NURSES, MIDWIVES JOIN HEALTH WORKERS’ STRIKE TODAY

Nurses, midwives join nationwide strike Judd-Leonard Okafor Nurses and midwives join other health workers on indefinite strike from the night of Wednesday September 20. The decision comes after the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) met on Tuesday to affirm agreement with position of the Joint Health Sectors Union (JOHESU), which had earlier issued a seven-day ultimatum for a strike. JOHESU wants government to accede to lingering demands going back to 2012. The nursing association says the federal health ministry is yet to effect proper placement of intern…

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HOW I SURVIVE ON A DRUG THAT COSTS 1.7MIL A PACK BECAUSE OF LEUKAMIA- SADIQ DABA OPENS UP

Chux Ohai It is no longer news that seasoned broadcaster and actor, Sadiq Daba, is down with leukaemia. Unknown to many of his fans and admirers, the actor, whose role in Kunle Afolayan’s award-winning film, ‘October 1’, attracted a lot of attention awhile ago, practically lives on a drug called Gleevec, used for the  treatment of the disease. Although he gets supplies of the drug free-of-charge from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, courtesy of a donor agency based in the United States, it is very expensive off the counter and…

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46 MILLION NIGERIANS STILL PRACTICE OPEN DEFECATION: UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says 46 million people in the country still practice open defecation. Moustapha Niang, UNICEF official, said this while presenting an overview of the UNICEF supported water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programme in Nigeria at the EU-UNICEF WASH media dialogue in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. Moustapha also disclosed that 15 million Nigerian still drink water from rivers, lakes, ponds, streams and irrigation canals while 57 million Nigerians do not have access to safe water supply and 45,000 children under the age of five die annually…

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IS YOUR PUBIC HAIR WHITE?

The pubic area is only a small part of the body but it is an important area nevertheless. The appearance of that part of the body often tells a lot about us and the way we seek to keep our body clean. The white or grey colour of the hair is not a new thing as such. Frequently, that appearance is put down to aging because as man ages, so does the ability to produce melanin diminish. Consequently, the presence of such hair anywhere in the body may be a…

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PLASTIC SURGERY ADDICT SUFFERS PERMANENT ERECTION AFTER OPERATION WENT AWRY

A plastic surgery addict claims a botched nose job has left him with a painful and permanent erection. The 45-year-old reality TV star,  Neven Ciganovic, said he flew to Iran to have an operation to fix his crooked nose but began to suffer long-lasting erections after he returned home to the Serbian capital, Belgrade. The Croatian stylist said: “I was in Iran for rhinoplasty for the documentary film that Channel 4 is filming covering my life. “We did not record the surgery but only the consultation sessions with the doctor. “They…

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VETERAN ACTOR, SADIQ DABA IS SERIOUSLLY ILL

SADIQ DABA (Bitrus of cockcrow at dawn fame) is seriously sick from information reaching us. The veteran actor needs our prayers urgently This is coming few days after another famous actor in that series Uncle Gaga died too..Please let’s continue to pray for divine healing for him. More @ http://www.praizeblog.com/2017/09/sadiq-daba-bitrus-of-cockcrow-at-dawn.html?m=0

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OVER 23 DEAD AND 530 REPORTED CASES OF CHOLERA IN BORNO

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affair said on Thursday that cholera has claimed no fewer than 23 people out of the 530 suspected cases in Borno. The UN agency, in a statement, said that the cholera outbreak was first reported by the state’s Ministry of Health on August 16, 2017. “Over 530 suspected cases had been registered as of September 5, 2017, including 23 deaths (4.3 per cent fatality rate). “The outbreak is mainly in Muna Garage, a camp hosting at least 20,000 internally displaced persons on…

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FG’S REPRESENTATIVE AVOID ANNUAL HEALTH MINISTRY SCORECARD PRESENTATION

Representatives of executive government completely boycott the launch of a scorecard assessing performance of the 2016 health budget, leaving a lone federal legislator to represent the entire federal government. The federal health ministry, its departments and agencies as well as the ministries of finance, budget and economic planning did not show up despite being officially invited, alongside civil society groups and development partners, and none sent in any representation. The only representation of government at the launch was the Mohammed Usman, deputy chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on…

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SUBSTANDARD PHONES CAUSE OF CANCER AILMENT SAYS NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission on Thursday warned Nigerians against use of   substandard phones, saying this was responsible for some cancer ailments. An official of the commission, Mr  Kunle Olorundare, gave the warning at a stakeholders workshop organised by the Ibadan Zonal office of NCC at the popular Fayose GSM Market in Ado Ekiti. Olorundare lamented that fake phones had taken over the country’s phone market, adding that they have had  negative implications on the health of users. The NCC official  also identified unapproved phones as a major cause of network interruptions. He said…

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RESIDENT DOCTORS GIVE NOTICE OF STRIKE

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARDs), has issued a nationwide strike notice effective Sept. 4. Dr Olusegun Olaopa, the President of NARDs, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, announced this on Wednesday in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan. Olaopa said that the resident doctors would commence an indefinite industrial action on Monday to press home their demands. According to him, the action is sequel to a statement signed by Drs John Onyebueze and Aneke Emmanuel, National President and Secretary of NARDs, respectively.…

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