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Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo on Saturday announced N250 million as the start-up capital for health insurance scheme in the state. He described health insurance scheme as a necessity for quality life and should be embraced by individuals, governments, and corporate organizations. Okorocha made the announcement

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The streets of Masaga district in the northern part of Bida local government area of Niger state were adorned with a colourful display of varying designs of outfits as both the young and elderly march to different destinations for marriage ceremonies. Fridays are usually for

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The Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) process for 2019 has started which supports humanitarian partners in developing a shared understanding of the impact and evolution of a crisis. The HNO presents a comprehensive analysis of the overall situation and associated needs and informs response planning.

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The new Permanent Secretary of Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health, Abdullahi Mashi, has assumed office, a press statement from the ministry has stated. According to the statement on Monday by spokesperson of the ministry, Boade Akinola, Mr Mashi is one of the three permanent secretaries whose

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Nigeria’s health minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has revealed the country needs the sum of $652 million over the next five years to achieve high-impact family planning. He disclosed this while speaking at the inaugural Annual Memorial Lecture on Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, held in Abuja. Adewole also enjoined state

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The Federal Government has advised Nigerians against taking malaria treatment before a confirmed laboratory test. Dr. Audu Mohammed, the National Coordinator, National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), gave the advice at the second quarter media chat in Abuja. Mohammed, who was represented by Mr. Chukwu Okoronkwo, Head of

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After experiencing series of disease epidemics including Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, Lassa fever, Cerebrospinal Meningitis, CSM, among others in recent times, Nigeria is not ready for the next epidemic, according to  PreventEpidemics.org, a new website that highlights gaps in epidemic preparedness and pinpoints specific actions

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Worried by the high rate of failure by foreign trained medical students in the assessment examination conducted by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), the federal government has directed the council to investigate the phenomenon. It asked the MDCN to investigate some of the

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