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SOCIETY

Medical doctor freed in Akwa Ibom after ransom paid

Gunmen who seized a medical doctor at a residential building in Ekparakwa, Oruk Anam local government area, Akwa Ibom state have released him after 12 days in captivity. The attackers stormed the house in the early hours of Wednesday 15 September 2021 around 1 am and abducted Dr Nsidibe Umana while his cousin sustained a gunshot injury on the neck.

  1 month ago ago
Medical doctor freed in Akwa Ibom after ransom paid

HEALTH

Going On Strike Is Not Ideal; The Debts Will Be Settled - President Buhari Tells Health Workers

The absence or scarcity of health workers in any country is bound to cause a lot of issues because the citizens would be deprived of basic health care needs. The Nigerian Medical Association has been on strike for a while but President Buhari has told the doctors that going on strike is not ideal.

  2 months ago ago
Going On Strike Is Not Ideal; The Debts Will Be Settled - President Buhari Tells Health Workers

POLITICS

Photos: President Buhari receives in audience Members of Nigerian Medical Association in State House

President Buhari receives in audience Members of Nigerian Medical Association in State House on 10th Sep 2021 President Buhari receives in audience Members of Nigerian Medical Association in State House on 10th Sep President Buhari receives in audience Members of Nigerian Medical Association in State House on 10th Sep 2021 President Buhari receives in audience Members of Nigerian Medical Association in State House on 10th Sep 2021

  2 months ago ago
Photos: President Buhari receives in audience Members of Nigerian Medical Association in State House

CAREER-JOBS

Meet The Longest Serving Commissioner For Health In Nigeria

Jide Idris Dr. Jide Idris 66, is a Nigerian medical practitioner and a politician, who is a former Lagos State commissioner for Health( 2007-2019). Dr Olajide is a member of the American Public Health Association, Nigerian Medical Association and a Board member, University of Ibadan Research Foundation.

  5 months ago ago
Meet The Longest Serving Commissioner For Health In Nigeria

SOCIETY

Today's Headlines: Bandits Invade General Hospital in Zamfara, Primate Ayodele Replies Andy Uba

Bandits Invade General Hospital in Zamfara. Photo Credit: Daily Post Armed men suspected to be bandits terrorizing some parts of Zamfara State have attacked a General Hospital in Dansadau community in the Maru local government area of the State. Dr. Mannir Bature, the Chairman of Nigerian Medical Association in Zamfara confirmed the incident to Channels Television.

  3 months ago ago
Today's Headlines: Bandits Invade General Hospital in Zamfara, Primate Ayodele Replies Andy Uba

HEALTH

There Is No Need To Ask For Fees Before Treating A Patient During Emergency -Professor Innocent Ujah

There are certain situations whereby the healthcare system of the country is questioned as a result of the method in which patients in emergencies are treated. The life of a patient in emergencies should be the first thing in the mind of health workers. As reported by Punch Newspapers, the President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Professor Innocent Ujah has stated that doctors do not need to ask for a police report or collect fees before treating a patient in an emergency.

  1 month ago ago
There Is No Need To Ask For Fees Before Treating A Patient During Emergency -Professor Innocent Ujah

POLITICS

Ex-President Jonathan to inaugurate General Hospital in Akwa Ibom on Tuesday

Former President Goodluck Jonathan is due to inaugurate phase 1 of the reconstructed Ikot Ekpene General Hospital in Akwa Ibom state on Tuesday 12 October. Former President Goodluck Jonathan (C) The Punch. The inauguration, billed to hold at 10 am, is a part of activities marking the 34th anniversary of the creation of the State.

  1 month ago ago
Ex-President Jonathan to inaugurate General Hospital in Akwa Ibom on Tuesday

JUSTICE

Nigerian Resident Doctors calls off strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has called off it's ongoing strike. The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has called off its strike that has commenced in the month of August, and are ready to resume on Wednesday, the 6th of October, 2021.

  1 month ago ago
Nigerian Resident Doctors calls off strike

HEALTH

Resident Doctors Suspend National Strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors NARD has suspended the Industrial Action which has lasted for over two months. The National President of the Association, Dr Dare Ishaya in a press conference in Abuja announced the suspension of the strike after an emergency meetibg of the the body.

  1 month ago ago
Resident Doctors Suspend National Strike

POLITICS

Today's Headlines: JOHESU Steps Down Strike; Senator Musa visits Tinubu, says he is hale and hearty

Photos Credit: Google JOHESU Steps Down Strike Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has resolved to stand down the strike threat it gave the federal government over outstanding salaries and allowances owed its members. Photos Credit: Thisdaylive JOHESU had on September 2, issued a 15-day strike ultimatum to the federal government to resolve the dispute with the health workers.

