Nigeria Newspapers: Today’s Leadership Newspaper Headlines [17 September, 2018].

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Unease Over Dearth Of Physicians In Nigeria’s Health Sector
Mon, 17 Sep 2018

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There is growing concern in the country’s health sector over shortage of medical professionals particularly trained doctors, with stakeholders putting the blame on poor funding of the sector. LEADERSHIP investigations revealed that with an estimated 180millon population, Nigeria has about 72,000 medical doctors registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN). Half of the trained doctors, it was learnt, have left the shores of the country for greener pastures, leaving only about 40,000 to practice in Nigeria.

Our findings revealed that out of the 164 universities in the country, only 41 have been accredited to offer medicine as course, while a few others have partial accreditation. It was also gathered that contrary to World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) recommendation of one doctor to 600 patients, Nigerians are left with one doctor to 2,500 patients. Also, considering Nigeria’s population of about 180,000, some medical experts have averred that the country would need about 303,333 medical doctors and produce at least 10,605 new doctors annually to join the workforce.

The president of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Dr Francis Faduyile, told LEADERSHIP in an exclusive chat that the country needs 10 times the number of doctors it currently has to be able to bridge the gap. Highlighting some of the factors promoting migration of doctors outside the country, the NMA president said so many things are involved. He said, “The ones that we have found out is that most doctors are either under-employed or not employed and this has a lot to do with funding for health. Whereas our people are yearning to have proper health, government, especially the state governments, are not funding health appropriately.

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“You will see a lot of general hospitals or state specialist hospitals that you have very few numbers of doctors and they just refuse to employ. So, we have so many doctors who are not employed or are under-employed. Many of them are in the private institutions and their pay is not good. So some of them get frustrated and they leave this country “Secondly, we have the issue of those who are really working in these government hospitals and are overworked. The work environment is not conducive and they are not actually appreciated. “For example, it is a norm that doctors cannot see more than 40 patients per day in a clinic because for a doctor to be able to see a patient, do examination and then start formulating how he wants to treat, he will spend not less than 15 minutes on each patient.

