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NSCDC destroys fake products worth N8 million in Kano

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) command in Kano State has destroyed fake electric cables and counterfeit products worth N8 million.

SON docks businessman for engine oil adulteration, logo forgery

Justice Maureen Onyetenu of the Federal High Court in Lagos Tuesday remanded a businessman, Chidi Nwanyanwu, in police custody for allegedly adulterating engine oil and inscribing forged Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) logos on the product.
Professor Moji Adeyeye, NAFDAC boss

NAFDAC: Influx of psychotropic drugs fuelling terrorism, insecurity

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has linked the current challenge of internal security within the country to uncontrolled influx and use of psychotropic medicines such as Tramadol and other chemicals.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Ex-President Obasanjo: Type of restructuring Nigeria needs

Speaking on the clamour for restructuring, the former military Head of State between 1976 and 1979, said his understanding and recommendation of and on the subject centred around devolution of power, responsibility and resources.

SON impounds two containers of used tyres

The products, according to SON in a statement was seized while they were being off-loaded into a warehouse at the Ikoku Motor Spare Parts Market in Port Harcourt and was sequel to an alert provided by a patriotic Nigerian to officials of the SON who moved to the site with the support of security agents.

SON: We have initiated more measures to tackle importation of substandard products into Nigeria

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) said it has devised more efficient measures against importation of substandard products to protect local manufacturers in the country.

SON renews partnership with Police to increase enforcement activities

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) says that the renewed partnership with the Nigerian Police will help to increase its level of enforcement activities in the country.
Managing Director, NEMSA, Peter Ewesor.

NEMSA obtains certification to enforce power sector safety

The Nigerian Electricity Management Service Agency on Wednesday obtained a certification from the Standard Organisation of Nigeria that further empowers NEMSA to enforce safety standards and recommendations in the power sector.

SON warns against circulation of expired products

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) in Adamawa has warned traders against sales of expired products due to its health implications.

Senate queries DPR over N44 billion remittance

Officials of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) were on Friday queried by the Senate on Friday for remitting only N44.5 billion into the Consolidated Revenue Fund in 2019 out of N2.4 trillion generated.

Chinese responsible for direct importation of fake products to Nigeria – ex-IMAE chief

Former Chairman of International Market Association (Electronics) Alaba, IMAE, Leonard Okafor, has said that most of the fake products being imported into the country presently were being shipped in by Chinese.

NSCDC arrests 1,314 suspects for crime in Edo

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Edo Command says it arrested no fewer than 1,314 suspects for various crimes in 2019.
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.

Why federal government plans to ban consumer ownership of gas cylinders – official

The Federal Government’s plan to ban consumer ownership of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders is aimed at enhancing safety and deepening cooking gas penetration in the country, an official said on Tuesday.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, on Tuesday said the Federal Government had been able to recover 25 sites from 2007 that the programme started.

Federal government to ban importation of steel products – minister

Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, has said that the Federal Government will stop importation of steel products into the county to the is to encourage local investors in the sector.

Federal government restates commitment to better trade relations with Poland

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Adeniyi Adebayo, has reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to strengthen relationship between Nigeria and Poland in terms of trade, commerce and industrialisation.

Nigeria loses 300,000 jobs to smuggling, others – experts

Nigeria is said to have lost over 300,000 jobs and one million steel to smuggling, importation of substandard products, conspiracy and connivance among relevant agencies according to a group of experts, Social Integrity Network (SINE).

SON confiscates substandard cables worth N5 million in Kwara

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), said it had confiscated substandard cables worth more than five million naira during a raid of markets in Ilorin.

SON shuts down 10 illegal engine oil depots in Kano

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has shut down no fewer than 10 illegal engine oil depots in Kano for engaging in the sale of adulterated products.

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 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.
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.

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EFCC hands over recovered N67.5 million to victim in Enugu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has restituted the sum of N67,523,000 to one Mr. Emmanuel Onyekachukwu Onah, a trader based in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Governor Wike: Nobody can undermine Rivers in quest for Nigeria’s presidency

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that anybody jostling to be president of Nigeria would also need to secure votes in Rivers to combine with either Kano or Lagos to emerge victorious.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Governor Bello: Many PDP governors will join APC soon

Kogi State Governor and Chairman of Contact and Mobilisation Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello, has said more governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political bigwigs would soon join the party.

RCCG apologises to minister over Osun road project

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), on Thursday, dismissed alleged payment of N151million to a firm for a road rehabilitated by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Osun State.
Over 9000 candidates are jostling for 4000 admission slots in Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano (YUMSUK) for the 2020-2021 academic session.

NUC approves Kano university’s postgraduate school

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of a Postgraduate School and the commencement of 34 postgraduate programmes in Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano.

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Borno Speaker, his Deputy, Hon Abdullahi Askira and officials of SEMA during flagging of distribution of 10,000 bags of rice donated to IDPs in Borno by Lagos Speaker, Rt Hon Mudasiru Obasa at Bakassi Camp in Maiduguri on Thursday

Ramadan: Borno assembly hails Lagos speaker for donating 10,000 bags of rice to IDPs

Borno State House of Assembly led by the Speaker, Rt Hon Abdulkarim Lawan, and thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) taking refuge at various camps have on Thursday commended Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Mudasiru Obasa for donating and transporting 10,000 bags 15kg rice to be distributed to all IDPs across the state.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate summons NICON, AIICO, others over N17 billion pension fund

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts yesterday summoned NICON Insurance Plc, AIICO Insurance and other insurance companies over their reported failure to remit N17.4 billion Pension Fund to Pension Transactional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD).
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Kano: Police arrest 154 suspects for armed robbery, others

The Police Command in Kano State says it arrested 154 suspects for armed robbery and other crimes in the last three months.

Gunmen abduct Catholic priest in Imo

Newsmen gathered that the priest, Rev. Prof. Izu Marcell Onyeocha, was abducted around 7:00 am at Ihube Community in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State along Enugu-Port Harcourt Express Road.
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

Speaker: House to resolve parliamentary staff pending issues soon

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has assured that the pending issues raised by the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, National Assembly chapter, will soon be resolved.