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FG warns against use of carbide, other chemicals to ripen fruits, food items

Nosa Enobhayisobo The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), have warned Nigerians against the use of carbide and other chemicals to hasten the ripening of fruits and other food items. The FCCPC formerly known as the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) received credible information that chemicals are used as forced and artificial

CPC cautions consumers on use of ‘Johnson’s Baby powder’

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has cautioned consumers on the use of a suspected contaminated product popularly known as Johnson’s Baby Powder, product of Johnson & Johnson (J&J). The Director-General of CPC, Babatunde Irukera gave the warning in a statement on Wednesday. He explained that Council became aware of a

NCC to sanction mobile operators over Forced Subscription, illegal deductions

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced plans to sanction Mobile Network Operators with respect to unsolicited value added service subscriptions and unlawful deductions from consumers. The commission explained that the move to sanction mobile operators was an outcome of an investigative audit which corroborates the "validity, and accuracy of incessant

Populations growth projected to drive consumer spending to $2.1 trillion by 2025 — CPC

Director General of the Consumer Protection Council,(CPC),Babatunde Irukera, has said that increasing value of the African market is underscored by rising consumer spending across the continent which is projected to reach $2.1 trillion by 2025. Irukera who gave the information during a presentation titled: “Africa’s Emerging Market: A Matter of Asset

Sniper-treated beans: CPC warns consumers on treatment before consumption

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) at the weekend advised consumers to extensively parboil their beans already stocked before consumption and make sufficient enquiries before engaging in new purchases. The Council gave the advice in a statement released by its Director General, Mr. Babatunde Irukera, on Friday following information that has

NCC, CPC begins investigation in the Telecommunications Sector

Godsgift Onyedinefu    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Consumer Protection Council (CPC), have announced the commencement of a joint regulatory investigation into consumer issues in the telecommunications industry.   This was disclosed after the formal inauguration of a joint investigative committee on Monday at the NCC Headquarters, Abuja. The joint committee explained that

Courts restrains DSTV, GOTV from increasing subscription fees

  Federal high court sitting in Abuja has granted Interim Order Prohibiting Multichoice from Increasing Dstv or GOtv Subscription Rates Pending Further Hearing and Order of Court. The Federal Republic of Nigeria filed an action under prevailing law to restrain Multichoice from perverting regulatory process and the course of the law. Director General​

Osinbajo Launches Patients’ Bill of Rights

•Canvasses for strict compliance, prosecution of  defaulters Godsgift Onyedinefu  The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has launched the first  'Patients Bill of Rights' (PBoR), championed by the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) to protect and help vulnurable Nigerians get easy access to quality heath care services. Osinbajo while speaking at the launch on Tuesday at

50 passengers, crew members survive another Dana Air mishap

•Plane overshoots runway in Port Harcourt Jude Johnson The Dana Airlines is in the news again for another aviation mishap in Port Harcourt runway with 50 souls on board, just days after the embarrassment of an emergency door falling off on landing in Abuja. The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) in a statement

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