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Emergency Nurses Association Of Nigeria Hold Conference

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The 7th Annual National Scientific Conference/ Workshop of the Emergency Nurses Association of Nigeria (ENAN) has been concluded.

The weeklong event, which encapsulated the association’s annual general meeting, climaxed yesterday.

Themed ‘Emergency Medical Service System, A Veritable Tool For Universal Health Coverage In Nigeria’, the conference held at the Malaria Research Centre (MRC) Hall of the Lagos State University (LASUTH), Ikeja.

Day one of the event witnessed the arrival of the participants, while day two to four saw the delivery of papers on several topics. Day five witnessed an educational visit to some selected industries and tourist sites in Lagos State, while the event was climaxed with the association’s Ordinary Annual General Meeting.

Delivering the welcome address, the Chairman ENAN, Nurse Abdullahi D. Yahaya, said the conference was thoughtfully chosen to bring to focus the very important tool missing in Nigeria’s national healthcare policy structure.

According to him, the absence of the tool has been affecting collective efforts at providing emergent, immediate and prompt healthcare services to those in critical need. 

Also speaking, Mrs. Margret O. Oseni, opined that the effectiveness of the emergency medical service system (EMSS), has been hampered by various challenges, ranging from funding to inadequate infrastructure among others, adding that for the EMSS to work effectively, it will need various stakeholders to work together in areas of government funding, infrastructures, modern equipment and favourable policies.

While reading her keynote address, Mrs. Oseni added that an enabling environment, safe working conditions, staff training and motivation among hospital management would also help ensure the effectiveness of EMSS.

According to her, team spirit, competencies through constant development and practise, research, right attitude, scientific approach in client management, proper communication and documentation will also ensure an effective and efficient EMSS.

Present at the conference were top dignitaries including Dr. Jide Idris, Hon. Commissioner for Health, Lagos State; Mrs. Kemi Ogunyemi, Commissioner IV; Prof. Adewale Oke, Chief Medical Director LASUTH; Dr. Mustapha Ibrahim, Director Clinical Service and Training (DCST LASUTH), among others.

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Mosques, Churches To Reopen On June 19, 21

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Religious activities will resume in Lagos State on Friday, June 19, and 21 respectively.

According to a new directive by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the ban on religious activities will cease in the state on June 19 and 21.

Muslim services to resume on Friday, June 19, while Christian worship begins on Sunday, June, 21

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The directive however restricts children below the age 15 of 15 from attending such religious gatherings with gatherings restricted to only Fridays and Sundays.

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Godswill Akpabio Failed To Deliver On 500 Million Contract-Senator Peter Nwaoboshi

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Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Niger Delta has accused the minister of Niger Delta affairs, Godswill Akpabio of getting a N300 million fence construction contract from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

 

According to The Cable, while still the senator representing Akwa Ibom north-west, Akpabio requested for a N500 million contract from the NDDC in 2017. The Minister was reportedly given the contract of fencing Federal Polytechnic Ukana, Akwa Ibom, (N200 million), and Federal Government College, Ikot Ekpene (N100 million).

 

The publication reported that Akpabio got N150 million for entrepreneurship training on the use of modern farming implements for youths and women of Akwa Ibom north-west senatorial district and N50 million for the renovation of a hostel at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu state.

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Akpabio got N300m fence construction contract from NDDC - Senator Peter Nwaoboshi

 

Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday, June 3, Senator Nwaoboshi said the contracts were fully paid for but there was nothing to show for it.

 

He said:

 

“Findings show that while there was no physical evidence of implementation of these projects, checks show contracts were awarded and fully paid for.

“Such practices have turned the region to sites of abandoned projects.”

 

This is coming after Akpabio said he would not allow the NDDC to be raped under his watch. A few days ago, the former Governor of Akwa Ibom state raised an alarm about NDDC abandoned projects and the agency being “turned to an ATM” by politicians.

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Akpabio said;

 

“We have also had a lot of political interference, people have not allowed NDDC to work as it ought to, people coming with ideas not to move the region forward but to move their pockets forward. It has always been so… I think people were treating the place as an ATM, where you just walk in there to go and pluck money and go away, I don’t think they were looking at it as an interventionist agency.”

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Man Beat Four Year-Old Son To Coma

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A man simply identified as Tunde has been arrested by men of the Lagos state police command.

He was arrested for beating his four-year-old son, Ezekiel, to a state of coma, leaving him with several body marks.

The father of the boy reportedly got angry because he excreted on himself.

Man arrested for beating his four-year-old son to coma in Lagos (photos)

Neighbors revealed that Ezekiel’s mum and his father Tunde were married for a few years until she left him over constant acts of domestic violence. She initially left with Ezekiel but later returned him to his father who had already remarried.

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A neighbor told The Nation that Ezekiel was always being maltreated by Tunde and his new wife.

“Tunde married another wife and the woman always beat Ezekiel at every little provocation. Nobody in the neighbourhood could stop Tunde from beating the boy because of his unruly behaviour,” the neighbor said

Confirming his arrest, the Igando Divisional Police Officer, CSP Taiwo Kasumu said:

“We have arrested him and the child is with us. Though the child can’t be with us; I have contacted the Lagos State Child Protection Unit for further action.”

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