We want to create health agency with law backing – Yobe assembly 

November 23, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe state Assembly Committee chairman on Health said the state want to create an Emergency Medical Ambulance Agency (YEMABUS) in order to have an agency that have backing of law for public and private health facilities to provide services that are standard. Yobe state House of stated this Wednesday in Damaturu during a one- day public hearing on a bill Read More

Ondo launches feedback mechanism in governance

October 24, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

To ensure success of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s ‘Redeemed’ agenda in Ondo, the state has entrenched the spirit of premium service delivery in all establishment of government. The Ondo Head of Service, Pastor John Adeyemo, stated this at the launch of feedback mechanism for public secondary schools and health facilities in the state. While launching the feedback charts in his office, Read More

WaterAid inaugurates Hygiene for Health campaign

October 14, 2021 John Oba 0

WaterAid Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation, inaugurated the Hygiene for Health campaign to promote sustained investment for hand washing in Nigeria. Speaking during the unveiling, WaterAid Country Director, Ms. Evelyn Mere, said the campaign was also targeted at increasing access to a functional, safe, inclusive, equitable and gender-responsive water, sanitation and hygiene services. According to her, the campaign is part of Read More

In Jos, Lalong relaxes 24-hour curfew

August 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has relaxed the 24-hour imposed on Jos North local government area, following last Tuesday’s killings at Yelwan Zangam village. He said in a statewide broadcast aired on state own radio Plateau, that the the 24-hour curfew is now relaxed from 6am to 6pm effective Monday. “After my visit to Yelwa Zangam village, I took a Read More

@30: Lift Taraba to greater heights, Ishaku urges citizens

August 27, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state governor, Arc Darius Ishaku, Thursday called on sons and daughters of the state, irrespective of their political persuasions and religious beliefs to join hands in the task of lifting the state to its greater heights. Ishaku, in his message to mark the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the state, said the creation of the state 30 years Read More

COVID-19: Foundation donates beds, medical equipment to Kwara

August 25, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

A non-governmental organisation, the Saliu Mustapha Foundation, has donated orthopedic beds and other medical equipment to the Kwara state government, in an effort to combat COVID-19 pandemic in the state. Speaking Monday during the presentation of the items, Deputy Director-General Saliu Mustapha Foundation, Alhaji Agboola Gambari, said the beds, numbering 200, were ordered last year in the heat of COVID-19 Read More

Mosquito and malaria

USAID, others take malaria project advocacy to Benue

August 20, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A joint team from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP); and the Ministry of Defence Health Implementation Programme (NMOD-HIP), has paid a courtesy visit to the Benue State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joseph Ngbea, and key state health stakeholders to advocate for a national Read More

Jigawa bridge-collapse claims 11 Army applicants, 10 others

August 15, 2021 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

  The police in Jigawa State have confirmed the death of 21 persons, including the 11 disqualified military recruitment applicants, following a bridge collapse in Gwaram local government area of the state. Blueprint reports that the bridge collapsed following heavy flooding. The chairperson of Jigawa Civil Society Forum, Musbahu Basirka, told our correspondent that the victims were travelling in a Hummer commuter Read More

1000 pregnant women to benefit from Adeyemi’s health insurance scheme

August 11, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

As part of effort to minimise the high rate of maternal mortality in Kogi state, a lawmaker, Senator Smart Adeyemi, has launched a Healthcare Insurance scheme for 1000 pregnant women in western senatorial district of the state. Senator Adeyemi while flagging off the scheme in Lokoja Wednesday said the scheme was to complement the effort of Governor Yahaya Bello who Read More

Chukuku community to connect with national grid – Sabo

August 11, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The chairman of Kuje area council, Alhaji Abdullahi Suleiman Sabo, has promised to connect Chukuku community, a suburb of Kuje area council with national grid. He also promised that the community will get adequate power supply, especially the clinic that has medical facilities. He said: “I will talk to my management team between now and next month. I will give Read More

LAPO partners MfB, re-launches integration project

July 9, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

An organisation, Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO), has re-launched its integration project with LAPO Microfinance Bank (MfB) which ensured that clients of the bank equally had access to health services. LAPO’s executive director, Dr. Honestus Ayo Obadiora, said the project was structured to improve the health status of beneficiaries by reducing hospital attendance and the cost or burden of ill-health Read More

