Grandfather Defies Odds to Fulfill Dream of Becoming a Lawyer


There are times that as a people, we share in the glory of feats by Nigerians at home and in diaspora that are globally celebrated – because of the sheer captivating quality of such exploits; the motivation we receive to break barriers that impact the lives of others positively and the invaluable inspiration we gain from them to live better versions of ourselves every day.

Some of such widely venerated accomplishments are, Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh’s remarkable diagnostic work on the Ebola virus; Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye who along with his surgeon partner Dr. Darell Cass, removed a 23 weeks old baby from her mother’s womb, performed a fetal surgery on her and then put her back until birth; and most recently, Tanitoluwa (Tani) Adewumi, an homeless (up until a week ago) third grader at P.S. 116 in New York, who won the New York State Scholastic Primary Championship in his age bracket.

Nevertheless, there are also seemingly simple human stories that…

Source: Thisday Newspaper

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