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LUTH: Why we cannot pay resident doctors’ salaries

As resident doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, on Thursday embarked on indefinite strike, the hospital management said shortfall in its allocation led to nonpayment of the doctors’ salaries.

NAFDAC laments acute shortage of personnel

Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, has raised the alarm over what she described as ‘acute shortage’ of personnel in the agency, stating that the shortage has impacted negatively on the delivery of their mandate.

Experts call for collaboration to reduce cases of mental disorder

Two consultant psychiatrists have called for collaboration among public and private stakeholders in creating mental health awareness to reduce the rising cases of mental disorders in Nigeria.

Paediatrician warns against force-feeding babies

A paediatrician, Okiemute Olibamoyo, on Wednesday advised mothers to stop the habit of force-feeding their babies to avoid accidental-suffocation.

SERAP asks health minister account for spending on LUTH, other hospitals

“Millions of Nigerian children are believed to die each year before the age of five, and most of those children lose their lives to diseases that are easily preventable or treatable at low cost. Nigeria is third highest in infant mortality rate in the world.”

Court remands 16-year-old girl for alleged murder

A teenage girl was on Friday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for the alleged murder of a 27-year-old man, Abraham Umaru.

16-year-old girl remanded for alleged murder

A teenage girl was on Friday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over alleged murder.

Heart Disease: Why men face greater risk after 40 – cardiologist

Men have more heart problems than women with death rates doubling after age 40, Janet Ajuluchukwu, a professor of cardiology at the College of Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba has said.

Cardiologist: Smoking hastens symptoms of stroke

A cardiologist with Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Dr Akinkumi Afolabi, said cigarette smoking hasten the symptoms of stroke in heavy smokers.

Expert: Excessive intake of alcohol, cigarettes contribute to male infertility

Excessive intake of alcohol and cigarettes are major contributory factors to male infertility, Dr Olawale Oba, an Obstetrician and Gynecologis, has said.

Physician: Why some men can’t father a child

Excessive intake of alcohol and cigarettes are major contributory factors to male infertility, Dr. Olawale Oba, an Obstetrician and Gynecologist, has said.

World Hypertension Day: Doctors advise Nigerians on disease, prevention, treatment

Some medical experts have identified hypertension as the most common non-communicable disease in Nigeria and called for more awareness of the need for checkups, healthy diet and lifestyle to guard against it.

Police arrests fake medical doctor

Lagos State Police Command has warned Lagosians to be careful where they go for medical attention.

Man allegedly kills lover over separation threat

A 23-year-old resident of Owode-Ijako, in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, Salaudeen Issa, is in police custody for allegedly killing his girlfriend, Kemi Ilo.

11-year-old maid remanded over death of five-year-old boy

An 11-year-old house help, who allegedly killed a five-year-old boy by stabbing and strangulation, on Friday, appeared in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Eko DisCo explains outage in Mushin community

The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Thursday attributed the outage in Mushin Community in Lagos and its environs to a fault in its Idi-Araba 11kv transformer feeders.

Doctors want National Assembly to pass bill establishing NCDC

In a bid to stop the high mortality and morbidity of Lassa fever and other infectious epidemic diseases in the country, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called on the National Assembly to pass the bill establishing the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as a matter of urgency.

Three-week-old baby girl hospitalised after father’s slap

A man, Edet Asuquo, has fled his home in the Idi Araba area of Lagos State after he nearly killed his newborn baby, Gift Asuquo.

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