How my father died in 2010 because I didn’t heed his warning – Nigerian man recounts

A Nigerian man has shared a shocking story about how he unknowingly caused the death of his father 13 years ago.

He took to his Twitter page @tinny_vanilla and recounted how his father instructed him never to kill any living thing he sees around the house at night.

But on 8th of April 2010, he saw a crab walking into the compound and kille it without remembering the instruction.

He revealed that the next day his father passed away under mysterios circumstances and the incident leaves him devastated till date.

He wrote; “My dad has always Instructed me not too kill any living thing I see around, 11pm 8th April 2010 I saw a crab 🦀 walking inside the compound so I killed it. The next morning my dad was dead already..”

See his post below:

In other news, a visually impaired graduate of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State, Emmanuel Nweke, has said he used his stellar academic performance to fight stigma.

The 31-year-old man who was in the Department of Social Work, bagged a first class at UNN, and said he worked hard to achieve the feat so that he could change the narrative surrounding people like him.

He also said that he wasn’t born blind, however, he faced stereotypes and stigmatisation because of his condition.

Nweke said his achievement has paved the way for other visually impaired people and it’s the legacy he’s leaving at UNN.

Speaking on how he bagged a first class despite being visually impaired, he said; “Wanting to change the narrative ignited my passion. Naturally, a visually impaired student will be seen by others as someone that won’t do well. I wasn’t born blind, so, facing all manner of stereotyped stigmatisation, I felt that I could as well do it (graduate with a first-class degree) and make people believe that I can do it.

Vision is propelled by the heart and not sight. I wanted to just change the narrative and make a new landmark. So, I just wanted to do something remarkable. I felt fulfilled. I felt I had laid the foundation for any other visually impaired person coming to Social Work. I know it’s a legacy that I have left at UNN.

On the flip side, in the Nigerian system, people don’t appreciate bright and intelligent minds. So, the question that pops up in my head is, “What’s next?” I was happy and grateful to God for making it a reality but the phobia of the larger society on how to pay my bills and all that is the situation for me.”