FAKE YOGURT FACTORY BURSTED IN YOBE, SEE PICS

The National Agency for Food and Drug Adminstration and Control (NAFDAC), has closed down RUQAYYA Yoghurt factory, in Lai Lai ward of Potiskum LGA, Yobe state. One Mohammed Sani, the owner of the factory – was arrested for unwholesome production of yoghurt. Product and equipment worth One Million, Five Hundred Thousand (N1, 500,000:00) Naira were confiscated in the factory. The State Coordinator Mr. Lawan Musa Dadingelma have restated the commitment of NAFDAC in Yobe State and warned that the State will not be a safe haven for substandard producers of…

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DONT DRINK THESE GIN AND GINGER DRINKS, NAFDAC CAUTIONS NIGERIANS

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not registered FanYogo Gin and Ginger drink in Nigeria. Its Director-General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, made the clarification on Thursday in Abuja. Adeyeye said that the drink, which contained 12.5 per cent alcohol, and being circulated in the social media, was not a product of Fan Milk Plc. “The attention of NAFDAC has been drawn to the images of Fan Milk “FanYogo Gin & Ginger” purported to contain 12.5 per cent alcohol being circulated widely to the…

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NAFDAC ALERT NIGERIANS OVER FAKE CHOLERA VACCINE

Don Silas  The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians and the public, especially healthcare providers, on the existence of fake Dukoral Oral Cholera vaccine circulating in Bangladesh. According to a statement by Prof. Moji Adeyeye, the Director-General of NAFDAC on Tuesday, the packaging of the falsified Dukoral vaccine displays texts in English and French language, NAN reports. Adeyeye said that the World Health Organisation (WHO) had quarantined some quantities of the falsified vaccine. “We are raising this alert to health care providers and…

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LAWMAKERS THREATENED ME FOR REFUSING THEIR DEMAND FOR BRIBE- NAFDAC DG, ADEYEYE

Nigerian lawmakers threatened me for refusing bribe demand – NAFDAC DG, Adeyeye [VIDEO] Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General of the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has revealed how she was asked for bribe by the House of Representatives Committee on Healthcare Services. She made the disclosure on a Channels TV programme on Friday. Adeyeye recalled that the committee asked her for the bribe in the form of “money for welfare” when they visited her in December, 2017. She said: “When I came to NAFDAC, there were a lot…

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REPS STOP CONSIDERATION OF NAFDAC BUDGET

John Ameh, Abuja The House of Representatives on Tuesday stopped the consideration of the 2017 budget of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control. The budget of N18.9bn had earlier passed first and second readings before the House referred it to the Committee on Healthcare Services for NAFDAC to defend the proposals before the committee would report back to the plenary for approval. However, when the report was due for consideration on Tuesday in the Committee of the Whole, it turned out that the Chairman of the…

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ADEMOLA MAGBOJURI TAKES OVER FROM ONI AS NEW NAFDAC ACTING DG

Dr Abubakar Jimoh, the Spokesperson of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), says Mr Ademola Magbojuri has taken over from Mrs Yetunde Oni as Acting Director-General (DG). Jimoh disclosed this while reacting to the conflicting reports in the media over the retirement of Oni in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja. He explained that the immediate past acting director-general reached the retirement age of 60 years on Sept. 21, and Federal Government directed that the most senior director…

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NAFDAC STAFF INSISTS ON STRIKE ACTION TO OUST INCUMBENT DG

 The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control(NAFDAC ) workers say they will continue with their strike until the Federal Government appoints a substantive Director General. Mr Ejor Michael, the National Public Relations Officer (PRO), Medical and Health Union of Nigeria, NAFDAC chapter, made this known on Saturday in Abuja in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The union on Sept. 22 embarked on an indefinite strike to demand for a new DG or the appointment of the most senior director to run the affairs of…

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NAFDAC ARRESTS FAKERS OF ITS REGISTRATION NUMBERS IN LAGOS AND EDO STATES

By Chioma Obinna The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has arrested suspected fakers of its registration numbers in Lagos and Edo states. NAFDAC Addressing a press conference in Lagos, at the weekend, the Acting Director-General of NAFDAC, Mrs. Yetunde Oluremi Oni, said the arrests were made following an intelligence report by the agency’s Pharmacovigilance and Post-Marketing Surveillance Directorate on a facility suspected to be producing a herbal medicine using fake NAFDAC registration number. According to Oni, NAFDAC enforcement team raided the company located at Mile…

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POISON: INDIAN MAN ARRESTED IN KANO FOR REPACKAGING EXPIRED DRUGS FOR SALE, SEE PICS

An Indian man has been arrested by the Kano State Police Command for allegedly rebranding and storing expired drugs. Packed inside hundreds of cartons, the drugs were stored in a house in the Nassarawa GRA axis of the state. See photos below; https://www.nationalhelm.co/2017/08/indian-man-arrested-kano-state-allegedly-repackaging-expired-drugs-photos.html

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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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