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SON destroys N2.5bn fake and substandard goods

In a bid to stem the tide of importation of fake and substandard goods into the country, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), the agency vested with the responsibility of preparing standards for products and processes to ensure quality conformity destroyed over 100 containers of fake and substandard goods estimated at over N2.5billion in their operations in 2009.

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‘13 airlines now dead owing to govt high charges’

Volcanic eruption in Iceland recently forced many European nations to close their airspace, leading to several days of travel chaos that left millions of passengers stranded at airports across the world. In Nigeria, thousands of passengers heading to various cities in Europe were equally left stranded while the airlines recorded huge losses running into billions of naira.

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Nigeria to domesticate Egyptian rice, says Dikko

Nigeria will soon learn and domesticate Egypt’s method in rice production and processing, an official has said.
Mr Sheu Dikko, the Managing Director of Deansheranger Project Ltd., the company that took over Badeggi Rice Mill in Niger State, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday that Egyptian rice experts have had a discussion with Nigerian officials in that regard.

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