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Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by Nobody: 9:51pm On Sep 10, 2018
May the spirit of Biafra keep you ma'am.

We are looking forward to seeing you again after REFERENDUM to celebrate Biafra freedom in that very land you were.

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Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by Tolexander: 9:52pm On Sep 10, 2018
amaniro:

I represent ibeku /ndume! cool
That is cool.
I rocked ndume, ohokobe et al then in Umuahia.
You mind telling me the history of Ibeku?
Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by sweetilicious(f): 9:52pm On Sep 10, 2018
Aww!
Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by okerekeikpo: 9:52pm On Sep 10, 2018
Her son was my Nonye Colwil was my class mate at St Anthony's secondary school Amaekpu Ohafia, that woman is truly amazing

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Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by Stallion93(m): 9:53pm On Sep 10, 2018
Very selfless of her, How can u explain leaving An advanced civilization to a terrible place just to help the mentally challenged? That is passion and purpose to the service of humanity. Sadly unending strife, suffering and hunger has made it difficult for us blacks to understand purpose or even have a passion because a hungry man's purpose is only to find food. God help us all

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Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by OttHin: 9:53pm On Sep 10, 2018
LIFELESS AMAKA
Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by mu2sa2: 9:55pm On Sep 10, 2018
Selfless service to humanity all her youthful life - not hankering after wealth.Lesson to our youth, who want to be president, governor straight upon graduation for altruistic motives and not for service.
Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by Millenniumlady(f): 9:58pm On Sep 10, 2018
phetto:

Check your email
Let's talk about your heart
Don't quote me again
Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by Millenniumlady(f): 9:58pm On Sep 10, 2018
phetto:

Check your email
Let's talk about your heart
Don't quote me again
Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by Ikpongiton: 9:58pm On Sep 10, 2018
Can not hold back my tears

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Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by Nobody: 10:01pm On Sep 10, 2018
Growing up as a little kid I have seen this lady at least twice in umuahia. That's what I mean, only if 20% of Nigerians will stop chasing vanity and just show a little love to their neighbor things would be a little different in that country.

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Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by delishpot: 10:01pm On Sep 10, 2018
Thank God for those who dedicate their lives to saving Negroes. We apreciate you doing what many can not do for ourselves.
Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by amaniro: 10:02pm On Sep 10, 2018
Tolexander:
That is cool.

I rocked ndume, ohokobe et al then in Umuahia.

You mind telling me the history of Ibeku?

Jezz am not an archaeologists neither did I grow up in abia

I was born and brought up in Kaduna but at least I heard ibeku has a group egwu assa that constitute of seven clans. They are predominantly the occupants of okigwe/umuahia.They now have a good number of population. And they were in their present location as far back as benin kingdom. They, if you'd go towards ikwuano. That's not their former location. They came down towards ikot ekpene due to war and other land disputes
Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by rapheal5(m): 10:03pm On Sep 10, 2018
Honestly am leaving nigeria to help people in usa

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Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by specco(m): 10:08pm On Sep 10, 2018
What a beautiful heart she has. She gave her all to Nigeria but Nigeria still has some great gift for her. She shouldnt be bound on that wheel chair any longer. God has a special vessel in Nigeria to free her from that incapacitation. Let this kind woman find her way to the SCOAN where the Lord JESUS is waiting to touch her through His servant Prophet T .B Joshua.
She deserves being healed by His grace.

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Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by Topshow2010(m): 10:08pm On Sep 10, 2018
Wow wow ,so touching .She is d real heroine that should be honour by d state government and d federal government and not d scallywags marauding as politicians .She is d mother Theresa of Nigeria .
God bless u Ma.

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Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by Ikpongiton: 10:09pm On Sep 10, 2018
Tolexander:
Lunatics are not as many in Ogun and Osogbo as they are in Umuahia.

Average Umuahia dwellers know that there are many lunatics in Umuahia. Ask them
Umuahia na small,aba na headquaters
Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by Strika247(m): 10:09pm On Sep 10, 2018
PrettyCrystal:
A Nigerian man based in the United Kingdom, Uche Anyanwagu, has revealed how he felt after he saw a British nurse who dedicated her life to helping mentally unstable people in Abia state during her stay in Nigeria over 35 years ago. The man who was shocked by the unexpected meet - took to Facebook on Sunday (yesterday) to share a touching story about the 'angel in human form'.

Read below; 

Precisely three weeks ago, I had a tap on my back shortly after a Church service in London. As I turned to behold at whose behest, I saw an elderly lady on a wheel chair. Her words were simple, straight and shocking - “I bụ onye Igbo?" (Are you Igbo?)

I stared at her with my mouth agape, not sure if she was the one who asked. I felt I had some auditory hallucination but I managed to reluctantly nod in affirmation.  She gave a toothy smile and probed further - “Ebe n'ala Igbo ka ị sị?" (which part of Igbo land are you from?)

