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‘Market Your Strengths,’ Health Minister Tells Nigerian Teaching Hospital Staff

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has called on staff of Federal Teaching Hospitals and Centers across the country to market their strengths, capabilities and accomplishments in order to showcase the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari led administration to providing quality healthcare to the people. The Minister gave this remark during a meeting with management staff of the Obafemi Awolo ...

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Health Concern: Buhari Extends Vacation, Writes National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly today, February 5, 2017, informing of his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors, Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina said in a statement Sunday. “The President had planned to return to Abuja this(Sunday) evening, but was advised to complete the test cycle before ...

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Buhari’s Health: Wait For Next Election, Don’t Wish Him Dead, Says Obasanjo

Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo  has slammed those wishing President Muhammadu Buhari dead. The former president said anyone that is dissatisfied with Buhari should wait for the next election and stop spreading rumours  that  the incumbent president is dead. According to a statement by Obasanjo’s Media Aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, the former president said, “No normal human being will wish an elderl ...

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Vacation: Buhari Will Also Undergo Medical Check-Ups, Says Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari  will leaves for the United Kingdom today (Thursday)  on a short leave, which is part of his annual vacation. He is expected to resume work on February 6, 2017, a statement by Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina said. Adesina also disclosed that “During the vacation, the President will also undergo routine medical check-ups.” He said further  that “in line with Section 145 (1) of ...

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Security Agencies Hunt For Producers Of Concorted Amstel Malta Video

Following the recent discovery of serial attempts to defame Amstel Malta, through concocted video productions, the nation’s security agencies have begun a massive cyber hunt for the brains behind the act. In August 2016, Amstel Malta, the premium, low sugar formulated malt drink from the stable of Nigerian Breweries, launched a new credential campaign #WhyAddMore. Shortly after the campaign, a picture went ...

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That 20% Tax On Imported Medicines, By Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu

Recently, the federal Government of Nigeria imposed a 20% tax on imported medicines in a new tax policy called Import Adjustment Tax. Prior to this, Nigeria had 0% duty on imported drugs. This is a consequence of an ECOWAS Committee on Health recommendation that member states charged 0% duty on imported drugs. This became necessary when ECOWAS reasoned that healthcare needs of the region cannot be adequatel ...

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Buhari Appoints Dr. Shuaib To Head National Primary Healthcare Development Agency

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday approved the appointment of Dr. Faisal Shuaib as the Executive Secretary of National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA). Dr. Shuaib, a medical doctor and public health specialist, is currently a Senior Program Officer (Africa) for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) at Seattle, USA. At the BMGF, Dr. Shuaib is responsible for developing and implementi ...

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Forex Rubbishes N304bn Health Budget for 2017

Due to continuous depreciation of Nigeria Naira to other foreign currencies, Stakeholders in the health sector have raised an alarm over inadequate budgetary provision of a total sum of N304bn for the Federal Ministry of Health in the 2017 national budget. The stakeholders under the platform of Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFAH), disclosed that the proposed health budget is cumulat ...

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EXCLUSIVE: NDLEA Seizes 135kgs Of Illicit Cough Syrup In Sokoto

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Sokoto State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Friday seized 135 kilograms of cough syrup with codeine, estimated at about N4 million. The State Commander, Mr Musbahu Idris told Newsdiaryonline in a telephone coversation in Sokoto on Saturday that the seized consignments, which were concealed in 69 cartons, seized at an uncompleted building at the Tam ...

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Second Batch of Biomedical Engineers Graduate From LUTH

A second batch of Biomedical Engineers, recently graduated from the Biomedical Training Centre of the LagosUniversity Teaching Hospital (LUTH. The Biomedical training centre was refurbished and equipped by GE Foundation to train and build a sustainable pipeline of qualified medical engineers for the Healthcare system in Nigeria. GE Foundation’s involvement is in fulfilment of a commitment made by GE to work ...

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Lassa Fever: Health Minister Confirms Death In Ogun State

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has confirmed the death of a health practitioner as a result of Lassa Fever in Ogun State. Mrs. Boade Akinola Director, Media and Public Relations, FMOH saidin a statement that the Minister has mandated the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to release a detailed brief as soon as it concludes it investigations. However, Professor Adewole called on memb ...

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Why I Still Perform Surgical Operations – Niger Gov’s Wife

By Tina George The Wife of the Niger State Governor, Dr. Amina Sani Bello has explained the reason why she still performs surgical operations and attend to patients in the hospital despite being a governor's wife. She said that she does these so as not to forget the rudiments of her profession. Apparently replying to some queries on why she still goes to the hospital for surgical operations, Bello said as a ...

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