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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.
Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has debunked rumours stating he has resigned his position as the nation’s vice president.

MSMEs: Federal government extends 50% discount on business registration by three months

The Federal Government on Monday extended by three months the 50 per cent discount it offered operators of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to register their company names.
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.

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.
Maximiliano Mendez-Parra

UK seeks improved relations in trade, investment with Nigeria

The United Kingdom (UK) has expressed its desire for improved growth in trade and investment relations with Nigeria, as a research delegation of the International Economic Development Group (ODI) is conducting a diagnostic study on the state of trade and investment between Nigeria and the UK.
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Alaba traders move against substandard goods

The Alaba International Market Association has embarked on a raid to rid the market of substandard electronic products.

SON chief urges farmers, processors to embrace innovation

Osita Aboloma, the Director General of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), has urged farmers and processors of sorghum to embrace constant innovations provided in the standardisation process, in order to earn premium on the commercialisation of high quality sorghum products.

Labour Party promises rebirth of Benue

Governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Benue State, Dr. Paul Angya, has promised to ensure infrastructural transformation in Benue State if elected as governor in 2019.

Institute tasks federal government on policies to boost national development

The Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria, IPAN, recently called on the Federal government to develop policies and regulations that would drive national development.

BUA plans reduction in cement prices across Nigeria

The Management of BUA Cement has said the firm is working towards reducing the price of its product (BUA cement) across the country.

House of Reps to probe importation of alleged human flesh in Chinese drugs

The House of Representatives on Wednesday resolved to probe the red alert on alleged human flesh found in Chinese drugs imported into the country.

Institute: 2020 deadline on gas flaring unrealistic

The Institute of Oil and Gas Research and Hydrocarbon Studies (IOGRHS) yesterday said the 2020 deadline to end gas flaring recently projected by the Federal government was not realisable.

SON confirms human flesh in Chinese drugs

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has confirmed the receipt of a letter sent on Chinese Drugs reported to be made from human flesh.

SON urged to get rid of substandard clippers

A call has gone to the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to get rid of fake and substandard clippers because of their negative economic and health implications.

Website for consumer, producer rights’ protection launched

An independent online website has been formally launched in Lagos for protection of the rights of consumers and producers.

SON seals 26 shops stocking substandard tyres, sugar, electric cables

No fewer than 26 shops found stocking items suspected to be substandard were on Wednesday sealed in Zaria, Kaduna State by enforcement teams of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria drafted from its Kaduna head office.

SON begins nationwide evacuation of unfortified food products

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has commenced a nationwide evacuation of unfortified food products in the country.
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SON gives Dangote Cement new quality certification

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has certified Dangote Cement as having passed the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP), a development the agency said made the company stand among its competitors in the industry.

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.

SON impounds suspected substandard spray paint

The Standard Organisations of Nigeria (SON) says it has impounded 1,223 cartons of “EmmaScale” paint for non-compliance to quality standards.

NIPC: Nigeria’s online investors’ guide for launch Thursday

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) will on Thursday formally launch the country’s online investors’ guide.

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INEC: Online voter registration doesn’t automatically imply electronic transmission of results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said its decision to embark on an online registration of voters next month does not guarantee an automatic transmission of election results.

PEAC: Nigeria lost $10.3 billion to armed insurgency in 2020

The activities of banditry, Boko Haram insurgency, farmers-herdsmen conflict, separatist agitation and organised violent groups, among others, cost the federation a whopping sum of $10.3 billion in 2020, the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) has disclosed.
North Korea have pulled out of next month’s qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Asian Football Confederation said Sunday.

Qatar 2022: North Korea pull out of World Cup qualifiers

North Korea have pulled out of next month’s qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Asian Football Confederation said Sunday.
Nigerian singer Peter Okoye of the defunct music group, Psquare, has congratulated Chelsea despite their 1-0 loss to Leicester City in the Final of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Peter Okoye: I’m proud of Chelsea despite losing FA Cup to Leicester City

Nigerian singer Peter Okoye of the defunct music group, Psquare, has congratulated Chelsea despite their 1-0 loss to Leicester City in the Final of the FA Cup on Saturday.
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Official: Lagos government’s investment in education paying off

The Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, has said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s investment in the education sector has begun to yield positive result.

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Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), has said that the current push to conduct drug test on politicians, workers and students is to be able to urgently provide help for those who need treatment and rehabilitation, in addition to serving as deterrence.

NDLEA merges SWAT teams, reshuffles directors

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has reshuffled directors in the Agency, merging Special Weapon and Tactics teams, and creating new directorates in the process.
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U.S. military ship fires 30 warning shots after encounter with Iranian vessels

A U.S. Coast Guard ship fired about 30 warning shots after 13 vessels from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) came close to it and other American Navy vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, the Pentagon said on Monday.

2023: PDP insists on electronic transmission of election results

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has no excuses not to use the electronic direct transmission of results in the 2023 general elections and other future polls.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christain Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has expressed concerns over the attack on monarchs in Ekiti State.

Fire guts Redeemed Church in Lagos

A Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) parish at Alapere, Lagos, has been engulfed with fire.

INEC establishes 2,239 additional polling units in Delta

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has created two thousand, two hundred and thirty nine new polling units in Delta State for the conduct of future elections.