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FG To Implement 9 Laws On Smoking In Nigeria
As the world marks this year’s World No Tobacco Day, Nigeria’s Health Minister, Isaac Adewole, has announced nine regulations in the Nigeria Tobacco Control Act that would be implemented by the federal government.

The National Tobacco Control Act was signed into law in 2015 by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The theme for this year’s event, ‘Tobacco: A Threat to Development,’ aims at highlighting the link between tobacco use and development as well as show that tobacco control can break the cycle of poverty, contribute to ending hunger, promote sustainable agriculture and economic growth, and combat climate change.

Ahead of this year’s celebration, the World Health Organization revealed that tobacco kills over seven million people annually, and is an increasing risk factor in non-communicable (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease, cancers and chronic obstructed pulmonary disease.

Earlier Mr. Adewole, a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, had told PREMIUM TIMES that the implementation of the tobacco control Act had been slow because the draft Regulations need the National Assembly approval.

Below are the regulations listed by the minister to be implemented:

1. Prohibition of the sale of tobacco products to and by anyone below age 18.

2. Ban of sale of cigarettes in single sticks; cigarettes must be sold in packs of 20 sticks only.

3. Smokeless tobacco shall be sold in a minimum of a pack of 30 grammes.

4. Ban of sale or offer for sale or distribution of tobacco or tobacco products through mail, internet, or other online devices.

5. Prohibition of interference of tobacco industry in public health and related issues.

6. Prohibition of smoking in anywhere on the premises of a child care facility, educational facility, and healthcare facility. Other prohibited for smoking include playgrounds, amusement parks, plazas, public parks, stadia, public transport, restaurants’ bar, and other public gathering spaces.

7. Prosecution of owner or manager of any of the places listed above who permits, encourages or fails to stop smoking in the above listed places.

8. Prohibition of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship of any kind.

9. Compliance with specified standards for content.

Nigeria Moves Up In June FIFA Ranking Both In Africa And World 

The Super Eagles of Nigeria has climbed up to fourth position in the latest FIFA Coca-Cola football ranking released on Thursday, also moved from 40th position from the World ranking to 38th position.

The Super Eagles who have never lose any match since German coach Gernot Rohr took over the coaching job has continued to restore their glory as the football giants of Africa.

The Super Eagles who will be playing Togo before playing their African Nations Cup Qualifiers against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the Godwill Akpabio’s Stadium in Uyo June 10.

The Super Eagles are among some countries who moved up big in the June FIFA world ranking as Burkina Faso were one of the most biggest drops by point losing 60 points.

The Super Eagles last game was against Corsica which ended in a 1-1 draw with both teams scoring from the penalty spot.

Egypt are top of the chart for Africa while Burkina Faso slide down to 7th position. Djibouti, Eritrea and Somalia occupies the last position in Africa.

Egypt and Senegal rose in the ranking, to 20th and 27th respectively.

Cameroon moved a spot up from 33rd to 32nd in the world and third on the continent.

Togo, Nigeria’s international friendly opponents, are 106th in the world with 320 points gained.

South Africa moved a step down from 64 to 65.

There were no changes in the top 10 positions in the world rankings as Brazil remained first, Argentina (2nd) Germany(3rd) Chile (4th) Colombia (5th) France(6th) Belgium(7th) Portugal(8th) Switzerland (9th) and Spain(10th)






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UK Bans Nigerian Doctor Pestering His Patients With Love Advances

A family doctor who tried to woo a patient with flowers and cheesy chat-up lines after bragging about being a 'good-looking guy' has been banned from practising in the UK for one year.

Dr Chris Uzoh, 40, spent six weeks pestering the woman to try and get a date and told her that he had 'huge earning potential'.

He also claimed to be 'the best in his medical school' as well as having written 'several well cited scientific publications'.

Dr Uzoh, who is a GP from Great Sankey, near Warrington, Cheshire, also sent her 20 text messages after getting her address and phone number from medical records.

Within 30 minutes of the appointment finishing, he texted her saying: 'Sorry for this text message but I saw you and liked you and thought we could go on a date on the future.

'I am single and looking for a serious relationship and not intending to mess about.'

He also left the patient a voice mail saying he wanted to 'hear her voice before he went to work'.

Dr Uzoh later sent her another text saying: 'I've been feeling like a schoolboy meeting a girl he fancied for the first time. I haven't felt this way in a while.'

Later the woman received a card and flowers at her home along with a further message from Uzoh adding: 'I wonder how else I would have met you if not this way.

'My heart is pure, I care, I hope it would be possible to make you mine some day.'

The unnamed patient, who lived alone urged, Uzoh to stop pestering her but he pressed on with his chat-up lines saying: 'I was trying to be romantic - I did not mean to be creepy. I was excited about you.'

Another text said: 'How is it possible that a good looking guy who is a doctor, who has a job with huge earning potential, who was the best graduating doctor in his medical school, who started out as a urological surgeon with several well-cited scientific publications, who thinks you beautiful and special, who wants you - and you wouldn't give him a chance? I've been in a Toronto and I couldn't stop thinking about you.'

