Ganduje replies Galadima, dispels claims of tension over Supreme Court’s ruling
Kano State Governor Abdullah Umar Ganduje has described claims by former leader of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Buba Galadima that Supreme Court’s expected verdict on the state’s governorship election...
Muslim, Christian groups differ over U.S.’ inclusion of Nigeria on watchlist
The Nasrul-Lahi-I-Fatih Society (NASFAT) has decried the United States (U.S.) Government’s inclusion of Nigeria on its Special Watch List of countries encouraging ‘severe violations of religious freedom’.
Fake cell phones ringer danger, losses
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.
Abuse of consumers in Nigeria
Consumer advocacy is very low in Nigeria to the extent that consumers do not appropriate their rights in most cases.
Agency, firm wage war against fake cables
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,…
CPC raids Lagos’ lounges, parks to enforce tobacco control act
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…
Shareholders of Access Bank endorse merger deal with Diamond Bank
Sequel to a court-ordered meeting in Lagos, shareholders of Access Bank Plc, on Tuesday, endorsed the merger deal with Diamond Bank Plc.
Nigeria, others’ crude-spot dwindles as traders await new programmes
Spot activity dwindled on Monday as traders awaited the new March Nigerian and Angolan loading programmes that are expected to emerge this week, while India’s IOC mopped up some cargoes via a tender. Less than five cargoes of Angolan crude remained from the February programme. BP was said to be offering a cargo of February-loading…
Deadly sniper-treated beans: Matters arising
“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…
China’s reform at 40 and modernisation
In his speech to mark the 40th anniversary of China’s reforms and opening up, President Xi Jinping said recently that the process is a great revolution that has propelled a quantum leap forward in the cause of Socialism with Chinese characteristics and a great reawakening of the Communist Party of China, nurturing its creativity in…