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FIIRO workers shut out management staff over DG’s PhD

The protest action at the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi, Lagos, over the controversial doctorate certificate of the acting Director-General, Chima Igwe, continued on Monday, with the workers shutting out all management staff of the institute.
The Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, says privatisation of government-owned teaching hospitals will take quality and affordable healthcare out of the reach of many Nigerians.

CMD: How privatisation of teaching hospitals will affect Nigerians

The Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, says privatisation of government-owned teaching hospitals will take quality and affordable healthcare out of the reach of many Nigerians.

LAUTECH: Group blasts Osun government, asks Oyo governor to get tough

An Oyo State-based socio-political organisation, the Oyo Kajola Group (OKG), has weighed in on the controversy between Oyo and Osun states over the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, saying that the needless drama being orchestrated by the government of Osun State was unhelpful and condemnable.
Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has announced the recommencement of the Parastatal Pensioner Verification Exercise for pensioners and Next of Kin (NoK) under the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS).

PTAD to re-verify pensioners under old scheme

Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has announced the recommencement of the Parastatal Pensioner Verification Exercise for pensioners and Next of Kin (NoK) under the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS).

Senate summons minister over state of facilities in teaching hospitals

The Senate has summoned the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, for briefing on the current state of healthcare facilities and services in teaching hospitals.

President Buhari urged to lift employment embargo on medical laboratory scientists in hospitals

The Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to lift the embargo on the employment of medical laboratory scientists in hospitals across the country.
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Senator Ngige clarifies position on brain drain

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has clarified his position on the issue of international migration by the Nigerian medical doctors as contained in his interview on Channels Television live morning programme yesterday, Wednesday.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, yesterday said local medical institutions in the country absorb only about 20 per cent of medical doctors seeking opportunity for their residency programmes.

Minister Ngige: Nigeria lacks facilities to train medical doctors

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, yesterday said local medical institutions in the country absorb only about 20 per cent of medical doctors seeking opportunity for their residency programmes.

Minister Ngige: I was misquoted on Nigerian doctors’ controversy

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has denied saying that Nigeria has enough medical doctors.

Nuclear energy workers begin indefinite strike Wednesday

Following the breakdown of negotiations with the Federal Government in their demand for better working conditions, workers of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) have declared an indefinite nationwide strike with effect from tomorrow Wednesday.

Federal government to inaugurate health insurance for Lassa fever patients

The Federal Government is introducing a funding mechanism to cater for patients with confirmed cases of Lassa fever in the country, the Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has said.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who was on campaign trail to Lagos on Saturday, said his administration’s economic policies have been making the desired impact as evidenced by steady growth in the economy in the last three years.-10

President Buhari inaugurates NSIA-LUTH cancer treatment center

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday inaugurated the NSIA-LUTH advanced cancer treatment centre located in the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos.

Udom Emmanuel to flag off NMA NEC meeting in Uyo

Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, will on Thursday December 13 flag-off the National Executive Council Meeting of the Nigerian Medical Association in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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.”

SSAUTHRIAI proposes N100,000 monthly minimum wage

The Senior Staff Association of Universities, Teaching Hospitals, Research Institutes and Allied Institutions has proposed a new minimum wage of N100,000 per month for Nigerian workers.

SSAUTHRIAI: N500 billion fuel price hike palliative ‘missing’

The Senior Staff Association of Universities, Teaching Hospitals, Research Institutes and Associate Institutions, SSAUTHRIAI has alleged that the N500bn palliative package offered by the Federal Government to cushion the effects of the last increase in the pump price of fuel may be ‘missing’.

Vice President Osinbajo: Federal govenrment to power varsities with solar energy

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has said that ‘despite the sectoral challenges, the Buhari administration will complete major projects that will improve the power sector in the country and also implement a plan that will provide solar energy in a number of universities in the country.

AfDB to spend $711m on projects in Nigeria

The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Friday said it would invest 711.5 million dollars in some projects in the country including power supply.

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Senator Abu Ibrahim, the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), Council for New Nigeria initiative (CNNi) says President Muhammadu Buhari will preserve his legacy after leaving office if he saves the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from disintegration.
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Teenager steals N340,000 after hiding in bank’s toilet overnight

A 16-year-old boy, Adekunle Ayomikun, who allegedly hid in the toilet of a bank overnight and stole N340,000 was yesterday, remanded at Special Correctional Centre for boys in Oregun, by a Lagos magistrate’s court sitting in Igbosere.