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NAFDAC Approves Pfizer-Biotech COVID-19 Vaccine For Use In Nigeria
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NAFDAC Approves Pfizer-Biotech COVID-19 Vaccine For Use In Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, on Friday approved the use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria. This is coming few months after it gave authorisation for the use of the Oxford-Astrazeneca jabs in the country. Announcing this at a press conference in Lagos, the Director-General of NAFDAC, Mojisola Adeyeye explained that the pfizer-Bio Tech vaccine was for emergency use only. She added that the vaccine can now be stored between -15 to-25 equivalent to freezer temperature.
Kano food poisoning: NAFDAC apprehends merchants of dangerous chemicals
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Kano food poisoning: NAFDAC apprehends merchants of dangerous chemicals

Suspected merchants of dangerous chemicals used in food and drinks supposedly to enhance taste, have been arrested by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). The arrest was effected after the substance killed three people who consumed adulterated flavoured drinks in Kano. Director General of NAFDAC, Mojisola Adeyeye made the announcement in a statement issued by the NAFDAC resident media consultant, Olusayo Akintola. In the preliminary result of the agency’s investigation which was submitted to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State during her two-day visit to the state to assess the incident, Adeyeye pointed out that food contamination and poisoning could occur through consuming expired food or preparing food with poorly sourced water and putt...
Fake Insulin Tea for Diabetic Patients in Circulation – NAFDAC Raises Alarm
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Fake Insulin Tea for Diabetic Patients in Circulation – NAFDAC Raises Alarm

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has raised alarm on the circulation of fake ‘Insulin tea’ taken by Diabetic patients. In a statement released on Sunday, March 28 by the Director-General of the agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, warned against buying or taking the fake tea because of its negative health implications. ''NAFDAC wishes to notify the public of the circulation of an unregistered and a fake product called insulin tea claimed to reduce blood sugar level and ‘delete’ sugar in the body. Please note that the NAFDAC number shown on the packaging of this product (Nafdac Reg. No. 01-8662) is fake; the insulin tea poses a danger to the health of the public. Members of the public are implored to contact the nearest NAFDAC office with an...
Strange Disease In Kano Caused By Dansami Poisoning – NAFDAC
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Strange Disease In Kano Caused By Dansami Poisoning – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says the strange illness in Kano is caused by food poisoning. Mojisola Adeyeye, NAFDAC director-general, confirmed this in an interview with Channels Television on Wednesday. TheCable had reported how the outbreak of a strange infection had led to the death of two persons and hospitalisation of 183 others in the state. As of the time of reporting, the cause of the illness was only suspected to be food poisoning. The state ministry of health confirmed that the affected patients presented symptoms of haematuria which causes bloody urine or dark urine, fever, lethargy, and sometimes jaundice. Adeyeye described the incident as ”very serious”, adding that investigations are still in progress. “The Ka...
AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Certified Safe by NAFDAC
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AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Certified Safe by NAFDAC

Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has been certified safe for use in Nigeria by the  National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie said the certification came some minutes past midnight on Friday March 5, ahead of the vaccine’s launch in Abuja. Ehanire who disclosed that the launch would have been cancelled if the agency did not give the final go-ahead, said the vaccine underwent a 48 hour test after arriving the country on Tuesday March 2. He said; “The long-awaited day is here in which Nigerians can now join the global community to be vaccinated against the dreaded COVID-19 virus."
NAFDAC approves AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccine for use in Nigeria
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NAFDAC approves AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccine for use in Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control in Nigeria, NAFDAC, has approved the use of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccine for use in Nigeria. At a press conference held this morning February 18, the Director-General of NAFDAC, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, says the agency got the dossier of the vaccine a week ago, and the NAFDAC safety committee went to work immediately to evaluate its safety and efficacy for Nigerians. Adeyeye said that the vaccine can be stored at 2 to 8-degree centigrade. According to the DG, there are three additional vaccines undergoing evaluation, but the evaluation on Astrazeneca shows that the vaccine is effective against the UK variant of the virus which has been reported in Nigeria. She disclosed that the South African variant has no...
Senate To Regulate Bleaching Cream And Cosmetics
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Senate To Regulate Bleaching Cream And Cosmetics

