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FG committed to resolving dispute with JOHESU- Minister


The Federal Government has put up a reconciliation processes  towards amicable settlement of the trade dispute between it and the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU). The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole made this known in a statement issued by Mrs Boade Akinola, Director Media and Public Relations of the ministry on Friday in Abuja. The minister made remarks in ...

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FMC Yola separates conjoined female twins

The Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola, says has successfully separated a conjoined female twins, Prof. Auwal Muhammed, the Chief Medical Director, has said. Muhammed made the fact known at a news conference on Friday in Yola. “We have a successful separation of conjoined female twins (Omphilopagus). “The development was recorded following a team work from different medical units,’’ he  said. ...

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After Reopening, Emzor says will focus on developing the youths

Following the reopening of its premises by NAFDAC after a BBC documentary that exposed abuse of codeine syrup, the management of Emzor Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited has pledged to “make relevant and impactful contributions to the multi-agency discussions on the way forward that are sure to follow in the days and months ahead.” Prompt News Online recalls that Emzor Pharmaceuticals and ...

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Presidency, NACA partner to fight HIV/AIDS

The Presidency says it is ready to partner with the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) to combat HIV and AIDS prevalence in the country. Princess Adejoke Adefulire, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), made this known in a statement issued by the Head, Communication Unit, Ms Janet McDickson, in Abuja on Thursday. ...

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Court orders JOHESU to end strike, resume work within 24 hours

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Thursday  ordered striking members of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), to  suspend its on-going strike, and resume duties across the nation within 24 hours. Justice Babatunde Adejumo, gave the order after listening to the submissions of Mr Okere Nnamdi, in an ex-parte motion filed by a non-governmental organisation. The NGO, Incorporated Trustees of Kingdom ...

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NDDC donates N50m for malaria research programme

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has donated N50 million to fund NDDC’s Professorial Chair on Malaria Elimination and Phytomedicine Research programme at  the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT). The commission’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Ibitoye Abosede, said in a statement in Port Harcourt on Wednesday  that  NDDC’s Managing Director, Nsima Ekere,  inaugurated the governing board for the research programme. ...

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Nigeria Signs MoU With UNICEF For Procurement of Therapeutic Food

Nigerian Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), for the procurement of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF).The partnership is to serve as counterpart contribution for the procurement and distribution of the commodity in the six Geo- Political Zones of the Country. It is estimated that there is presently a ...

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Ebola: Senate pleads with JOHESU to end strike

The Senate, on Tuesday pleaded with the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) to call off the over three weeks strike it embarked on which has affected the health sector across the country. The union had on April 18, embarked on industrial action due to the “insensitivity and lackadaisical attitude of drivers of the health sector’’. The Senate’s resolution was sequel to ...

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Nigerian nurses launch Africa’s 1st TV project


Good times are here for the nursing profession in Nigeria as it launches a TV project with an aim to rebrand the profession and interact with the general public. The  official launch of the TV project took place during the 2018 Nightingale Merit Award on Saturday night at the Great Hall, Sholuyi, Gbagada, Lagos. The TV project tagged” Nurses on ...

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Polio immunisation: Agency targets 1.6m children in Jigawa

Nigeria Polio   The Jigawa Primary Healthcare Development Agency (JSPHCDA) says it is targeting 1.6 million children for immunisation against polio in the state. Dr Kabiru Ibrahim, the Executive Secretary of the agency, disclosed this to newsmen in Dutse on Sunday at the sideline of the ongoing exercise in the state. Ibrahim said enough personnel had been engaged to conduct ...

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