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Brain drain: Nigeria loses 200 pharmacists to Canada, others in one year

Ogunjemiyo said: “So within the last one year, we have lost about 200 pharmacists to brain drain. Most of them have gone to Canada and other developed countries.”

By Jeffrey Agbo

No less than 200 pharmacists have left Nigeria for greener pastures in the last one year, this is according to Olabode Ogunjemiyo, National Chairman, Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN).

Ogunjemiyo spoke on Monday at a news conference during its 23rd Annual National Scientific Conference themed ”COVID-19 Experience: Expanding the Role of Health System Pharmacists” in Lafia.

He said that those who have left the country did so because of poor practice environment, insecurity, poor condition of services.

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“I remember a colleague of mine who was traveling from Owo, in Ondo State where we practice, to Benin in Edo State tate.

“He was kidnapped along the way. As soon as he was released, he immediately left the country with his family. So those are the major reasons.

“So within the last one year, we have lost about 200 pharmacists to brain drain. Most of them have gone to Canada and other developed countries,” he said.

Ogunjemiyo noted that the situation as at now was that the pharmacists were more at the top level and few at lower level because once they come in and see better opportunity abroad, they take off.

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Ogunjemiyo said during the conference, the association would pay courtesy call on dignitaries in the state, conduct health walk against drug abuse, health outreach for indigenes at the Emir of Lafia’s palace, town hall meeting and plenary sessions.

“This is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility carried out regularly and during conferences of this magnitude.

“It is meant to complement efforts of Nasarawa Government in improving the health of its citizenry.

“About 1,000 indigenes are expected to benefit from the medical outreach and they will enjoy pharmaceutical care, free of charge,” he said.

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We condemn taking more than one wife, but find it respectable to marry one and secretly cheat with many — Yul Edochie’s brother, Uche (Video)

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We condemn marrying more than one wives, but find it respectable to marry one and cheat with many — Yul Edochie's brother, Uche (Video)

We condemn marrying more than one wives, but find it respectable to marry one and cheat with many — Yul Edochie's brother, Uche (Video)

Brother of a famous Nollywood actor, Uche Edochie, weighs in on the unending backlashes trailing Yul Edochie after taking a second wife.

It would be recalled that the marriage of Yul Edochie with the first wife had been through staggering points following the announcement of the second wife.

In a lengthy post via Instagram, Uche slammed society for worshipping lies than facing the truth.

uche edochie

He questioned which is better between a man marrying more than one wife legally or a man secretly cheating on his only wife.

“What is more admirable between honesty and deception? Most people will tell you that it is honesty and even proceed to quote a part of scripture that says, ‘The truth shall set you free’.

But none of this is true though. Society does not value honesty and the truth will only make you enemies. It doesn’t set you free. Not on this planet. If we all went around speaking our minds, we will either end up dead or in jail. We are encouraged to tell the truth but vilified when we do. Isn’t that something?

So we lie to our wives, husbands, parents, children and all of society. We lie to protect them because we know that they cannot handle the truth. That is why we lie.

yul edochie

The most controversial thing you can do today is not killing, cheating or stealing. Society does this everyday enmass. The most controversial thing you can do is to tell the truth. A lie is like a bottle of soda. It tastes good but it isn’t good for us.

Truth on the other hand is like quinine. The taste is horrible but healthy and curative. That is why we have adverts of your coca colas and pepsis plastered all over the world but not quinine. A lie simply tastes better.

And this my friends is why we celebrate cheaters and attack truth tellers. We consider it more respectable for a man to marry one wife and quietly cheat on her with multiple women than for him to marry two or more of these women, making his feelings for them official and respectable.

It seems to me that the issues we face in life are not because we are imperfect humans. We struggle as a society simply because we cannot handle the truth.”

In a follow-up video, Uche Edochie quizzed his fans on whether or not society should condemn a mistake or should the mistake be worked on.

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Bovi romantically hypes wife as they mark 13th wedding anniversary (Video)

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Bovi romantically hypes wife as they mark 13th wedding anniversary (Video)

Popular standup comedian, Bovi Ugboma celebrates their 13th wedding anniversary with his darling wife, Kris Asimonye Ugboma.

Taking to Instagram to flatter his wife, Bovi applauded her for taming him from a ‘wild animal to a domestic one.’

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He further showered accolades on her for carrying their three kids for 27 months while maintaining her beauty.

Kris Ugboma who could not get enough of her husband’s jokes laughed joyfully despite backing the camera all through.

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“🤣🤣🤣 13/13. Me and @krisasimonye #anniversaire,” Bovi wrote while sharing the video.

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The mother of three also took to her Instagram page to share a throwback photo of themselves from 13 years ago with the caption;

“This is us 13 years ago ready to say I do 😃.”

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Wizkid reveals he's been using same phone number for 8 years

Nigerian superstar singer, Wizkid has revealed that he’s been using the same phone number for the last eight years.

Wizkid disclosed this when asked in an interview with Apple Music, if he still had the “Ojuelegba number”. 

Responding to the question, Wizkid revealed that he still has the same phone and even got a new phone recently.

The interviewer who interjected said she would have changed her phone number if she was in Wizkid’s shoes after his “Ojuelegba” single became a global hit.

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Wizkid reveals he's been using same phone number for 8 years

She added that she would have also changed her phone number after the “Brown Skin Girl” collaboration with American music star, Beyonce, in her Lion King album. Wizkid however laughed at this.

When asked if he would be blocking people on his new phone, he laughed and said he has already done so many blockings on his old number over the years.

He also said that he’s keeping the old number because not a lot of people have it.

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