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Bauchi’s first Professor of Neurosurgery, Abdu Ibrahim, has passed away

The first Neurosurgery Professor in Bauchi State, Abdu Ibrahim, is dead.

He was said to have died on Thursday at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, after a protracted illness.

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, who is currently on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, commiserated with the family, friends and associates of the late professor.

He also described the death as a “monumental loss” not only to his immediate family but to Bauchi State and the country in general.The governor, in a message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mukhtar Gidado, which he made available to journalists on Friday, said the deceased contributed immensely to the development of the health sector in Bauchi

Gidado, in a statement, said, “The late Professor Abdu Ibrahim will greatly be remembered by the citizens of the State because of his dogged commitment and enormous contributions in the area of the healthcare delivery system since the creation of Bauchi State.

“As the first Professor of Neurosurgery in Bauchi State, the late Professor Abdu Ibrahim was a nationalist, a public health care icon. His death is a monumental loss to the entire nation.

Source: PUNCH

In other news-Nigeria move to 39th in latest FIFA rankings

Nigeria have moved up a place in the latest FIFA men’s rankings for June, The PUNCH reports.


The Super Eagles, who were ranked 40th in the world in the ranking released in May, gained six points and moved to 39th.

The Eagles’ rise in the rankings was largely due to their impressive performance in the recent Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone in the month under review. Read more

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