Panel to rule over Nigerian doctor’s exchange of free treatment for sex with patient in UK

The Medical Tribunal Practitioners Service, MPTS, in Britain is to rule later this month if a UK-based cosmetic doctor of Nigerian descent, Oluwafemi ‘Tijion’ Esho should continue to practice in the country for allegedly exchanging free botox for sex with a patient. Botox injections are shots that use a toxin to prevent a muscle from moving for a limited time. The treatment is used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. Esho, who has been featured on several popular TV programmes, was said to have admitted to an improper emotional…

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44-year-old Faye sworn in as Senegalese 5th president

Bassirou Diomaye Faye, 44-year-old opposition candidate, has been sworn in as the fifth Senegalese president. Faye took over from immediate past president Macky Sall on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, in an event witnessed by African leaders in the new town of Diamniadio, near the capital Dakar. Nigeria’s President and the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of States and Government, Bola Ahmed Tinubu also attended. Faye is the youngest elected president on the African continent. Share on: WhatsApp

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UK varsities to layoff workers, as enrolment by Nigerians, others dwindle

About 15 universities in the United Kingdom have announced plans to sack some workers and even stop running some courses because of the sharp decline in enrolment by foreign students including Nigerians. According to a report by University World News, the sharp decline in foreign students enrolment was particularly felt at the postgraduate level. The development is also connected to the decision by the Uk government to reduce international students, as some concessions given them that level have been whittled down. Also, there are concerns too that the high cost…

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Juan Vicente Pérez, World’s oldest man dies at 114

Oldest man in the world, Venezuelan Juan Vicente Perez Mora, certified in 2022 by Guinness World Records, has died on Tuesday at the age of 114, officials and relatives said. “Juan Vicente Perez Mora has transcended into eternity at 114 years of age,” Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on social media platform X. Perez was officially confirmed as the world’s oldest man alive on February 4, 2022, when he was 112 years and 253 days old, according to Guinness. A father of 11, as of 2022 he had 41 grandchildren,…

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WOMEN LEADERS MEET FOR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN KENYA

Strong indications have emerged that this year’s international women’s day conference will be the biggest gathering of international women leaders across the globe. This is because of the enthusiasm the conference has recorded in the last few months. The conference which is being organised in conjunction with the Centre for Black Arts and Civilisation CBAC is a transformative event celebrating women’s achievements and addressing barriers to their progress. It is scheduled to take place from April 17 to 20, 2024, at the prestigious Weston Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya and expected…

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Guinea-Bissau former president’s son jailed in US for heroin trafficking

52-year-old Malam Bacai Sanha Jr, son of a former president of Guinea-Bissau, has been sentenced to more than six and a half years in prison for involvement in a transnational heroin trafficking conspiracy, the US Justice Department announced Tuesday. Malam Bacai Sanha Jr planned to use the proceeds to finance a coup in the West African country that would lead to his eventual presidency and establishment of a “drugs regime,” according to the statement released by the US Attorney for the Southern District of Texas. “Malam Bacai Sanha Jr. wasn’t…

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Children under 14 banned from having social media accounts in Florida

Ron DeSantis, Florida State Governor, signed a bill on Monday that will prohibit children younger than 14 from joining social media in the state. According to the report, those who are 14 or 15 will need a parent’s consent before they join a platform. The bill, HB3, also directs social media companies to delete the existing accounts of those who are under 14.  Companies that fail to do so could be sued on behalf of the child who creates an account on the platform. The minor could be awarded up…

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Putin warns NATO of World War III

Vladimir Putin, Russian President, says a direct conflict between Russia and NATO would mean that the planet is one step away from World War Three. The comments came as Putin claimed a landslide victory in Russia’s presidential election with 87.8 per cent of the votes. The US, Germany, the UK, and other nations have said the election was neither free nor fair due to the imprisonment of political opponents and censorship. During his post-election briefing, Putin said, “It is clear to everyone that this will be one step away from…

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‘Squid Game’ actor, Young-Soo convicted of sexual misconduct

Oh Young-soo, Korean actor known for his role in the hit Netflix series “Squid Game,” was found guilty of sexual misconduct by a South Korean court on Friday. The 79-year-old actor received an eight-month suspended sentence and was ordered to attend mandatory sexual violence treatment classes. According to the report, Young-soo, who won a Golden Globe Award in 2022 for his role as Player No. 001 in ‘Squid Game’, had publicly denied the charges and told reporters after the verdict that he planned to appeal the decision. A district court…

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Man sets self on fire outside Israeli embassy in US

A man said to be an active member of the US Air Force has reportedly set himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in Washington on Sunday, officials said, as media reported he was protesting the war in Gaza. Emergency responders rushed to the scene just before 1:00 pm (1800 GMT) in response to a “call for person on fire outside the Israeli Embassy,” according to a message on X, formerly Twitter, by the capital’s fire department. They arrived to find that officers from the Secret Service — the US…

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