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LEAH SHARIBU TURNS 16 TODAY, IN CAPTIVITY!!!

Leah Sharibu was among the abducted 109 girls of the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe State. The girls were abducted by the terrorist group, Boko Haram on February 19, 2018. Leah Sharibu who was aged fifteen at the time of the abduction in March 2018 turn 16 today, Monday. While 104 abducted girls were released to their parents, Leah Sharibu was held back by the captives because she refused to renounce her Christian faith.
“Monday, May 14 , 2018, our daughter, Miss Leah Sharibu , will be 16 years . If she were here with us , we would have been celebrating her 16 th birthday with her . “She is not with us and all we can do is fast and pray for her as a family and I want to appeal to all Nigerians and other concerned people around the world to help us pray for her safety wherever she is and for her return as well. “President Buhari seemed to have forgotten about Leah but we know God who brought her forth will not forget her . We believe that God is keeping watc…

The 11 Year Old with an Outstanding Ability for Drawing Will Be Rewarded


He has done wonders with his hands and Nigerians cannot stop applauding. However, the world needs to see more of his work! In two hours, the young hyperrealist artist, Waris Kareem was able to draw an remarkable portrait of French President , Emmanuel Macron during his visit to the Afrika Shrine in Lagos.


The Commissioner for Tourism , Arts and Culture , Mr Steve Ayorinde , brought the plans of the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to light, “You would recall that Waris was one of the star attractions during President Macron’s visit to Afrika Shrine. Before painting the President and presenting the portrait to him, Waris had become a household name thanks to the special story done by a media house.

“So, the Governor has invited him and his parents to come and meet him and because the Governor is interested in his education and if you like the welfare of his parents, His Excellency has promised to assist just like he did to the Footprint of David boys who had a special performance at the State House during the Children’s Day.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd right), with 11-year old hyperrealist artist, Kareem Waris Olamilekan (2nd left) and his Parents, Mr Mutiu and Mrs Zainab Kareem during Waris visit to the Governor at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, on Thursday, July 12, 2018.

“So, the Governor is interested in his school. We are happy that Waris is a product of a public school and you could see that the Principal of his school is here and she is happy. The Governor has also acknowledged the contribution of Waris’ mentor, Adewole who is here and because he also has a Arts Academy that inspired and produced Waris, His Excellency the Governor thinks that that Arts Academy should flourish and he is going to also support him, his career and what he is doing .”

The excited Kareem gushed brightly, “I am very happy and excited. I thank Governor Ambode for this opportunity. Now, I want to study my arts very well; I want to be a good artist, great artist in the world .”


Kareem Waris Olamilekan is currently in JSS 1.

The children in our homes are explorers but beyond that, they have shown interest in a thing like art or posses an uncanny ability that is a little bit impressive. The child likes to hit things and do pretend music, the child enjoys dancing, being a rock star, the child enjoys playing the guitar, wants to be a web designer, the child is interested in becoming something that might not agree with your plan. Instead of killing the passion, interest of the child that makes him thrum with so much live, support the child by providing the things needed to develop his interest.

Be there for your child or your ward and encourage them go develop their skills, let them feed their interests provided nobody gets hurt. Let us have more Waris for your community, for your State for Nigeria!

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