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National Bureau of Statistics NBS

NBS: India largest export market for Nigeria in Q1 2019

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), said India was the largest export market for Nigeria in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019 with a net worth of N744.9 billion.

In Niger, mass distribution of antibiotics proves effective – study

The mass administration of antibiotics to villages in Niger led to a reduction of a childhood mortality, without apparently creating resistance to antibiotics so feared by public health experts, according to a study.
NAFDAC Moji Adeyeye

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 were fake.
Brazil soccer star Pele hospitalised in Paris

Recovering Pele set to return to Brazil on Monday – advisor

Brazilian football legend Pele, who has been in hospital in Paris, will return to c on Monday, his advisor told AFP on Saturday.

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.

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