Opinion

More Questions on Soft Drinks, Benzoic Acid and Nigerian Regulators, By Simbo Olorunfemi

If elevated temperature, as is the case in tropical Nigeria, is a factor that can enhance benzene formation - a well documented carcinogenic substance, how then does it make sense for the prescribed benzoic acid level in Nigerian manufactured soft drinks to be higher than that of a temperate United…
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Opinion

Should We Now Be Worried About Drinking Fanta and Sprite?, By Simbo Olorunfemi

But then, this is even beyond Fanta and Sprite. The more pertinent question brought to the fore by this are – Are there more things we need to be worried about? Can we be sure there is someone out there really looking out for the safety and best interest of…
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Columns

Plastic Rice, Indian Jollof, And Adeboye’s Gift To Fayose, By Azu Ishiekwene

There’s nothing that superstition – or its cousin, foolishness – won’t do to us. And that’s true about foodstuff as it is about holding public officers and persons in positions of authority accountable. Superstition is the common thread. And that’s a commodity that’s never in short supply around here, even…
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Opinion

A Growing Global Concern: Instant Noodles or Instant Chemicals?!, By Akin Adeoya

The big question, at this point, is, do makers of these products understand these risks and how does their understanding affect the way the products are being positioned? Many instant noodles in Nigeria, for example, are positioned as full meal replacements. In view of the evidence above, that is most…
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Opinion

Naira Afloat: Right-Valuing Our Lifestyles, By Emrys Ijaola

There is no strong naira without a strong economy. There is no strong economy without a strong-willed people and government. There is no prosperous nation anywhere in the world, but only a nation of prosperous people. The new forex regime gives us the opportunity to make this happen and turn…
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Opinion

Business In Africa And The Africapitalism Way – A Reply To The Economist, By Kenneth Amaeshi

Africa is rising. And as it rises, its business environment will become more sophisticated. The recent corporate fines in the Nigerian market, if sustained, are rather symbolic. As the biggest economy in Africa, it signals to the world that Africa is ready and open for responsible business. The era of…
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Time to End the Bad Blood Between the Yorubas and Ndigbo, By Femi Aribisala

The hatred between the Yoruba and Ndigbo has gone on for far too long. Let there be love shared among us! The Yorubas and the Igbos, two of the most resourceful, engaging and outgoing ethnic groups in Nigeria, are becoming implacable enemies. Increasingly, they seem to hate one another with…
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Opinion

Tackling the Civil Service as Engine Room of Nigerian Corruption, By Monday Ubani

Much has been written and massive exposures made of the corruption of the political class but not much has been written, exposed or known of the corruption in the civil service, perpetrated by the civil servants, both at the State and Federal levels. It has a more devastating effect and…
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