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Health minister pledges quality healthcare delivery to Karu residents



Muhammad Pate

The minister of health, Dr. Muhammad Pate, has pledged support for quality healthcare delivery to Karu residents, in Karu Local Government Area (LGA) of Nasarawa State.


The minister gave the pledge at a “Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Tour” to Karu primary health centre on Thursday, in company of the Chief Executive Officer of Gavi, David Marlow.


Pate said the present administration under the leadership of President Bola Tinubu was committed to improving healthcare to Nigerians.

He admonished Karu residents, irrespective of tribe and state, that the duty of ensuring a healthy living was everyone’s business because disease does not know individual.

The minister said that healthcare was a collaborative effort and as such requires everybody’s cooperation to stay healthy.

Also speaking, Marlow thanked the minister for the warmth welcome into Nigeria to see the good work that the organisation was doing in administering vaccines on children.

Gavi is an international organisation created in 2000 to improve access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries.
Marlow urged parents not to forget their task as parents.

He advised them to be responsible, support their children by ensuring they stay healthy as they are the future of the country.

“Make them healthy as they need good health to grow and become something in life,” Marlow said.

He pleaded with the minister to support health workers with education and also provide conducive atmosphere to make their work easier.

The Chairman of Karu, James Thomas, thanked the minister and Marlow for seeing Karu as worthy of their unrelenting support.

He also begged the minister for more health facilities, adding that the available ones are being overstretched.

The Esu Karu, Luka Panya, also a medical personnel (Pharmacist), noted that vaccines over the years have helped children.

Panya urged the minister to keep his promises of delivering good and quality healthcare to Nigerians to ensure improvement in the health sector.

Present at the event include Karu traditional rulers, Gavi Managing Director, Thabani Maphosa, NPHCDA top officials from the Federal and Nasarawa State, among others


Breaking news: Minimum Wage: Labour rejects FG’s N54,000 offer



The organised labour has rejected the Federal Government N54,000 new minimum wage proposal.


According to reliable source, the meeting on the ongoing negotiations on new minimum wage has been adjourned till Wednesday after the organised labour.


Media report has it that the Federal Government upped its offer from its earlier proposed N48,000 to N54,000.

Tuesday’s meeting came as a result of the walkout staged by members of the organised labour following the proposal of N48,000 as minimum wage by the Federal Government during last week’s meeting.

During that meeting, the OPS had also proposed N54,000 while labour insisted on its N615,000 living wage demand.

Our correspondent who spoke to sources who attended the follow-up meeting on Tuesday learnt that the Federal Government upped its offer from N48,000 to N54,000.

“Well, during the meeting, the government increased its offer from N48,000 to N54,000. However, labour rejected that offer and the meeting has been adjourned till Wednesday,” a source who asked not to be named said.

When asked if the government’s side was showing any sign of seriousness, the labour leader said, “No seriousness at all. Even state governors did not show up. Those who represented them, like Bauchi and Niger states, did not have the mandates to speak on their behalf.

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Real Madrid’s goalkeeper shares recovery insights after two injuries



Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has opened up about his recovery journey following two serious knee injuries.


Courtois said, “In August, I cried because the worst thing that can happen to you in football is a cruciate ligament injury. When I returned home, I said that I was going to work hard and come back stronger. That was my idea from the beginning: to stay positive, fight, never give up, and push my limits.


“Many thought my season was over, but I knew it wasn’t,” Courtois told Marca.

Recall that for most of the current season, Courtois missed out due to two injuries: a cruciate ligament tear and a meniscus injury. In his absence, first-choice goalkeeper was Chelsea’s loanee Kepa Arrizabalaga, and later, he faced competition from Andriy Lunin.

Upon his return, Courtois played in 3 La Liga matches, keeping clean sheets in all of them. In the last game against Alaves, the Belgian made 10 saves.

Earlier, it was reported that Courtois’ recovery from injury will be featured in a documentary series.

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