Opinion

Herbal Drugs: Bridging the Gap Between Tradition and Academia, By Kayode Ojewale

With the guiding regulatory and research support from NAFDAC and NIPRD, herbal medicine practitioners and manufacturers are well positioned to champion the coming together of tradition and academia in Nigeria for the delivery of scientific herbal medicare alternatives. Nature itself is the best physician – Hippocrates (460 - 370 BC)…
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Columns

The Return of Krest and Tuketuke, By Louis Odion

...proclamation” is also euphemistic of “Tuketuke” politics rebranded, with some of the partisans obviously chaffing under the yoke of disrupted “stomach infrastructure” and the rupture of juice pipelines, now preferring to dance naked and barefoot at the communal square, not ashamed to flaunt necklaces made of a glutton’s teeth. After…
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Opinion

A Deadly Feud Between Two Federal Agencies, By Kayode Ojewale

It is therefore hightime the ministries supervising these agencies stopped the needless media war between NAFDAC and NAQS over the use or ban of methyl bromide as fumigant. Since human health is involved, the argument over whose purview it is to announce the ban of such poisonous pesticide is unacceptable.…
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Opinion

The Dangers of Using Sniper Insecticide Indoors, By Kayode Ojewale

to the fore the dangerous effects of the uncontrolled use and unregulated availability of Sniper in the society at large. The big challenge of easy accessibility of Sniper is the reason that you find it almost everywhere – in the markets, on the streets and by the roadsides. Fumigation is…
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Opinion

How Rotten Tomatoes Cause Cancer, By Kayode Ojewale

“once tomatoes become rotten, they will have microorganisms, mostly fungi, and fungi in rotten tomatoes produce mycotoxins which are deadly and induce cancer, and cause immune deficiency in man and animals. Mycotoxins are deadly and can cause all sorts of poisoning in the body. Some research suggested that mycotoxins could…
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Opinion

Nigeria: A Country of Zero Consequence For Misdeed, By Umar Yakubu

...not a single public official has been sacked or has gone to jail for scandals at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), and the Federal Ministry of Finance, despite several reports factually stating that billions of dollars went missing in…
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