Universal health coverage: myth or reality?

Universal health coverage: myth or reality? The cost of health care is ballooning. But that’s where universal health coverage is supposed to step in—paid for by a minimum health insurance. More than a decade since health insurance formally started in Nigeria, the coverage is uncertain. Nearly nine out of every …

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‘Why we’re promoting students right’

Comrade Usman Ayuba is a HND II student of Department of Business Administration at Jigawa State Polytechnic. He is the newly elected Zone A Coordinator of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS). He spoke about his motivations in this piece. The passion to improve students’ welfare drives my activities …

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Benue campaigns to get more children in public schools

The Benue State Universal Education Board (SUBEB) has began massive campaign to increase enrolment of pupils into public primary schools just before a new academic year begins in September. Chairman of the Board, Rev Philip Tachin, said the state had seen sharp decline in public school enrolment in past years. …

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Red Cross donate consumables to Benue hospital

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has donated medical consumables to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH) in Makurdi. The medical items donated include consumables, medications and dressings to enhance quality health care to patients. ICRC’s health coordinator, Dr Gabriel Mufuta Kakolongo, who made the donations on …

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Mixed reactions trail minimum admission marks

From Rakiya A. Muhammad (Sokoto), Itodo Daniel Sule (Lokoja), Romoke W. Ahmad (Ilorin), Christiana T. Alabi (Kaduna), Dickson S. Adama (Jos) & Jeremiah Oke (Ibadan) Heads of higher institutions have at a policy meeting with the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) agreed that 120 should be the minimum marks …

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