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Day: November 1, 2019

Boko Haram Jihadists Kidnap Doctor, Nurse, Driver In Chad

Boko Haram Jihadists Kidnap Doctor, Nurse, Driver In Chad

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Boko Haram jihadists have kidnapped a hospital’s head doctor, a nurse and their driver in western Chad, civilian and military sources said Thursday. It was the first abduction targeting medical personnel in the region, where Boko Haram has raided many villages, kidnapping mainly women, they said. The medical team was headed to the town of Tchoukouliya on the northern shore of Lake Chad, a Boko Haram stronghold, when they were snatched on Wednesday, local governor Nouki Charfadine told AFP. “The kidnappers took them away on a motorised canoe on the lake,” Charfadine said. Boko Haram has training camps on several of the islands that dot the vast, shallow lake, which straddles the borders of Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon as well as Chad. A high-ranking military official said on condition of
Absence of Fake Doctor From Court Stalls Trial

Absence of Fake Doctor From Court Stalls Trial

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The ongoing trial of an alleged fake medical doctor, Martin Ugwu, who used a stolen identity to work at the Federal Ministry of Health for 10 years was stalled on Wednesday because he had been put behind bars for another offence. Ugwu is being prosecuted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission for impersonation and was billed to appear before Justice Abubakar Kutigi of the High Court of Federal Capital Territory, Gwagwalada. A statement signed by the spokesperson for the commission, Rasheedat Okoduwa, said Ugwu was remanded in Keffi Prisons, Nasarawa State. The commission said, “He was scheduled to appear before the court over allegations of impersonating a certain Dr. George Daniel Davidson, to gain employment into the Federal Civil Service. “ICPC, in
FG Plans Health Care for the Aged, Others

FG Plans Health Care for the Aged, Others

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The Federal Government on Thursday said it would liaise with the Nigeria Governors Forum to ensure that aged persons, including lepers and persons living with HIV, get free and quality health-care services in the country. The Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora, disclosed the plan in Abuja at the 2nd national conference on ageing, organised by the Coalition of Societies of Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria with the theme, ‘Journey to age equality: The society and the older persons, the Nigerian perspective.” He said, “Nigeria’s ageing population of 60 years and above is ever increasing, In the year 2009, the National Population Commission of Nigeria stated that there were 6,987,047 elderly people (60 years and above) in the country, which represented 4.98 per cent of the
LAPO Commissions Ultra-Modern Hospital In Benin

LAPO Commissions Ultra-Modern Hospital In Benin

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Nigerians yearning for a better and innovative healthcare delivery system can now heave a sigh of relief as Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) has inaugurated its ultra-modern Benin Medical Care (BMC) hospital. The official commissioning ceremony of the project is scheduled to hold today, Friday 1, 2019 with the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki as the Chairman of the day. The BMC is the latest addition to the LAPO group of vibrant semi-autonomous institutions addressing myriads of socio-economic and health challenges confronting poor and vulnerable people in target communities across the country. A multi-specialty 60-bed hospital with a well-resourced diagnostics centre in terms of equipment and personnel, it is set to address diverse health challenges in Nigeria through cu...
Rotary Boosts Healthcare Sector with N90m Medical Cabins

Rotary Boosts Healthcare Sector with N90m Medical Cabins

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Healthcare delivery in Nigeria received a boost as Rotary International procured eight Medical Health Cabins worth N90,375,000 for eight locations in Ogun and Lagos states. The project was co-sponsored by Rotary District 9110 in Nigeria; District 2430 in Turkey; District 6910 in Georgia, United States of America; District 4420 in Brazil, Rotary Foundation, and the Rotary Club of Gbagada South. Two of the Medical Health Cabins fully equipped with necessary consumables had been donated to Erunwon in Ikorodu North Local Council Development Area and Ado-Odo Ota Primary Health Centre, Ota. The cabin at Ota was commissioned by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Ogun State, Dr. Adesanya Ayinde, who represented the governor, Dapo Abiodun. According to the Past District 9110 Gov...