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Arik Air Tyre Boy Gets Scholarship From Edo State Governor; Daniel Oikhena Admitted Into Boarding School

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Sept 12, 2013 –Arik Air Stowaway Boy Gets Scholarship From Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole; Daniel Oikhena Admitted Into Boarding School

Believe it or not the 13-year-old Benin boy who got nabbed by FAAN officials in Lagos last month after a 35-minute flight on Arik Air plane from Benin to Lagos is now a national hero.

Following his risky adventure, the governor of his state, Edo State Governor Oshiomhole has offered to grant him scholarship till University level.

On Wednesday, star boy Daniel Oikhena and the Managing director of FAAN (Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria) Mr George Uriesi paid a courtesy visit to the State House.

Governor Adams made his intention known yesterday in a press briefing.

As we speak, star boy Daniel has gained admission into one of the best Secondary schools in Benin City.

Double blessing for Daniel Oikhena

Before Governor Adams’ promise, another group that aided his release from SSS office, De Rauf from Osun State has offered to sponsor Daniel’s education till University level

So with this new deal, the boy has two official sponsors.

Hear what Governor Oshiomhole said in a Press briefing in Edo State yesterday;

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 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”, Oshiomhole noted. “This incident was probably the kind of trigger that we needed to improve the facilities at our Airports. ……

What a lucky boy! He has made history by force

Congrats to star boy Daniel Oikhena.



  1. Topaya

    September 12, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    his level of confidence still amazes me. how did he manage to do that?
    did someone helped him to get there

    warning to other young boys like Daniel out there, don’t try this again.

  2. anne

    September 12, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    very nice!

  3. Austine J.

    September 12, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    History ooo,,,,,,,,,,,,

  4. Joseph

    September 12, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    Nice one from Edo state govt.

  5. iron bar

    September 13, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    govt shld upgrade schools and let other kids enjoy same benefits

    • thevoice

      September 13, 2013 at 8:15 AM

      I second that, schools should be fixed so that no child is left behind.

  6. Damien Ijoku

    September 13, 2013 at 1:01 AM

    This boy is cute o. The 13 year old is taller than those men

    • thevoice

      September 13, 2013 at 8:16 AM

      lol! I think he stood on something…

  7. red

    September 13, 2013 at 2:10 AM

    I don’t know what u mean by not encouraging.Am coming back to Nigeria to board one of such,make sure my own scholarship is waiting for me oo.I need to get my masters degree in law.America is also tearing me up.should I board from Us to Lagos or Lagos to Edo? Be fast with d answers my bags are already packed.Back to d topic bros am happy for u,concentrate on ur studies no more flying,pls make this a history in a good way.

    • Sizzle

      September 13, 2013 at 4:58 AM

      Red i’m also on my way, they better get ready ooo.

    • thevoice

      September 13, 2013 at 8:17 AM

      Omo, e be like sey nah me and u dey same category o lol!

  8. joyce

    September 13, 2013 at 5:43 AM

    i wish Daniel God’s protection. May heaven stand wit him til he fulfil his destiny as no.1 pilot in africa.

  9. quen Awus

    September 13, 2013 at 5:57 AM

    Daniel u are very lucky

  10. Balikis

    September 13, 2013 at 7:06 AM

    Dis is wonderful,try 2 keep it up 2 achieve ur goals in future.My advice 4 my fellow pupils dat av already knw abt dis,don’t try to tink of wat d 13yrs old boy did bcos it might b very dangerous in ur own way. Congratulations !

  11. banks

    September 13, 2013 at 7:30 AM

    Thank you all for the good gesture.Thank GOD his plane did not land in USA, he would have landed in juvenile jail for constituting security risk.But now God has started working on him,his mistakes has turned to miracle.Watch that boy,God will take him to America b4 long but not tru tyre hole of the plane but by legal means,but let him be serious.more opportunities are coming for him.His case is peculiar bc most people who did the same died before landing.The cross of Christ on his neck saved him and has started making ways for him.Others, dont find your way to plane tyre holes because the glory of the sun is different from that of the star

  12. banks (texas)

    September 13, 2013 at 7:53 AM

    I pray God will empower Gov.Adams and his team and De Rauf organisation and well meaning NGS to help the boy fulfil his initial desire.There is vacancy for him in USA high school and colleges after.With GOD,all things are possible.

  13. thevoice

    September 13, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    My heart bleeds in the way this country of our goes. Security as well as welfare among other things is nothing to write home about.

  14. Esther

    September 13, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Dany congrats

  15. Omobude ruth

    September 13, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    daniel congrate,

  16. sharton

    September 13, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    i’m happy 4u boy with this tears of joy coming out from my eyes i pray may the almight God we serve bless all those that contributed and supported u in ur time of needs,good one our governor may u live long.

  17. sharton

    September 13, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    De Rauf from osun state God will bless u people thanks 4 being there 4 dani boy.

  18. Nwanyi

    September 13, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    His luck don start to shine ooo,but it was riskyyy.

    • Iyke

      September 13, 2013 at 10:02 PM

      You needs to take a risk so that you will be a milionire. What d boy did was 50-50 wit his life and death.

  19. D Hunter

    September 13, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Ms Red, u‘re indeed v 4ny. Anywy, boy sorry, big BOY, CONGRATS… Pls ensure 2 make d best out of it.

  20. D ONE E

    September 13, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    Dis is destiny!

  21. DUNCAN

    September 14, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    To Hell with America and Japan!!! Its so easy to become a Star in Nigeria. Congrats bro

  22. osobase wilson

    September 14, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    Thank u sir,my Governor( Comr. Adam Oshiomole) for what u have done in the life of this young boy.

  23. mykel

    September 14, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Dani congrant ….. I love it…. No Risk No Reward

  24. onyedika christopher

    January 29, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    Oshomoleh is really a man with great policy and wisdom,if 5 gorvernors in nigeria can be lyk him nigeria will be perfectly great,we thank u comrade oshomoleh lead us we are always at ur side

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