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Four doctors to 10,000 population, Nigeria’s highest in two decades – Data

ONLY four doctors could attend to 10,000 people living in Nigeria, and the trend has been so in the past two decades, The ICIR reports. In...

Benue: Consultants, others resign, shun new equipment at Makurdi FMC for overseas jobs 

THE Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi, Benue State, is currently struggling to retain its consultants and other employees. The ICIR reports that despite acquiring a new set...

How Nigeria lost nearly 300 working days to hospital strikes in eight years 

INCESSANT strikes by doctors and other health workers working in Federal Government-run hospitals in Nigeria resulted in loss of about 300 working days between...
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73% of health workers in Africa remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 – WHO

THE World Health Organization has raised the alarm that only 27 per cent of health workers in Africa had received COVID-19 vaccination, leaving 73...

Doctors take crucial decision today as strike hits two months

THE National Executive Committee (NEC) of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) will meet today to make crucial decisions on the...

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...
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JOHESU faults constitution of Buhari’s health reform team

THE Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has said the Health Reform team constituted by President Muhammadu would fail to achieve its objectives. JOHESU President Josiah...

Nigerian govt mocks ASUU, JOHESU, insists ‘no work, no pay’ applies to striking doctors  

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has met all the demands of Nigeria's striking doctors but the doctors will not receive salaries for the period...

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CIVIC condemns killing of 50 civilians in Rann, Borno State

THE Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) has condemned the killing of over 50 Nigerians in Rann, Borno State,...

UNICEF mourns death of 11 newborns killed by fire in Senegal

THE United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday mourned the loss of 11 newborns to a fire in Senegal. UNICEF said it...

INSIDE STORY: Illegal loan apps ‘victims’ form groups to seek retribution, vow not to repay

By Bankole Abe and Omolola Pedro DEBT collectors for many loan apps in Nigeria exploit unconventional techniques to shame defaulting...

SOSUTH to become reference point for organ transplant, open-heart surgery – Tambuwal

SOKOTO State governor Aminu Tambuwal has said the state-run University Teaching Hospital (SOSUTH) would soon be a reference point...

Electoral Act: Supreme Court reserves judgment in suit against Section 84(12)

THE Supreme Court has reserved judgment in a suit filed by President Muhammadu Buhari and Attorney-General of the Federation...
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