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CPC Storms Owerri Shoprite On Sensitization

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The Imo state Director General of Consumer protection commission, Hon. Mrs. Obioma Okafor led the management team of CPC Imo State as well as media practitioners in the state on *Consumer Rights awareness campaign* to Owerri Mall (Shoprite), on Tuesday 16th June 2020.

The quest to end obnoxious business practices and elimination all forms of hazardous products in our markets necessitated the DG’s awareness/sensitization tour. Since she assumed office as DG CPC Imo State, she has made it a point of duty to visit or invite the key ministries, parastatals, organized business associations and major markets such as supermarkets, fuel stations, Beckery, Pure water, and table water Companies, etc, relentlessly preaching the gospel of *”Do the right thing and ensure the safety of the consumers”*

The visit according to Hon. Mrs. Obioma Okafor was to create awareness and sensitize the management of Owerri Mall (Shoprite) on the need to do the right thing to safeguard the health and lives of all consumers in the state, which is the primary responsibilities of the agency.

In her address, the DG consumer protection council Imo state, Hon. Mrs. Obioma Okafor explained that the consumer protection council (CPC) Act, was enacted in 1992 and is the primary law in Nigeria which centers on a pragmatic approach for the enforcement of consumer rights, making the Act, consumer-focussed.

She explained further, that section 6 of the Act provides that consumers can bring complaints where they have suffered a loss, injury, or damage while section 8 provides for an opportunity for consumers to get redress which makes the Act adequate to meet consumer rights.

However, there have been instances where expired, adulterated, fake goods or harmful substances have been found in some shops, most especially goods like soft drinks, tin milk, beverages, cosmetics, drugs, and cases where foreign packaged food items have caused bodily harm and in extreme cases death. The rights of consumers highlighted in the Act have been abused on several occasions but I can assure you, is not going to be business as usual.

The DG stated that violation of the provision of the Act attracts severe punishment. This is why my humble self and the management team of CPC Imo state considered it imperative to embark and undertake this sensitization tour to increase public consumer awareness and ensure that consumers’ interests receive due consideration at appropriate quarters.

Mrs. Obioma Okafor reiterated that CPC under her watch has resolved to ensure that *consumers have value for their money.* The obnoxious practices or unscrupulous exploitation of consumers by companies, firms, trade associations, and individuals must stop. Henceforth, companies must be held accountable for the effects of their products on human health of Imo citizens.

Speaking further, Mrs. Obioma said, she is determined to work for the general good of Imolites while promising to promote and enhance good business development in the state. I’m committed to the protection of consumers interest and as a government, our primary assignment is the protection of the citizens to guarantee shared prosperity. I enjoin everyone in *OWERRI MALL* to be supportive to the shared prosperity Government of His Excellency senator Hope Uzodinma for the Recovery of our state, she added.

Speaking on behalf of the management of OWERRI MALL, the center manager, Mr. Bayode Amfowole appreciated the CPC Boss and assured her of the continuous determination of his management team to maintain that high standard which Shoprite all over the globe is known for. He explained that Shoprite has a central quality control department at Lagos that certifies the quality of any goods before it will be allowed into Shoprite or any Mall across the nation. In fact, our mantra is, “No customer leaves the mall unhappy,” he added.

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17-Year-Old Girl Loses Her Life to Woman For Accepting Husband’s Proposal

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Police command in Kano has affirmed the arrest of a 20-year-old housewife, Suwaiba Shuaibu, for purportedly stabbing one Aisha Kabir to death few days to her wedding.

Aisha was said to have accepted a proposal for union with Malam Shahrehu Alhaji Ali, the spouse of the suspect, before her abhorrent homicide by her to-be co-wife on January 1 at Gimawa village, Doguwa Local Government Area of Kano State.

The spokesman, Kano police command, DSP Abdullahion Haruna Kiyawa, who affirmed the incident in a statement issued early Tuesday, said the deceased was pronounced missing on January 1st and her corpse was found the next day in an uncompleted building within her neighbourhood.

According to the statement; “On 02/01/2021, at about 1030hrs, a complaint was received from one Kabiru Jafaru, ‘m,’ of Gimawa Village, Doguwa LGA of Kano State, that the body of his 17-year-old daughter, Aisha Kabir, ‘f,’ who got missing on 01/01/2021 was found in an uncompleted building in their area of residence.

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“The complainant said the casualty was suspected to have been stabbed on her neck by her killer(s).

“After getting the grievance, the scene was visited and the body was evacuated to Tudun Wada General Hospital for assessment by a Medical Doctor.

“The Commissioner of Police Kano State Command, CP Habu A. Sani, psc further raised and instructed a team of detectives, led by Divisional Police Officer Doguwa, CSP Bala Shuaibu, to capture the culprit(s).

“The team promptly got the ball rolling and apprehended one Suwaiba Shuaibu, ‘f,’ 20 years old, of the same address with the complainant, who is a second wife to one Shahrehu Alhaji Ali, ‘m,’ also of a similar location.

“Investigations revealed the deceased and the husband of the suspect have been in proposed relationship for over six years and they were to tie the nuptial knot on 9th January, 2021.

