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Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP asks Lagos speaker to step aside over fraud allegation

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asked the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, to immediately step aside and submit himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for investigation over allegations of financial impropriety, including the reported discovery of 64 accounts allegedly linked to his Bank Verification Number, BVN.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: SGF’s comments on health sector a confirmation of failure

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday said the confession by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, that the nation’s health sector had gone comatose has confirmed the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

$2.2 million fraud: Court rules ex-NHIS boss has case to answer

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday dismissed the no-case submission filed by a former Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme, Dr Femi Thomas, in response to the $2.2m fraud charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Roche: 70% Nigerians living with undiagnosed diabetes

The Roche Diabetes Care says no less than 70 per cent of Nigerians living with diabetes remain undiagnosed due majorly to financial constraints.
The management of Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), has finally reeled out reasons the institute is progressing.

PTI denies contract racketeering, corruption allegations

The Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) has debunked corruption allegations leveled against it by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN).
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP: National Health Insurance will ramp up funding for healthcare

Increasing funding towards improving the healthcare sector and ensuring the well-being of Nigerians remain a priority for the Buhari administration, even as it continues to ramp up efforts to effectively tackle non-communicable diseases and Tuberculosis and safeguard the lives of Nigerians.
The newly appointed Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Mohammed Sambo, says he has adopted a three-point aggressive and purposeful strategy to rebrand the scheme.

NHIS: Federal, state health insurance scheme to come under one roof

The Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof Mohammed Sambo, on Wednesday, said the enrolees of the NHIS and the State Supported Health Insurance Scheme would come under one roof to ensure a central coordinating system.
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

House of Reps to carry out status inquiry on NHIS

The House of Representatives committee on Public Accounts has resolved to carry out a status inquiry into the activities of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), including details of its audited accounts in the last six years.
The Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, says privatisation of government-owned teaching hospitals will take quality and affordable healthcare out of the reach of many Nigerians.

CMD: How privatisation of teaching hospitals will affect Nigerians

The Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, says privatisation of government-owned teaching hospitals will take quality and affordable healthcare out of the reach of many Nigerians.

NUJ: We supported unbundling of mass communication to catch up with advanced nations

The Nigeria Union Journalists (NUJ) has said that it fully supports the unbundling of Mass Communication course into several branches in Nigerian higher institutions.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Foreign medical trips: President Buhari leads on medal table – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday said President Muhammadu Buhari leads on the medal table of Nigerians who travel overseas for medical treatment.

Poor oral hygiene can cause cancer – maxillofacial surgeon

Dr Charles Ononiwu, associate Professor and Chief Consultant Maxillofacial surgeon, says poor oral hygiene can lead to cancer in oral or facial region of the body.

Anthropologist: Federal government should use National Health Act to fast track UHC

Mrs. Abieyuwa Abel, a Social Anthropologist, has called on the Federal Government to use the National Health Act (NHA), 2014, to fast track Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Nigeria.

AGF: How NHIS spent N4.93 billion on pre-retirement overseas training, others

The Office of the Auditor General for the Federation has uncovered about N4.93bn unapproved allowances paid by the management of the National Health Insurance Scheme to its members of staff.

HCPAN: Nigeria needs right political will to drive health insurance, UHC

HealthCare Providers Association of Nigeria, HCPAN, has called for unequivocal and unwavering political will to drive health insurance and Universal Health Coverage, UHC, in Nigeria.

NHIS tasks Lagos government to constitute health scheme governing council

As debates continue on the Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme, the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, has picked holes in its structure, saying, it lacks a constituted governing council.

House of Reps: c covers less than 5 per cent of Nigerians

The House of Representatives Joint-Committee on Insurance & Actuarial Matters, Health Services and Health Institutions, has disclosed that despite a steady guzzle of billions of public funds in 15 years, the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has captured less than five per cent of Nigerians.

450 PHCs provide services in Nasarawa – SPHDA chairman

Dr. Mohammed Adis, Chairman, Nasarawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (SPHDA) says the state has 450 functional primary healthcare centres that run 24 hours service to deliver healthcare for the people.

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The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has reacted to claims making the rounds that COVID-19 and Malaria are similar.

Nigeria records 229 new coronavirus cases, active now 5,524

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its official Twitter handle, said that as of May 25, 2020, seven deaths were recorded in the country.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Danjuma Kashimu, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of Magama-Rijau Federal Constituency of Niger, in Saturday’s bye-election.

Edo guber: Mixed feelings in APC, PDP ahead of primaries

More mixed feelings still reigns in both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the mode of primaries to pick their standard-bearers for the forthcoming governorship primaries.
Mercy Mwangangi, Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Health, said that the latest cases were detected from 2,711 samples, which were tested in the last 24 hours.

Kenya’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 1,286

Kenya’s Ministry of Health on Monday confirmed 72 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections to 1,286.
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Civil Right group backs President Buhari on legislative autonomy

A pro-masses group, Save the Poor Coalition (SPC), has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Executive Order 10, 2020, which granted financial autonomy to the State legislatures and the judiciary.
Osun State has recorded two new cases of coronavirus and discharged two other patients.

Jigawa records four more coronavirus deaths, discharges 32 patients

Jigawa State has recorded another four new deaths of COVID-19 patients, bringing the total number of patients who lost their lives to the pandemic to seven.