Nigeria’s capital city Abuja is set to host a team of renowned medical experts who studied, reside and currently practice in the United State of America.
The experts under the auspices of the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas are organizing a 4-day convention, beginning Wednesday 15th July to 18th at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel and the National Hospital, all in Abuja.
A release from the secretariat of the medical experts in the United States indicates that the event which promises to assemble medical practitioners from the whole of Nigeria will include a four-day intense clinical workshop on “Advanced Cardiac Skills, Emergency Medicine (Trauma Medicine) and Management of Diabetes.
The release added that this is the first time, in the association’s 15 years existence, it has chosen to host its annual event in any part of Nigeria. The statement went further to state that the essence of this convention is to share the American experience, techniques, and technology in the management of diseases that afflict both the low and high income earners in developed and developing countries. The convention/workshop, according to the organisers would afford a select group of Nigerian practitioners the opportunity of being trained to benefit the general public.
The workshop will have Dr. Ovunda Lawson-Ndu as chief trainer. Dr. Ovunda Lawson Ndu, a distinguished physician and surgeon with the Temple University Health System is the Associate Director and Vice Chairman; Department of Emergency Medicine. He is also an assistant Professor of Medicine at the lower bucks campus of the Temple University.
Dr. Ovunda Lawson Ndu, who has practiced medicine in the United States in the last 30 years holds the fellowship of the American College of Emergency Physicians, American Academy of Emergency medicine, American Professional would care Association. He is also named WHO is WHO in American, WHO is WHO IN MEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE IN AMERICA.
The presentation on the most modern method of the management of diabetes, which holds at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, will be handled by Dr. Samuel Dagogo Jack, a renowned endocrinologist and a clinical professor at Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Dagogo Jack has to his credit notable research work, that has brought succor to uncountable victims of diabetes, hypertension and stroke.
Both Dr. Ovunda Lawson-Ndu and Dr. Samuel Dagogo Jack are indigenes of Rivers State, who have recorded giant strides in medicine in the U.S.A.
Bello’s Gunmen After My Life, Family -Kogi Dep Gov
Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Elder Simon Achuba yesterday alleged that the governor of the state has sent gunmen after his life.
Acbuba called on the inspector General of Police, the Department of State Services (DSS), the Army and other security personnel to safeguard his life, family members and his aides.
Achuba, who spoke with newsmen at his official residence in Lokoja said, “From all information at my disposal, the governor has mobilised gunmen to attack me.
“I want the police, SSS, IGP to know that if anything should happen to me, my family and aides, the governor should be held responsible.”
The deputy governor likewise called on the President to beam his searchlight on the state.
LGAs Responsible For Farmers, Herdsmen Clashes In Nigeria -UN
Zebulon Takwa, Peace and Development Adviser, Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, says poor Local Government administration is largely responsible for farmers-herdsmen clashes in Nigeria
Takwa, who gave the position in an interview with newsmen yesterday in Abuja, expressed concerns over “weak operational structures at the local government level’’.
He said that issues that were supposed to be addressed by local administration authority were left unattended to over a long period.
The UN official noted that most of the issues that escalated to crises ought to have been resolved at the local level by the authorities, traditional and religious leaders.
He decried the situation where structures for such prompt amicable settlement were not effective enough to prevent conflicts.
Takwa condemned the situation where most local government officials migrated to urban centres instead of concentrating on their primary responsibilities of settling crises, developing infrastructure and social amenities, among others.
Reprisal Killing: Taraba Police, Tiv, Junkun Differ On Casualities
The Police Command in Taraba State has said that only one individual was killed in what appeared to be a revenge for the alleged murder of a Junkun man yesterday.
While the Tiv claimed that no fewer than nine of their kinsmen were killed in Takum town, Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State on Tuesday, the Police said the figure was not true.
Takum is the hometown of Governor DariusIshaku who turned 65 today.
Multiple sources in Takum said trouble started yesterday morning when a Jukun man was killed on his farm along Takum-Wukari road, and irate Jukun youths in Takum went on the rampage, killing at least eight people in the town.
A resident of Takum, Mr. Nathaniel Jato, in a telephone interview with our Correspondent said the eight people killed in Takum town were all Tiv resident in the town.
“We counted at least eight dead bodies around General Hospital Junction and Zenith Bank around the Wukari roundabout.
“We were told that many people were killed around Rimi Primary school area, but there is tension, so we can’t go there.
“The Caretaker Chairman of Takum Local Government Council, ShibanTikari, has assured us that the situation will not escalate, but I am afraid the situation might degenerate if adequate security measures are not put in place,” he lamented.
Jato, who said there was threat that their houses would be attacked in the night, called on Governor Darius Ishaku and security authorities to quickly restore peace in the area to pave way for proper investigation of the matter.
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