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Buhari Kicks Against Foreign Medical Treatment

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, in Daura, Katsina State, said Nigeria must reduce dependence on medical treatment abroad. He, however, assured that the efforts by the Federal Government will be redoubled to improve health facilities, equipment and services in the country. The President spoke at the commissioning ceremony of Nigerian Air Force Reference Hospital in Daura. He said the Federal Government ...

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Breaking News: Peter Obi Suffers Heart Attack, Hospitalized

The Vice Presidential candidate in just concluded General election, Peter Obi has suffered a heart attack and has been admitted into the Odumegwu-Ojukwu Teaching Hospital at Awka. Speaking on Obi’s illness, Valentine Obienyem, his media aide, said his principal is currently in Nigeria Hospital for treatment. We will monitor him closely if the condition is not improved he would be ...

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ALERT: Beware Of ‘Poisonous Ponmo’ In Lagos Markets

The Lagos state government has warned consumers against buying some cow hide, known as “ponmo,” being sold in some markets in the state. A statement by Adeola Salako, director of public affairs, Lagos ministry of health, said three persons involved in the sale of the “poisonous ponmo” in Ojo and Iba local government areas of the state have been arrested. ...

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Buhari Bans Outsiders From Receiving Treatment At Aso Rock Clinic

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the State House Medical Centre (SHMC) should revert to serving its original purpose, according to Jalal Arabi, state house permanent secretary. Arabi said this on Monday when he appeared before the senate committee on federal character and inter-governmental affairs during a 2019 budget defence session in Abuja. He said the facility was initially meant ...

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Presidency Defends Yusuf, Says His Reforms In NHIS Cause Of His Travails

Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, has said that the presidency has stepped into the crisis rocking the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) following the purported suspension of its Executive Secretary, Prof. Usman Yusuf. Yusuf resumed work on Friday, a day after his fresh suspension by the council. But some workers acting under the aegis of Association of Civil Servants of Nigeria, ...

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NHIS Governing Council Suspends Usman Yusuf, Executive Secretary Indefinitely

The governing council of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has suspended Usman Yusuf, the Executive Secretary of the scheme indefinitely. Yusuf, a Fulani man was recalled from suspension by President Mohammadu Buhari after he was relieved of his post by the minister of Health for financial impropriety. He  was alleged to have misappropriated about N1billion. But Buhari ordered his ...

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UCH Ibadan Doctors, Nurses Shun Nationwide Strike

The University College Hospital, Ibadan has remained open to patients in need of medical attention in spite of the nationwide strike called by the organised labour. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had on Wednesday called on all its members and affiliate unions to join its 7-day nationwide warning strike beginning on Thurs, Sept. 27 over the non-payment of a new ...

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FG Approves N6 Trillion Health Development Plan

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday approved a N6.01 trillion National Strategic Health Development Plan II. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, disclosed this when he briefed journalists at the end of the council’s meeting chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa, Abuja. According to him, the new plan which covers 2018 to 2022, involves the ...

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Police Arrest HIV-positive Man For Allegedly Infecting 200 Sexual Partners

A HIV-positive man, who might have consciously passed on the deadly virus to more than 200 sexual partners, has been arrested in Italy. The virus is known to cause AIDS. A spokesman for police in Ancona, a city on Italy’s eastern Adriatic coast, told dpa on Thursday that 35-year-old Claudio Pinti had been arrested two days earlier. Despite having been ...

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London Trip: Nigerians Raise Suspicion Over Buhari’s Health

Nigerians are suspicious of President Muhammadu Buhari’s latest trip to the United Kingdom, with many fearing that his health issues may have arisen again. Buhari is scheduled to fly out of Nigeria on Monday, for an official visit to the UK, where he is expected to hold discussions on Nigeria–British relations with Prime Minister Theresa May, prior to the Commonwealth ...

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