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BEFORE his arrest, 25 year old Akindele Dilly would have been planning on how he could fend for his widow mother better than he had been doing since the death of his late father, Chief John Oluyomi Dilly, in 2010. Perhaps, like every other aspiring young adult, Akindele who, until his demise, was described as the bread winner of his family, would have been thinking of settling down to build his own home.

While in detention of the police, he was denied bail for an alleged case of rape attempt on a twin in the neighbourhood, and as a result, died recently in the cell, leaving his 61-year-old mother Ganyat Dilly in a shocker of her life.

The diseased, whose mother lost her husband, National Daily gathered, she was at the verge of getting off the hook before the tragic incident of Akindele surfaced on Friday, October 7, 2011, almost rendering her frustrated.

Recently a group sponsored a novel live children reality show called the READING HOUSE. The programme which was meant for children aged 8 to 11 years was for children in Nigerian primary schools. The programme added a pep to the lives of the participants with thrills, expectations and a denouement that culminated in the dishing out of prizes and rewards to deserving contestants. INIABASI UMO spoke with Mrs. Mariastella Victor Mkpong, President of the Reading House, in Uyo, an educationist by training, whose partnership with REDILA and 360 Degrees, produced a new set of young Nigerian leaders whose determination will strengthen Nigeria in the years ahead. Excerpts:

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