News roundup: FMC Makurdi doctors strike, Akure court places incredible bail, CAF Awards

Hello everyone! Wow, it’s the first weekend of the year! Time flies, guys. This time last week, it was a totally different year. Well, that’s just swell. There’s news today, guys. The CAF Awards was held last night in Abuja, Nigeria. However, the biggest award of the night, the African Footballer of the Year, was not won by a Nigerian. Also, why would anyone give doctors a reason to go on strike?

CAF Awards gala holds in Abuja

Last night, the International Conference Centre, Abuja, was abuzz. Various superstars and celebrities stormed the venue for the 25th edition of the CAF Awards. I need not tell you that it was a blast; celebs like Femi Kuti, Omawunmi, Reekado Banks, Yemi Alade performed at the event. To top it all off, various Nigerian football personalities won big. However, the African Player of the Year went to Riyad Mahrez of Algeria and Leicester City. Well, that was the right man to win it, in my opinion. Meanwhile, former Player of the Year Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lost his luggage at the airport, so he had nothing to wear to the CAF Awards ceremony. He came in a T-shirt. Man, that must have felt quite awkward

Akure court slams N500, 000 bail on a man

However, while we were waiting for the awards night to start, something weird happened yesterday. An Akure court slammed a N500,000 bail on a  man in custody. His reason? He received a Tecno Phantom pad worth N450,000. This is one case of someone getting in trouble for a crime he did not commit. Allegedly, someone else stole the pad and gave it to him. Therefore, when the real owners of the pad found him out, he could not explain how it came to be in his possession. So, he is the one in custody. However, the dude that stole the pad is on the run. Here’s the moral of the story: only buy your stuff from trustworthy sources.

Doctors at FMC, Makurdi protest salary irregularities

Meanwhile, doctors in the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi, have vowed to go on strike. From Monday next week, the doctors will be on strike for one week. They are protesting irregularities in their salaries and promotion. The President of the Association of Resident Doctors, Dr. Michael Ijiko, led the protests that happened within the hospital premises. He said that doctors in FMC, Makurdi are not paid the same wages as their counterparts elsewhere. He regretted that they had to take this action, but they had no other choice. Well, doctors do not mess around; I do not see why they should ever have a reason to go on strike.

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