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Flood Kills 2 In Orozo Community
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPResidents of Orozo community in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) are still mourning the death of two persons who were killed in Orozo River, when the area was flooded at the weekend. As at press time, the Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is still searching for the body of the deceased, a boy, []The post Flood Kills 2 In Orozo Community appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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2019: Senatorial Aspirant Drums Support For APC
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPAn aspirant to Zone C, Niger North Senatorial district of Niger State in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji Sale Sahbi Darangi, said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is a party to beat in the coming general elections. Speaking after he picked his nomination form at the APC headquarters in Abuja, Darangi maintained that []The post 2019: Senatorial Aspirant Drums Support For APC appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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FCTA To Introduce Inclusive Education Policy In 6 Schools
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said it has concluded arrangements to introduce inclusive education policy in six selected primary and secondary schools, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Briefing newsmen in Abuja at the weekend, the deputy director, special needs education in the Education Secretariat, Mrs. Jean Onyekwelu explained that the policy would be []The post FCTA To Introduce Inclusive Education Policy In 6 Schools appeared first on Leadership Newspa
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Group To March For PMB After APC Primaires
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPA women group, Noble Women Movement for Buhari and Osinbajo, (NWM4BO), has disclosed that it would hold its One Million March in support of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo after the party’s primary elections. A statement signed by the group’s director of publicity, Dr. Rachael Ahmadu, which was made available to LEADERSHIP []The post Group To March For PMB After APC Primaires appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Atiku’s Supporters Beg Obasanjo For Forgiveness
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPSupporters of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant have pleaded with former President Olusegun Obasanjo to settle his political differences with him ahead of the 2019 general elections. Atiku was Obasanjo’s vice president from 1999 to 2007 when the former President’s alleged third term ambition was said to []The post Atiku’s Supporters Beg Obasanjo For Forgiveness appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Beware Of Politicians Who Have Nothing To Offer
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPAs the 2019 general elections gathers momentum, one of the aspirants seeking to represent Jaba local government constituency at Kaduna State House of Assembly on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon Daniel Hassan has urged the electorates, especially the youth to make the right choices by voting credible candidates. ‘Leadership is all []The post ‘Beware Of Politicians Who Have Nothing To Offer’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Dogara’s Return Will Ensure Our Victory In Bauchi, Nigeria ‘ PDP
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) yesterday said the return of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara back to its fold is a pointer to its electoral victory both in Bauchi state and at the federal level. The party while describing the Speaker’s return to PDP as a courageous response to the []The post Dogara’s Return Will Ensure Our Victory In Bauchi, Nigeria ‘ PDP appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Youths Stage Rally In Support Of Saraki’s Presidential Bid
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe presidential ambition of the Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, received a major boost yesterday as youths in Ilorin, Kwara state capital staged a one-million-man march in suport of his aspiration. The mass rally was led by Olarewaju Oba. The Youths, who defied the scorching sun chanted various slogans, signifying their support Saraki’s presidential []The post Youths Stage Rally In Support Of Saraki’s Presidential Bid appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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2019: History Will Repeat Itself In Nigeria ‘ Kwankwaso
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPSenator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has declared that history is about to repeat itself in Nigeria as the 2019 general elections draws nearer. Kwankwaso, who divulged that all the indices on ground have proven beyond every reasonable doubt that the ruling All Progress Congress (APC) has lost electoral value just within three years, added that, the []The post 2019: History Will Repeat Itself In Nigeria ‘ Kwankwaso appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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CSOs Decry Alleged Plans To Frustrate 2019 Elections
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPA coalition of civil society groups has raised alarm over what it described as plans by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to frustrate the successful conduct of a free and fair 2019 general elections. The coalition said the President’s refusal to sign into law the recently amended Electoral Act is a big threat to []The post CSOs Decry Alleged Plans To Frustrate 2019 Elections appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Devote Security Votes to Intelligence Gathering, NIMASA Boss Tells Govs
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe chairman, Board of Director of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Maj. Gen. India Garba (rtd) has challenged state governors to devote part of their monthly security votes in promoting intelligence gathering by locals that will aid the work of security agencies. Garba gave the charge while expressing worries over the growing spate []The post Devote Security Votes to Intelligence Gathering, NIMASA Boss Tells Govs appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Adeosun’s Resignation Mark Of Integrity, Honour ‘ APC
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the resignation of Kemi Adeosun as Minister of Finance and acceptance of same by President Muhammadu Buhari is an action of honour, strength, character and integrity. APC acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena said that like all responsive and responsible governments concerned about the truth and due []The post Adeosun’s Resignation Mark Of Integrity, Honour ‘ APC appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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IPC Urges Police To Investigate Threat To Journalists’ Lives
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe International Press Centre (IPC), has called on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to immediately investigate the alleged threat to the lives of three Adamawa State based journalists. It had been reported in some national Newspapers that, Three journalists in Adamawa State have petitioned the Inspector General of Police, requesting for protection of []The post IPC Urges Police To Investigate Threat To Journalists Lives appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Osinowo Battles Senator Ashafa For Lagos East Senatorial Ticket
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe jostle for Lagos East senatorial district ticket in Lagos state appeared to have reached its climax as party leaders, Council bosses and their deputies in the district have publicly thrown their weights behind the aspiration of Hon. Adebayo Osinowo to contest the forthcoming Lagos East Senatorial District primary election of the All Progressive Congress []The post Osinowo Battles Senator Ashafa For Lagos East Senatorial Ticket appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Reject Desperate Politicians, Rep Member Warns Youths
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPYouths drawn from four political wards in Etim Ekpo local government area of Akwa Ibom State, have been warned to desist from being used by desperate politicians to cause mayhem during and after the polls. Addressing a political rally organized in his honour by elders, leaders and stakeholders of Obong/Utit Annang clan at St Joseph’s []The post Reject Desperate Politicians, Rep Member Warns Youths appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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2019: Why I’m Being Sponsored By My Constituents
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPA former legal adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra state, Mr. Chuks Okoye at the weekend declared his ambition to contest the Anambra central senatorial district election in the forthcoming general elections under the (PDP)platform. Okoye who disclosed this at the weekend while briefing newsmen in Awka, the Anambra state capital said []The post ‘2019: Why I’m Being Sponsored By My Constituents ‘ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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9 Persons Abducted By Bandits In A/Ibom Regain Freedom
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPFollowing series of breakthroughs recorded by the state government in partnership with the security operatives, relative calm has now returned to Ukanafun and Etim Ekpo, the two local government areas of Akwa Ibom that have been under siege by bandits and kidnappers in the last couple of years. Accordingly, all nine abducted persons recently reported []The post 9 Persons Abducted By Bandits In A/Ibom Regain Freedom appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Amaechi To Abe: Stop Calling Me Your Leader
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has told a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe to stop referring to him (Amaechi) as his leader. This is as Abe has alleged plot by some persons to use rumours of the endorsement []The post Amaechi To Abe: Stop Calling Me Your Leader appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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$10.1bn Demand: Fitch Places MTN On Negative Watch
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPInternational rating agency, Fitch Ratings has placed MTN Group Limited on Rating Watch Negative (RNW), saying the telecoms ratings could be further downgraded based on the $10.1 billion the federal government has asked it to return back to the country. The attorney general of the country had asked to company to pay back $2 billion []The post $10.1bn Demand: Fitch Places MTN On Negative Watch appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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275,000 Workers Withdraw N86.7bn From Pension Funds
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPWith the harsh economy taking its toll on the employment market, 275, 172 workers who were sacked by their respective companies have resorted to pension fund for succour, as they were able to withdraw N86.7 billion from their pension contributions, LEADERSHIP can now reveal. Finding showed that the disengaged workers made the withdrawal between 2004, []The post 275,000 Workers Withdraw N86.7bn From Pension Funds appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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CBN Policies And Emerging Markets
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPGoings on in international financial circles especially since the Donald Trump administration came on board is throwing the whole system into a tailspin. Rise in the United States (US) interest rate, funds flow reversals away from emerging and frontier markets, appreciation in the value of the United States dollar relative to other emerging markets’ currencies []The post CBN Policies And Emerging Markets appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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As Adeleke, Omisore, Oyetola, Others Battle For The Soul Of Osun
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPAhead of Saturday governorship election in Osun State, TOPE FAYEHUN, in this report presentsmajor contenders among the 48 candidates of various political parties jostling to take over the tenancy of Bola Ige Government House from its current occupant, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola Osun state, the state of the Living Spring is currently the synocure of []The post As Adeleke, Omisore, Oyetola, Others Battle For The Soul Of Osun appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Fashion And Tourism Are Inseparable ‘ Rotiba
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
LEADERSHIPFunmi Rotiba’s 13 year experience in the tourism sector makes her an expert, to an extent, on matters that concern that line of business. And in this interview with Stellamaries Amuwa, the natural beauty bares it all on tourism and its relationship with fashion. What does it mean to be a tour consultant’ In Nigeria, []The post Fashion And Tourism Are Inseparable ‘ Rotiba appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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