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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Teenage stowaway gets scholarship from Edo State Governor

I'm sure by now you all know who Daniel Oikhena is. (Refresh your memory HERE). Daniel and the the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, George Uriesi (pictured right) paid a courtesy visit to Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole yesterday Wednesday Sept. 11th.

Governor Oshiomhole said the government will support Daniel by sending him to one of the top schools in the state. He said:
“Without meaning to encourage anyone else, we decided to support him by sending him to one of the top secondary schools in Edo State that is owned by the Government. The reason for opting for a boarding school is that we think that there is need to closely watch him which his parents could not do. He is an intelligent young man with uncommon challenges, but one that has a vision. We had him examined by people who should know and the result confirmed that he is normal"
Really happy for this young man...

152 comments:

oma said...

Person wey don dey complain sey e wan go house, sey the sch don tire am.

Anonymous said...

Good initiative.......

Anonymous said...

Arik air, here I come o......I'll be the next stowaway.....maybe Fashola will sponsor my edu @ harvard law

nnamdi louis said...

See d boy don fine overnight

nnamdi louis said...

See d boy don fine overnight

Anonymous said...

First to comment ....... Cool parry tho





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Anonymous said...

This same Edo state wey teacher no fit read de"creation" of age? Issorai! Meanwhile dude is looking fresh hahaha his stunt paid off big time #JayBeyBlu

Anonymous said...

So happy for this young boy,sometimes in life we need to take the bold step for a bold change to happen in our lives.

Anonymous said...

Am so happy for this young boy,sometimes in life we have to take the bold step for a bold change to happen in our lives.

Anonymous said...

Destined to be Great! What a story...

Anonymous said...

Chai! D boi luck done shine...

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Change of events for this lad, nice one!

Anonymous said...

Congrats boy! Misfortune turned fortune!

Anonymous said...

What he did was wrong yet somehow I still see him as a hero. He has an extraordinary courage and they should change his name to BRAVE

chika david oparaodu said...

This is really nice

Anonymous said...

Oh but ofcourse Nigerians abuse every single thing...Another young man (27 years) was arrested for the same crime barely 3weeks after Daniel was Arrested,@ the same spot,same Airport ...Am not saying trying to encourage the young boy is bad am just saying Nigerians will Always be Nigerians,so they shouldn't be surprised if similar development keeps Occuring L0L








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Jenyking Ekemezie said...

This boy is now an icon, i guess Blessed Virgin Mary n Jesus is at work,He wearz Chaplet at all time! They alwayz protect an favor him.

Anonymous said...

Ok, next time i will hide inside GEJ car tire maybe i go become hero too

Slimy said...

Good 4 lil Dan... Bt dis Oshiomhole of a guy ugh wella.

Anonymous said...

Smile of job well done

Anonymous said...

Wen God is @ work, I know gud wil come out frm dis whole stuff.congrats Danny boy.

Anonymous said...

This is simply the Grace of God!

Anonymous said...

Lets set all sentiments aside and agree that this boy committed a crime. If we decided to listen to every sad story of every criminal in Nigeria, then robbers and rapists would be on scholarships across Nigeria today. What if he had a bomb attached to his body when got on that plane? Would we still care about the fact that his parents mistreated him? What message are we giving to other young men out there? If you want free education commit a major offence? We glorify corruption, terrorism, militancy, fraud and so many other vices, yet we turn around and cry wolf when others condemn our country.

Oby China said...

D guy fine o!c expressway to success. Happy for u.

samuel nosa said...

Na to go enter plane tire win am Ooo...see that boy's before and after and you'll know what I'm talking about...
Leumas...samexlafaze

Tory said...

This boy na fine boy o. Its good to clean up a bit and I'm really happy for him joor. Atleast he has vision and faith which pushed him into doing what he did.

samuel nosa said...

Na to go enter plane tire win am Ooo...see that boy's before and after and you'll know what I'm talking about...
Leumas...samexlafaze

samuel nosa said...

