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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…

Minister of State for Education, Anthony Anwukah. [Photo credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Nigerian govt did not sponsor my medical trip abroad – Minister

The Minister of State for Education, Anthony Anwuka, has returned to the country after spending 27 days in the United States on medical vacation. Mr. Anwuka, who briefed journalists shortly after he arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 6 p.m. on Monday said he did not receive…

Obinna Simon (MC Tagwaye)

My career will not end with Buhari – MC Tagwaye

The Nigerian comedian, Obinna Simon, popularly known as MC Tagwaye, who is known for mimicking President Muhammadu Buhari, has said his carer will not end even if the president is no longer in power. "Buhari has created a personality in the political environment around the world so whether he is…

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed [Photo: Daily Trust]

Why Nigeria’s International Partners should proscribe IPOB – Lai Mohammed

Nigeria’s international partners should designate the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB a terrorist organisation, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said. The minister said this in an article, entitled ''Thwarting Terrorism in Nigeria'', which appeared in the U.S. newspaper 'Washington Times' on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Mr.…

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Over N30 billion recovered through tips from whistle blowers – EFCC

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Ibrahim Magu, says more than N30 billion looted funds have been recovered since the commencement of the whistle blowing policy. "Since the commencement of the whistle-blower policy, we have received hundreds of actionable tips that led to the following…

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Monkeypox: Nigeria records 31 suspected cases in seven states

The National Centre for Disease Control, Abuja, has said that 31 suspected cases of the monkeypox virus have been recorded in seven states. They include Bayelsa, Rivers, Ekiti, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Ogun and Cross River states. “So far, there have been no deaths recorded,” the NCDC chief executive, Chikwe Ihekweazu,…

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59,000 children in Nigeria die yearly of water-related diseases – Nigerian govt

Over 59,000 Nigeria children under the age of five die annually from preventable water and sanitation related diseases, the federal government has said. The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, who said this at a news conference to commemorate the 2017 Global Handwashing Day on Thursday in Abuja, also noted…

Ohaneze Ndigbo, John Nwodo

Biafra not an Igbo Agenda – Ohanaeze

The umbrella organisation of Igbo socio-cultural groups, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has said that the agitation for the restoration of Biafra is not an Igbo agenda. The president general of the group, John Nwodo, who made this known in Umuahia, Abia state capital, at the third inauguration of the state and local…

Monkeypox

UPDATED: Monkeypox: Nigerians advised on how to avoid infection

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has called on Nigerians to stop eating dead animals, bush meat, particularly monkeys, as Nigerian health authorities launch measures to curb the spread of monkeypox, following suspected cases of the disease in Bayelsa State. In a press statement by the ministry on Thursday, Mr.…

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Groups train Abuja shop owners on use of technology to boost sales

Beneficiaries have testified to an upward boost in their businesses after a two-year training organised by a group on the use of technology to run businesses and the importance of record keeping. The organiser, Technoserve, a United States-based non-governmental organisation in partnership with Citi Foundation with the program 'Citi Mom…

Leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu [Photo Credit: Pulse.ng]

IPOB: Nobody can hold me liable if Kanu does not show up in court – Senator

The senator representing Abia-South District, Enyinnaya Abaribe, says he is not liable if the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, does not show up in court on October 17 for continuation of his trial for alleged treasonable offences. Mr. Abaribe was one of three sureties in…

Doctors attending to patients at National Hospital

JOHESU Strike: Deadlock as Nigerian govt, health unions fail to agree

The meeting between the federal government and striking members of the Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, which held between Tuesday and Wednesday has failed to resolve the crisis. The leaders of various unions who convened at the meeting held in Abuja to review the negotiation between the parties did not…

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World Contraceptive Day: WHO wants contraceptives treated as basic human right

The World Health Organisation says access to quality contraceptive services and information should be treated as a human right. Making the call on Thursday on the occasion of the World Contraceptive Day, the organisation said this would help individuals access the healthcare they need. The World Contraceptive Day is held every…

