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Nigerian participant in 2016 Obama’s YALI – Mandela Washington Fellowship dies in U.S


Nigerian participant in 2016 Obama’s YALI – Mandela Washington Fellowship dies in U.S

John Paul Usman, a Nigerian Fellow attending the 2016 Young African Leaders Initiative – Mandela Washington Fellowship has died. 

Usman’s death became public when another fellow, Auxiria Mwanza from Zambia, posted about it on her Facebook page on Sunday.

Mwanza wrote: “A sad and heart breaking tragedy has befallen the YALI- Mandela Washington fellowship 2016 cohort; as a rising star, a dear fellow from Nigeria lost his life. As the rumor of his death spread from campus to campus, we all mourned as much as we hoped the news was not true. upon hearing a confirmed communicate of his death am moved to say, its indeed the worst that can happen and as a christian am reminded to say we all live on a borrowed life timeline and that we are to never take anything for granted, also we should never forget the almighty has a plan for all, even in this tragedy lets thank the almighty for his life journey (John Paul usman -the Nigerian Fellow),lets thank him for our life and stand in prayer with the family asking God to give them the strength and grace to instead celebrated his departed life.
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