• Antonino Fernandez willed $2m to resident of the Spanish village he grew up in

    Antonino Fernandez willed $2m to resident of the Spanish village he grew up in

    Antonino Fernández, who died aged 98 in August 2016, left £169m in his will to the 80 residents of his birthplace – the small village of Cerezales del Condado in north west Spain. He left £2m in his will to each resident and basically made them millionaires overnight.

    Fernández born into a family made up of 13 children, emigrated to Mexico in 1949, when he was 32. He went on to become the CEO of Grupo Modelo, the brewery company who […]

  • Resident doctors call-off 10-week strike in Rivers

    Resident doctors call-off 10-week strike in Rivers

    Association of Resident Doctors at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital has suspended its two months old strike.

    The doctors had gone on strike on the 3rd of August, citing poor management, non payment of full salary for doctors, incessant cases of robbery, lack of consumables, amongst others.

    Public Relations Officer of the group, Chibuzor Mbanasor told newsmen that the agreement to suspend the strike was reached after series of meeting with the hospital’s management and the intervention of the Chairman, […]

  • Resident Doctors Give ABUTH 2-week Ultimatum

    Resident Doctors Give ABUTH 2-week Ultimatum

    The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Ahmad Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) yesterday , gave the hospital management two weeks ultimatum to meet its demands or face indefinite strike.

    Addressing a press conference yesterday in Zaria , the president, Dr Waziri Aliyu-Dahiru said the association had on Aug. 30, 2016 held an emergency congress meeting to review events following earlier ultimatum.

    He observed that the initial plan was to commence indefinite strike action today, Monday, Sep. 5, but it was suspended […]

  • ABUTH resident doctors postpone strike to September 15

    ABUTH resident doctors postpone strike to September 15

    Resident Doctors of Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, ABUTH, on Monday said they would proceed on total and indefinite strike on September15, unless the management address issues of infrastructure decay at the facility.

    Waziri Aliyu-Dahiru, the President of the hospital’s resident doctors association, said at a news conference in Zaria, Kaduna State, that the strike would have started this Monday, but was postponed due to intervention by elders.

    According to him, prominent Nigerians, including Senators Shehu Sani (Kaduna Central) and Suleiman Hunkuyi […]

  • LAUTECH Resident Doctors Suspend Strike, Gives Ultimatum

    LAUTECH Resident Doctors Suspend Strike, Gives Ultimatum

    The Resident Doctors of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) has suspended its 9 months industrial action and has given the Osun State an ultimatum to fulfill their demands, on or before July 14, 2016.

    The Resident Doctors had on September 28, 2015 embarked on an indefinite strike to press home their demands on issues relating to remuneration in justice and the training programme.

    Addressing newsmen in Osogbo the state capital, President of the Resident Doctors, Dr Adeyinka Owolabi said that the […]

  • Resident doctors call off nationwide strike

    Resident doctors call off nationwide strike

    The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have called off the strike embarked upon due to the inability of the government to meet their demands.

    National President of the Association, Mohammed Askira, made the announcement during a press conference in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Saturday, June 25.

    Addressing journalists in Abuja, Mr Askira, however, appealed to the government to implement agreements reached with the association before July the 14th.

    While stating that it’s decision is borne out of the need of alleviating the […]

  • UCH resident doctors suspend strike

    UCH resident doctors suspend strike

    Dr Luqman Ogunjimi, the Chairman, Asssociation of Resident Doctors (ARD), University College Hospital (UCH) chapter said the strike embarked upon by doctors had been suspended.

    Ogunjimi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Ibadan that the doctors suspended the strike at the emergency meeting of the National Executive Council meeting of the association held in Abuja on Friday.

    “Rising from the NARD ENEC in Abuja, the decision reached is to suspend the strike action now, but work resumes fully […]

  • Resident Doctors insist strike continues

    Resident Doctors insist strike continues

    The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) insists its strike continues until congress takes decision on the outcome of the meeting with the House of Representatives.

    The President of NARD, Dr. Muhammed Askira, made the statement while addressing reporters on Wednesday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

    He was reacting to the statement made by the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, that both parties had agreed to sheath their swords after Tuesday’s meeting with the lawmakers.

    “If you interpret the statement of the Minister […]

  • Resident doctors suspend strike

    Resident doctors suspend strike

    The leadership of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has agreed to suspend its strike at a meeting with other health sector stakeholders on Tuesday.

    The Association’s leadership also appealed to members to suspend the strike until the next meeting scheduled for July 14.

    The decision emanated from the meeting between resident doctors and other stakeholders, organised by the Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogàra in Abuja.

    The meeting will reconvene in three weeks to review progress made in the implementation […]

  • Resident doctors begin strike over unpaid salaries

    Resident doctors begin strike over unpaid salaries

    The National Association of Resident Doctors in federal teaching hospitals have commenced an indefinite strike over the non payment 10 months salaries of some of its members.

    The President of the ARD, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife, Dr. Wole Ayegbusi, who said this while speaking with journalists in Osogbo stated that the strike started on Monday morning.

    He said, ” We have started an indefinite strike this morning to drive home our demands. The most saddening part of it is […]