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Vice President Osinbajo pledges commitment to focus on human development

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday reiterated the determination of the present administration to focus on the development of the people of the country.

Senator Saraki meets Bill Gates, Aliko Dangote over health financing

The President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, met with Microsoft Founder, Bill Gates and African Business Mogul, Alh. Aliko Dangote to proffer solutions to financing healthcare in Nigeria.

Bill Gates, Aliko Dangote, six governors sign MoU on immunisation

Bill Gates, Aliko Dangote and six Governors on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding on improved access to immunization across Northern Nigeria.

World Tuberculosis Day: USAID pledges to support Nigeria

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has renewed its commitment to assist the Federal Ministry of Health to find and treat thousands of missing tuberculosis cases in Nigeria.

Official: 756,000 under five deaths recorded annually in Nigeria

Mr Osarenoma Uwaifo, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, disclosed this at a two-day annual symposium on experience sharing on Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood illness (ICCM) on Tuesday in Abuja.

Isaac Adewole: Federal govt can’t solely handle Nigeria’s health needs

Minister for Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has said that the present global economic recessions have not made the Federal Government to solely meet all the health needs of the nation and her people.

Osinbajo, wife, Aisha Buhari, governors, ministers attend wedding reception of Ajimobi’s son to Ganduje’s...

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, were among the dignitaries that attended the wedding reception of Idris and Fatima Ajimobi.

Isaac Adewole: Media should make state govts accountable for healthcare delivery

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has urged the media to interrogate state governments more on their practical commitment to health care delivery in the country.

VP Osinbajo, GAVI delegation discuss Nigeria’s healthcare system

President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to finding lasting solutions to the challenges of healthcare delivery and funding in Nigeria, including exploring alternative sources, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

Police arrest medical director for alleged abuse of office, corruption

The Medical Director, Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Enugu, Dr. Jojo Onwukwe, was yesterday arrested by policemen from the Force Headquarters over alleged victimisation of the hospital staff, abuse of office and corruption.

Federal govt seeks tax hike on tobacco, alcohol to fund health

Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, on Tuesday canvassed for increased consumption taxes on harmful products like alcohol and tobacco, saying the monies realised could be used for funding healthcare in the country.

Lassa fever deaths rise to 110 in Nigeria

Lassa fever has claimed 110 lives in Nigeria since the beginning of the year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said Tuesday, in one of the worst outbreaks since 2016.

Lassa fever: Federal govt to receive vaccine to address outbreak

The Federal Government on Monday said it would soon receive vaccine to check the spread of Lassa fever in the country.

SNEPCo donates cancer equipment to National Hospital

The Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) says it has donated a linear accelerator radiotherapy equipment worth over $1 million to the National Hospital, Abuja.

Nigeria: Lassa fever death toll rises to 90

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has officially confirmed the death of 90 persons from Lassa fever.

House of Reps summons ministers, others over N10 billion withdrawal from NHIS account

The House of Representatives’ committee on health on Wednesday summoned the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma; Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun; and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele; to explain why they classified the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) as a revenue generating institution which should pay ‘operating surplus’ to the federation account.

Minister hails Shell for donating cancer treatment machine

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has lauded the Shell Petroleum Development Company for donating cancer treatment machine, which he said would contribute immensely to the fight against cancer in Nigeria.

Isaac Adewole: Why federal govt falters on health care delivery services‎

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said the reason the federal government is unable to successfully plan and coordinate health service delivery has to do with its weak governance structures, poor human resource capacity and inefficient core processes.


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Federal government rakes in N142.81 billion from oversubscribed bond auctions

The Debt Management Office (DMO) on Thursday disclosed that its March auction was oversubscribed, just like the January and February auctions. Total subscription at the March auction was N142.81 billion, representing 204% of the amount offered.

Ifu Ennada: How I was raped, infected with disease

Iheme Faith Uloma, aka Ifu Ennada, evicted contestant in the ongoing reality TV show, BBNaija “Double Wahala,’’ says she was raped and infected with a Sexual Transmitted Disease (STD).

World Water Day: Lagos water corporation carries out free water tests

The Lagos Water Corporation on Tuesday said the Corporation would carry out three-Day water tests in its eight operational regions in Lagos State, to mark the 2018 World Water Day.

Official: INEC has no position in election sequence saga

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said it has no position in the election sequence tangle between the National Assembly and the Presidency.

Boko Haram: Police takes explosive training school to Borno

The Nigeria Police would set up an Explosive Ordinance (EOD) training school in Borno to check indiscriminate Improvised Explosive Device attacks by Boko Haram insurgents.