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NDLEA seizes 200kg hard drugs in Lagos, Abuja, Kano airports

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has foiled attempts by traffickers to export hard drugs through three major international airports in the country. The agency said 200 kilograms of illicit substances were seized from the traffickers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja; and the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport,...

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Ekiti bye-Election: INEC asked to ban parties, candidates involved in violence

The Centre for Democracy and Development (West Africa) on Sunday called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to take the bold step and ban any political party and/or candidates involved in electoral violence ahead of the 2023 general elections. While calling for the enactment of Electoral Offenses Commission and speedy prosecution of culprits, the organisation...

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Arms funds: Reps to grill service chiefs, IGP, others Monday

…plan to summon Olonisakin, Buratai, others for questioning • Lawmakers, defence ministry meet over $1bn release The House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee on the Need to Review the Purchase, Use and Control of Arms, Ammunition and Related Hardware by Military, Paramilitary and Other Law Enforcement Agencies in Nigeria has invited the Inspector-General of Police,...

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Strike: Some ASUU demands can’t be met now, says FG

The Federal Government has faulted the fresh notice by the Academic Staff Union of Universities to embark on a fresh strike barely four months after calling off a 10-month industrial action. The government said any person conceiving a strike after close to one year of downing tools would be doing a disservice to students “because...

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Ekiti bye-election: Shot corps member responding to treatment, says NYSC

The National Youth Service Corps on Saturday said that the corps member hit by a stray bullet in the Ekiti State bye-election is in stable condition. A statement by NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, said “he is in stable condition and responding to treatment.” She said, “The NYSC management wishes to...

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Adegboruwa kicks as police detain US national in Lagos

A legal practitioner, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN) on Saturday raised the alarm concerning the worsening health of an American national in police custody, Kari Ann R’ouke. According to him, expectations were high that the citizen of the United States would be released from custody on Friday, March 19 2021, having fulfilled all her bail conditions and...

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Vaccination: FG allays fears as UK, France, others resume AstraZeneca use

•We won’t force Nigerians to take vaccine –Sultan Barely one week after the suspension of the use of AstraZeneca vaccine to check COVID-19, European countries on Friday recommenced its use, dousing apprehension that it’s not associated with a higher risk of blood clots. The assurances were announced in a statement by the Head (Public Relations...

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Why Buhari sacked me as CJN -Onnoghen

A former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen (retd.), on Friday, in Abuja, opened up for the first time on his unceremonious removal by the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) before the general elections. According to him, prior to his removal, there had been rumour from the Executive that he...

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FG takes over Ohakim’s prosecution for allegedly harassing mistress

THE Federal Government has set in motion the machinery for the prosecution of a former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, on criminal charges of threat to the life of his mistress, Chinyere Amuchienwa. Already, the office of the Attorney General of the Federation had on Thursday told a Federal High Court in Abuja that...

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Again, Obaseki floors APC, wins certificate forgery suit

The Court of Appeal (Abuja Division), on Thursday, dismissed the alleged certificate forgery case filed by the All Progressives Congress, against Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki. The appellate court dismissed the suit for lacking in merit and awarded N250,000 cost in favour of governor Obaseki. The APC had in its suit alleged that the University...

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NDLEA, Ekiti agree on drug-free certificate before marriage

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and the Ekiti State Government have agreed that the issuance of drug-free certificates for intending couples should be a condition for the solemnisation of marriages in the state. They also agreed to collaborate with stakeholders on how to tackle the scourge of drug abuse. These were some of the...

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Imo North bye-election: Court declares Ararume winner

Friday Olokor, Abuja A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to declare Chief Ifeanyi Ararume as the winner of the December 5, 2020 bye-election for the Imo North Senatorial District of Imo State. Justice Taiwo Oladipupo Taiwo held in a judgment that Ararume remained the authentic candidate of...

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Hijab violence: CAN fingers Abdulrazaq, demands FG’s intervention

THE Christian Association of Nigeria on Wednesday called on the Federal Government and the Inspector-General of Police to intervene in the violence in Kwara State over the hijab policy. CAN which expressed the views in a statement by its General Secretary, Joseph Daramola, advised Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq to give peace chance. Students in some Mission...

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FG yet to obey burial judgement on ‘Apo Six’ 15 years after – Counsel

About 15 years after their killing on June 8, 2005, lawyer to the six traders killed by the police in the Apo area of Abuja, Amobi Nzelu, on Wednesday pleaded with the Independent Investigative Panel on Human Rights Violations on the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad and other police units to revisit their case. Nzelu, who...

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JAMB parades workers for alleged extortion, accomplice blames suspect

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, on Monday, paraded two of its staff members for allegedly extorting money from Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates with the promise to help them secure university admission. The affected employees are Andy Okoro, a level 12 officer in Delta State’s JAMB office, who confessed to collecting N500,000 from four...

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NIREC demands legislation to check environmental pollution

The Nigeria Inter-Religious Council has called on the government to enact a legislation to combat the menace of environmental pollution. The organisation said if there were legislation with commensurate penalties on defaulters, the incidence of pollution would be drastically reduced in Nigeria. The Executive Secretary of NIREC, Prof. Cornelius Omonokhua, said these in a statement […] Read Full Story