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  •  Sexual violence Group canvasses reorientation of men s mindset
    Sexual violence: Group canvasses reorientation of men’s mindset
     Sexual violence Group canvasses reorientation of men s mindset
    Sexual violence: Group canvasses reorientation of men’s mindset
    General news4 days ago

    Sexual violence: Group canvasses reorientation of men’s mindset

    An NGO, Life After Abuse Foundation (LAAF) has called for sensitisation and reorientation of men and boys’ mindset on the protection of equal rights for women and girls.

    The foundation’s Founder, Ms Halima Layeni, made the call at a lecture organised by LAAF in collaboration with Lagos State University Medical Students Association (LASUMSA), to mark the ‘International Youth Day’ on Saturday in Lagos.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the lecture is: “Youth action to promote healthy masculinity, as a tool for systematic change.

    ” International Youth Day is celebrated annually on Aug. 12 to mark the contribution of youths to the development of the society and raise awareness about the problems faced by young people around the globe.

    Layeni said there was need to engage boys and men in progressive conversations on protection of equal right for women and girls, as well as to raise awareness on the stigma surrounding men’s mental health.

    She said that a lot of boys and men were ignorant of women’s rights, adding that lack of knowledge and education were some reasons most men engaged in sexual assault on the female counterparts.

    According to her, there is need to sensitise and reorient the mindset of men and boys to understand the issue of gender-equality and the need for healthy masculinity.

    Layeni emphasised the need for creation of safe spaces, systems and structures for men, where they could go to speak out and seek help when faced with traumas or sexual violence.

    “We have come to realise that most of the social vices faced in the country like sexual abuse, kidnapping, gun violence, terrorism, cultism and gender-based violence can easily be eradicated if we pay attention to men’s mental health.

    ”We find out that most of these vices are being perpetrators mostly by men,” she said.

    She also stressed the need to create more safe spaces, systems and structures  that attended to emotional and psychological needs of boys and men.

    ”There are many psychosocial support centres for women and girls where they can go to speak out and seek help.

    ”So, there is need to ensure that these same systems and structures are put in place for men and boys as well, because I believed that the future is for both male and female,” Layeni said.

    She also decried the belief and mentality of most men that sex was their entitlement and as a result, women’s bodies belonged to them.

    ”There is this privilege that men grew up with – a lot of them have this mentality that sex is their entitlement.

    “But, I believe that by the time we begin to reorient and sensitise them to women and girls’ rights, we will begin to see changes.

    ”And this can happen at the grassroots level, on every level – even on the cultural, religious and political level,” Layeni said.

    Also, a mental health advocate, Mr Seun Dosunmu, urged the government to make policies and lagal frameworks that would help to effectively address sexual violence in the society.

    Dosunmu, Founder, Across All Initiative For Mental Health and Stigma Eradication, an NGO, said a lot of men suffered cases of sexual abuse, which had been neglected in the society.

    ”If a man comes out to complain about being sexually abused by a girl or a woman, the society should pay attention to him and take it up.

    ”So, going forward, there’s need to put policies, raise advocacies and create structural programmes that will privatise men inclusion so that any that sexually abuses a man will equally be punished.

    ”We need to drive education campaigns to the schools, churches and homes that see to the enlightenment, because if we don’t enlighten people on what is wrong, then it becomes a lifestyle.

    ”In fact, some people are still not knowledgeable enough to know that men can equally be raped,” he said.

    The President of LASUMSA, Mr Habeeb Moshood, called for creation of more rehabilitation programmes and centres that could help rehabilitate sexually abused victims.

    Moshood urged the Federal Government to intensify efforts to ensure eradication of all forms of drug in the country, adding that most perpetrators of the social vices were under the influence of drug abuse.

    Edited  by Dianabasi  Abdulrahman
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Radiologists seek govt private sector investments in interventional radiology
    Radiologists seek govt, private sector investments in ‘interventional radiology’
     Radiologists seek govt private sector investments in interventional radiology
    Radiologists seek govt, private sector investments in ‘interventional radiology’
    General news1 week ago

    Radiologists seek govt, private sector investments in ‘interventional radiology’

    A professor of Radiology, Abiodun Adeyinka, has urged the Federal Government and private sector to invest in ‘Interventional Radiology’ to boost modern medicine practices in Nigeria.