Local Covid-19 vaccines: AfDB’s initiative Nigerians’ applause

July 2, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

…FG has released N10bn to support production – Ehanire …It‘ll address inequality in global distribution – Expert ‘…Big step in right direction’ …Manufacturers must ensure quality, safety – Varsity teacher  …We’re already upgrading our labs to international standards – NAFDAC The global shortfall in the number of doses of Covid-19 vaccines has created a gap between the higher-income and lower-income countries in Read More

Vaccine: Interfaith dialogue forum takes COVID-19 sensitisation to Yobe

July 2, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP) in collaboration with National primary Health care Development Agency (NPHCDA), International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) was in Yobe to sensitise religious leaders on reaching out to their members why they should take Covid-19 vaccine so as not to contract the disease. Chiarman COVID-19 vaccine campaign, Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace, Rev. Zaka Ahuche Peter, said, Read More

NSIP: FG distributes working tools to 248 independent monitors in Adamawa

June 27, 2021 Muazu Abari 0

To ensure effective implementation of the federal government’s National Social Investment Programme in Adamawa state (NSIP), Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Umar Farouk has inaugurated and presented working tools to 248 independent monitors in the state. Speaking at the event in Yola, the minister, who was represented by the national coordinator of the programme, Dr. Read More

FG lauds Zamfara over implementation of NGCARES

June 17, 2021 Editorial III 0

The federal government has commended Governor Bello Matawalle over his preparedness to implement NGCARES in the state, the Director General on Media to the Governor, Yusuf Idris has said in a statement. The commendation was made by the leader of the federal government Assessment and Advisory Team, Professor Funsho Aderigibe, during a courtesy visit to the governor at his office Read More

Kwara assembly passes 14 bills in 2 years

June 10, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara State House of Assembly has in the last two legislative years passed a total of 14 Bills.Similarly, the House under the same period considered also 29 Reports while 32 Motions were moved with resolutions passed on them. The Speaker of the  House, Engr Yakubu Danladi-Salihu disclosed this Thursday during a special plenary marking the second anniversary of the 9th Read More

Buni’s giant strides in Yobe health sector

May 26, 2021 Dr Muhammad Lawan Gana 0

The north, especially the northeast is one region that has suffered untold infrastructural gap over the years. While succeeding governments since the return of democracy have tried to bring a measure of succor to the state by way of various social interventions, it is on record that such interventions have not particularly made a mark in the life of the Read More

Fresh twists as workers’ protest thickens in Kaduna

The industrial action that has grounded Kaduna state may be far from being over as Governor Nasir el-Rufai ordered the sack of nurses below Grade Level 14 and Kaduna State University (KASU) lecturers who joined the strike.  Governor el-Rufai also declared the labour leaders as bandits, describing their actions as equivalent of banditry, kidnapping and other security challenges facing the state. He Read More

Infrastructural deficit bane of healthcare delivery says Jonathan

April 21, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

… As health minister predicts Covid-19 upsurge Former President of Nigeria Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has said poor investment in healthcare infrastructures across the country is a major reason why many Nigerians travel abroad to seek medical care at very high cost. Speaking during the opening ceremony of a three day Bayelsa Health Summit in Yenagoa, Dr. Jonathan further said that Read More

Waja-Lunguda clash: Of what benefit?

April 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

Screaming headlines on the national dailies about communal clashes leave me thinking of how this barbaric act will come to an end in Nigeria. It was late Monday, April 12, 2021, when the two communities Nyuwar and Jessu engaged in a physical battle that claimed 15 lives and houses were razed down to ashes; business premises were affected while property Read More

Why Osun is investing heavily on health, by Gov Oyetola

April 9, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Governor Gboyega Oyetoka of Osun state said Thursday that the state government is investing heavily in the health sector to bring basic health facilities closer to the people at the grassroots. Speaking when he received a delegation from Blueprint Newspapers led by the chairperson of the Editorial Board, Hajiya Zainab Suleiman Okino at Osun State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja, Oyetola Read More

Medical tourism: Any hope for ordinary Nigerians?

April 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The recent medical tourism by President Muhammadu Buhari to London has generated lot of uproar across the country, many people are criticising the trip saying the president is not a patriotic citizen as he claims in several events. After meeting with the service chiefs, President Buhari surprised Nigerians with the announcement on his medical trip to London. This is indeed Read More

Buhari demands periodic performance reports from Health Ministry over $890 million Global Fund’s grant

March 18, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday directed the Minister of Health to ensure effective utilisation of Global Fund’s provision of $890 million, over the next three years, to support Nigeria’s fight against HIV-AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria. President Buhari issued the directive at the virtual launch of the $890 million grant, for the period of 2021-2023, which will also support the establishment Read More