• Saraki Explains why Budget Allocation to Health Sector Remains Small

    Saraki Explains why Budget Allocation to Health Sector Remains Small

    Senate President, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki  has made his opinion on state of health facilities in the country known while addressing a gathering of health advocates, market women and school children at a forum jointly organised in Abuja by the One Campaign, Code and Wellbeing Foundation Africa.

    Saraki  on Thursday said for as long as government spends money on road construction, power generation, railway and other infrastructural facilities which could be invested in by the private sector, the votes for health […]

  • Senate decries rising medical negligence and the non-compliance, to hold health summit

    Senate decries rising medical negligence and the non-compliance, to hold health summit

    According to reports, the Senate has decried the high rate of medical negligence and the non-compliance with the National Health Act in the country.

    As a result, the upper chamber of the National Assembly said it would hold a stakeholders’ forum tagged ‘First Nigerian Medical Law Summit.’

    The Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Senator Olanrewaju Tejuoso, while addressing journalists on Thursday, stated that the forum was necessitated by the increasing petitions against medical institutions and personnel.

    He said, “The Nigerian Medical Law Summit […]

  • Pregnant Janet Jackson Breaks Social Media Silence With Health Update

    Pregnant Janet Jackson Breaks Social Media Silence With Health Update

    Janet Jackson wants her fans to know that she’s okay.

     

    The 50-year-old singer, who has stayed silent on social media since August, took to Twitter on Saturday to reach out to those offering her “love and prayers” throughout her pregnancy.

    “Hey you guys.. It’s been awhile.. but I’m still listening,” she wrote. “I feel your love and prayers.. Thank you.. and I’m doing well.”

    “Al Hamdu lillah,” she concluded, which translates from Arabic to “Praise be to

  • Nigeria ranked 3rd on list of countries with premature births

    Nigeria ranked 3rd on list of countries with premature births

    About 15 million premature births are recorded each year, with Nigeria ranked 3rd on the list of countries with premature births with an estimated 871,000 babies born pre-term every year.

    Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, disclosed this yesterday at the occasion marking the World Prematurity and Pneumonia Day.

    Also, as part of the efforts to save Newborn lives, Federal Ministry of Health launched three policy documents relating to Newborn Health. These are: Nigeria Every Newborn Action Plan, essential Newborn Care training […]

  • No accurate data of health insurance beneficiaries in Nigeria – NHIS scribe

    No accurate data of health insurance beneficiaries in Nigeria – NHIS scribe

    Prof. Usman Yusuf, the Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), says there is no record of the real number of people covered by the scheme in Nigeria.

    Yusuf made the assertion on Saturday in Uyo at a one-day legislative retreat on immunisation, health financing and the National Health Act organised for House of Representatives Committees on Health Services.

    The executive secretary said that he had decided to carry out biometric verification of the actual enrollees in the scheme in view of […]

  • Governor Umahi suspends two health workers for absenteeism

    Governor Umahi suspends two health workers for absenteeism

    Ebonyi State Governor, Chief Dave Umahi, yesterday directed the indefinite suspension of two community health extension workers attached to Abakaliki Primary Healthcare Centre in Abakaliki Local Government Area of the state.

    The two health workers, Agwu Ngozi and Aneke Dorathy, were suspended for absenteeism. In a release issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Emma Anya, the governor said the suspension followed their absence from duty at the weekend when the governor paid an unscheduled visit to the […]

  • Unilorin College of Health Sciences rated third best in Nigeria

    Unilorin College of Health Sciences rated third best in Nigeria

    According to reports, the College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin has been ranked as the third best medical college in Nigeria after the University of Ibadan and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

    This was revealed by the Clinical Director, St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos, Dr. Ebun-Ladipo Bamgboye, on Monday during an interactive session with newsmen in Ilorin.

    Bamgboye, who is also a Consultant Neurologist, said this feat has shown that the college can be on the top of the first 10 medical programmes […]

  • Ndlea’s Alleged Torture Damaged Baba Suwe’s Health- producer Yomi Fabiyi Says

    Ndlea’s Alleged Torture Damaged Baba Suwe’s Health- producer Yomi Fabiyi Says

    Babasuwe is currently very sick with a claim by another theater practitioner linking his health status to his ordeal in the hands of security operatives five years ago.

    Nollywood comic actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe is currently going through a tough health situation, according to Yomi Fabiyi, a thriving Yoruba actor.

    Putting out a public statement, Yomi claims Baba Suwe’s health deterioration is as a result of the seasoned actor’s torture at the hands of the National Drug Law […]

  • Adamawa Health Workers Lament Non-payment Of 2 Years’ Salaries

    Adamawa Health Workers Lament Non-payment Of 2 Years’ Salaries

    Health workers in Adamawa State numbering over 800 have called on Governor Muhamadu Jibrila Bindow  to pay their two years salaries since 2014 when they are recruited into the state civil service.

    The workers made the plea through their spokesman , Mallam Ibrahim Auwal, yesterday in Yola. He  said they had complained to Ministry of Health and a committee was set up but up till now there was nothing forth-coming.

    The spokesman lamented that  about 836 of them were screened by a […]

  • Early morning s*x is beneficial to health – Professor

    Early morning s*x is beneficial to health – Professor

    Prof. Musa Yakubu of University of Ilorin has said that having s*x in the early morning lowers blood pressure and reduces risks of heart attack.

    Yakubu of the Department of Biochemistry made the assertion in a paper, “Knocking Down the Barriers to Four O’Clock Activities and Reproductive Inadequacies”, presented at the 163rd Inaugural lecture of the university on Friday.

    He said that having sexual intercourse, three to four times a week, was good for love life.

    “Research has shown that sex boosts immune […]

  • Lawmakers task Ambode on health inspection officers after ‘abacha’ killed six

    Lawmakers task Ambode on health inspection officers after ‘abacha’ killed six

    Some Lagos lawmakers on Monday called for the return of sanitary health officers and inspectors to address the problem of poor hygiene and sale of contaminated edibles.

    The call was led by the Chairman, House Committee on Health, Mr Olusegun Olulade, under the “Matter of Public Urgency’’ during the plenary.

    Olulade drew the attention of other lawmakers to the recent incident where some residents were killed after eating local salad popularly known as “abacha’’, believed to have been contaminated.

    “In order to avert […]