The Senate on Tuesday mandated it Committee on Health to investigate the procedures for certification on quality and safety of Cosmetics and propose a way forward for accountability. The upper chamber also directed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to rise up to its duty of regulating importation, formulation and sale of cosmetics within Nigeria. It further directed NAFDAC to maintain a products database, showing name and address of manufacturers and ingredients list. The upper chamber mandated NAFDAC to embark on sensitization and awareness campaign on the ills of harmful substances in the country. It also directed NAFDAC and the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Council (FCCPC) to collaborate towards ensuring the tracking ...
Kano State Govt Confiscates Fake and Expired Drugs Worth N200m
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Kano State Govt Confiscates Fake and Expired Drugs Worth N200m

Kano State Consumer Protection Council (KSCPC) on Monday confiscated fake and expired drugs worth over N200 Million. The Managing Director of the council, Baffa Babba Danagundi, said the organisation made the seizure following a raid on a building where the drugs are stored and repackaged. According to the Acting MD, the KSCPC raided the building on No. 37 Niger Street after tip off about the illegal activities carried out within the building. He said some of the drugs confiscated have no NAFDAC Registration Number, while some have expired and repackaged before releasing them back into the market. Baffa Babba calls on the general public to be conscious of the drugs they consume as well as places they patronize to avoid purchasing expired and fake drugs which instead of ...
NAFDAC Shuts Food Manufacturing Company Over Revalidation of Expired Curry and Thyme Products
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NAFDAC Shuts Food Manufacturing Company Over Revalidation of Expired Curry and Thyme Products

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut down a food manufacturing company for allegedly revalidating expired curry and thyme spices. Following a tip-off, operatives of the Investigation and Enforcement Directorate of NAFDAC stormed the main warehouse and factory of Every Rose Limited, manufacturers of SomGeo brand of spices. The visit allegedly led to the discovery that large quantities of expired curry and thyme spices were stored in the warehouse with packaging materials, labels as well as stamps that were being used to illegally revalidate the already expired products. Records available in NAFDAC showed that the company registered 16 different products for listing under the brand name SOMGEO, including SOMGEO Ginger Powder, SOMGEO ...
Indian Manufacturers Rename Tramadol To Evade Detection By Nigerian Customs
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Indian Manufacturers Rename Tramadol To Evade Detection By Nigerian Customs

Manufacturers in India have rebranded the opioid Tramadol to Tafrodol to evade detection by customs officials at Nigeria's ports and borders, a report by Enactafrica has revealed. While the name change makes the drug look like Tramadol, Tafrodol contains two ingredients that should not be combined and can reportedly cause respiratory infection, coma and even instant death. The rebranding comes shortly after several shipments of Tramadol were seized at Nigeria's border posts. In August 2020, the Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) intercepted 33 containers of Tramadol shipped from India worth N1.3 trillion in three different locations in Lagos. Analysis by the ENACT organ...
No Approved COVID-19 Vaccines Yet – NAFDAC
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No Approved COVID-19 Vaccines Yet – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Friday stated that it has not approved any COVID-19 vaccine. It warned fake vaccines have started circulating in the country, urging the public not to purchase such drugs as they can cause COVID-19-like illnesses and can lead to death. It also urged government establishments, agencies and big corporations not to order COVID vaccines without confirming from NAFDAC if the vaccine has been approved. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, made these known in Abuja during a virtual media briefing. She said: “The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has not received any application from Covid Vaccine manufacturers yet and therefore no vaccines have been ap...
Do Not Use Sniper For Food – NAFDAC DG, Mojisola Adeyeye
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Do Not Use Sniper For Food – NAFDAC DG, Mojisola Adeyeye

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, on Sunday, warned Nigerians against the use of Sniper and other brands of “Dichlorvos” (DDVP) as food preservatives. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, who gave the warning, said the continuous misuse and misapplication of Sniper and other brands of Dichlorvos by the general public, especially grain merchants, beans aggregators and dried fish sellers, could lead to health implications and even death. Adeyeye said the misuse of the dangerous Agrochemicals in the preservation of foodstuffs is replete with health implications with symptoms such as weakness, headache, and tightness in chest, blurred vision, salivation. Others are sweating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal cramp...
FG Bans Alcohol In Satchets, Polythene
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FG Bans Alcohol In Satchets, Polythene

The Federal Government has indicated plans to completely phase out high concentration of alcohol in sachet and small Polyethylene Terephthalate and glass bottles in the country. The moves are contained in a statement by the Director-General of the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye on Saturday titled: ‘NAFDAC cautions on alcohol abuse.’ She said, “NAFDAC under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Health, once again, wishes to bring to the attention of the general public, concerns relating to the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in sachets, small volume glass and PET bottles. “These concerns relate to negative effects of irresponsible alcohol consumption on public health and on the safety and security of the public, al...
Chloroquine Potent For COVID-19 Prevention – NAFDAC DG
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Chloroquine Potent For COVID-19 Prevention – NAFDAC DG

