The face of corruption: Yusuf, Buhari’s corruption poster boy

Professor Usman Yusuf, Executive Secretary, the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) The recent reinstatement of the embattled Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Professor Usman Yusuf, on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari, has continued to generate controversy. Labour, civil society organizations, legal practitioners More...

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By Felix OLOYEDE On Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Nigeria gets $660m grant from Global Fund

The Global Fund, an International Financing Organisation, has announced an additional humanitarian grant of 660 million dollars to tackle HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria epidemic in Nigeria. Its Executive Director, More...

By Felix OLOYEDE On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Dangote Cement, 13 others drag equity market further down

Bearish trend continued in the Nigerian stock market on Wednesday on the back of decline recorded by largely capitalized stocks. Drop by Dangote Cement, Nigerian Breweries and 12 other losers dragged the bourse More...

By Felix OLOYEDE On Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Fee income pushes Fidelity Bank profit up 31% in H1 2018

Nnamdi Okonkwo, CEO, Fidelity Bank Plc FELIX OLOYEDE Double digit growth in earning assets, deposits and fee income spurred Fidelity Bank to improve its profit in the first six months of 2018. The Bank grew its More...

By Felix OLOYEDE On Sunday, September 9th, 2018

Expert links phone addition to poor academic performance

The addiction to mobile phone from early age could lead to poor academic performance, skiving of class, sleep disturbances and mental problems in more serious cases, a medical doctor in Kano State, Dr Tijjani Haruna, More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Sunday, July 8th, 2018

Emenike advocates for sustainable National medical plan for Nigeria

From  PETER OKORE,  Umuahia A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abia state, Chief Ikechi Emenike has called for the pursuit of  excellence  by medical practitioners, investment in training More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Sunday, July 1st, 2018

Scare over human flesh capsules in Nigeria

By OBINNA EZUGWU There is growing fear over possible presence of “human flesh” capsules alleged to be produced by a Chinese based drug syndicate in Nigeria. Human flesh capsules Photo AFP The capsules More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

NAFDAC partners stakeholders on drugs safety

The National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it is partnering with academic and research institutes to ensure effective monitoring and safety of new drugs in the country. FILE More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Targeted cancer treatments far outperform traditional methods – Study

Cancer treatments that attack tumors based on their individual genetic traits — not their location in the body — far outperform traditional methods, extending survival for twice as many patients, a study More...