Spotlighting our celebrated women 


Welcome to Spotlight... a section in which we'll feature interviews with or articles about 96 alumnae who have interesting careers, a story to tell, or who have made a difference to others' lives in some way.


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Dr (Mrs) Kariba Akhidue


Kariba Akhidue (nee George) is a Consultant Physician in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH). She was born in Port Harcourt and hails from Buguma in Asari-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State.

After graduating from FGGC Abuloma in 1996, she went on to study Medicine at the University of Port Harcourt. Afterwards, she completed her internship at Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital, Port Harcourt. She became a Registrar in internal medicine at UPTH in 2006 and then went on to be a Senior Registrar in 2012.

Kariba worked as a Senior Registrar until October 2015 when she had the best result in the Part 2 Fellowship Examination of the West African College of Physicians (Int. Med-Endocrinology) and was given the Award of Excellence by the Association of Resident Doctors, UPTH and became a Consultant. In December 2015 she won a grant to present her research work at the World Diabetes Congress in Vancouver, Canada. She is a fellow of the West African College of Physicians and a member of a number of professional associations incluging the Endocrine and Metabolism Society of Nigeria, Diabetes Association of Nigeria, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, European Association for the Study of Diabetes, among others.

Kariba is married to Dr Dennis Akhidue and is a mother of 3 (three) lovely children. Her hobbies are reading, singing and travelling.

Kariba was in Primrose House and would be described by many as calm, soft-spoken and intelligent. She believes that her experiences in FGGC Abuloma helped to build and mould her into this distinguished woman she has now become. She has always thought that if she could survive FGGC Abuloma, then she can survive any challenge that comes her way in life.

Federal Government Girls’ College Abuloma, Class of 96 Alumnae is honoured to be associated with this remarkable woman.



Kariba Akhidue


Favourite memories of Abuloma?




The times we did things together like  preparing for  Christmas party, preparing for interhouse sports etc.

What part of the Abuloma experience has helped you the most?



The discipline in the boarding house

What was your first job?



Internship Doctor at Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital

Are you involved in any charity work?




Who's influenced your life most (and why)?



My Dad because he was always there to advise me and guide me in the right steps to take in life.

What do you consider to be your biggest achievement?



My Fellowship Award  of the West African College of Physicians

What inspires you in your work?



The smile on the faces of my patients when they become better.

What's the best piece of advice you could give a young alumna?



Hard work and perseverance pays!

What are you passionate about?



Reaching out to those in need and Saving lives

What's your favourite pastime/relaxation activity?



Singing and Meditating on inspiring gospel songs

What's your favourite travel destination?



Orlando, Florida

What three things can you not live without?



God, my family and career.

What advice would you give for those who want to pursue a medicine as a career?



You must work hard and be studious and ready to serve humanity.

What attracted you to studying medicine?



It is a noble profession and its service to humanity.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?


Always put your trust in God and never give up and He will bring it to pass

Describe your perfect day…

My perfect day would be to go outing with my husband and kids having fun maybe in a park or sightseeing.

Spotlight Q & A on Kariba
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  • Puabra Uzor (nee Gbeworo) (Sunday, December 11 16 10:08 am GMT)

    Congratulations Kariba...you are indeed one of the wonderful epitome of our dear Alma Mater. God shall continue to set you apart from your peers. Kudos!!!

  • Abiye Kemi Olatoke (nee Elebe) (Saturday, December 03 16 12:50 pm GMT)

    Well done Dr Kariba, you have not only made our set proud but also shed the spotlight on our country in a positive way. Kudos.

  • Uchechi Nwanekezie (Thursday, November 24 16 07:18 am GMT)

    Like we used to say back in abuloma, 'more grease to your elbows, and more Vaseline to your muscles.' I am proud to say,'i know her.' keep shinning Kariba. God's grace.

  • Okobiemen Omoye Odion (Wednesday, November 23 16 07:40 pm GMT)

    Same house, same class, same town, same market😁. So so proud of u girl! A blessing to abuloma, Ur nation, the world at large. God bless U. Keep it up!!!!

  • Zainab M Ali (Wednesday, November 23 16 07:21 pm GMT)

    Well done Kariba. You've made us proud. More grease to your elbows.

  • Nimi (Wednesday, November 23 16 05:27 pm GMT)

    Well done Kariba. Keep the flag flying.

  • Omolola (Wednesday, November 23 16 05:04 pm GMT)

    Well done Kariba👍🏿 👍🏿Big thumbs up to you. I am really proud of all your good work and I am sure greater things will come.






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