Na to go enter plane tire win am Ooo...see that boy's before and after and you'll know what I'm talking about...
Leumas...samexlafaze

Anonymous said...

He looks fresher
Money is indeed good
Am Happy 4 him

Sane Mind said...

choi...see the young man looking fresh,its good to take risk sometimes cos see what one singular act has brought him,,he already has scholarship from two state Government,however the warning is that nobody else should try the rubbish this boy did cos he is just lucky to be alive,the other people that has ever tried it died on arrival!

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Nice one from Osho

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

Lucky Boy

Iwyn said...

This is hw dey will encourage oda kids to do same. Naija! SMH.

Best said...

No scholarship was given to me when I carried out smililar act to that of Daniel Ohikhena, the Edo boy who flew arik air flight. Back in primary school, class 2 to be precise. My seatmate Ngozi came to school with a matches box. While the class was going on, she brought it out and called my attention to it. To me it was interesting to see her with a matches box in class. She gave it to me and I stroke one, the smoke was all over me and her. I tried to hold the smoke from spreading while made effort to cover the smoke but to no avail. My teacher, anty Gusupre screamed fire! fire! When she noticed it, other teachers gathered and the entire class scampered for their precious lives. I was taken to the proprietress' office for interogation and why I wanted to set the entire school ablaze. I reigned that term because I was seen as a terrorist in school for helping Ngozi strike a match stick. If I were given a scholarship to run a fire and safety program, I would have been a great asset to the country on fire and safety management but I am here perusing my university certificate without a job. I am calling on the govt to see me out of joblessness or better still, I will still appreciate if I am sent abroad to fulfil my fire and safety program. Lol but am serios.

victor usifoh da illustrator said...

This na example of wen bad becomes good.

Anonymous said...

He is now a celebrity, dats his destiny

Anonymous said...

Moral of d story- u hv to become deadly to get any attention from any level of govt in Nigeria. I remember militants were granted amnesty and billions of contracts followed. Same 4 Boko Haram. Its dis kind of thing dat makes an Hausa man to shout: Haba!
As it is now, it is illegal, in fact criminal to be law abiding in Nigeria. And we shall reap what we sow.

janelicious said...

God has many ways of doin thing for His own.stowaway boy api for u

Anonymous said...

Imagine... Oya na, make other kids do same, since they'll get scholarship n fame in d end!

Femiimanuel said...

This is pure rubbish, why is this boy been celebrated instead of been taken to the juvenile home, I see this encouraging some many young minds to do crime knowing they why get rewarded if they ever get caught.

joy george said...

Really? I guess we should expect more "stowaway" kids soon since its the new way of gaining admission into top government schools. I can equally attempt something,Lol#just thinking aloud#

Anonymous said...

The boy don fine o!

Anonymous said...

Everybody go dey hide for plain tire now since schoolarship dey involve. Am happy for d boy sha

Anonymous said...

Lucky boy. If na girl now, dem for look for one old papa to marry her and cure her indiscipline .

Anonymous said...

Am happy 4 d young dude.he is an asset to dis country.

Anonymous said...

See how fresh he is looking

HATERS-SLAYER said...

like pla,ylike play,im so so happy for him.

KAMAR said...

Nice gesture I must say! But honestly for a boy dat age to noture such plan n excute it is extraordinary! I only hope he replicates same in his studies!!! Shikenan.

Anonymous said...

Great, Nigerians doing what they are best are . . rewarding a criminal! If na abroad he will be in a Prison for Juvenile delinquents. We'll sit and wait for the next person to try is since they are being so well rewarded!

Anonymous said...

Happy for him. See how fresh he is looking am sure they r taking care of him very well. Nice one oshi baba

Anonymous said...

Dis boy don turn to celeb o,Linda abeg wen d nxt flight 2 comot mk I go hide mahsef dia

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this kind gesture!

Anonymous said...