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), yesterday, declared that chloroquine prevents the dreaded coronavirus. Its Director General, Prof. Christianah Mojisola Adeyeye, during an online interactive session with journalists said: “We realise that chloroquine can be used in the early stage of the COVID-19 infection as prophylactic treatment. Science does not lie.” The pharmacist further explained: “On March 20, 2020 during a press briefing, I said I was going through a literature and I found (out) that chloroquine and remdesivir killed COVID-19 in vitro – that is in the laboratory. In early March, there was a publication where 100 patients were treated with chloroquine in 10 hospitals across Chinese cities. I made a statement that chlor...
It Costs Two Million Naira To Destroy A Container Of Tramadol – Mojisola Adeyeye
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It Costs Two Million Naira To Destroy A Container Of Tramadol – Mojisola Adeyeye

The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mrs Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye has revealed that to destroy a container load of Tramadol cost the agency between N1m and N2m. This is even as she revealed that NAFDAC has taken the fight against the importation of substandard and fake products to India and China, where two Clean Report Inspection (CRI) Agents were removed because they indulged in facilitating illicit drugs to Nigeria. Disclosing this on Tuesday when she hosted a virtual media parley with the print media, the NAFDAC DG explained that for seven years when the agency was not at the ports, importers of fake and substandard drugs were having a field day bringing in dangerous products into the country. According to ...
“I Inherited A Debt Of N3.2bn in 2017” – NAFDAC DG, Mojisola Adeyeye
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“I Inherited A Debt Of N3.2bn in 2017” – NAFDAC DG, Mojisola Adeyeye

Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director-General of the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), said on Tuesday that she inherited a debt of N3.2 billion when she assumed office in November 2017. Adeyeye speaking at an online news conference to highlight the activities of the agency, said that, however, the debt had been settled. “I am happy to inform you that we have been able to pay our debts and we are also training our 2,200 members of staff to enhance competence, capability as well as productivity.” According to her, the sum of N7 billion was generated in 2017; while N2.5 billion and N3.1 billion were generated from the agency’s IGR windows in 2018 and 2019 respectively. She also said that the agency was in dire need of an overhaul to achi...
How To Identify Substandard Hand Sanitizers – Health Minister
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How To Identify Substandard Hand Sanitizers – Health Minister

The health minister, Dr Osagie Ehanire has warned that not all hand sanitizers in circulation are up to standard. Speaking during a media briefing on Tuesday, he implored the general public to be in the lookout for NAFDAC number of the hand sanitizers they intend to buy and also check to ensure that it contains at least 60 percent alcohol in contents. “I will start by using the opportunity to issue an advisory on sanitiser. You will see a lot of sanitisers out in the market. A study carried out by research institution in the Ministry of Health has shown not all of them are up to standard. “In buying sanitisers, there is an advisory I will like to share. You must look first of all at the NAFDAC number. A sanitiser should have a NAFDAC number. “Secondly, it should have a place wh...
Osinbajo Announces 80% Slash For NAFDAC Registration Fee
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Osinbajo Announces 80% Slash For NAFDAC Registration Fee

The Federal Government has issued a set of palliatives to help MSMEs wade through the current economic fallouts of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, these palliatives reflect the Buhari administration’s determination to support MSMEs and the priority the Federal Government places on small businesses. The palliatives are: E-Registration of MSMEs/products at 80% discounted rate over a period of six months. Zero tariffs for the first 200 micro and small businesses to register on the E-platform. Waiver on administrative charges for overdue late renewal of expired licenses of micro/small businesses products for a period of 90 days.
We Don’t Know What Caused Strange Deaths In Kano – FG
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We Don’t Know What Caused Strange Deaths In Kano – FG

