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Fashola Warns Lagos Doctors Not To Join Nationwide Strike

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The Lagos State Government on Friday appealed to doctors in its public health sector not to join their counterparts in other parts of the country on their proposed nationwide strike.

This is contained in a statement issued in Lagos by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Lateef Ibirogba.

He appealed to the doctors to consider the interests of the people of Lagos and their medical ethics and shun the proposed strike by the National Medical Association (NMA).

Ibirogba said that any industrial action by doctors would bring untold hardship to the people and could result in avoidable death of patients.

He said that the nature of the work of doctors did not permit them to embark on industrial action without recourse to its implication on the society.

“Workers in the health sector are statutorily classified as offering essential services and there are laid down process and procedures before embarking on such action,” he said.

Ibirogba said that strikes had in the past caused untold suffering, injury and death to innocent patients, who were caught in such strikes.

He warned that the state government would not hesitate to apply the law on erring officers to protect the interest of innocent citizens.

He said that whatever disagreement NMA had against the Federal Government should not be extended to Lagos State Government.

“The issues the national body of NMA has with Federal Government should be ironed out with the Federal Government without allowing it to affect Lagosians.

“This is contrary to Sections 118, 209 and 210 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.

“It provides that it is an offence to maliciously break a contract of service knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that the probable consequence of doing so will endanger human life or seriously endanger public health,” he said.

The commissioner said that the state government would not hesitate to enforce the “a no-work-no- pay’’ policy against doctors that refused to report at their duty posts as at when scheduled.

“Any employee who abandons his duty post without reasonable cause will be taken to have repudiated his contract of employment.

“Such an employee will be held fully liable for the consequences of his or her actions,” he said.

Ibirogba said that the state government had a duty to ensure that health service delivery to the people of the state was not disrupted.

He said that Lagos State Government had been implementing infrastructure development and capacity building in its health sector.

He, therefore, appealed to the doctors to use other means to channel their demands rather than the strike option.

The NMA had on Dec. 22, 2013 directed its members to commence a nationwide strike from 8.00 a.m. on Jan. 6, if government failed to satisfactorily meet its demands.

The doctors said that they would be protesting against poor working conditions, inadequate funding and poor infrastructure in the nation’s health sector.

Mean time, indications have emerged that the threatened strike may not hold any longer, as the federal government was said to have acceded to the demands of the doctors, with the proposed appointment of a Surgeon-General of the federation one of the steps taken by the government to appease the doctors. [NAN]

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Suspects As Explosion Rocks Wike Father’s Church

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Suspects As Explosion Rocks Wike Father’s Church

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An explosion has reportedly rocked a church belonging to the father of Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

The Rivers State Police Command has however announced the arrest of three suspects who allegedly detonated explosives at a Pentecostal church, Christain Universal Church International, located at Mile 3, Diobu area of Port Harcourt.

Also Read: Buhari Will Set Nigeria On Fire If He Doesn’t Implement People’s Demands —Wike

The act was reportedly carried out on Saturday night and detonated the explosives suspected to be dynamite.

According to reports, a significant part of the church was damaged by the explosion, which created panic in the area.

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.

 

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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

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The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%
cashback.

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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