Oshiomhole Raises Health Workers’ Pay By 5%

  Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole has approved 5per cent pay rise for health workers in the state, emphasizing that the wage increment is   for all health workers including laboratory technicians, nurses and  midwives. The government had earlier in the month also raised doctors’ pay by 5 per cent. This is coming even as […]

Health sector strikes: FG vows to enforce no work , no pay rule

  The Federal government has vowed to adopt a No Work, No Pay policy  as a means of checkmating incessant strike actions in the Health Sector. In a circular dated 15th March, 2016 with reference number MH/HRM/138/1/58, addressed to the Chief Executive Officers of University Teaching Hospitals, Federal Medical Centres and other Tertiary Health Institutions […]

10 Diseases You Never Knew African Velvet Tamarind Could Treat

  Popularly known as Awin in Yoruba, Icheku in Igbo and Tsamiyar kurm in Hausa, African velvet tamarind is the fruit of a native West African tree (dialium guineense). Especially loved by Nigerian children, velvet tamarind is cultivated not totally for its fruits but as a source of timber and fuel. It is a seasonal fruit with an orange pulp with […]

Aisha Buhari Decries Poor Access To Healthcare Service By Women, Children

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Saturday in Abuja decried poor access to health care services for women and children in the country. Buhari stated this in Abuja during a cocktail in honour of the wives of Heads of Mission in Nigeria at the Presidential Villa, Abuja . She said that the […]

NAFDAC Secures Seven-Year Prison Term Against Fake Drug Manufacturer

A Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos has sentenced a lady, Clara Onah, 35 to seven years imprisonment over manufacture,distribution and sale of fake drugs. Onah was charged by the National Agency for Food, Drugs, Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria on five count charge bordering on possession and […]

New research hints at stem cell treatments for cataracts

  A pair of unrelated studies into the efficacy of stem cell-based treatments for correcting cataracts had the scientific community abuzz on Tuesday. The studies are “amazing, almost like science fiction” Mark Daniell, head of corneal research at the Centre for Eye Research Australia in Melbourne, told Nature News. “The potential of this technique is […]


MTN Foundation and JNC International in partnership with the Nigeria Government unveiled the Maternal Ward Support Project in six geo-political zones. The purpose for this partnership is to enhance the efforts of government in reducing maternal mortality in Nigeria. The initiative will contribute to creating unhindered access to affordable health care facilities/services provided by skilled […]

Dr. Mustapha Jibril In Sokoto For The 58th NCH Meeting

By Fodio Ahmed THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON HEALTH, NCH, is the highest advisory body on health in Nigeria. It comprises the State Commissioners for Health of the 36 States, the Secretary of Health & Human Services Secretariat Federal Capital Territory, FCT, with the Honourable Minister of Health as the Chairman of the Council. Nigerlites should […]

“Governor Bello Will Reposition Health Facilities In Niger” – Commissioner

The Niger State Commissioner for Health and Health Services, Dr. Mustapha Jibril has on Friday, visited the Leprosy and Tuberculosis Health Facility at Chanchaga axis, in Minna, the Niger State Capital. The visit, according to the Commissioner was in continuation of his working visits to Health Facilities across the State to ascertain the working conditions […]

Doctors begin one-week warning strike in Ogun

  Doctors under the umbrella of National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners, Ogun State chapter,  will on Monday commenced a one-week warning strike to press home their demands, which include shortage of staff, and unconducive working environment among others. In a communique issued at the end of the emergency general meeting of the […]