Two Senior lecturers of the Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, Gabriel Omotoso and Aminu Imam have won three research grants.
The University of Ilorin Management disclosed that the notification was contained in separate letters signed by the Director of Professional Development Programmes, Rebecca Hadid and Alessandro Prinetti of University of Milano, Italy.
According to the letter, Mr Omotoso won the 2019 International Brain Research Organisation-African Regional (IBRO-ARC) and the International Society for Neurochemistry- Committee for Aid and Education in Neurochemistry (ISNCAEN) Research Grants.
“Imam won the International Society for Neurochemistry- Committee for Aid and Education in Neurochemistry (ISNCAEN),” it said.
It stated that the grants that came at the instance of their various research efforts are worth 5,000 euro, 4,700 dollars and 3,800 dollars respectively, and are to be used for both travelling and local expenses during their laboratory exchanges.
It added that the duo won the grants after due consideration of various entries of 12 and 33 applicants in various categories.
In his reaction, Mr Omotoso stated that the award is a competition award given to African neuroscientists for Laboratory Exchange in developed countries.
Mr Omotoso, who is also the Head of the Department of Anatomy, said that he was one of the four Africans that received the award to allow him visit a Laboratory at the University of Huddersfield, Hudderfield, United Kingdom, to carry out Neuroscience Research.
He stated that the grant sum is 5,000 euro, adding that the visit is yet to be undertaken due to COVID-19 pandemic. He explained that the study, which is still on-going, is to investigate: “the role Kolaviron and Moringa Oleifera in enhancing remyelination in models of Multiple Scleroses”.
Mr Omotoso also explained the Grants Award for Imam, saying that he received the International Society for the Neurochemistry-Committee for Aid and Education Neurochemistry (ISN-CAEN), research grant award in February.
He stated that this would enable him to visit a foreign laboratory at the Department of Human Anatomy and Embryology, UP Medicina, Universitat Jaune 1, Castelló de la Plana, Spain.
According to him, Mr Imam will undertake a three-month research and that this benefitted the grant sum of 3,800 U.S. dollars.
Africa’s 9th Richest Man Emerges As CAF President
Billionaire owner of South African side, Mamelodi Sundowns, Patrice Motsepe has emerged as the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) by acclamation.
In what was an easy end to what seemed like a titanic 4 horse race,his other three West African challengers pulled out for an easy coasting home for the mining magnate who is also a brother-in-law to South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa.
Fidelinfonews gathered that Motsepe who is ranked the 9th richest man in Africa, is the the first English speaking president of the confederation and the eighth president of the body.
With this development, His emergence has now completed a cycle of the four-founding countries of CAF providing the president. It will be recalled that CAF was founded on 8 February 1957 in Khartoum, Sudan by the football federations of Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia and South Africa. The latter was represented by a certain Mr. Fall. Owing to the apartheid policy in the country, South Africa was later kicked out. Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have produced presidents.
EXTRA: Actress Nkechi Sunday Blessing, Bobrisky Rain Insults On Each Other.
The Nollywood actress Nkechi Sunday Blessing took to her Instagram story to rain insults as well as issue warning to Idris Okuneye aka Bobrisky, after the crossdresser called her broke and classless in her comment section.
Earlier this week, a lady simply identified as Oyinda had shared a picture of her hand with the actress’s initial tattoed on it, however Nkechi replied that she hopes it’s a temporary tattoo as she has no money to dash out.
Surprisingly, the actress came out today to apologize to the fan and also asked everyone to do so on her behalf, which led to a netizen commenting that Nkechi did that out of her fear for bobrisky which apparently didn’t sit well with her.
While firing back, Bobrisky advised the actress to upgrade her level of prostitution so she can drive a better car while the actress responded that if not for her fans who are imploring her to let things go, she would have exposed a lot of Bobrisky’s dirty secret.
EXTRA: Lady With Bobrisky Tattoo Cries Out As Father Disowns Her
“Please help me!” Lady who tattoed controversial socialite and cross dresser on her back cries out as father disowns her.
Getting a tattoo of your favourite celebrity or socialite has been the trend and a strategic move for fans to get the attention of their favourite.
The lady who earlier released pictures of the tattoed face of the crossdresser Idris Okuneye aka on her back has cried out in a new video.
According to her ” my father disowned me just because I did tattoo of bobrisky on my back, ever since I drew this tattoo bobrisky didn’t show me any love, he didn’t even follow me back or anything and I did all these because of him”.
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