UK govt licenses 266 Nigerian Doctors in two months

The General Medical Council which licenses and maintains the official register of medical practitioners in the United Kingdom licensed at least 266 Nigerian doctors in June and July, 2022, PUNCH reports.   The implication is that at least three Nigerian doctors were licensed per day in June and July 2022 despite the moves by the Federal Government to stop the exodus of doctors and health workers in the country amidst worsening brain drain of the professionals in the country.   Our correspondent, who has continued to monitor the GMC register,…

BREAKING: 11-yr-old Kano Maths guru gets World Bank-assisted scholarship

Saratu Garba, an 11-year-old out-of-school girl has been offered a scholarship by the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE), a World Bank-supported project. Saratu’s arithmetic prowess recently went viral on social media platforms, with her ability to quickly provide mathematical solutions attracting the admiration of many. On Wednesday in Kano, Aliyu Yusuf, AGILE Project Communication Officer, said that the project’s National Office had directed its Kano office to identify the girl and enroll her in school. “Coincidentally, the Kano AGILE Project team is on an advocacy visit to…

Gov Matawalle bags Nigerien National Award

Zamfara state Governor, Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun) has today, been honoured with a Nigerien National award on Security by the Country’s President Mohammed Bazoum. The Governor was awarded along with five other Nigerians who included the Jigawa state Governor, Abubakar Badaru, the Kebbi State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Bagudu, Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and the Chairman of BUA, Alhaji Abdussamd Rabiu, who were honoured on their various contributions to the Country. among others President Bazoum said Governor Matawalle was recognised by the Republic of Niger for his immense…

SDGs; Retreating Towards Respositioning To Current Realities By ABUBAKAR YUSUF.

Sustainable Development Goals SDGs in Nigeria had made remarkable impact on the socio-economic and infrastructural development having transmuted from MDGs to SDGs inline with the UN resolution at the 70th session General Assembly.   Many years down the line, sustainable development in all areas had been impacted greatly by the handlers in all areas, inspite the debilitating effects of both natural and artificial phenomenon, which ranges from the dreaded health emergency of COVID-19, global economic recession, ENDSARS and other distracting variables including job losses and high unemployment rates, resulting in…

Yahaya Bello awards N15m Scholarship to 12-year-old Tennis prodigy

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has approved the sum of N15m naira as scholarship award to 12-year-old table tennis prodigy, Sezuo Ize Azziza.   The beneficiary represented Kogi State at the 2021 Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) National Championship, held in Lagos.   Confirming the report, Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Muhammed Onogwu noted that the approval which will be released into the beneficiary’s account to cater for her education from secondary School up until university was in fulfilment of the Governor’s promise to the fatherless tennis lad.…

2023: Obi support group slams Tinubu for wishing Peter Obi,supporters dead, tells INEC to call him to order

Bola Tinubu

The Peter Obi Support Network (POSN) has slammed All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, accused him of wishing the Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, and his supporters dead.   POSN in a statement issued on Wednesday observed with dismay that Tinubu has refused to condemn the obituary column written by one of his aides, Mr. Sam Omatseye, and published on Monday by Tinubu’s newspaper, The Nation.   Omatseye had in the article published in The Nation Newspaper wished the Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Mr.…

FCT Police begins aggressive intelligence gathering, patrol, clampdown on criminals 

The FCT Police Command today in a round table meeting with Its critical organs and top brass has holistically revisited and revamped the security architecture of the Territory in other to steeply clamp down on the persistence and emergence of security challenges in its dynamics within and around the FCT.   The Revamped architecture is said to be characterized by voracious intelligence gathering, aggressive vehicular and foot patrol, and intelligence-led stop and search, but to mention a few.   The Commissioner of Police ,CP Babaji Sunday while urging officers and…

Pantami reaffirms FG’s Commitment to Indigenous Telecom Content,NCC Boss lauds efforts

Minister of the Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has reaffirmed Federal Government’s determination to reverse the trend of importation of all types of telecommunications products, especially where production in Nigeria is possible.   Pantami, who spoke at the first Nigerian Telecommunications Indigenous Content Expo (NTICE), 2022 held at the Landmark Centre in Lagos, got immediate commendation from the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, who told the audience that the Minister’s efforts and support have spurred the Commission to take certain…

Don’t allow Internet to Control your life – Group charges Students, pupils

An advocacy group, internet safety magazine (non-profit organisation), has advised students and pupils to make positive use of the internet every time they are online.   Speaking at the organisation’s weekly programme to educate internet users about the dangers and lasting solutions to internet abuse in today’s technology age, the founder of the organisation, Mr. Rotimi Onadipe advised students and pupils to use the internet in such a way that it doesn’t have negative impact on their lives.   The programme, with the theme “Say NO to internet abuse, say…

NiDCOM gives update on Killing of Alika, Others 

The Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon. (Dr) Abike Dabiri-Erewa said the suspect in the murder of Mr. Ogochukwu Alika has been arrested by the Italian police and is expected to be charged to court .   In reaction to the murder of the deceased, the NiDCOM Boss said the Italian police were working and cooperating with the Nigerian mission in Italy to ensure justice is done and the culprit face the consequences he deserves.   Also, the Nigerian mission is requesting that the Italian government provide…