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Federal government urged to increase tariff to discourage paint importation

The Federal Government has been urged to discourage activities that could lead to the importation of paints in the country by increasing tariff on anything that has to do with paint importation.

SON builds capacity for mirror technical committee members

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), has commenced capacity development trainings for 43 members of the National Mirror and Technical Committees on Governance of Organisations and the Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standards.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the average cost of refilling a five kilogramme (kg) cylinder of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) increased to N2,05.14 in August from N2,01.45 recorded in July.

Fake cylinders: LPG advocate warns ‘bomb-like’ explosions may hit Nigerian homes

Worried by the continued influx of fake and sub-standard Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders into Nigeria, a cooking gas advocate has warned that Nigerian homes may start experiencing `bomb-like’ explosions in their kitchens soon, caused by fake cylinders.

SON seizes substandard LPG cylinders

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has seized a 40 feet container stocked with substandard LPG cylinders worth over N38 million.

Group urges federal government to probe Son, Customs over influx of smuggled goods

A group under the auspices of Social Integrity Network, (SIN) has staged a peaceful protest in Kaduna, asking the Federal Government to urgently probe the Standard Organization of Nigeria, (SON) and Nigeria Customs Service over influx of smuggled and substandard goods into Nigeria.

DPR, LPG retailers clash over clampdown on cooking gas plants, outlets

The Federal Government’s target to deepen the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), popularly called cooking gas suffered a huge setback recently with the recent clampdown on cooking gas plants and other unapproved outlets by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) over safety concerns.

ICMC: Only dialogue can solve farmers-herdsmen clashes

The Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC Nigeria) has said that the only solution to the farmers and Fulani herdsmen clashes in some communities in Nigeria is dialogue and alternative dispute resolution.

SON to destroy N38 million substandard roofing sheets

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria is set to destroy N38m worth of substandard roofing sheets found in a Lagos warehouse.

N200 million-worth of substandard roofing sheets seized in Uyo

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) said it has seized substandard aluminium roofing sheets worth over N200 million from three aluminium companies in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

Stakeholders advised to leverage on Son lab to be competitive

Stakeholders in the manufacturing and import businesses have been charged by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to leverage on the agency’s accredited laboratories to be competitive, while also boosting consumer confidence in locally made products.

Son impounds adulterated sugar, milk worth N14 million in Kano

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has impounded various adulterated items, such as sugar, milk and fertiliser worth over N14 million in markets in the ancient city of Kano.

SON seizes N200 million worth of ‘fake’ roofing sheets in Uyo

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) says it has seized substandard aluminum sheets worth over N200 million from various aluminum companies in Uyo.
Mansur Ahmed .. MAN president

MAN: Standard organisation is inefficient

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has advised the federal government to re-examine the mandate of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON).

Central bank summons currency dealers, others on development in forex market

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has summoned all authorised currency dealers for a meeting to discuss development in the foreign exchange market.

Lagos Chamber expresses worry over SON’s interception of containers on highways

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has expressed concern over reports of interception of containers on the highways by the officials of Standards Organisation of Nigeria.
A pregnant woman, the proprietor of the nursery-Primary school and 19 others, including no fewer than 12 pupils died in the collapsed building at Massey Street, Itafaji on Lagos Island on Wednesday, witnesses and hospital sources said.

Official: Buildings collapse claim 3,235 people in 12 years

No fewer than 3,235 people died, 252 buildings collapsed and resources worth N3.5 billion lost between 2007 to 2018 as a result of building collapse in the country.

SON confiscates fake products worth N300 billion

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) said on Wednesday that it confiscated fake and substandard products worth more than N300 billion across the country within the past few months.

Used tyres: SON intensifies surveillance in Adamawa

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) is intensifying its surveillance across markets in Adamawa, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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