    Adeyinka, a consultant radiologist, College of Medicine, UCH, Ibadan, made the at the 2022 faculty day celebration by the Faculty of Radiology, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, on Monday, in Lagos.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the programme is: “Role of Interventional Radiology In Modern Medicine In Nigeria”.

    He described interventional radiology as a sub-specialty in radiology that performs various minimally-invasive procedures that diagnose, treat and cure many kind of conditions using medical imaging guidance such as X-rays, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or ultrasound.

    Adeyinka,the key speaker at event, said that interventional radiology had not replaced surgery but provided a less invasive way of doing some surgical procedures that would had kept patient in the hospital for about three to four weeks.

    According to him, with the interventional radiology the surgical procedure is done on a daily basis and achieves the same result as surgery and the patient leaves the hospital within some hours.

    He said that interventional radiology remained the best medical offer a patient could get because “it is an advancement in the medical practice.

    ” “Instead of an open surgical operation, the interventional radiology can be used to give a permanent cure to fibroids, cancer and cardiac conditions.

    “It can be used to stop the supply of blood to fibroid tumor in women and once the tumor no longer gets blood, it shrinks and dies.

    “But where we are having problems is in the area of equipment; the materials and equipment used in interventional radiology are quite expensive.

    “That’s why we need government as well as private sector to come in and provide or subsidise the cost of some of the equipment,” he said.

    Adeyinka, therefore, urged government to make it easier for the equipment to be imported into the country by reducing or totally removing the excessive tariffs placed on them at the ports.

    “There are some of our partners abroad that want to donate some of the equipment to Nigeria but due to high tariffs, they are stocked there at the port.

    “There are just about 19 centres in Nigeria that have interventional radiology.

    Even if government can’t provide the equipment, at least it can create the enabling environment for the equipment to easily enter the country,” Adeyinka said.

    The Faculty Chairperson, Prof. Rachel Akinola, identified consumables and manpower as major challenges that limit the adoption and practice of interventional radiology in Nigeria.

    Akinola, also a consultant radiologist, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), said there were limited number of trained professionals to handle interventional radiology in Nigeria.

    In her speech of welcome, Akinola,  also lamented that the few available trained professionals were leaving the country to practice abroad.

    She, therefore, called on the government to intensify efforts not only to train professionals on interventional radiology, but to retain the already trained doctors and medical professionals.

    Another consultant radiologist, Dr Caleb Yakubu, said the essence of the programme was to sensitise and educate the general populace on the relevance of radiology in medical operations.

    Yakubu, also the Coordinator, One-Stop-Breast Clinic, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), said the objective was to educate the public on ways to benefit from the modern medical advancements that were evolving.

    He emphasised the need for women to go for cancer screening with the aid of mammography machines.

    Yakubu added that government ensure provision of the machines in states and federal hospitals across the country.

    “The key to effective management of cancer is early detection.

    And eight out of every 10 Nigerian women has breast cancer.

    And the type of breast cancer they have is very aggressive and they are presented late.

    “So, let government provide mammography machines in all government hospitals and make them readily available, accessible and affordable so that Nigeria women can easily be screened for cancer,” he said.

    A retired consultant radiologist, Prof. Gbadebo Olusegun, urged the Federal Government to do everything possible to stop the increasing brain drain and medical tourism among the Nigerian citizens.

    According to him, setting up functional and equipped interventional radiology centres with trained professionals will help to curb medical tourism and brain drain in the country.

    “Unfortunately, hard times are here, where we are confronted with massive brain drain of medical professionals and unimaginable foreign exchange bastardisation.

    “If people can get in Nigeria the same quality of healthcare they seek abroad, they will have no reason to travel to another country.

    “This will also conserve foreign exchange and save capital flight,” Olusegun said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Commissioner advocates effective urban transport system in Lagos
    Commissioner advocates effective urban transport system in Lagos
     Commissioner advocates effective urban transport system in Lagos
    Commissioner advocates effective urban transport system in Lagos
    Education2 weeks ago

    Commissioner advocates effective urban transport system in Lagos

    Dr Frederick Oladeinde, Lagos Commissioner for Transportation, says effective and efficient urban transport system will promote trade and commerce in the state and Africa at large.

