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98% of formal sector workers on NHIS – acting chief

The Acting Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Malam Attahiru Ibrahim, says that 98 percent of the Formal Sector Social Health Insurance Programme (FSSHIS) had been covered under the scheme.

Health ministry warns agencies against flouting spending limits

The Ministry of Health has warned heads of health agencies and parastatals of sanctions against flouting their statutory expenditure limits and spending without due approval.

NHIS urges states to adapt health insurance scheme

Malam Attahiru Ibrahim, the Acting Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has called on State Governments to adapt NHIS mechanisms in pursuit of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Why we ignored Reps’ directive on HMO accreditation – NHIS

The National Health Insurance Scheme has given reasons why it continued with the accreditation of Health Management Organisations despite a resolution by the House of Representatives asking the NHIS to suspend the exercise.

NHIS crisis taking toll on health service providers, enrolees – medical chiefs

The Guild of Medical Directors, GMD, has called for speedy resolution of the crisis at the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

Less than 5% of Nigerians covered by NHIS – official

The Acting Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme, Mallam Attahiru Ibrahim, says less than 5 per cent of Nigeria’s population has been covered by the scheme.

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Federal govt denies 16, 200 vacancies in foreign missions

The Federal Government has said that there were no 16,200 employment vacancies in 26 Nigerian embassies and missions abroad as Nigerians are being made to believe.

NAF destroys Boko Haram vehicle workshop, kills many

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Twelve killed in Maiduguri suicide bombing

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Access bank approves paternity leave for male staff

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