Fine and good he should be helped, but do we have to publicize it this much? Its as though we're encouraging crime

*sexy diva*

sweetie said...

I can't hold my tears,am so happy 4 him,I wish dey could for filled his dream by taking him abroad. poverty is a disease,see how money transformed him.I pray my almighty father make is glory arise & shine

Anonymous said...

George Uriesi ought to hand his head in shame after being outwitted by that little boy standing beside him!

Angry Nigerian said...

So the lil chap fine like this? Eeeyaah! God indeed has a great plan for him...see him posing with the Governor!

Wish i culd use ugly means to get to the promise land meeting top dignitaries to get to the top just ℓi̶̲̥̅ke this lil lad!

Lemme too start thinking of wat to do to breakthrough and break forth!!!!

I must meet GEJ by fire by force, even Obama sef!!!

So help me God!!!!!!!!





Angry Nigerian said...

And the boy take style resemble Oshiomole o! Na wa ooo...ds life sha!

The boy don turn celebrity, posing with Governors!!!!!

Anonymous said...

All I can see in his face is a smile of hope.

Anonymous said...

ahhh see how he's looking "brown" new,...

compared to the picture of him i saw when they first nabbed him.
Congrats young man

amy said...

wow,the boy con clean up oo

Akanimo Sunday said...

Michael Scofield... Goodluck in your studies.it was meant to destroy you,but God turned it around for your good....somebody say Halleluyah!!!!!!!

Nneoyi Otu said...

Ok o

Anonymous said...

Hummmm,we have been hearing different stories about this boy,i thought they said Osun state Government gave him scholarship outta the country? what happened to tha,well he is a celeb right? I respect the lil boys courage, he deserves a world record,but honestly on the part of arik airline,they really need to check their security unit, which I fink is very pourous,imagine if that dude was asked to plant a bomb in the aircraft ,all the passengers would have been dead by now,they would have been history.now this would have gave the BH an insight of how to plant a bomb in an aircraft.so they need to be more watchful now.as for me arik airline is a No no no for me from now on .I flew with arik from asaba - lagos to and fro few months ago.that would prolly be the last.they AC weren't even working sef so whats the point maybe they didn't have a enuf gas Lolsss,i was hot like shit all thru the flight.i was almost tempted to open the windows to get some fresh air Lolsssssss.

anyway that dude had some balls I swear to do what he did thank God he didn't die.if he tries it again. he wont be lucky I swear!! M.U.S

Anonymous said...

What has this boy done to merit a scholarship? I just do not understand this country and their so called leaders. When are we going to grant scholarships to those that succeeded in actually crossing the Sahara and enter Europe?

Akanimo Sunday said...

Michael Scofield... Goodluck in your studies.it was meant to destroy you,but God turned it around for your good....somebody say Halleluyah!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

At least they are doing something positive...not jst throwing him bk to his parents!

Amy said...

De boy don clean uppp...niceeeee

kayslay45 said...

We need dis yound dude in (NiA)Nigera intelligent agency

Anonymous said...

Don't try this,u might be disappointed.congrats boy!

Anonymous said...

destiny

Anonymous said...

Wat a lucky boy he is.... Wow

Wanas said...

Wow!such transformation...he look so good. Wishing you all the best Daniel

Anonymous said...

Nice one.

Anonymous said...

Ǧ☺☺ϑ 4 him

Anonymous said...

Endtime.... Qee

Anonymous said...

Sniff sniff

Wanas said...

I,m happy for him too,i kept staring at the foto...the transformation is simply amazing,i just cant hold my tears...all children need is love, care,direction and mentoring.Wishing you the best of life Daniel

Anonymous said...

I love that he's being recognised. BTW, oda teenagers if u lik goan attempt his acts, ud jst die right away. For d record, ds scholarshp and rewards being awarded 2d young dude is a celebration of his life cs he cud hav lost his life!
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Meaning say the boy own don better be that o............lindoooo u no get brother or cousin make u go put 4 plane tyre tooo.ok am happy 4 the young man o

BONARIOS BABY said...

