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2020 IMSUTH Accreditation: Imo Govt Again Dashes Hope Of Medical Students



… Declines Readiness For Next Months Accreditation

…10, 11 Yr Old Students Lose Hope Of Graduation

Again Imo State Government has dashed the hope of medical students who hitherto have been hoping to get accredited by November 2020.

This followed the stand of the State Government which through the commissioner for education made it clear that the Imo state Government would not meet up with the requirements of the medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) to be granted accreditation.

According to Education Commissioner,the requirements of the MDCN when they visited Imo in 2017 for accreditation during the tenure of former Governor Okorocha, they put it to the school authority and the Government to provide Laboratory, Library, Buildings amongst other facilities to enable the Council give them accreditation after the temporary accreditation given to them.

Surprisingly, the Imo State Government from the said 2017 which they were given temporary accreditation till date, non of the said requirements were met, an act which has led the students to spend over Ten years without hope of graduating anytime soon.

However, the implications of the failed 2020 Accreditation include non graduation of the students in the next four years since the MDCN visits schools for accreditation between three and four years after the last visit.

Lead investigation to the Campus situate at Umuna in Orlu Local Government proved that some of the existing structures such as the Laboratory, Library which the MDCN ordered the state Government as at their last visit in 2017 to equip to fast rack the Accreditation are now shadows of its selves which may not be accepted again anytime, the council storms Imo for the said accreditation.

However, the opinion of the Imo state Government as made available through the Education Commissioner, prof Ikegwuoha, the state Government demands a little patience from the students and Imo people in general to provide all the requirements of the commission so as to meet up with the said requirements any time, they come for the said accreditation.

Speaking with the Lead Newspaper, one of the medical students who gave her name as Chika appealed with the State Government to come to the aide of the students who according to her have been in the school for Eleven and Twelve years without hope of graduation adding that some of them are due for marriage yet they are still liabilities to their parents.

It would be recalled that the Nigeria University Commission, (NUC) had Three years ago stopped the school from admitting medical students pending their accreditation by the MDCN.

This suspension of admission as directed by NUC has reduced the number of the students in the Orlu Campus, an act which has also affected the Hostels built by private persons as most of the Hostels are now empty.

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Trump Vacates White House



Outgoing President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has left the Presidential House, The White House, today, January 20, 2021.

Trump took off from the lawn of the White House accompanied by his wife Melania.

The helicopter which carried the recent ex-president took him around the surroundings of the White House to give him a final view before its arrival at Joint Base Andrews.

The event occurred ahead of the swearing in of incoming President Joe Biden and incoming Vice President Kamala Harris.

Also Read: American Rappers, Lil Wayne and Kodak Black, Receives Pardon from Trump.

Biden who took the lead against Trump at the US Presidential election of November 3, 2020, will be sworn-in today at 17:00 GMT.

Trump will not grace the occasion as he has continually maintained his claim that the election was stolen from him.

The inauguration will, nonetheless, be graced by the outgoing Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell and other GOP leaders.

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FCMB demotes Adam Nuru, appoints Yemisi Edun as acting Managing Director



The First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has announced the appointment of Yemisi Edun as its acting managing director.

Edun takes over the running of the bank from the Managing Director, Adam Nuru, who on Tuesday, January 5, proceeded on leave amid allegations of marital infidelity involving him and former staff of the bank, Moyo Thomas. There are allegations that Moyo’s estranged husband, Tunde Thomas, 45, died on December 16, 2020, from a heart attack after battling with depression upon discovering that the two children from their marriage were allegedly fathered by Mr Nuru.

A statement from the bank announcing Edun’s appointment reads in part

“In line with normal corporate practice, Mrs Yemisi Edun is acting as the managing director of FCMB in the interim period while Mr Adam Nuru is on leave, and the Board conducts its review of the allegations.

She has not been appointed as the substantive Managing Director. As and when the Board completes its review of the allegations, we will provide an update.”

Edun has hitherto been the bank’s executive director, finance.

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Teacher fakes her own kidnap in Kwara to extort N250, 000 from her father



The police in Kwara state have arrested a 24-year-old teacher, Medinat Ibrahim,  for allegedly faking her own kidnap just to extort N250, 000 from her father.

Medinat, who was paraded alongside two other suspects identified as Amudalat Wahab (30) and Hammed Lekan (28) said she committed the crime to raise money to settle a debt which accrued from the monthly contribution at the private school where she serves as a teacher.

She alleged she was maltreated by her stepmother who also caused friction between her and her father, adding that she decided to fake her own kidnap to get money to offset debts she incurred during COVID-19 lockdown.

I teach in a private school where I was paid N15,000. We organised monthly contribution which I collected and invested in a business, but when COVID-19 broke out, our salary was stopped, I could no longer continue with the contribution.

“Those who were in the group continued to mount pressure on me to pay up my own contribution and there is nowhere that I could get the money. So I decided to go and hide in my sister’s place and I told someone to call my father on phone that I was kidnapped and demanded a ransom of N250,000 which was paid to my friend’s account.” she said

Parading her before newsmen, the state Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Bagega, said Medinat conspired with her elder sister, Amudalat Wahab, and one Hammed Lekan to arrange her kindap and they have both been arrested as well.

The CP said a bank account, belonging to one Hammed Lekan, was used to cash the N250,000.

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