    Oladiende made the assertion at a maiden meeting of the Centre For Applied Research in Supply Chain-Africa (CARISCA) on Friday in Lagos.

    The commissioner,  represented by Mr Gbolahan Toriola, Director of Operation,  Ministry of Transportation, said a strong institution, partnership, legal framework and implementation is beneficial in achieving an effective and efficient urban transport system in the state.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that CARISCA is in partnership with School of Transport and Logistics of the Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo in  ensuring sustainable urban mobility.

    The topic of the programme is: “The Impact of Urban Transport Systems on Fast Moving Consumer Goods Supply (FMCGs) Chain”.

    “The efforts of the state in driving a sustainable model for public transportation cannot be said to be without challenges, but with partnership with relevant stakeholders,  work is ongoing  round the clock, in a bid to tackle the situation.

    “With the ongoing transportation reforms and infrastructural investment going on in the state, in the next 25 years, Lagos will experience a growth that will align with global standards.

    “We align with the principles of urban mobility and other international convention, in order to achieve a sustainable urban mobility and transportation network,” Oladiende said.

    He added that the objective of the state was to encapsulate the growing national consciousness on issues of road infrastructure, policy, technology, road safety and affordable transport network, that would trigger significant reduction in operational cost.

    “The government is working tirelessly to proffer urban transportation solutions in terms of policy, guidelines, infrastructure, technology and operations that are sustainable and in line with global standards,” the commissioner noted.

    Prof. Charles Asenime, Dean, School of Transport, LASU, said that the attitude of some Nigerians, particularly drivers, had also contributed to the bad traffic situation in the state.

    Asenime said that if the Lagos government and other stakeholders could sort out the traffic situation in the state, it meant such could be replicated anywhere in the country.

    Also speaking, Prof. Gbadebo Odewumi, former Dean, School of Transport, LASU, said that the government still needed to pay more attention to transportation in the state.

    “The Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA) needs to be more empowered to shield the operatives from the regular attacks they had been exposed to, particularly from law-breaking motorists,” he said.

    Mr Tonye Preghafi, Chief Innovation Officer, Red Star Express Plc, said that many FMCGs companies were using data analytic to solve problems, generate insights and actions, to solve customers sales.

    Preghafi, then urged organisations to always use innovative technology for e-commerce and to drive consumer sales.

    “Availability is the new innovation, having products on the shelf is better than any new product innovation,” he said.

    AWA
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  •  Mirabel Centre hails court ruling on killer of Ini Umoren
    Mirabel Centre hails court ruling on killer of Ini Umoren
     Mirabel Centre hails court ruling on killer of Ini Umoren
    Mirabel Centre hails court ruling on killer of Ini Umoren
    Defence/Security2 weeks ago

    Mirabel Centre hails court ruling on killer of Ini Umoren

    A Non-Government Organisations (NGO), Mirable Centre, on Thursday commended the ruling on the killer of a job seeker, Ini Umoren.

    The Mirabel Centre Manager, Mrs Juliet Olumuyiwa-Rufai, in a post on the Centre’s Twitter handle monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria said the sentence would deter others who may want to involve in such act.

    “Today, Uduk Akpan was sentenced to death for the rape and murder of Ini Umoren.

    “Ini, a young Nigerian woman had her life ahead of her and this was cut short by Akpan.

    “The victims of rape deserve  justice and we hope this serves as a deterrent.

    “Rape is a heinous crime which must not be allowed to fester in this society.

    ” She says that the foundation commend the ruling of the court and hopes that all pending cases of Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) are expedited.

    “We also note that it has been over two years since Uwa Omozuwa’s rape which led to her death.

    “We call on the authorities in Edo State to bring justice to Uwa’s family.

    “We are similarly aware of the case of Barakat Bello who was raped and murdered in Oyo State.

    “We call on the authorities there to bring justice to Barakat’ family.

    She appreciated all those who fought for Umoren to get justice.

