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No fewer than 100 psychiatric physicians have left Nigeria to practice abroad in the last year 2023. Prof. Taiwo Obindo, President of the Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria (APN) revealed this on Thursday in Lagos while examining the brain drain rate in Nigeria’s psychiatric profession in 2023. Obindo lamented that the psychiatric profession was the worst hit by ongoing brain drain syndrome in the Nigerian medical sector. “The brain drain was affecting the psychiatric practice/profession more...

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President Bola Tinubu has approved a new minimum wage of N70,000 for Nigerian workers, a significant increase from the previous minimum wage of N30,000. This comes after months of struggle by labour unions, who had demanded a new minimum wage of over N200,000. The labour unions, led by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), had embarked on a series of strikes and protests to press home their demand for a...

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Move is to render support in response to the economic distress On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted to cut their salaries by 50 per cent for the next month in response to the economic distress. This critical decision comes at a time when the country is facing a severe economic crisis, and citizens are gearing up for a week-long street protest that will start on 1st August and end on 10th August 2024. The...

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The Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has faulted President Bola Tinubu for his approach to governance. The presidential candidate if the Peoples Democratic party in the 2023 general elections, stated that  democracy in Nigeria in the current administration of President Bola Tinubu has become an anathema to the general principle of democracy, stressing that Tinubu’s government is exhibiting despotic traits. The former Vice President was reacting to the removal of Ali Ndume as the Senate...

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The White House announced yesterday that President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the 79-year-old president is experiencing “mild symptoms” and has begun taking medication. The statement read in part: “Earlier today (yesterday) following his first event in Las Vegas, President Biden tested positive for COVID-19. He is vaccinated and boosted and he is experiencing mild symptoms.” The statement added a note from Dr. Kevin O’Connor,...

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Full Text: Communiqué Issued By The PDP Governors’ Forum At The End Of Its Meeting In Enugu. The PDP Governors’ Forum under the leadership of H.E. Governor Bala A. Mohammed, CON, held a meeting at the Enugu State Government House, Enugu, on Wednesday, July 17, 2024. The meeting deliberated on a wide range of issues that border on our critical national interest, the state of our party particularly the forthcoming congress, the unprecedented hardship faced...

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The Yobe government has launched an ethical reorientation campaign in the state, tagged, “Operation Gyaran Hali”. While launching the campaign on Wednesday, Governor Mai Mala Buni noted that the initiative is timely, considering the decay and rot in moral values among the youth and the decadence in cultural and religious ethics in the society. “The increasing consumption of illicit substances, especially drugs is quite worrisome and calls for immediate and strategic action to stem the...

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Mohammad Sabo Joji, the caretaker chairman of Dambam Local Government Area of Bauchi state is facing a probe by the Bauchi State House of Assembly following petitions from indigenes on allegations of misconduct. The deputy chairman of the State Assembly Committee on Public Petitions, Habib Umar, while fielding questions from journalists after Tuesday’s plenary session, said the committee had received petitions from three indigenes of the LGA against the caretaker chairman. “The first petitioner, Umar...

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The Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has signed into law the bill establishing three second-class emirates in the state. The bill, sponsored by the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly and member representing Rimin Gado/Tofa state constituency, Muhammad Bello Bututu, provides for the establishment of Kano as a first-class emirate and other second-class emirates of Rano, Gaya, and Karaye. The newly created second-class emirates are expected to function under the first-class Kano Emirate, of which...

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As part of entertainment for Governors elected under the platform of People’s Democratic Party, PDP, who converged in Enugu on Wednesday, the Enugu state government has organized a cultural/dinner night. The cultural night had in attendance the 13 PDP governors and stakeholders of the party and the state cultural troupe dazzled the visitors with cultural dance displays in Igbo, Hausa, and Yoruba. In his welcome speech, the host Governor, Dr. Peter Mbah stated that Enugu...

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