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Minister: Nigeria, Africa will soon be polio-free

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has assured the African Regional Certification Commission that Nigeria and indeed Africa would soon be free from polio.

Polio: Over 100,000 children yet to be immunised in Northeast – Minister

Polio remains a threat in Nigeria as over 100,000 child are yet to be immunised against the disease in the northeastern part of country, Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, says.

Minister: Nigeria needs 1.8 million units of blood yearly

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that Nigeria’s estimated blood need is about 1.8 million units of blood per annum.

Nigeria moves to recover another $500 million Abacha loot

In addition to the $322 million recovered from Switzerland, Nigeria will soon repatriate another $500 million which late Sani Abacha looted and locked up in other countries.

Minister cautions manufacturers against substandard drugs

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has cautioned drug manufacturers against producing substandard drugs to curb addiction and drug related issues in the country.

Federal government, GAVI commit $2.7 billion to strengthen immunisation, primary health

The federal government and Global Vaccine Alliance (GAVI) have committed $2.7 billion to strengthen routine immunisation programmes and boost Primary Health Care (PHC) services in Nigeria over 10 years (2018-2028).

Paul Okoye faults federal government ban of Shisha

Nigerian singer Paul Okoye has criticised the federal government over ban on Shisha and other alcoholic products.

Vice President Osinbajo declares open North East Innovation Hub

While declaring the innovators hub open, the Vice President said the Federal Government of Nigeria was establishing six hubs across the country to be linked with schools hub to creating technologies and innovations for Nigerian youths.

UN, world remember Babatunde Osotimehin a year after

The UN and the international community paid glowing tributes to late Executive Director of UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, at a special event to mark the first anniversary of his passage.

Minister: Nigerians consume 20 billion sticks of cigarette annually

Over 20 billion sticks of cigarettes are consumed annually in Nigeria, the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has said.

Minister asks police to arrest defaulters of Shisha ban

The minister of health, Isaac Adewole, says the police should arrest defaulters of the ban on tobacco products including Shisha.

Court strikes out suit against Senator Saraki, NHIS

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Monday struck out a suit filed against the Senate President and National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), for lack of jurisdiction.

Health workers seek payment of salary

The Joint Health Sector Unions are seeking the payment of salaries of health workers who did not work for 43 days during the strike which was recently called off.

JOHESU: Health minister has no right to stop salaries – NLC

Dr Ayuba Wabba, President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), says the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has no right to deny the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) members of their salaries.

JOHESU: Senator Saraki’s intervention made us return to work

The Joint Health Sector (JOHESU) on Thursday suspended its 43-day old strike, directing its members to resume work on Friday 1st of June.

JOHESU strike: Court ‘takes over’ negotiations

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) says it is “considering” suspending its ongoing strike which has crippled services at public hospitals across Nigeria.

Minister: Nigeria prepared to handle infectious diseases

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, says Nigeria is prepared to effectively prevent, detect and respond to infectious diseases at all times.

JOHESU strike: Group wants implementation of ‘no work, no pay’ policy

As the industrial action embarked upon by the Joint Health Sectors Union (JOHESU) enters its seventh week, a group, Activists United Against Graft and Anti-People Policies, has called on the Nigerian government to implement the ‘no work, no pay, policy on the striking workers.

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