The Federal Government says there are no conclusions yet with regard to ‘strange’ deaths in Kano State. The Minister for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19. He said that investigations were still ongoing in the matter. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Kano State witnessed yet-to-be-explained deaths in the recent past. No fewer than 150 people were feared dead in the state, prompting investigations to determine whether the deaths were related to COVID-19. According to the minister, unexplained deaths did not only occur in Kano but in eight states of the federation. He gave the assurance that ministry would continue to investigate them. The minister said that Nigeria...
We’ve Received Only one Application on Claims of Herbal COVID-19 Remedies — NAFDAC
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We’ve Received Only one Application on Claims of Herbal COVID-19 Remedies — NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, says it has so far received only one application from a Nigerian company claiming it has herbal remedy for the ravaging COVID-19. The agency and the Federal government have been accused of sidelining companies in Nigeria that have claimed to have a cure for COVID-19 and settling for the herbal syrup from Madagascar. In a statement released, NAFDAC boss, Mojisola Adeyeye, says only one company has applied for clinical evaluation of its herbal mixture which only treats symptoms of COVID-19 and not cure the viral disease. She said the others who claim to have applied for evaluation have either domiciled their applications in conventional or social media. The statement read:   “The rush to mitigat...
COVID-19: Nigeria Imports Shipment Of Madagascar’s Drugs For Testing
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COVID-19: Nigeria Imports Shipment Of Madagascar’s Drugs For Testing

The Republic of Madagascar has offered its herbal drug – COVID Organics (COV) – to Nigeria and other African countries. The drug is for prevention and cure of Coronavirus. Nigeria’s consignment has been sent to Equatorial Guinea from where it will be airlifted to Abuja. For ease of transportation, African countries were divided into zones leading to the freighting of Nigeria’s consignments to Equatorial Guinea. Nigeria’s COVID-19 positive tally moved to 4,399 last night with 248 new cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Lagos recorded 81 cases, followed by Jigawa State 35 and Borno 26 cases to top the chart. Kano recorded 26 cases, followed by Bauchi with 20 cases. There is pressure on the Federal Government by different medical and scientifi...
COVID-19: Lagos To start Hydroxychloroquine Clinical Trials Next Week
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COVID-19: Lagos To start Hydroxychloroquine Clinical Trials Next Week

The Lagos State Government has said it will commence chloroquine clinical trial for the treatment of the novel coronavirus disease within the next one week or thereabouts. This is sequel to the approval by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control that chloroquine could be used for the clinical trial treatment of the deadly disease. There were 386 new cases on Friday, pushing the total cases in the country to 3,912. The number of deaths increased to 117 while 679 persons have been discharged so far. The state Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, said at a media briefing in Ikeja on Friday that there would be three arms of the trial, capturing treatment, prevention and care for high-risk individuals, like elderly persons with underlying ailments su...
NAFDAC and Humanitarian Minister Counter Each other on how some States Received Expired Rice as Coronavirus Palliatives
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NAFDAC and Humanitarian Minister Counter Each other on how some States Received Expired Rice as Coronavirus Palliatives

Humanitarian minister, Sadiya Farouq and the National Agency for Food and Drugs Admininstration Control (NAFDAC) have both issued differing statements on how some states in the country received expired rice as Coronavirus palliatives. Recall that the expired bags of rice some states received from the federal government has led to a heated contention both offline and online in the last few days. Ms Farouq who commented on dispute the expired bags of rice ignited before now, had said that the food items were "handed over by the Nigerian Customs Service after being assessed by NAFDAC“. She said; “As you may recall, we mentioned here that we distributed the rice relief to the states. The rice was handed over to us by the Nigerian Customs Service and it was assessed by NAFDAC, w...
NAFDAC Alerts Nigerians On Circulation Of Fake Chloroquine 250mg Tablets
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NAFDAC Alerts Nigerians On Circulation Of Fake Chloroquine 250mg Tablets

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has warned Nigerians that fake Chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets are being circulated. The Director-General of the agency, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye disclosed this in a statement. She added that NAFDAC was notified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that the tablets were being circulated in Cameroon. The statement reads: “The falsified chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets were manufactured by Jiangsu pharmaceutical Inc, Astral pharmaceutical New Bhupalpura, China. “The tablets manufactured by these companies have no Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) and are in packs of 1000 tablets. “The use of the falsified chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets may result in treatment failure and could even cause d...
Coronavirus: NAFDAC Orders Chloroquine Manufacture For Possible Clinical Trials
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Coronavirus: NAFDAC Orders Chloroquine Manufacture For Possible Clinical Trials

The Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, on Monday, ordered manufacturing of chloroquine for emergency stock for possible clinical trial treatment of coronavirus. The NAFDAC boss in a statement, said the anti-malaria drug was reported to function as anti-viral at both the entry and post-entry stages of 2019-nCoV infection. She added that chloroquine had also been reported as potential broad spectrum anti-viral drug. She noted that Lagos would begin clinical trial of the drug to evaluate its effectiveness , while calling on the public to desist from its use without the guidance of a medical doctor or clinician for cases of clinical trial treatment of COVID-19. She said, “Chloroquine, an old anti-malarial, is be...
NAFDAC outlines measures to control illicit drugs in Nigeria
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NAFDAC outlines measures to control illicit drugs in Nigeria

Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Christianah Mojisola Adeyeye, has said the agency has finalised plans to enhance control of narcotics and psychotropic substances. She disclosed that one of the control objectives of the agency is to ensure availability for medical and scientific uses while minimising the possibility of diversion to illicit channels and abuse Speaking at the launch and dissemination of the 2019 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) in Lagos, Adeyeye who was represented by Director, Narcotics and Controlled Substance, NAFDAC, Dr. Musa Umar said they would not relent on clamping down unlicensed retail facilities that serve as a medium for illicit drug distribution in Nigeria. Th...
NAFDAC Warns Against Taking `Maishayi’ Tea Made By Hausa Tea Vendors
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NAFDAC Warns Against Taking `Maishayi’ Tea Made By Hausa Tea Vendors

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians to be cautious when taking cup of tea popularly known as `Maishayi’ from vendors. Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, NAFDAC Director-General gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. Adeyeye said that the warning became necessary following information the agency received that Maishayi now mix intoxicating drugs in the tea prepared for customers. She mentioned intoxicating drugs such as tramadol, Vieteling, Marijuana and others, adding that people could lose their lives after taking tea mixed with such drugs. “In the US, lots of people are dying because of these medicines. How can such medicines mix with palm wine in the name of getting high in N...
Lagos State Government Closes Down 24 Pharmacies For Illegal Operation
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Lagos State Government Closes Down 24 Pharmacies For Illegal Operation

The Lagos State Government says it has sealed 24 pharmacies and patent medicine stores in various parts of the state for illegal operation and operating beyond scope of pharmaceutical practice. Akin Abayomi, the state Commissioner for Health, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday in Lagos. Mr Abayomi said that the enforcement was part of the mandates of the Pharmaceutical Inspectorate Unit (PIU) of the ministry to end the ugly trend of unqualified personnel handling drugs. He said that the affected pharmacies and patent medicine shops were sealed for operating without licence; engaging unqualified persons to man and dispense drugs to unsuspecting citizens and operating beyond scope through sale of unethical products. Other offences, the commissioner said, included di...
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NAFDAC Officials Raid Facility Where Ladies Peel Their Skin (Video)

Some officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control have raided the skin care outlet in which a lady was spotted 'peeling' her skin in a water filled with a "greenish chemical". Recall that in a video shared earlier, a woman was seen lying nearly naked in a bathtub filled with water while an attendant was seen carrying out the exfoliation process. The facility was raided on December 4 by NAFDAC officials, after the agency received a petition about the skin care outlet. This came after the owner of the facility lashed out at her critics after a video of the new bleaching process ignited an uproar. In the video shared online, NAFDAC officials were seen removing some of the skin care products for tests which will be carried out at their office.
12 Things Nigerian Customs Service Wants You To Know About Clearing
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12 Things Nigerian Customs Service Wants You To Know About Clearing

Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has the responsibility of Collecting and accounting for revenue i.e. Import and Excise Duties. It is also responsible for the Prevention and suppression of smuggling. The agency also assist in the enforcement of a wide range of import and export prohibitions and restrictions on behalf of a number of government agencies including the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON). According to the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), there are 12 things stated as a “must know” on their official website about clearing of goods. They are: 1. Payment of correct Customs Duties enhances national development. So pay your Customs Duties promptly. 2. Hand-over only certified cheques to ...
NAFDAC Warns Against Consumption Of Ponmo
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NAFDAC Warns Against Consumption Of Ponmo

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned the general public to be careful of the consumption of animal hides, known as Ponmo. A statement signed by the Director-General (DG) of the agency, Mrs Mojisola Adeyeye, states that most of these animal hides are meant for industrial use. Adeyeye added that some of these animal hides were pre-treated with industrial chemicals, which were not of food grade and were toxic and injurious to human health. According to the her, investigations have revealed that some companies legally imported hides from countries like Lebanon and Turkey, while majority of the product were smuggled into the country through the porous borders. “The Management of NAFDAC wishes to use this medium to alert the general pub...
Senate Urges FG To Ban Sniper Insecticide
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Senate Urges FG To Ban Sniper Insecticide

