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NMA: How planned coronavirus protest in FMC Lokoja was disrupted

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Kogi chapter, has explained how hoodlums disrupted peaceful protests by staff of Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, their safety in the hospital as a result of the ongoing global pandemic of COVID-19 in the state.
Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Enugu constitutes medical committee on de-escalation of coronavirus

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has approved the constitution of an ad-hoc Expert Medical Advisory Committee on urgent and effective measures for de-escalation of COVID-19 pandemic in Enugu State.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Lagos now overwhelmed, hospitals, isolation centres are filled up – doctors

The Lagos branches of the Nigerian Medical Association and the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria have reacted to the idea of treating asymptomatic COVID-19 patients in their homes.

Stakeholders warn of risks in reopening Oyo schools, call for caution

The need for caution was central in the reactions of various stakeholders towards the decision of the Oyo State government to order the reopening of schools for students in Primary six, JSS3 and SSS3 from June 29.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday slammed the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) for not standing up for embattled Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Governor Wike slams NGF as toothless bulldog

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday slammed the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) for not standing up for embattled Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki.
A former president of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), and governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Professor Francis Faduyile, on Sunday, advocated direct primaries to elect the party’s standard-bearer.

Francis Faduyile: All APC Ondo guber aspirants want direct primary

A former president of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), and governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Professor Francis Faduyile, on Sunday, advocated direct primaries to elect the party’s standard-bearer.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police begin investigation into the killing of medical doctor in Zamfara

The police in Zamfara has begun investigation into the gruesome killing of a medical doctor, Enoch Okpara, at his residence in Mareri area of Gusau.

Delta medical practitioners declare two-day warning strike over kidnap of colleague

Medical doctors in Delta have declared a two-day warning strike to protest the kidnap of a Principal Medical Officer Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete, who was kidnapped at the General Hospital, Ojobo, in Burutu Local Government Area of the state on Monday.

Ogun NMA, resident doctors knock governor over comment on strike

The Nigeria Medical Association, Ogun State chapter and the South-West caucus of the Association of Resident Doctors, on Monday, attacked the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, for berating doctors at the Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.

NMA: Nigerians may suffer if governors take over coronavirus management

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow states take full control of managing the COVID-19 pandemic saying Nigerians may suffer.

NMA: President Buhari should issue order for unfettered access into Kogi

Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has sent a “Save Our Soul” message to President Muhammadu Buhari to rescue the people of Kogi state from pending major health crisis that may be possibly caused by undetected COVID-19 pandemic.

NMA lays foundation for national secretariat building

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has performed the foundation laying ceremony for the construction of its National Secretariat in the eyebrow Maitama area in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) area of Abuja.

Kogi: We see suspected coronavirus cases, but we cannot test – NMA

Controversy continues over the Covid-19 status of Kogi State. Whereas the State Government affirms it’s position that the State has not recorded any case yet, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, opines it is probably because enough tests are not being carried out in the State or they are not coming with all the facts.

LAUTECH resident doctors demand 24-months salary arrears, improved working condition

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso has demanded for the payment of their 24 months salary arrears owed its members by the Oyo State Government.

NMA demands special hazard, risk allowances from Ekiti government

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Ekiti chapter, has demanded the approval of special hazard and risk allowance for medical doctors operating in the state from Governor Kayode Fayemi.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Kaduna healthcare workers commence seven-days warning strike

The Kaduna State Healthcare Workers Unions and Associations have commenced a 7-day warning strike as earlier notified from 12 noon, Friday, May 22, 2020.

Nigerian Air Force officers ‘assault’ doctor on way to work

Some officers of the Nigerian Air Force have allegedly assaulted a medical doctor on her way to resume duty at a hospital in Rivers State.
Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire (born 4 November 1946) is a Nigerian medical doctor and politician. He was appointed as the Minister of State for Health in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in November 2015.

Minister: Daily coronavirus testing capacity exceeds actual testing

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, on Thursday said that daily testing capacity is currently at 2,500 but the nation tests less than 1,500 per day.

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Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Akwa Ibom: It is unsafe to reopen schools now

Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 121 persons for violating face mask order in Akwa Ibom

The police in Akwa Ibom State have arrested 121 people for violating the government’s directive on compulsory use of face mask in public places as a measure to curb the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 in the state.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

WHO urges countries to ‘wake up’ and halt coronavirus

The World Health Organization on Friday urged countries hit by serious coronavirus outbreaks to “wake up” to the realities on the ground instead of bickering, and to “take control”.
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara

Kwara governor reshuffles cabinet

Those affected are the Commissioner for Communication, Olanrewaju Murtala, who was moved to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, while the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Harriet Adenike Afolabi Oshatimehin replaced Murtala in the Ministry of Communication.
Eddie Nketiah has revealed what he told Bukayo Saka immediately he replaced the injured Sead Kolasinac, in Arsenal’s 3-2 win against Everton at the Emirates in Sunday’s Premier League game.

Bukayo Saka, Nicolas Pepe shortlisted for Arsenal Player of the Month award

Bukayo Saka and Nicolas Pepe have been nominated for the Arsenal Player of the Month award for June following their eye-catching displays.