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Customs Intercepts Illicit Drugs, PMS, Others in Seme

The Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday handed over seizures with a Duty Paid Value of N1,481,107,671 to the National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further investigation. The Area Controller of the Command, Bello Jibo during a press conference noted…

Lagos, NAFDAC Destroy Hazardous Drugs

In its efforts to discourage environmental pollution and ensure healthy living, the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), in collaboration with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC), has organised public destruction of hazardous drugs at the LASEPA office Alausa, Ikeja. Speaking at the event, the Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat…

Lagos Shuts 20 Pharmacies, Patent Medicine Stores

The Lagos State Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods has shut 20 Pharmacies and Patent Medicine stores at Somolu, Bariga and Oworonshoki. Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who disclosed this on Thursday after reviewing the report of the recent monitoring, inspection and enforcement exercises carried out by the Taskforce, explained that…

FG Assures Nigerians of Astrazeneca Vaccine Safety

The Federal Government has assured its citizens that there is no cause for fear regarding the batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine delivered to the country recently. The government insists that Nigeria did not receive any dose from the batch of vaccines in contention, adding that all side effects reported so far in Nigeria had been mild.…

Nigeria Receives First Batch Of COVID-19 Vaccines

Nigeria has received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines. The NAFDAC-approved Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines arrived in the country around noon on Tuesday, through an Emirates airline. Present at the airport to receive the vaccines were the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 and Secretary General to the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, the Minister for…

NAFDAC Approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine For Use

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has approved the use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria. In a press conference, Thursday morning, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye,Director-General of NAFDAC said the agency received the dossier of the vaccine from Serum Institute of India on February 10, 2021, and the NAFDAC Vaccine safety…

COVID-19: CACOVID To Buy Vaccines Through FG, Plans On Distribution

The private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has clarified that only the Federal Government, through the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) can obtain any COVID-19 vaccine for Nigeria in the ongoing fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The coalition also explained that the process of buying the vaccines through the Federal Government has commenced and…

NAFDAC Warns Nigerians Of Fake COVID-19 Vaccines

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is pleading with Nigerians to beware of fake vaccines reported to be in circulation as no COVID vaccines have been approved by the agency. The Director-General of the Agency, Prof Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye who disclosed this on Friday revealed that those fake vaccines can…

NAFDAC Blacklists Indian Company Over Fake Ciprofloxacin

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) over the weekend has blacklisted Mars Remedies PVT Limited, India for the manufacture of falsified Ciprofloxacin Tablets BP 500mg (NAFDAC REG. NO C4-0498) for Pinnacle Health Pharmaceutical Ltd, 16/18. Nuru Oniwo Street, Surulere, Lagos. According to a press statement signed by the Director-General, Prof…