Doctors to embark on three-day warning strike

Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) at Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja, embarked on a three-day warning strike over non-payment of shortfalls in their salaries. Newsmen report that the decision of the doctors to embark on the warning strike was agreed upon at its emergency congress held on Monday. NAN also reports that the payment of salary shortfall by Federal Government …

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Ambode launches health insurance scheme

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday launched the State Health Insurance Scheme (LSHS). It is designed to give the residents easy access to affordable and quality healthcare services. The scheme is mandatory for all Lagosians. The launching took place at the Civic Centre on Victoria Island, Lagos, where stakeholders and technical partners – local and international – witnessed the registration …

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Yellow fever alert in Ondo

The Ondo State government has warned residents against yellow fever outbreak in several parts of the country. A statement by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro, said the residents should be proactive as the outbreak had spread to neighbouring states. This, the commissioner said, calls for serious concern. Adegbenro described yellow fever as a serious viral infection that can …

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WHO expects more Ebola cases in Congo

The World Health Organisation said today that it could not be certain that it had identified all people exposed to the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu region. The WHO said more than 500 people have been vaccinated so far against the disease in Congo’s latest outbreak, marked by a total of 78 confirmed and …

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NDLEA nabs 46 suspected drug barons in Gombe

National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, Gombe State Command, said it arrested 46 suspected drug barons in the last eight months. The state NDLEA’s commandant, Mr Aliyu Adole, made the disclosure in Gombe today. He said operatives of the agency also confiscated about 230.34kilograms of banned psychotropic substances between January and August 2018. Adole said out of the numbers, 27 of …

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NAFDAC launches new compendium of regulated products

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control is to launch a new compendium of all registered drugs, processed food, cosmetics, packaged water and medical devices chemicals, an official has said. The Director of Public Affairs of NAFDAC, Dr Abubakar Jimoh, in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, said the document would be launched by the Director-General, Prof. Moji …

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Movement for the Survival of Ogoni

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People has frowned at the attempts by the Federal Government to return Shell into Ogoni. The group stated this in an interview with DineBari Kpuinen, the vice chairman of the group where he warned the Federal Government to desist from their “genocidal mission” as this manipulative endeavor have betrayed the campaign promise …

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Over 70% of Nigerians lack sanitation tools – Federal government

The Federal Government has disclosed that over 70 per cent of Nigerians lacked sanitation facilities, while about 40 per cent grappled with water challenges. The Federal Government spoke through the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Dr. Ibrahim Musa, on Thursday. The minister stated this at a workshop tagged ‘National coordination workshop on tracking the achievements of SDG6 in the …

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I could not defecate for 3 months – Prof. Oyewole

Former Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Prof. Olusola Oyewole, on Sunday, disclosed that, apart from the false allegations levelled against him by some staff members of the institution, he also suffered ‘spiritual attacks’ that he could not sleep and defecate for three months. Oyewole said as his ‘attackers’ were writing frivolous petitions to nail him, …

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