Dr. Bennet Ifekandu Omalu Awarded Honorary Doctor of Science Degree [2016]

Dr. Bennet Ifekandu Omalu, the man who discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) has received a honorary Doctor of Science degree from the Xavier University in Louisiana in the United States of America, for massive contributions to science.

In the words of Dr. Bennet Ifekandu Omalu on receiving the honour:

“Got an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Xavier University of Louisiana today. I am deeply grateful and thankful.”

Dr. Omalu is a Nigerian forensic pathologist and medical examiner who was first to discover and publish findings of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) while conducting autopsy on former Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster in 2002.

Webster had died suddenly and unexpectedly, following years of struggling with cognitive and intellectual impairment, destitution, depression and suicide attempts. Although his brainlooked normal at autopsy, Omalu conducted independent and self-financed tissue analysis.

Dr. Bennet Ifekandu Omalu fought against efforts by National Football League to suppress his research on the brain damage suffered by professional football players.

Will Smith portrayed him in the movie “Concussion” which depicts the 47-year-old doctor’s efforts to publicize CTE.

Bishop Emmanuel Jatau Acquires Dual First Class Masters Degrees

Bishop Emmanuel Jatau, the Presiding Bishop of faithHill Prophetic Assembly International, Abuja, has bagged dual first class Masters Degree of the Pan African Institute for Development in West Africa located in Cameroon.

Bishop Jatau, who enrolled at the institute in 2014, according to the Statement of Result of the institute, finished with an overall cumulative grade for both courses between 3.8 to 4.00 points which is the First Class category of the institution.