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Fake drugs: House of Reps directs agencies to reactivate mobile authentication service

The House of Representatives has directed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Consumer Protection Council (CPC) and the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to ensure that the Mobile Authentication Service (MAS) is reactivated and applied to all drugs purchased in the country.

CPC boss urges youths to refrain from cyber crimes

Babatunde Irukera, Director-General of the Consumer Protection Council, on Saturday urged the Nigerian youth to deploy their creative energy to productive ventures and refrain from cyber-crimes.
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Skye Bank empowering customers through ‘Reach for the Skye Millionaire’ reward promo


The Adetokunbo Abiru led Skye Bank a couple of days ago in the news for a good reason- empowering millionaires. Skye Bank through its ‘Reach for the Skye Millionaire’ reward promo produced another millionaire in Port Harcourt Rivers State.


CPC apprehends eight persons, confiscates over 1000 bags of rice in Akwa Ibom

The Director General of the Consumer Protection Council, Babatunde Irukera, says the council has apprehended eight persons for allegedly dealing in substandard rice in Akwa Ibom.

Power woes hit Nigeria’s football fans

Football-loving Nigerians had more than one reason to groan about the country's opening World Cup game: not only did they lose 2-0, many weren't even able to see the whole match.

Minister: Nigerians consume 20 billion sticks of cigarette annually

Over 20 billion sticks of cigarettes are consumed annually in Nigeria, the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has said.

Minister asks police to arrest defaulters of Shisha ban

The minister of health, Isaac Adewole, says the police should arrest defaulters of the ban on tobacco products including Shisha.

Nigeria jacks up taxes on cigarette, alcohol

The new excise duty for alcoholic beverages and cigarette earlier approved by President Muhammadu Buhari will take effect from today, finance minister, Kemi Adeosun said.

Nigeria’s new tax on tobacco, alcoholic drinks kicks off Monday

The new excise duty for alcoholic beverages and tobacco earlier approved by President Muhammadu Buhari will take effect from Monday, June 4, says the federal government.

SON calls on e-Commerce stakeholders to adhere to standards

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) says there is the need for stakeholders in the e-Commerce space to adhere strictly to standards to grow the sector.

CPC welcomes Lagos’ Small Claims Court initiative

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has welcomed the Lagos State initiative of designating Small Claims Court within its judicial jurisdictions.

Senate summons MTN, Airtel, others over unsolicited adverts to subscribers

The Senate yesterday directed the four leading Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) operators in the country; the MTN, Airtel, Globacom, and 9Mobile to appear before its Committee on Communications in the bid to check intrusive and unsolicited adverts from them to their numerous customers.

CPC commends OAU over sexual harassment case

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has commended prompt actions by the management of Obafeme Awolowo University (OAU) in the alleged sexual harassment of one of its female students.

Enugu government urged to emulate Anambra anti-smoking law

Enugu State, and indeed all South-East States, have been urged to emulate Anambra State whose House of Assembly is considering a bill to regulate smoking in public places, which, if passed into law, would curtail indiscriminate smoking of any kind in open places.

Incidents: NCAA intensifies surveillance on airlines

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Wednesday said it has intensified surveillance on all the operating airlines following minor and major incidents that occurred recently in the sector.

Social media forces CPC to probe Blue Band

Following a viral video that patrayed Blue Band as unsafe, the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) says it has opened an inquiry into aspects of Blue Band products.

CPC not overlapping on activities of aviation industry

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has stated categorically that it is not usurping the functions of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) with its protection of air travellers in the country.

CPC: Aviation sector complaints third highest

The Director General of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Babatunde Irukera, on Sunday said that the council received the third highest number of complaints in 2017 from the Aviation Sector.

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