I told her in shock. She smiled again and said: “M ruru ọrụ na Steeti gị for more than 35 years" (loosely translated, “I worked in your State for more than 35 years). As she wanted to tell about herself and her works, my mind quickly went down the memory lane. With every goosebumps my entire body could hold, I asked her: “I bụ Nkechi Rosalind Colwell?"

She nodded but this time in tears. I rushed and knelt down before her and hugged her in tears.  Angels come in human forms and I was so sure I just met one. 

NKECHI ROSALIND COLEWELL came to Uzuakoli in Abia State as a young nurse and served in the Leper Colony there.  She was touched by our lackadaisical attitude towards mental health. She couldn’t stand seeing our mentally-challenged siblings roaming the streets even for simple curable ones. 

She opened a Home for the Mentally ill at Amaudo, Itumbauzo and went round the whole of Abia State, picking up and admitting our siblings to this home.  They got medical care, learnt a skill and some were rehabilitated and reintegrated into the society. Nkechi left the comfort of her home in United Kingdom and dedicated her entire life serving the most deprived in forgotten corners of our homeland. 

As her sister later told me, “She is Nigerian and hardly identifies as British. She still eats your food and desires to return home back to you someday...”Her fluency in Igbo language thrilled us all. For almost an hour we spoke, even with my family, we did in Igbo. She was given the name NKECHI by Late Pa Herbert Osoka. The community she served also gave her a chieftaincy title, while she was knighted by the Methodist Church. 

Unfortunately, NKECHI suffered a massive stroke attack at Itumbauzo which left her partially paralysed and confined to wheelchair. She had to go back to United Kingdom, even against her personal desire (unlike our President) due to the poor state of our healthcare. 

People like NKECHI COLEWELL deserve sainthood. 

Source; https://www.nationalhelm.co/2018/09/nigerian-man-surprised-after-meeting-nkechi-rosalind-colwell-in-uk.html

To tell you the truth I have always hated The UK especially England for their selfishness but this lady is making me think otherwise... maybe there are still some good willed people there after all.

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Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by Millenniumlady(f): 10:10pm On Sep 10, 2018
Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by Tonymegabush1(m): 10:11pm On Sep 10, 2018
Sincerely touched by this story, Tnks MA for ur service to this great nation....


Honestly our government sud check mate this activities of insane ppl that was how one break lose and made his way in2 street mrkt within my area, took a cutlass and begin hitting this woman, so bad that the woman lost most of her fingers in her affliction

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Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by Arda1000(m): 10:17pm On Sep 10, 2018
I must confess that her love 4 igbos is beyond ordinary, i will always be an igbo man if am going to be born in africa in my next world and i will definetly give everything not to be a yoruba

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Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by Tonimordred(m): 10:21pm On Sep 10, 2018
Vilage pple finaly get her cos dey dnt lyk gud tyn in dat state bt God pas dem.....AMAKA WHY
Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by grandstar(m): 10:21pm On Sep 10, 2018
God bless her
Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by Jman06(m): 10:23pm On Sep 10, 2018
Later @ChineloSA and co will want us to believe that the whites are our problem. How I wish we blacks could do as much good to our kinds as the whites have done. But our dark hearts would rather cause us to continually kill and discriminate against ourselves. White men would make their money and send some of it down to us as charity, but when blacks make money they use it to fly private jets and live luxurious lifestyles.

Since independence, our evil politicians have been looting our money and stacking them in foreign bank accounts while the greater proportion of the citizens live in abject poverty.
In fact, "Europe did not underdevelop Africa" but Africans did underdevelop themselves.
Sorry for digressing a bit from the topic, but I'm angry here!

Kudos to the lady! May heavens reward all her good deeds for humanity.

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Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by Manueleee(m): 10:28pm On Sep 10, 2018
I almst wept.
Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by Godmademan(m): 10:33pm On Sep 10, 2018
she has lived a fulfilled life. God bless her
Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by otokx(m): 10:33pm On Sep 10, 2018
One of the best stories in nairaland 2018.

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Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by pappilo(m): 10:33pm On Sep 10, 2018
This IPOB youth had to ruin the story by bringing Buhari into the matter

What a flatino plonker! Onye ochi
Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by tayot1(m): 10:50pm On Sep 10, 2018
Isialangwa is their HQ
Tolexander:
Touching cry
May she be healed

But there are too many lunatics in Abia state, most especially in Umuahia.
Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by gaventa: 11:01pm On Sep 10, 2018
Op you said visited in your headline and it says she worked for over 30 years in his state... Two different storyline.

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Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by Beorn: 11:08pm On Sep 10, 2018
So touching.
Re: Nurse Who Visited Nigeria Over 35 Years Ago Moves Man To Tears In UK. Photos by 12345baba(m): 11:10pm On Sep 10, 2018
the writer spoilt the lovely gist with <unlike buhari>

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