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UNILORIN student develops app for patients to get quick access to healthcare

UNILORIN student develops app for patients to get quick access to healthcare

Adeshina Taiwo, a 400 Level student of computer science at the University of Ilorin, has developed a web application aimed at improving Nigeria’s healthcare system. The web app was exhibited on Monday at the first international conference organised by the faculty of communication and information sciences in Ilorin. Taiwo, who described the web application as

Metuh’s claim of ill health doubtful – Court

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has expressed doubts as to whether the claim of ill health by Olisah Metuh, the embattled former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), is true. The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, said this on Thursday while delivering a ruling on an application seeking the release of Metuh’s

FG probes Cambridge Analytical, PDP’s alleged hacking into Buhari’s medical records

The Federal Government has commenced investigation into the recent revelation that ahead of the 2015 general elections, a Nigerian billionaire and supporter of former President Goodluck Jonathan paid £2m to Cambridge Analytica to hack into the medical records of President Muhammadu Buhari, then candidate of the All Progressives Congress. The government is also probing the

Researchers discover antibody ‘that can suppress HIV for six months’

Researchers said they have discovered an HIV antibody that can suppress the virus for nearly six months without additional treatment. The new study involved about half of a group of monkeys, infused with a broadly neutralising antibody to HIV combined with an immune stimulatory compound. The findings, released at the 25th Conference on Retroviruses and

Federal University Dutse ‘develops’ herbal anti-diabetic, anti-cancer drugs

Salihu Ibrahim Isma’il, department of biochemistry, Federal Unversity Dutse, Jigawa, has developed herbal anti-diabetic and anti-cancer drugs. Fatima Batul-Muktar, the vice-chancellor of the university, disclosed this in Dutse on Monday. “I am glad to inform you that one of our staff, Dr Salihu Ibrahim Isma’il of the Biochemistry Department has developed a herbal anti-diabetic and

Embattled NHIS chief Yusuf speaks

The newly reinstated Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, said on Thursday that over 90 per cent of Nigerians eligible for the scheme have not been covered. Mr. Yusuf noted that a lot needs to be done to realise health insurance for all Nigerians under the Universal Health Coverage. According to the

NHIS reinstatement controversy: Buhari summons health minister, acting executive secretary

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, and the Acting Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Attahiru Ibrahim have been summoned to the Presidential Villa. Ayo Osinlu, Head, Media and Public Relations of NHIS, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja. “We are waiting the outcome of the

Edo Govt. rolls out plan to contain Lassa fever

Edo State government has approved a marshal plan to contain the Lassa fever scourge in the state and provide essential materials and equipment for health centres in the state to respond to the public health emergency. This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Hon. Paul Ohonbamu after the weekly State Executive Council