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Foreign rice in Nigeria smuggled, some poisonous – agric ministry

The Federal Government on Thursday declared that all foreign brands of rice in the country at the moment were smuggled, adding that some of them were poisonous.

CPC moves against banks over rip-off charges

The CPC which said it was about time banking fees were regulated, warned that that banks have for long crossed the red line and the impunity must stop.

CPC seeks to enforce patients’ rights in Nigerian hospitals

The Director General of the Consumer Protection Council, Babatunde Irukera, has said the agency has concluded plans to introduce a ‘Patient’s Bill of Rights,’ in Nigerian hospitals to govern the relationship between health practitioners and their patients.

NCC seeks partnership on toll-free 622 line

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is seeking the partnership of consumers advocacy groups to increase consumers’ awareness of its 622 toll free line.

Internet bank fraudsters now in recession, will never recover – CBN

Internet fraudsters in the banking sector who have deprived unsuspecting bank customers of billions of their hard-earn money over the years are now in recession and would never recover again because the Central Bank of Nigeria will continue to strengthen the fight against e-fraud in Nigeria.

Made-in-Nigeria cables are world class – SON chief

The Director General/CEO of Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Mr. Aboloma A. Osita, has said that some made in Nigerian products are world best and that Nigerians should not be afraid of her products and services.

CPC boss Babatunde Irukera urges business owners to ensure consumer protection, satisfaction

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has urged business owners to prioritise consumer protection as the pre-eminent factor in protecting brand, businesses, building confidence and corporate growth.

President Buhari’s appointees from all zones of Nigeria – Presidency

The Presidency has described as `divisive, mischievous and misleading a newspaper article, titled, “81 of Buhari’s 100 appointees are Northerners’’.

Senate to dust-up Stephen Oronsaye report on agencies

Senate is to dust-up Mr. Stephen Oronsaye’s report of Presidential Committee on Rationalisation and Restructuring of Federal Government parastatals, commissions and agencies.

We deserve better services – Bank customers tell central bank

Bank customers in the country have called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to ensure commercial banks live up to their mandate of satisfying customers.

Fed govt constitutes committee on use of acid in foods

The Federal Government has set up a national technical committee to examine recent court judgment on the rejection of some soft drinks exported from Nigeria to the United Kingdom.

We were not involved in N17m judgment against Coca-Cola – CPC

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has clarified that it did not participate in the case in which its Director General, Babatunde Irukera, secured a N17million Supreme Court judgment against Coca Cola Nigeria as a private legal practitioner.

How Obasanjo, Yar Adua, Jonathan squandered over N11trn for electricity – SERAP

A new report by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has revealed how over N11 trillion meant to provide regular electricity supply was allegedly squandered under the governments of former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan.

Minister tasks telecos on drop calls, call masking

Mr. Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications, on Friday charged telecom operators and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to stop call masking and investigate its origin.

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Debt Management Office (DMO) on Friday said Federal Government’s maiden N10.69 billion Green Bond, when concluded, would be listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

President Buhari cautions AU Chairperson against evacuation of foreigners into Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari says it is important to always authenticate the origin of people abroad in distress before evacuating them to Nigeria, saying “not every black man is a Nigerian.”

Donald Trump criticizes FBI, says no pardon for Michael Flynn ‘yet’

US President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at the FBI inquiry into possible collusion between Moscow and his campaign, and refused to rule out pardoning former aide Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying about his contacts with Russia.

Anambra Central: PDP, APGA differ on Senator Obiora Okonkwo’s court victory

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra has welcomed the Federal High Court judgment which declared Dr Obiora Okonkwo winner of the Anambra Central Senatorial District seat.

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Kidnapped Senator Ayo Arise regains freedom

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Taekwondo Open: Sadiq Abdulrahman wins men’s heavyweight gold

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2019: I can’t be President Buhari’s running mate – Senator Tinubu

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Ahmed Tinubu, has said there is no truth in the speculation that he may emerge as President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate for the 2019 presidential election.