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On May 1st, Jolayemi Babajide posted the following on Social Media. "Earlier today, I went with my brother Ahmed Yusuf to buy some stuffs for our breakfast, we decided to buy 5 Alive on our way home.At first, he poured it inside mugs, we tasted it and noticed that the taste was bad, we went further by pouring it inside a wide plate and this was what we found.I don't know any Consumers' agency to report this to but I've posted it on Twitter and it's trending already, people should beware of these packaged drinks." 5 Alive is a product of Minute Maid, a brand of the Coca Cola company. In Nigeria, it was launched in 2003 and is produced by Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC). A situation like this one can embarrass the Coca Cola and NBC, smear their brand, discourage investors, attract scrutinizing attention of relevant quality control Government agencies, drive away loyal costumers, and crash their stocks. This is a real PR crises on

Stray Bullets Bursting Into Homes: What’s Going On?

There was an idiom; “The safety of your home” to suggest that the home was meant to be safe. Not anymore. Build beside an expressway and a fuel truck might skid off nearby; build in the middle of nowhere and stray bullets might rain in through your roof.   And there are several of these incidences. So, who’s shooting these bullets? What’s going on and how do we secure ourselves? The first I heard of stray bullet in a home was in 2014, listening to my friend Amaka Dehniece’s testimony. On an evening, she’d felt a sudden inward nudge to take her from one room to her bedroom. Shortly after moving the kid, there was a loud bang. A bullet had penetrated their roof and smashed into the very spot the boy laid in few moments earlier. I became more concerned when recently a distant friend Abas Brave posted his own experience on my Facebook timeline. A bullet had dropped into his family home. It landed on a busy part of the house, luckily, when nobody happened to pass that way. P