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Nation wide strike; IMSUTH resident doctors joins

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University Teaching Hospital, Orlu (IMSUTH) Associate of Resident Doctors (ARD) Imo State have joined their counterparts nationwide to proceed on an indefinite strike following there failure of the state and federal governments to address issues regarding their welfare.

During an interview on Friday, the Imo State ARD President, Doctor Chima Edward confirmed, saying the federal government has failed to meet the agreement earlier reached before the suspension of the strike by the association a few months ago.

According to Dr. Chima,” the association is resuming suspended strike because doctors haven’t been paid since January this year. ”

He said the strike will make the government to come for a round table meeting with the association, to analyse the issue at hand.

He informed that the association in Imo State also set up a monitoring team to checkmate activities of doctors in the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Owerri, and the state teaching hospital during the ongoing strike, while noting that doctors haven’t been paid COVID-19 allowance in Imo State.

“We need to take care of ourselves first before attending to patients”, Doctor Chima declared.

 

However, some workers at the IMSUTH who spoke to 9jaflair on condition of anonymity expressed worries about what the fate of the patients especially those on admission would be if the strike was not addressed as soon as possible because the last time Resident Doctors embarked on a strike, it affected the in-patients, who were already on admission.”

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BREAKING: Hon. Risikat is Dead, King Sunny Ade’s wife.

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Hon. Risikat Adejoke Adegeye,a former member of Lagos state house of Assembly, Amuwo odofin constituency 1 and former commissioner has passed on.

Hon. Adegeye was one of the wives of veteran Juju Msician, Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye also known as King Sunny Ade. Details of late Hon. Adegeye’s death is still sketchy as at the time of filing in this report.

She reportedly died in the early hours of Tuesday. The cause of her death was not known as at the time of filing this report

May her gentle soul rest in peace

 

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BREAKING: Troop of soldiers in Abia as court hears Nnamdi Kanu’s suit against FG

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Security has been tightened up at the Abia State High Court located at Ikot Ekpene Road Umuahia, the state capital, as the suit filed by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, comes up for hearing today.

Recollect that the secessionist, had through his special counsel, Mr. Aloy Ejimakor, sued the Federal Government of Nigeria over his extradition from Kenya few months ago.

The suit is demanding that Kanu be returned to Kenya where he was allegedly extradited from and subsequently to Britain where he was residing and N5 billion is also demanded from the Federal Government over alleged violation of his fundamental rights.

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Olatunji Bello, the new LASU VC Assumes office.

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Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji Bello Monday, the ninth substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), pledged that the welfare of the staff and students will be uppermost in her administration, adding that the management would create more opportunities for their advancement.

Prof. Olatunji-Bello, who assumed office assumed office amid fanfare, was welcomed into the Ojo main campus of the 37-year-old institution as early as 8a.m, with songs and dance in a carnival-like reception by students, who were adorned in a purple t-shirts with the inscription “31st LASUSU welcomes Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, 9th Vice Chancellor of LASU.”

The appointment of Olatunji-Bello was disclosed last week by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso following the approval by the Lagos State Governor and Visitor to the university, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Olatunji-Bello, a Professor of Physiology succeeded Prof. Lanre Fagbohun, a Professor of Environmental Law and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), whose five-year single tenure expired on January 11, 2021.

The new Vice-Chancellor, who was received at the Iba Gate and escorted to the Babatunde Raji Fashola Senate Building by the happy students and other members of the LASU community, promised that the new administration would ensure that the learning environment is conducive and competitive with provision of relevant infrastructure, equipment and facilities.

Prof. Olatunji-Bello was received at the foyer of the Senate Building by the university’s management, led by the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oyedamola Oke, who was appointed on January 11, 2021 to avoid a vacuum created by the inability of the university to name a substantive Vice-Chancellor to take over from Prof. Fagbohun.

“Your welfare is important to me. We will also ensure the University Scholars Award is revamped. All university scholars will get a 50 per cent refund of their school fees yearly. We will also provide studentship employment opportunities,” the Vice-Chancellor said amid loud ovations from the students.

While addressing members of staff, Prof. Olatunji-Bello, however, sought their support and cooperation for her administration, even as she called for peace and stability to reign foremost in the university.

She said: “I want to thank you for giving me this warm welcome. I promise that your welfare will be paramount to me and you will get whatever is due to you. All your allowances will be paid. However, I want to seek your support and urge that we all allow peace to reign for the good of our university.”

The Vice-Chancellor after addressing the staff later commenced meetings with various stakeholders of the university, including staff and students’ unions.

 

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