    NAN reports that the Akwa Ibom State High Court in Uyo on Thursday  sentenced Uduak Frank Akpan, the first accused in the murder of Iniubong Umoren to die by hanging.

    In the over two hours judgement by the presiding Judge, Bassey Nkanang, the convict was found guilty of rape and murder and sentenced to be hung on the neck till he dies.

    NAN reports that Misss Umoren, 26, went missing on April 29, 2021 after she was lured out of her home in Uyo with a fake job interview by Uduak Akpan.

    The victim, a fresh Philosophy graduate of the University of Uyo was raped, killed and buried in shallow grave by Akpan.

    NAN reports that the Mirabel Centre is Nigeria’s first Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)  with a mandate to provide holistic medical and psychosocial support to survivors of rape and sexual violence It is located inside the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) in Ikeja.

    Asides free forensic medical examination and providing psychosocial support to survivors, the Mirabel Centre helps survivors get access to other support services they need.

    The Centre works closely with the police and provides medical reports which the police use for further investigation and prosecution of rape cases.

    .


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  How academics others see JAMB cut off marks
    How academics, others see JAMB cut-off marks
     How academics others see JAMB cut off marks
    How academics, others see JAMB cut-off marks
    General news3 weeks ago

    How academics, others see JAMB cut-off marks

    The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), during its policy meeting held on July 21, pegged the minimum cut-off score for admission into the country’s universities at 140 for the 20222023 academic session.

    It put that of Polytechnics at 120, and Colleges of Education at 100. Two years back,  it had approved 160 as cut-off mark for 20202021 university admissions. 

    The board also approved 120 as cut-off marks for Polytechnic and 100 for the school of Education and Innovative institutions.

    Last year, it announced 140 as the cut-off mark for all federal, state, and private Universities; 100 for polytechnics; and 80 for colleges of education in Nigeria for the 2021 admission.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that, in announcing this year’s cut-off marks, the examination body said that of the over 1.7 million candidates that sat for the examination, only 378,639  scored 200 and above.

    The trend of the cut-off marks over the years, dropping in the case of universities to 140, of the total 400 marks, has elicited mixed reactions.

    Some describe the lowering of the cut-off, the benchmark for placement of candidates into the country’s institutions of higher learning, as worrisome, with implications for education standards.

    Others, however, think otherwise, saying it is not the sole determinant.

    Prof. Oluwole Familoni, immediate-past Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics and Research), University of Lagos, believes that low cut-off marks would not encourage competition.

    He said that there was a need to ensure that candidates are challenged to get the best for the universities especially, as well as other tertiary institutions.

    This, according to him, will ensure that the best are admitted and fit for purpose, during and after graduation.

    Prof. Ibrahim Bakare, Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, Lagos State University, Ojo (ASUU-LASU), believes the recent JAMB cut-off is a reflection of the performance of the candidates.

    Bakare, also Director of Consult, LASU, said that low cut-off had serious implications on the quality of students being produced at the moment.

    “This implies that the government needs to do a lot in motivating the teachers first in our secondary schools, and providing an enabling environment for private schools to compete well. 

    “Government should also train and retrain our teachers in public schools and adequately equip the laboratories to enhance the performance of the students.

    “More funds need to be allocated in real terms to the education sector, without delay, and the welfare of teachers should also be improved, if the performance of students are  to be enhanced,” he said.

    Bakare said that teachers’ rating, proper quality assurance mechanisms and teaching techniques required immediate attention of the government. 

    “Teaching environment must also be conducive to facilitate a smooth learning process.

    ” State of emergency should be declared in our education sector in Nigeria,” he said.

    But Chief Adeolu Ogunbanjo, Deputy National President, National Parent Teacher Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), posits that cut-off marks can be seen only as a guide to university admission, but not in totality.

    He said that the institutions still conducted their own internal examinations, by way of the  Post  Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

    “Note that students securing admission into any university must have a combination of secondary school certificate examinations result, JAMB score and the particular university internally conducted examination.

    “I think and I want to believe that the wisdom Prof. Ishaku Oloyode used there, was to ensure that university admission is  now flexible to ensure that it takes more students, particularly now  that a lot of things are disturbing education in the country.

