Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tag "NHIS"

    EXCLUSIVE: ‘NHIS on the brink of collapse’ – governing council raises the alarm

EXCLUSIVE: ‘NHIS on the brink of collapse’ – governing council raises the alarm

Six months after Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was recalled from suspension, he has been enmeshed in a fresh crisis with the governing council of the scheme accusing him of running it into "ruin".On July 6, Isaac Adewole, minister of health, suspended Yusuf over allegations of fraud levelled against him. Insiders had told TheCable [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘I can’t steal blood money’ — NHIS ES speaks on allegations of theft

‘I can’t steal blood money’ — NHIS ES speaks on allegations of theft

Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), says allegations of the theft of N900 million from the scheme are false.In an interview with reporters in Kano at the weekend, Yusuf described the money at NHIS as "blood money".He accused some hospitals and insurance companies of ganging up against him for opposing some sharp practices.Yusuf alleged that [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Osinbajo says all Nigerians must have access to health insurance scheme

Osinbajo says all Nigerians must have access to health insurance scheme

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has advocated a compulsory health insurance scheme for all Nigerians.He said this will enable citizens have access to quality and affordable healthcare services.Osinbajo said this on Wednesday at the ‘Civic Innovation Lab launch-pad for social innovators’ event held in Abuja.He said although the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is useful, it is unable to pull resources together to [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Reps to probe ‘illegal withdrawal of N10bn’ from NHIS

Reps to probe ‘illegal withdrawal of N10bn’ from NHIS

The house of representatives has resolved to investigate the alleged illegal withdrawal of N10 billion from the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) fund.The resolution was sequel to a motion raised during plenary on Tuesday by Chike Okafor, a lawmaker from Imo state.Okafor said for the purpose of carrying out its mandate, a fund made up of five percent contribution by [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Understanding current advocacies for an efficient health sector

Understanding current advocacies for an efficient health sector

BY LANRE TEJUOSOIn 2015, I was elected a senator by the good people of Ogun central senatorial district. As a medical doctor with years of medical experience, the president of the senate His Excellency Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, CON, and my distinguished colleagues counted me worthy to chair the senate committee on health.Being a medical doctor himself, the senate president [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘We’ll fight back’ — NHIS ES breaks silence

‘We’ll fight back’ — NHIS ES breaks silence

Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has vowed to fight back.According to THISDAY, Yusuf said this at a programme in Sokoto state on Thursday.Isaac Adewole, minister of health, had suspended the NHIS executive secretary over some corruption allegations.Adewole had said Yusuf could not provide a satisfactory explanation to the issues raised against him.However, President Muhammadu [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Soyinka: So many unforced errors… I think Buhari is under a trance

Soyinka: So many unforced errors… I think Buhari is under a trance

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says if he has the opportunity to discuss with President Muhammadu Buhari, he would tell the president that he feels he is under a trance.Soyinka said this at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday.The eminent scholar listed the clashes between farmers and herdsmen, reinstatement of Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), among [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Police officers stationed at NHIS headquarters over workers’ protest

Police officers stationed at NHIS headquarters over workers’ protest

Officers of the Nigeria police force are currently stationed at the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) head office in Jabi, Abuja.The police officers arrived in the premises on Monday morning following rumours of a planned protest by the staff of the agency.The armed officers are occupying the premises and also stationed along the road in the area.Last week, the workers [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Reinstated NHIS executive secretary resumes

Reinstated NHIS executive secretary resumes

Usman Yusuf, reinstated executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has resumed work.Yusuf resumed at his office in Abuja on Tuesday, according to Daily Trust. He told the newspaper that he had a meeting with some key officials of the agency."I have resumed. You know, the reinstatement is with immediate effect. I will be in the office tomorrow [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Reinstatement won’t stop probe of NHIS ES, says FG

Reinstatement won’t stop probe of NHIS ES, says FG

The federal government says the reinstatement of Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), will not affect the investigation of allegations levelled against him.Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said this while fielding question from state house correspondents at the end of the weekly federal executive council meeting.President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the recall of the ES who had [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Adewole, acting NHIS ES summoned to Aso Rock

Adewole, acting NHIS ES summoned to Aso Rock

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, and Attahiru Ibrahim, acting executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) have been summoned to the presidential villa in Abuja.Ayo Osinlu, head, media and public relations of the scheme, disclosed this to NAN on Wednesday.This could be in relation to the reinstatement of Usman Yusuf, suspended executive secretary of the organisation, by President Muhammadu [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘Nepotism’, ‘impunity’, ‘Adewole should resign’ — anger as Buhari reinstates NHIS boss

‘Nepotism’, ‘impunity’, ‘Adewole should resign’ — anger as Buhari reinstates NHIS boss

Usman Yusuf, the executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, has been reinstated by President Muhammadu Buhari.He was reinstated on Tuesday, according to a circular reportedly issued to the health ministry by Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president.On July 6, Isaac Adewole, minister of health, suspended Yusuf over allegations of fraud levelled against him.Insiders had told TheCable [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    EXCLUSIVE: Suspension of NHIS ES extended indefinitely

EXCLUSIVE: Suspension of NHIS ES extended indefinitely

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has extended the suspension of Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), indefinitely.In July, Isaac Adewole, minister of health, suspended Yusuf for three months over allegations of fraud.Adewole had set up a committee to probe the NHIS ES, saying his response to the petitions written against him were “considered unsatisfactory”.In a recent [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    How to make NHIS work

How to make NHIS work

BY  YAHAYA ETILA A lot has happened at the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) since it was created by the government of President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2005. The NHIS is charged by law to promote access to quality and affordable healthcare in Nigeria through the provision and regulation of health insurance. At the launch of its formal sector programme in 2005, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Why I can’t honour your invitation — Adewole writes reps

Why I can’t honour your invitation — Adewole writes reps

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has written to the house of representatives, explaining the reasons why he would not honour the invitation of the lawmakers.The house committee on healthcare services had summoned him over the suspension of Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).The lawmakers had earlier mandated the minister to reinstate Yusuf but when he [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Yusuf: The insolent child of impunity

Yusuf: The insolent child of impunity

Those tempted to view corruption only in materialist terms, overlooking the abstract subversion of norms and values, will perhaps be forced to have a rethink by simply following the farcical drama currently unfolding at the National Health Insurance Scheme.Equating his kinship with President Buhari to a talisman, Usman Yusuf was not content at only breaking all extant service rules as [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

September 10, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
ABUJA362481423
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement