Spurs star, Son, completes three-week military training

*Passes with flying colours Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min appears to be as proficient with a weapon in his hand as he is with a ball at his feet, finishing his military training as one of the top five performers. The 27-year-old opted to use the suspension of the Premier League season to complete three weeks of basic training back in South Korea, reporting for duty on April 20. Son gained exemption from the full two years of mandatory military service after winning the gold medal for his nation at the 2018 Asian…

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SON alerts on cancer-causing substance in school uniforms from China

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), has warned importers of school uniform materials into Nigeria about some cancer-causing substances found in some school uniform materials made by two China-based companies. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that SON is the body in charge of standardisation of all products in Nigeria. A statement issued by the Director- General of SON, Mr Osita Aboloma, yesterday in Abuja, named the companies producing the materials as Sing Shun Fat School-Clothier Company and Zenith Uniform Company. Aboloma said the azo dyes found in some…

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BUA partners SON, ITF to reduce building collapse

subsidiary of BUA Group, BUA Cement, in collaboration with the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) and the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) has reaffirmed the need for block and concrete makers to follow the right mix of cement. Speaking at a one-day workshop themed “Optimizing Cement Usage to Achieve Better Quality and Yield”, the General Manager, Sales and Marketing, BUA (Obu) Cement, Nasir Ladan, described the block and concrete makers as key stakeholders of the company and the construction industry. Ladan, who stressed the importance of the workshop, urged the block…

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NSIA Insurance gets ISO certification

NSIA Insurance Limited has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 Certification by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), the representative of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) in Nigeria. The company achieved this certification due to its successful implementation of the quality management system and priority for customer satisfaction. The certification ensures that all processes within the organisation are standardised to meet best practices, which aligns with NSIA’s drive for excellence. A statement from the company said it would uphold compliance to the standard and quality of service across all of its…

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SON urges steel manufacturers to uphold standards

The Director General of Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Mr. Osita Aboloma, has urged the nation’s steel manufactures to support the diversification agenda of the government by ensuring adherence to standards. He also called on Nigerians to reject substandard products in all ramifications, saying that counterfeit goods were potential danger capable of ruining the economy. Aboloma made these calls at a recent meeting with the steelmakers’ group in Lagos. He said his mission at SON was to ensure compliance with standards, safety, and quality of products. He therefore, warned that…

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Son, Ki recalled for S’Korea’s crucial qualifying games

    South Korea has called up English Premier League stars Son Heung-min and Ki Sung-yeung for vital 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Iran and Uzbekistan. South Korea needs at least four points from matches against Iran in Seoul on Aug. 31 and Uzbekistan in Tashkent five days later to be sure of heading to Russia next summer. There have been injury concerns over both players. Son, who scored 21 goals last season for Tottenham Hotspur, fractured his arm for his country in a 3-2 loss in Qatar in June.…

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Pregnant woman, son, electrocuted in Ibadan

Tragedy struck Sunday morning at Alare Compound of Aremo in the Ibadan North East Local Government Area of Ibadan, theOyo State capital, when a pregnant woman in her late 20s and her two-year-old son got electrocuted. The deceased, identified as Labisi, whose husband’s rented apartment is behind popular Bembow Hospital in the area, was said to have met her untimely death in the morning while spreading her clothes on a line in her compound. As she was hit by the electric shock, she screamed and her little toddler who heard.…

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UEFA League: Barca eye yet another famous comeback

    Little over a month after producing the greatest comeback in Champions League history, Barcelona need another special turnaround as they face Juventus in the second leg of their quarter-final on Wednesday. Luis Enrique’s side were taken apart in the first leg in Turin, losing 3-0 to a Juve team inspired by Paulo Dybala, who scored twice. In the last 16 they became the first team ever to overturn a 4-0 deficit when they beat Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 in the return at the Camp Nou, so fans are hoping…

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Documents show Prince’s painkiller habit

  Numerous opioid painkillers were found at US singer Prince’s home shortly after his death last year, unsealed court documents show. Some of the pills discovered at Prince’s Paisley Park estate in Minnesota had prescriptions in the name of his friend and bodyguard. But the documents do not offer evidence about the source of the fentanyl that killed the singer on 21 April 2016. Medical examiners have concluded that he died from an accidental overdose. No-one has been charged over the death of the 57-year-old singer. The court documents were…

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Malabu probe: Reps backpedal on Jonathan’s invitation

Barely a week after the House of Representatives’ ad hoc committee investigating allegations of corruption, malpractices, and breach of due process in the award of oil prospecting licence (OPL 245) better known as Malabu oil scandal, said it planned to invite former President Goodluck Jonathan, there are indications that the committee will no longer insist on the appearance of the former leader. New Telegraph reliably gathered that the ad hoc committee, led by Hon. Razaq Atunwa (APC, Kwara) may have considered the implications of the invitation of the former president…

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