The kind of local health insurance schemes being developed by state governments has been compelled by the failure of the National Health Insurance Scheme to serve majority of Nigerians.
Several senior officials of universities, including a Vice Chancellor, allege that members of the senate committee demanded bribes of up to N10 million from the institutions in order to cover up alleged fraud discovered in their finances.
Poor implementation and inadequate funding, are some of the reasons why the biannual MNCHW, which targets women and children with integrated package of highly cost-effective health interventions in May and November of every year has not made any significant impact on improving child-survival in the country, more than seven years after it started.
Although the Nigerian government has denied it, reliable military intelligence sources told icirnigeria.org that 80 Boko Haram fighters and five commanders were released in exchange for the 82 girls released by the insurgency group last week.
With 63 per cent rate of stunting, the Nigeria Education Data Survey, NEDS indicates that literacy and comprehension among school-age children in Jigawa state is just 9 per cent while numeracy is 7 per cent.
In a country where governments at the federal and state levels are allocating just 1.8 percent of their annual budget to agriculture, the Village Savings and Loans Association, VSLA initiative has already opened a new vista of hope for women farmers in rural areas in five Nigerian Northern states.
Many Nigerins see the recent rash of withdrawal of high profile cases from court by Attorney General of the Federation as jeopardizing the campaign against corruption
The fate of an estimated 30,000 people, including women and children in Otodo Gbame, a slum community in Lagos, hangs in the balance after the vicious demolition of their homes by agents of the Lagos state government.
In 2016, only two states, Borno and Rivers states received their shares of the intervention funds while only 18 out of the 36 states of the federation and the FCT accessed the UBEC matching grant in 2015.
Section 154 of the National Road Traffic Regulation, NRTR, 2012, Part XIV states: “No person other than the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Vice President, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Justice of Nigeria, Deputy President of the Senate, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Governors and Deputy Governors of States shall drive a vehicle on any public road using sirens, flashers or beacon lights.”