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NAFDAC Receives 40 COVID-19 Herbal Formulations For Approval

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NAFDAC Receive 40 COVID-19 Herbal Formulations For Approval

It appears there is great local interest in finding a cure for the Coronavirus disease in the country.  The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has been deluged with at least forty applications, from researchers, for approval of herbal formulations for the treatment of the disease.

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NAFDAC’s director-general, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye said during an online news conference, her agency is currently reviewing the formulations to ensure they are safe for use.  She warned that if herbal medicines are not well researched, they can kill fast.

Professor Adeyeye said NAFDAC has developed guidelines for online registration of herbal medicines and how to label them.

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The NAFDAC boss warned there is not yet a cure for COVID-19 and no herbal medicine manufacturer can claim his product can cure of effectively treat COVID-19 associated symptoms.

On the touted chloroquine treatment, Professor Adeyeye said the medicine can work in the early stages of the disease. She referred to a CNN report that says chloroquine can be used prophylactically which she says means the illness will not progress.

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She warned against politicizing science because, as she put it, science does not lie.

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“More Prosperous Days Will Come Soon” – Lai Mohammed

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"More Prosperous Days Will Come Soon" - Lai Mohammed

Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, wants Nigerians to be patient with president Muhamadu Buhari on the issue of price hikes.  He says better days are ahead.

He made the call in Lagos on Saturday during a meeting with online publishers.  The minister said it was mere coincidence that the hikes in both the pump price of fuel and electricity tariff happened simultaneously.  He said even with the hike in fuel prices, Nigeria still has the cheapest fuel prices and electricity tariff in all of west Africa.

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The minister said the government was forced to take some tough decisions in order to mitigate the effect of the economic slowdown and the drastic fall in government revenues.  Mohammed said when oil prices collapsed at the height of the global lockdown caused by COVID-19, the government had to deregulate PMS prices.

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He said the international prices of crude oil on local fuel prices will not last forever.  He also said the emergence of modular refineries in the country will help in lowering the cost of petroleum products.

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Rivers State Imposes N100 Million Fine On Violators Of COVID-19 Burial Protocols

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Rivers State Imposes N100 Million Fine On Violators Of COVID-19 Burial Protocols

The Rivers State government is not joking around with the enforcement of COVID-19 protocols on burials.  It has announced a fine of one hundred million naira for violators.

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State commissioner for health, Dr. Princewill Chike said in a statement on Saturday the decision to impose the fine on violators was taken at the state’s executive council meeting in Port Harcourt.

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He said a directive has gone out to chairmen of local government councils in the state to ensure full compliance with the protocols in their various localities.

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Chike said the government’s stipulation still stands forbidding more than fifty persons from attending burials in the state.

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Nationwide Planned Industrial Action Averted

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Nationwide planned industrial action averted

The Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress have suspended the planned nationwide strike that was to commence today.  The strike was planned as a protest against the recent increase in electricity tariff and the hike in petrol pump price.

After a marathon meeting with labor leaders on Sunday, minister of labor and employment, Chris Ngige announced the decision by both parties to suspend the planned strike.

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He said a two-week time table has been set for a technical committee of labor leader, government agencies and ministries to look into issues of the electricity tariff hike.

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The committee is charged with the duty of harmonizing the basis for the new tariff because of what he said was conflicting information that was not in sync with the national electricity regulatory commission’s policy that guided the tariff hike.

Electricity distribution companies have been ordered to halt the application of the new tariff during the two weeks.

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On the issue of fuel pump price increase, both parties have agreed to rehabilitate the nation’s refineries to reduce fuel prices.

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