COURT GRANTS EX-NNPC GGMD PERMISSION TO TRAVEL ÀBROAD FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT

The Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday, granted Andrew Yakubu, a former Group Managing Director, (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), permission to travel abroad for medical treatment. Yakubu, who is charged with six counts bordering on money laundering, filed an application seeking leave of the court to travel to the UK for a routine medical check up. The former GMD premised his application on the grounds that he had the medical condition before the commencement of trial. He also told the court that he was previously granted…

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NO KILLER ANTI-MALARIAL DRUGS IN NIGERIA SAYS NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) yesterday claimed that there are no “killer” anti-malarial medicines in Nigeria. Its Acting Director-General, Dr. Yetunde Oni, spoke at a news conference in Lagos yesterday. The briefing was prompted by the list of 42 banned anti-malaria medicines released by the Senate and said to be in circulation in hospitals and pharmacies and consumed by Nigerians. According to report, the medications have been banned in Europe but were still in the Nigerian market. Oni said: “We want to douse the tension and correct…

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GRADUATE DIES DUE TO WRONG DIAGNOSIS IN LAGOS

Samson Folarin Controversy has arisen over the death of a 29-year-old graduate of the University of Bauchi, Kolawole Idowu, at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja. Family members of the victim said although Kolawole died at LASUTH, they believed his condition was worsened by doctors at the Ikeja Medical Centre, a private facility on Allen Avenue, Ikeja. PUNCH Metro gathered that Kolawole, who concluded his youth service in Lagos sometime in April, took ill a few days afterwards. He was reported to have complained of “teary eyes and body…

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CHECK OUT ANTI- MALARIA DRUGS BANNED IN EUROPE BUT SOLD IN NIGERIA, SENATE REVEALS LIST

By Ismail Mudashir The Senate yesterday mandated its Committee on Health to investigate circulation and consumption in the country of Anti-Malaria Drugs banned by the European Union. The probe followed the adoption of a motion by Senator Theodore Orji (PDP, Abia-Central). Orji noted that recently the European Union banned the sale and consumption of 42 anti-malaria drugs in all countries within the European Union. He listed the drugs to include: Alaxin 60mg tablet (dihydroartémisinine)B/8; Alaxin oral suspension (dihydroartémisinine) FL/80ml; Amodiaquine 200mg compressed B/1000; Amodiaquine 200mg compressed B/1000; Arinate 100mg tablet…

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