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Khaliru Alhassan

What government should do in health sector – ex-minister

Former Minister of health, Dr Khaliru Alhassan, has called for a holistic regulation of the health sector by government to clean the system of unethical practices by health workers.
The Albino Foundation

Sight Day: Albinos want implementation of national eye policy

People living with Albinism have appealed to Federal Government for full implementation of National Eye Policy to improve access to eye health services in the country.
Jens Spahn

Germany announce €30.5 million support to end polio, strengthen Nigeria’s health system

The German Minister of Health, Mr Jens Spahn, has announced 30.5millon euros support to Nigeria to end polio, enhance health security and strengthen the country’s health system.

Minister urged to focus on improving primary healthcare

The President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, has urged the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, to focus on improving the status of primary healthcare in the country in order to make a significant difference in the fortunes of the nation’s healthcare industry.

Delta government moves to improve medical treatments through communication

Delta State Ministry of Health, in collaboration with LinkGate Corporate Resources Limited, recently staged a health exhibition during the National Council on Health (NCH), in Asaba, the Delta State capital.
President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Japan after participating in the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development in the country.

President Buhari leaves for UN General Assembly in New York today

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja today for New York, United States to participate in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74).

Nigeria records 20,000 snake bites yearly – minister

An average of 20,000 cases of snake bites are recorded in Nigeria annually, the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said.

Minister: Healthcare delivery tops President Buhari’s priority

The Federal Government has restated its commitment to providing healthcare service delivery, saying this remains a major priority of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
ABC Nwosu

ABC Nwosu: I’ll quit politics if PDP fails to capture Anambra in 2021

A former Minister of Health, Prof ABC Nwosu, has said he will quit politics if the Peoples Democratic Party fails to win the governorship seat of Anambra State in 2021.

Minister: We will reduce maternal mortality by 2022

The Federal Government says it is determined to reduce maternal mortality rate from 576 per 100,000 birth in 2013 to 288 per 100,000 births in 2022.
Amnesty International has condemned the escalating attacks against refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, and looting of foreign-owned shops in South Africa.

Xenophobia: Amnesty condemns attacks in South Africa

Amnesty International has condemned the escalating attacks against refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, and looting of foreign-owned shops in South Africa.

Zamfara youths petition ICPC over alleged diversion of N300 million constituency project funds

Following the alleged diversion of N300 million budgeted for procurement of health care facilities at the Federal Medical Center, Gusau, youths from Zamfara State under the aegis of Health, Safety and Environment Charity Initiative, Tuesday protested in front of the headquarters of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), demanding that an investigation be conducted into the matter.

Doctors challenge Nigeria’s new health minister on brain drain, others

Doctors, under the aegis of the Medical Guild, have called on the new Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, to improve on the nation’s health sector and continue from where his predecessor, Isaac Adewole, stopped.
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

President Buhari’s ministers and portfolios — full list

President Buhari’s ministers and portfolios — full list

Medical researcher seeks improved funding for healthcare

A professor of medicine, Ikechi Okpechi, on Tuesday in Ibadan called for improved funding into research that would translate into better healthcare delivery in the country.

Alaafin petitions President Buhari over insecurity in South West

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the negative effect of insecurity in Nigeria, especially in the South West, warning that the pre-colonial military structures of the Yoruba have not been totally collapsed.
Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Moustapha Cisse Lo on Saturday said that the consistent absence of some members of parliament would not be tolerated anymore.

ECOWAS parliament intervenes in Mali crisis

The Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is on a fact-finding mission in Mali to resolve a crisis that has displaced over 50,000 in Mopti region alone.
Dayo Adewole

Kidnapped son of former health minister regains freedom

Mr Dayo Adewole, the son of a former Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewale, who was kidnapped on Tuesday by four unknown gunmen, has regained freedom.

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has emphasized the need to develop local solutions to the present security challenges facing the country. 13

Sultan suggests home grown solutions to security challenges

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has called for the development and adoption of home grown solutions to the security challenges facing the country.

General Aguiyi Ironsi’s son passes on in Umuahia

John Nnanyerem Aguiyi Ironsi, son of the former Nigerian Head of State, Aguiyi Ironsi, has died.
Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernandez

Lucas Hernandez: Real Madrid tried to sign me but I wouldn’t go there

Bayern Munich centre-back Lucas Hernandez has admitted that he was once subject to interest from Real Madrid, but he has said that he could not have signed for the Bernabeu club.
Nigerian Red Cross

Anambra Red Cross chief advocates special programme for children

Prof. Peter Emeka Katchy, chairman of Nigeria Red Cross, Anambra State chapter, has advocated for introduction of a special programme to take care of children, especially the venerable by the Federal Government and all the state governments in the country.
Amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps travel during a military exercise as a part of the annual joint military training called Foal Eagle between South Korea and the U.S. in Pohang, South Korea, April 5, 2018.

Donald Trump’s decision on Kurds rattles some in South Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria amid a Turkish onslaught is being watched closely in South Korea, where Trump has long hinted at a major military realignment.