Saturday, October 12, 2019

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    EFCC: Why we are still keeping funds recovered from NHIS

EFCC: Why we are still keeping funds recovered from NHIS

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it retained recovered funds from the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) scheme for safety reasons.The EFCC had assisted the scheme in recovering funds from certain persons and institutions who had improper custody of such funds.In a statement on Saturday, Ayo Osinlu, NHIS spokesman, said Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the EFCC, gave assurance [...]

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    NHIS: We do NOT operate any account outside TSA

NHIS: We do NOT operate any account outside TSA

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) says it does not operate any bank account outside the federal government’s treasury single account (TSA).Ayo Osinlu, NHIS spokesman, said this while reacting to rumours that one of the scheme’s accounts has been compromisedThe rumour was triggered following a case of alleged fraud in one of the health maintenance organisations (HMO).In a statement on [...]

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    ‘N301m for Edo, N638m for Lagos’ — FCT, 15 states get N6bn healthcare fund

‘N301m for Edo, N638m for Lagos’ — FCT, 15 states get N6bn healthcare fund

The federal government says it has released N6.5 billion to 15 states and federal capital territory (FCT) for basic healthcare.At a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, said the 15 states and FCT are receiving these funds because they met the requirements of the government.The minister said it is the desire of the government that [...]

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    NHIS is no longer in its old form, says ES

NHIS is no longer in its old form, says ES

Mohammed Sambo, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), says the scheme is no longer in its old "characteristics."Sambo said this on Wednesday while speaking at a meeting of the scheme with enrollees and healthcare providers in AbujaThe NHIS was embroiled in a corruption scandal that led to the sack of Usman Yusuf, the former ES, by President [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: Even with NHIS, Nigerians seeking healthcare are on their own

INVESTIGATION: Even with NHIS, Nigerians seeking healthcare are on their own

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was established in 2005 to enable every Nigerian, no matter socio-economic status, walk into a hospital and get treated with little or no money in their pockets. Fourteen years later, the scheme has failed to provide this access, especially in medical emergencies. TheCable finds out why.As Destiny Aigbe walks into the block where National [...]

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    NHIS ES asks ‘warring factions’ to cease fire

NHIS ES asks ‘warring factions’ to cease fire

Mohammed Sambo, newly appointed executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has urged "warring factions" in the agency to cease fire.Sambo said this during his maiden interactive session with staff of the scheme at its headquarters in Abuja.President Muhammadu Buhari had approved his appointment as the executive secretary of the agency after Usman Yusuf, the former NHIS boss, was [...]

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    FG panel recommends compulsory health insurance for ALL Nigerians

FG panel recommends compulsory health insurance for ALL Nigerians

The federal government panel on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has recommended compulsory health insurance package for all Nigerians.In its report, a copy of which was obtained by TheCable, the panel urged the federal government to review the NHIS act for it to accommodate all Nigerians.The committee was set up last year to investigate the crisis at the scheme [...]

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    Report: FG panel recommends dismissal of NHIS ES, board members

Report: FG panel recommends dismissal of NHIS ES, board members

The executive panel set up to investigate the crisis in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has recommended the dismissal of Usman Yusuf, the executive execretary of the agency, according to PUNCH.The newspaper said the panel also recommended the dissolution of the NHIS governing board over the crisis.The board had suspended Yusuf for alleged fraud, and for "rendering the scheme dysfunctional".But [...]

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    FG receives probe panel report on NHIS crisis, promises speedy implementation

FG receives probe panel report on NHIS crisis, promises speedy implementation

The federal government has received the report of the panel which probed the allegations levelled against Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).Boss Mustapha, secretary to government of the federation, who disclosed this on Monday, said the recommendations of the report will be speedily implemented.The NHIS governing board had suspended Yusuf for alleged fraud but he defied [...]

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    HMOs neglect families of soldiers fighting Boko Haram, we’ll sink this board of corruption… 7 fresh revelations by NHIS ES

HMOs neglect families of soldiers fighting Boko Haram, we’ll sink this board of corruption… 7 fresh revelations by NHIS ES

Usman Yusuf, suspended executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has listed some of the reasons why he was suspended from the scheme.In an explosive 43-minute video, Yusuf exposed some of the shady dealings in the NHIS and what he was doing to curtail them before he was suspended.The executive secretary said his relationship with the board started [...]

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    Senate investigates ‘corruption’ in NHIS, NPHCDA

Senate investigates ‘corruption’ in NHIS, NPHCDA

The senate has mandated its relevant committees to wade into the alleged cases of corruption in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).The resolution of the senate was sequel to a motion sponsored by Mao Ohuabunwa, senator representing Abia north.On October 18, the NHIS governing council suspended Usman Yusuf indefinitely on [...]

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    NHIS ES: I was suspended for refusing to release N975m to health ministry

NHIS ES: I was suspended for refusing to release N975m to health ministry

Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), says he was suspended for refusing to release N975 million to the ministry of health.He said this on Friday when he appeared before the house of representatives panel investigating the crisis that followed his suspension.The NHIS governing board recently suspended Yusuf after accusing him of financial infractions and abuse of [...]

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    ‘NHIS dysfunctional under him’ — governing board defends Yusuf’s suspension

‘NHIS dysfunctional under him’ — governing board defends Yusuf’s suspension

The governing board of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has defended its decision to suspend Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the scheme.Speaking during an investigative hearing by a house of representatives ad-hoc committee, Enyantu Ifenne, chairman of the governing board, said the decision was to ensure transparency at the agency.The board had recently suspended Yusuf over allegations of financial [...]

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    Yusuf sues Adewole, NHIS board over ‘administrative leave’

Yusuf sues Adewole, NHIS board over ‘administrative leave’

Usman Yusuf, suspended executive secretary of the National health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has dragged the scheme's governing board to court over his suspension.In a suit filed at the federal high court Abuja, copies of which were seen by TheCable, Yusuf asked the court to nullify his suspension and declare that the board has no power to discipline him.Joined as respondents [...]

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    NHIS ES remains suspended, workers reply SGF

NHIS ES remains suspended, workers reply SGF

Two labour unions have insisted on the suspension of Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), by the governing council of the organisation.The unions are the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), and Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN).On October 18, the council suspended Yusuf indefinitely on allegations of financial infractions.Enantu Ifenna, chairman [...]

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    SGF: Boards have no power to suspend CEOs of parastatals

SGF: Boards have no power to suspend CEOs of parastatals

No governing board of a federal agency or parastatal has the power to remove the chief executive officer (CEO) appointed by the president, Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), has said.He said this amid the controversy over the suspension of Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme(NHIS).Mustapha said this at an induction programme [...]

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