Girls in ICT Day: NITDA says sector needs more women, girls

April 23, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says the country needs more women and girls to build careers in the ICT sector for fair representation and socio-economic development. NITDA Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations, Mrs Hadiza Umar, said this in a statement issued Thursday in Abuja to commemorate this year’s “Girls in ICT Day”. The Girls in ICT Day Read More

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Kano, leading pace-setter in Primary Health Care – Minister

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Minister of Health Dr Osagie Emmanuel Ohenere has described Kano as a leading pace-setter in Primary Health Care delivery in  the country as a result of the giant strides effected by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on repositioning the sector on a sound and promising pedestal. Speaking while declaring open the Kano 2020 Primary Health Care Summit, held at the Coronation Read More

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Bane of health care system

February 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian political elite behave like a colonial or apartheid elite. They inhabit an island of opulence and extravagance in an ocean of encompassing poverty and mass suffering. Without any personal stake in the institutions they administer, they are condescendingly uninterested in the decline and decay of Nigerian institutions. The bane of the Nigerian health care delivery system is the Read More

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Why adolescents don’t access health facilities in Nigeria – Kwara commissioner

February 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kwara state commissioner for health,Dr Raji AbdulRasaq, Wednesday identified lack of guarantee of “confidentiality” and trust as one of the major reasons why adolescents don’t access primary health care facilities in Nigeria. The commissioner made the disclosure when he received representatives of non-governmental organisations with bias for adolescents health; Women Environment and Youth Development Initiative (WOYODEV) and the Novel Association Read More

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Nurses must increase clinical competency – Minister

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Minister of State for Health, Senator Adeleke Olorunimbe Mamora, has said there is need for nurses to increase their clinical competency.  Represented by Director of Diaspora Department, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr Omobolanle Olowu, he said the rapidly changing health care system requires nurses to possess increasing knowledge, clinical competency, greater independence, and autonomy in clinical judgment.  Senator Mamora stated this Read More

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Health care: Kaduna to sanction defaulting selected PHCs

January 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kaduna state government has said it will deal with staff of any  selected primary health care centres  sabotaging the Kaduna state contributory health scheme.  Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Baloni, stated this during a one-day workshop for the Kaduna State Contributory Health Scheme Health Care (KSCHS)  providers, held Tuesday in Kafanchan.  The commissioner who was represented by the Deputy Director, Hospital Read More

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As primary health care takes a leap in Kogi…

December 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

By putting a round peg in a round hole, Gov Yahaya Bello has been able to turn around the fortunes of primary healthcare in Kogi state as SALIHU OYIBO reports. Apparently, the introduction of primary healthcare for  rural communities was  aimed at promoting the highest level of health care  in thise areas, however, in Kogi state, lack of access to Read More

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Yobe govt to meet universal health coverage before 2030 dateline -Commissioner

December 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Yobe state government said it’s ready to meet the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) before the 2030 dateline. State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Lawan Gana made the disclosure at the UHC commemoration day with a theme “keep the promise” pointing out that Yobe state government was apart from keeping to promise will ensure improved healthcare services. Gana said that first priority Read More

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Improving healthcare centres in South-East

December 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The South-East geographical region needs improved health care as OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU in this piece reports.Health is wealth as the popular maxim encapsulates its importance to the health of mankind. This is obvious given that only a healthy person thinks of what to consume, where to go, what to do, among other things, while the usual dream of one that is Read More

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Buhari congratulates inaugural winner of Africa Business Hero Award

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerian entrepreneur, Temi Giwa-Tubosun, the inaugural winner of the Africa Business Hero Award, founded by renowned Chinese technology entrepreneur, Jack Ma. The Award, accompanied by a cash prize of $250,000, is only the latest in a series of inspiring wins by Giwa-Tubosun in recent years, and is testament to the vision and doggedness which had Read More

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Edo to build 300 PHCs in 30 months

November 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, Friday, said his administration was determined to build about 300 designated Primary Health Care centres (PHCs) across the state in 30 months. Obaseki said this in Benin during the inauguration of the Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) ultra-medical care facility, called the Benin Medical Care (BMC). He said the new PHCs, which would be Read More

