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Rest in Peace Dr Dantong, Chair Senate Committee on Health

Every time news comes of another tragic incident in our country Nigeria, we cry, shrug our shoulders and move on. The routine condolence messages are sent, a firm statement is made from the presidency, normally to the effect that government will leave no stone unturned in finding those that carried out the dastardly act, a high powered committee […]

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The controversial clause in the "new" National Health Bill

The “new” National Health Bill is stuck in the presidency where it has been sent to be signed, as health sector professionals quarrel over a significantly flawed yet, trivial clause in the bill. This does more to illustrate the state of national thinking and dialogue, than anything else in recent national discourse. It is a pity that […]

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Iyabo Obasanjo loss and the National Health Bill

Iyabo Obasanjo, veterinary doctor, daughter of our former president and former senator of our Federal Republic famously lost her seat in the Nigerian Senate in last weekend’s elections. What has this got to do with our health sector you might be wondering? Well, the former senator was the Chair of the Senate Committee on Health. Those of you […]

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Bill Gates in Nigeria – lessons for us?

I have been following Bill Gates on Twitter for some time, and one recent “tweet” caught my eye. “Incredible trip to Nigeria – determined and getting closer to eradicating polio. Government, partners and Nigerians are committed and inspiring” Then I searched around a bit for more information on his trip to Nigeria….not too difficult! On […]