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NAFDAC staff embark on indefinite strike

Medical and Health Workers Union chapter of National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Friday embarked on indefinite strike, demanding improved welfare.

Zamfara has 23 doctors in 24 hospitals – Minister

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that Zamfara State with 24 state hospitals has only 23 doctors managing these health institutions.

Fed govt urges health workers to shelve planned strike

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has appealed to National Association of Joint Health Sector Unions ( JOHESU) to shelve planned strike commencing at midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Why we ignored Reps’ directive on HMO accreditation – NHIS

The National Health Insurance Scheme has given reasons why it continued with the accreditation of Health Management Organisations despite a resolution by the House of Representatives asking the NHIS to suspend the exercise.

UDUTHS partners with Sokoto govt on healthcare delivery

Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital Sokoto (UDUTHS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sokoto State Government on strategic partnership to boost healthcare delivery in the state.

Fed govt confirms outbreak of yellow fever

The Federal Government has confirmed a case of Yellow Fever in a young girl in Oke Owa Community, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.

Health minister urges synergy among regulatory bodies

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has urged leaders of Health professional bodies to ensure harmonious working relationship among their members.

Fed govt moves to decrease patients waiting time in hospitals

The Federal Government has been urged to provide adequate medical staff, infrastructure and staff training as part of the strategy to reduce the waiting time a patient spends in the hospital before seeing a doctor.

Striking doctors: Fed govt has honoured its agreement – minister

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has expressed optimism that the striking workers under the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, across the country would soon resume duty.

Fed govt unveils new logo for family planning efforts

A new family planning logo to help sensitise Nigerians on family planning and where to get the services in the country was unveiled by the federal ministry of health on Monday.

Striking doctors to appraise fed govt response to demands

The leadership of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) says it will meet on Tuesday to appraise the response of the Federal Government to its demands.

Minister expresses satisfaction on conditions of Benue flood victims

Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has expressed satisfaction on the the health condition of flood victims taking refuge at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Makurdi.

Striking doctors accuse fed govt of breaching agreement

Hope of early suspension of the on-going strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) was dashed on Friday as the government failed to start payment of salary arrears as agreed.

TUC deplores fed govt’s engagement of casual doctors

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) of Nigeria has flayed Federal Government’s recommendation of casual doctors to temporarily stand in for members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), who are currently on strike.

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Nigeria’s oil output remains below agreed OPEC cap – Kachikwu

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Political elites should send wards to Nigerian schools – JAMB

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APC to field professors in Enugu local council polls

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CCN wants end to child trafficking, violence against children

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Fed govt confirms outbreak of yellow fever

The Federal Government has confirmed a case of Yellow Fever in a young girl in Oke Owa Community, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.

Youths behind Nigeria’s problem – Ortom

Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has blamed youth unemployment for the various agitations across Nigeria, especially by the now proscribed IPOB.