The patient eventually complained to Uzoh's colleagues at the Murdishaw Health Centre in Runcorn and he was reported to the General Medical Council.

The father of two has since quit the UK and is now working in Toronto, Canada.

At the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester, Uzoh was suspended from practise in Britain for 12 months after he was found guilty of misconduct.

The incidents began between March and May last year when the woman was booked in for an appointment with Uzoh after complaining of abdominal pain.

The woman - known as Patient A - told the hearing: 'I was really shocked to get that initial message from him because I trusted him as a doctor.

'If I got that message now there is no way I would respond. I was in a difficult position particularly at that point so seeing him taking an interest was a nice thing.

'The next morning I woke up and there was a further text message and voicemail message.

'I remember I was doing my make up and getting ready for work and I saw that he was calling but I didn't want to pick up. He left a message saying: 'Hi, I just wanted to hear your voice before I start my day'.

'Everyday I looked at my phone there was something from him whether it be a text message, missed call or a voicemail message.

'As soon as I knew the flowers had been sent I knew that they would be from Dr Uzoh - there weren't many people who knew my address at the time.

'I felt sick because I live on my own and nobody knew my address apart from my family and I was scared because he had got my records so what was to say he wouldn't turn up at my door.

'That feeling lasted several months. It wasn't long after that I text him to tell him not to contact me but then five months later he contacted me again.

Christopher Hamlet, the lawyer for the GMC, said: 'She had not given him her number or any indication that she wished to be contacted by him.

'He obtained her number by looking at her medical records and sent a series of text messages, some consecutive in number and all sent in pursuit of a personal relationship which was sexually motivated.

'Patient A was at the time vulnerable. She claims at first she was flattered by these messages, however, in due course he went on to bombard her with messages, voicemails and even sent flowers to her home address.

'She said she felt sick about what happened and was concerned and scared that he had accessed her records and sent flowers to her home.'

One message sent by Patient A to Uzoh said: 'As flattered as I was at the time it all got too much too quickly.

'I feel you went too far with getting my address without my permission and it scared me a little and the thought of someone getting it so easily when I have put my trust in doctors is unnerving.

'Thank you for the flowers but I would appreciate it if you didn't do that again.'

Another to him said: 'You're being too full on - I've only met you once and I was your patient!'
Uzoh was not at the tribunal but he filed a written submission claiming his intentions towards the woman were 'noble.'

He added: 'My intention was not to prey on the patient or the patient's vulnerability. I have always been professional toward my patients and never had any issues with NHS England or the GMC.

'I regret my actions and I apologise for all the stress this may have caused the patient.'

Panel chairman Mrs Jayne Wheat said: 'It is important that patients have trust in their doctors and in the confidential nature of their medical records, and it is seriously improper for a doctor to seek to pursue a relationship of this kind with a patient, the more so when he persists in it beyond the point when the patient has made clear that his approaches are unwelcome.

'While the tribunal has found that Dr Uzoh's behaviour was sexually motivated, there was no evidence that his intentions were obscene or unlawful.'

Nigerian Govt To Establish Special Schools For Married Women- Minister

The Federal Government will establish special schools for women who abandoned school to get married, Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, has said.

“All women that married at early age will have the opportunity to continue with their education from their husbands houses. “The schools will be in two categories so as to avoid problems emanating from the establishment of the schools.

“The first category is for those who started their schooling but due to one reason or the other dropped out.

“The other category is for the Adult Literacy classes that will be established in all local governments to assist women attain certain literacy level.

“In the Adult literacy schools, the women will also be empowered with skills training during their lessons.

“The women will be trained how to make soap, local soft drink, candle, pomade, cake, local hair dressing, tailoring and other small businesses.” the minister told newsmen on Thursday in Katsina.

Mrs. Alhassan appealed to religious and traditional leaders to continue supporting ongoing efforts to boost the enrolment of the girl-child into schools nationwide.

She said that the education of female children was very important as such the leaders should encourage parents to send them to school.


Senate Confirms 15 Electoral Commissioners

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of 15 persons, out 27 nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari, as Resident Electoral Commissioners.

Mr. Buhari had on March 23 requested the Senate to screen and confirm 27 nominees to assume responsibilities as RECs, who head the operations of the the Independent National Electoral Commission at state level.

But the Senate only confirmed 15 of the nominees today, following a recommendation by its INEC committee, led by Suleiman Nazif. While presenting the committee’s report, Mr. Nazif, APC-Bauchi, said the remaining 12 nominees were still undergoing screening.

He assured that his committee would submit its report on the yet-to-be-confirmed nominees upon conclusion of their screening.

He, however, added that all the nominees, including those already confirmed and those who are still being screened, had passed security vetting.

The Senate had initially suspended the confirmation to protest the continued stay of Ibrahim Magu as acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.


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