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Dr Linda Iheme

I am a Dentist with focus on public health. While in dental school, I became very involved with community development work which involved providing free health care services to people in rural communities. 

I discovered that most of the persons in the communities are older adults and many of them depend only on charity organisations for health care. 

Then I said to myself “perhaps, if I can collect some data during these community-based programs, I can analyse the data, translate the findings and inform policy change that could bring about sustainable healthcare services to these communities”. 

It was then I realised that my dental background was more clinical oriented and has not prepared me for a research related career.


Setting Goals

My goal is to become a research expert so that apart from doing ground-breaking research, I can coach younger researchers to enhance their research capacity. I have also developed my online teaching capacity to enable me to teach at any part of the world through the internet.

Why Masters? In pursuit of my goal, I enrolled for Master of Science (MSc) in Public Health and health Systems, at University of waterloo. During my MSc, I prioritised equipping myself with various research methodologies. 

Hence, I took courses on statistics, epidemiology, health informatics and qualitative analysis. Eventually, I developed more interest for quantitative research. 

I went ahead to write a research paper with quantitative methods, presented it at a pan-Canadian research conference and won the research innovation award for that conference in 2018 summer. My thesis was focused on testing the feasibility and acceptability of a self-report assessment tool for community-dwelling older adults. I worked with 5 organisations in Ontario and Nova Scotia to implement this pilot project.


A PhD Researcher

With masters degree, you can do so many things but you can not lead a research team. I wanted no restriction in my research capacity. I love the idea of being a principal investigator and this is only possible if I have a PhD. So, I needed a PhD. 

Though I got PhD offers from University of Toronto and University of Waterloo, I chose Uwaterloo because of the friendly atmosphere and supervision support that graduate students at Uwaterloo enjoy. I didn’t find this level of support system elsewhere.

Uwaterloo offered me admission and full scholarship to study Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Aging, Health and Wellbeing by 2019. In particular, I am involved with international research that has championed the establishment of routine self-report assessments for older adults who reside in the community, to aid early detection of their health decline.

I currently work with older adults from Canada and Nigeria, and we are open to piloting this project in your country too. The data collected during this project will be analyzed and the findings will help inform policies that will benefit older adults in their localities. 

In addition, doing the PhD has given me the opportunity to perfect my quantitative research skills through advance courses on quantitative methodology and more practice of my data analysis skills

I have learnt a lot about research and this doctorate degree (PhD) will make me an official expert in aging research. It is worth it.


Research Interest

  • Self Report Health Assessment
  • Aging
  • Oral Health / Dental


Project Interests

  • Oral Health Awareness Campaign
  • Self Report Pilot Project Management


The Teaching Career as a Sessional Instructor

I believe in multiplying myself by passing what I already know to university level students. I knew I didnt want to be a professor-as-usual. I wanted to give my students an everlasting good learning experience. I wanted my teaching to be learners centered. Hence I embarked on learning how to teach.

First, I took the Fundamentals of University teaching certificate program from the prestigious University of Waterloo Centre for Teaching Excellence. This program was necessary as it groomed me as an early career instructor. 

During the program, I delivered several microteachings and received feedback from both instructors and fellow students.

Then, I went on to participate in the ISW (Instructional Skill Workshop) for University Instructors at University of Waterloo. For uninterupted three days, I spent time with 20 other early career instructors at University of waterloo. We gave feedback to others and recieve feedbacks on our teaching methods.

Since I was specializing in online teaching, I went ahead to take the intensive 6 weeks preceptor (Online Teaching) training from Centre for Extended Learning at University of Waterloo. This and other trainings have equipped me with the necessary skills to effective deliver courses online.

I regularly participate in trainings to update my teaching skills with current best practices.


An International Education Consultant @ Vantage Migration

When I saw how leaving my home country to study in Canada transformed me and quickened the realization of my career goals, I vowed to make the journey easier for other students that would like to follow this path. So, I started a company called Vantage Migration through which we coach both education agents and students on how prepare/submit exceptional application documents in order to gain admission and full scholarship in top Universities abroad.



Our trainings are most helpful to students who are looking to study post-graduate diploma courses, graduate certifcate programs, course based masters, research based masters, and PhD programs in abroad.



Book appointment via email




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Can Bitcoin Become the Next Global Reserve Currency?



One of the most interesting trends surfacing in the crypto industry today is the increasing likelihood of Bitcoin emerging as the next global reserve currency – something that Bitcoin fundamentalists have been preaching for the last decade. 

