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The national industrial court has ordered the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to suspend its ongoing strike. The FG had instituted a suit against the association after an unsuccessful attempt by the house of representatives to mediate between the federal government and NARD. FG asked the court for an order of interlocutory injunction restraining members of NARD from continuing with the action. Ruling on the application, Bashar Alkali, the Judge ordered the suspension of...

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The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has rejected the ruling of the national industrial court, directing the association to suspend its strike. NARD said its seeking to appeal the ruling and file a stay of application. This decision was in a communique released on Friday and jointly signed by Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, its president, and Jerry Isogun, its general secretary. The FG had instituted a suit against the association after an unsuccessful attempt by the...

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NEW YORK —UN Women on Thursday published a flagship feminist plan for economic recovery and transformation, which aims to learn the lessons of the past and seize the opportunity to handle COVID-related crises better. The UN’s gender equality and empowerment organisation stated this in a report on “UN Women’s Beyond COVID-19: A Feminist Plan for Sustainability and Social Justice’’. The report draws on the latest data, analysis and input from more than 100 global experts...

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ABUJA — The Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, was rushed out of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after slumping at a programme, on Thursday. Bawa was giving his goodwill message at the National Identity Day celebration when he suddenly stopped speaking. According to Daily Trust, he was talking about a man the commission arrested in Ibadan, Oyo state, with 116 SIM cards when the incident happened. Bawa had stopped talking and...

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ABUJA — Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, has told resident doctors that their demands will be met and as such should put an end to the ongoing strike action. Ehanire urged the doctors to opt for a peaceful resolution and return to work, assuring that the debts will be cleared. He said this at the briefing of the presidential committee on COVID-19 on Monday. “Last week his excellency, the president received the leadership of the...

ABUJA — Nigeria Labour Minister, Chris Ngige has announced that the Federal Government has reached a deal with aggrieved Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professions Association. On September 3, the unions issued a two weeks ultimatim to the government to meet their demands. The meeting agreed that issues of non-implementation of allowances contained in the 2017 agreement, like consequential minimum wage adjustment and skipping would be resolved. The meeting touched on additional...

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ABUJA — Nigeria on Monday recorded four more COVID-19-related deaths and 379 new infections from 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), in Nigeria. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its Website. The NCDC attributed the surge to the highly transmissible Delta variant and low vaccination rates across the country. The NCDC noted that Lagos state recorded the highest infections with (138), while Rivers followed with (44) and the FCT (26). Others are Ekiti...

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Construction of a world-class kidney health facility located in Nnewi Anambra State is near completion. A modern and world-class kidney health facility, owned by Premium Kidney Hospital is nearing completion in Nnewi, the commercial and industrial nerve center of Anambra state. The facility which promises to be the best in renal care across Nigeria is a product of over thirty years of experience in renal care, in the United States by the Managing Director of...

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Seven intending Christian pilgrims from Bauchi State who refuse to be vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine have been prevented from embarking on holy pilgrimage to Israel. However, 18 dons from two universities in the state have volunteered to take doses of the vaccine with the rolls out of the second phase of COVID-19 vaccination. The Executive Chairman of the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BASPHCDA), Dr Rilwanu Mohammed while speaking with journalists in Bauchi on...

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ABUJA — The minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba has pleaded with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) not to embark on a fresh strike as its ultimatum expired yesterday. The Minister while speaking The Punch said the government was working hard to secure the release of the money from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and appealed to ASUU to be patient. The union had asked Nigerians to hold the government responsible...

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