Tag Archives: Onyebuchi Chukwu

Labaran Maku, Wike, Obanikoro, Four Others Resign As Ministers

Seven ministers in President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet have resigned their positions. Those who resigned are Ministers of Information, Labaran Maku; Trade and Industry, Samuel Ortom; State for Education, Nyesom Wike; and State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro. Others are Ministers of Labour, Emeka Wogu; Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu; State for Niger Delta, Dairus Ishaku. The ministers quit…

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Ebola: Nigeria To Train 15 Health Workers From West Africa’s Worst Hit Countries

Nigeria will train 15 health workers from three West African countries worst-hit by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), health minister, Onyebuchi Chukwu said yesterday, September 2nd, 2014. Nigeria appears to have successfully contained its Ebola outbreak and the response model has become a reference point to other affected countries. Mr. Chukwu spoke to the News…

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Federal Government Announces The Reinstatement Of Sacked 16, 000 Resident Doctors

The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, has announced the reinstatement of the over 16, 000 resident doctors sacked on August 13. The spokesperson to the Minister, Dan Nwomeh, in a tweet said the doctors’ reinstatement became yesterday Thursday, August 28. The resident doctors make up 70 per cent of the workforce in government’s hospitals. The…

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Ebola: Minister Of Health Confirms Death Of Another Doctor In Rivers State

The Federal Government, Thursday, confirmed that the doctor that died in a hospital in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, died of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD. The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, told journalists in Abuja on Thursday that the doctor contacted the disease after treating a patient who came in contact with Patrick Sawyer, the…

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Minister Of Health Accuses Foreign Media Outlets Of Exaggerating Ebola Reports In Nigeria

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Wednesday accused the foreign media of exaggerating cases of Ebola outbreak in Nigeria while leaving Spain and America out of a list of Ebola-hit countries. Speaking after the Federal Executive Council, FEC meeting, Mr. Chukwu said it is wrong for the foreign media to lump Nigeria with the…

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Health Minister Says N 1.9 Billion Ebola Fund Will Be Used For Vehicles Instead

Amidst angry reactions trailing the unavailability of the N1.9 billion released by President Goodluck Jonathan for the management of Ebola, the Health Minister, Onyebuchi Chukwu, has denied the money was for the management of the virus.Mr. Chukwu’s denial came Tuesday despite an official statement from the federal government to the contrary. On August 8, at…

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President Jonathan Sacks 16, 000 Resident Doctors For Refusal To End Strike & Combat Ebola Outbreak

The President, Goodluck Jonathan, has ordered the sack of all resident doctors in Nigerian hospitals. The sack was contained in a directive by Mr. Jonathan to the Federal Ministry of Health to suspend all residency training programme for Nigerian doctors. The directive was stated in an internal memo dated August 13 and signed by the…

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Liberian Govt Cleared Patrick Sawyer To Travel To Nigeria While Under Observation For Ebola

Mr. Sawyer’s action, he said, has placed unnecessary stress on Nigeria’s health system. The Liberian Government was aware that Patrick Sawyer, its citizen who brought the Ebola virus into Nigeria, had possibly contracted the virus from his late sister, yet cleared him to travel to Nigeria for a conference organised by the Economic Community of…

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Nigeria Declares Ebola Outbreak A “National Emergency”, More Health Personnel Needed To Screen Travellers

Mr. Sawyer’s contacts comprised officers of the State Security Service and Nigerian Immigration Service. The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Wednesday described the Ebola outbreak in the country as a “national emergency’’. Mr. Chukwu made the statement at an emergency meeting convened by the House of Representatives Committee on Health over the Ebola outbreak…

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