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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.
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
Drama As NAFDAC Boss Criticizes Viral Video Criticising Certified Product
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Drama As NAFDAC Boss Criticizes Viral Video Criticising Certified Product

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has faulted a viral video claiming that a wheat flour product, certified by the agency, contains plastic property and is therefore not edible. A statement by the Director General of the agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, said the video was false and misleading. NAFDAC said, “The attention of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has been drawn to a social media video showing a woman washing Golden Penny Semovita in a sieve using cold water. The woman claimed that the residue she got after sieving was plastic. “The agency has investigated this claim by conducting appropriate analytical testing in her internationally accredited laboratories. The results showed that there was no plastic or an...
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 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...
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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.
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...
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 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...
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.
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 ...
Late Dora Akunyili’s Daughter, Chidiogo, Marries Partner Andrew
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Late Dora Akunyili’s Daughter, Chidiogo, Marries Partner Andrew

The Late boss of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Dora Akunyili’s daughter, Chidiogo, tied the knots with her man recently and wrote a heart warming message to him. She wrote; Celebrating our civil union ? Excited for all the white & colourful celebrations with friends and family to come ?? Thank you Andrew for being a daily reminder of the miracles that exist in this world and the power we have to tap into it. On a cold February evening in Geneva, I wrote down words that I feel connected our destinies & led our paths to cross 7 months later in the deserts of Nevada. “Monday, 8 Feb 2016. Geneva – Clayton asked that I do a true exercise of what I want. Here goes. I seek a partnership with a strong man, mind, body and spirit. I see...
Major Health Stories Last Week
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Major Health Stories Last Week

Cluster cases of Lassa fever in Ebonyi, Kogi The Ebonyi State government confirmed the death of one doctor and a nurse from suspected Lassa fever infection. The National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, also confirmed that the state notified it of a cluster breakout of the fever in the state. There were also reports of a doctor infected with the disease in Kogi state. NCDC has however deployed an emergency response team to assist the Ebonyi State Ministry of Health in response coordination, contact tracing, case management and strengthening infection prevention and control, IPC procedures. Medical supplies and drugs were also given to support case management in the state. Nigerian soldiers, policemen have high HIV risks – FG The National Agency for the Control of AIDS...
NAFDAC Alerts Public Of Counterfeited Coartem Malaria Tablets
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NAFDAC Alerts Public Of Counterfeited Coartem Malaria Tablets

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has raised an alarm over the circulation of a fake anti malaria drug, Coartem, in the country. The agency stated that the use of the fake Coartem tablets may result in poisoning (due to toxic substances), treatment failure, development of resistance and even death. In a series of tweets via its social media handle, @NafdacNigeria, the agency urged healthcare providers and other members of the public to be on alert for such dangerous products. The tweets read: ”NAFDAC hereby alerts members of the public on the circulation of fake Coartem tablets. The active ingredients on the sachet of the fake Coartem tablets are written as ARTMETHE/UMFANTRNE while the manufacturer is written as NOVRTS. ”Note that the man...
Apapa Customs Generates N36.2bn
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Apapa Customs Generates N36.2bn

The Apapa Command of the Nigeria Customs Service generated N36.22 billion in November, authorities of the command have said. The command’s spokesperson, Mrs Nkiru Nwalla, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the collection was an increase of about N6.6 billion from N31.8 billion recorded in the preceding month. Nwalla said that by the collection, the command surpassed its monthly target of N29.5 billion. She attributed the increase in the revenue to the leadership of Comptroller Musa Jibrin, the Area Coomander, who insisted that officers should withdraw from activities that would impede “Ease of Doing Business’’ at the port. Nwalla said that Jibrin had encouraged the implementation of all strategies and blueprints devised to block all revenue leakages while enhan...
NAFDAC To Upgrade Its Laboratories To International Standard
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NAFDAC To Upgrade Its Laboratories To International Standard

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it is upgrading four laboratories to international standards to boost quality of products emanating from Nigeria. NAFDAC Zonal Coordinator for North-Central, Mrs Josephine Dayilim, made this known at a one-day stakeholders’ meeting on “The Ease Of Doing Business In Nigeria” with owners of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) on Monday in Jos. She said that two of the laboratories are located in Yaba and Oshodi in Lagos, while the other two situated at Agulu in Anambra, and Kaduna. “We have upgraded four test laboratories to international standards to build appropriate capacity to produce drugs and foods that meet global standards so as to reduce dependence on imports. “The laboratories have be...
Woman Docked For Sale Of Fake Cosmetics In Onitsha
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Woman Docked For Sale Of Fake Cosmetics In Onitsha

