BudgIT seeks slash in N/A budget for Health, Education funding

BudgIT, a civil society organization committed to transparency and accountability in Nigeria’s public finance system, on Monday decried the cut by the Legislature in the nation’s health and education sector budgetary allocations for the purposes of funding the 2019 elections. It recalled that recent information from the National Assembly indicated that the 2018 budget was […]

Nigeria’s life expectancy up slightly to 48.97

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) reported on Thursday that Nigeria’s life expectancy was 48.97 as at year 2016, representing a slight increase from the value of 48.44 recorded for 2013. The Bureau reported that despite the marginal increase in the nation’s life expectancy, male life expectancy at birth dropped slightly from 47.07 in 2013 […]

NNPC embarks on multibillion healthcare venture to curtail medical tourism

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has teed-off a major national healthcare intervention project designed to halt medical tourism to foreign destinations through the provision of state-of-the-art hospitals and diagnostic centres across the country. Details of the medical venture plans, published in the Q3 2018 Edition of the NNPC Magazine, indicated that the corporation has […]

FG approves enrolment of corps members in NHIS

The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps, Brig.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, on Tuesday disclosed that the Federal Government had approved the enrolment of corps members into the National Health Insurance Scheme. Kazaure gave the hint at the opening ceremony of the NYSC Annual Management Conference, which coincided with the 45th anniversary of the Service in Akure, […]

FEC approves N6.07bn to implement 2nd Health Sector Plan’s programmes

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N6.07 billion for the implementation of programmes under the 2nd Health Sector Plan nationwide. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, disclosed this while briefing journalists on major decisions taken at the end of the FEC’s meeting, adding that the amount was approved for the implementation of […]

WaterAid to launch EU-funded WASH governance project in Plateau State

WaterAid Nigeria will on Thursday launch an EU-funded project in Plateau State to help drive improved water, sanitation and hygiene governance in the state. The project is aimed at improving the capacity of civil society to advocate for better governance in the water and sanitation sector in particular and to act as a potential driver […]

Group seeks improved FG, States’ commitment to health insurance

The Healthcare Providers’ Association of Nigeria (HCPAN), on Wednesday urged both the federal and state governments to show more commitment to health care services provision by increasing health insurance funding and timely delivery of services nationwide. The National President of the association, Dr Oluwole Sanda, gave the charge to the national and sub-national governments during […]

FG seeks World Bank, Gates Foundation’s support on NHIS coverage

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has called on the World Bank and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to assist the Federal Government in its health funding needs to provide better health insurance coverage for Nigerians. Osinbajo, who made the appeal at a forum in Minneapolis, the United States, stated that the solicitation for […]

NESREA tasks manufacturers, public on waste mgt

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has urged manufacturers to ensure that their production processes and post-consumption waste are properly managed to ensure a more friendly environment for economic activities nationwide. The Lagos State Coordinator, NESREA, Mr. Nosa Aigbedion, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos, that proper […]