“PHCs” is an acronym for Primary Health Care Centres. In Nigeria, the primary health care system was adopted as a sustainable grass-root approach meant to address the main health problems in communities. The principles of primary health care (community participation, equity, essential health care, intersectoral collaboration, and appropriate technology) underscore the great value of this approach.
Nigerian lawmakers have come under fire for a barrage of reasons lately. From their gargantuan salaries to unproductive and dissatisfactory representation, especially in the implementation of Constituency Projects, the National Assembly has had a tumultuous journey so far. Read More
Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late; the jest is over, and the tale hath had its effect. . . Considering that natural disposition in many men to lie, and in multitudes to believe, I have been perplexed what to do with that maxim so frequent in everybody’s mouth, that truth will at last prevail.” – Jonathan Swift, Examiner No. XIV Thursday, November 9th, 1710
Amidst claims by Nigerian security agencies that they are being underfunded, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report today that a total N4.62trillion has been allocated to the federal security sector in the past five years. Read More
The whopping N150 billion allocated to the National Assembly in the 2015 Appropriation Act, can fund capital votes for 20 Ministries, Departments and Parastatals [MDAs], a PREMIUM TIMES analysis of the budget has shown. Read More
The seventh National Assembly will most likely end its tenure in early June without resolving majority of the huge misgovernance and corruption issues that characterised the outgoing administration. Read More
By Samuel Malik
Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in Gombe State say they are starving and slowly dying , as government has left them to fend for themselves following the hurried disbandment by the authorities of the official camp in which they resided. Read More
New facts showing stronger links between former governor of Borno state, Ali Modu Sheriff, and the Boko Haram sect have emerged, further fuelling suggestions the ex-governor is a major financier of the terrorist sect. Read More
Official vehicles allocated to past political office holders in Ikeja local government area of Lagos State were not returned at the expiration of their tenure, a 2012 audited report of the council’s books have shown.