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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC warns consumers in Borno to be wary of unregistered hand sanitisers

The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), on Saturday warned consumers in Borno to avoid unregistered hand sanitisers which might contain substances that could be toxic and harmful.
Uber has confirmed that it’s buying on-demand delivery company Postmates in an all-stock deal valued at $2.65 billion.

Uber confirms $2.7 billion Postmates acquisition

Uber has confirmed that it’s buying on-demand delivery company Postmates in an all-stock deal valued at $2.65 billion. The announcement comes after a week of speculation which culminated in Bloomberg reporting earlier today that the deal was done, though neither company has responded to the claims until now.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Electricity consumers hail National Assembly over suspension of planned implementation of tariff hike

Electricity consumers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have commended the National Assembly for their intervention which led to suspension of the planned implementation of electricity tariff hike by the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos).
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

Tariff hike: Electricity consumer group says National Assembly intervention timely

A group, All Electricity Consumers Protection Forum, on Thursday commended the National Assembly for playing a pivotal role in halting the increment in tariffs by the electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos).
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Facebook frustrates advertisers as boycott over hate speech kicks off

Advertisements for more than 400 brands, including Coca-Cola and Starbucks, are due to vanish from Facebook on Wednesday, after the failure of last-ditch talks to stop a boycott over hate speech on the site.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja met with Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, over the proposed increase in electricity tariff.

VP Osinbajo, National Assembly leadership confer on planned hike on electricity tariff

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, met with Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, over the proposed increase in electricity tariff.
The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) is set to commence a comprehensive audit and survey of downstream oil and gas logistic facilities, with a view to identifying the infrastructure gap in the sector

PPPRA: Why we still provide ‘guiding price’ for petrol despite ‘deregulation’

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) says it is no longer fixing the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol for marketers.
Mr Babatunde Irukera, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi, says that he is contesting in the Kogi governorship election to fulfil his vision for the development of the state.

FCCPC moves to curb price gouging

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) says it has commenced investigation into price gouging with a view to protect and ensure that consumers are not shortchanged.
Mr Babatunde Irukera, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi, says that he is contesting in the Kogi governorship election to fulfil his vision for the development of the state.

FCCPC: Regulatory agencies synegy will guarantee robust consumer protection

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) says the collaboration of all regulatory agencies will guarantee a vibrant consumer protection activities in the country.

Lamentation as consumers decry ‘huge’ electricity bill

For two consecutive months, electricity consumers in Lagos have been lamenting over high electricity bills which they described as outrageous.
Logitech announced today that it plans to put labels communicating the carbon impact of products on all product packaging and on its website.

Logitech to display carbon impact labels on product packaging, online

Logitech announced today that it plans to put labels communicating the carbon impact of products on all product packaging and on its website. The company says it expects labels will appear first on its gaming products later this year.

South African tobacco firms, associations seek court action over cigarette sales ban

A raft of South African tobacco companies, activists and associations are seeking legal action over the ban on cigarette sales during the country’s coronavirus lockdown.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, has appealed to its customers to go through the proper channel and avoid fraudulent activities in meter collection.

Consumers: Electricity tariff hike during pandemic bad timing

Some consumers in Lagos on Thursday decried the hike in electricity billings which had been proposed to take-off on June 1.
FILE PHOTO- A worker arranges harvested coffee cherries inside a tractor in a plantation in the town of Sao Joao da Boa Vista in Sao Paulo state, Brazil, June 6, 2019. Picture taken June 6, 2019. REUTERS-Amanda Perobelli

Coronavirus delays coffee growers from harvest

South American coffee growers may delay harvest this year and limit the number of workers they employ as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, threatening to reduce this year’s crop of export-quality beans.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, has appealed to its customers to go through the proper channel and avoid fraudulent activities in meter collection.

Official: Abuja Disco to discontinue service to debtors

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) says it will, from May 12, no longer be in a position to serve all those who are indebted to it.
Sam Ohuabunwa

PSN demands investment in research, strong healthcare system to tackle coronavirus, pandemics

To mark the World Malaria Day, experts have reiterated the need for Nigeria to develop stronger and robust healthcare systems which can withstand pressure in the face of any pandemic such as COVID-19 through improved budget and invest­ment in infrastructure, espe­cially health research.
There is apprehension among fish consumers in Rivers State following the massive death of fishes on the shores of Bonny Island and Andoni Oceans in Rivers State which are being consumed and sold to unsuspecting consumers.

Dead fishes found on shores of Rivers

There is apprehension among fish consumers in Rivers State following the massive death of fishes on the shores of Bonny Island and Andoni Oceans in Rivers State which are being consumed and sold to unsuspecting consumers.
This was following an outrage on Twitter last week after calls for the arrest of Dr Anu of Med Contour following a botched surgery on a Twitter influencer known as Omohtee.

Nigerian government shuts down Med Contour over ‘failed surgery’

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) today sealed the Lagos office of Med Contours in furtherance of an open investigation into complaints and dissatisfaction with respect to certain elective/cosmetic surgical procedures carried out by the firm.

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UN: Three billion people lack basic hand washing facilities at home

A new report has shown that 3 billion people worldwide lack basic hand washing facilities at home, which is one of the most effective methods for COVID-19 prevention.
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has banned movement between local governments in the State, whilst also relaxing the State lockdown for three days to enable citizens to restock their houses.

Governor Lalong: I will return total peace to Plateau before leaving office

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has promised to ensure that total peace returns to the state before his tenure expires in 2023.
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Nigerian government releases guidelines for schools’ resumption

The Federal Government has released guidelines ahead of the planned resumption of schools at every level in the country but failed to disclose the dates.
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Nigerian government arraigns 10 ‘pirates’ over hijacked fishing vessel

Ten alleged pirates who hijacked a fishing vessel, named FV Hai Lu Feng II, belonging to Haina Fishing Company, were on Monday arraigned by the Federal Government.
Manchester City has won the battle to host the reverse fixture of the round of 16 against Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium after facing some uncertainty to play the match in England.

Former Super Eagles coach congratulates Manchester City after CAS overturned European ban

Former Super Eagles head coach Sunday Oliseh is happy with the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to overturn the two-year Champions League ban handed down to Manchester City by UEFA.