Foundation pays for 500 to access healthcare services in Cross River

January 25, 2022 Joseph Obung 0

The Ben Akak Foundation has paid for the healthcare service of 500 persons to access free healthcare service for the next one year under the Cross River State Healthcare Insurance Scheme, tagged ‘Ayade Care.’ The healthcare insurance scheme, it was gathered, is programmed to provide affordable service for anyone who could register with N1,000 annually, health status and medical history Read More

Armed forces to partner NPHCDA on healthcare delivery

January 23, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has expressed the readiness of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) in sustaining the collaborative healthcare arrangement with the National Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) to ensure that children in areas affected by insecurity are vaccinated.  This, he said would improve healthcare services for members of the AFN and the nation Read More

Zamfara speaker donates car to health union

December 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The speaker of the Zamfara state House of Assembly, Nasiru Muazu Magarya, Monday donated a brand new 406 car to Zamfara State Environmental and Community Health Workers Union with the aim of encouraging them to contribute to public health in the state. While handing over the car to the officials of the union, Magarya said the gesture was in line Read More

Bauchi speaker offers free eye-care service to 350 constituents

December 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The speaker of the Bauchi state House of Assembly, Abubakar Suleiman, has sponsored the eye-care treatment of 350 members of his constituency in Ningi local government area of the state. At the flagging off of free medical eye care services, the speaker said his partnership with Makka Eye Clinic Bauchi to conduct the exercise is to alleviate the hardship faced Read More

Organic agric’ll boost food production, increase foreign reserve – Minister

December 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Muhammed Abubakar, has revealed that effective organic farming will boost food production, increase Nigeria’s foreign reserve, improve healthcare and increase the life span of Nigerians.  He said, Nigeria as a nation has both physical and human resources to excel in organic farming and is one of the best organic producers in the Read More

Jigawa LG procures sickle cell screening machines for couples

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Yan’kwashi local government of Jigawa state has procured five sickle cell anemia screening machines for screening of couples before marriage engagement to ensure the have healthy babies. The chairman of the council Muburak Ahmad made this known while addressing news men in his office as part of his celebration of 100 days in office. He said the machines were Read More

NHIS tasks healthcare providers on enrollees’ rights

November 17, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has advised healthcare service providers to respect the rights and privileges of enrollees for improved health status of Nigerians. General Manager and zonal coordinator, North Central B zone , NHIS, Mrs. Monica Saror, made the call at a stakeholders’ forum in Lafia, Wednesday. She said the scheme was established to ensure that every Nigerian Read More

Vedic Lifecare Hospital resolves issues with health agencies, opens soon

November 8, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The management of Vedic Lifecare Hospital has assured the public that the health facility which was earlier sealed by the Health Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) will soon be re-opened after meeting necessary requirements. “On 29th October 2021, Vedic Lifecare Hospital, Lekki Phase 1 was sealed by the Health Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA). This was due to the fact Read More

FG, World Bank to raise $30m for COVID-19 vaccine plant

October 20, 2021 Helen Oji 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said Wednesday that Nigeria and the World Bank are collaborating to raise $30 million to finance a vaccine plant. He stated this during a conference tagged: “The Health Access and Socio-Economic Development Beyond COVID-19: The First Multisectoral Approach to Solution Finding” in Abuja. The conference was organised by the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development Read More

Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, others for The Witness Newspaper foundation launch

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Witness, a credible Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organization, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel), Victoria Island, Lagos. A statement on Monday by the managing director of the newspaper, Read More

Shiekh Jingir admonishes health workers on sincerity, compassion

October 18, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The national chairman, Council of Ulama, Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa Ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS), Shiekh Sani Yahaya Jingir, has admonished health workers to be cautious of the fact that Allah will hold them to account on their deeds as those entrusted to look after their clients. He also called on the federal government to support faith based health organisation. Sheikh Jingir Read More

