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COVID-19 Protocols: FAAN Tasks Airport Users On Compliance

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Monday urged air travellers, drivers and other airport users, particularly those at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT), Lagos, to strictly comply with laid down protocols on COVID-19 pandemic control to ensure safety of all airport users natiowide. The Authority, in a statement by its General Manager, Corporate […]

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NAFDAC Cautions Nigerians On Enhancing Foods, Drinks With Chemicals

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians against adding chemicals and additives to food and drinks to enhance taste, stressing that such practices could result in severe illness and even death. The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, in a statement signed by its Resident Media Consultant, Sayo […]

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Climate Change Threatens Water Access For World’s Poorest – WaterAid

WaterAid, an international not-for-profit organisation works in 28 countries to change the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people, has raised an alarm over the impact of climate change on people’s water supplies globally and called for urgent actions by national government to help the world’s poorest communities adjust to changing weather patterns. Specifically, […]

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CBN Commits N85.89Bn To COVID-19 Pandemic Healthcare Projects

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday disclosed that it had committed N85.89 billion to finance COVID-19 pandemic projects since the first reported case in February 2020 in the country. The apex bank Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this in Abuja during the Award of Grants for the CBN’s Healthcare Sector Research and Development […]

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COVID-19: NAFDAC Approves AstraZeneca Vaccine For Use In Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has approved the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in the treatment and prevention of coronavirus in Nigeria. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, who gave this hint during a live briefing on Thursday, said that the vaccine can be stored at 2 to […]

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ILO Advocates Better Conditions For Homeworkers As COVID-19 Cases Surge

The International Labour organization (ILO) on Wednesday canvassed the need for better working conditions for people working from home, saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the poor working conditions experienced by many homeworkers who, prior to the crisis, numbered an estimated 260 million people worldwide In its latest report titled ‘Working from home. From […]

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NHIS Recovers N2Bn Debt From HMOs

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) on Tuesday disclosed that it had recovered the sum of N2 billion debts from Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) being unpaid bills to healthcare facilities. The NHIS General Manager, Enforcement Department, Mohammad Ghali, disclosed this during a stakeholders sensitization workshop held in Kano to strengthen effective operations of the scheme. […]

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Era of Purposeful and Innovative Leadership: Prof Adeyeye Gives NAFDAC New Lease of Life

“Rather than running after fake drug importers here in Nigeria, NAFDAC has made it difficult if not impossible for them to ship fake drugs into Nigeria without being caught at the country of export. This has lessened the hues and cries over arrests of fake medicine importers in Nigeria by NAFDAC as the agency has taken the battle to the countries where the products are being manufactured.”

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Dangote Urges OPS To Commit 1% Profit To Health Sector Funding

The Chairman, Aliko Dangote Foundation, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has urged all operators in the private sector to commit one percent of their profits to fund the health sector challenges in Nigeria, to enable the country frontally tackle the lingering COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The African foremost industrialist, who canvassed the fiscal option while responding […]

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NAFDAC Partners MSMEs To Grow Nigeria’s Economy

In furtherance of its commitment to Nigeria’s economic growth, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is poised to continue to encourage the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to harness the potentials of trade and investment for the nation’s economic growth and sustainability. The Director General of agency, Prof Mojisola […]