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Ethiopia parliament ratifies prime minister’s first cabinet

Ethiopia’s new prime minister named a cabinet on Thursday that includes the former mining minister as defence minister and retains the finance and foreign ministers from his predecessor’s cabinet.

Ex-Minister Idi Hong cautions health workers against strikes

The former Minister of State for Health, Dr Idi Hong, has advised health workers to shun strikes and embrace dialogue in addressing their demands in the interest of the health sector.

Osinbajo inaugurates Abia tele-health initiative

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday inaugurated the Abia Tele-health initiative, otherwise known as “Dial-a-doctor,” describing it as commendable effort in the healthcare delivery system in the state.

WHO: Nigeria should improve investment in health

The World Health Organisation, Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, has advised Nigeria to speed up the investment of one per cent of its Consolidation Funds intended for basic health provision.

Aisha Buhari takes fight against child mortality to private sector

The Wife of Nigerian President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has taken the battle against scourge of maternal and child mortality to the private sector.

Federal government commits to assist 36 states without bias

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said government would continue to assist the 36 states irrespective of their party affiliation and also commit to the people’s welfare, especially the poor and vulnerable.

Federal government pledges to aid Nigerians suffering from neurological development disorder

The federal government has pledged to invest in facilities that will offer supporting services for people living with neurological development disorder.

Rotimi Amaechi: Disintegration not answer to national question

Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday, called for continuous dialogue in the search for an answer to the national question, saying disintegration, as some were championing, was not an option worth pursuing.

MASSOB accuses President Buhari of championing Islamic fundamentalism

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), on Sunday, accused the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration of championing Islamic fundamentalism in Nigeria.

Nigeria to host WHO leaders

Nigeria will this week host leaders of the World Health Organisation, an international health agency which has been working on various health interventions in the country.

NHIS: One out of 57 HMOs has met conditions for accreditation

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Governing Council, on Thursday said only one out of 57 Health Management Organisation’s (HMOs) had fully met the criteria for accreditation.

President Buhari’s integrity no longer sellable – Governor Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said Buhari is presiding over the most corrupt government in the history of Nigeria and protecting looters of the country’s commonwealth.

President Buhari should be first on list of looters – Governor Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the most corrupt government in the history of Nigeria.

Federal government conducts training for state disease surveillance officers

As part of the efforts at detecting and curbing outbreaks of diseases in the country, the Federal Government has conducted training programmes for state disease vector surveillance officers.

UITH declares vision to become center for medical tourism

The Board of Management, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) has expressed optimism that it want Nigeria to be a centre for medical tourism destination.

AAFP: Modern contraceptive rate to go up by 27% in 2020

The Federal Government in collaboration with key stakeholders and partners have pledged to achieve a Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) of 27 per cent among women by 2020.

USAID partners Sokoto, Bauchi on primary health care

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has signed two agreements with Bauchi, Sokoto States and other stakeholders to expand access to quality, affordable health care in the two states.

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.

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