Team Neptune, a group of nine teenage students have emerged winners of the InterswitchSPAK 1.0 Innovation Challenge, for collaborating to develop a technological solution towards providing Nigerians with easier access to National Health Insurance.
Team Neptune, made up of nine SS2 students, were mentored by the trio of Princess Edo-Osagie, Inalegwu Alogwu and Abiodun Adebisi. They were tasked to: “propose a solution that promotes an all-inclusive health insurance scheme in Nigeria, leveraging technology”. The team’s health solution, which incorporated the current National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), makes provision for web doctors for policy holders with access to the internet and tele-medicine option for those without access to the internet.
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Nasarawa State University has emerged the overall winner of the 14th edition of the annual National Client Interview and Counselling Skills Competition 2019.
Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, emerged first runner-up.
The two-day competition (11th – 12th January, 2019) was hosted by Network of University Legal Aid Institutions (NULAI) at the Sultan Maccido Institute of Islamic and General Studies, Kalambaina, Sokoto.
The National Client Interview and Counselling Skills Competition 2019, which was organised on the platform of NULAI and sponsored by Open Society Initiative, had in attendance 14 participants from across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria.
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Global Financial Integrity and Academics Stand Against Poverty has selected Kenneth Okpomo and Janet Bolarinwa as winners of the fifth annual Amartya Sen Prize: the two best original essays on assessing the human impact of illicit financial flows out of Africa.
Kenneth Okpomo emerged in first place with his essay “Political corruption, illicit financial flows, and the damage they do to the local economy and population: a case study of Nigeria”. He receives a $5,000 prize money for his achievement.
Janet Bolarinwa emerged the second prize winner for the essay “Assessing the Human Impact of Illicit Financial Flows of Africa.” She receives a $3,000 prize money for her achievement.
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