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NAFDAC Attains Maturity Level 3 Regulatory Status, Meets 868 WHO Recommendations

The National Agency For Food And Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has announced that it has met 868 recommendations to attain “maturity level three” World Health Organisation (WHO) certification standard. This means NAFDAC has improved in standards in terms of administration, marketing and post-marketing, production registration and others. The Director-General Prof Mojisola Adeyeye announced the development at a press briefing ...

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50 Russian Soldiers Killed, Seven Planes Shot Down, Ukraine Claims

Ukraine’s Defense Ministry on Thursday announced that 50 Russian elements were killed and seven planes were shot down. “Fifty Russian occupiers were killed, seven Russian planes were shot down, and four tanks were destroyed,” the ministry said in a statement. It also said Ukraine downed two Russian helicopters over the Gostomel town, near the capital Kyiv. Separately, Ukraine took captive ...

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Ukraine Severs Diplomatic Ties With Russia After Attack; EU Vows ‘Harshest’ Sanctions

International condemnation of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s pre-dawn attack against Ukraine mounted Thursday as U.S. and Western allies prepared to impose punishing sanctions against Moscow for a stunning full-scale invasion that global leaders had been warning about for weeks. Explosions were heard in major cities, including the capital of Kyiv, Kharkiv and Odessa. Oleksii Arestovich, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, ...

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NAFDAC Impounds 120 Tons Of Dangerous Imported ”PONMO”

*NABS SEVEN MERCHANTS OF CHEMICAL-LADEN HIDES & SKINS. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC has intercepted in Lagos, large quantities of dangerous animal hides and skins popularly known as Ponmo with seven merchants of the deadly product in the Agency’s net. The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye however warned the general public, particularly ...

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Nigeria, Egypt, 4 Other African Countries To Begin COVID Vaccine Production

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that  Nigeria, Egypt and four other African countries, (Kenya, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia) would be the first on the continent to receive the technology needed to produce mRNA vaccines. The technology transfer project, launched last year, aims to help low- and middle-income countries manufacture mRNA vaccines at scale and according to ...

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Breaking News: South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu Dies At 90

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate who helped end apartheid in South Africa, has died aged 90. President Cyril Ramaphosa said the churchman’s death marked “another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans”. He said Archbishop Tutu had helped bequeath “a liberated South Africa”. Tutu was one of the country’s best-known ...

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Saudi Arabia Bans Flights From Nigeria Over Omicron Fears

The Saudi Arabian government has suspended all incoming flights and entry to the Kingdom for non Saudi nationals coming directly or indirectly from Nigeria over fears of Omicron variant of coronavirus, which had been reported in Nigeria and several other countries around the world. A circular by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to all airlines operating in the ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Should Be ‘Last Resort’, Says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) in Europe on Tuesday cautioned against making Covid vaccines mandatory, while urging better protection of children among whom cases are high. WHO Europe director Hans Kluge said compulsory vaccines should be “an absolute last resort and only applicable when all other feasible options to improve vaccination uptake have been exhausted”. Noting that mandates have increased ...

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2023: Yoruba Mandate Group Drums Support For Tinubu

The general coordinator of the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (ABAT) movement in the diaspora, Akogun Banji Ojo has implored other southwest leaders to drop whatever presidential plans they have and support Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for the sake of Yoruba unity. He made this statement in reaction to reports that some southwest leaders have presidential ambitions for the 2023 general elections. ...

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Lai Mohammed In Paris, Says Twitter Was Not Banned In Nigeria

The Nigerian Government has disclosed that Twitter was not banned in the country. Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, insisted that Twitter was suspended in Nigeria and not banned. Responding to a question from a participant at the Nigerian International Partnership Forum in Paris, the minister explained that the delay in lifting the suspension in Nigeria is due ...

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