SYNDICATE BEHIND POISONED LAGOS PONMO BURSTED AFTER 10-HOUR OPERATION

The syndicate behind the distribution of a poisonous brand of cow hide delicacy, popularly called ponmo, have been busted in Lagos. Recall that few days ago, an alarm was raised about a poisonous ponmo in circulation in Lagos. It was alleged that the syndicate normally delivered the poisonous item at a big warehouse in lgando area of the Lagos metropolis. The syndicate behind the distribution of the poisonous ponmo were busted during the week, after The Nation correspondent was alerted over the arrival of a new consignment of the ponmo in question from…

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POLICE ARRESTS 6 PEOPLE WITH TRUCKLOAD OF POISONOUS PONMO IN LAGOS

Policemen attached to the Lagos State Police Command have arrested six suspects in possession of poisonous cow skin (ponmo). The spokesperson, Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana, said in a statement on Sunday in Lagos that the suspects were arrested following a police tip-off. “On May 5, at about 5 a.m, acting on the strength of information from a credible source that a truckload of cow skins, popularly called ‘ponmo’, suspected to be poisonous were heaped in a warehouse at No. 9, College Road, Igando. “A team of Police officers…

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FAKE YOGURT FACTORY BURSTED IN YOBE, SEE PICS

The National Agency for Food and Drug Adminstration and Control (NAFDAC), has closed down RUQAYYA Yoghurt factory, in Lai Lai ward of Potiskum LGA, Yobe state. One Mohammed Sani, the owner of the factory – was arrested for unwholesome production of yoghurt. Product and equipment worth One Million, Five Hundred Thousand (N1, 500,000:00) Naira were confiscated in the factory. The State Coordinator Mr. Lawan Musa Dadingelma have restated the commitment of NAFDAC in Yobe State and warned that the State will not be a safe haven for substandard producers of…

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DONT DRINK THESE GIN AND GINGER DRINKS, NAFDAC CAUTIONS NIGERIANS

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not registered FanYogo Gin and Ginger drink in Nigeria. Its Director-General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, made the clarification on Thursday in Abuja. Adeyeye said that the drink, which contained 12.5 per cent alcohol, and being circulated in the social media, was not a product of Fan Milk Plc. “The attention of NAFDAC has been drawn to the images of Fan Milk “FanYogo Gin & Ginger” purported to contain 12.5 per cent alcohol being circulated widely to the…

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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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