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Cholera outbreak: Five die, 30 hospitalised in Kogi

No fewer than five persons have reportedly lost their lives, while over 30 others were hospitalised in Lokoja and Dekina local government areas of Kogi State within a week by the cholera outbreak across the state.

JOHESU appeals to federal government to pay April, May salaries

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has appealed to the federal government to pay its members April and May salaries in line with their agreement to suspend their strike.

JOHESU strike: Patients complain of intimidation at FMC Makurdi

Patients at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Makurdi, on Thursday, complained of alleged intimidation by members and officials of striking Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), in Benue State.

Benue NMA distances self from JOHESU strike

The Benue State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Saturday distanced itself from the ongoing Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) strike in the country.

FMC Yola separates conjoined female twins

The Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola, says has successfully separated a conjoined female twins, Prof. Auwal Muhammed, the Chief Medical Director, has said.

Patients groan as workers’ strike paralyses hospitals

One month after health workers, under the auspices of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), embarked on an indefinite strike to drive home its demands for improved welfare and other issues, health care provisions at the federal health facilities and some state hospitals have been grounded.

JOHESU strike: Zamfara residents enjoy normal healthcare services

Residents in Zamfara are enjoying normal healthcare services in state-owned medical facilities as JOHESU members in the state were yet to join the ongoing strike directed by its national secretariat.

JOHESU Strike: Interns, corpers take over medical services at Asaba FMC

Members of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba, on Thursday raised concerns that hospital management has resorted to using inexperienced laboratory and pharmacy trainees, interns and NYSC members to provide medical services to patients.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar: Why federal government must tame rising waves of insecurity

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has observed that as the country marches toward the 2019 general elections, the current wave of insecurity will increase, hence the need to beef up security.

Man threatens to kill 13-year old after sexual violation

Police in Ogun State have arrested a 29-year-old man, Soji Ogunrinola, for allegedly defiling a 13-yearold girl.

Lassa fever: FMC Umuahia place 30 persons under surveillance

The Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Umuahia, said it had placed under surveillance, no fewer than 30 persons, who allegedly had contact with a female doctor, who reportedly died of Lassa fever.

Abia government confirms Lassa fever outbreak in Umuahia

The Commissioner for Information in Abia, Mr. John Okiyi, has confirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia.

Abia government deploys medical team to contain Lassa fever outbreak

The Abia State Government has announced that it has deployed medical response team at the Federal Medical Center (FMC) in Umuahia, the state capital to contain the outbreak of Lassa fever at the hospital.

Resident doctors give 30 days ultimatum to federal government for recall of sacked colleagues

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) says it has given the Federal Government 30 days ultimatum to recall its members whose appointment were terminated in Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).

Ehanire Osagie: Federal govt committed to ending medical tourism

The Minister of State for Health, Dr Ehanire Osagie, says the Federal Government is committed to improved standard of health facilities in the country to discourage patients from medical tourism.

Minister Ehanire Osagie inaugurates Isolation unit, other projects at FMC Keffi

The Minister of State for Health, Dr Ehanire Osagie, has inaugurated an Isolation Unit, Electronic Personnel Record and a new administrative complex executed by the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Keffi, Nasarawa State.

Senator Ekweremadu: Governor Dickson’s investment in health sector commendable

Deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, on Saturday commissioned the interns and house officers quarters at the Federal Medical Center (FMC) in Bayelsa State built by Governor Henry Seriake Dickson’s administration, declaring that an investment in the health sector is not a waste.

Ohanaeze: Colonel Achuzia’s demise great loss to Ndigbo, Nigeria

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has described the death of its one-time Secretary-General, retired Col. Joe Achuzia as a great loss to Ndigbo and Nigeria.

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APC rules out crisis in national convention

The Sub-Committee on Monitoring, Coordination and Compliance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Convention Committee, has allayed fears that the convention, scheduled holding on Saturday, would be marred by crisis.