105 medical doctors resigned in Ondo State over poor welfare package

No fewer than 105 Medical Doctors resigned from the Ondo State hospitals in the last one year, according to Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in the state, Dr Stella Adegbehingbe. He disclosed this in a statement attributed the mass resignation of medical doctors to the trend on irregular and percentage payment of salaries by the state government. Adegbehingbe who lamented that the mass resignation of its association members from the state government’s workforce said this had affected the output in most of the public hospitals in the state.…

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COVID-19: FG restricts mass gatherings, re-introduces curfew

As part of the efforts to curtail further spread of COVID-19, the Federal Government has re-introduced a nationwide 12am to 4am curfew. The National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Mohammed, disclosed this at a press briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 in Abuja. Mohammed said the curfew would take effect from midnight of Monday. He also said with effect from Tuesday, night clubs, gyms and others would remain closed till further notice. He said gatherings of religious groups and weddings among others have been reduced to 50 per attendance, while…

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Re-appointed NTDC boss accelerates domestic tourism growth

pp Mr. Folorunsho Coker, Director General (DG) of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), says he is committed to accelerating domestic tourism growth and fostering socio-economic development in Nigeria through the tourism value chain. Coker, who was recently re-appointed as DG, NTDC by Mr. President, expressed this commitment in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja. Born in July 1965, Coker was first appointed to the position in March 2017. He sees his reappointment as another opportunity to collaborate with critical stakeholders in the…

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Covid-19: US regulators recommend ‘pause’ in use of J&J vaccine

Top US health authorities recommended a “pause” in the use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine “out of an abundance of caution” as they investigate any links between it and blood clots, a regulator said Tuesday. The US Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control are assessing the “potential significance” of six reported cases of a rare blood clot in patients who have received the shot, the FDA tweeted. “Until that process is complete, we are recommending this pause,” it said. The regulator said that as…

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Covid-19: Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin is dead

Yinka Odumakin, the National Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere dead. Report has it that, Odumakin died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital’s Covid Isolation Centre. Yinka, a human rights activist, who is married to a fellow activist, Joe Okei Odumakin, played a major role in the National Democratic Coalition, NADECO that fought the regime of late military head of state, General Sani Abacha, after the annulment of the June 12, 1993 election. As Afenifere spokesman, Odumakin spoke tenaciously for the rights of the Yoruba and the people…

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Reno Omokri leads protest against Buhari’s medical tourism in UK

Pastor Reno Omokri, a social media activist and former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan flew from his base in the United States of America to lead protest against Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari who left Nigeria for medical attention in the United Kingdom. The rally, tagged #HarassBuhariOutofLondon took place on April 2, 2021 at President Muhammadu Buhari’s residence, Abuja House, 2 Campden Hill, Kensington, London W8 7AD. According to Omokri, “The rally was held in strict compliance with COVID19 protocols with protesters massing in groups of six.” He said the London…

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Resident doctors’ strike paralyses activities in government hospitals

The ongoing strike by resident doctors in the country may have paralysed activities in 98 per cent of government hospitals nationwide, as doctors refused to admit patients, while most of those on admission are not getting adequate attention. While patients and their relatives were groaning in despair due to neglect, most of the hospitals had started discharging patients, with the alternative to seek medical attention from private hospitals. Resident doctors in most of the hospitals complied fully with the strike directive from their parent body. Only medical consultants and nurses…

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Covid-19: NCDC records 106 new infections, total now 162,997

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 106 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 162,997. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Thursday. The country’s daily new cases continue to follow a downward trajectory, from an all-time high of 2,314 on Jan. 22, the country’s daily new positive cases came down to 48, as at March 29. The agency stated that the country have tested 1,767,694 people since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Covid-19: Slow vaccine rollout raises fears of third wave

Experts disclosed yesterday, while giving an update on the COVID-19 situation in Africa, where more than 3.2 million people have tested positive, that the third wave has hit East Africa. New infections has risen in Europe, Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Africa. The African Union (AU)’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention reported an increase in a number of countries with increased infections. The latest data on the AU CDC portal showed that almost 95,000 people had died in Africa after contracting the coronavirus, while close to 2.8 million patients have…

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