NDLEA arrests 3 with 2,410KG illicit drugs in Edo

By; Nafeesah Bello, Benin. The Edo command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested three suspects in connection with illicit drug trafficking in the state. The state Commander of the agency, Buba Wakawa, disclosed this in an interview on Monday with our correspondent in Benin City. Wakawa disclosed that the suspects who were arrested in May, include one male and two females, adding that among the females was a pregnant woman. The Commander also disclosed that 2,410 Kilogrammes of substance suspected to be cannabis sativa was seized…

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‘Nigeria plagued by leaders greedy for power, money’ – Attahiru Jega

Professor of political science at Bayero University, Attahiru Jega, said Nigeria’s development has been truncated because it has the misfortune of having leaders who are greedy for power and money. Jega, who was chairman of INEC between 2010 and 2015, said this in Lagos at the weekend during the first memorial workshop in honour of the first Civilian Governor of Lagos, Alhaji Lateef Jakande. The workshop, which featured Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra and Pastor Poju Oyemade, as co-chairmen, was organised by Federal Social Democrats, (FSD). It has the…

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Oyo: AGF Malami summons Sarkin Fulani over attack in Igangan

Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, (AGF), Abubakar Malami, has invited the evicted Sarkin-Fulani of Igangan, Ibarapa-North local government area of Oyo State, Salihu Abdulkadir, to Abuja over last Sunday’s violence that claimed many lives in the community. Picture caption: Sarkin-Fulani of Oyo State, Salihu Abdulkadir The invitation to Abuja is coming on the heels of a petition by an international human rights organisation to the justice minister. Confirmed sources close to the Sarkin Fulani, in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, on Monday, said that the Sarkin is billed…

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NBC directs all Broadcasting Stations in Nigeria to suspend Twitter usage

The National Broadcasting Commission, (NBC), has directed all broadcasting stations to suspend the use of the micro-blogging service provider, Twitter. This is according to a communique put out by NBC on Monday. In the statement signed by Professor Armstrong Idachaba, the NBC noted that the directive is consequent on the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria by the Federal Government. Citing the persistent use of Twitter for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence, the government suspended Twitter operations indefinitely. In line with this, the NBC directed all…

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Buhari, Osinbajo, others to speak at book launch on APC score card

Godwin Amunde President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, are scheduled to speak at the public presentation of a book ‘APC’s Litmus Test’ written by the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Dr. Salihu Moh. Lukman. According to a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday and signed by former APC National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, the book is a contribution to APC’s quest to bolster its democratic credentials towards engendering political stability,…

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Twitter ban: ‘Be mature and accept criticisms’ – Gumi tells Buhari

…As Twitter deletes Nnamdi Kanu’s tweet for ‘violating rules’ Renowned Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to be mature in accepting criticisms. Gumi made the call on Saturday, while reacting to the ban on the micro-blogging and social networking service, Twitter, by the Federal Government.  Speaking with newsmen, the cleric said the Buhari-led government should “have a wide chest” in accepting criticisms from Nigerians. Recall that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had announced the Federal Government’s suspension of Twitter’s operation in the country because…

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Suspected herdsmen allegedly kill 20 in Oyo, raze King’s palace

…”We’re resolved to defend our people” — South-West govs. Barely a week after the chairman of Amotekun Corps in the State, Ajibola Togun, raised an alarm that some herders were planning to unleash terror on the six States across the South-West, suspected herdsmen in a fresh attack yesterday morning killed no fewer than 20 residents of Igangan in Oyo State. According to reports, the gunmen reportedly struck the community at midnight, killing, maiming and ultimately setting houses ablaze, including the palace of the monarch in the agrarian town and a…

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NSA orders immediate dismantling of illegal security outfits

The National Security Adviser, (NSA), Babagana Monguno, has directed the immediate dismantling of all illegal security outfits across the country. A statement issued by the Head, Strategic Communication, in the Office of The National Security Adviser, (ONSA), Zakari Usman, yesterday, quoted the minister as warning against the use of these outfits to extort, harass and intimidate Nigerians. The NSA also cautioned individuals, organisations and foreign partners on the activities of NATFORCE, which it said was illegally formed as a task force to combat illegal importation and smuggling of small arms,…

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17 perish in fatal road crash while returning from wedding in Kano

No fewer than 17 young men have been confirmed dead from a fatal motor accident along Kano-Zaria highway at the weekend. According to sources, the persons lost their lives when they went to attend a wedding ceremony in honour of their friend in Zaria on Saturday and were on their way back to Kano when the accident happened. Some of the victims, who were said to be siblings were travelling in a Kano Line bus and a RAV-4 car when the fatal accident occurred. Residents of Sani Mainagge quarters, Gwale…

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Bandits kill 6 people, injure many in fresh attacks on Katsina villages

Suspected bandits have attacked Kanawa and Runka villages, in Safana local government area of Katsina State. According to a resident of Kanawa village who spoke to newsmen, the attackers came Saturday evening and dispersed the villagers, saying at least, six people were killed in the attack  He said the bandits, who were riding about 60 motorcycles, came around 6:30 pm, adding that they carted away some domestic animals belonging to newly wedded brides in the villages. He said, “When we heard the roar of their motorcycles, we all dispersed into…

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