As far as I'm concerned, this boy is a child of destiny,God uses circumstances to lift u to ur Glory,I'm happy 4him cus dis is d beginning of his success.

Anonymous said...

You obviously don't love her! Please free her and let her go!

pwitie B said...

Lookin al refreshed wlcm 2 fame young man

Anonymous said...

Aawww am in tears,well I guess the boy had his happy ending,1 day u will go to america ijn amen :)

Omowumi Becky said...

Lucky boy

Anonymous said...

he's even looking better now... good for him.

babatunde adebowale said...

Congrat to d boy......

Chikaka said...

See how fresh he now looks. That smile can light up a room.

Anonymous said...

Imho this is nonsense. I don't get the Nigerian mentality of rewarding those that are breaking the Law, all in the name of "talent"
There are lots of truly talented youths out there that are never rewarded for hard work. What is intelligent about stowing away in an aircraft? If indeed it was going to America as he thought, the cold and Hypoxia would have killed him since he wouldn't have been in the climate controlled cabin at over 35000 feet. He only survived this one cos for a short, local flight jets don't go too high up. Stupid.

Anonymous said...

Na so dis dude take hammer o!t

Anonymous said...

Bad boy. Congrats

Tgirl Missp said...

Congrat lil boy,his a lucky boy,focus in life in order 2 achieve ur dream,Lidiway make I no here another story concerning dis matter o,no one should try dis again.

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Anonymous said...

What a shame...

Praise Family said...

it is a welcome development. The boy needs to be assited to get education.

deyon said...

s0 happy for this young man, hope and pray he uses this opportunity well

bri said...

Am really glad they did this...thumbs up to Edo state goverment

frank said...

aww,he's so cuteeee...hapi 4 him...

Anonymous said...

Geez...look how good he looks now! I only hope he is not forgotten after the photo-op.

Anonymous said...

Oshio baba shld send him to Edo College my Alma Mater.........

Anonymous said...

these people are a little arrogant. "they" decided to send him to boarding school. like really? he has parents

Anonymous said...

Lol

Anonymous said...

With due respect sir, I guess u are wrong in comparing Danails case with this ur essay, A 13 yrs old boy travel 4rm Benin to Lagos under the tire of a plane without any bad intention but for his survivaL you said he committed a crime,what crime did he comitte,in the process how many people did he kill nd whose stuff did he steal,U want them to jail him, for what? Do u think that boy is an ordinally human? If only the bad people had use him then u will surely know if u will be saying all this,may be he would have been Anini the second but thank the good lord for the Governor who is being the good Gov. Danny boy hope to see u become more greater than this in a good way, may the Blessed Mary,her son Jesus Christ and all the angels in heaven be with u always Amen.LINCHUK

BONARIOS BABY said...

I'm sure dis comment is a mistake was meant to be posted on d topic abt d guy dat was offered 500k to leave his gf#thank me leda#

Princess Dee said...

wow!the boy looks good now.he's fulfilling destiny...hmmm

Anonymous said...

Hmmm d boy don fine finish o..abeg lindodo try put d pix d day he flew dat arik plane n dz one side by side.omo star boy thinz loading here o

Anonymous said...

Ur dad wey fine,wetin he become? Bus driver!

Hrm paul ojeih said...

Good for him the kid is an over night celebrity i hope Guinness book of record penned his name in their records

Anonymous said...

I m happy fo u oooooo looking so fresh money is good oooooo osho baba thank u ooooooo dani bobo goodluck

Anonymous said...

He gives him scholarship with the money of all the people of Edo State. Whereas there are kids reading their ass out, no reward for them. Isn't our country an anomaly? You do something crazy or carry arms then you are rewarded.

Anonymous said...

