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NAFDAC seals illegal yogurt factory in Borno

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Borno State office, says it closed an illegal facility engaged in the production of unregistered yogurt. The state’s Acting Coordinator of NAFDAC, Nasiru Mayo, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. Mayo said shutting down of the manufacturing facility was done during the surveillance activities in the...

Car Rams into Commuters, Kill 4 in Lagos

At least four people reportedly died in Lagos on Tuesday when a car rammed into commuters standing at a bus stop. The PUNCH gathered that the accident happened at Ogudu, inward Third Mainland Bridge. According to an eyewitness, no fewer than four people died in the accident. The eyewitness said the accident, which saw some persons injured, also involved children. Read Also: Trucks kill...

Disaster Avoided as NNPC Tanker Falls, Spills Fuel in Alagbado

A tanker laden with 45,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit fell on Monday and spilt its content on the road in the Alagbado area of Ogun State. The PUNCH reports that the incident happened around the state boundary with Lagos State, thereby requiring a collective response from both states. The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said in...

Nigeria Witnesses Five ‘mysterious’ Fire Outbreaks During Covid-19 Lockdown

As Nigeria battles COVID-19, the trend of ”mysterious fire outbreaks” across the country is raising concerns. Some government offices in the federal capital territory (FCT) with two others within the nation have witnessed fire outbreaks. In 19 days, many government institutions in the nation’s capital have not effectively functioned owing to a stay-at-home order by the president. Read Also: Corona Virus: FG places...

 Air pollution: Kano State Govt. Shuts Down Rice Mill

The Kano State Government has closed down Tiamin Rice Mill along Zaria Road due to complaints of air pollution. The notice is contained in a circular issued by the state Ministry of Environment and addressed to the Managing Director of the rice mill. According to the circular, the pollution aggravates the condition of Coronavirus patients in the state. The News Agency of...

Fire guts INEC headquarters’ Media Centre

The Media Centre of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Abuja on Friday was gutted by fire. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the fire incident at the media centre, which is located within the commission’s headquarters, but not within its main building, started at around 11:30 a.m. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee,...

Study Says Chloroquine Doesn’t Speed Up Recovery of COVID-19 Patients

A study by the Chinese has discovered that hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial medicine, does not speed up the recovery of COVID-19 patients. Daily Mail reports that the scientists who were drawn from across China said although patients who took it suffered fewer symptoms, their recovery time was the same with other patients. The scientists say the drug might work by controlling an...

SON Urges Condiments Producers on Compliance with Standards

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has advised manufacturers of African fermented condiments to take advantage of the development of standards and code of practices in their production processes to promote greater competitiveness for the products, locally and for export. The DAILY TRUST reports that the Director-General of the organization, Osita Aboloma, made the call at the opening of a...

Lagos Doctors Call for Provision of Adequate Protective Wears

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has appealed to the Lagos State Government to provide adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) for its health personnel fighting to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The State Chairman of the association, Dr Saliu Oseni, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos. Oseni also urged patients to...

LAWMA Truck Traffic Crushes Four In Head-On Collision

Four people were injured yesterday morning in a crash involving Lagos Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) and a van at Ile Zik, Oshodi, Lagos State. In a statement issued by Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) spokesperson, Nosa Okunbor,  he noted that preliminary investigation showed that the truck belonging to the Lagos Waste Management Agency (LAWMA), drove against traffic before the unsuspecting...

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