Wednesday, 29th November 2023


27 Oct
Nigerian Academy of Medicine (NAMed) has lamented continued brain drain in the health sector, saying the trend is depleting workforce and leaving a void difficult to fill. The academy also called on Federal Government to increase budget allocation to the health sector, in line with the 2001 Abuja Declaration, which recommends that 15 per cent…
11 Sep
The Medical and Dental Consultants' Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) has warned of the dire consequence of the raging brain drain in the health sector. It regretted that basic and postgraduate medical education is being challenged, hence the need to urgently train...
13 Jun
As the brain drain syndrome in the health and information technology (IT) sectors persists, Phillips Consulting (PCL) has revealed in its recent survey that about 52 per cent of Nigerian professionals are considering quitting their jobs and relocating abroad within a year. 
9 Jun
The Institute of Directors Nigeria (IoD) has championed a call to action by individuals, organisations, stakeholders and government to drive policy considerations aimed at exploiting emigration trends in favour of Nigeria.
7 Jun
• FG to get British govt’s £2m for strengthening of health workforce The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has deplored poaching of professionals by rich nations such as the United Kingdom (UK) from poor countries, saying the development was becoming “out of control.” The submission comes as Nigeria lost 2,998 trained nurses in 2021-2022 to…
5 Jun
The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, says medical colleges in Nigeria must develop the capacity to train more doctors to bridge the brain drain gap in the sector
21 Apr
It has been widely reported of the bill seeking to curb brain drain by mandating Nigerian medical doctors to practice for, at least, five years in the country before going abroad.
12 Apr
The Nigerian House of Representatives recently passed a contentious bill aimed at addressing the country’s medical personnel shortage.
11 Apr
Nigerian doctors take the Hippocratic Oath. In April 2019, Nigeria’s labour and employment minister, Dr Chris Ngige, was asked about Nigeria losing healthcare professionals to economic migration that took them to better-paying jobs in other continents, and he brushed it aside, saying that Nigeria had a surplus that made the migration a non-issue. A year…
Akin Abayomi
6 Apr
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has disclosed that the Ministry of Health, the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) Yaba, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi-Araba, and Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) are working together to address brain drain phenomenon and forestall outbreak of Lassa fever.
3 Apr
In December, 2022, randomly tuning in to a Nigerian channel, Galaxy TV, I watched a short clip on the ongoing brain drain, which has been hilariously tagged the ‘Japa movement’. What came to mind was the panel discussion slides prepared for the Young Medical Laboratory Scientists' yearly public health lecture on the same theme. In…
5 Feb
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, at the weekend, disclosed that the Federal Government is working on halting the brain drain in the health sector by improving conditions of service.


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From the deputy chairman of the House of Representatives committee on media and public relations, Dr Philip Agbese came the assurances that there would be a sound working relationship between the House and the Executive arm.
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*Demand for local grows by 284% Spotify has unveiled this year's edition of Wrapped, its highly anticipated yearly recap of listeners' musical journeys. This immersive experience provides users with a comprehensive overview of their year in music, allowing them to reflect on their preferences and discover hidden gems. This year's Wrapped showcases the remarkable diversity…
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Prominent Civil Rights Advocacy Group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has faulted President Bola Tinubu’s recent reconstitution of the management board of the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited, saying it breached a binding Judgement of a competent court of law.
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LAGOS, Nigeria, 29 November 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-   FBS, a leading global broker, collaborated with the charity organization Helpers Social Development Foundation (HSDF) to improve the educational experience for students at Community Primary School Imezi-Olo in Ezeagu Local Government Area, Nigeria. Global broker funded the purchase of school supplies, uniforms, and whiteboards that over 100 students would…
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LUSAKA, Zambia, 29 November 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The Africa CDC and the Mastercard Foundation have entered a new phase of their partnership on the Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative in the aftermath of WHO’s declaration of the end of COVID-19 pandemic as a public health emergency of international concern. The Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative, a bold…
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In a touching story that unfolds in Abia state, Nigeria, Israel Kennedy found himself facing a poignant decision when his home church, the Assemblies of God Church in Aba, declined to officiate his wedding with fiancée Miss Rose due to her pregnancy. The unexpected twist occurred just hours before the scheduled ceremony, leaving the couple…
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A non-governmental organisation, Alliances for Africa, AfA has inaugurated an 30-man committee tasked with the responsibility of tackling and ending violence against women and girls prevalence in Imo State.
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The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Benjamin Okezie Kalu has decried the exodus of medical professionals from the country.
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Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons, (NAPTIP), Professor Fatima Waziri-Azi, has called on partners in the fight against Sexual and Gender Based Violence, (SGBV), to step up advocacy efforts towards preventing and tackling the issue.
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Singapore has said it is considering building artificial islands off its east coast to protect low-lying areas against rising sea levels caused by climate change. Engineering and environmental impact studies for the "Long Island" project will start in 2024 and take five years to finish, National Development Minister Desmond Lee said Tuesday. Land reclaimed for…