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FG appoints new acting DG for NAFDAC

The Federal Government on Thursday approved the appointment of Mr. Ademola Andrew Magbojuri as the new Acting Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC). Magbojuri takes over from Mrs. Yetunde Oni, who attained the retirement age of 60 years last week. Oni served in acting capacity for 18 months following the sack of ...

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FG’s Meeting With Striking Health Workers Ends In Deadlock

There appears not to be any headway in the negotiation between the Federal Government and the striking health workers in the country. At the end of their reconciliation meeting in Abuja, which was chaired by the Federal Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige and Health Minister, Issac Adewole, both parties differed over the legality of the ongoing industrial action ...

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BREAKING: President Buhari Returns To Nigeria

  President Muhammadu Buhari is back in the country after a stopover in London. The President’s aircraft touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja a while ago. The President has left the United States for UK to keep an appointment with his doctors. Details later…

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Former First Lady Of Akwa Ibom, Isemin Is Dead

The wife of the first civilian governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mrs Imo Isemin is dead. Mrs Isemin died in a private hospital in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital. A source in the family, said that the first lady died after a brief illness. She was said to have been taken to the hospital after she suddenly fell ill. ...

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Boko Haram: Aisha Buhari, others unveil initiative for women, IDPs

Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of the President of Nigeria, and her counterparts in Cameroon, Chad and Niger have unveiled a humanitarian support initiative for women and children affected by the Boko Haram crisis. Buhari, at the event organised in conjunction with the UN Population Fund at the margin of the UN General Assembly, said the situation in Lake Chad Basin ...

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President Buhari Arrives In London

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in the United Kingdom after leaving the United States, where he attended the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. The President departed New York earlier on Thursday and arrived in London hours later. The Presidency had hinted before President Buhari left the country that he would travel through London on his way back from New York. Although ...

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LUTH workers protest as JOHESU begins strike

Health workers at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on Thursday staged a peaceful protest at the commencement of the nationwide strike embarked upon by the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU). The union, whose membership included other hospital workers apart from doctors, were demanding payment of their promotion and salary arrears as well as teaching and uniform allowances, among others. ...

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We are tracking Lassa fever, three others – Adewole

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has submitted the weekly report of the State of the Nation’s Public Health to the Federal Executive Council (FEC). He told statehouse correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting in Abuja that the ministry was tracking four major diseases out breaks in the country. Adewole added that the ministry informed FEC ...

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Federal Government urges JOHESU to shelve planned strike

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has appealed to National Association of Joint Health Sector Unions ( JOHESU) to shelve planned strike commencing at midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 20. The minister made the appeal in a statement by Mrs Olajide Oshundun, the Assistant Director, Media and Public Relations of the ministry on Wednesday in Abuja. Oshundun quoted the minister ...

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At Least 50 Feared Dead In Niger Boat Mishap

No fewer than 50 persons have been reported dead following a boat mishap at Kiri village in Munya Local Government of Niger State. Channels Television gathered that the victims had boarded a canoe to convey them to Zumba market in Shiroro Local Government Area of the state before the accident occurred in early hours of today (Sunday). According to an ...

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