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FG Seals Laboratory In Abuja For Issuing Fake Covid19 Results To Int’l Travellers

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The Federal Government has sealed an Abuja-based laboratory for issuing fake COVID-19 results to international travellers.

The Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Chikwe Ihekweazu, disclosed this on Monday at the weekly press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.

He said the development followed an investigation conducted by the government after a media report last year revealed underhand dealings of some laboratories issuing fake results.

Recall that an online newspaper, The Cable, had in an undercover story in December 2020 reported that for N25,000, travellers were getting fake COVID-19 test results.

Ihekweazu said based on that report, an investigation was conducted and the affected laboratory was sealed with the assistance of the Federal Capital Territory Authority.

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Buhari’s Ear Defection has Returned – Aide

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Buhari Aide Confirms Presidency ear infection Returns, Can’t Broadcast Live And travels abroad for Treatment For Now.

The latest development is coming on the heels of persistent denial by the presidency regarding president Buhari’s ear infection History. Adesina had on Saturday debunked the media reports describing it as a figment of the writer’s imagination and that presidency already treated the health problem in 2017.

According to the statement, “During the holiday, he will see an ENT specialist for a persistent ear infection. Buhari was examined by his personal physician and an ENT specialist in Abuja but both doctors recommended a further evaluation purely as a precaution. The doctors also advice he need quite time to heal and advice him not to stress himself with live event.

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Get Free Health Care By Dialing 112, Says Health Minister.

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The Federal Government says it is set to launch an emergency medical and ambulance service across the country.

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, revealed this during a retreat organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Healthcare Services on the amendment of the 2014 National Health Act.

According to the Minister, the Federal Government is pulling all ambulances together to form the National Emergency Medical Service and Ambulance System (NEMAS), which will be launched within the next month.

Dr. Osagie said by dialing the emergency code 112, Nigerians can access emergency ambulance service within minutes, at no cost.

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Lagos State Govt Seals Supermarket At Ogba For Displaying Expired Products

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LASCOPA SEALS SUPERMARKET AT OGBA FOR DISPLAYING EXPIRED PRODUCTS

As part of efforts to rid the State of all forms of unwholesome products and ensure that consumers’ rights are protected, the Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA) on Thursday sealed Home Affairs Supermarket located at 21, Ijaye Road, Ogba.

Speaking on the enforcement exercise, General Manager of LASCOPA, Mr. Afolabi Solebo Esq., disclosed that the supermarket was sealed for displaying expired products, such as Kelloggs Krave (Chocolate Hazelnut) and Frozen foods, on their shelves for possible sale to unsuspecting consumers.

He noted that despite several public enlightenment campaigns and warnings by LASCOPA, Store managers still sell expired and hazardous products which are inimical to human health in contravention of the State government’s directives on the sale of unwholesome goods.

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Solebo said, “I, personally, discovered the expired items on the supermarket shelves on the 23rd of February, 2021, while on a routine check of supermarkets in the area. On discovering the expired products, I told the staff to remove the items from the shelves, which they did in my presence, only for the monitoring and enforcement team to go there the following day and discovered that the items have been returned to the promo shelf”.

He noted that the Agency had to seal Home Affairs Supermarket in the interest of the general consumers in the State, adding that LASCOPA would not fail to initiate litigation if retail shops and supermarkets do not stop displaying expired products for sale.

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While charging consumers not to hesitate to report any supermarket or shops within the State where expired products are sold, he enjoined residents to submit their complaints free of charge by visiting the office of LASCOPA at 2b, Soji Adepegba Close, off Allen Avenue, Ikeja or send correspondence to the Agency’s e-mail addresses: lascopa@lagosstate dot gov dot ng and lascopa@gmail.com for necessary action.

Lagos State Govt Seals Supermarket At Ogba For Displaying Expired Products
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