President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the release of N100bn to health care investors and indigenous pharmaceutical manufacturers as an intervention by the federal government to expand their capital base and boost local production of medicines and medical consumables.

This was disclosed on Tuesday in Abuja during a meeting between the new executives of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the president.

He said, the loan would be facilitated through the Central Bank of Nigeria to support the private pharmaceutical sector.

Speaking on brain drain in the health sector, Buhari said he had directed the Minister of Health to look into ways of turning “brain drain” to “brain gain” by engaging top Nigerian medical experts in the diaspora in knowledge and skills repatriation.

The President extended a congratulatory message to a former president of the body Osahon Enabulele, president-elect of the World Medical Association, the first Nigerian to hold the position, he expressed confidence in Enabulele towards improving health care delivery in Nigeria and lower income countries.

NMA President Uche Rowland Ojinmah asked Buhari to ensure full and appropriate implementation of the National Health Insurance Authority Act, provision of “adequate work equipment, conducive work environment and necessary budget support as well as elongation of the retirement age for medical consultants to 70 years and 65 years for non-consultant doctors and other healthcare workers.


The All Progressives Congress National Stakeholders have charged the Governors Forum alongside the leadership of the party to give room for a Muslim-Christian ticket with the need to see a Northern Christian emerge as the vice-presidential candidate. 

Their concerns boil down to a raging controversy surrounding a Muslim – Muslim ticket. 

In his keynote address to mark the June 12 Democracy Day, Convener of the APC National Stakeholders Forum, Aliyu Audu, stated the need to reject the proposed Muslim-Muslim ticket, while advocating for a Muslim-Christian ticket noting that having a Christian as a running mate will ensure national inclusion and promote unity

He said, “Why we are conscious of the fact that religion should not be a determining factor in the our leadership selection process.The peculiar circumstance the nation finds herself calls for reflection in the decisions we take, so long as they bother on our national lives.

Audu stated categorically that this will strengthen ethnicity and religion among Nigerians rather than risk the party’s chances at the polls. He said the selection process is critical in giving the party a fair chance at the forthcoming election

According to him, Nigeria is in dire need of good governance, which can come from either a Muslim leader or a Christian leader adding that any attempt to fuel what divides the masses will only do more harm than good which in turn give mischief makers the avenue to take advantage of our differences.


The super eagles of Nigeria soared to victory beating Sao Tome and Principle 10 goals to nil. The African Cup of nation qualifiers which had 10 goals between the duel is the first of its kind in decades. 

One of Nigerian striker who plays for Napoli Football Club scored four goals, while Terem Moffi  recorded a brace, with Moses Simon, Oghenekaro Etebo, Ademola Lookman and Emmanuel Dennis all scoring a goal each. 

Before now, Nigeria’s highest victory was a win over Benin, the match was played in Lagos and ended 10-1.

Nigeria currently lead the group with 6 points having edged pass Sierra Leone and Sao Tome and Principal. 

The next African Cup of Nations is scheduled to hold in Ivory Coast between June 23 and July 23 next summer.

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