  2 months ago ago
Today's Headlines: JOHESU Steps Down Strike; Senator Musa visits Tinubu, says he is hale and hearty

HEALTH

2021 NMA Week: Cross River State Chapter Pays Courtesy Visit to Dr Janet Ekpenyong

The Director General of the Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has promised the Nigerian Medical Association of her support towards the hosting of its Annual Medical week aimed at raising awareness on common diseases and it's management. The DG stated this in her office during a courtesy visit led by the chairman of the planning committee on Tuesday, July 27th 2021 as the union seek for a wider coverage and optimization of its plans.

  3 months ago ago
2021 NMA Week: Cross River State Chapter Pays Courtesy Visit to Dr Janet Ekpenyong

HEALTH

What you need to know about Nigeria and South Africa medical associations

Nigerian Medical Association is a professional association and registered for Nigerian doctors and dentists. The NMA has more than 35,000 members from 36 state branches and the branch from the federal capital territory, including those registered in the diaspora. The number of registered medical doctors in Nigeria has risen to 74,543.

  4 months ago ago
What you need to know about Nigeria and South Africa medical associations

SOCIETY

We are in Business to Feed -- Kidnappers

A medical practitioner, Solomon Nidiamaka who was abducted on Monday, July 19, 2021 has now regained his freedom. According to Nidiamaka, who regained his freedom the following day, Tuesday, July 20, 2021; his abductors told him that they were in the kidnapping business to feed.

  4 months ago ago
We are in Business to Feed -- Kidnappers

SOCIETY

Bandits Invade Zamfara General Hospital, Kidnap Health Workers

Note: Picture used for Illustration Report from Sahara Reporters gathered that gunmen alleged to be bandits terrorising some parts of Zamfara State, attacked a General Hospital in Dansadau village in the Maru Local Government Area of the State on Friday. The general hospital was attacked after the muggers attacked the facility, abducting two health workers during the operation.

  3 months ago ago
Bandits Invade Zamfara General Hospital, Kidnap Health Workers

SOCIETY

Gunmen Kidnaps Doctor After Invading Kogi State General Hospital.

A medical doctor identified as Solomon Nidiamaka, who works at the General Hospital Ugwolowo, Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State has been kidnapped on July 19, 2021 from the hospital premises. In a statement signed by Kogi State Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr Omakoji Simeon Oyiguh and the secretary of the association, Dr Famote Talonenju confirmed the incident.

  4 months ago ago
Gunmen Kidnaps Doctor After Invading Kogi State General Hospital.

EDUCATION

Kwara State First Lady Charges Students To Shun Drug Abuse

Indiscriminate use of drugs and other addictive substances otherwise referred to as drug abuse is said to kill faster, silently and ruin the future of our youths in the society. The First Lady of Kwara State and Founder Ajike People Support Center Her Excellency Ambassador Dr. (Mrs.) Olufolake AbdulRazaq made this assertion in Ilorin, while speaking at a public lecture organized by her office as part of activities to mark the 2021 United Nations Day against drug abuse.

  5 months ago ago
Kwara State First Lady Charges Students To Shun Drug Abuse

SOCIETY

Bandits Invade Hospital In Zamfara Kidnap Health Worker

Bandits terrorizing some areas of Zamfara have kidnapped a health worker after they attacked a General Hospital in Dansadau community in the Maru local government area of the State. The Pressman reliable gathered that the attack took place on Friday where other two staff of the hospital were kidnapped.

  3 months ago ago
Bandits Invade Hospital In Zamfara Kidnap Health Worker

HEALTH

Dr Osahon Enabulele emerges first Nigerian to be elected World Medical Association President

Former President, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr Osahon Enabulele has emerged as the president-elect of the World Medical Association (WMA), becoming the first Nigerian and African to achieve the feat. Enabulele who is a practising Chief Consultant Family Physician is also the President of the Commonwealth Medical Association.

  1 month ago ago
Dr Osahon Enabulele emerges first Nigerian to be elected World Medical Association President

HEALTH

Resident doctors call off strike after 9 weeks

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has reportedly called off its two-month-long strike, Newspremises reports. Newspremises recalls that the doctors, in August, embarked on strike after a disagreement with the Federal Government over the non-availability of medical equipment at public tertiary hospitals. In a statement signed by the Nigerian Medical Association, Secretary-General Ekpe Philips Uche, after the meeting held among delegates of NMA and NARD on Sunday, October 3, 2021, in Abuja, the NMA advised NARD to halt the ongoing industrial action.

  1 month ago ago
Resident doctors call off strike after 9 weeks

SOCIETY

Today's Headlines: Bandits Invade Hospital In Zamfara, Veteran Nollywood Actress Is Dead

Bandits Invade Hospital In Zamfara Gunmen suspected to be bandits terrorising some parts of Zamfara State on Friday attacked a General Hospital in Dansadau community in the Maru Local Government Area of the State. The hospital was invaded after the assailants attacked the facility, kidnapping two health workers during the operation.

  3 months ago ago
Today's Headlines: Bandits Invade Hospital In Zamfara, Veteran Nollywood Actress Is Dead