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Nigeria Plans Troop Deployment As Aisha Buhari Urges Total Shutdown

The Federal Government has said it wouldn’t rule out tougher decisions in its bid to control the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), even as it warned that things could get worse. “For those who will not cooperate by submitting to the authorities, as required, the government will use all lawful means at its disposal to trace and bring them in. We will...

Coronavirus: FRSC Warns Drivers, Passengers against Overloading

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned drivers of vehicles to carry only one person in front and no more than three in each seat row. This was released in a statement signed by the commission’s Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, following the need to curtail the spread of the global epidemic through avoidable overloading of vehicles with persons. The...

Coronavirus: Redeemed, Daystar, Others Obey With Govt Directive on Gatherings

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, held virtual service on Sunday, thereby complying with the orders of state governments and the Federal Capital Territory Administration banning gatherings of over 50 persons per time. The PUNCH reports that Pastor Sam Adeyemi of Daystar Christian Centre also conducted online services on Saturday evening and Sunday...

Lagos Seals 32 Illegal, Unregistered Pharmacies, Patent Medicine Stores

The Lagos State Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods have shut 32 pharmacies and patent medicine stores for offences bordering on the illegal operation and operating beyond scope of practice. The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on Sunday after reviewing the report of the first enforcement exercise carried out by the Pharmaceutical Inspectorate Unit...

NCDC Kicks against Combating Coronavirus with Chloroquine, Self Medication

The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned Nigerians against consuming chloroquine, an anti-malaria drug, to prevent or treat coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. This warning comes on the heels of United States president, Donald Trump, announcing that the drug had been approved by his country's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat the virus. FDA Commissioner, Dr Stephen Hahn, has since...

SON Reads Riot Act to Importers of Sub-Standard Goods

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has warned importers against the influx of fake and substandard products into the country. The Director-General of SON, Osita Aboloma who gave this warning during the sensitisation campaigns to the Electronics Section of Alaba International Market in Lagos said, erring importers and traders should be prepared to face the wrath of the law. He noted...

Coronavirus: NAFDAC Approves Chloroquine Production for Clinical Trial

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has approved the production of Chloroquine for clinical trials in tackling the deadly Coronavirus. Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, agency’s Director-General, who spoke in Lagos on Friday, stated that NAFDAC was not approving Chloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19 but for clinical trials to find treatment for the virus. According to Channels...

Reps to FRSC: Stop Chasing Erring Motorists on Highway

The House of Representatives yesterday urged Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety to instruct his personnel to desist from chasing erring motorists on highways. This followed the adoption of a motion by Oluyemi Adewale Taiwo who cited a hot chase of an 18-seater commuter bus by FRSC personnel along the Ogbomosho-Ilorin Road on February 8, 2020, that led to...

Assembly Urges Sanwo-Olu to Build Fire Stations in 57 Local Councils

The Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday called on the governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to set up fire service stations in all the 57 council areas in the state as part of measures to prevent more fire disaster in the state. The House also resolved that the governor should direct the Commissioner for Special Duties, Seye Oladejo, on the need for...

Ogun Govt Orders Immediate Removal of Vehicles, Traders on Gas Pipeline

The Ogun State Government on Wednesday ordered the immediate removal of all vehicles parked on gas pipelines across the state. The Corps Commander of the state’s Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) Olaseni Ogunyemi, said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota. Read Also: TRACE Warns Against Flouting Traffic Rules As Julius Berger Begins Work Ogunyemi, who spoke...

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