This is why Nigeria cannot be redeemed, this boy is a criminal and deserves to be punished as a deterrent for other truants like him,instead he is rewarded with a scholarship while other hardworking boys from poor homes continue to languish without hope and without help from anybody. This just show how decadent Nigeria society has become.
I can't wait to see the doom day come upon this terrible country called Nigeria

Anonymous said...

Thank yu dear, how can u ven compare him to armed robbers?! Gosh!!!

Anonymous said...

so a boy commits a criminal offence, instead of sending him to Juvi, they reward him. stupid country...no wonder this generation is getting worse by the day.

Anonymous said...

meenn luk at wot criminology cn get one.am d next cos am perfectin strategy2enta central bank so dat i wil b given a lot of moni wen caught..hw una see am?

Michael Ajayi said...

the government of this country is mental they are supposed to put that boy in a juvenile correction facility, i mean, what example are they trying to set......

Michael Ajayi said...

the government of this country is mental they are supposed to put that boy in a juvenile correction facility, i mean, what example are they trying to set......

Anonymous said...

i am so happy for him Linda, cant help the tears in my eyes now. Sometimes we met our miracles in an unusual way.

Anonymous said...

See that chaplet...guiding him everywhere he goes. God never forsakes His people. Congrats, lil hero

UTIBEIMA UTIN said...

My dear, God's grace at its peak.

Adanna Kristie said...

I think xo too

MY TURN said...

EIYAAAAAAAAAAH I love my Governor.

Anonymous said...

‎​Ʊ need pshyciatric evaluation, dem ∂E̶̲̥̅̊Y̶̲̥̅̊ talk boy matter ‎​Ʊ ∂E̶̲̥̅̊Y̶̲̥̅̊ advertise silly, abeg park well jo.

Anonymous said...

No I don't. Now fuck off!!

Anonymous said...

Change his name To brave kwa? Na so the thing reach, lol

Anonymous said...

Dere is hardly light n my area y I'm tired, I cnt gym cos no light I'm gtn fat n unhealthy y is nig like dis

Anonymous said...

Phcn pls gv us light pls at ikoyi eko akete close plsssssssssSssssssssS this no light is gettn bad,jonathan pls do sumthing bought electricity plsssssssssssssssss I'm begging we've nt had light 4 days, its depresssing me I'm almost committing suicide

ONU-RAZOR said...

Your state Gov will give u automatic scholarship if he stumbles upon ur comment.You need it more than that idiotic Daniel.

Anonymous said...

Lucky kid, if u try it u might nt be as lucky...
#guy#

Anonymous said...

I don't undertand the scholarship. Pls can the young man spell united states. I do hope he's able to concentrate and study

Anonymous said...

Hey oma...is dat u? So u r really stupid? When ur mum said it, i felt she was joking!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes!!! Affor"table"... Orie"table" nko? well...i need an Nkwo"table" event and next is Eke"table" wedding with Linda... thank u!

Anonymous said...

Dear Ms Ikeji

i think this should be condemned, how can a society reward a kid who has committed a crime, the plane could have crash landed or anything could have happened to the landing gear, it's not like he cracked a major code or hacked into a top government data base where by he's ingenuity can be made useful or positive...now other kids will follow suit. The boy is NOT a genius in any way he's a criminal, period!!!.

PS: I don't care if you publish my comment or not, it doesn't bother me, if you can publish 'am the first to comment' from time wasters then, who am i ....

Kevin.

Anonymous said...

i wonder if these morons at the airline realize that a single bird in the engine can bring a plane down? why celebrate a kid who almost killed a packed passenger on a plane.. the kid is a criminal....there kid inventing stuff at poly across the country looking for scholarship, my dear useless country decides to celebrate a kid who almost brought a plane down by hiding in a landing gear. MORON!

Anonymous said...

Danny I love you. You are a hero. Sign of good things to happen in your life.

Anonymous said...

Learn not to abuse people, you anonymous fool

Anonymous said...

Nollywood would soon scrip one fake story aroud him to make money!

Anonymous said...

