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The Regional Drug Laboratory of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) located in Yaba, Lagos has recorded a major feat with its international accreditation by the National board of American Society for Quality.
The cheering news of the international accreditation of the Drug Laboratory filtered out after a thorough audited and assessment of the quality Management System (QMS) of the entire Laboratory carried out by officials of the American Society for Quality technically known as ASQ-ANSI.

The Vice-President, Commonwealth Medical Association, West African Region, Dr Osahon Enabulele, has identified the containment of the Ebola Virus Disease as a major achievement in 2014.
Enabulele Monday, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the collaborative efforts to combat the scourge were “remarkable”.

In recent times, obesity, which is a chronic non-communicable disease with clinical and public health challenge, has emerged a critical global issue that requires a comprehensive, international intervention strategy.
With more than 2.1 billion people currently overweight/obese, its global economic impact amounts to roughly $2 trillion annually (2.8 percent of global GDP)-nearly equivalent to global impact of smoking or of armed violence, war, and terrorism.

A non-governmental organisation, Centre for Health Enhancement and Social Development (CHESD), has cautioned the general public against drug abuse during and after the Yuletide.
This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Iria Ehizoje Ailendesuan and Bamidele Olowonubi, Chairman and Secretary, respectively, of the CHESD, which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Benin.

THE United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has advocated an indigenous content in early childhood education curriculum.
Speaking Tuesday in Abuja at a 4day Capacity building workshop for teacher educators of early education, the UNESCO Regional Officer, Dr Patience Awopegba said the workshop was organised to review government policy and the level of implementation of early childhood care education (ECCE).

SERVICOM management has threatened to publish the names of all universities that are not delivering quality service in their various institutions.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on SERVICOM, Mr. Sylbriks Obriki, stated this in Abuja at the formal presentation of compliance evaluation report to the management of National Universities Commission, (NUC).

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UDEMEZUE, Abuja

MOVED by the variation in fees and levies charged by Federal government tertiary institutions, the government said it has unveiled plan to regulate such fees and charges.
This, the Federal government said, was part of effort to reduce unrest that greets indiscriminate increase in fees paid by students across the country.
Speaking Tuesday in Abuja at the beginning of a meeting held with executive secretaries of regulatory agencies in the Federal Ministry of Education, the Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau said that government desirous of ensuring that all Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of education owned by federal government operate within the same guideline especially on the fees and charges payable by students.

KAYODE AJIBOYE

Reporters, editors, and news producers primarily covering the insurgency in Northeast Nigeria, recently returned to the classroom to retool their intellectual battery and catch up on trending perspectives to delivering on a routine beat.
Some 57 of these journalists comprising field reporters and gatekeepers from print, broadcast, and online media from Borno, Yobe, Taraba, Bauchi, and Adamawa states, attended a Peace Journalism workshop organized by the American University of Nigeria at its ultra-modern Dr. Robert Pastor E-library & Resource Center.

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakr III, on Tuesday, called on government at all levels to increase their investment in education.
The Sultan, who is also the head of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), made the call at the 72nd National Islamic Vocational Course in Birnin Kebbi.
The course was organised by the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) in Birnin Kebbi.

CHIDIMMA UCHEGBU, Abuja

Graduates of Medicine who are yet to complete their housemanship and have not fully registered with the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) with evidence of Certificate would not be mobilized for service anymore the Management of nysc has said.
Receipt of payment for registration would no longer be accepted in lieu of Certificate of Registration.
According to the Management,” This was part of the Fourteen-point resolution reached on Thursday, 18th December, 2014 during a Pre-Mobilisation Workshop that held in Abuja with the theme ‘Deepening The Credibility of NYSC Mobilization Process through ICT’.

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