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PREMIUM TIMES uncovers massive referral kickback scam of Nigerian doctors, hospitals, diagnostic centres

A PREMIUM TIMES investigation has exposed a massive referral kickback scheme showing how the country’s top diagnostic service providers, medical doctors and hospitals steal billions of naira yearly from unsuspecting patients who pay for healthcare out-of-pocket. During the 20-month undercover investigation, a PREMIUM TIMES journalist posing as a doctor referred …

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Borno’s PHC: Gates, Dangote, health Minister shower praises on Zulum’s approach

Mr. Bill Gates, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ohanire, on Thursday took turns to pour encomiums on Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, for aggressive development of Borno’s primary healthcare system despite facing security challenges. The comments came during mid-year review of Borno’s 2020 immunization and primary …

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Emeka Offor donates over N1.9bn medical equipment to 20 institutions

By Francis Onyeukwu Ekwusigo, (Anambra), Sept. 5,2020 An NGO, Sir Emeka Offor Foundation has donated medical equipment, supplies and medicines valued at more than five million dollars (N1.908 billion) to 20 health institutions across Nigeria. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that nine university teaching hospitals, six federal medical …

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COVID-19: Environmental Group donates food, fishing gear to A/Ibom fishermen; Advocates support

FishNet Alliance on Saturday distributed palliatives to fishermen in Akwa Ibom to cushion the adverse impact of the COVID-19 on their livelihoods. FishNet Alliance is a coalition of artisanal fishing groups across Africa supported by Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), a Nigerian Environmental Rights focused Non Government Organisation. Some …

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Dangote urges increased healthcare funding, as Africa formally receives polio-free certification

Chairman, Aliko Dangote Foundation and Africa’s foremost philanthropist, Aliko Dangote has urged governments across Africa, the Federal Government of Nigeria, and State governments to increase their budget allocations to the healthcare sector, to help ensure improved basic healthcare for the people. Dangote, in his remarks at the formal certification of …

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COVID-19: Shell Nigeria Gas Ltd, Capital Market Committee on COVID-19 support Oyo govt …donate medical equipment, commend proactive steps in combating virus

The management of Shell Nigeria Gas Limited and the Capital Market Committee on COVID-19, have donated medical equipment, face masks and infrared thermometers worth millions of Naira, to the Oyo State Government in support of its drive to curtail the spread of novel coronavirus in the state. The two organisations …

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Veteran Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde tests positive for COVID-19

Priscilla Osaje Abuja, Aug. 15,2020 As Coronovirus (COVID-19) continued to spread across the globe, Nollywood screen diva, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde , has revealed that she had tested positive for the dread disease. The renowned actress took to her Instagram account @realomosexy to announce the development to her fans. The 42-year-old …

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COVID-19: SERAP asks World Bank to ‘tread carefully in disbursing $114.28m credit for Nigeria’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the World Bank President Mr David Malpass, urging him to use his “good offices to encourage the Federal Government and 36 state governments to publicly commit to transparency and accountability in the spending of the $114.28m credit and …

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