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QUEEN NIMAT: STRONG CHARACTER, GREAT PERSONALITY

Kogi born Queen Nimat Siaka is a distinguished graduate of sociology from the University of Ilorin. Towards the end of her National Youth Service Year, in October 2015, she was crowned Miss Curvy Nigeria Tourism. Queen Nimat has been a dedicated volunteer philanthropist who has … Continue reading

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FG DIRECTS CBN TO EFFECT PAYMENT OF SALARY ARREARS TO RESIDENT DOCTORS

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has reportedly begun the payment of backlog of salary arrears to resident doctors nationwide. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, who made the revelation yesterday at the resumed negotiations between government … Continue reading

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50% SALARY DEBACLE: INDUSTRIAL ACTION IMMINENT

The crisis between the Kogi State government and it’s workers is taking a new twist as the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP) say they are firmly in support of the impending resumption of the earlier … Continue reading

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COURT RESTRAINS JUTH FROM SACKING RESIDENT DOCTORS

An Industrial Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday stopped the management of Jos University Teaching Hospital from sacking its resident doctors. JUTH, in moving to sack the doctors, relied on the Federal Government circular of 2013, which stipulated that the … Continue reading

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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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