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Fact-Check: Misinformation Debunked on HPV Vaccine’s Role in Fertility and Population Control

ABUJA, Nigeria - Claims made by Ahmed Isah, the host of the Brekete family radio programme, stating that the Human Papillomavirus, HPV, vaccine is...

UNICEF Sounds Alarm: Nigeria Atop Global Child Bride Crisis with 23.6 Million Cases

ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigeria remains an epicentre for child marriages in West and Central Africa, as a startling report by UNICEF divulges that the...

Woman Discovers Surgical Tool Left in Her Body After 18 Months

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — New Zealand’s Health and Disability Commissioner reported on Monday, September 4, 2023, that a surgical tool, an Alexis retractor or...

Kidnapping Saga: Cross River’s Medical Association Suspends 40-Day Strike

CALABAR, Nigeria — The Cross River State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association,  NMA, has suspended its 40-day strike, initially instigated to demand the...

NARD Rejects Tinubu’s ‘No Work, No Pay’ Policy, Warns of Escalation of Industrial Action

ABUJA, Nigeria — The standoff between the Federal Ministry of Health and the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, took a new turn on...

Outrage: Doctors Embark on Indefinite Strike over Lagos Hospital Elevator Tragedy

LAGOS, Nigeria – The tragic death of Dr Vwaere Diaso in an elevator crash at a General Hospital in Lagos Island has sparked outrage...

Cross River Medical Community Rallies in Protest After Professor Ekanem Ephraim’s Kidnapping

CALABAR, Nigeria – The medical community in Cross River State is in turmoil following the kidnapping of 64-year-old Prof Ekanem Ephraim of the University...

Patients Groan as Nigeria’s National Doctors’ Strike Paralyses Public Healthcare System

LAGOS, Nigeria — A bleak scenario has unfolded across Nigeria's tertiary health facilities as a nationwide total and indefinite strike by the National Association...

Nationwide Strike Continues as Doctors Reject Tinubu’s 25% Salary Increment

ABUJA, Nigeria - The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, has flatly rejected the Federal Government's offer of a 25% increase in the basic...

Tinubu Approves Quarterly N25,000 Peculiar Allowance for Government Doctors

ABUJA, Nigeria - The Federal Government has approved a peculiar allowance of N25,000 per quarter for medical doctors and dentists working in federal hospitals,...

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