Monthly Archives: May 2016

REPORT CARD: NIGERIANS RATE BUHARI AFTER ONE YEAR IN OFFICE

President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn into office on May 29, 2015 carrying a huge weight on his shoulders. Expectations were high when voters hoisted him to the post in a show of strength against the incumbent Goodluck Jonathan. A member … Continue reading

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO RESTRUCTURE RESIDENCY TRAINING PROGRAMME

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has inaugurated a Ministerial Committee on the restructuring of the Residency Programme with a view to institutionalizing effective and sustainable training for doctors in the health sector. The residency-training programme is a structural, … Continue reading

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NLC CALLS OFF NATIONWIDE STRIKE

The National Executive Council of Nigeria Labour Congress just ended its emergency meeting in Abuja this Sunday evening. The National Strike and mass protests has been suspended. Here is the Communiqué: THE COMMUNIQUÉ AT THE END OF THE MEETING OF … Continue reading

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NATIONAL POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL COLLEGE RESPONDS TO FELLOWSHIP VS Ph.D ISSUE

The attention of the Management of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria has been drawn to unnecessary altercations that have recently evolved with regard to the issue of the relativity of Postgraduate Fellowships in Medicine and Dentistry vis-à-vis Ph.D … Continue reading

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MORE DOCTORS SET TO QUIT THE MEDICAL PROFESSION

About a decade ago, a doctor friend was lamenting the increasingly frustrating conditions of clinical practice. “How did you know to get out of medicine in 1978?” he asked with a smile. “I didn’t,” I replied. “I had no idea … Continue reading

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TO STRIKE OR NOT TO STRIKE: WORKERS CONFUSED OVER FG/NLC IMPASSE

Confusion seems to be the order of the day as employees and workmen from government agencies are undecided as to what definitive action is to be taken following government’s decision to thwart the efforts of Labour unions pushing for nationwide … Continue reading

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DOCTORS IN KOGI STATE MOURN DEPARTED EKITI COLLEAGUES

In a fitting tribute to colleagues who tragically lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident that occurred on Sunday, April 24th, 2016, medical doctors in Kogi State organised a two-day memorial event in their honour. As reported by Footprints, … Continue reading

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RESEARCH PROVES CAMERON WAS WRONG ABOUT NIGERIA

Despite what David Cameron says, Nigeria is not actually among the most corrupt countries in the world, according to recent research. The Prime Minister was caught on microphone describing the oil-rich nation along with Afghanistan as “possibly two of the … Continue reading

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INDEFINITE NATIONWIDE STRIKE: LABOUR UNIONS DARE BUHARI

JOINT COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE EMERGENCY MEETINGS OF THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCILS OF THE NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS, THE TRADE UNION CONGRESS AND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS HELD ON FRIDAY MAY 13, 2016 The emergency meeting debated extensively the … Continue reading

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VICE PRESIDENT EXPLAINS SUBSIDY REMOVAL

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has swiftly responded to the ongoing saga surrounding Federal Government’s decision to remove fuel subsidy and consequently increase the pump price of petroleum products. In a bold and daring manner, the Federal Government had … Continue reading

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