But he didn't kill anyone did he?a delibrate act ℓ̊ƨ̣̣̇̇ diff 4rm de act of survival,let oda kids do same and ‎​​​Ơ̴̴̴̴̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴͡ weda D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣ won't regret it in deir graves dats if D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣ will be found,stop judging dis boi U̶̲̥̅̊ guys dose worst in ur respective homes,dis ℓ̊ƨ̣̣̇̇ how his destiny ℓ̊ƨ̣̣̇̇ like it or huge transformer becus he's not being jail i wonder wen D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣ start jailin unda 18 in niger.Linda am tired of not seein my post wats my crime?

Stephanie e said...

chil...i dont get. So he has 2 scholarship nw?..wow, dis boy hs big time'FAVOUR' following hm sha. congrats
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osaigbovo omoruyi said...

Because say dem non give una dey beef d boy abeg make u go enter under God is Good 4rm lagos 2 benin idiots

osaigbovo omoruyi said...

All dis people can beef dis boy cause dem non give dem scholarship 4 thieving magic 4 huse

Anonymous said...

I personally think this is wrong, people should not be rewarded for breaking the law. What message is this going to pass to other young boys in his situation? Should they now start entering into jeeps and ships and planes?
I find all these granting of scholarships hypocritical! Didn't they know that all boys like him existed before this incidence? or are they trying to appear as good Samaritans for political reasons

MyDamnComment said...

Nigerians, Oh Nigerians, you people are only encouraging more young stowaways, because they'd believe they too would be celebrated and awarded scholarships.

This is not the way to handle things ooo.

A word is enough, be wise!!!

Romeo Alozie said...

money good oo.c hw dis guy wey dey haggard b4 just fresh up...#thinkinwottodo

Romeo Alozie said...

money good oo.c hw dis guy wey dey haggard b4 just fresh up...#thinkinwottodo

Romeo Alozie said...

money good oo.c hw dis guy wey dey haggard b4 just fresh up...#thinkinwottodo

Anonymous said...

nice one.. am api fo d kid,i just hope boko haram doesnt take a que from dis by loading a kid wif bombs n plantn him in a stowaway compartment too since d security level @ our airorts r porous

Anonymous said...

Dear Ms Ikeji
I can NOT believe you can use your blog and say you're 'HAPPY' for a child criminal...it's not an achievement my dear....do you know what this boy could have done to himself and other passengers on that plane...and you come out and say you're happy..am gutted by your statement...the gate is now open for other 'child criminal' pls use your blog to praise them...you disappoint me big time...this society has lost the voice of reasoning including you..

but hey l don't care if you publish my comment, am not one of those who beg to be heard, this is a personal letter to you.

Many Thanks...

Cheers.

Anonymous said...

What a country!I want to know if anyone been fired for the gross incompetence that made it possible for d boy to penetrate the plane in the first place?I just can't believe they r granting him scholarship instead of punishing him to serve as a deterrent to others!I just can't believe this!strange things r happening indeed.And making a public show of the whole charade.This is so insane.Now they are telling terrorists just how easy it is to penetrate a plane and if you get caught...you get rewarded.hello?am I the only one thinking that this is so strange while other people are calling the boy'favoured'brave'...

Anonymous said...

kettle-calling-pot-black. Lols in excess

Anonymous said...

You are so funny. I can't stop laughing. Affor table,Eke table,orie table nkwo table hahahaha ZITA

Anonymous said...

Just like God delivered Daniel in d lions den,dis boys name is also saving and turning his difficulties into favor.Daniel boy shld please get Closer 2 God,cos I think he's a divine project! MAY MY OWN NAME ALSO REPRESENT ME AT ALL TIMES,PLEASE MY GOD!!

Anonymous said...

Just like God delivered Daniel in d lions den,dis boys name is also saving and turning his difficulties into favor.Daniel boy shld please get Closer 2 God,cos I think he's a divine project! MAY MY OWN NAME ALSO REPRESENT ME AT ALL TIMES,PLEASE MY GOD!!