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FCTA reclaims Garki Hospital 15 years after

THE 15-year concession agreement between the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) and the Nisa Medical Group over the management of Garki General Hospital has...

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...

Tinubu: Illnesses associated with shaky hands

Last week, videos of Bola Tinubu, a major contender for Nigeria's presidency in the 2023 general elections, emerged, showing his hands shaking repeatedly. Many people who saw...
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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...

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...
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In two years, Nigeria lost nearly 9,000 doctors to UK, others

NIGERIA lost about 9,000 of its doctors to the United Kingdom, Canada and other countries between 2016 and 2018, the ICIR has found. The loss...

Why resident doctors ended two-month-old strike

THE National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) has called off its two-month-old strike. The decision emanated from pressure from the Nigerian government to...

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ASUU strike from lecturers’ point of view

THE Nigerian Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been on strike since February this year. In reaction, the government...

FAKE NEWS: FAAN debunks reports of Lagos plane crash

THE Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has debunked reports that a plane crash-landed in the Ikeja area of...

EFCC finally arrests Okorocha after laying siege to his residence

AFTER hours of laying siege to his Abuja residence, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has finally arrested...

Court stops Oluomo, others from collecting levies

A Federal High Court in Lagos has stopped the former chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers...

Ghebreyesus overcomes criticisms over Ebola, COVID-19, re-elected as WHO DG

THE World Health Assembly has re-elected Tedros Ghebreyesus as the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). He was re-elected...
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