With the combination of transparency and decentralized trust brought on by the blockchain, individuals and companies across the world have had the opportunity to participate in a free financial system since the emergence of Bitcoin some twelve years ago. 

Since the dawn of Blockchain, trust in this trustless system has been slowly rising with a diverse range of individuals, institutional investors, and even world governments investing in the technology and the various tokens in circulation today. One result of this has been the free flow of liquidity across borders in a remarkably revolutionary way – satisfying the ever-growing need for a more efficient global financial system. 

Mr. Yoon Kim is an accomplished and dynamic crypto analyst and strategist. He successfully built the TMT sector of Tremblant Capital and helped the company increase its AUM from $200 million to $5 billion in five-years’ time. He then launched Vestry Capital, a global TMT equity fund as the head of which he served as an advisor and consultant to various hedge funds and blockchain projects.

With his 20 years of experience in investing and in the blockchain industry, Mr. Kim acutely understands these shifts in the global financial system. 

For that reason, one of the key topics of conversation during The New Normal of Blockchain & Cryptocurrency panel which AIKON organized in late October was “where the future lies for the USD and its long-term position as the world’s reserve currency”. 

Mr. Kim indicated that the USD losing some of its standing in the global financial system and possibly its status as the reserve currency as an inevitable product of blockchain’s accessibility and decentralization. 

As Mr. Kim has pointed out, the current financial system has been in place since World War II – 75 years now! On average, global financial systems have typically lasted for ~70-80 years each. We are, then, coming to the end of an era and can stand with bated breath awaiting the next financial revolution. 

Moreover, history has shown that significant global events often precede the breakdown of institutionalized financial systems. For the Pax Britannica, it was World War I. For the global financial system, we have today, it may very well be the impact of COVID-19 on the world economy. 

Having been a staple of the global economy, and considering the turmoil, the US has endured throughout 2020, USD is in serious danger of being dislodged from the position of power it has enjoyed over the last three-quarters of the 21st century. 

Given the amount of influence that US politics now has on the rest of the world, and being mindful that the level of engagement that USD (as a global reserve currency) will have on the rest of the world after the presidential election will probably never reach the levels from 40 – 50 years ago when it was at its peak. With the decrease in the level of engagement of the US with the world economy after the Soviet Union dissolution, what we see now are the effects of the politics that took 20 years to materialize. 

In that sense, Mr. Kim pointed out that it is very probable that USD is about to be dethroned as the most important currency in the world. 

And while there are those who would like to see the Chinese RMB take its place, Mr. Kim considers this very unlikely to happen. For one, dethroning USD from the position of the global reserve currency would put a significant amount of pressure and responsibility on the Chinese financial system, responsibilities the country seems to be shunning presently. For instance, China has been accused of intentionally increasing demand which then leads to an increase in the prices of international commodities. 

Therefore, the question is what will supplant USD as the global reserve currency or at least become an alternate reserve currency running in parallel with USD?

Mr. Kim stated that Bitcoin seems to fit perfectly, especially taking into account the timing of its rise, as well as its ability to cross borders with very little effort. 

As political and economic relations between the US and China continue to collapse, it is becoming increasingly unlikely that either the USD or RMB will be viewed as a viable global reserve currency going forward. 

Bitcoin may prove to be the thing that both nations, as well as the rest of the world, decide they can live within the upcoming decades. 

While the Chinese government is actively restricting crypto trades, there is massive support within the government for cryptocurrencies and blockchain. This implies that they have a long-term strategy in place, where Bitcoin would be used to dislodge the USD as the global reserve currency. 

In the same way, we’re seeing the causality of the US global economics politics conducted in the past 20 years and its effect on the situation now, there is a good chance that 20 years from now we will have Bitcoin as the reserve currency of the world simply because it will not be controlled by any one nation and its financial system. 

Should Mr. Kim’s predictions come to be realized, individual and corporate players in this new market that is quickly gaining momentum should be preparing for the shift.

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Adam Nuru of FCMB Biography, Wikipedia, Real Age, Education, Net Worth




Adam Nuru Biography

Adam Nuru graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he studied Business Administration with specialization in Finance. He also holds a master’s degree from Bayero University, Kano and has attended management programmes at leading international educational institutions.

He is a fellow of the Institute of Economics of Nigeria, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Treasury Management and member of Nigerian Institute of Management, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria among others. He is the Vice Chairman of Institute of Strategic Management.


Adam Nuru Banking Career

He has been in the banking industry for over 28 years’ and his experience covers Corporate Finance, Consumer Banking, Public Sector, Treasury, Commercial/Retail Banking and Human Resources Management.

