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1,000 Nigerians die annually of disease epidemics – ex-LUTH chief

No fewer than 1,000 Nigerians die annually as a result of disease epidemics, a public health expert, Prof. Akin Osibogun, said on Saturday in Lagos.

Geriatric Centre will meet growing population demands – UCH chief

The newly inaugurated Geriatric Rehabilitation Centre at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State, will meet the growing demands for the care of the aged in Nigeria.

Police confirm release of kidnapped hospital chief

The Ebonyi Police Command on Sunday, confirmed the release of the kidnapped Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA) Dr Emeka Ogah.

Security men, cleaners protest, lock University College Hospital gates

Patients and staff of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, experienced difficulty in gaining entry into the hospital premises on Monday morning after security men and cleaners at the facility embarked on a strike, locking the two gates leading to the hospital.

UniAbuja Teaching Hospital contract staff protest over non-payment of salary

Contract staff comprising cleaners, security guards and potters at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) on Monday staged a peaceful protested over non-payment of their six months salary arrears.

Suspected case of monkey pox discovered in Edo

The patient is currently receiving treatment at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.

Medical, dental consultants threaten to shut down JUTH

The Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) has threatened to shut down the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) if the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Professor Edmund Banwat, does not resolve all contending issues bedevilling the institution before November 30th, 2017.

Abdulrasheed Maina saga shouldn’t have occured – Ex-President Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo (OBJ) has challenged the Federal Government to get serious with its fight against corruption, even as he berated the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration over the recent reinstatement of former chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina.

FMC Makurdi engages NMA over strike

The Management of Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Makurdi, has commenced discussion with striking members of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in the state.

LASUTH to commence full cardiac surgery – CMD Adewole Oke

As part of efforts to stem overseas medical tourism by Nigerians, the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, says it will soon begin full cardiac surgery.

OOUTH generates N294m in 8 months – CMD Alfred Jaiyesimi

The Chief Medical Director (CMD), Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Prof. Alfred Jaiyesimi, said on Monday that the hospital generated about N294 million between January and August.

No allocation to Aso Rock clinic in 2017 – Presidency

The Presidency has said that there was no allocation to the State House Medical Centre (SHMC) in 2017 contrary to the claim that the facility received N11.01 billion as appropriation between 2015 and 2017.

Nigeria needs manpower to develop infrastructure – CMD chief

Director-General, Centre for Management Development (CMD), Dr. Kabir Usman, says Nigeria needs very skilled manpower to develop the country’s infrastructure.

Benin monarch condemns strikes by health workers

The Oba of Benin, Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare N’Ogidigan II, has charged doctors and other health workers across the country to end the incessant strikes currently ravaging the medical sector.

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Long queues resurface in Lagos, petrol hawkers back

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Governor Okowa signs Delta’s N308 billion 2018 budget into law

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PENGASSAN suspends nationwide strike

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