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NAFDAC arrest chemist over fake tetanus vaccines

Officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) have arrested one Goodluck Nwadike in Kano for storing falsified and substandard Tetanus Vaccines.

NAFDAC destroys N400m substandard drugs in Nasarawa

National Agency for Food, Drugs, Administration and Control, NAFDAC, yesterday, destroyed substandard, falsified and expired drugs and other related products estimated at over N400m in Nasarawa state.

Pharmaceutical companies urged to comply with NAFDAC on mobile authentication

Pharmaceutical companies have been asked to comply with the Mobile Authentication Service initiated by National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in order to combat fake drugs.

First baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

In a medical first, a mother who received a uterus transplant from a dead donor gave birth to a healthy baby, researchers reported Wednesday.

Complication of mumps can infect vital organs

Dr Victor Fayomi, a general practitioner with a private hospital in Gwagalada, FCT, says complication of mumps can lead to infections of vital organs of the body.
Owolabi Salis

Owolabi Salis: Theatre practitioners are direct influencers of the society

Lagos State governorship candidate of Alliance for Democracy (AD), High Chief Owolabi Salis, has described theatre practitioners as direct influencers of the society.

Centre caution Nigerians on antibiotics

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has advised Nigerians to seek professional medical advice before taking or using antibiotics to avoid misuse.

WHO discovers huge national variations in antibiotics consumption

Antibiotics are used far more in some countries than in others, a survey by the World Health Organisation showed on Monday, suggesting that urgent action was needed to slash unnecessary consumption of the medicines.

NCDC, partners working to raise awareness on antibiotics

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and it’s partners are working together to raise awareness on the misuse of antibiotics in Nigeria.
Herdsmen

Commissioner: Butchers now inject animals with steroids

As the population of people increases, the Niger State Government on Wednesday decried the circulation of contaminated meats across the state, saying butchers now inject animals with steroids.
Vaccination

WHO vaccinates 377,000 people against cholera in Adamawa

No fewer than 377,000 people have been vaccinated against cholera in Adamawa, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa (C,L) of the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance (MDC) speaks during a press conference at the MDC headquarters in Harare, on July 25, 2018 ahead of Zimbabwe's presidential election. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa on July 25 said Zimbabwe's presidential election was set to be fraudulent and accused election authorities of bias, but said his MDC party would not boycott the vote. The vote on July 30 is "on path to be determined as a fraud election," he said, adding that the Zimbabwe Election Commission was "biased and has lost the confidence of the people of Zimbabwe./ AFP PHOTO / Zinyange AUNTONY

Zimbabwe opposition to call off ‘inauguration’ due to cholera outbreak

Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC party on Friday called off plans to hold a mock inauguration to name its leader Nelson Chamisa as the country’s president after public gatherings were banned due to a cholera outbreak.

NAFDAC urges Gombe government to establish drug abuse control committee

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has appealed to Gombe State Government to establish drug abuse control committee comprising of NAFDAC and other relevant agencies to fight substandard drugs.

NAFDAC destroys N650 million counterfeit goods in Kaduna

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has destroyed fake, counterfeit, sub-standard and expired drugs worth N650 million in Kaduna.

Expert warns against use of antibiotics in fish farming

An agricultural expert, Mr Adedeji Abiodun, has cautioned fish farmers against the use of antibiotics in breeding fish.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi government outlaws sale of tramadol, codeine substances

The Ebonyi State Government has totally banned the sale of tramadol and codeine-containing products in chemists, pharmacies and other health facilities in the state.

Lassa Fever: FETHA virology centre treats 98 in Ebonyi

The Virology Centre of the Federal Teaching Hospital (FETHA), Abakaliki, says it has treated and discharged 98 patients who suffered attacks of Lassa fever in the state since January.

Drug shortages cripple Angola’s health service

Apart from a few packs of medicine and plastic jars, the shelves at the Okanautoni health center in southern Angola are bare and lack basic drugs for saving lives.

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Tunde Fashola: Nigeria needs N10 trillion infrastructure bond to curb deficit

In order to meet up with the infrastructural deficit and advance the course of Nigeria’s development in the next decade, a total of N10 trillion infrastructural bond is needed, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has said.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will monitor campaign funds donated to political parties for the 2019 elections as well as donors’ identities.

Ibrahim Magu: Over N1.3 trillion stolen under ex-President Jonathan

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has disclosed that the money stolen by 32 entities (human and corporate) between 2011 and 2015 (years when former President Goodluck Jonathan was in office) is well over N1.3 trillion.

Aviation Minister: Federal government to revisit national carrier project

Minister of State for Aviation Hadi Sirika, yesterday, said plans were underway by the Federal Government to revisit the national carrier project.