The Nigerian Senate has urged the federal government to ban the production, importation and circulation of Sniper insecticide in the country. This is part of the resolutions the lawmakers adopted on Tuesday. The resolutions follow a motion by Theodore Orji (Abia-PDP) on the rising cases of suicide in Nigeria. Mr Orji argued that cases of suicide are on the rise because many could not ‘çope with the overwhelming situation of life which could be financial problems; death of loved ones; broken relationships, which is very popular amongst the youths in Nigeria; or serious illness; they choose suicide as an option.” He said. “The Senate observes that suicide could be prevented particularly when family, friends and close relatives of the person contemplating suicide provide support, ...
Trader Caught Spraying Sniper Insecticide On Stock Fish Meant For Sale
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Trader Caught Spraying Sniper Insecticide On Stock Fish Meant For Sale

Sniper Insecticides are popularly known to be used to drive away and kill Insects like Cockroaches, Mosquitos and more. Sniper Insecticide is dangerous to Human Health and can lead to death. Around June 20th, The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) banned the sale of Sniper Insecticide in Open Markets and Supermarket’s in Nigeria due to constant news about depressed Nigerian Youth’s committing suicide by consuming it, mostly students of higher institutions having Low-Grades. This video just proved that some traders, mostly stock-fish sellers now spray ‘Sniper Insecticide’ on their stockfishes to prevent Insects from feasting on it, which is dangerous to the health of the final consumers as it may lead to Lung Cancer if consumed. I came acro...
NAFDAC Orders The Recall Of Eva Table Water 75cl
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NAFDAC Orders The Recall Of Eva Table Water 75cl

Public Alert No. 0011/2019 – Recall of Eva Premium Table Water 75cl Due to Change in Colour and Presence of Particles. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has directed Nigerian Bottling Company Limited to recall Eva Premium Table Water 75cl as a precautionary step pending investigation by the Agency. The company voluntarily reported to NAFDAC on June 20, 2019, a change in colour of the product from colourless to light green and presence of particles in two lots. The affected Eva Premium Table Water 75cl was produced between 22nd and 23rdMay, 2019 at Nigerian Bottling Company Limited, Asejire, Ibadan, Oyo State. The details of the affected Eva Premium Table Water 75cl are: Name of Product. Production Date. Best Before Date Eva Premium T...
Suicide: Runtown Reacts To Ban Of Sniper By NAFDAC
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Suicide: Runtown Reacts To Ban Of Sniper By NAFDAC

Runtown has reacted to the ban of Sniper by the National Food and Drug Administration Control, NAFDAC as reported yesterday. Recall that we reported that Dr Husman Bukar, the Director, Veterinary Medicine and Allied Products Directorate, NAFDAC, said the decision was coming at a time when new herbicides that were safer and environmentally-friendly were being registered in Nigeria. Runtown who reacted to the ban of Sniper by NAFDAC, said it only only tackles how people commit suicide not why people commit suicide. He further told the agency to focus on the reason why people commit suicide. He tweeted;
Expect 100% Hike In Drug Prices, PSN Tells Nigerians
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Expect 100% Hike In Drug Prices, PSN Tells Nigerians

The Lagos State Branch of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, has told Nigerians to expect a 100% increase in drug prices. PSN chairman in Lagos Mrs Bolanle Adeniran, who spoke at an event organized by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industries on Thursday, stated that Nigerians should expect a 100% increase in drug prices in about six months from now if the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control does not reverse the 350 per cent levy it imposed on drug and product registration in the country. Punch reported that she said that NAFDAC also needed to eliminate the delay associated with registration of drugs and related products, adding that the registration could take over two years in bizarre instances.
NAFDAC Bans Sniper Insecticide In Open Markets, Supermarkets
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NAFDAC Bans Sniper Insecticide In Open Markets, Supermarkets

The National Agency For Food Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has ordered agro-dealers to withdraw popular agricultural pesticide, Sniper, from open markets and supermarkets, to reduce its use for suicide across the country. The federal government yesterday placed a restriction on the sale and use of the fatal agro-chemical product, Sniper. The development was made public by NAFDAC’s director, Veterinary Medicine and Allied Products Directorate, Dr Bukar Usman, at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan on Wednesday, June 19, Leadership reports. Since Sniper hits the Nigerian market, it has become the favourite of most Nigerians, especially the poor for killing mosquitoes and other pests. Similarly, the product has also been abused by many as the...
NAFDAC Announces Plan To Further Regulate Sniper “Suicide”
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NAFDAC Announces Plan To Further Regulate Sniper “Suicide”