NAWOJ makes case for girl child rights, safety, education

October 12, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has made case for the rights, safety and education of the girl child in Nigeria as governments and organisations around the world come together to mark the 2021 International Day of the Girl Child, which is observed annually on October 11. NAWOJ National President, Ladi Bala, and National Secretary, Helen Udofa, in a Read More

Edo 2024: I ‘ve no gov’shp ambition, Senator Ordia warns rumour mongers

October 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Senator representing Edo Central senatorial district, Clifford Ordia, has denied reports that he is nursing plans to contest for the governorship election of Edo state in 2024, barely one year into the second term four-year tenure of Governor Godwin Obaseki.  An online newspaper, had erronously reported that Ordia had been tipped to replace Obaseki. The media report had also claimed Read More

Updated: Health workers shelve strike again, meet FG Wednesday

October 5, 2021 Moses John 0

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) have announced the shelving of their planned strike. This followed an invitation for a meeting with the federal government scheduled for Wednesday 6, 2021. The decision was announced Tuesday in a communiqué signed by JOHESU’s acting general secretary , Comrade M.O, Ajorutu at the end of an Read More

NAFDAC alerts consumers on choice of dietary product

October 5, 2021 Ifeanyi Emeka 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Tuesday, implored consumers to stop using ‘Miss Slim’ dietary supplement products. The agency gave the caution in a public alert with number 032/2021, issued by the Director General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye in Abuja. It noted that the agency had been informed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that Read More

Cholera: Community organisation fumigates Bauchi metropolis

September 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

In an effort to stop the spread of cholera and malaria that recently broke out in Bauchi state, a community based organization in the state known as ‘Wunti Graduates Forum’ on Saturday embarked on fumigation exercise in some parts of the state metropolis.  The exercise followed the outbreak of cholera and malaria ravaging communities in the state. Addressing journalists during Read More

World Pharmacists Day: Work with stakeholders to save lives, Saraki tasks pharmacists

September 25, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has implored pharmacists in states across the federation to live up to their mandates by working together with physicians, nurses, laboratory scientists, organizations and stakeholders in the health sector; in order to tackle health issues. Speaking Saturday in Abuja, during the 2021 World Pharmacists Day commemoration organized by the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria Read More

We’re borrowing for the good of Nigerians, APC tells PDP

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied criticism by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its borrowing spree, saying the act “is for the good of the country.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the National Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, the ruling party said unlike in the brazen looting days Read More

APC states to allocate, release 15% annual budget for healthcare delivery

August 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The states controlled by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have all agreed to henceforth allocate and release 15 percent of their annual budget for the healthcare delivery in their states. The APC states also agreed to henceforth undertake establishment of sustainable health care financing system such as health insurance and health emergency trust fund in their states. In a Read More

Pictures: Kogi govt procures Nigeria’s first hyperbaric oxygen treatment chamber

August 29, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, has procured Nigeria’s first hyperbaric oxygen treatment chamber to strengthen the state’s healthcare system and provide quality healthcare Services. The newly acquired equipment is hoping to strengthen the critical institutions and systems required to effectively provide affordable and quality healthcare service to the people. The governor, in a statement, signed by the Read More

Kaduna: One lawmaker so close to widows’, orphans’ hearts

August 15, 2021 Nasir Dambatta 0

A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal”- Steve Maraboli, in Life Truth and Being Free. The respected Steve Maraboli probably has people like Senator Uba Sani of Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone when he crafted the above quote. This firebrand lawmaker, a one-time fiery civil rights activist and now Chairman of Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance 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

FCMB to provide long term funding to agribusinesses, healthcare, others

August 2, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

First City Monument Bank (FCMB) is set to provide long term funding to women empowered businesses and local enterprises involved in agribusiness, manufacturing, health care, and renewable energy, courtesy of a $50m credit facility from the African Development Bank (AfDB). The $50 million which is expected to be to FCMB before the end of the year, will narrow the lending Read More