NAFDAC DG and matter’s arising

November 29, 2022 Sufuyan Ojeifo 0

When the late Professor Dora Nkem Akunyili happened in the ecosystem of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) as the agency’s director general in 2001 and served for eight years, her performance hugely validated her choice. She made both her recommender, then General Muhammadu Buhari who was chairman of the defunct Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) Read More

Rising concerns over proliferation of fake alcoholic herbal drinks

September 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

Fresh concerns are mounting over the number of strange illnesses in recent times, developments that NAFDAC has attributed to harmful alcoholic drinks being produced illegally and sold in many parts of the country. ELEOJO IDACHABA reports that the developments are affecting the young adult population. Some call them energy drinks; others call them super power houses. There are some of Read More

Take advantage of trade agreement, NAFDAC takes indigenous pharmaceutical coys

July 24, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

Director General, National Agency for Food Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye has urged pharmaceutical companies to take advantage of the African Free Trade Agreement to be able to trade freely among African countries. Speaking on ‘’From Green to Gold: Operational Realities in the 21st Century at the 50th Anniversary of Daily-Need Industries Limited’’ in Lagos, the NAFDAC boss Read More

NAFDAC packages herbalists to benefit from CBN’s intervention loans

April 12, 2022 Blessing Anaro, Lagos 0

The National Agency for Foods and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has revealed that it is working very hard to ensure herbal medicine practitioners and researchers come out with formidable and acceptable herbal medicine that will be accepted globally. To this end, Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, said herbalists and researchers have been paired to approach the apex Read More

NAFDAC’s warning on indiscriminate use of pesticides

February 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

The admonition by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to Nigerians on the indiscriminate use of pesticides to eliminate insects in their homes is very necessary. The agency’s Director-General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, gave the warning in a statement issued in Abuja, recently. The NAFDAC boss particularly mentioned a chemical known as Toptoxin fumigation tablets which Read More

NAFDAC warns against antimicrobial resistance

November 29, 2021 Helen Oji 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has raised the alarm over the increasing rate of irrational use of antibiotics which has further accelerated the process of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), leading to avoidable deaths. Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, made the assertion weekend in a virtual meeting, at 2021 World Antimicrobial Resistance Week Anniversary, Read More

NAFDAC raids warehouses containing N3bn fake drugs

November 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has raided two warehouses in Lagos state, containing over N3 billion worth of fake drugs and unwholesome processed foods. Speaking in Lagos, the director general of the agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, said over 20 truckloads of the offensive products were evacuated from the two locations, while the importer is Read More

Yuletide: NAFDAC raids markets, others against adulterated products

November 19, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has again alerted Nigerians to the dangers associated with the purchase and consumption of fake, banned or adulterated foods and drugs in parts of the country. Its director-general, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, who declared at a press conference Friday, said despite efforts by the agency to “completely rid the nation Read More

Yuletide: NAFDAC declares war against fake, adulterated products; raids markets, others

November 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has again alerted Nigerians on the dangers associated with the purchase and consumption of fake, banned or adulterated foods and drugs in parts of the country. Director-General of NAFDAC Professor Mojisola Adeyeye who spoke during a press conference on Friday said despite efforts by the agency to completely rid Read More

NAFDAC warns on consumption of U.S. infant formulas

October 12, 2021 Ifeanyi Emeka 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Monday warned Nigerians against consuming and distributing infant formulas manufactured by Able Groupe, a U.S. based company. The infant formulas from the company were said to have insufficient iron levels and did not meet up with other requirements of the US Food and Drug Administration (US-FDA). A statement issued Read More

Residents lament over hiked sachet water price in FCT, others

October 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

PAUL OKAH reports that last week water scarcity hit the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and surrounding states as a result of a strike embarked upon by manufacturers of treated table water, otherwise known as ‘pure water’, as a prelude to the hike in its price. “Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink,” is a popular quotation from Samuel Read More

Desperate politicians trying to destablise Anambra – Obiano

October 1, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, on Friday attributed the dire security situation in the state to alleged attempts by desperate politicians to rig the November 6 election. Blueprint reports that security challenges in the state had led to loss of valuables including notable sons and daughters like Dr. Chike Akunyili, the husband of the late Prof. Dora, the Read More

