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Merck Foundation announces the winners for their “Merck Diabetes Award” to mark “World Diabetes Day 2018”

Merck Foundation announces the winners for their “Merck Diabetes Award” to mark “World Diabetes Day 2018”

Merck Foundation marked the “World Diabetes Day” themed ‘The Family and Diabetes’ on 14th November 2018. Merck Foundation to provide One Year on-line Post-graduate Diploma in Diabetes Management from the UK to the winners of the Merck Diabetes Award 2017. Merck Foundation (, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany marked ‘World Diabetes Day 2018’

Even before Yusuf, NHIS was an agency steeped in fraud

Long before the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) made the headlines with the recent crisis surrounding its repeatedly suspended Executive Secretary, Usman Yusuf, the Auditor-General of the Federation (AuGF) raised an alarm on how monumental fraud, opacity, and impunity had become the culture of the agency, a PREMIUM TIMES report has disclosed. The annual report

NHIS Scandal: Buhari Executive Secretary Usman Yusuf to proceed on ‘administrative leave’

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the embattled Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Usman Yusuf, to proceed on administrative leave effective from November 5. The directive was conveyed in a letter signed by the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, on Wednesday. The letter was signed

Obaseki’s wife commends Edo N-Power Health for sensitization campaign in schools

The wife of the Edo State Governor, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, has commended beneficiaries of the Federal Government Social Investment Programme, N-Power, deployed to healthcare institutions for taking the campaign against drug abuse to schools in the state. Mrs. Obaseki who was represented by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Gender Issues, Ms. Efosa Uyigue,

FIFA tells Putin world is ‘in love’ with Russia

FIFA president Gianni Infantino told President Vladimir Putin on Friday the world was “in love” with World Cup hosts Russia and praised him for overcoming negative stereotypes about the country. Infantino spoke at a meeting with Putin and former world football stars including former England defender Rio Ferdinand and ex-Denmark goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel. “We all

Ultra-secure lab in Gabon equipped for Ebola studies

At a research facility in Gabon, one isolated building stands behind an electrified fence, under round-the-clock scrutiny by video cameras. The locked-down P4 lab is built to handle the world’s most dangerous viruses, including Ebola. “Only four people, three researchers and a technician, are authorised to go inside the P4,” said virologist Illich Mombo, who

NLC president: Adewole acted like minister of doctors during health workers’ strike

Ayuba Wabba, president, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), says Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has no right to deny the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) members of their salaries. Wabba said this while fielding questions from journalists after the union suspended its six weeks nationwide strike on Thursday in Abuja. The minister had earlier threatened not

While thousands die due to lack of cancer machines, Adeosun releases N120billion for lawmakers’ self-enrichment projects

As the release of the N9billion allocated for cancer machines that could check the deaths of 10,000 Nigerians annually suffers delay without explanation, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has so far released N120 billion for pet projects by lawmakers at the National Assembly, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report today. Eight federal university teaching hospitals