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Health Ministry replies embattled NHIS chief, says suspension order stands

The ministry said an investigative panel has commenced its work on the corruption allegations.

Former Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf [Photo: Concise News]

EXCLUSIVE: Five reasons I will ignore Health Minister’s suspension order – NHIS Executive Secretary

The embattled health insurance official faces allegations of corruption.

Former Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf [Photo: Concise News]

I will not obey your suspension order, NHIS boss tells Nigeria’s Health Minister

The NHIS chief is being investigated for corruption allegations.

Osinbajo launches MSMEs clinic in Abeokuta

“The regulatory authorities will open and maintain offices here in Ogun for easy access.”

Excessive intake of soft drinks ’causes erectile dysfunction’ — Report

A Nigerian expert challenges the result.

Sani Aliyu, NACA DG [Photo: NACA Nigeria]

Nigeria reaches major landmark in fight against HIV/AIDS

“The tipping point for the epidemic is when we have more people going on treatment than we have new infections,” he said.

Cholera patients in hospital ward

Hepatitis E cases on the rise in Borno — Officials

As at 2 July, 146 confirmed and suspected cases had been reported in three local government areas.

The House of Representative in Chamber ... members are notorious for budget mutilation

Group blasts Nigerian lawmakers over resolution to recall suspended NHIS boss

The House passed a resolution on Wednesday calling for the recall of the suspended official.


Nigerian govt outlines eight ways to avert Cholera

Use safe water to brush your teeth, wash and prepare food, the NCDC said.

Kano on map

Kano announces free malaria drugs, introduces reward, punishment policy in health sector

Kano lawmakers also passed a bill to regulate private health institutions.

Bauchi State on the map

Bauchi seals 179 private health facilities

About 18 of them were health clinics and laboratories.

Hospital with pregnant women [Photo: The New York Times]

$2.5 billion funding: Women to access free family planning services soon

Nigeria pledged to remove impediments to family planning for women and girls.

Nigerian regulators yet to act months after evidence of unsafe acid levels in Mirinda, Lucozade

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control have failed to act.

World Population Day: NPC decries lack of access to family planning services

This year’s event is aimed at sensitizing Nigerians on the need to embark on family planning methods.

25 per cent of Nigerians defecate openly – UNICEF

“Children from the richest quintile are three times likely to attend school than children from the poorest families.

Mothers and babies [Photo credit: HealthNewsNG]

Paediatrician warns against using antifungal as body cream

“The rate at which some mothers do this now is alarming and they even prescribe it to others openly.”

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Industrial court threatens to jail director of Federal Medical Centre

The medical director did not implement a court order.

HIV/AIDS: Nigeria risks one million deaths in five years, NACA warns

“If our major donors decide to stop funding HIV/AIDs programme, almost a million Nigerians will come off the treatments.”

‘Highly infectious’ chicken pox contained at Abuja IDP camp after affecting 24

Residents of the camp complain about inadequate food.

U.S. provides $10,000 to complete Abuja rural health facility

Mr. Young noted that Nigeria is the only country in Africa still on the endemic list for polio.

Former Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf [Photo: Concise News]

Suspended Nigeria NHIS chief yet to hand over

The health ministry also confirmed Usman Yusuf’s suspension for three months.

Gonorrhoea is becoming untreatable, WHO warns

Rates are highest in the African region, where one in 10 men is infected annually.