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), is considering modifying the container of popular insecticide, Sniper, over the recent increase in its use for suicide in Nigeria. The Director General of the agency, Prof. Christiana Adeyeye, made the disclosure during NAFDAC’s commemoration of World Food Safety Day. According to her, sniper containers could now be made very difficult to open, or sniper may be totally turned into a spray rather than the liquid contents it is known for.
Alcohol Consumption In Nigeria Per Geopolitical Zone – NBS
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Alcohol Consumption In Nigeria Per Geopolitical Zone – NBS

Alcohol consumption is a big business in Nigeria with consumers spending just less than a quarter of a trillion naira in 2016. According to the latest data from the nation’s statistics bureau, in 2016 alone, Nigerians spent at least N208 billion on alcohol – this amount was more than the budget of Ondo State for that year. A breakdown of the nation’s sobriety pattern shows the South South zone is the least restrained community of alcohol consumers. There, N74.4 billion was spent on alcohol, making the states of Delta, Edo, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, and Cross Rivers the section of the country inhabiting the most enthusiastic drinkers in the year. The seven states of Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Kano, Sokoto, and Zamfara, making up the North West zone, comparatively have the m...
Lonart Manufacturers Denounces “Lonart App”, Reveals How To Detect Fake
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Lonart Manufacturers Denounces “Lonart App”, Reveals How To Detect Fake

Greenlife Pharmaceuticals Ltd has always been at the forefront in the fight against fake and counterfeit medicines in Nigeria. In fact we were one of the first pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria to sign on to the new anti counterfeiting technology introduced by NAFDAC in 2011 with our flagship anti malaria; Lonart. The process is simple; buy the drug from a Pharmacy, scratch the panel to reveal a set of unique numbers then send the unique numbers to a short code and await a response. In the event of a 'fake do not use' response the sms has outlined the steps to take to ensure the information gets to the government agency saddled with the responsibility of handling such issues when they arise. It is also important to note that there is no App known as Lonart App, it simply does n...
NAFDAC Denies Report Of 70 Per Cent Fake Medicines In Nigeria
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NAFDAC Denies Report Of 70 Per Cent Fake Medicines In Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has denounced a newspaper report that 70 per cent of medicines in Nigeria are fake. A press statement by Moji Adeyeye, a professor and Director General of the agency on Friday, said that the report was published by Vanguard Newspaper. Ms Adeyeye said that a study jointly carried out by NAFDAC, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Department for International Development (DFID) in 2005 revealed that fake medicines stood at 16 per cent. She added that a survey conducted by NAFDAC in 2017 and 2018 on some widely used drugs showed that Nigerian medicines were 98 per cent wholesome. She described the report as “categorically untrue and grossly inaccurate.’’ “NAFDAC wishes to inform members of the...
Stop wasting money on insulin injections… civil servant gives away herbal remedy that Reverses Type 2 Diabetes, and normalizes blood sugar levels in few weeks!
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Stop wasting money on insulin injections… civil servant gives away herbal remedy that Reverses Type 2 Diabetes, and normalizes blood sugar levels in few weeks!

Dear friend, If you want a 100% natural treatment, that naturally fight diabetes, normalizes blood sugar and reverses type 2 diabeteswithout depending on prescription drugs or insulin injections, then this short message will show you how. Here's the gist: Within few weeks, I was able to slash 80points from my fast rising blood sugar, using a special "Diabetes Reversal Remedy" that saved me from amputations, constant fear, anxiety and pain due to my type 2 diabetes. The diabetes breakthrough you are about to discover on this page is twice as effective as the leading type 2 drug at normalizing blood sugar, fixing insulin resistance, stopping neuropathy pain, preventing blindness, amputations and other diabetes problems. The herbal remedy have been used successfully by over 2,300...
Beware: Fanyogo Gin Not Registered, Not From Fanmilk – NAFDAC
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Beware: Fanyogo Gin Not Registered, Not From Fanmilk – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not registered FanYogo Gin and Ginger drink in Nigeria. Its Director-General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, made the clarification on Thursday in Abuja. Adeyeye said that the drink, which contained 12.5 per cent alcohol, and being circulated in the social media, was not a product of Fan Milk Plc. “The attention of NAFDAC has been drawn to the images of Fan Milk “FanYogo Gin & Ginger” purported to contain 12.5 per cent alcohol being circulated widely to the general public via social media. “The management of NAFDAC is using this medium to reassure the general public that the said product is not registered by NAFDAC; is not known to NAFDAC and is not in circulation in Nigeria. “NAFDAC has carri...
N2 Billion Fake Drugs Destroyed By NAFDAC In Ogun State
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N2 Billion Fake Drugs Destroyed By NAFDAC In Ogun State

