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Environmentalists urge Agip to cleanup spill site at Kalaba, Bayelsa

Report by  Arodiegwu Eziukwu, Yenagoa Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) on Tuesday called on Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) to halt ongoing spill at Kalaba community in Yenagoa. ERA/FoEN, an environment focused Non Government Organisation (NGO) further urged Agip to immediately cleanup the site to forestall further damage to the environment. The call was contained in a ...

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Strike will continue until…— DOCTORS

Uncertainty prevailed up till last night over the next line of action of the striking medical doctors even as the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, went into a closed-door emergency meeting, apparently to review the situation. The doctors, who have earlier vowed not to return to work until all their demands are met by the Federal Government, maintained sealed lips on ...

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Anambra to rehabilitate 35 general hospitals

The Anambra State government is to rehabilitate 35 General Hospitals and equip them and build two new ones. It will also build maternal childcare specialist hospitals in each of the three senatorial zones and make all primary health centres functional. The Commissioner of Health, Dr. Joe Akabuike, said this on Friday, as the state marked the 2014 World Malaria Day ...

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24-point demand: Doctors issue 14-day ultimatum

Total collapse of healthcare services in the country is imminent as the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Sunday threatened to shut down health care system if the Federal Government fails to meet their 24-point demand by July 1. This came on the heels of earlier 30-day ultimatum issued by members of the Joint Health Sector Unions & Assembly of Health Care ...

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DOCTORS’ STRIKE: Patients groan, discharge selves

Though the nationwide warning strike called by the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, is expected to end today, there may be no end in sight to the action embarked upon by the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, chapter of the association as activities there were completely grounded Tuesday. The situation is the same in all public health institution across the ...

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Akunyili’s health worsens, to be flown abroad – Source


The former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control and ex-Minister of Information, Dora Akunyili, was to be flown abroad for medical treatment on Saturday. Akunyili, a delegate at the ongoing National Conference had said she was recovering from a life-threatening ailment. It was gathered around 9p.m on Saturday night that Akunyili’s condition had deteriorated ...

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Nwodo unveils transformation plan for UNTH College of Medicine

Dr Okwy Nwodo

*Targets N6 billion for modern equipment  *To commence Kidney Transplant FORMER Governor of Enugu State and Chairman of the University of Nigeria College of Medicine Alumni Association, UNNCOMA, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo,  yesterday, announced plans by graduates of the college to reposition the teaching hospital as the first destination for tackling any serious medical challenge in the whole of Africa. He ...

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