• Niger earmarks N2bn to upgrade 5 general hospitals

    Niger earmarks N2bn to upgrade 5 general hospitals

    Niger state government has earmark the sum of N2 billion to upgrade five out of the 16 general hospitals in the state.

    The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mustapha Jibrin, stated this yesterday at a post executive council meeting at the Government House, Minna.

    He said the government had declared state of emergency on the health sector following the moribund health facilities across the state.

    He disclosed that the immediate past government in the state expended well over N5 billion to build three general […]

  • FG urged to upgrade polytechnics and colleges of education

    FG urged to upgrade polytechnics and colleges of education

    A don, Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, on Friday urged the Federal Government to upgrade the nation’s polytechnics and Colleges of Education, in order to enhance quality education at all levels.

    Ibidapo-Obe gave advice while delivering a Lecture at 15th Matriculation Ceremony of the Covenant University, Ota, Ogun for the 2016/2017 Academic Session.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Lecture had as its theme: “Attaining Global Relevance and National Socio-Economic Advancement through University Education.”

    According to him, the upgrading of the Polytechnics […]

  • FG to upgrade seven cancer centres, provide more treatment machines

    FG to upgrade seven cancer centres, provide more treatment machines

    According to reports, the Federal Government says it will upgrade seven cancer treatment centres and provide additional machines to reduce the burden of the disease in Nigeria.

    The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Monday.

    Adewole said: “As we are talking today, there is no public hospital that has cancer treatment machine that is working.

    “Ideally, we need one machine per one million people; going by our population, Nigeria […]

  • FG releases N14.3bn for states, FCT to upgrade primary health care centres

    FG releases N14.3bn for states, FCT to upgrade primary health care centres

    Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, has said the Federal Government has released N14.3billion to the 36 states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to upgrade the primary healthcare centres in the country.

    He disclosed this in a chat with journalists in Ibadan shortly after one-day working visit he paid to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, on Monday.

    Adewole explained that N420 million was released to each of the 36 states in the country and the FCT for the […]

  • Why FG should upgrade local airlines – NCPC boss shares reasons

    Why FG should upgrade local airlines – NCPC boss shares reasons

    The executive secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Uja Tor Uja, has appealed to the federal government to strengthen and upgrade local airlines to international best standards, so as to make them compete globally with other airlines.

    Speaking during the closing ceremony of the “conference of pilgrimage and managers of Nigeria’’, a conference organized by NCPC to redefine the mode of pilgrimage in the country, Uja stated this effort will make local airlines a global product to reckon with and […]

  • Amount needed to upgrade refineries – Kachikwu reveals

    Amount needed to upgrade refineries – Kachikwu reveals

    Dr Ibe Kachikwu, the Minister of State for Petroleum said on Saturday that the Federal Government needed 700 million dollars to upgrade its refineries to produce at maximum capacities.

    Kachikwu, who is also the Group Managing Director of NNPC, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen during the re-inauguration of the Port Harcourt/Bonny Crude Supply Line at the Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC), Eleme, Rivers.

    He said that due to the fact that the nation did not have such amount, advertisements had been […]