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Hospital Bill: CPAN Criticizes MDCAN, APCOM for Prioritizing Personal Interests Over Patients' Needs

By Ucheoma Umeha Ogun The Clinical Pharmacists Association of Nigeria (CPAN) has criticized the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) and Association of Provosts of Colleges of Medicine in Nigeria (APCOM) saying their support for amendment of the University Teaching Hospitals neglects patients needs. Remember that MDCAN and APCOM, in their recent press statements on the Bill titled: ‘A Bill For an Act to Amend the University Teaching Hospitals ( Reconstitution of Boards) Act, Cap U15 LFN 2004’ is seeking that medical practitioners only should be the CEOs of tertiary hospitals. CPAN position spoke in a statement signed by Dr. Joseph Madu, CPAN’s National Chairman and Dr. Moteehat Bukkie Olu-Lawal, its national secretary, noting the proposed bill is tailored to meet personal interests than patients' needs adding, that  Nigerians deserve optimal healthcare that fits global best practices. The statement partly reads, "The Clinical Pharmacists Association Of

2023 Election: US Encourage Nigerians To Vote In Order For Their Voices To Be Heard

On Monday, the US encouraged Nigerians to register up to vote so they could participate in regional and presidential elections in 2023.  Through its mission in Nigeria, the US praised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security forces for their contributions to the success of the governorship election in Osun state on July 16. It also expressed its congratulations to the people of Osun on the peaceful conclusion of the election.  The short statement begins, "The United States Mission to Nigeria congratulates the people of Osun State on the peaceful gubernatorial elections on July 16." We applaud the concerted efforts of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) staff and security forces who helped maintain a safe process that better reflected the will of the people.  "To ensure that their opinion is heard in the 2023 federal and state elections, we urge every citizen of Nigeria to register to vote immediately."

Nigeria's Oil Production Falls By Roughly 14.94 million Barrels

Based on the most recent data from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries' most recent Monthly Oil Market Report for June 2022, Nigeria's oil production fell by roughly 14.94 million barrels in the second quarter of this year.  According to an analysis of OPEC data and the average price of crude in Q2 2022 drawn from reports on global oil prices, Nigeria's oil revenues fell by about N703.76 billion, or the value of the 14. 94 million barrels of crude that were lost during the review period.  OPEC reported that Nigeria produced 1.299 million barrels of oil per day in the first quarter of this year based on direct communication from its 13 member countries. But in the second quarter, this fell to 1.133 million barrels per day, representing a decline of 166,000 barrels per day.  This suggests that the nation could not generate or lost roughly 14.94 million barrels of crude oil during the anticipated 90-day period in Q2 2022.  The average price of crude in April, May

INEC Announces PDP Candidate Adeleke As Winner Of The Osun Election

The PDP senator, Ademola Adeleke has been proclaimed the winner of the Osun governorship race by the Independent National Electoral Commission.  In a hotly contested campaign, Adeleke defeated the incumbent, Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, with a total of 403,371 votes, according to Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the returning officer for the election and vice chancellor of the University of Lagos.  Adeleke Ademola Jackson Nurudeen, of the PDP, having complied with the law's requirements, is hereby pronounced the winner and he is re-elected, he announced on behalf of the INEC chairman. PDP won 17 of the state's 30 local government areas, while APC took 13 of them, according to the total votes tallied by the electoral umpire.  Atakumosa West, Olorunda, Ilesa West, Obokun, Oriade, Orolu, Ife North, Irepodun, and Ejigbo LGAs were won by the PDP in addition to Ede North and Ede South.  Ayedire, Ifedayo, Ife Central, Ayedaade, Iwo, Olaoluwa, Isokan, Atakumosa East,

Lagos Shuts Down 19 Drug Stores For Inability To Adhere To Regulations

The Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs, and Unwholesome Processed Foods of the Lagos State Government closed 19 pharmacies at Igando-Ikotun in the Alimosho Local Government area of the State for failing to adhere to regulatory standards.  The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) displayed drugs for sale in unregistered and unlicensed shops; there were improper storage conditions for drugs; untrained individuals handled and dispensed drugs; and there were sales of drugs outside. The Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, revealed this today after reviewing the report of the recent enforcement exercise conducted by Taskforce. He mentioned how the Taskforce's activities followed a campaign against illegal drug dealers and bogus substances.  According to Abayomi, changes have been made to the Taskforce's monitoring and enforcement procedures to make sure that the law's requirements for the operation of pharmacies and specialty drug stores are properly followed in or