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Fellowship emphasises importance of collaboration between journalists, researchers

Collaboration among African journalists and researchers can bring great rewards, such as improving impacts on research findings and scientific literacy on the continent, according to resource persons at the African Disease Reporting Fellowship (AD
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25 Apr 2024

Sugar in baby food: Why Nestle needs to be held to account in Africa

Why has Nestle been criticised? Public Eye , a Swiss investigative organisation, sent samples of Nestle baby-food products sold in Asia, Africa and Latin America to a Belgian laboratory for testing. The laboratory found in many cases that baby fo
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25 Apr 2024

NAFDAC cracks down on fake cosmetics producer in Lagos

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has uncovered an illegal production of fake cosmetics at the Balogun Trade Fair Complex, Lagos State. NAFDAC in a post Monday on its X handle noted that its Investig
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24 Apr 2024

NAFDAC seals 50 outlets for dispensing edible oil in open markets Official

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has sealed no fewer than fifty retail outlets for allegedly dispensing edible oil to the public on the streets and in the open markets in Kaduna, an official said. Th
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24 Apr 2024

INTERVIEW: Fertility clinics exploiting vulnerable Nigerian girls Lawmaker

Babajimi Benson, a member of the Nigerian House of Representatives (APC-Lagos) is leading a fight against the exploitation of young women by fertility clinics. In the first part of his interview with PREMIUM TIMES Bakare Majeed, Mr Benson spoke ab
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20 Apr 2024

Nestle reacts to allegation of adding sugar to infant formulas in Nigeria

Nestle Nigeria, a subsidiary of Nestle, a global food and beverage company, has denied adding sugar to its products sold in Nigeria, insisting it is not violating the global guidelines for infant formulas. This was contained in a statement
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19 Apr 2024

Against global standard, Nestle adds sugar to infant products in Nigeria, other countries Report

A recent report has revealed that Nestle, a multinational food and beverage company, has been sending sub-standard infant food products to Nigeria and other low- and middle-income countries. This investigation was carried out by the Public
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18 Apr 2024

Cancer: Nigeria partners PECA, others on early detection technology

The Nigerian government has announced a collaboration with the Partnership for the Eradication of Cancer in Africa (PECA), Inspire2live and Oncoinv on early cancer detection technology. The National Institute for Cancer (NICRAT) disclosed T
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17 Apr 2024

NDLEA warns against new illicit drugs mixture 'Combine

Nigeria's National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has alerted the public to an illicit mixture of hard drugs called 'combine discovered uring a routine raid in Cross River State. The mixture, a New Psychoactive Substance (NPS), which c
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15 Apr 2024