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20 Sep 2019
There is an emerging niche trend in counterfeits, especially mobile phones and it threatens to destroy the telecommunications industry. Counterfeit sales have never been higher, costing the mobile phone industry billions of dollars in lost sales every year.
23 Apr 2019
Consumer Protection Council (CPC) and Nigerchin Electrical Development Company Limited have raided Oroyinyin cable market in Lagos, in a war against production of fake cables in Nigeria. The enforcement team stormed the market following intelligence from the Nigerchin sales team that the market was full of substandard cables.  Administrative head of the company, Gerald Duruemeruo,…
30 Mar 2019
Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has raided lounges, bars, open markets and parks in Lagos State to enforce the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act. CPC officials from Abuja came to Lagos on Thursday to continue the enforcement of the act, which seemed to be ignored by tobacco users and sellers. They had raided Port Harcourt and…
23 Dec 2018
“Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965), Former British Prime Minister Few weeks ago, the media was awash with video clips showing some food vendors or traders spraying sniper, a lethal chemical, on beans in order to preserve the product. This triggered public outcry and raised fears…
22 Nov 2018
The use of chemicals for beans preservation has called attention of individuals, government agencies and organisations to food quality and safety in the country.
22 Nov 2018
The Director-General, Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Babatunde Irukera, has called for the prioritisation of robust regulation and stronger competition policies as a core strategy in the quest for Africa’s economic renaissance in a changing world.
10 Nov 2018
The Consumer Protection Council (CPC), yesterday, advised consumers to extensively parboil their beans before consumption and to make sufficient enquiries before engaging in purchases. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), CPC’s Director General, Babatunde Irukera, in a statement, gave the advice on the heels of information that had gone viral on social media on the…
9 Nov 2018
The director general of the Consumer Protection Council Babatunde Irukera, has warned Nigerians on the dangers of not thoroughly washing and parboiling their beans extensively before consumption. This coming after a report filtered that retailers use insecticide known as sniper to treat beans so as to preserve it from weevils or molds. “In any and…
29 Oct 2018
The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) and some experts in the nation’s insurance industry have advised practitioners to collaborate with religious and community leaders to increase penetration.   The experts, made the call at the yearly Insurance Consumers Colloquial that kicked -off in Lagos, with the theme: “Stimulating Insurance Consumers’ Trust in Nigeria”, organised by organised CPC,…
12 Sep 2018
Abuse of consumers by telecommunications operators and their agents would henceforth attract serious sanctions.    This is because the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) are collaborating to tackle the ugly trend after thorough investigation s.    According to them,  the scope of the investigation essentially includes service quality, service issues…
28 Aug 2018
My route to legal ‘columny’ at this newspaper started with a blog running broadly on the same premise, looking at what I thought to be pressing legal issues. Till date, the article that has been read the most is one from 2012 on local governments and radio and television licences. People search for information on…
22 Aug 2018
The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has reaffirmed its commitment to protect the rights and safety of Nigerian consumers. Indeed, the council stated the need to seek ways to provide innovative and efficient to address consumer complaints in the country, stressing that the council would stop at nothing to ensure that Nigerians get value for their…


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