also put it behind us,” he wrote.

“You have taught me that we can amends when we make mistakes and live beyond our pasts. Thank you for being an amazing soul.”

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