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British-Nigerian TV dentist, Uchenna Okoye dies at 53 after “sudden illness” in UK

British-Nigerian celebrity TV dentist, Uchenna Okoye has died at the age of 53 after a “sudden illness”, her representatives have said. The Cosmetic Dentist made numerous appearances on the ITV show, offering advice to viewers at home. She was also a regular guest on 10 Years Younger in 10 Days, Daybreak, and BBC Breakfast.

A heartbreaking statement posted on Dr. Uchenna’s Instagram said she had fallen ill at home on Friday, September 15, and died shortly after. No cause of death has been provided by her family. Her representatives told Sky News the mother-of-one was taken ill at home.

They added: “At this time, we ask for your prayers for her young daughter, her family, her team of staff at London Smiling Dental Group and her friends who are all struggling to come to terms with her loss.” Dr. Okoye was a medical expert on ITV’s This Morning and contributed to a string of other programmes, newspapers, and magazines.

She was perhaps best known for appearing on 10 Years Younger, which started on Channel 4, and its spin-off show 10 Years Younger In 10 Days on Channel 5. She also ran two London dental practices and had her own range of dental products. Dr. Okoye was born in Nigeria but relocated to the United Kingdom with her family when she was six years old. She was married to a Nigerian doctor, Dr. Chidi Ngwaba, who specializes in lifestyle medicine


SOURCE: Lindaikeji


Breaking: NNPC Sacks Top Management Staff, Give Reason

The Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) has announced the sack of all management staff with less than fifteen months to statutory retirement. The NNPC in a statement released to that effect said all affected management members in that category will be exiting the company today, September 19, 2023.

The statement which was released late on Monday via the company’s official account on X platform said the decision is in line with organizational business objectives and commitment to scale up NNPC Ltd.’s capabilities through targeted talent management and equal opportunity for all Nigerians.

The full statement reads: “In our bid to pursue effective organizational renewal to support the delivery of our strategic business objectives, it has become imperative to rejuvenate our workforce.

“Consequently, in addition to the recent exit of three (3) Executive Vice Presidents, other Management Staff with less than fifteen (15) months to statutory retirement will be exiting the Company effective 19th September 2023.

“This is in line with our commitment to scale up NNPC Ltd.’s capabilities through targeted talent management and equal opportunity for all Nigerians.”


Source; Niaja News


Northern Christians to Tinubu: You’ve allayed our fears on Muslim-Muslim ticket

An assembly of Christian youths from the 19 northern states and the Federal Capital Territory, under the aegis of the All Christian Youths in Northern Nigeria, ACYNN, has commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for running what they describe as an inclusive government.

The group said its initial reservations about Tinubu’s Muslim-Muslim leadership ticket with Vice President Kashim Shettima, had been dispelled by the inclusive nature of his appointments.

During a solidarity walk in Abuja yesterday, Dominic Alancha, the National President of the ACYNN, stated: “At one point, we questioned whether we were recognized as Nigerian citizens with a stake in our beloved country at all.

“However, President Tinubu’s swift and unprecedented appointments have not only surprised us but also resonated with many well-intentioned Nigerians.”

In particular, the group applauded the appointment of Christians to key roles in the government, including Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, and Chief of Defense Staff, General Christopher Musa.

“This signifies a significant step towards inclusivity, granting a voice to marginalised, neglected, and often forgotten Christian minorities in Northern Nigeria, especially those from the Middle Belt,” Alancha added.

The youth organization expressed specific appreciation for Gen. Musa, a Christian from Kaduna, being chosen to lead the armed forces, given his understanding of the state’s insecurity issues.

“Mr. President has also appointed General Christopher Gwabin Musa as the 18th Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, an exemplary choice who happens to be a Northern Christian. This appointment is a testament to his leadership style,” Alancha stated.

The ACYNN described Tinubu’s leadership as free from the divisive politics often seen in the Nigerian political arena, demonstrating remarkable ingenuity and inclusiveness.

“He (Tinubu) governs with remarkable ingenuity and inclusiveness, uniting all Nigerians as one united nation. We wholeheartedly appreciate his approach,” Alancha said.


Source: Vanguard