Monthly Archives: May 2017

LUTH: TEN RESIDENT DOCTORS INJURED DURING CLASH WITH SECURITY MEN

Ten members of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba Chapter, were allegedly injured by some security men from the teaching hospital on Wednesday during a clash. Dr Adebayo Sekunmade, the president of the ARD … Continue reading

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PASSAGE OF MEDICAL RESIDENCY BILL WILL GUARANTEE AN END TO DOCTORS’ STRIKE

The incessant strikes by doctors in the country will end with the passage of a  bill to regulate the Medical Residency Programme, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has said. Dogara spoke at a two-day Public Hearing organized … Continue reading

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THE ‘ONE-OFF’ PILL THAT CAN CAUSE TWO STONE WEIGHT LOSS

Millions of Britons could lose more than two stone by taking a pill which contains a balloon, a study suggests. The results – unveiled at the world’s largest obesity conference – showed it can be an effective alternative to weight loss … Continue reading

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POPE NAMES PORTUGUESE CHILDREN SAINTS AFTER 1OO YEARS

Pope Francis was greeted by crowds of hundreds of thousands as he made saints of two shepherd children at the Fatima shrine complex in Portugal. “We declare the blissful Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto saints,” the pontiff said to loud … Continue reading

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A CLIMATE LEADER AT THE UN: BUILDING A CLIMATE-RESILIENT MINDSET

Dr. Daniel Chidubem Gbujie is a Climate Reality Leader who recently attended the Climate Reality Project (CRP) training in Denver, Colorado in March 2017, facilitated by former US Vice President, Al Gore. As one of his first Acts of Leadership … Continue reading

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FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOCTORS DUMP NIGERIA FOR OVERSEAS

No fewer than 15,000 medical doctors have left Nigeria for overseas in search of greener pastures. A reliable source at the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) revealed that “over 15,000 doctors have travelled out of Nigeria to developed … Continue reading

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DOCTORS IN KOGI STATE BEGIN INDEFINITE STRIKE OVER UNPAID SALARIES

The Kogi chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has directed its members to embark on an indefinite strike over government’s failure to pay doctors’ salaries. A communique jointly signed by its Chairman, Dr Tijani Godwin, and Secretary, Dr Zubair … Continue reading

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PUBLIC NOTICE: AUTHORS IN KOGI STATE FLAG OFF HISTORIC LITERARY CONTEST FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

In an attempt to address the rot in the country’s educational sector, the Kogi State Chapter of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) has flagged off the 2017 edition of the prestigious ANA/Yusuf Ali Literary Competition, with this year’s focus … Continue reading

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DOCTORS VEHEMENTLY OPPOSE PLANNED HARMONIZATION OF HEALTH WORKERS’ SALARIES

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has called on the Federal Government to shelve its planned harmonisation of salaries of health workers in the country. The association’s position is contained in a communiqué issued by Mike Ogirima, President of NMA, on … Continue reading

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