An Onitsha-based businesswoman, Celestina Oba, was, on Thursday, arraigned at the Federal High Court, Awka, by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on two-count charges of importing and selling fake cosmetic products at God’s Mercy and Miracle line, Ogbaru main market, Onitsha, Anambra state. The prosecution, while reading the charges, Oba, who resides at No. 5 Ugochukwu Lane, Nkpor in Onitsha on or about the 25th day of October 2017 at God’s Mercy Line, Ogbaru Main Market, “did sell cosmetics to writ, Eva soap without registration number and thereby committed an offence contrary to section1 (1) of the Food, Drugs and related Products (Registration) Act CAP F. 33 LFN 2004 which is punishable under section 6 (1) (a) of the same Act.” Count II also ...
Court Orders NAFDAC To Pay N2m For Approving Fanta, Sprite
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Court Orders NAFDAC To Pay N2m For Approving Fanta, Sprite

A Lagos State High Court has ordered that the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to pay a fine of 2 million naira for approving Sprite and Fanta, products of the Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC). The court also dismissed NBC’s application filed before the court seeking a stay of execution of the judgement where it was asked to include on its label a warning to consumers against taking Sprite and Fanta with Vitamin C. The trial judge, Justice, Adedayo Oyebanji, however, ordered conditional stay of execution of N2million cost awarded against NAFDAC. The judge ordered the agency to pay the money into an interest yielding account in the name of the Chief Registrar of the court pending the hearing and the determination of the appeal filed by NAFDAC. ...
NDLEA Hands Over Expired Drugs, Psychotropic Substances To NAFDAC
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NDLEA Hands Over Expired Drugs, Psychotropic Substances To NAFDAC

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Plateau Command on Saturday handed over 5580kg of expired drugs and medical devices and 2652 kg of psychotropic substances it seized from a warehouse in Jos. Mr Ibrahim Braji, NDLEA Commander, while handing over the seized expired drugs and medical devices to the Zonal Director of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mrs Josephine Dailyi, said that the agency seized the drugs from the warehouse of one Jude Okoye, an alleged notorious psychotropic drug dealer. Dailyi was represented by Mr Gabriel Philip, NAFDAC Assistant Chief Regulatory Officer. Braji also said that the agency seized syringes, intravenous injection liquids and newly printed labels with new dates of production and expiration. ...
Veterinary Association To Regulate Sales Of Drugs In Ebonyi
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Veterinary Association To Regulate Sales Of Drugs In Ebonyi

The Veterinary Association of Nigeria, Ebonyi State Chapter, says it will embark on a statewide campaign aimed at regulating the sale of veterinary drugs. The association also said it would use the opportunity offered by the campaign to find solutions to treatment failure in domestic animals. The Chairman of the association, Dr Nwenyi Okoro, told newsmen in Abakaliki on Monday that the enlightenment campaign should help relevant actors in the sector administer drugs more appropriately. Okoro said the campaign would involve relevant stakeholders, including pharmacists, veterinary drug vendors, representatives of poultry farmers and officials from the state Ministry of Agriculture. The chairman said the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) would b...
Adeleke Was Given Overdose Of Banned Injection – LAUTECH CMD
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Adeleke Was Given Overdose Of Banned Injection – LAUTECH CMD

The Chief Medical Director, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Prof Akeem Lasisi, has testified that the late senator representing Osun-West senatorial district, Chief Isiaka Adeleke, died of an overdose of banned injections. Testifying before a coroner, Mr Olusegun Ayilara, in Osogbo, on Monday, Lasisi, who spoke from the witness box, said the Chief Medical Director of Biket Hospital, Osogbo, Dr Adebisi Adenle, called him on the telephone on April 23 to tell him that Adeleke had died. Lasisi, who said he saw Adeleke’s corpse on a table at LAUTECH’s morgue, added that a pathologist, one Dr Solaja; two resident doctors, who are also pathologists; the Officer in Charge of Homicide, Osun State Police Command; Divisional Police Officer, Dugbe Police S...
Owerri Customs Seize Goods Worth N857 Million
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Owerri Customs Seize Goods Worth N857 Million

