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Newspaper Headlines: NMA issues 21-day ultimatum, threatens to join doctors’ strike

Newspaper Headlines: NMA issues 21-day ultimatum, threatens to join doctors’ strike
August 30
07:56 2021

The threat by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to join the strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) if the federal government fail to meet the demands of resident doctors dominated the headlines of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that the federal government has expressed concern about the 21-day strike notice issued by the NMA for the government to meet the demands of striking resident doctors. The newspaper says the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to embark on another strike.

Daily Independent reports that there is palpable fear about the safety of flying in the country as vandals have continued to destroy critical safety equipment at airports. The newspaper says Uche Secondus may not return as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Nation reports that Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour, said the federal government is not aware of the planned increase in electricity tariff. The newspaper says gunmen killed Abdulkarim, son of Bala Na’Allah, senator representing Kebbi south.

The Guardian reports that absence of cargo scanners at the nation’s port, despite multiple approvals, costs the government N800 billion monthly. The umbrella body of medical workers in Nigeria has threatened to join resident doctors’ strike.

The Nigerian Tribune says customs discovered ammunition inside an imported vehicle at Tin Can port. The newspaper reports that the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) said the attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy is worrisome.


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