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BUILDING A RESILIENT ECONOMY BY PROMOTING MADE IN NIGERIA PRODUCTS AFRICA’S INDIGENOUS STIMULANTS & THEIR USEFULNESS: By: Tunde Adeniran

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‘’Nigeria can earn a whopping $1 billion annually from herbal products; According to the Report, “countries like South Africa, Kenya and Ghana’ that have developed their herbs, health food and natural products earn a whopping $3 million daily from the sector”. – Thisday Newspaper. (2013) We shall open this publication with an assertion by late communications expert, Prof. Alfred Opubor perhaps it would make all of us wake up. “Africa has been the victim of other peoples’ information domination. ‘’Historically, Africa’s image in the world has been largely managed by non-African interests and institutions. ‘’Those who had the means to create powerful channels to disseminate information widely, had pre-empted the definition of what was good, what was right, what was important, and what was civilized. In general, even the achievements in science, in art and culture that were African in origin or inspiration, were often attributed to others, because their provenance was obscured in Africa’s inability to proclaim its stake. ‘’Through literature, visual arts, the mass media, and popular culture, the agenda of world discourse has been hijacked by other cultures and peoples for a long time.’’   Today, TERRIFIC HEADLINES continues its series on PROMOTING NIGERIA MADE PRODUCTS under the caption: INVESTMENT AND MARKET OPPORTUNITIES IN AFRICA’S INDIGENOUS STIMULANTS as part of our contributions to the growth of local industries and initiatives. Stimulants are substances that increase central nervous system activities in the human body. Most of these stimulants contain chemicals of the methylxanthine group. They increase alertness, heart rates and energy levels in man. Stimulants are also widely used because they produce a sense of euphoria that most people crave for. It comes in the form of a lecture delivered by a patriotic Nigeria, Prof. Tunde Adeniran who has served the nation in several capacities. The focus this week is on BITTER KOLA, COFFEE, MORINGA OLIFERA,  & GINGSENG. Our guide is Prof. Tunde Adeniran,  a patriot and erudite scholar who has served Nigeria in several capacities and who, during his tenure as Nigeria’s ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany was hyper-active and recorded highly remarkable achievements in generating Foreign Direct Investment into Nigeria. Prof. Adeniran was particularly an investment enthusiast who engaged in the external marketing of Nigerian products. This should be more so, in view of decades of enlightenment that had removed ritualistic misconceptions and ignorance regarding nature, immediate usefulness and potential value of specific agricultural produce. His…

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