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SON urges consumers to expose substandard, fake products

By Bosede Olufunmi, Kano.   The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has called on Nigerians to report manufacturers or dealers of substandard products to the appropriate authorities.   The Director-General of SON, Mallam Farouk Salim, made the call to mark the 50th anniversary and…
Alleged data breach: NDPB investigates GT, Zenith banks

By Ijeoma Olorunfemi, Abuja.   The Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB) has commenced investigations into allegations of data breach by Guarantee Trust and Zenith Banks.   Mr Babatunde Bamigboye, Head, Legal Enforcement and Regulations, NDPB, disclosed this in a statement…
Abuja-Kaduna train to resume operations on Tuesday

By Aisha Cole, Lagos.   The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says that the Abuja-Kaduna train service will resume operations on Tuesday, Jan. 31.   NRC’s Director of Operations Niyi Alli made the disclosure, on behalf of the NRC Board and…
World Bank commits $200m to vocational education in Nigeria

By Cecilia Ijuo, Abuja.   World Bank’s Senior Education Specialist in Nigeria, Mr Tunde Adekola, says the bank has committed 200 million dollars to the advancement of technical and vocational education in the country.   Adekola made the declaration on Monday…
Buhari inaugurates 10MW solar plant in Kano State

By Aminu Garko, Kano.   President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated a 10mw solar project in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State on Monday.   Malam Aminu Sagir, the Managing Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority…
Okowa condoles with Nasarawa Gov. Sule over son’s death

By Ifeanyi Olannye, Asaba.   Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and Vice-Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commiserated with Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State over the death of his first son, Hassan Abdullahi-Sule.   Okowa, in a condolence…
FCTA arrests 47 roadside POS agents

By Salisu Sani-Idris, Abuja.   The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has arrested 47 Point of Sale ( POS) agents in Abuja for conducting the business by the roadside and at other unapproved places.   Mr Ikharo Attah, Senior Special…