Mr. Nuru began his banking career at the Nigerian Agricultural & Cooperative Bank and has also worked at Oceanic Bank and FSB International Bank (Now Fidelity Bank), where he headed Public Sector, later Retail Banking (Lagos), and eventually Human Resources Management Group.

He joined FCMB in 2005 as Head of Enterprise Management overseeing Human Resources, Administration & Logistics and Branch Development.

And left FCMB to join FinBank Plc in 2009 as Executive Director, North Nigeria and rejoined FCMB as Executive Director Abuja & Northern Nigeria, following the merger of FCMB and FinBank in 2012.

Adam Nuru was appointed as the MD/CEO of FCMB in March 2017 after the regulatory and mandatory 10 years board membership of Ladi Balogun, the former MD expired.

FCMB saw its FCMB (UK) Limited’s business expanded from a wholesale banking operation license to include personal and business banking license in United Kingdom under his leadership.


Adam Nuru Banking Experience

Mr. Adam Nuru holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a specialisation in Finance from the Ahmadu Bello University.

He has over 20 years experience covering Corporate Finance, Consumer Banking, Public Sector, Treasury, Commercial/Retail Banking and Human Resources Management. Mr. Nuru began his career at the Nigerian Agricultural & Cooperative Bank. He also worked at Oceanic Bank and FSB International Bank (Now Fidelity Bank), where he headed Public Sector, later Retail Banking (Lagos), and eventually Human Resources Management Group. He joined FCMB in 2005 as Head of Enterprise Management overseeing Human Resources, Administration & Logistics and Branch Development.

He joined FinBank Plc in 2009 as Executive Director, North Nigeria and rejoined FCMB as Executive Director Abuja & North Nigeria, following the merger of FCMB and FinBank in 2012.


Adam Nuru Wikipedia & Scandal

The Board of Directors of the First City Monument Bank has said it is currently reviewing allegations of unethical conduct against its Managing Director, Adam Nuru.

Nuru has been at the centre of a marriage scandal involving Moyo Thomas, a former employee of the bank, and his late husband, Tunde Thomas.

A petition initiated by friends of the deceased, on Thursday had alleged that Tunde died of depression after discovering that his supposed two children with Moyo belong to the FCMB MD.

It also called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to sack Nuru, while demanding a comprehensive investigation into the matter.

“This is a case of gross misconduct based on ethical grounds and an unjustifiable economic oppression by the elite (Adam Nuru) against the underprivileged in the society,” the petition, which has already garnered over 700 signatures, reads.

Apparently, Tunde met someone else he was going to remarry but apparently didn’t recover from the first Marriage issues. Tunde was just made director for the MFB he works for. Got back from work last week and had a cardiac arrest 2 days before introduction to pregnant new girlfriend.





Kwara State





Adam Nuru Family

Adam Nuru hails from Kwara state, he is married to Hauwa Nuru and they are blessed with children.


Adam Nuru Net Worth 

FCMB saw its FCMB (UK) Limited’s business expanded from a wholesale banking operation license to include personal and business banking license in United Kingdom under his leadership.

Adam Nuru’s leadership of the FCMB have seen the size of the bank increased significantly: Assets of FCMB grew from N1.19 trillion in 2017 to N1.78 trillion by end of 2019. Likewise, FCMB customer deposit grew by N265 billion between 2017 and end of 2019. Profit Before Tax also at N20billion as at end of 2019 financial year from N12billion at end of 2017.


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Ogunshola Shakirat Titilope – A Vantage Migration Scholar to Rwanda




Ogunshola Shakirat Titilope is a smart young lady with a clean reputation across many fields of her endeavors and she maintains a smart academic record as she aims for greater heights. She is from the heart of Abeokuta,Ogun state.

Ogunshola Shakirat Titilope is a real estate agent and a part time model. She dearly aims to be  a brand ambassador if presented with the opportunity.

She found Dr Linda Iheme page through a friend that asked her to follow her the page. This was when Dr Linda wanted to give out International passport to about 7 individuals in which her friend turn out to be among the lucky winners. 

So since then, she became an active follower with the hope to also participate for the next passport giveaway that comes around not knowing she would be winning something much better!!!

Qualifying for the Rwanda trip is she a wonderful feeling to her. She narrated how happy and overwhelmed she felt when she was announced as the winner.  

Her advise to the rest of Dr linda’s followers is to stay consistent, never give up. If you don’t win now, just be active and consistent on her page and also be happy for others win because your turn will surely come!!!

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