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Baba Issa named acting Chief MD at Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital

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As part of the official efforts to kick-off medical activities at the newly established Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Budo Egba, Kwara State, facilitated by the Senator representing Kwara Central, Dr Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe, the Federal Government of Nigeria has, through the Federal Ministry of Health, approved the appointment of Professor Baba Issa Awoye as the Acting Chief Medical Director of the establishment.

The appointment of Baba Issa as the pioneer CMD of the institution in a letter dated 30th December 2021 and signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, M. Mamman, on behalf of the Minister of Health for State, Dr Olorunmbe Mamora took effect on the 1st of January 2022.

It reads, ” I write to convey the approval of the Honourable Minister of Health for State for your secondment to oversee the affairs of the newly established Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Budo Egba, Kwara State, pending the appointment of a substantive Medical Director for the Hospital. Your appointment takes effect on the 1st January 2022.”

The letter also confirmed that the Chief Medical Director of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital has been mandated to release along with the acting CMD, some medical officers, such as Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychiatrist Nurses, Pharmacist/Technicians, Medical Laboratory Scientists, Clinical Psychologists, Social Health Workers, Administrative Officers and Accountants to ensure smooth take-off and commencement of healthcare services in the Hospital.

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Professor Baba Issa until his appointment was of the Department of Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin. He was born 52 years ago at Ogbondoroko Village in Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State.

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He had his primary school at LSMB School, Ogbondoroko, Asa LGA, Kwara State, in 1981. He attended Government Secondary School, Afon, Asa LGA, Kwara State from 1981 to 1986, and obtained his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB; BS) from University of Ilorin, Kwara State, in 1994. He bagged Masters of Public Health, (MPH) and Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from the same institution in 2009 and 2021 respectively.

He also badged a Certificate in Health Information Management, at the University of Ilorin in 2010 and a Certificate in Leadership and Management in Health, at the University of Washington in 2018. He is a Member of, Faculty of Psychiatry, West African College of Physicians (West African Postgraduate Medical College) MWACP October 2001, as well as a Fellow, Faculty of Psychiatry, West African College of Physicians (West African Postgraduate Medical College) FWACP April 2004. He became a Professor of Psychiatric in 2017 at the University of Ilorin.

He had authored several academic papers in both National and international publications, and attended trainings in Nigeria and across several countries in the world.

He is a recipient of many honours, a member, and a fellow of several bodies who had held different leadership positions among which is Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Kwara State Chapter which he was elected in since 2020.

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Gas Explosion kills man while he was preparing food (Photos)

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A Gas Explosion has killed a man at Ayimensah in the Greater Accra Region.

This sad incident happened this morning, Tuesday November 29, 2022.

Mr. Daniel, an agent was killed by the gas explosion this morning while preparing his breakfast.

The cylinder exploded and caught him in the fire.

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He was rushed to the hospital after the unfortunate incident but he passed away hours later.

The body has been kept at the morgue for autopsy and preservation.

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Native doctor shoots his client dead while testing bulletproof charm in Enugu

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Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command have arrested a 23-year-old native doctor, Odoh Emmanuel, for accidentally killing his client while testing a bulletproof charm he prepared for him.

Odoh shot the deceased, identified as Onunze Benedict, with a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun in his shrine while testing the potency of the charm he made for him.

According to the Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, who disclosed the incident in a statement released on Tuesday, November 29, the killing occurred in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of the state.

The statement reads,

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“On 16/11/2022 at about 11.pm, police operatives serving in Isi-Uzo Police Division of the Command, arrested Odoh Emmanuel (male and a native doctor) aged 23, of Umuaram Village in Ikem community of Isi-Uzo LGA, for shooting and murdering his adult male client, one Onunze Benedict, of Eha-Amufu community in the same LGA.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the suspect confessed to having used a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun to shoot and murder the said victim in his shrine at the mentioned location, while testing the gunshot protection charm he had prepared for him

“The gun has been recovered, while further investigation is ongoing at the Homicide Section of the State CID Enugu.”

The suspect will be charged to court once the police conclude their investigation.

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Ogun: Yahoo-boy kills girlfriend for refusing to remit fraud proceeds

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A 27-year-old suspected internet fraudster, otherwise known as Yahoo boy, Obeta John, has allegedly killed his girlfriend, Idowu Buhari over claims that she refused to remit to him, a proceed of fraud paid into the girl’s account by a victim.

The victim, an HND 1 student of Mass Communication, Gateway Polytechnic Saapade, Ogun State, was reportedly beaten to death by the suspect.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect, was arrested Tuesday following a distress call received at the Ode-Remo divisional headquarters.

The police were informed that the suspect, a resident at 3, Mojubade Compound, Eredu Ishara, locked his door and started beating the girl, hitting her head against the wall.

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Efforts by neighbours to persuade him to open the door did not succeed, DAILY POST learnt.

Acting on the distress call, Oyeyemi said the DPO of Ode-Remo division, CSP Fasogbon Olayemi, had quickly led his officers to the scene, “where they met the victim in the pool of her blood after forcing the door open.”

The police rushed the victim to the State Hospital, Ishara, where she was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty.

The suspect said to be an indigene of Enugu State, is presently in police custody.

“On interrogation, the suspect informed the police that he is an internet fraudster and that a certain amount of money from one of his clients was paid into the account of his deceased girlfriend which she refused to relinquish to him,” Oyeyemi explained.

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He quoted the suspect as saying that the fight over the said money had eventually led to the death of the girl.

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Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the State CIID for further investigation and prosecution by the homicide team.

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