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ICRC: Federal government to upgrade 22 teaching hospitals

The Federal Government will upgrade the 22 teaching hospitals in the country and construct a new 500-bed state-of-the-art Specialist Hospital, in Abuja through Public Private Partnership (PPP), according to the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC),

Cancer: UCH to take lead in radiology training informatics in West Africa – CMD

The Chief Medical Director (CMD), University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, has disclosed that the hospital would take the lead in the training of radiology informatics in the West African sub-region for precise and effective healthcare delivery in diseases such as cancer.
Godwin Obaseki

Edo governor promises safe release of abducted specialist hospital chief

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has assured staff of Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital that the state government was working with security agencies on the safe release of their Chief Medical Director (CMD), Professor Sylvanus Okogbeni, who was kidnapped by gunmen in Benin City recently.
Kidnap Victim

Gunmen kill two policemen, kidnap specialist hospital chief

The Edo Police Command has confirmed the killing of two of its officers attached to the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH), Prof. Sylvanus Okogbeni.

Corporation scales up Lagos road repairs

The Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC) at the weekend pledged its commitment to curb gridlock through continuous rehabilitation of failed sections of major roads across the state.

Expert advises pregnant women on caesarean session

Dr Hassan Ikrama, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia, has advised pregnant women to adhere to medical advice on the number of times to give birth through Caesarean Session (CS).
In response to the discovery of environmental Polio Virus strains in Lagos State, the Lagos State Government will embark on House to House polio Immunisation for all children aged 0-five years, irrespective of the previous immunisation status.

Kwara agency begins immunisation for children

A 6-day immunisation programme for children from 0 to 59 months has begun in Ilorin, the Kwara capital on Sunday.
Yusjib Industrial Medicare, Ilorin

Hospital saves two snipper patients in Ilorin

Dr Yusuf Abdulraheem, the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Yusjib Industrial Medicare, Ilorin, says it took the hospital several hours of intensive care to resuscitate two patients who ingested snipper on Wednesday.
The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH) branch, says doctors embarked on a warning strike to demand for improved working condition.

Anambra resident doctors suspend strike

The indefinite strike embarked upon by Resident Doctors of the Anambra State-owned Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH), Awka, has been suspended.
The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Prof. Ikpeme Ikpeme as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross River.

I inherited N3 billion debt – UCTH chief

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Prof. Ikpeme A. Ikpeme, has said he inherited a N3 billion debt when he became the CMD.
Keffi FMC

FMC Keffi denies collecting N60,000 for delivery from pregnant women

The management of the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, Nasarawa state, has denied media report that it now charges pregnant women N60,000 for delivery services as reported in a national daily.
Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State on Monday, inaugurated a new complex of the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia, to boost health care delivery.

Governor Al-Makura inaugurates 400-bed specialist hospital in Lafia

Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State on Monday, inaugurated a new complex of the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia, to boost health care delivery.
Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Zaria

Zaria teaching hospital gets new medical chief

Federal Government has approved the appointment of Prof Ahmed Hamidu as the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Kaduna State.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) made good their threat on Wednesday when they picketed the house of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige over his refusal to inaugurate the Frank Kokori led board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).

NSITF: APC chieftain warns labour to avoid plunging Nigeria into chaos

As the crisis over the delay in inaugurating the board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF, under the Chairmanship of the veteran Labour leader Chief Frank Kokori continues, a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has advised the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, to tread with caution so as not to plunge the country into chaos

Brain drain: NMA bemoans exodus of doctors to foreign countries

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has bemoaned the exodus of indigenous doctors to foreign countries.
Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH)

CMD: We charge N60,000 for hip replacement surgery

The Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi, charges just N60,00 for hip replacement surgeries as part of its social service to the people, Prof. Terrumun Swende, its Chief Medical Director, has revealed.
The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Prof. Ikpeme Ikpeme as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross River.

Ikpeme takes charge as new UCTH chief

Prof. Ikpeme A. Ikpeme has formally resumed as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) in Calabar, Cross River State.

Malpractices: Thousands of 2019 UTME candidates won’t get their results – JAMB chief

Thousands of candidates who sat for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) would have their results withheld for engaging in examination malpractices.

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Gboyega Oyetola

Ogun governor inaugurates health boards

Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola at the weekend, inaugurated the Governing Boards of Osun State Health Insurance Agency and Osun Primary Healthcare Boards.
ALLEN ONYEMA

Xenophobia: Christian conference nominates Air Peace chief for award

The Conference of Christians of Aladura Worldwide has lauded the roles played by Air Peace Airline as well as the company’s Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Allen Onyema, for evacuating Nigerians from South Africa following series of attacks on them by the South Africans.
Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has held meeting with the chieftains of the Nigeria Football Federation in his resolve to sanitize the country’s football administration.

Sports minister urges NFF board to change perspective about Nigeria’s football administration

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has urged the board of the Nigeria Football Federation to work hard to change the perspective about football administration in the country .
Hassan Rouhani said Sunday Iran extends its “hand of friendship and brotherhood” toward cooperating with regional nations.

Iran sees problems with foreign forces, vows to lead gulf security

Iran’s president says his country should lead regional security in the strategic Persian Gulf.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Federal government unfolds fresh plan to reform prison inmates

Chris Okoye, Controller of Correctional Service, Nigerian Correctional Service, Imo State Command, has disclosed that a fresh mechanism has been put in place by the Federal Government for the rehabilitation and reformation of prison inmates across the country.