Day: March 25, 2019

70 Nigerian Healthworkers In The UK NHS Honoured At Posh Gala Award Night

All roads led to the Grange City Hotel London last Saturday, as 70 most outstanding Nigerian healthcare professionals in the United Kingdom were recognised and celebrated for their contributions to the National Health Service (NHS).

Saturday’s event was the first time Nigerian healthcare professionals were presented under one roof celebrating each other.

According to one of the events organisers, Dr Abbey Akinoshun, “The event was awesome”!

Awards were presented to deserving professionals in Consultants, nursing. Midwifery, mental nursing, surgery, General Practitioners, dentistry, carers, medical technicians, trauma care, and several other fields.

The occasion was graced by all the Who’s Who in the Nigerian UK Diaspora including Lord Victor Adebowale, CEO, Turning Point, Nero Ughwujabo, Special Advisor to the British Prime Minister, Theresa May on social justice & young people, Yvonne Coghill, Director of Race Equality, NHS, Dr Dapo Williams, Philanthropist & Community Leader, Dr Alistair Soyode, Founder & CEO of BEN Television and Ayan De First, Cultural Ambassador.

Also present at the occassion were His excellency, Ambassador Oguntade, the Nigerian High Commissioner, Honourable Abike Dabiri, Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora Affairs and Professor Adewole, Minister of Health, Nigeria who both flew in from Abuja, Nigeria specially for the event.


Comedian Akpos Makes History With 75 Mins Straight Stand-Up Comedy Show In London

It was great night for lovers of comedy and entertainment when UK based Nigerian comedian Akpos Ogagbe, stagged his first “one man show” tagged An hour with Akpos in London.

The multi award winning funnyman regalled his guests with hilarious and eye watering tales about his life experiences including, growing up in Nigeria and being an immigrant in the UK; religion, trending news and much more topical issues.

The evening hosted by London Events Host, Mc Cole, also featured other stand up comedians such as Njambi: British Kenyan, President Obonjo, ADE and Instagram sensation Klinton cod.

Musical entertainment was provided by Deoba Authentic and Bayo Bayz.

Dj Mind the gap was the Man on d wheels of steel, dishing out and keeping the guests on thrilled with various tracks.

Over 200 guests attended what has been described as a Night of laughter, music and dance.

The event which held at Alpha Lounge, Lewisham south east London, makes Akpos the first UK Nigerian Comedian to perform an uninterrupted stand-up comedy set for a straight 75 mins – an extra 15 minutes on top of that the advertised 60 minutes schedule!

*Pictures credit: JP Kingz


Police Launch Murder Investigation Following Fatal Stabbing In Posh North London Surburb

A murder investigation is underway after a man was stabbed to death in a leafy affluent surburb of North London.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a fatal stabbing in Pinner.

Officers were called at approximately 06:00hrs on Sunday, 24 March to reports of a man found suffering stab injuries inside a newsagent in Marsh Lane.

London Ambulance Service also attended the scene but the adult male, was pronounced dead at the scene at 06:46hrs.

It is believed the 54-year-old was attacked while opening Marsh Food and Wine in Pinner at about 06:00 GMT, the Met Police said.

Enquiries continue to establish the man’s identity and inform his next of kin.

A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command investigate – Detective Chief Inspector Simon Stancombe said:

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area around Marsh Lane this morning and saw anything of interest to contact police.

“This was a violent robbery that has escalated, resulting in the murder of a man. It appears the till was stolen from the shop during this robbery and this may have been discarded by the suspect. If you have come across this, we want to hear from you.

“I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw a black Vauxhall Astra that was driven away at speed, south down Cecil Park immediately after the attack.

“We think that car was parked in Cecil Park prior to the murder – if you saw this, or have any other information that could help us progress this investigation, I would urge you to get in contact.”

A crime scene remains in place at Marsh Lane. Local officers are in the area and available should residents have concerns or information they wish to pass on.

Anyone with information can also contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD1653/24Mar.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

There have been no arrests; enquiries continue.

MetPolice Newsdesk