One of the reasons why it is important to remember heroes is because it inspires people to emulate their courage while serving the nation. This is a story of a man who showed the world that there are heroes out there. He boldly risked his life just to make sure others live.
When you look back in history you will find alot of people that did something remarkable. These individuals are considered as heroes before people and their stories live on. Joseph Blankson is one of those heroes whose story will forever be fresh in the minds of Nigerians. Joseph Blankson or Joe Blankson was born on October 29th, 1979, he was born in Bakana Degema, Rivers State.
In life, there are those who can go any length to saving the life of others. This can be directly linked to the story of Joseph Blankson, a young Nigerian man who lost his life while saving victims of a capsizing boat years ago. The purpose of recalling the story of Joseph Blankson today is because President Muhammadu Buhari chose to honour his family with a posthumous award on the occasion of Nigeria's independence.
Joseph Blankson better known as Joe Blankson was a Nigerian contractor who drowned and died while trying to save 13 victims of a boat accident in Rivers State on 28 July 2018. On the 30th of September 2021, the deceased wife, Mercy Blankson was present at the Presidential Villa to receive the posthumous Presidential Special Award being presented to her late husband by President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Muhammed Buhari has presented a posthumous Presidential Special Award for Bravery and Patriotism to the wife of Joseph Blankson, Mercy, and his two children, in recognition of the greatness and heroism of their husband and father. According to a Facebook post by president Buhari on Saturday 2nd of October 2021, the award was presented to Blankson's family on Thursday night at the State House.
In life, always have it in mind that we have real life heroes that risked their lives just to make sure that others are self, and the amazing aspects is that these people that they saved are not in anyway related to them and today we are remembering them for their sacrifices and effort. Below are some of the Nigerian heroes that died while saving others in Lagos, Rivers and US. Late Sr. Henrietta Alokha, Principal of Nigeria's Bethlehem Girls College who died while rescuing students after gas explosion in Abule
Why Buhari Should Be Commended For Honoring Nigerian Who Died While Saving 13 Victims Of Boat Mishap
One of the recent actions of president Muhammadu Buhari has continued to generate a lot of reactions among Nigerians. A couple of days ago, during an event organised to mark Nigeria's 61st year of Independence from British rule, president Buhari presented a presidential special award for bravery and patriotism to the family of late Joseph Blankson.Photo Credit: Punch Newspaper
On the 28th of July 2018, tragedy struck in Rivers state as Mr Joseph Blankson drown in water while carrying out a heroic rescue. The boat was carrying a total of twenty passenger when it suddenly capsized. Mr blankson jumped into the river and started the rescue mission saving a total of thirteen (13). As he went back to rescue the fourteenth person he got tired and tragically died. Late Joseph Blackson, wife, son and daughter The rest of the passengers where saved by boat rescue drivers, he reamined the only
There are people who have dedicated their lives, just to be heros or heroines. They aim at saving lives at all cost, not minding loosing theirs. This article remembers a Nigerian man named Joseph Blankson, who died saving 13 people who were about to die, in a boat accident. Joseph was born in Rivers state, in a place called Bakana Degema, in Nigeria. His job was to supply diesel, because he was a contractor with an oil and gas company, in Port Harcourt. The death of Joseph Blankson, occurred on saturday 28th
JOE BLANKSON: Hero Who Drowned In 2018 After Rescuing 13 Victims From Boat Accident In Port Harcourt
Recall the tragic news that rocked Port Harcourt on July 28, 2018, when one Joseph Blankson otherwise known as "Joe Blankson" took the fall trying to save a 14th person after successfully saving 13 from a boat accident in Bakana Rivers State.
Gone but not forgotten.Joseph Blankson sacrificed his life so that others can live.The horrible incident occurred on 28 of July 2018 in Abonnema Bakana waterfalls in Cross-Rivers state.
While celebrating heroes as well as patriotic Nigerians whom have left an indelible mark on the sand of time, likes of Joseph Blankson would never be forgotten. A lot of people might not be familiar with the name nor have they heard the act he carried out which is worth remembering him for. Well, the young, energetic, Nigerian man whose name is Joseph Blankson died while saving victims of a boat accident in the year 2018. Before we get to find out how the boat accident occurred and what led to his death, let
Joseph blankson, who is also known as Joe blankson is a married man with two children, who died two years ago while trying to save victims from a boat accident at Rivers State. The Nigerian contractor who happened to be present in the boat when it capsized, meanwhile he was a great swimmer so he decided to help others that are drowning, he was going in and out of the river, rescuing one person after the other but unfortunately he tragically drowned while diving in to rescue the 14th person. He was the only casualty
As often said, "not all heroes wear cape". In July 2018, a Nigerian contractor died in a boat accident (which happened in the Abonnema-Dankana waterway), while trying to save other people. Joseph Blankson also known as Joe Blankson who worked with an oil and gas company in Port Harcourt where he supplied diesel was traveling with his sister for a funeral in Bakana, Rivers State. It was raining heavily while they were on the boat and the river was full with debris. The boat of 25 passengers eventually capsized.
Good evening everyone,how was your day,hope you had a good and wonderful day, being a hero does not mean you have to have super natural powers,but the little things you do can make you a hero, many people have given up their lives just to save another person's own, that's what we call true hero. In today's article I will be showing you 5 people that lost their lives while trying to save another life. 1)Joseph Blankson. Joseph Blankson also known as Joe Blankson was a Nigerian contractor who died while saving
On the 29th of October, 1979, Joseph Blankson, better recognized as Joe Blankson, was born.He was a Nigerian engineer who drowned while rescuing 13 people who had been involved in a boat crash.
It is exactly 2 years since Joseph Blankson became a hero after risking his life to save others in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He died after saving thirteen people during a water accident. According to report he died in the water while trying to save the fourteenth person. Today July 28, 2020 marks two years of his demise and heroic deeds. First of all let's remember him with some of his pictures before his death: Joseph Blankson now have a foundation with his name He left behind his young wife and two beautiful
Good evening everyone,how is your day going so far,hope you are having a good and delightful day,we all know being a hero don't actually mean you have to have super natural powers,but the little things you do can actually make you a true hero,this man mentioned in today's article gave up his life to save another person's own(Actually he saved 13 people before he died). The man identified as Joseph Blankson also known as Joe Blankson (born 29 October 1979 – 28 July 2018) was a Nigerian contractor who died while
Exactly two years after the death of the Joe Blankson,the man who died on the 28th of July, 2018 after repeatedly diving into the river to save 13 persons from a boat accident. He unfortunately met his death while trying to save the 14th person. Mr Blankson's selfless actions and determination to save others was almost akin to that of Jesus who gave his life for others. The family of Mr. Blankson lost a husband, father and uncle but to Nigeria and the world it lost another super hero. I believe that whether
In this world, some people are special because of the heart of messiah which the almighty gifted them. Lot of people have put their lives on the part of death to save many people from dying. These people deserve special accolades, as many of them are now late because of their good deeds of saving lots of people. Examples of those people are these 3 people listed below: 1. Joseph Blankson: This father of 2 was in a boat one certain day, and the boat has an accident, as a strong swimmer, he jumped into the river