Monthly Archives: August 2017

DOCTORS IN KOGI REJECT PAYMENT OF 50% SALARIES

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kogi State on Thursday rejected the payment of 50 per cent salary to her members by the State Government. The State Chairman of NMA, Dr Godwin Tijani, in a statement in Lokoja, expressed displeasure … Continue reading

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WHY JAMB SHOULD BE SCRAPPED NOW OR NEVER

I have followed with keen interest the controversy over the announcement of cut-off marks for Nigeria’s admission processes for the 2017/2018 session, with many commentators and the general public insisting that it is unwise, insensitive and retrogressive, to reduce the cut … Continue reading

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HEALTH SECTOR: FRESH CRISIS LOOM IN KOGI STATE

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) Kogi State Chapter has warned that the state’s health sector may plunge into another round of crisis if nothing is done to avert it. The state Chairman of NMA, Dr Tijani Godwin Atayi gave the … Continue reading

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MAYWEATHER MAKES HISTORY WITH WIN OVER McGREGOR

Thousands of empty seats, many Irish supporters priced out from the arena and embarrassing problems with the Stateside pay-per-view system. After months of ceaseless hype for the coming together of these two motormouths, there was plenty of ammunition ready and … Continue reading

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DOCTORS URGE PRESIDENT BUHARI TO PATRONIZE NIGERIAN HOSPITALS

The Commonwealth Medical Association and the Nigerian Medical Association have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to, henceforth, use the State House Medical Centre, also known as Aso Rock Clinic. While the CMA said the President should lead by example and desist … Continue reading

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MILITARY CHIEF: WE MONITOR SOCIAL MEDIA FOR HATE SPEECHES

Director of Defence Information, Major-General John Enenche, has revealed that the Nigerian military have been monitoring social media for anti-government and anti-military information. The military chief said the move became necessary in the light of troubling activities and misinformation capable … Continue reading

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YET ANOTHER DOCTOR TESTS POSITIVE FOR LASSA FEVER

Another doctor has tested positive to Lassa fever at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba. The Chief Medical Director, Prof. Chris Bode, who confirmed the new case on Friday, said the doctor had had contact with the index patient. Three … Continue reading

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OUTBREAK: NEW DISEASE ROCKS KOGI STATE, NIGERIA

A strange disease, whose symptoms include diarrhea, blood-stained vomiting, and high fever has killed 50 people at Okunran, Okoloke and Isanlu-Esa villages in Yagba West Local Government of Kogi. Initial reports had suspected Lassa Fever, but medics told Dr. Saka … Continue reading

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ASUU STRIKE: MINISTER ADMITS FG’S FAULTS

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Wednesday, admitted that the Federal Government indeed failed to meet its part of the agreement reached with the Academic Staff Union of Universities last year which led to the ongoing industrial action declared … Continue reading

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N44 BILLION APPROVED BY FG FOR PAYMENT OF WORKERS’ PROMOTION ARREARS, SALARY SHORTFALL

The Federal Government has approved the sum of N44 billion for payment of backlog of promotion arrears, salary shortfalls and other staff claims owed to public servants since 2012. Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, made … Continue reading

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