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Expert Warns Against Consumption Of Imported Frozen Chicken

A poultry expert, Mr Oduware Efe, has warned against the negative effect of imported frozen chicken consumption and encouraged Nigerians to patronise locally processed chicken. Oduware, made this call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigerian on Monday in Lagos. He said that there were multiple inherent dangers of consuming imported frozen chicken because of the chemical used in their preservation process. “There are so many negative effects of consuming imported frozen chicken as it relates to health.!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Skin Whitening Products Can Cause Kidney Failure – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says many skin whitening products in the market can cause skin cancer and kidney failure. Mojisola Adeyeye, the agency’s director-general, gave the warning in an interview with NAN on Thursday. “In Nigeria we have a lot of use of dangerous chemicals,” she said. “One is Glutathione used as an injection. People inject it under their skins, with a promise that they will be lighter in a week or two. “From Glutathione injection to other…

Tramadol Worth N6.4bn Intercepted At Nigerian Border

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said that 28 40feet containers suspected to contain tramadol from India has been blocked from entry into the country. A statement by the NAFDAC Director General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, stated that this followed a joint examinations of containers at the Apapa Port, Lagos. She said the inspection was coordinated by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15. Adeyeye said that the 28 containers were part of the 86…

Niger State Raises Alarm Over Poisonous Meat In Circulation

Niger State Government has raised alarm over dangerous meats in circulation that contains steroid applied by local livestock farmers and butchers. Steroid is used for decreasing inflammation and reducing the activity of the immune system. They are used to treat a variety of inflammatory diseases and conditions. The news was delivered to journalists by the commissioner for livestock and fisheries, Zakari Bawa after the weekly executive council meeting where he stated that the use of steroid for fattening purpose by the…

Osinbajo Hails Nigerian Teenage Girls For Winning World Innovation Challenge

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has congratulated Nigerian teenage girls for winning the 2018 Technovation World Pitch in California, the United States. The young girls were accorded the honour after building a mobile application to tackle the problems of fake pharmaceutical products in Nigeria. The team, Save A Soul, worked on the ‘FD-Detector’ (Fake Drug Detector). A ceremony held on Thursday night at Silicon Valley in California, saw the girls beat five other countries - China, Spain, Turkey, United States, and…

FG Recalls 2.4 Million Bottles Of Codeine Syrup

The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, says the Ministry has recalled 2, 405, 724 bottles of codeine-based cough syrup. This is after a recent audit trail carried out by National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), three months after the ban on the production and importation of the substance as an active pharmaceutical ingredient for cough syrup preparations, to checkmate abuse among Nigerians. Adewole had sad this while receiving the final report of the stakeholders’ committee set up by…

NAFDAC Proposes Stiffer Penalty For Drug Counterfeiters

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has proposed stiffer penalty for drug counterfeiters in the country to serve as deterrent to others. The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof Moji Adeyeye made the call in Abuja on Monday while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Adeyeye noted that the provision of the law for drug offenders in the country prescribed weak penalty stressing the need for review of such law. She said that the agency had presented a bill to the National…

35 Containers Of Tramadol Seized At Ports – NAFDAC

Moji Adeyeye, director-general, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), says at least 35 containers of tramadol have been seized at various ports in the country. Adeyeye disclosed this while speaking with NAN in Abuja on Sunday. She said nine out of the seized containers of tramadol were released to NAFDAC by the Nigeria Custom Service, and had been destroyed by her agency. “We are seriously working with the custom on this and each time they seize any container, they usually invite us…

Nutrition, Mortality And The Nigerian Child

Statistics over time have shown that about 53% of children in Nigeria are malnourished with the highest percentage present in the north east and north west. However, the high rate of malnutrition in these two areas can be traced to inadequate exclusive breast feeding in new born. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), exclusive breastfeeding means “the infant receives breast milk only”. No other liquids or solids are given to the infant, (not even water) for the first six months after their birth while…

Emzor: Will The War On Codeine Fail?

“There is an embargo on all new applications for registration of codeine-containing cough syrups as well as applications for renewal has been abolished,” this was the statement made by the Federal Ministry of Health on the ban of codeine as a pharmaceutical agent. The announcement on May 1 followed a report by the BBC which indicted Nigerian youths in the consumption of Emzor codeine based syrups in order to get high. The report had garnered reaction from the high and mighty to include Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha…
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