    “But lowering the cut-off to 140 does not mean that a student who aspires to study Engineering can do so; however we don’t mind the step, as parents,” he said.

    Mr Andrew Agada, Principal, King’s College, Lagos is of the view that the candidates’ performance in the examination could have been part of the reason for the cut-off marks announced.

    He noted that some time back, it used to be higher for universities and the other tertiary institutions. 

    “Universities used to be 180 at least, but getting to this level right now, means something must be fundamentally wrong somewhere,” he said.

    Agada lauded one of his students that participated at the examination and came out with a total score of 355. He noted that it was no mean feat, adding that it was a thing of honour to the college and needed to be celebrated.

    Mr Sunday Fowowe, National President, Association of Nursery and Primary Education Instructors in Nigeria (ANPEIN) expressed concern at the cut-off marks for this year.

    Fowowe said that the poor performance of candidates in this year’s examination were possibly due to the questions being above the curriculum or syllabus given to them to study.

    “Also, maybe laziness on the part of the candidates, for which they didn’t study well for the examination, could also be a factor.

    “As researchers, we are compelled by this development to carry out a survey about those that scored less than 180, that will secure admission into the various universities.

    “We must do a four-year longitudinal study of their performance in their future departments, to see if there is a correlation between JAMB  performance  (scores) and  undergraduate academic performance,” he said.

    To Dr Nasir Fagge, a former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU),  there is a need for a review of the law establishing the JAMB.

    According to him, the idea of allowing the examination body to decide general cut off marks for the country’s tertiary institution must be jettisoned, if the system is to achieve its mandate.

    “This is one of the things we have been engaging the government on, in the past.

    Where in the world will you have a particular outfit to determine what is best for institutions of learning in terms of admission?

    “The practice is foreign to university autonomy. 

    “The job of the board should end with conducting the examination.

    All it has to do thereafter is to collate the results and handover to the respective institutions of higher learning, to decide what they want.

    “These institutions will then form a committee that will do other checks, come to an agreement and then hand it over to the Senate for final decision.

    “The act  of deciding who is admitted into any university for instance, should lie solely with the Senates of the various universities. 

    “They should be able to look at the general performance of the candidates and determine where to peg their cut-off marks and not JAMB.

    “In my opinion, I dare say that this sort of practice by the examination body does not encourage merit and capacity,” the unionist said.  


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  SIFAX Group tasks Babcock University graduates on solution oriented mindset
    SIFAX Group tasks Babcock University graduates on solution-oriented mindset
     SIFAX Group tasks Babcock University graduates on solution oriented mindset
    SIFAX Group tasks Babcock University graduates on solution-oriented mindset
    Economy3 weeks ago

    SIFAX Group tasks Babcock University graduates on solution-oriented mindset

    Dr Taiwo Afolabi, Chairman, SIFAX Group, has urged graduating students of Babcock University in Ogun to adopt solution-oriented mindset to help them attain success.

    Afolabi gave the advice in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos on Wednesday.

    He also identified courage, self-belief and determination as some of the factors necessary in achieving success.

    Afolabi said this at an interactive session with the 2022 graduating students of the Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State.

    The chairman who was represented by Mr Bode Ojeniyi, Group Executive Director, SIFAX Group, advised the students not to be deterred or intimidated by challenges that life would throw their way.

    “Challenges are part of life and it is practically impossible to avoid them.

    You can’t avoid challenges if your ultimate goal is to succeed, either in career, marriage or business.

    “You need to believe in yourself because you are endowed with all you require to excel.

    You must also take self-development seriously.

    “Don’t be comfortable with the level of knowledge you have; Keep seeking for more.

    The more you know, the more likely you are to succeed,” he said.

    Afolabi said that having a solution-oriented mindset was also critical.

    According to him, when you encounter a difficulty or problem, ability to generate solutions, rather than lamentations, set people apart.

    “When you are reputed for this kind of thinking, achieving success will be easier, as colleagues, bosses and clients would trust you more and avail you greater responsibilities that will account for your rise,” he said.

    Afolabi commended the university authorities for organising the event where the graduating students interacted with successful professionals and captains of industries.