National Hospital, Abuja

JOHESU strike: Minister faults health workers ahead Tuesday reconciliation meeting

Ahead of a meeting scheduled for Tuesday to find a common ground between the two parties, the Nigerian government has accused health workers of not following procedure before they began their nationwide strike Thursday last week. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, who called the reconciliation meeting, said…

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Spread of “drug-resistant malaria” in South-east Asia a global threat – Scientists

The rapid spread of “super malaria” in South-east Asia is an alarming global threat, scientists have warned. This dangerous form of the malaria parasite cannot be tackled with existing anti-malaria drugs, the BBC reported on Saturday. It emerged in Cambodia but has since spread through parts of Thailand, Laos and…

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Expectant mothers speak on strike by hospital workers

Expectant and nursing mothers in Abuja on Thursday expressed concerns over the ongoing strike by nurses, midwives and other health workers in Nigeria. Nurses at public hospitals in the Federal Capital Territory told Premium Times that although they were not part of the strike, they were worried about its effect on health…

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HEALTH WORKERS STRIKE: Abuja hospitals yet to comply

Normal activities continued in government hospitals in Abuja on Thursday as health workers are yet to comply with the call by the Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU, to embark on strike over alleged inability of the federal government to meet their demands. JOHESU had on Wednesday insisted on going on…

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki. [Photo credit: YouTube]

Foundation donates 10 classrooms to two Edo community schools

Teachers in community schools located in Edo State on Wednesday expressed delight over the construction of classrooms in their schools by a non-governmental organisation. The NGO, Idofe Anamero Foundation, constructed 10 classrooms in the two schools, located in Ogute and Itorugbe communities in Okpella, Etsako East Local Government Area of…

World Health Organisation (WHO) Head-Quater in Geneva, Switzerland.

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The world is running out of effective antibiotics – WHO

Concerns about growing global antibiotic resistance have plunged into new depths as the World Health Organisation, WHO, is now warning that the world is running out of antibiotics. There is not enough new antibiotics being developed, especially for the most concerning antibiotic-resistant infections, according to a WHO report released Tuesday.…

Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Godfrey Onah. [Photo credit: PM News]

Enugu Mosque Fire: Catholic Bishop commiserates with Muslim community

The Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, Enugu State, has described as condemnable the recent alleged burning of the Central Mosque at Ogurute, Enugu Ezike. In a statement by its press secretary, Ernest Makata, on Tuesday, the Diocese condemned the action, calling those responsible, agents of the devil. The statement said that…

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Help underprivileged access health services, NHIS boss urges Nigerian govt

The Acting Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Attahiru Ibrahim, has urged the federal government to help underprivileged Nigerians access the scheme. The NHIS was set up to ensure financing of health care costs and management for Nigerians through the pooling and judicious use of financial resources…

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Health insurance should be made compulsory for Nigerians – NHIS

Health insurance should be made compulsory for Nigerians if the country must achieve universal health coverage, an official has said. The Acting Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, therefore appealed for the amendment of the section that made enrollment optional in the Act establishing the scheme. Mr. Ibrahim…

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai

Military not under pressure to withdraw troops from South-east – Buratai

The Nigerian military is not under any pressure to withdraw operations in the South-east region of the country, the Chief of Army staff, Tukur Buratai, has said. He also said only the Nigerian government can declare the leader of the pro-Biafran group, IPOB, wanted. The Army Chief stated these on…

Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja

SPECIAL REPORT: One year later, Nigerian MDAs yet to implement govt resolution on removal of HND, BSC dichotomy

Despite recent moves by some ministries, departments and agencies to make Bachelor degree and Higher National Diploma, HND, holders be at par in the civil service as directed by the federal government, many are yet to do so, checks by PREMIUM TIMES show. There has been a protracted disparity between…

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Nigerian Army to launch Operation “Crocodile Smile II” in South-south, South-west

The Nigerian Army has said a military operation is on the way in the South-South region and some parts of the South-West of the country. The Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, who made this known in an interview with Signature TV on Saturday, said the operation is code-named Crocodile…