Amidst a pandemic, the Medical Guild, an Association of Medical Doctors under the employment of the Lagos State Government, is set to go on strike on Monday. The strike is expected to run from July 13 to 16 and excludes medical practitioners working in the state’s COVID-19 isolation centres.
The reasons for the strike include the wage disparity between the Federal and Lagos State doctors, the issue of COVID-19 hazard allowances and inducement allowances, nonpayment of salaries and lack of appropriate equipment.
The guild had previously given a 21-day ultimatum to the state government, which was extended further by two weeks, but eventually, a three-day strike was initialized based on unmet demands.
FG hands over National Theatre to CBN for renovation
The Federal Government has handed over the National Theatre Complex at Iganmu, Lagos and its surrounding lands to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bankers’ Committee for the renovation and upgrade of the facility.
The handover ceremony took place on Sunday, with the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; CBN Governor and Chairman, Bankers Committee, Godwin Emefiele; Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, in attendance.
Emefiele declared that the renovation of the facility is expected to be completed in 18 months, and to help create opportunities for Nigeria youth.
Delta SSG tests negative for COVID-19, discharged from Isolation Centre
Secretary to the Delta State Government, Chiedu Ebie, has been declared Coronavirus-free and discharged from the isolation centre in Asaba, Delta State.
According to a statement by Olisa Ifeajika, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ebie had been discharged on Sunday after being spending 21 days in an isolation centre.
The State’s Commissioner for Information, Charles Aniagwu, has also tested positive for the virus but has since been discharged after testing negative last week.
Wole Soyinka celebrates 86 years
It is indeed a celebration of life and indeed, a notable one as Nigerian poet, playwright and writer, Wole Soyinka clocks 86.
He is known to be the first sub-Saharan African awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, which he got in 1986.
To mark the event, the Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange Project (WSICE) would be announcing the winners of the Wole Soyinka Essay Competition in a virtual prize ceremony on Tuesday.
NCDC confirms 571 new cases of coronavirus
571 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
740 deaths pic.twitter.com/h9SJid9veA
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