NAFDAC didn’t ban alcohol production above 200ml – Adeyeye

February 14, 2024 Oguntade Ismaila 0

The Director-General of National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, has said the agency did not ban alcohol above 200ml in big bottle. She said the agency only banned alcohol in containers or packing that a child can easily conceal, i.e., sachet or pet bottles less than 200ml.  She stated that the alcoholic content in sachet or Read More

Breaking: NAFDAC slams ban on alcoholic drink in sachet, pet bottles

February 5, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, (NAFDAC), has asked distillers to stop producing alcoholic beverages in sachets and pet bottles of less than 200ml. The Assistant Chief Regulator Officer, Investigation and Enforcement Department, NAFDAC, Lagos, Mr Kazeem Adeniran, made the call at a two-day enforcement exercise on Monday in Ota, Ogun. Adeniran, who said that the Read More

Anambra: NAFDAC move to flush out fake drugs, foods, parleys Police, DSS

February 2, 2024 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has restated its commitment towards ridding Anambra state of unwholesome food, drug and other regulated products. Director of NAFDAC Southeast Zonal operations, Mr Martins Iluyomade, said this during a working visit to some security agencies in the state on Friday. The security agencies visited were the Commissioner of Police, Anambra Read More

NAFDAC vows to reduce counterfeit drugs, food to barest minimum

January 10, 2024 Oguntade Ismaila 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has reaffirmed its commitment to eradicating the menace of counterfeit drugs and unwholesome products from the Nigerian market. In a response to recent negative press on the activities of fake drug manufacturers and sellers of substandard food and beverages in the country, NAFDAC disclosed that it is intensifying efforts Read More

Don’t obstruct NAFDAC officials during inspection, business owners, industrialists told

November 24, 2023 Chuks Nweze 0

South-east Director of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mr. Martins Iluyomade, has urged manufacturers, shop owners of foods, cosmetics, drugs and medical devices not to obstruct NAFDAC officials during inspections. Iluyomade gave the warning during the South-east zone stakeholders’ engagement forum on Thursday in Enugu. He said that the Food and Drug Act gave Read More

Former NAFDAC spokesman institutes memorial awards for health journalists 

November 2, 2023 Helen Oji 0

The former spokesman of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr. Abubakar Jimoh, has instituted an award christened Dr Abdul Aziz Anako Fache (DAAF) Memorial Award for journalists reporting Nigeria’s health sector. He stated this recently at a lecture/award ceremony organized in his honour in Abuja. The lecture and award ceremony was to honour Dr. Don’t Read More

NAFDAC stages stakeholders forum in Anambra

July 28, 2023 Editor 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has called on manufacturers of regulated products to join the crusade to safeguard the health of the people by conforming to set standards. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof Christian Adeyeye, made the call at the two-day stakeholders forum with manufacturers in Onitsha, the commercial town of Anambra on Thursday. Read More

NAFDAC’s renewed warning on killer fruits

July 15, 2023 Admin III 0

The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, has once again raised concerns about the health risks associated with consuming fruits ripened with calcium carbide. She was speaking recently in Abuja at NAFDAC’s media sensitisation workshop on the dangers of drug hawking and the use of calcium carbide for fruit ripening, Read More

No harmful contaminants in Golden Penny Semovita – NAFDAC

July 3, 2023 Oguntade Ismaila 0

The National Food and Drug and Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Monday said there is no plastic or any similar harmful contaminants in Golden Penny Semovita made in Nigeria. Speaking on the development, director general, NAFDAC, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, said the attention of the agency has been drawn to a social media video showing a woman washing Golden Penny Semovita in Read More

NAFDAC raises alarm over ‘contaminated’ soft drink, gives marching order

June 29, 2023 Admin III 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has raised alarm over contaminated batch of unwholesome Sprite 50cl glass bottles circulating in Nigeria. The agency in a statement signed by it’s management said the product was discovered following a consumer complaint received and investigated by the post-marketing surveillance unit of the Agency. According to the statement, over Read More

NAFDAC arrests popualr herbal manufacturer over expired license

June 19, 2023 Admin III 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has arrested popular Kaduna herbal manufacturer, Alhaji Salisu Sani, popularly known as Baba Aisha herbal. The arrest, according to NAFDAC was due to the fact the herbal producer operated with an expired licence. The NAFDAC Director-General, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, on Monday disclosed that it has commenced a crackdown on Read More

Indomie safe for consumption, NAFDAC assure Nigerians

June 16, 2023 Oguntade Ismaila 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and Manufacturers Association Nigeria (MAN) has assured consumers of the safety indomie and other noodle brands. They said that the investigations by the agency have revealed that indomie noodles implicated in the recalls in Malaysia and Taiwan was not in Nigeria. Speaking on the development, Director General (DG) NAFDAC, Read More

Breaking: NAFDAC pronounces ban on imported noodles

May 1, 2023 Admin III 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has said importation of Indomie noodles to Nigeria has been banned following allegations of a cancer-causing chemical found in the noodles and non-registration of the agency. Speaking with Journalists on Monday, that Director General of NAFDAC, Mojisola Adeyeye, said the agency started investigation immediately it got wind of the Read More

Cancer: Nigeria on red alert as NAFDAC investigates, Malaysia, Taiwan recall Indomie noodles

May 1, 2023 Admin III 0

The decision by Malaysia and Taiwan to recall Indomie’s special chicken flavour noodles has raised some concerns about the safety of the food globally, including in Nigeria. The development followed the detection of ethylene oxide, a substance known to cause cancer, in the product by the health institutions in the two countries. Nigeria has also reacted to the development as Read More

Breaking: Like Ghana, Nigeria okays R21 malaria vaccine

April 17, 2023 Admin III 0

Few days after Ghana gave its nod, the Nigerian government has approved the use of R21 Malaria Vaccine (Recombinant, Adjuvanted). This was disclosed by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in a press briefing on Monday April 17, 2023. The vaccine is manufactured by Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd. (SIIPL). During the briefing, the Read More

77℅ Nigerian women dangerously bleach – NAFDAC

March 24, 2023 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has declared that 77 per cent of Nigerian Women “use bleaching creams that are dangerous to their skins and other organs.” NAFDAC’s director-general, Prof. Moji Christiana Adeyeye, made the declaration at a one-day North-central zone media sensitisation workshop on dangers of bleaching creams and regulatory control, organised by the Read More

Incessant kidney failures and NAFDAC’s warnings

February 17, 2023 Admin III 0

A little good health habit with common sense and appropriate lifestyle can help to reduce the increasing level of kidney failure so prevalent in the country; ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. A former vice-principal (academic) in one of the secondary schools located in Bwari in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Usman Ocholi, died recently in an Abuja hospital after battling with a Read More

NAFDAC DG and matter’s arising

November 29, 2022 Sufuyan Ojeifo 0

When the late Professor Dora Nkem Akunyili happened in the ecosystem of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) as the agency’s director general in 2001 and served for eight years, her performance hugely validated her choice. She made both her recommender, then General Muhammadu Buhari who was chairman of the defunct Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) Read More

Rising concerns over proliferation of fake alcoholic herbal drinks

September 2, 2022 Admin III 0

Fresh concerns are mounting over the number of strange illnesses in recent times, developments that NAFDAC has attributed to harmful alcoholic drinks being produced illegally and sold in many parts of the country. ELEOJO IDACHABA reports that the developments are affecting the young adult population. Some call them energy drinks; others call them super power houses. There are some of Read More

Take advantage of trade agreement, NAFDAC takes indigenous pharmaceutical coys

July 24, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

Director General, National Agency for Food Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye has urged pharmaceutical companies to take advantage of the African Free Trade Agreement to be able to trade freely among African countries. Speaking on ‘’From Green to Gold: Operational Realities in the 21st Century at the 50th Anniversary of Daily-Need Industries Limited’’ in Lagos, the NAFDAC boss Read More

NAFDAC packages herbalists to benefit from CBN’s intervention loans

April 12, 2022 Blessing Anaro, Lagos 0

The National Agency for Foods and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has revealed that it is working very hard to ensure herbal medicine practitioners and researchers come out with formidable and acceptable herbal medicine that will be accepted globally. To this end, Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, said herbalists and researchers have been paired to approach the apex Read More

NAFDAC’s warning on indiscriminate use of pesticides

February 15, 2022 Admin III 0

The admonition by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to Nigerians on the indiscriminate use of pesticides to eliminate insects in their homes is very necessary. The agency’s Director-General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, gave the warning in a statement issued in Abuja, recently. The NAFDAC boss particularly mentioned a chemical known as Toptoxin fumigation tablets which Read More

NAFDAC warns against antimicrobial resistance

November 29, 2021 Helen Oji 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has raised the alarm over the increasing rate of irrational use of antibiotics which has further accelerated the process of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), leading to avoidable deaths. Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, made the assertion weekend in a virtual meeting, at 2021 World Antimicrobial Resistance Week Anniversary, Read More