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Nigeria leading West Africa in organic agriculture, says ECOWAS official  

The Head of Agriculture Division, ECOWAS Commission, Abuja, Ernest Aubee, has said that Nigeria was leading in the promotion of Organic Agriculture in the West Africa region.

Kano food poisoning: NAFDAC arrests sellers of ‘dangerous juice flavour’

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has apprehended the merchants of dangerous chemicals used in food and drinks supposedly to enhance taste that killed three people in Kano.

NAFDAC alerts Nigerians as US places Mexico–made sanitisers on watch list

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has alerted Nigerians that the US has placed all alcohol-based hand sanitisers, manufactured in neighbouring Mexico, on its watch list.

SERAP sues Buhari over ‘missing N3.8bn Health Fund’

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to court over his alleged failure to probe the alleged diversion of ₦3,836,685,213.13 meant for the Federal Ministry of Health, teaching hospitals, medical centres, and National Food Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC.

NAFDAC alerts Nigerians of unregistered, fake insulin tea for diabetes

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has alerted Nigerians of an unregistered and fake ‘insulin tea’ for the cure of diabetes in circulation.

Gov Yahaya Bello for President of Nigeria?, by Yushau A. Shuaib

“Eh… My Oga!”, he exclaimed, with surprise written all over his face.

Nigerian govt denies approving private importation of COVID vaccines

The Federal Government has not authorised private importation of COVID-19 vaccines, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has said.

Kano committee seizes, destroys fake drugs worth N6bn

Kano State Task Force committee on Fake, Counterfeit Drugs and unwholesome foods says it has seized and destroyed fake and counterfeit drugs worth N6...

COVID-19 vaccination: Nigeria yet to record any ‘adverse reactions’ – NPHCDA

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, has clarified that the country is yet to observe any ‘similar adverse reactions.’

N85bn credit support disbursed to health projects – CBN

The CBN says it has disbursed over N85 billion to no fewer than 80 projects, under its Healthcare Credit Support scheme, the bank’s Director of Development Finance, Yila Yusuf, has announced

Nigeria rules out elderly in first batch of COVID-19 vaccination, prioritises political elite

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo will pick dates on which they will be vaccinated publicly, with the first batch of Oxford/AstraZeneca...

Kano agency intercepts truckload of fake sex enhancement drugs

The Kano State Consumer Protection Council, KSCPC, says it has intercepted a truck laden with suspected fake sex enhancement drugs on its way into the state.

Ooni unveils anti-coronavirus herbal drugs

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has unveiled a series of traditional medicines, made from local herbs, that boost human immune system against infectious...

COVID-19: We’re still studying AstraZeneca vaccine, despite approval for use – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, says it will continue to roll-out vital information relating to the AstraZeneca vaccine recently approved for the treatment of COVID-19.

COVID-19: NAFDAC approves emergency use of AstraZeneca vaccine

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, on Thursday approved the emergency use of AstraZeneca vaccine, EUL, also known as Covishield, manufactured under license by Serum Institute of India.

NAFDAC seals 13 fake ‘pure water’ factories in Kano – Official

The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has sealed 13 illegal dairies and water factories in Kumbotso and Nasarawa Local Government areas of Kano State.

NAFDAC intercepts 22 drums of local gin in Adamawa

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, says it has intercepted 22 drums of substance suspected to be local gin in Adamawa.

Nigerian Customs hands over 4,907 cartons of expired chocolates to NAFDAC

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has handed over 4,907 cartons of seized expired sweets and chocolates valued at N23.7 million to National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC.

MSME: Online registration for accessing N50,000 grant begins February 9

The Ministry of State for Industry, Trade and Investment has announced that registration for the guaranteed offtake stimulus scheme and the general micro, small and medium enterprise, MSME, grant will commence on Tuesday, February 9.

NAFDAC rejects fake COVID-19 vaccine in circulation, says we’re yet to approve any

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, on Friday raised alarm over a fake COVID-19 vaccine circulating in the country, stated that it has not approved any vaccine.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, on Monday disclosed that the Federal Government has earmarked N400 billion for the acquisition of the COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19: Lawan doubts Nigeria’s readiness for vaccines

Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Monday expressed doubt about the readiness of the Federal Ministry of Health to effectively acquire, store and vaccinate Nigerians against COVID-19.

Nigerian Customs nabs 2 with fake anti-malaria drugs in Kano

The Kano customs’ strike force Zone B has arrested two suspected persons in connection to the smuggling of over 35 cartons of fake anti-malaria drugs, in Kano.

I met N2.3bn debt in NAFDAC – Adeyeye  

Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director-General of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, said that she met N2.3 billion debt on her assumption.

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