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The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has announced the easing of lockdown in the state despite rising numbers of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Kano governor blasts ‘Abuja politicians’ whose noise don’t add value

Kano State governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has replied his critics, describing them as Abuja-based critics, who make a lot of noise but add no value to the fight against the spread of COVID 19 in the state.
Newly appointed Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Mohammed Sambo, on Monday, expressed sadness that myriads of problems within the scheme had prevented it from rendering health services to Nigerians.

Why new NHIS boss Mohammed Sambo wants staff sacked

Newly appointed Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Mohammed Sambo, on Monday, expressed sadness that myriads of problems within the scheme had prevented it from rendering health services to Nigerians.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC retires 11 senior management staff

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has explained that the retirement of 11 of its senior management staff and others from its subsidiaries as well as the redeployment of 19 others were part of its normal replacement and back-fill process.

NNPC: Why we replaced top management cadre

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has explained the recent staff movements in the Corporation, saying it was normal replacement and backfill exercise to bridge the gap occasioned by impending retirement of some management staff of the Corporation, among others.

Full list: Massive redeployment in NNPC

There has been a massive Shake-up at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as about 20 senior personnel of the oil firm and its subsidiaries have been redeployed.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Federal government receives probe panel report on NHIS crisis, promises speedy implementation

The federal government has received the report of the panel which probed the allegations levelled against Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Boss Mustapha receives NHIS investigative panel report

Mr. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, on Monday in Abuja received the report of the Presidential Independent Fact-Finding Panel on National Health Insurance Scheme.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

Atiku Abubakar: Corruption has become official in Nigeria under Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has said he was taken aback last week when Mr. Babachir Lawal, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, turned up at the Presidential Villa on Thursday, December 13, 2018, where he was received with pomp and pageantry.

NHIS crisis:House of Reps summons SGF, CBN

The House of Representatives Adhoc Committee investigating the crisis rocking the National Health Insurance Scheme has resolved to summon the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and the Central Bank of Nigeria.
NHIS boss Prof Yusuf Usman at TUC National secretariat Lagos

Usman Yusuf: Why I was suspended

The Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf, has described his suspension by the Governing Board as “a coup against transparency”.

Usman Yusuf: Health ministry permanent secretary, directors shared N19 million to indict me

The suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf, has alleged that the Permanent Secretary and Directors in the Ministry of Health shared, N19 million to perfect his indictment over the crisis rocking the Scheme.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Federal government inaugurates investigative panel on NHIS

Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, on Friday inaugurated a fact-finding committee on National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and advised it to eschew bias in the assignment.

House of Reps probes alleged N264 million budget padding against embattled NHIS chief

Following a motion passed on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by the House of Representatives to investigate the lingering leadership crisis rocking the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), an ad hoc committee Thursday commenced investigation into allegations against the Executive Secretary, Prof. Usman Yusuf.

Usman Yusuf: HMOs are behind my travails

The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf, has blamed Health Maintenance Organisations for his travails.

Why we suspended Usman Yusuf – NHIS chairman

Chairman of the Governing Board of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Dr. Eyantu Ifienne, has given reasons why the Executive Secretary (ES) Professor Usman Yusuf, was suspended.

House of Reps begin probe of NHIS crisis

A House of Representatives ad hoc committee chaired by Nicholas Ossai (PDP, Delta) yesterday began the probe of the embattled Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf.

Ben Omogo named acting NHIS chief

Mr Ben Omogo, a Director from the Federal Ministry of Health, has been appointed to oversee the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
NHIS boss Prof Yusuf Usman at TUC National secretariat Lagos

Muhammadu Buhari suspends NHIS’ Usman Yusuf, orders probe

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday suspended the embattled Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Professor Usman Yusuf, and ordered that he proceeds on administrative leave immediately.

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Nasarawa NMA chairman, 64 health workers test positive for coronavirus

The Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Nasarawa State, Dr Bulus Peter, has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), Sabo Nanono, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the take-off of University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi, in 2020.

Nigerian government to establish over 600 farm mechanisation centres

The federal government has said it will start up a programme, “The Green Imperative”, which will lead to the establishment of 632 farm mechanisation centres in the country.

FRSC Board approves appointment of two deputy corps marshals

The Federal Road Safety Commission Board has during its meeting on May 3, 2020 after due consideration of the report submitted by the Establishment Committee in respect to the 2019 promotion, approved the promotion of two Assistant Corps Marshals from the North Central geopolitical zone to the rank of Deputy Corps Marshal with immediate effect.
Public Works and Transport minister Ndlaluhlaza Ndwandwe was found to be infected after a routine test on Tuesday.

Eswatini cabinet in isolation as minister contracts coronavirus

The 20-member cabinet in Africa’s last absolute kingdom of Eswatini has been ordered into isolation after one minister contracted coronavirus, the government said on Saturday.
Panama's last two presidents, Ricardo Martinelli and Juan Carlos Varela, were charged Thursday with money laundering, as two separate scandals tarnished the political legacy of the former allies turned enemies.

Former Panama presidents charged with money laundering

Panama's last two presidents, Ricardo Martinelli and Juan Carlos Varela, were charged Thursday with money laundering, as two separate scandals tarnished the political legacy of the former allies turned enemies.