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How JUTH ignored procurement guidelines over N853 million COVID-19 fund

TWO years after receiving N853 million from the COVID-19 Intervention Fund to purchase medical equipment to boost its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the  Jos...

Key issues in Nigeria’s new National Health Insurance Authority Act

ON May 19, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the National Health Insurance Authority Bill (2022) into law. The ICIR's Marcus Fatunmole x-rays the law vis...

NHIA: Lawmaker who sponsored bill names Act BuhariCare

THE federal lawmaker who sponsored the recently signed National Health Insurance Authority Bill, Sen. Yahaya Oloriegbe, has called the Act BuhariCare. Oloriegbe, who represents Kwara...
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How Nigeria got over $1 billion from donors in four years to fight malaria

NIGERIA received at least $1.147.5 billion in foreign aid to fight malaria between 2014 and 2017 as the country sought to achieve its National...

74 years after launching NMCP, Nigeria remains country with highest cases of malaria in the world  

NIGERIA remains the nation with the highest cases of malaria in the world, 74 years after launching its National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP). The 2021...

Buhari directs minister to submit progress report on local vaccines production in May

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Health Osagie Ehanire to submit a progress report on the indigenous production of vaccines next month. He...
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72% of Nigeria’s health budget spent on salaries, running offices in 11 years

NIGERIA has spent 72 per cent of its health sector budgets to pay salaries and run offices in the past 11 years. Data from the Budget...

Bayelsa, Borno, Ekiti have least hospitals in Nigeria

Bayelsa, Borno and Ekiti States have the least number of health facilities in Nigeria. The Nigeria Health Facility Registry (HFR) data show that Bayelsa and Borno have...

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Lagos shuts school over pupil’s death

THE Lagos State Government has shut down the Redeemers Nursery and Primary School, Ogba, over the death of a...

Income Tax Returns: FIRS extends dealine for late companies  

THE Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has extended the deadline for companies to file their income tax returns for...

Technological innovations will prevent manipulation of 2023 population census — NPC

THE National Population Commission (NPC) has disclosed that it will apply technological innovations in the conduct of the 2023...

NECO denies fixing exams on Sallah Day

THE National Examinations Council (NECO) has debunked reports that it fixed exams on Saturday, July 9, 2022, the day Muslim faithful...

Drama as Ekiti PDP produces two state chairmen

CRISIS is about to rock the Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following the appointment of...
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