Kiyawa said during interrogation, the suspect uninhibitedly admitted that; “she had called the casualty on phone, tricked and lured her to an uncompleted building in their neighborhood where she used a sharp knife to stab her on her neck, chest and other parts of her body.

“She revealed she murdered the victim out of jealousy, because her husband proposed to wed her.”

He said the case has been transferred to the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Homicide Section, for discrete investigation, adding that the suspect will be charged to court once the investigation is completed.

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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Stop Attending Marriage Counselling, Might Divorce.

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A formal split between Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West might be quick drawing closer, a source discloses to PEOPLE magazine.

As indicated by the source, the stars, who got married in May 2014, have “totally” quit going to marriage counselling. A different insider had revealed to PEOPLE recently that the couple was in conjugal treatment with an end goal to rescue their cracked relationship.

“He is conversing with divorce lawyers this week,” the source adds of the 43-year-old Grammy champ.

Delegates of Kardashian and West have not reacted to demands for comment.

The news comes under about fourteen days after various sources had said that the Keeping Up with The Kardashians star, 40, plans to seek legal separation from West and has been working with a prominent divorce attorney, Laura Wasser.

“They are only not in the same spot with regards to their future as a family and Kim approves of it,” an insider uncovered.

Also Read: Didier Drogba, African Football Legend Divorces Wife

Kardashian and West offer little girls North, 7, and Chicago, 3, and children Saint, 5, and Psalm, who turns 2 in May. As the truth star pursues her law degree and keeps on battling for criminal equity reform, she needs to maintain her focus on her youngsters and her vocation career

“Kim understands how she needs to manage her life. She needs to continue to live in L.A., make the best life for the children and focus on her work interests,” said the insider

As indicated by sources, following almost seven years of marriage, Kardashian feels her future doesn’t line up with West’s, particularly following his 2020 presidential run and questionable Twitter rants.

“Kim has gotten freer and has become upset with his antics, rants, the presidential campaign and tweets. The romantic tale between Kim and Kanye has been over for quite a while. They adored each other but have an excessive number of differences,” a TV industry source said

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PDP Woos Ex-gov, Okorocha As He Ridicules APC, Plans Party

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The Senator representing Imo West and former governor of Imo State, Chief Rochas Okorocha, on Monday took a swipe at the All Progressives Congress, saying the party was formed in a hurry with the motive of hijacking power from the Peoples Democratic Party in 2015.

Okorocha, in an interview with journalists in Abuja, said he and other politicians who are progress-minded were perfecting a plan to form a new political party.

But the PDP pleaded with the former governor to return to the opposition party instead of going the wrong way as he did in 2014.

According to the Ex-governor, the body language of the Nigerians, speaks volume of the fact that they are not pleased with what is going on in Nigeria.

The Senator who is a founding member of the All Progressive Congress (APC), last week launched a project of the Rivers State Government on the invitation of the state Governor, Nyesom Wike.

At the event, he beckoned on the good people in the APC and the PDP to come together and rescue the nation in 2023.

On Monday he said there was a pressing need for the regrouping of the ‘good politicians’ to bring back restore public confidence in governance and remedy the country.

“The movement for a new Nigeria has commenced and we must come join forces, I mean progressive Nigerians, to make the country work”, Okorocha stated.

Asked if the promise of the new political movement for a new Nigeria would not be in like manner to that of the APC in 2015, he stated that the APC was formed in a hurry in order to take power from the PDP without much emphasis on the character of those leading the movement.

The ex-governor said, “The APC was a hasty arrangement. It was hurriedly set up to take power when the then government was drifting. The APC would have been better until individuals who were not its members; individuals who came for congratulatory messages, hijacked the party and became lords.”

Also Read: Imo APC Crisis: Uzodinma Finally Cages Out Okorocha

In PDP’s reaction to this, it said it was not a part of those worried by the plan by Okorocha and a few of his friends to form a new political party.

National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a telephone interview with a correspondent, in Abuja, on Monday, explained that the PDP was happy that more Nigerians especially individuals like the former Imo State governor had seen the deceit the APC represented.

Ologbondiyan said, “Our advice to people like Okorocha is for him to say no to making the same mistake more than once, any party hastily put together like the APC because of the polls are bound to be victims of the same errors.

“He should instead come over to the PDP, a party structured properly with a pedigree of performance. We’ve made some mistakes before now and we’ve learnt our lessons. Nigerians now know the disparity between a well-structured political party which is very much concerned about them and an association of unhappy men who only formed group to grab power for power sake.”

When reached out to, the National Secretary of the Caretaker/ Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee of the APC, Senator John Akpan Udoedeghe, turned down comments on Okorocha’s pronouncement on plans to float a new political party.

He stated, “The Senator is an honored member of our great party, I have nothing to say.”

Be that as it may, a high-ranking member of the APC who is closely familiar with the thinking within the party leadership said the party did not accommodate any fears.

The source stated, “Politics is a game of numbers as much as it is a game of interests. So, if a number of individuals want to converge and go through the process of birthing a new political party, can anyone succeed in stopping them.”

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