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NAFDAC Boss, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye and WAHO Director of Public Health, Dr Carlos Brito, addressing journalists in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday.

NAFDAC: No new registration for alcohol in sachets

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it will no longer approve new registration for alcohol packaged in sachets.
The Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital in Calabar on Saturday offered free medical services to over 4,000 residents of Nasarawa community in Calabar as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility to the host community.

Nigerian Navy offers free medical service to 4,000 Calabar residents

The Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital in Calabar on Saturday offered free medical services to over 4,000 residents of Nasarawa community in Calabar as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility to the host community.

Uganda frees BBC journalists detained over drugs investigation

Ugandan police released three journalists on Friday who were working for the British Broadcasting Corporation, after detaining them overnight on suspicion of illegally possessing government prescription drugs.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA nabs 11 suspects with 9.3 kg of cannabis in Gombe

Gombe state command of National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency said it arrested a total of 11 suspects for dealing in prohibited drugs, weighing 9.3 kg, last month.

Man stabs mother to death in Nasarawa

Mr Michael Habila, 25, has allegedly stabbed his mother to death in Tudun Gwandara, a community in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State.
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Zamfara declares three-day fast, prayers to tackle bandit attacks

The Zamfara Government has called on the people of the state to embark on three-day fast and intensive prayers to seek God’s intervention against the activities of bandits, kidnappers and other crimes.

Federal government distributes relief materials to victims of Sokoto attack

The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons on Thursday commenced the distribution of relief materials to victims of bandits attacks in Sokoto state.

Pharmacists advise Nigerians on best way of taking Amoxicillin

The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) says Amoxicillin is better taken 30 minutes before food or 30 minutes after food for proper absorption in the body.

World Bank executes 62 community development projects in Borno

The World Bank-assisted Community and Social Development Programme (CSDP) executed 62 social and economic development projects in Borno in 2018, Alhaji Ciroma Musa, the programme’s manager, has said.

Foundation offers free medical services to 1,012 people in Enugu

Foundation for Energy Health International said it has given free medical check-up and care to 1,012 residents of Enugu State at the 2019 Technology and Innovation Expo in Enugu.

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.

NCDC: Federal government working to control Lassa fever

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said that the Federal Government would intensify efforts to control Lassa Fever in the country.

FRSC arrests 21 persons for drunk driving in Ogun

The Idiroko Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, said 21 people were arrested on Idiroko road for drunk driving during the Ember Months’ Special Patrol in 2018.

NAF medical outreach targets 4,000 patients in Agatu

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Friday said it was targeting 4000 patients in its 5-day medical outreach, aimed at meeting the medical needs of the people in Agatu Local Government Area.
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Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro sworn in as president

Right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro - dubbed "Trump of the Tropics" - has been sworn in as president of Brazil.
Chinese athletes

China to punish athletic doping as criminal offence

Chinese athletes who use performance-enhancing drugs will receive criminal punishments and jail terms from next year, as China cracks down on doping ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, state media reported.
Buba Marwa

Buba Marwa: No vacancy in Aso Rock until 2023

A former Military Governor of Lagos State, retired General Buba Marwa, has said all those eyeing to occupy Aso Rock Presidential Villa should wait till 2023, as President Muhammadu Buhari would be returned to power in 2019.
The Command Medical Officer, Commodore Ndubuisi Onwere checking the blodd pressure of the Oba, Akoko of Tongeji Island, Oba Biolorunkosi at the free medical rhapsody organised by the Nigerian Navy

Nigerian Navy offers free medical treatment in Ogun community

The Western Naval Command (WNC) of the Nigerian Navy on Tuesday provided free medical treatment for no fewer than 500 residents of Tongeji Island in Ipokia West Local Government Area of Ogun.

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Election: INEC concludes distribution of sensitive materials in Kogi

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FIRS lifts restrictions on bank accounts of alleged tax defaulters

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