US President Joe Biden on Wednesday extended a moratorium on student loan repayments for an additional three months, until May 1, 2022.
The 23 All Progressives Congress (APC)-controlled states have agreed to set aside 15 per cent of their annual allocation to boost health care services.
27 Dec 2020
2020. This year has been defined by the global spread of a viral pneumonia first discovered in Wuhan, China around this time in 2019 and aptly named COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2 or coronavirus). The virus was first found in wet markets but soon spread all over the world, bringing it to a standstill. Governments scrambled to secure…
26 Nov 2020
To ensure effective health delivery in Nasarawa State, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NG0), The Challenge Initiative in Nigeria (TCI), has called on the government to improve human resources in Primary Health Care (PHC) centres. The state coordinator, TCI, Dr. Deborah Hassan, who visited PHCs facilities in Lafia, the state capital, expressed gladness in family planning service…
13 Feb 2020
Society for Family Health (SFH), has called on Nigerian government to create more primary healthcare centres in the country to ensure universal healthcare coverage and access to quality health service for every Nigerian irrespective of social and financial status.
29 Dec 2019
There was no ambiguity in our conclusion on the proposed disability commission at the weekend here that the establishment of such another commission should not be considered on a priority
30 Aug 2019
The trending issue in Imo State is the supremacy battle between incumbent governor, Emeka Ihedioha, and his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha. The battle has divided the indigenes along those for and against the combatants and it is said to be creating fear and tension among residents...
1 Jul 2019
In practice, the Nigerian state implements domination, not of the dominant class in society but that of the state-bearing nation. At the turn of the last century, the Economist of London noted that Nigeria was a badly divided country and likened it to its football team with talented individual players who however do not play…
11 Dec 2018
Worried by the abysmal state of primary healthcare in Nigeria, a Swiss based a Non-Profit developmental aid organization, Support Switzerland and Artic infrastructure, Lagos have called for massive investment in primary level of health delivery to reduce the high rate of infant and maternal mortality. President, Support, Switzerland, Dr. Vincent da-Silva, who led…
27 Sep 2018
In a complicated federation where fiscal responsibility, civic duty and even corporate citizenship have become part of complex challenges, a report the other day about the closure of premises of tax defaulting businesses in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, by the state government should be understood and not taken as a political witch-hunt. According to reports,…
3 Sep 2018
Nigeria's health indicators, especially in maternal and child health show the disposition of the health sector to issues of gender and child health mainstreaming. Women and children are considered to be the most vulnerable group in the society with limited access to education, employment and quality health care. This necessitates the need for adequate attention…
5 Apr 2018
The medical experts including the Abia State Commissioner for Health, Dr. John Ahukanna; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of St. Racheal’s Pharma, Mr. Akinjide Adeosun; and Founder and Managing Director of JAYKAY Pharmaceutical and Chemical Company Limited, Mr. Jimi Agbaje.