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Gov.  Hope Uzodinma of Imo, has assented to a bill repealing the law that created pension allowances and gratuities for former governors, deputy governors, assembly speakers and deputy speakers. Signing the bill into law in Owerri on Friday, the governor noted that the erstwhile law runs contrary to the 1999 constitution as amended, which stipulates that a pensioner must have worked for at least 10 years and must be up to 45 years of age. He regretted a...

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Kaduna State Government has vowed to keep its health facilities running and protect staff willing to provide services to the public, in the event of any strike action by health workers. In a statement on  Thursday in Kaduna and signed by Special Adviser to Gov. Nasir El-Rufai on Media and Communication, Mr. Muyiwa Adekeye, the government said it rejects the strike threat and will not bend to blackmail. It said that the government would regard...

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The Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has reversed the sit-at-home directive it issued to its members yesterday. The NMA in a statement, said it initially gave the directive following alleged harassment of its members by men of the Nigeria Police Force. The association said it ordered its members to sit at home because it was “unbearable combining the continued threat to life from the officers and men of the police force...

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The Lagos Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has said that there are other issues apart from the conflicting directive from the Police in Lagos, which led to the alleged harassment of doctors in the state. Yesterday, the Lagos NMA in a statement by its chairman and secretary, Dr. Saliu Oseni and Dr. Ramon Moronkola respectively, asked its members to stay at home indefinitely as from 6pm on Wednesday, March 20, over alleged harassment...

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The Nigerian Medical Association in Lagos has directed its members to immediately proceed on an indefinite sit-at-home strike starting from 6.00p.m on Wednesday. The association gave the directive in a joint statement signed by its Chairman and Secretary, Dr Saliu Oseni and Dr Ramon Moronkola, respectively in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that to strengthen compliance of the curfew, the police in Lagos on Tuesday mounted road blocks in different parts of...

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The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), has commended Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara on the appointment of Dr. Bashir Maru as his Deputy Chief of Staff. The National President of NYCN, Mr. Solomon Adodo, in a statement in Abuja, described the appointment of Maru, as a strategic step that would open new vistas of achievement for the government and people of the state. Adodo said that Dr. Maru would further add impetus to the...

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The Association of Resident Doctors, ARD, ESUT Teaching Hospital, Parklane has called off their strike with effect from 8 am, Wednesday 6th May 2020. The decision to suspend the 12 days old strike was reached during a meeting between the State Governor and representatives of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, and the Southeast caucus of the body. The Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi pleaded with the group to suspend the industrial action with...

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A pressure group called Enugu Urban Residents has appealed to resident doctors in Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH) to suspend their 11-day-old strike in the interest of human lives. The group’s president, Chief Samuel Okafor, made the appeal while addressing newsmen on the impact of the industrial action on users of the facility. Okafor said that the lingering strike was having its toll on their members who constituted about 90 per cent of health...

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Access Bank Plc on Monday denied news making rounds that it would sack 75 percent of its workforce and as well close over 300 branches. The bank denied this in a statement signed by Mr. Sunday Ekwochi, its Company Secretary, posted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) website. It said the closure of a bank branch was an action that required the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). According to the bank, it...

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Members of the Kogi State Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have vowed not to accept the proposed cutting of salaries of its members and other healthcare workers by the Kogi Government. A statement by the Chairman of the NMA in the state, Dr Kabiru Zubair, in Lokoja on Sunday, said the attention of the NMA had been drawn to the proposed wage cut by the government. ”The NMA is not unaware of the...