Consumer protection council raises concern on Lucozade, Mirinda

The Consumer Protection Council, (CPC), has called for further investigation of soft drinks sold in Nigeria, following the discovery that the benzoic acid in Mirinda (a product of Seven Up Bottling Company) and Lucozade (a product of Suntory) is higher than the Nigerian regulatory standard of 250mg/kg. The benzoic levels of both drinks are said to be up to 330mg/kg and 323.53mg/kg respectively. But Suntory Beverage & Food Nigeria Limited, manufacturers of Lucozade in reaction said that its range of Lucozade drinks do not contain benzoic acid and as such…

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Bundles of joy, bag of sorrow

Two men are at loggerheads with the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba over the death of their wives separately, soon after child birth. But the hospital is insisting that they died of natural causes. DOMINIC ADEWOLE reports from Asaba It is a common belief that a new born child has come to partake in the prosperity of life. But when in the cause of the birth, the mother, who is supposed to be proud dies, the matter becomes a thing of sorrow. It is so because, throughout the nine months of…

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Don charges lab scientists on HIV/AIDS vaccine

A Professor from the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences at the University of Jos, Prof. Festus Chukwuemeka Onwuliri has charged Nigerian Medical Laboratory scientists to develop new Vaccine Prevention Strategies for HIV/AIDS. According to him, vaccine has a number of key advantages over the present HIV prevention options. Professor Onwuliri stated these recently during a five-day workshop and Training on HIV, blood products and Vaccine production Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective held at the Federal School of Lab. Technology Sciences Jos. “Vaccination is among the cost effective health invention programmes, but…

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Accord concondiale: The continuous search for Nigeria’s elusive unity (13)

MIKE OZEKHOME SAN, OFR

Marilyn Ferguson once opined that achievers have an enabling attitude, realism, and a conviction that they themselves were the laboratory of innovation. Their ability to change themselves is central to their success. They have learnt to conserve their energy by minimizing the time spent in regret or complaint. Every event is a lesson to them, every person a teacher. Same can be said of these great Nigerian iconic achievers, who were themselves laboratory of innovation and change. On this note, we continue our discourse on these great Nigerian icons, Chief…

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Meningitis outbreak: Death toll rises to 438

Defence Ministry donates vaccines to 500 children in Zamfara The death toll from Cerebra meningitis outbreak in parts of the country has risen to 438, up from 336 earlier in the week, according to the National Center for Disease Control. The center said in a statement on Saturday that the death toll is 11 per cent of all the cases so far reported across 19 of Nigeria’s 36 states and the capital Abuja. “As on April 5, 2016, 3,959 suspected cases have been reported as part of the current outbreak,…

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Man who married two wives same day lied -Nigerians

The claim by a Nigerian man who married two wives on same day that he makes love to his two wives four times every night has attracted divergent comments from Nigerians including a Psychiatrist and doctors. CHIJIOKE IREMEKA reports Many Nigerians are of the opinion that it’s not possible for the man who married two wives same day to make love to his wives every night, going two rounds each. They argue that such is possible only if the man has a very high libido. They added that a man…

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Acid Rain Charade: 7 years after

March 2010 went down memory lane as the month rumours of Acid rain were spread all over Nigeria. Many were misguided about Acid rain. Some said that a particular rain will fall in that month which falls once in 750 years, and it is carcinogenic. Is it really true that a particular Acid rain falls on earth once in 750 years? Science Writer, STANLEY CHIBUIHEM AMALAHA takes a look at this Acid rain brouhaha PROLEGOMENON Seven years ago (March 2010) to be precise, Nigerians were traumatised over ‘ACID RAIN’. Sadly…

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Meningitis: 32 suspected cases recorded in Plateau

Yari deserves our sympathy –Rev Ladi Thompson Zamfara targets 300,000 with CSM vaccination   Plateau State Government yesterday announced that it had recorded 32 suspected cases of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) in five local government areas of Langtang South and Mikang, Wase and Langtang North in the southern senatorial zone, while three cases were also recorded in Jos North Local Government Area of the Northern Senatorial District of the state. The revelation came as the presiding head of the Living Waters Unlimited Church, Lagos, Rev Ladi Peter Thompson, said there was…

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More than just a mum

In the spirit of celebrating mothers all over, as Mothering Sunday was cerebrated recently – mostly in the UK and Nigeria. I wish to share a piece just to remind mums just how distinguished and indispensable we are. Unfortunately we often don’t feel that way, we undermine our place and our roles, and take ourselves for granted just because the job of a mum doesn’t comes with a pay and job description. I hope this mum’s experience changes all that. A woman, renewing her driver’s licence, was asked by the…

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Confusion as Queen’s College remains shut

Minister orders resumption of WASCE candidates as ‘day students’ There is palpable confusion over the fate of students who are supposed to commence the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) at Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos, this week, following the outbreak of diarrheoa leading to the death of two students These are not the best of times for the management and students of Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos. Less than one year after the college was engulfed in crisis over allegation of sexual abuse of one of its pupils by a…

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