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No Work, No Pay: Oshiomhole Living In Grand Delusion Of Self-Importance – NMA

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PRESIDENT, NIGERIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, DR. OSAHON ENABULELE

PRESIDENT, NIGERIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, DR. OSAHON ENABULELE

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has told Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State to continue living in ‘delusion’, following his threat to doctors in the state that his government would implement the ‘no-work, no-pay’, to deter them from joining the ongoing nationwide warning strike by doctors.

Speaking at a meeting with the Association of Resident Doctors and Medical and Dental Consultants Association, on Thursday in Benin City, Mr. Oshiomhole had described the strike as provocative, illegal, avoidable and unnecessary and came to the inevitable conclusion that the strike was targeted at enriching the pockets of private medicine practitioners.

But in reaction to Osjiomhole’s comment, the National President of NMA, Dr. Osahon Enabulele, told SUNDAY PUNCH that it was sad that the Edo governor, who was once the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress, could resort to intimidating doctors in his state.

Enabulele added that Mr. Oshiomhole was overrating himself and was biased against doctors.

He said, “It is not in Oshiomhole’s place to decide the legality of our strike. For him to say he wants to implement a no-work, no-pay policy is unfortunate. I’m not aware if he came out to say anything about the ASUU strike that was just suspended. That is to show you the bias he has against doctors.

“Coming from a governor, who was a labour leader, it is very unfortunate. He should come out and tell us why he led Nigerians on different actions during his eight-year tenure as the president of NLC. He has proven that he has a hidden agenda. We have chosen to ignore him. Let him revel in his delusion”.

Enabulele added that the welfare and working conditions of doctors in Edo State were among the worst in the country just as he noted that the state had a lot of industrial disputes because of Gov. Oshiomhole’s attitude of resorting to intimidating workers.

The NMA president explained that the Edo State chapter of the association was not independent of the national body, and was under an obligation to join the strike.

“All through his time as NLC president, let him tell us if some state branches of NLC, or workers in some states were exempted from nationwide strikes. NMA is a legally constituted national body, with state branches. The state branches are not independent of the national leadership. When NMA goes on strike, all branches are involved. Our position is that what Oshiomhole is saying is totally unacceptable and he is basically overrating himself,” Enabulele said.

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

Also Read: Nigeria still needs SARS, Zamfara gov, Matawalle insists

He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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