News Reports

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Major health stories last week

Federal Government, JOHESU yet to sheathe swords as strike continues.

Bukola Saraki

Health Workers’ Strike: Saraki meets ministers, JOHESU leaders

He says Senate will step in to help end the strike.

Empty paediatric section at the National Hospital

Health forum urges govt., JOHESU to end strike

The forum promises to mediate in the crisis.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Medical doctors oppose JOHESU’s call for removal of Nigerian Health Minister

Doctors described call as an act of “rascality and disregard” for the office of the Health Minister


WHO, World Bank establish mechanism to monitor global health security

The mechanism observes how ready the world is to tackle outbreaks and pandemics, the WHO says.

patients sited, awaiting turns at the Federal Medical Centre In Jabi, Abuja.

JOHESU Strike: FMC Jabi employs ad hoc staff

The NARD leader said that the 80 per cent of services in the hospital were going on.

Ebola case in DR Congo

Ebola: Two of three Congo patients who escaped quarantine dead

Four cases have been confirmed in the city’s Wangata neighbourhood.

Adamawa on map

Suspected cholera outbreak claims 12 lives in Adamawa

About 134 suspected cases had so far been reported from the two local government areas, says an official

University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH)

Boko Haram, JOHESU strike hindering services at Maiduguri University Hospital – Official

The official says it would be disastrous to close down the hospital.


WHO unveils ambitious health plans for three billion people globally

The 13th General Programme of Work will guide the work of the global health agency from 2019 to 2023

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

JOHESU: Minister sympathises with health workers involved in road accident

19 JOHESU members were involved in an accident along the Benin-Auchi road on Saturday.

A pharmacy used to illustrate the story

400 pharmacies, patent medicine stores sealed in Adamawa

The affected comprise 35 pharmacies and 365 patent medicine stores.

Ebola Volunteers

Measures are in place to curtail spread of Ebola in Nigeria — WHO

There has been a scare that the Ebola outbreak which has been ravaging the Democratic Republic of Congo might spread to Nigeria.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Nigerian govt committed to resolving dispute with JOHESU — Minister

The government appeals to the union to return to work while talks continue.

Deserted corridors of the National Hospital

Major Health stories last week

The confrontation between irate health workers and the Federal Government deepens.

Federal Medical Centre Yola, [Photo credit:]

Doctors separate conjoined twins in Yola

‘’The surgery was conducted on May 14, and the chances of survival of the twins are excellent,’’ the official says.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Despite JOHESU’s call, minister expresses govt’s commitment to end health workers’ strike

He added that government would continue to engage in continuous dialogue on how to improve the sector.

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Six common ailments you can avoid during rainy season

High standards of hygiene will protect you against the diseases

Health workers used to illustrate the story.

Kaduna health workers join JOHESU strike

Members in the state and local government health institutions are to commence the strike Friday midnight.


JOHESU ‘unmoved’ by court order directing resumption of work

JOHESU says it is yet to be served the order.

Health workers used to illustrate the story.

NMA accuses JOHESU of sabotaging healthcare delivery

The Plateau body says JOHESU members have tampered with laboratory chemicals and shut down medicine stores.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Health Workers Strike: JOHESU wants health minister sacked

The health workers also accuse the labour minister, leading the strike negotiations, of bias.