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Day: May 29, 2018

Legendary Nigerian R&B Artiste Banky W. Joins Pink Oak To Fight Cancer

Legendary Nigerian R&B Artiste Banky W. Joins Pink Oak To Fight Cancer

NEWS
 Pink Oak Cancer Trust announces the signing of Nigerian singer and actor, Mr. Bankole Wellington (Banky W.) as a Pink Oak Ambassador. He will be unveiled at a luncheon held in his honour at the Pink Oak Office in Asokoro, Abuja. Pink Oak Cancer is Nigeria’s 1st Cancer Treatment Fund which adopts an innovative approach to mobilize funds for cancer diagnosis and treatment in Nigeria. It uses a harmonized and coordinated approach to create a pool of funds from corporations, well-meaning individuals, charity organizations and government. The ambassadors play important roles in mobilizing donors for Pink Oak. Banky W. who is a cancer survivor has made a strong commitment towards helping cancer patients in Nigeria and becoming a Pink Oak ambassador is one of the ways he intends to achieve thi
#JOHESUStrike2018: JOHESU, This is not Catholic Marriage!

#JOHESUStrike2018: JOHESU, This is not Catholic Marriage!

NEWS
Sometimes I’m slow and hard of hearing. You need to explain and explain before I can fully understand what you are saying. This is one of those days. I do not understand what is going on in the health sector. I have this strong urge to seize the designer ties of the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, the jacket of the Head of Service, Mrs Oyo-Ita and the caps of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige and that of President Buhari. I am that upset. Not that I’m accusing them of any wrong-doing yet. I just need someone to explain why JOHESU (Joint Health Sector Union) has been on strike for over a month and why the government has not done anything about it. Or is there something in civil servants letters of employment that allows them to ignore their jobs, their emp
No going back on strike until FG meets our demands – JOHESU

No going back on strike until FG meets our demands – JOHESU

Latest Health News
The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) on Monday said it would continue its ongoing nationwide strike until the Federal Government implement certain agreements reached between the two parties on Sept. 30, 2017. JOHESU disclosed this at a peaceful rally organised by its national body in Abuja, saying it would not be deterred by the court’s injunction compelling its members to return to work.Mr Josiah Biobelemoye, National Chairman of the union said the rally was aimed at updating members with current developments regarding the ongoing strike, including the recent court order.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the National Industrial Court (NIC) gave an order on May 25, 2018 compelling JOHESU to call off the strike, which began on April 18.Biobelemoye emphasised that the union ha
Despite ban, codeine still wrecking lives in Maiduguri

Despite ban, codeine still wrecking lives in Maiduguri

Latest Health News
In spite of the ban on codeine, the use of the drug is still widespread among youths in Maiduguri, Borno State, Daily Trust findings have revealed.  There are still many dealers operating from various areas of the metropolis. “If you go to Lake Chad Hotel premises which is very close to where I live, empty bottles of codeine containing drugs and cough syrup litter everywhere, one would actually wonder if truly the substance has been banned. People are still consuming it,” said Bukar Ibrahim, a concerned resident. “It makes the consumers rebellious and they engage in rape, theft and bunkering. People engaged in drugs can go to any length to source for money to finance the habit,” Bukar added. Another resident, Abdullahi Goni said large numbers of youths and housewive