Excitement as African officer receives special award from UK Royal Army

Excitement as African officer receives special award from UK Royal Army

- Cadet Linus Ogbole, a Nigerian officer, has received the King Hussain Award by the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst

- The officer was given the award as the most improved international cadet who demonstrated great passion and determination

- The UK embassy in Nigeria added that the officer is grateful for the opportunity and will share his knowledge when he returns back to his country

Another Nigerian, Cadet Linus Ogbole, has made the nation proud with his deed as he won the King Hussain Award by the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

He got the award for being the most improved international cadet on the regular commissioning course he went for in the UK.

It should be noted the Royal Military Academy is one of the many military academies in the UK and a foremost for officer training.

In the tweet by the British High Commission in Nigeria, Ogbole was described as someone who showed passion and determination as his work ethic made him lovable in his platoon.

The UK embassy also said that the officer is grateful and ready for the role he will be playing when he returns to Nigeria, especially in sharing his knowledge.

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Nigerian Army was invited to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (REMT) for a military procession.

This was made known by President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on digital communications, Tolu Ogunlesi.

He also added that the first song played by the Nigerian contingent, titled Eddie Quansah, was on the Abiriwa album released in 1973 by the Peacocks International Guitar Band of Owerri.

The Nigerian military also performed to Me I Like My Country which was composed by Mandy Brown Ojugbana when she was 16.

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The REMT is a yearly annual series that has British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and international military bands.

The tattoo word in the procession's name is derived from the 17th century Dutch phrase which translates to ''turn off the ta''. The term was always used to signal the military to switch off their light and retire to their camp beds at night. The first REMT was organised in 1969 with the term Something About a Soldier.

Meanwhile, a young Atlanta native, Chelesa Fearce, has become an example of what it means to be resilient and determined after she moved from being homeless while in high school to being a student at Yale University.

The 24-year-old student would be starting school at the university as a medical student to earn a degree and a PhD. ''The future is going to be bright,'' was quoted by www.bet.com, who stated in an interview with Atlanta’s 11Alive.

Chelesa Fearce, has set high goals for herself and she proved this when she scored a 4.6 GPA at Charles Drew High School and became a valedictorian.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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