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Group seeks sack of CMDs of Health Centres appointed by Jonathan

Group seeks sack of CMDs of Health Centres appointed by Jonathan

President Mohammadu Buhari has been called upon to embark on the reform of all Federal Medical Centre, FMC, across the country. A civil society organisation, Seventh Force in a letter to the president, dated January 8th, 2018, also called for the immediate sack of the Chief Medical Director of FMC, Makurdi, Dr Peteru Inunduh. The

Buhari’s son to be flown to Germany for further treatment

The family of President Muhammadu Buhari is seriously considering flying their son abroad for advanced medical treatment, TheCable can report. Yusuf, who was involved in a bike accident at Gwarinmpa in Abuja on Tuesday night, is currently at Cedacrest Hospital in the nation’s capital. When TheCable visited the hospital on Wednesday evening, armed mobile policemen

NAFDAC DG, Prof. Moji Adeyeye

Cause of NAFDAC fire unknown – Official

The cause of the fire which ravaged the administrative block of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Abuja, Friday morning is yet unknown, an official has said. According to a witness, the fire started around 6:20 a.m and emanated from the back of the building. “The fire started while myself

Foreign trained nurses seek better condition of service

Open Letter To The Federal Ministry Of Health And Education Nigeria — Unfair Conditions Of Foreign Trained Nurses We, nurses trained outside Nigeria; write to the Ministries of Health and Education because we believe that they work to ensure citizens get the best of anything remotely related to education and healthcare. Education is the foundation

Nigerian govt releases N3.5 billion for nationwide vaccination – Official

The Nigerian government has released N3.5 billion for a vaccination programme against communicable diseases across the country, with the one targeting measles in 19 states in northern Nigeria billed to start October 26. The spokesperson of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, while briefing State House correspondents after the monthly National Economic Council, NEC meeting on

Buhari was adequately briefed on poor condition of State House Clinic – CMD

Over a year before the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, publicly criticised the management of the State House Medical Centre, SMHC, for not having basic facilities, the head of the hospital had written her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, complaining about the poor funding of the hospital, a correspondence seen by PREMIUM TIMES show. In

Buhari ignored State House Clinic despite being briefed of its poor state – CMD

Over a year before the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, publicly criticised the management of the State House Medical Centre, SMHC, for not having basic facilities, the head of the hospital had written her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, complaining about the poor funding of the hospital, a correspondence seen by PREMIUM TIMES show. In

Nwankwo Kanu Launches N1 Billion Jackpot Lotto to Support Kanu Heart Foundation

Legendary Nigerian footballer and philanthropist, Nwankwo Kanu, is launching the biggest lotto in Africa to raise funds for the Kanu Heart Foundation (KHF) (www.KanuHeartFoundationNg.com) and help build a specialist cardiac hospital in Abuja. The KHF lotto offers a jackpot starting at N1 billion and will be run in conjunction with AfroMillonsLotto (www.AfroMillionsLotto.com). It offers twice-weekly

Will Nigeria treat drug addicts any better?

By Eseosa Cole Nigeria is a place where we choose to believe that drug abuse/dependence is alien to our culture. The prevalence of drug abuse is actually very high in Nigeria and it is an epidemic that is ravaging Nigeria. I personally carried out a research and found out drug use OF cocaine, cannabis, tranquillisers

FG, health workers fail to reach agreement

The federal government has not been able to reach an agreement with striking health workers in the country. On Tuesday, Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, and Isaac Adewole, health minister, met with the leadership of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), but the meeting ended in deadlock. Ngige criticised the health workers for

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