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FG orders NHIS boss to proceed on immediate administrative leave

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, directed embattled Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Yusuf Usman, to proceed on “administrative leave” with immediate effect. The President also empanelled a

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NNPC/Chevron National Arts competition for secondary schools winners emerge

Education Minister canvases collaboration with corporate bodies The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has urged Nigerians to consistently coach children to think creatively in order to become champions while

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NHIS: Board can’t remove CEO – FG

ABUJA – The Federal government has declared that governing boards lack powers to suspend or remove chief executive officers of their agencies or institutions. Secretary to the Government of the

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World Stroke Day: Stroke Action Nigeria sensitizes public on basic issues

Advocates support for survivors In furtherance of its mission to provide services, reduce the  incidence, complications and burden of strokes, Stroke Action Nigeria, a national Stroke support organization, joined the rest of the

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Gains of legislating on social work in Nigeria

Senate President Bukola Saraki President Muhammadu Buhari recently declined assent to the “Social Work Professionalization Bill,” following its shortcomings. The bill seeks to professionalize, standardize and regulate social work in

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Nigeria must get involved in clinical trials – Prof. Odedina

Prof. Odedina As Nigeria prepares for the first ever Clinical Trial Congress in Lagos from November 13 to 16, the convener, Prof. Folakemi Odedina a USA-based cancer scientist says the

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Psychiatric unit staff emerges 2018 LUTH best staff, receives N.25m

Mrs Lateef Ibijoke (3rd from right) receiving her special recognition award As part of efforts to encourage its staff, the board of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi Araba,

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Africa records no wild polio virus since 2017 – WHO

• Nigeria steps up efforts for certification   ABUJA – The World Health Organization has applauded Africa for being free of the deadly wild polio virus in two years, covering

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How Global Fund, PEPFAR saved 1.5m Nigerians from HIV deaths – NACA DG

(L-R): NACA DG, Dr Sani Aliyu, Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole (3rd) Global Fund Executive Director, Mr Peter Sands and other officials at the meeting ABUJA – But for

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Enter ‘DiagnosMe.Africa’ online portal

• Now you can access medical tests at home Stack Diagnostics, a premium molecular diagnostics and personalised medicine company, has unveiled an online portal known as DiagnosMe.Africa  to enhance health

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Agbami Parties Handover 34th Science Laboratory Complex

• Boost Interest in STEM Star Deepwater Petroleum Limited, (a Chevron Company) and its parties in the Agbami field- Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Famfa Oil Limited, Statoil Nigeria Limited,

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NHIS boss forces self into office with police escort

• No official letter from Health Minister to suspend me, he says • NANS vows to sack him by Tuesday • ‘We won’t work until he obeys Council,’ workers insist

Experts advocate comprehensive NHIS cover for diabetes

as Sanofi  Summit ends Experts at the one-day Diabetes Summit organized by Sanofi Aventis, a global biopharmaceutical healthcare company focused on human health on Wednesday October 17, have advocated a

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NHIS: Presidency silent as suspended ES defies Governing Council, remains in office

• Aso Rock may overrule Council • We stand by our decision, Council insists ABUJA – Suspended Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof Usman Yusuf, has defied directive by

NHIS governing council suspends Executive Secretary, Prof. Usman Yusuf ‘indefinitely’

Constitutes administrative panel to investigate him Says scheme may collapse in 3 years if decision not taken Sadiq Abubukar named as  acting Executive Secretary At a briefing in Abuja, Thursday,

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Nurses must embrace professional core values – Idris

(L-R): Assistant Director of Nursing Services, Lagos State PHC Board, Mrs. Toyin Odukoya; Director Medical Administration, Training and Programmes, Ministry of Health, Dr. Funmilayo Shokunbi; Director of Nursing Services, Lagos

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Over 5,000 doctors, nurses have left Nigeria for UK – Health Watch

ABUJA – The Nigeria Health Watch, a health blog, said on Monday that over 5,000 doctors and nurses trained in Nigeria have abandoned the nation to practice in United Kingdom.

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Shocker! World Bank admits misleading Nigeria to ignore education, health sectors

The World Bank says it “has to take some responsibility’’ for advising Nigeria and other African countries to invest more in roads, railways and energy rather than in education and

Group makes fresh call on NHIS boss to step down over corruption allegations

    ABUJA – The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria has made fresh call on the Executive-Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf to step aside

Experts storm Lagos for Sanofi Diabetes Summit

Top endocrinologists and other experts in the management of diabetes around the world are expected to converge in Lagos next week for the second edition of the Diabetes Summit organized

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P&G wins Occupational Safety and Health Standards award

The award winning plant Procter and Gamble (P&G), a leading fast moving consumer goods company in Nigeria and makers of Pampers and Ariel, has received the National Development Safety and

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UK, Nigeria sign MOU to strengthen health security

[L-R] Dr. Ene Obong, Director of Climate Change, MoH (representing the Honourable Minister of State for Health, Nigeria); CEO Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu; Chief Executive Officer,

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Ebola: WHO calls for protection of humanitarian workers, Civilians in Congo DRC

Amidst statistics showing that Ebola has claimed no fewer than 101 lives, with 151 people affected, as at September 25 the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for the protection

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Africare, ExxonMobil, NBA expand school intervention programmes for FCT schools

ABUJA – Power Forward, a youth development initiative of Africare, Exxonmobil and National Basketball Association, in conjunction with the Federal Capital Territory Secondary Education Board, has attracted more beneficiaries in