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Meet The Nigerian Man Who Built Foldable Electric Wheelchair Using Local Materials

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In Nigeria, West Africa, a young and talented man named Honesty Godwin has built an electric wheelchair with an automatic obstacle avoidance system. The wheelchair, according to Godwin, is foldable and it’s designed to help disabled people to move freely without the help of a third party.

When it comes to talent, the continent of Africa is unrivalled. Since ancient times Africans have demonstrated ingenuity and skills that no one would think they could. From building the mighty Pyramids of Giza in Egypt to the Benin wall and many more wonders. This has been conveyed to the new generation of African geniuses who are currently making positive waves in different fields.

The wheelchair is designed with a joystick at the handle that is responsible to control the movement and direction of the disabled person; It also has ultrasonic sensors to ensure four-axis obstacle detection and avoidance to avoid potholes and slopes. The wheelchair can also be folded and unfolded with a simple-to-use knob at the back – as this will reduce its gross size by 70%.

Building such a device requires a lot of time, energy, patience and above all money. But for Godwin, he used the available materials to put together his device. Because of his passion and zest to solve problems, Godwin had to use local materials and waste to build his wheelchair from scratch.

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The young robotics developer called upon some of the continent’s biggest and most successful entrepreneurs like Tony O. Elumelu to invest in him to achieve more than what he has done. He also said it would be great to have the opportunity to work and partner with Nigeria’s biggest automobile manufacturer, Innoson Vehicles as this would enable him to do mass production of his wheelchair and even improve on it.

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One year old boy drowns after falling into bucket of water in Anambra

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A boy, 1, has d!ed after falling into a bucket of water in Nnewi, Anambra state.

The child’s parents reportedly left him in the care of his siblings when the tragedy occurred on Saturday, Dec. 3.

The siblings were busy playing when the child made his way to buckets of water arranged outside and fell into one.

He was found too late.

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Videos shared online show loved ones praying for the boy to come back to life. No one is seen performing CPR in the video.

Sadly, the boy gave up the ghost.

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Men who refuse polygamy contributing to prostitution – Ned Nwoko

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A Nigerian lawyer and politician, Prince Chinedu Munir Nwoko, popularly known as Ned Nwoko, has accused men who do not marry more than one wife of contributing to immorality in society.

The former lawmaker, who stated this in his recent interview with the Guardian, urged Nigerian men to emulate the northern men by marrying more than one wife.

He said: “Many women are out there without a husband, especially in the southern part of the country, and there is a high level of prostitution. If the southern men emulate their northern counterparts by marrying more than one wife, that could probably change the situation.

“An average southerner may have one wife with girlfriends, and he is spending money on the girlfriends, sometimes even more than his wife.

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“For instance, the man, who has three wives, concentrate on them, every money he makes is spent on his family, and he is more likely not to have a girlfriend or concubines. The money those with several girlfriends spend on them is a gift, not an investment in the family.”

Nwoko, who has multiple wives, noted that he and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, are serving Nigeria by marrying many wives.

Ned, who further claimed to have the same background as Ooni, explained that their grandfathers were kings and had served Nigeria in that capacity. “And we are now also serving Nigeria by marrying many wives.”

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Gas Explosion kills man while he was preparing food (Photos)

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A Gas Explosion has killed a man at Ayimensah in the Greater Accra Region.

This sad incident happened this morning, Tuesday November 29, 2022.

Mr. Daniel, an agent was killed by the gas explosion this morning while preparing his breakfast.

The cylinder exploded and caught him in the fire.

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He was rushed to the hospital after the unfortunate incident but he passed away hours later.

The body has been kept at the morgue for autopsy and preservation.

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