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SON Impounds N150m Substandard Products in 2016

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The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on Sunday said it confiscated substandard goods worth N150 million in the southwest region in 2016.

Mrs Oyenike Owoyele, the SON Southwest Regional Coordinator, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Osogbo.

Owoyele said that the confiscation was done during operations in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ekiti and Osun States.

She said the confiscated goods included used tyres, electrical appliances and food items.

Owoyele said that SON would not compromise in ensuring quality life through quality assurance and standardisation of products across the country.

She said that importers and manufacturers must adhere to the code of practice and standard for the good of Nigerians.

Owoyele said the manufacturers must comply with the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) put in place by SON to ensure that local products conform to relevant industrial standards.

“Over the years, lack of conformity assessment programme covering all products manufactured in Nigeria has prevented fair competition and distinction between quality and sub-standard products.

“This deprives both genuine manufacturers and consumers the opportunity and value for money for goods and services provided in Nigeria.’’

She appealed to importers and manufacturers in the region and the country at large to always follow approved standards in production and importation.

Owoyele said SON had trained and registered more than 600 agro-allied industries in the region on economic diversification.

“The training is done to ensure that the abundance agro-production in the country are no longer wasted but converted to products that can be used locally and for export.’’

Source: NAN

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Eniola Badmus fires back at troll who body-shamed her

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Popular comic actress, Eniola Badmus has fired back at a troll who tried to make mockery of her body for wearing bikini.

The troll asked the actress why everything about her has fallen.

“Why everything come fall for up?,” the troll commented on the actress’s photo on LIB’s Instagram page with crying emoji.

And she replied: “Just the way your mama own fall”

The actress also complimented her own photo, writing that “looking good is a good business.”

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We Need N81 Million To Cut Grass In Abuja Stadium: Nigerian Minister

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The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has revealed that it will cost the ministry N81m to cut the grass and clear the weed that have taken over the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

He stated this recently while speaking during the one-day seminar organised by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter.

According to him, the ministry approached the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) for assessment in the stadium, which was built in 2003 with N53 billion on a 29 hectares (72 acres) of land.

The stadium is divided into Package A which houses the Main Bowl and Package B which houses other facilities like basketball courts, NFF office, volleyball courts, tennis courts, squash courts.

“We approached AEPB to come see what can be done to clear the grass and weed in the stadium and they told us it will cost us N81m.

“If we tell Nigerians we used N81m which is not even available, there will be an outcry. The funds are not really there for us and that is why we are partnering with private investors to bring back the key components of our infrastructures,” he said.

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It’s smart if a man refuses to date a jobless woman in Nigeria — Leo DaSilva

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Ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Leo Da Silva recently got internet users debating afte he waded into a conversation centered on men refusing to date women who are not financially stable.

A lady who disclosed that she’s a student, had tweeted;

I’ve seen tweets from guys saying they can’t date a girl that’s not financially stable. I’m a student. But never, like never have I felt attacked by such tweets. What’s actually up with some guys on Twitter? What I want must not make sense to you. It’s choice boo

Reacting to this, Leo stated that it’s a smart choice for young men to refuse to date jobless women. He added that guys should have their own preference just as women have theirs.

He tweeted in response;

Guys should have their own preference just as women have theirs. Dating someone that’s not working or doesn’t have adequate allowance is a burden. Nigeria, the poverty capital of the world, if a young man trying to come up refuses that burden, I think it’s a smart choice.

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