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Friday destroyed unsafe and unwholesome products seized by the agency, worth over N2 billion, at Oke-Diya Dumpsite, #Sagamu, #Ogun State. Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General of the Agency told newsmen during the destruction exercise that 189 trucks conveyed the unsafe and unwholesome drugs — the highest ever recorded by NAFDAC — to the destruction venue. “This destruction exercise, which is in line with our strategy, is aimed at eradicating the re-introduction of expired, Substandard and Falsified (SFs) medical products, as well as unsafe and unwholesome NAFDAC regulated products into circulation in Nigeria.
Fake Cholera Vaccine In Circulation – NAFDAC
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Fake Cholera Vaccine In Circulation – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted the public, especially healthcare providers, on the existence of fake Dukoral Oral Cholera vaccine circulating in Bangladesh. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Prof. Moji Adeyeye, the Director-General of NAFDAC, the packaging of the falsified Dukoral vaccine displays texts in English and French language. Adeyeye said that the World Health Organisation (WHO) had quarantined some quantities of the falsified vaccine. “We are raising this alert to health care providers and the society at large about the existence of falsified Dukoral Oral Cholera vaccine circulating in Bangladesh. “The WHO Country Office and Health Authorities in Bangladesh have quarantined the 8,000 falsified pack...
I Was Shocked When Lawmakers Demanded Bribe, Threatened Me – Says NAFDAC DG, Mojisola Adeyeye
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I Was Shocked When Lawmakers Demanded Bribe, Threatened Me – Says NAFDAC DG, Mojisola Adeyeye

The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mojisola Adeyeye, has revealed some ‘abnormalities’ she has experienced during her time on the job. According to her when she assumed her role as NAFDAC DG, some House of Representatives members demanded bribes from her and even threatened her upon refusing to concede to their demand. “When I came to NAFDAC, there were a lot of things that were wrong. Take oversight function or whatever that is done, I was shocked when I was told to give money, I said money for what? … money to the committee that visited us. The Health Care Services Committee of the House of Representatives,” she said on Friday during an interview on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily. Adeyeye further stated that the r...
We’ve Sustained Akunyili’s Legacy By Wiping Out Fake Drugs, Says NAFDAC
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We’ve Sustained Akunyili’s Legacy By Wiping Out Fake Drugs, Says NAFDAC

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) yesterday said it has sustained the legacy of the late Prof. Dora Akunyili by working towards drug security in Nigeria. The director-general, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, at a media briefing to mark the 25th anniversary of the agency in Abuja, noted that NAFDAC was able to seize 23 containers of Tramadol worth about N198 billion last year. According to her, the celebration is to enable the agency “look back to see what we have learnt in the past 25 years.”She said, “Dr. Akunyili was zealous in the fight against substandard drugs. We have continued on that. What is more important for these 25 years is almost like closing the loop of legacy. We are setting a much stronger foundation for NAFDAC to exist for decades to ...
Alibaba Clears The Air on the Alleged Fake Cough Syrup
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Alibaba Clears The Air on the Alleged Fake Cough Syrup

Yesterday, Veteran comedian, Alibaba shared a photo of an alleged fake cough syrup he got from the pharmacy. The cough syrup had a manufacturing date of April 2019. It was also approved by the National Agency for Food & Drug Administration & Control (NAFDAC). Alibaba wrote on his instagram page, “I miss #doraakunyili… They have postponed manufacturing date! We import from the future. No time”. Alibaba has now refuted his statement after taking correction from one his Instagram followers. The follower said this matter should not be taken as a joke as it can tarnish the image of the company and he expected Alibaba to make a thorough observation before making his conclusion. The follower claimed to be a pharmacist and the head of operations of a major pharmaceutic...
Danger! Don’t Consume Puffer Fish, Contains Deadly Poison – NAFDAC Warns
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Danger! Don’t Consume Puffer Fish, Contains Deadly Poison – NAFDAC Warns

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, on Thursday, cautioned the general public against consumption of Puffer Fish. Puffer fish, also known as puffer, swellfish, fugu, globefish or sea squad contains the potent and deadly toxins tetrodotoxin and saxitoxin, which could cause severe illness and death The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, gave the warning in a statement in Abuja. Adeyeye explained that the fish might contain the potent and deadly toxins tetrodotoxin and saxitoxin, which could cause severe illness and death. She said that some organs of the fish, such as liver and gonads (ovaries and testes), the skin and intestines typically contained the toxin. According to her, cooking or freezing cannot destroy the toxin. Sh...

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