The Nigeria Customs Service Federal Operations Unit Zone C Owerri has continued to record resounding success in its anti-smuggling operations in the Zone. The Zone for the month of April made fifteen seizures with duty paid value of N865,529,880. The Unit also recovered underpayments to the tune of N23,304,042. The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Mohammed Uba who disclosed this in a press briefing in Owerri said that FOU Zone ‘C’ Owerri has a track record of success in its anti-smuggling operations and his officers have remained unflinching in their resolve to bring smuggling in the area to its barest minimum. Comptroller Uba gave a breakdown of the commodities seized to include: • 1605 bags with duty paid value of N58,245,000 • 2 trucks with duty paid value of N12,225,000 • ...
NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others
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NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has interrupted the nefarious activities of seven counterfeiters across the country. Astounding was the counterfeiting of popular brands including Moet and Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, 501 Brandy, Red Label (Johnny Walker) Whisky, Baron De Vals Red Wine, Eagle Schnapps Dry Gin, McDowell Whisky, Jalone Cognac Wine and Pure Heaven Sparkling Drinks. Director, Investigation and Enforcement, Barr Kingsley Ejiofor who made this known in Lagos on Thursday said the consumption of these counterfeit drinks may lead to Liver Cirrhosis, Kidney failures and cancers. Barr Ejiofor said the NAFDAC officers who stormed Ogbaru Relief market in Onitsha, Anambra State where the activities were being carried out also discovere...
Nigerian State Bans Consumption Of Coke, Fanta, Sprite At Its Events
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Nigerian State Bans Consumption Of Coke, Fanta, Sprite At Its Events

Apparently worried by reports alleging that some soft drinks in the country could be dangerous to health, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Tuesday banned the serving and consumption of Coke, Sprite and Fanta at government functions in the state. The governor gave the directive during a meeting with traditional rulers and town union executives in the state. A Lagos State High Court in a suit between Fijabi Adebo Holdings Limited and Emmanuel Fijabi Adebo against the Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, alleged that Fanta Orange and Sprite may be hazardous if consumed with vitamin C. The court said the drinks may contain high levels of two additives, benzoic acid and sunset yellow, which may be dangerous for human...
Mirinda, Lucozade Unsafe For Consumption – CPC
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Mirinda, Lucozade Unsafe For Consumption – CPC

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) said Mirinda and Lucozade soft drinks are unsafe for Nigerian consumers. The council said both beverages contained benzoic acid level above the limit approved by the Nigerian Industrial Standard (NIS). The Council said in a statement obtained by Daily Trust yesterday in Abuja that while the NIS limit for benzoic acid is 250mg/Kg, when combined with Vitamin C and 300mg/Kg without Vitamin C, test revealed that Mirinda, a product of 7UP Bottling Company, contained benzoic acid ranging between 0.56mg/L to 330.9mg/L. It said Lucozade, formerly produced by Glaxo SmithKline, contained the acid between 2.26mg/L to 323.53mg/L. The two companies were however not available for comments yesterday. The council said the test was conducted at the Sheda...
NAFDAC Appeals Ruling Declaring Fanta, Sprite Poisonous With Vitamin C
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NAFDAC Appeals Ruling Declaring Fanta, Sprite Poisonous With Vitamin C

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has filed an appeal and a motion to stay execution of a judgement on Sprite and Fanta soft drinks. An Igbosere High Court had ordered the Agency to compel the Nigerian Bottling Company, NBC, Plc, to carry a mandatory warning on its Fanta and Sprite products, stating that the contents should not be taken with Vitamin C in order to avoid poisoning. The court berated NAFDAC for poor regulation of the products, popular among millions of Nigerians. The judgement was delivered in a suit filed by Fijabi Adebo Holdings Limited and Emmanuel Adebo against the NBC and NAFDAC. In her reaction, the Acting Director General of NAFDAC, Yetunde Oni, through a text message ti Premium Times from Vienna, Austri...
NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans – Punch
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NAFDAC Busts Forgery Syndicate Linked To Indians, Mexicans – Punch

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control says it has arrested some members of a syndicate who specialist in the forgery of NAFDAC numbers, certificates and documents of other government agencies. Disclosing this to the media in Lagos on Tuesday, the Acting Director-General, NAFDAC, Mrs. Yetunde Oni, who was represented by the Director of Enforcement, Mr. Kingsley Ejiofor, said among the documents recovered from the suspects were certificate of registration bearing forged signature of the acting DG of NAFDAC; documents from government agencies, including the Corporate Affairs Commission, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Federal Ministry of Justice and Federal High Court; as well as a payment verification form from a non-existent Barclays Bank. Oni said the disco...
Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India
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Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India

The Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted a 20ft container of “READY TO EAT FOODS’’ like Egusi Soup, Jollof Rice, Ogbono, Yam Porridge imported from India. The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Bashar Yusuf, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Lagos by the Public Relations Officer of the Command, Mr Uche Ejesieme. Yusuf spoke with stakeholders at the SDV/SCOA Terminal while handing over the container of imported prepared foods to officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). The controller described the scenario as an “aberration”, considering the fact that government granted zero duty for the importation of machinery for the packaging of agricultural products. “W...

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