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SON To Recruit 5 Million Nigerians In Campaign Against Fake Products

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The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) said on Tuesday that it would recruit five million Nigerians into its newly inaugurated national coalition against fake products.

The Director-General of the organisation, Dr Joseph Odumodu, said this in Ibadan at an enlightenment programme tagged: “Zero Tolerance Against Substandard Products.”

He said the recruitment exercise would boost the on-going war against the production of fake and substandard products in the country.

Odumodu also said the organisation had appointed the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, as its ambassador in the country.

“We have already formed a national coalition. Indeed, our plan is to recruit up to five million Nigerians who are going to be part of this crusade.

“We believe that five million people are a critical mass that we will use to sustain this campaign to a level that it would be impossible for people to bring substandard products into Nigeria,” he said.

He said that the aim of the awareness campaign was to focus on life endangering items such as tyres, cement and electrical products.

“We are having the campaign to sensitise people on the need to be aware of fake products that could cost them their lives.

“We believe that any fake or substandard product among these items can directly lead to a loss of life,” Odumodu said.

To achieve its mandate, Odumodu said SON would collaborate with some government agencies.

“We believe that by working together, we will be able to achieve the set mandate,” he said.

He, however, called on the public to support the organisation in reducing fake and substandard products in the country.

Odumodu, who said the campaign would be taken to all the geo-political zones of the country, added:

“Our team had earlier visited the South-South and the North-West Zones to campaign against fake and substandard products.

“If we are able to wipe out these products in Nigeria, it will encourage greater employment opportunities for the teeming youths.

“It will also improve capacity utilisation, economic empowerment, access to quality goods and protection from poor quality products and better life for all,” he said.

Odumodu further said that a bill to review the enabling act of SON was currently before the National Assembly.

He said an offender may be jailed without an option of fine if the bill became law. [NAN]

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

See his post below:

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)

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Properties in the compound on fire

Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.

Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.

The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.

Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.

Read Also: #EndSARS: Nigerian Army Denies Shooting At Protesters In Lekki

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