    Other speakers at the event include, Mr Kunle Elebute, Chairman, KPMG Africa; Dr Babatunde Ipaye, former Consultant, World Bank; Dr (Mrs) Abimbola Abolarinwa of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital; Prof. Pat Utomi and Mr Ademola Adebise, Managing Director, Wema Bank, amongst others.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Don urges youths to get entrepreneurial skill against future challenges
    Don urges youths to get entrepreneurial skill against future challenges
     Don urges youths to get entrepreneurial skill against future challenges
    Don urges youths to get entrepreneurial skill against future challenges
    Education4 weeks ago

    Don urges youths to get entrepreneurial skill against future challenges

    Prof.

    Dauda Yunus, the Chief Executive Officer, Decent Work Labour and Skill Development Institute (DWLSDI) has urged youths to engage in entrepreneurship and skill development to prepare them for future challenges.

    Yunus, a Professor of Industrial relations and Personnel Management at the Lagos State University (LASU), gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Lagos.

    He stressed the need for the youth to come for training in different skills at the centre in other to be gainfully employed after they graduated from schools, colleges and universities.

    According to Yunus, mass unemployment has created many social and economic problems and aggravated insecurity and crisis in the nation.

    He advised the government to provide enabling environment for the youth and suggested that government should provide capital for the youth with skills to establish themselves after their higher institution.

    Yunus said he was challenged to set up the institution from his experience in Germany, where more attention was on skill acquisition and youth development, with formal education.

    “Germany is one of the most developed economies today that had benefited most from skill and technical education with their formal education and that is why there is enough job there.

    “DWLSDI was established by me in 2014, as a community service to contribute to youth development and several projects have been done to equip youths.

    “DWLSDI trains artisans on how to improve their skills, improve youth and workers productivity, entrepreneurial, technical and professional skills.

    “We promote youth welfare, provide training for youths self-employment and entrepreneurship,  youth education.

    “DWLSDI is to provide literacy education and training for the artisans, craft people and technicians to improve their skills for decent work and living.

    He said DWLSDI was a youth empowerment and human development institution for improving work and youth wellbeing, skill development and organisational improved performance.

    “DWLSDI provides methods and strategies to improve income and engage unemployed youths.

    “The institution provides training on carpentry and joinery, spray painting, sign-writing and artwork, bricklaying and masonry, pipe fitting and plumbing works, auto electric work and motor vehicle mechanical work.

    He said the Institute also provided training for panel beating, welding and iron bending, computer networking and maintenance and electric wiring and fittings.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Tinubu pays condolence visit to family of late APC Women Leader Nelson
    Tinubu pays condolence visit to family of late APC Women Leader, Nelson
     Tinubu pays condolence visit to family of late APC Women Leader Nelson
    Tinubu pays condolence visit to family of late APC Women Leader, Nelson
    General news1 month ago

    Tinubu pays condolence visit to family of late APC Women Leader, Nelson

    The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC),  Sen.

    Bola Tinubu on Monday joined other dignitaries to condole with the family of former APC women leader, Kemi Nelson who died on Sunday.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports  sympathisers have continued to throng the Lagos home of the former APC women leader after news of her death broke.

    Tinubu was in company of his wife, Sen.

    Oluremi Tinubu, the Lagos APC Chairman, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi, and Gov.

    Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Chief of Staff, Mr Tayo Ayinde and other dignataries.

    Tinubu described the late Nelson as a highly respected and industrious woman whose contributions toward the party and Lagos state would be sorely missed.

    The APC presidential candidate  spoke glowingly of Nelson’s contributions toward the development of the party and her tenacity in the fight for women emancipation.

    Nelson was born on Feb.

    9, 1956 and she attended Anglican Girls Grammar School, Ijebu-Ode, for her secondary education, before proceeding to the School of Nursing at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, where she qualified as a registered nurse and a midwife.

    She also got an MBA in Financial Management and a Diploma in Law from the Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo.

    She was appointed the Executive Director, Nigerian Insurance Trust Fund by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

    Until her death, she was a member of the Governor Advisory Council, the highest decision making body of the APC in Lagos state.

