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NAFDAC’S blanket approval for supermarket imports

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) woke up to its responsibility to ensure the wholesomeness and integrity of what we consume about six years ago. Over the years, the Agency carried the battle to the nooks and crannies of this country to apprehend the manufacturers as well as the distributors of fake and substandard foods, beverages, drugs and cosmetics. In the process, factories were shut down; local as well as imported unregistered products were seized from markets all over the country and publicly set ablaze.

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Sanusi: Manufacturers Table their Demands

The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture and the Manufacturing Association of Nigeria would want the newly appointed governor of the apex bank to address the problem of high exchange rate, high inflation and astronomically high interest rate in order to save the real sector from total collapse, Babajide Komolafe writes.

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The NCC Challenge

Colin Powell, who was to become President George W. Bush’s first Secretary of State, was such a successful Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that anytime the American public is asked to name those before him or even his successors, it fails to do so in most cases. But everyone remembers General Powel as someone who once commanded the world’s mightiest military force, with some even thinking that he is in office to this day.

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We are Creating more Poverty

In this interview conducted by Naomi Uzor, the President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, Chief Solomon Onafowankan, believes the way things are in the country at the moment, the leaders may just be creating more poverty instead of taking people out of it. Excerpts

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Industrialists Call for more Specialised Banks

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been urged to increase the number of specialised banks in the country.Officials of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) and the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) told NAN in separate interviews on Thursday in Lagos that the increase would enable the real sector to have more access to credits.

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