REPS SUMMON NBC, CADBURY, PEPSI, OTHERS OVER HARMFUL DRINKS

John Ameh, Abuja The House of Representatives has summoned the Nigerian Bottling Company Limited and 90 other major carbonated/soft drinks manufacturing companies in the country over allegation of harmful substances contained in some products sold to Nigerian consumers. Findings by The PUNCH on Sunday showed that Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc; Sona Breweries Plc; Guinness Nigeria Plc; Nestlé Nigeria Plc; Jos International Breweries Plc; Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceutical Limited; and Cadbury Nigeria Plc were among the invited firms. The list included Nigerian Breweries Limited; Nigerian Distilleries Limited; Champions Breweries Plc; International Breweries Plc;…

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6 MEMBERS OF ONE FAMILY PLUS ANOTHER DIE AFTER EATING LOCAL MEAL, ‘FATE’ IN ZAMFARA

Seven people have died from eating local food known as Fate (Poisoned leaf porridge) at Shiyar Ajiya in Shinkafi town, Shinkafi local government area of Zamfara. The State Acting governor Abdullahi Shinkafi confirmed the incident to a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Gusau, saying the government had deployed a team of medical experts to the area to investigate the cause of the incident. “They (experts) have already taken the sample; we are waiting for them to give us the result to enable us take action.…

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LASG TO START SALE OF LAKE RICE THIS WEEK- COMMISSIONER

The Lagos State Government is set to begin the sales of LAKE Rice in preparation for the forthcoming Eid-El-Kabir celebration. The sales of rice will begin on Thursday, 24 August 2017 in various centres across the state. The Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Oluwatoyin Suarau said that the present administration, has since inception, embarked on agricultural policies and programmes that would enhance the availability of food in the state and would always remain committed to ensuring that the state remained a food secured place. He added that the present administration…

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8 KINDS OF FOOD YOU SHOULD EAT TO BOOST YOUR BODY IMMUNE

Feeding the body with some foods will keep your body and immune system strong – the body will be resistant to some diseases (of course not all). There are also foods out there that are capable of healing flu or a mild form of cold. It is not difficult- when keeping the body healthy becomes a top priority, going to the grocery should not be a big deal. Citrus Fruits Many people find themselves in the succor of Vitamin C especially the whites when they catch a cold. This is…

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TOP FIVE BENEFITS OF EATING BANANAS

The benefits of eating bananas are often overlooked. “But bananas are fattening!” I hear this almost every day in my practice as a nutritionist. Sadly, the benefits of eating bananas are often overlooked. So, here are some good reasons why eating a banana a day might not be such a bad thing, after all! Rich in Vitamin C When you think of Vitamin C, oranges and strawberries might be the first fruits that come to mind. But a full serving of bananas provides a whopping 15 per cent of the daily…

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HERE’S WHAT EATING LATE AT NIGHT DOES TO YOU

Alright, we’ve gotta talk about it. That thing you do, late at night, by yourself, in the dark… Don’t be ashamed, eating late at night happens to the best of us. Whether you eat a full meal or just a little snack, chowing down late at night can have some weird side effects on your health. For one, eating late at night throws off your body’s natural rhythms. You probably know that annoying feeling of being uncomfortably full and not being able to fall asleep, but your circadian rhythms and…

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FAMILY OF FIVE WIPED OFF AFTER MEAL OF RICE IN ANAMBRA STATE

 Samson Folarin  and Tony Okafor The Umuatuegwu Okija community, in the Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, has been thrown into mourning after a family of five was wiped out in a day after a rice meal. The victims were identified as a commercial motorcyclist, Albert Ndenemenu; his wife, Nwanne, and their three children, whose names had yet to be ascertained as of press time. PUNCH Metro gathered that Albert and his three children had eaten the rice, which was reportedly prepared by his wife, shortly after he returned from work on…

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SUYA WITH A DIFFRENCE: GIRL TRANSFERS 275,000 NAIRA TO COUPLE’S ACCOUNT AFTER EATING LACED SUYA

CYRIACUS IZUEKWE A young lady, Bisola Awoniyi has not come to terms with what happened to her after she reportedly ate ‘suya’ meat bought for her by a couple, Daniel Egbeyinka and his wife, Omolara and thereafter transferred N275,000 in her mother’s bank account to the couple. The incident happened at Church Street in Onipanu area of Mushin in Lagos where they reside and attended the same church. The couple has been arrested and charged before a Lagos court for the alleged conspiracy and fraud and remanded in prison custody.…

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NIGERIA TO JOIN RICE -EXPORTING COUNTRIES SOON – OYEGUN

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said Nigeria will be net exporters of rice by the end of this year. Odigie-Oyegun said this at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja when he received political leaders from Delta Central Senatorial district who defected to the party from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by Chief Johnson Boro, a former Commissioner in the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPADEC). The APC National Chairman said that the diversification efforts of the President Muhammadu…

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AFRICA’S LARGEST RICE MILL OPENED IN KEBBI

The Federal Government’s diversification programme yesterday received a boost, with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo commissioning Africa’s largest parboiled rice mill in Argungu, Kebbi State. The over N10 billion state of the art WACOT Rice Mill, which is privately owned, is capable of processing over 120,000 metric tonnes of paddy rice annually. Speaking at the commissioning, Prof. Osinbajo said that the project  underscored the policy of the government that the private sector must be the engine of economic growth and sustainable job generation. He noted that the project had proved that…

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