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Procurement Act cripples health sector- Practitioners

October 14, 2019 Editorial III 0

Alleged cumbersomeness of adhering to the provisions of the 2007 Public Procurement Act in contracts awards and executions , is seriously crippling the health sector in the country , lamented some of the practitioners in the sector . This is as the Chairman , Senate Committee on Primary Health Care and Communicable diseases , Senator Chukwuka Utazi ( PDP Enugu Read More

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339 benefit free eye treatment in Lagos

October 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

A total of 339 people benefited from the free eye treatment which was sponsored by Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria LTD, Friday in Lagos. This is as 115 persons underwent free cataract surgeries while 224 persons had eye treatments. Speaking at the event, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Nigeria, Lee In-tae, expressed happiness with the outcome of the Vision Read More

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S/Africa APC to partner Buhari on housing, energy solutions

October 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The South African Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has promised to work with President Muhammadu Buhari to solve problems of housing, healthcare and energy in the country. The group, in a letter addressed to the President and jointly signed by Mr Bola Babarinde and Prof Folorunso Fasina, the chairman and secretary- general, respectively, said these were critical issues demanding Read More

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Lagos strengthens emergency preparedness against infectious diseases

October 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Lagos State Government (LASG) says it has strengthened its emergency preparedness against emerging infectious diseases through the implementation of policies on bio-security and bio-banking. The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said this on Sunday in Lagos. He said that the Ministries of Health and Justice were working assiduously to review the relevant state laws pertaining to the Read More

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Road project: Kaduna community lauds el-Rufai, wants health centre upgraded

September 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Gonin Gora community on the outskirt of Kaduna metropolis has commended Governor Nasir el-Rufai for road construction works in the area, while requesting for upgrade of their primary healthcare center.  The community, who made the call during a press briefing at the Sarki’s (Village Head) palace on Saturday, appealed to Governor el-Rufai to upgrade the Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in the Read More

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Health workers call for implementation of primary healthcare law in Kogi

August 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

The national Vice President of Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Comrade Onuh Edoka, has appealed to the kogi state government to implement the State Primary Healthcare law  in order to revolutionise the health sector. Comrade Edoka who made the appeal in Lokoja on Friday during the 14th edition of North-central Zonal Conference of the Union, said the Read More

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We’ll redouble efforts to provide quality healthcare in Nigeria – Buhari

August 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Daura, Katsina state, said the federal government would redouble its efforts to improve health facilities, equipment and services in the country, listing people living in rural areas as topmost priority for better health services. The president, who spoke at the commissioning ceremony of Nigerian Air Force Reference Hospital in Daura, said the federal government had, Read More

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Inuwa appoints Shuaibu Gombe primary healthcare executive sec

August 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

Gombe state Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has approved the appointment of Dr Abdulrahman Shuaibu as the executive secretary,  Gombe State Primary Healthcare Development Agency. This was contained in a statement signed and made available to journalists in Gombe Thursday by the senior special assistant to the governor on media and publicity, Mr Samaila Uba Misilli. He said the appointment of Read More

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Functional NHIS, answer to universal health coverage – Experts

August 7, 2019 Editorial III 0

Medical experts have said until Nigeria has a functional National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), it will not attain the Sustainable Development Goals target of achieving universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030. They lamented that the UHC, as stated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for all countries of the world to attain before the stipulated year, which include access to Read More

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Boosting service delivery in FCT hospitals through SERVICOM

August 6, 2019 Editorial III 0

At last, the FCT health services secretariat has decided to take service delivery beyond mere rhetoric as it has tasked its medical personnel on service delivery social compact that SERVICOM is noted for. Writes ABDULLAHI MUHAMMAD. Just recently, the Health and Human Services Secretariat (HHSS) as well as SERVICOM unit in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) brainstormed on the necessity Read More

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Buhari commends Dankwambo for developmental projects in Gombe

May 28, 2019 Editorial III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Gombe state Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo for the infrastructure development his administration put in place during his eight-year rule in the state. The President who was represented by the Vice President Prof Yami Osinbajo gave the commendation on Monday when he inaugurated several completed projects built under the Dankwambo administration, describing the governor as a Read More