Breaking: Disquiet as gunmen invade Anambra community, kill late Dora Akunyili’s husband

September 29, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

Gunmen, Tuesday, killed Dr Chike Akunyili, the husband of late Prof. Dora, former Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug and Administration (NAFDAC). Sources said that Dr Akunyili was shot dead by gun bearing women at Nkpor junction in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra state while returning from an event where his late wife was honoured by Read More

NAFDAC raises alarm over dangers of self medication, fake drugs

September 24, 2021 David Agba 0

In a bid to ensure a good life for all Nigerians, National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has flagged off a campaign against dangers of public health challenges. The campaign is aimed at addressing the following health challenges: dangers of buying medicines from hawkers; abuse of Codeine and self-medication especially among youths; dangerous effect of using Kerosene Read More

Customs intercept N41m contraband in Kano, Jigawa within 3 months

September 23, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Nigeria Custom Service, Kano, Jigawa command says it has intercepted contraband items of over fourty one million Naira ( N41,398,000.00) from July 2021 to date. The Comptroller of NSC, Kano jigawa command Suleiman Pai, made the disclosure while briefing Journalists in Kano Thursday. He noted that the Command was Steadfast in enforcing the policy of federal government which bans the importation Read More

Customs seize contrabands worth over N120m

September 22, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Federal Operations Unit, zone ‘C’ (FOUC) of the Nigeria Customs Service has announced that it seized fake and contraband products worth over N120 million between July and August. Comptroller Yusuf Lawal, who made the disclosure on Monday listed the goods to include 130 bags of 50kg foreign parboiled rice valued at N5,460,000m and 2,181 cartons of foreign cosmetic products Read More

Saving Nigerians from food poisoning

September 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigerians are still groaning under the throes of food poisoning despite the government’s enlightenment campaigns against it; ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. Over and over again, the blames for food poisoning are heaped on the government/regulating agencies who are accused of not doing enough to mitigate such occurrences. Investigations by this reporter have, however, revealed that carelessness and general poverty, among other Read More

NAFDAC begins campaign against dangerous use of codeine, self-medication, others

September 6, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Monday flagged off sensitization campaign against abuse of codeine, self-medication among youth and use of potassium bromate to bake bread. The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Christianah Adeyeye, at a press conference held at the Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding, Osogbo, Osun State, expressed displeasure over Read More

Association laments proliferation of substandard table water in Nasarawa market

August 28, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

The Association of Table Water Producers (ATWAP) in Nasarawa state has decried the proliferation of substandard table water in the market. Speaking at a two-day workshop organised for members of Keffi- Karu axis in Rosewell Hotel Mararaba, Saturday, chairman of the association Keffi–Karu axis Usman Diggi said some producers have resolved to cutting corners which is not healthy for consumption. He attributed the Read More

COVID-19: Nigeria begins phase 2 vaccination

August 17, 2021 Duro Joseph 0

The second phase rollout of Coronavirus vaccine began Monday at an elaborate ceremony held at the Federal Medical Center , Jabi, Abuja. The first phase ended in July when all the available vaccines were exausted. The 4,000,080 Moderna vaccine doses donated by the United States of America was unvailed at the ceremony attended by the Secretary to the Government of Read More

IBB @ 80: His unmatched legacies

August 16, 2021 Ibrahim Muye Yahaya 0

Sixty-four years ago, in the early morning of April 1957, aged 16, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, and Abdulsalam Abubakar, who were at various times destined to be the President of Nigeria, were joined by another young lad, late Christopher Bala Kuta. The ‘triumvirate’ headed to Minna Railway Station to catch the early train to Badeggi, enroute Bida as fresher college boys Read More

NAFDAC flags off sensitisation against chemicals, drugs

August 11, 2021 Sidi A. Umar 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Tuesday, flagged off public awareness campaign against the indiscriminate use of drugs and chemicals. NAFDAC said it causes harms to human’s health. Speaking during the ceremony, the Director-General of the agency, Professor Christianah Adeyeye said the agency, under her leadership will leave no stone unturned to rid the country Read More