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LASU best graduating student wrote UTME seven times

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The Lagos State University best graduating student in 2015/2016, Mrs Elizabeth Orefuwa, says she wrote the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination seven times before gaining admission.

Orefuwa graduated with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.74 in Accounting Education.

Orefuwa, 29, said during the institution’s 21st convocation on Wednesday in Lagos that the journey through the institution did not come easy but with determination and motivation, she had success a story to tell.

She said that in the process of seeking for university admission, she started a professional career in accounting.

She said, “The journey through the institution was not easy; it took me seven years of writing the UTME before I finally gained admission in 2012.

“I also applied for direct entry three times at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

“During this period of waiting, I started a professional career at the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria in 2007 and became qualified as an Associate Chartered Accountant in 2010.”

She said that she wanted to study accounting but fate brought her to education, adding that she enjoyed every bit of it and never dreamt of coming out with a first class and becoming the best student.

She said, “My aim is to get my first degree certificate after several years of waiting and to satisfy my dad, who has been insisting on academic certificate before professional certificate.

“He would always say to me then that I have put the cart before the horse.

“However, what kept me going was self-belief, focus and determination bearing in mind that I am not competing with other but with my own capabilities.’’

She said that her marriage at the beginning of her final year and the pregnancy condition did not affect her academic performance.

She said, “I had a CGPA of 4.72 before marriage and I graduated with 4.74 point.

“I got married during my final year in 2015 and my husband was very supportive throughout that period.’’

Although a chartered accountant, Orefuwa said she would love to teach and combine it with practising accounting profession.

(NAN)

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Thugs set prisoners free after hijacking #EndSARS protest in Edo (videos)

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Thugs set prisoners free after hijacking #EndSARS protest in Edo (videos)

There has been a jailbreak at the Oko Prison in Benin City, Edo state on Monday morning, October 19.

According to reports, suspected thugs hijacked the peaceful end SARS protest, stormed the prison facility, and overpowered the prison officials before setting the prisoners free.

One of the prisoners who escaped said he has been awaiting trial for two years.

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Flood allegedly hijacks the new mansion of Delta State Deputy Speaker Hon Osanebi Ossai

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Deputy speaker of Delta state House of Assembly, Ossai Osanebi is currently trending online after reports of Flood allegedly hijacking his new mansion in Delta State.

A Facebook user by name Oge Okonkwo-Osinkor reported the incident with the caption

“Hon Osanebi Ossai Friday mansion taken over by flood. Bad one”

On your first visit to his office, friendly aides direct you to an upper room reception where you fill a visitors form, indicating your purpose of visit.

After assurances that “Honourable would soon attend to all of you”, the aides usher you into the elaborate office of Rt. Hon. Friday Osanebi, the member representing Ndokwa East Constituency at the Delta State House of Assembly.

Rt. Hon. Friday Ossai Osanebi, at first meeting is a positive, calm, well-defined gentleman, and detribalized personality.

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LASEMA Rescues Young Man From Committing Suicide On Ikoyi Bridge

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The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Marine unit has rescued a young man from committing suicide on Ikoyi Link bridge in Lagos.

Officials of the emergency unit, it was gathered,  rose to the occasion as they came in time to save the young man from taking his own life.

Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu confirming the incident, said the man who was saved from jumping off the bridge is an Anambra born but lives in Ejigbo area of Lagos.

He recounts;

“Response was activated to rescue the young man (name withheld) who hails from Anambra State but resides in the Ejigbo area of Lagos State.

“The agency respondents were able to convince, rescue the young man from his jump-off point. He was later examined by the agency’s paramedics before being handed over to good Samaritans, Mr Odukoya and Mr Okanlawon, who have committed to ensuring adequate therapy and psychological counselling for the victim.

“Details of the good Samaritans were taken by the response team in conjunction with the Nigeria police officers at the scene.”

“Response was activated to rescue the young man (name withheld) who hails from Anambra State but resides in the Ejigbo area of Lagos State.

“The agency respondents were able to convince, rescue the young man from his jump-off point. He was later examined by the agency’s paramedics before being handed over to good Samaritans, Mr Odukoya and Mr Okanlawon, who have committed to ensuring adequate therapy and psychological counselling for the victim.

“Details of the good Samaritans were taken by the response team in conjunction with the Nigeria police officers at the scene.”

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