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Former VC sues Nigerian Breweries over deception claims

A former Vice-Chancellor at the Benson Idahosa University (BIU), Prof. Ernest Izevbigie, has filed a lawsuit against Nigerian Breweries plc at a High Court in Benin City for alleged deception.

Mr Izevbigie, a professor of Biochemistry, has accused the company of allegedly inscribing misleading information, “low sugar,” on the can of one of its non-alcoholic beverages, Amstel Malta.

Izevbigie alleged in his suit that a laboratory test result revealed that the product contained more sugar than the company claimed in the inscription on the brand.

University Don pokes holes in FG’s Fanta, Sprite safety claims

The Vice-Chancellor of the Benson Idahosa University, Edo State, Prof. Ernest Izevbigie, has challenged the Federal Ministry of Health claims that Fanta and Sprite, both products of the Nigerian Bottling Company (“NBC”) are safe for human consumption.

Prof. Izevbigie, who spoke at a media parley in Benin City, said that the Health Ministry’s claims did not fully address the safety raised by the court ruling.

A Lagos high Court had instructed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to compel the NBC to insert a written warning on its products that Fanta and Sprite could not be consumed with Vitamin C.