    Before her death, Nelson was the Yeye Oge of Lagos state and one of the right-hand loyalists of the APC presidential candidate, Tinubu.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Kemi Nelson Lagos APC lost strategic mobiliser Chairman
    Kemi Nelson: Lagos APC lost strategic mobiliser – Chairman
     Kemi Nelson Lagos APC lost strategic mobiliser Chairman
    Kemi Nelson: Lagos APC lost strategic mobiliser – Chairman
    General news1 month ago

    Kemi Nelson: Lagos APC lost strategic mobiliser – Chairman

    Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi, APC Chairman in Lagos State on Sunday mourned the death of Mrs Kemi Nelson, a former Deputy National Woman Leader of the party who died on Sunday.

    Ojelabi, in a statement  on Sunday by his Director, Media and Communication, Mrs Ayaba Omobola Nowoola-Akingbehin, commiserated with the party members and  family of the deceased APC stalwart who passed on at the age of 66.

    The News Agency of Nigeria recalls  that Nelson was the immediate past South West Zonal Women Leader of the APC and a former commissioner for women affairs and poverty alleviation during the first tenure of Sen.

    Bola Tinubu as Lagos state governor from  1999 to  2003.

    Ojelabi said: “The late Nelson is an amazon who took every assignment given to her with seriousness.

    “She was a visionary leader, an inspirational woman leader, strategic, authentic, loyal, responsible and a dependable mobiliser of great women.” He said the late Nelson would be sorely missed especially now that the party needed her wealth of experience in the journey to the 2023 general elections.

    The chairman prayed that God would grant Nelson eternal rest and console the immediate family as well as the APC family she left behind.

    NAN reports that Nelson was born on Feb.

    9, 1956 and she attended Anglican Girls Grammar School, Ijebu-Ode, for her secondary education, before proceeding to the School of Nursing at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, where she qualified as a registered nurse and a midwife.

    She also got an MBA in Financial Management and a Diploma in Law from the Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo.

    She was appointed the Executive Director, Nigerian Insurance Trust Fund by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

    Until her death, she was a member of the Governor Advisory Council, the highest decision making body of the APC in Lagos state.

    Before her death, Nelson was the Yeye Oge of Lagos state and one of the right-hand loyalists of the APC presidential candidate, Tinubu.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  LASUTH records another medical feat through use of improvised methods CMD
    LASUTH records another medical feat through use of improvised methods- CMD
     LASUTH records another medical feat through use of improvised methods CMD
    LASUTH records another medical feat through use of improvised methods- CMD
    Health3 years ago

    LASUTH records another medical feat through use of improvised methods- CMD

    The management of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, says it has achieved another medical feat through the use of improvised methods in conducting a Pulmonary Embolism Surgery to save a patient’s life.

    Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamwo, LASUTH Chief Medical Director, who made the disclosure on Monday in Lagos, said a medical team comprising an Interventional Cardiologist and other medical doctors achieved the feat on Sept. 6.

    Fabamwo, however, did not disclose the name of the patient.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that Pulmonary Embolism is a form of medical emergency that happened when a clot was lodged in the pulmonary artery, thus blocked blood flow to the lungs.

    Fabamwo said in spite of dire shortage of skilled manpower and equipment in this branch of emergency medicine, doctors at LASUTH were still able to save the life of the patient.

    “Globally, it is a medical condition which the fatality rate is quite high, and urgent medical intervention is needed to dislodge and remove the clot to save life of the patient who would have succumbed to a heart attack.

    “In order to carry out this procedure safely, a Catheterisation laboratory (Cath Lab) is required, which costs about N150 million to set up.

    “Though, LASUTH does not, as of now, have a cath lab, but we are excited that our Interventional Cardiologist and other doctors recorded another feat in this area of medicine, using improvised methods.

    “This is indeed the second time our team will successfully carry out this kind of high profile procedure in LASUTH,” the chief medical director said in a statement.

    He expressed optimism that there were lots of medical possibilities in LASUTH, if more facilities were made available to the team of medical experts across all branches of medicine in the institution.

    Fabamwo urged more philanthropic organisations to partner with the hospital in order to make such medical facilities available to citizens of Lagos. (NAN)
    AIO/CHOM/GOK
    Edited by Chioma Ugboma/Olagoke Olatoye