By Oluwabukola Akanni Dr Temitope Hussein, president of University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan branch of the Nigerian Association of Resident Physicians (NARD), says the association has lost 17 doctors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hussein, who justified the association’s reasons for joining the national NARD strike, explained that the families of the deceased doctors had not yet benefited from the death insurance scheme while in service. According to him, the striking doctors were also protesting against the non-payment of the salaries of some of their members across the country and demanding an upward revision of the risk allowance, among other things. He denounced the agony that its members across the country had had to endure for three months now without pay, despite their uninterrupted service to the nation. Hussein said that despite the three-month window given to the federal government to review the risk pay for healthcare workers, the risk […]
A task force on environmental sanitation in Oyo on Saturday arrested 40 persons in Ibadan for allegedly violating the environmental sanitation laws. The team also impounded 50 vehicles and 75 motorcycles during the monthly sanitation, which usually holds from 6 a.m to 9 a.m. The Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Dr Abdulateef Oyeleke, who
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SUNDAY ABORISADE the President of Ilana Omo Oodua, Prof Banji Akintoye, has described the recent food blockade by northern traders and the persistent destruction of farmlands by Fulani herders in the South-West as a deliberate plan to cause hunger and starvation in the region. Akintoye, therefore, challenged other Yoruba leaders and governors of the South-West […] Read Full Story