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30 Mar 2022
Sugar plays an important role in the production of pharmaceuticals, soft drinks, confectionery, food and beverages, among others. Globally, the sugar industry remains
7 Jan 2022
A group, Yoruba Youth Socio-cultural Association (YYSA) Worldwide, yesterday, condemned the Federal Government’s imposition of N10 per litre excise duty on all non-alcoholic, carbonated and sweetened beverages.
29 Nov 2021
“This food is tasteless. There is no salt in this soup. How can you cook without salt? Please come and take away this food,” Mr. Obiwenite Okongwu blurted out to his wife Chizoba.
19 Nov 2019
The police on Tuesday arraigned two minors and a 22-year-old man, Muhammad Mustapha at the Karu Grade I Area Court, Abuja for allegedly stealing soft drinks worth N48,000. The police charged the defendants with three counts of joint acts, criminal trespass and theft. They, however, denied committing the offence. The Prosecution Counsel, Vincent Osuji, told…
17 Oct 2019
The Federal Government is considering introducing excise duties on carbonated drinks, according to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed.
Alcohol vs Soft drinks
13 Sep 2019
It is next to impossible to avoid a good beverage especially during social interactions hence why it is necessary to make healthy choices in deciding which beverage to take. There is a long-standing debate on the merits of various beverages, including soft drinks and alcohol. Which one is the healthier choice? Continuing reading on the details…
13 Sep 2019
A new study looking at hundreds of thousands of individuals has linked higher consumption of soft drinks with greater risk of premature death. The researchers saw that the association held for both artificially and sugar sweetened drinks.
6 Aug 2019
Romania announced Tuesday plans to levy a tax on sugary soft drinks to combat obesity, following the lead of other European countries such as France.
20 May 2019
Consuming fruit juices is just as bad for your health and likely to lead to an early death as drinking cola or lemonade, research suggests. A new study found an increased risk of dying early from any cause for people who consumed a lot of sugary drinks. United States (US) researchers compared, for the first…
19 May 2019
Saudi Arabia has imposed a special tax on electronic cigarettes and sugary drinks, extending similar taxes introduced in 2017 as it seeks to reduce a budget deficit caused by low oil prices.
7 Mar 2019
Several reports have labeled soft drinks as extremely harmful to your health and a lot of people are already aware of the dangers.
23 Mar 2017
As we all know, on account of the loopholes and laxity on the part of some of the regulators, a number of multinationals in Nigeria tend to get away with a lot they would not even dare dream of in other places.


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