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Nigeria joins Kenya, Mauritius, approves paternity leave for workers

THE Nigerian government has approved paternity leave for married male employees. The country joins Kenya, Mauritius, and a few other countries in Africa that have...

Health workers to begin strike two months after doctors’ industrial action

SERVICES may be entirely unavailable in public hospitals across Nigeria effective this weekend as the Joint Health Sector Unions' (JOHESU)strike notice expires on October...

WAHO approves Enugu Diagnostic Centre as reference lab

THE West African Health Organization (WAHO) has designated Enugu State Medical Diagnostic Centre, Enugu, as its reference laboratory. WAHO disclosed the decision through its Director-General...
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COVID-19 forced Nigeria to grow labs from four to 140 – Buhari

NIGERIA has grown its testing and detection laboratories for COVID-19 from four to over 140, President Muhammadu Buhari claimed on Friday. Addressing delegates at the...

How armed banditry is driving new wave of malnutrition in Nigeria’s North-West

LAST YEAR, when the Nigerian government launched a five-year nutrition action plan to reduce hunger and malnutrition in the country, stakeholders in the food...

Strike: Resident doctors ignore court orders, head for appeal

THE National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) has said it will appeal Friday's ruling by the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NIC)...
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Again, court orders resident doctors to suspend strike

THE National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja has, again, directed the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to suspend its nearly two-month-old strike. It was...

Reports accuse British American Tobacco of bribing African leaders, others to undermine public health

TWO new reports claim that African leaders, law enforcement agents and journalists are among the people bribed by British American Tobacco (BAT) to allow...

Strike: Crisis erupts among doctors over visit to Buhari

A cold war is brewing between the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) and its parent organization, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA). The...
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