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NMA: Nigerians need to do more to avoid third wave of coronavirus

The President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Prof Innocent Ujah, has said Nigerians need to do more to prevent a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

COVID-19: Hard choices made by Nigeria responsible for successful impact – President Buhari

The president, who addressed Nigerians in a nationwide broadcast on Saturday to mark the 2021 Democracy Day, was referring to some measures, including travel restrictions across the states of the federation and beyond, compulsory use of nose masks, hand washing protocols and other relevant protocols instituted to limit spread of the virus.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Medical doctors embark on two-week warning strike in Ondo

Following the alleged failure by the Ondo State government to pay their salary arrears for some months and its inability to resolve the issue of exodus of doctors and other health workers in the state, medical doctors have embarked on a two-week warning strike.

PDP urges Ondo government to shelve N2 billion governor’s lodge

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the Ondo State government to shelve its plans to build a new governor’s lodge at the cost of N2 billion in the interest of the state.

NMA: Use professional channels to address medical negligence, malpractice

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has appealed to the public to utilise established professional channels and institutions in addressing their concerns on medical negligence and malpractice.

NMA: 105 medical doctors resign in Ondo

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has expressed concern over the resignation of 105 doctors in the service of Ondo in the last year.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor, doctors bicker over unpaid salaries, others

Medical doctors in the service of Ondo State government, have condemned what they described as insensitive comments made by the state’s governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, over the backlog of salaries owed the state’s workers including doctors.
The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, is presently at a meeting with the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige, and his Minister of State, Festus Keyamo.

Minister: We’ve increased health workers hazard allowance

Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige said this while briefing journalists at the end of a meeting between the Presidential Committee on Salaries, relevant federal government stakeholders, health professional associations, and trade unions on Wednesday in Abuja.
Dr Raji Razaq, the state Commissioner for Health, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Ilorin.

Kwara government approves N13 million for health intervention for indigent

The Kwara Government has approved N13 million for its current medical outreach targeted at giving free healthcare and surgeries to poor and vulnerable people in the state.

NMA: Worsening insecurity affecting healthcare delivery

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has raised the alarm over the poor delivery of healthcare services, as a result of the worsening state of insecurity in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 43rd virtual Federal Executive Council, meeting at the First Lady Conference Room, Presidential Villa Abuja.

President Buhari solicits NMA support for improved healthcare delivery

President Muhammadu Buhari has solicited the support of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA as his government works towards rehabilitating the healthcare sector to deliver a health system that is responsive to the needs of Nigerians.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 43rd virtual Federal Executive Council, meeting at the First Lady Conference Room, Presidential Villa Abuja.

President Buhari commends resilience of Nigerian doctors

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the resilience of Nigerian medical doctors despite the country’s fragile healthcare system, noting that the doctors have continued to rise up to the challenges any time there was outbreak of diseases as witnessed in the recent outbreak of COIVD-19 pandemic.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

President Buhari seeks NMA support in providing responsive health care system

President Muhammed Buhari has solicited the support of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in reforming the Health care sector in order to deliver a health system that is responsive to the needs of Nigerians.
President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has rejected the recent poor rating of Nigeria in its anti-corruption campaign by Transparency International (TI).

JUSUN strike: President Buhari directs minister, others to resolve strike

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed his Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, and other relevant stakeholders to ensure that they resolve the outstanding issues with the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), so that the ongoing strike will be called off.

Ogun pharmacists boycott NMA, NAMM strike action

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Ogun State chapter, has said its members are not joining the strike action embarked by the Nigeria Medical Association in the state over the incessant kidnapping of health workers.

NMA: Zamfara government lied on linkage of medical doctor to bandits

This is contained in a statement signed in Gusau on Friday by the association’s state Chairman and Secretary, Dr Mannir Bature and Dr Remigius Nwachukwu.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Ogun doctor, nurse released as gunmen abduct another health worker

The doctor and the nurse abducted last week Wednesday by gunmen on the Abeokuta-Imeko Road have been released on Monday night.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Experts task Nigerian government on utilisation of N126 billion coronavirus budget

Experts have called on the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) to utilise the N126 billion allocated for coronavirus (COVID-19) in the health budget judiciously, to build a resilient health system in the country.
The president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, says Senator Chris Ngige, minister of labour, has lost “touch with medicine”.

NARD: We may call off strike on Saturday

The National Association of Resident Doctors has said it may call off its strike on Saturday after a meeting with representatives of the Federal Government and federal lawmakers.

Doctors strike: Minister accuses NMA of leadership failure

Ministry of Labour and Employment has advised the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to stop dissipating energy, interpreting the comments made by its minister Sen. Chris Ngige in a recent television interview and face the challenge of helping to stem the series of industrial action by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD)

Doctors strike: Minister clears air on residency training

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has advised the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, to stop dissipating energy, interpreting the comments made by Minister Senator Chris Ngige in a recent television interview and squarely face the challenge of helping to stem the series of industrial action by the junior doctors in the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD)

NMA: President Buhari’s effort in addressing doctors’ strike being sabotaged

The president of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Innocent Ujah, says some people are sabotaging the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari in addressing the strike by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).

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One female student was found dead in the forest by troops tracking the kidnappers, Nigerian army spokesperson Onyema Nwachukwu said in a statement. Those who were rescued were freed after an exchange of fire in the early hours of Friday.

Nigerian troops rescue more FGC Yauri students, staff

Troops of the Nigerian Armed Forces have successfully rescued three more students and one staffer of the Federal Government College, Yauri, Kebbi State.
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Oyo NUJ charges governor, police to arrest killers of journalist

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State Council, has called on the state government and Police Command to fish out the killers of an Ibadan-based journalist, Titus Badejo.
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Kaduna governor visits communities terrorised by bandits, condoles with families

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Scores of the Boko Haram sect feared dead when the armed group clashed with military troops along Maiduguri- Damaturu highway on Sunday morning.

One dead, five freed as troops battle kidnappers of Kebbi students, teachers

Nigerian Army said that one of the students abducted from the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State died during gun battle between bandits who abducted them and the troops early Friday morning.
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Tokyo 2020 set to make decision on fans as public viewing events scrapped

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Netherlands defender Daley Blind considered missing his country’s opening game at the European Championship after the heart attack his former club teammate Christian Eriksen suffered on Saturday.

Euro 2020: Danny Blind nearly decided not to play after Christian Eriksen collapse

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Euro 2020: Sergio Busquets could play vs Poland – Span boss

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