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Resident Doctors To Begin Indefinite Strike Nationwide

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Members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have concluded plans to embark on an indefinite strike on Thursday, April 1.

The strike will be coming on the heels of the expiration of the 60-day ultimatum given to the Federal Government on January 25 for the payment of arrears of salaries of house officers across the country and the review of hazard allowance, among other demands. According to members of the association, since the pandemic began in 2020, it has lost 17 doctors, whose families and loved ones are yet to benefit from the Death in Service Insurance Scheme.

A statement released in Abuja by the President of NARD, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, after NARD’s extra-ordinary National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Sunday, March 28, reads in part

“The NEC observed that her earlier ultimatum given to the Federal Government during the January 2021 NEC meeting in Owerri will expire by 12 midnight on the 31st of March 2021 with no significant achievement.

The NEC reiterated her full support for the Central Placement of House Officers. Nevertheless, they decried the agony our members have been made to pass through for three months now without salaries despite uninterrupted service delivery to the nation.

This is due to the inefficiency of the Registrar of MDCN in handling the processes of central placement of House Officers as approved by the Federal Executive Council since 2017.

The NEC bemoaned the suffering of some of our members in GIFMIS platform who have not been paid salaries for four months now due to delay in biometric capturing by IPPIS department.

They lamented the inhumane treatment being meted on our members in some State Tertiary Institutions like ABSUTH being owed twenty months salaries, IMSUTH five months salaries and UNIMEDTH three months salaries.

The NEC also observed that despite the three-month window given to the Federal Government to review the hazard allowance of health workers, the hazard allowance has remained a paltry sum of five thousand naira monthly.

The NEC noted that despite the efforts of NARD, the erroneously paid 2020 Medical Residency Training Fund (MRTF) to non-resident Doctors is yet to be addressed. Also, the 2019, some of 2020 and 2021 MRIF are yet to be paid.”

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See what IPOB told DSS about ARMS( Details)

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The indigenous people of Biafra has said it produces it’s arms locally.

 

This was in response to allegation credited to the Department of State services that IPOB was plotting to attack Banks to get money to purchase arms.

The media and publicity secretary of the group Emma Powerful described the allegation as a poor script. Saying their arms are produced locally.

 

While assuring banks in the area of their safety he said IPOB members are freedom fighters not criminals .

 

According to the this was a plot by the DSS to spread wicked propaganda to blackmail Eastern security Network and IPOB and dent our image .

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Nigeria Is Number 1 Importer In Africa- WTO

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The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Friday revealed that Nigeria is the number one importer of commercial services in Africa in 2020.

WTO made the revelation in a data released on Friday.

The Geneva-based international trade organization ranked Nigeria as the 25th commercial importer in the world but the first commercial importer in Africa, followed by Egypt which was ranked 28th in the world.

While Egypt and Morocco made the list of world exporters led by the United States, Nigeria was conspicuously absent in the global commercial exporters’ list.

The US also ranked first in the commercial importers’ list followed by China, United Kingdom and Japan; while US, UK, China and India topped the exporters’ list.

WTO noted that preliminary estimates were based on quarterly statistics.

“Figures for the number of countries and territories have been estimated by the Secretariat.”

“Data for 2020 are not yet available for the United Arab Emirates. In 2019, commercial services exports were valued at US$72 billion and imports at US$73 billion,”

it said.

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Living faith Church(Winners) to spend N160 Billion on New 100,000 seater Auditorium.

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The living faith Church founded by Bishop David oyedepo is to spend over N160 billion to build 100,000 seater Auditorium known as “The Ark”

 

Ground breaking ceremony for The Ark was carried out by Bishop Oyedepo in March 2021.

It is sited on about 1,000 hectares of land withing the premises of the current Church building , The ark will specifically accommodate 106,000 seats and will include 24-floor mission Tower made up of two twin towers of 12 floors each.

 

Upon completion the existing 50,000 seaters faith Tabernacle will serve as an overflow facility .

Oyedepo has said members will not be tasked for the project

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