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Today's Headlines: Sultan Of Sokoto Sends Message To All Muslims, Uzodinma Assures Northerners

Subscriber Groups Threaten To Take Legal Action on USSD Charge

The high rate of charges during calls and subscription is becoming alarming to the extent that Subscriber groups have threatened to take legal action as soon as the new Unstructured Supplementary Service Data service charge of N6.98 takes effect.

The Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigerian Communications Commission had announced that USSD services for financial transactions would be charged at a flat rate fee of N6.98 per transaction.

This followed threats by the Mobile Network Operators to withdraw the USSD services from the banks due to an outstanding debt of over N42bn.

The President, National Association of Telecoms Subscribers of Nigeria, Deolu Ogunbanjo, described the charge as a step back from financial inclusion.

Sultan Of Sokoto Sends Message To All Muslims

It is no longer news that Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III have urged all Muslims to look out for the crescent (moon) of Ramadan 1442AH from Monday.

The statement by the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto, Professor Sambo Junaidu urged anyone who sights the moon to report such to the nearest District or Village Head for onward communication to the Sultan.

Uzodinma Assures Northerners

The Executive Governor of Imo state Hope Uzodinma has assured the northern community residing in Imo of government’s protection always, saying they are part and parcel of the State.

He said, “This is where you live. This is where you do your business. You are stakeholders in Imo State. Sit in your house and defend yourself and protect your house. Nobody will drive you away,”

The APC Chieftain made their statement during a meeting with the leadership of the Northern community at the Government House Owerri over the weekend.

The leadership of the Northern community said they had come to pay a solidarity visit to Uzodimma and to solicit his continuous support in the face of recent pockets of insecurity affecting them.

NAFDAC Warns Against Using Chemicals To Enhance Food, Drinks

National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians against adding chemicals and additives to food and drinks to enhance the taste as such practices could result in severe illness and even death.

Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, in a statement signed by its Resident Media Consultant, Sayo Akintola, on Sunday, said the Agency would stop at nothing to ensure that only safe food and other regulated products are available in the market for consumption and use by Nigerians.

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