NDLEA intercepts drugs concealed in statue of Blessed Virgin Mary

NDLEA operatives apprehend dare-devil narcotics couriers who used the statue of Mary, Mother of Jesus, to conceal their illicit drugs in Lagos.The operatives attached to two courier companies intercepted the drugs concealed in the statue and some in auto spare parts to be despatched to Canada and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The agency’s director, media and advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, stated on Saturday in Abuja that 140grammes of Methamphetamine packaged in the statue of Mary was seized in one of the courier companies.The drug was to be delivered in The…

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How the Media can Engender Genuine Change in Nigeria, Hon. Sam Onuigbo

How The Media as the Conscience of the Society, How the Media can Engender Genuine Change in Nigeria” Being a Goodwill Message Presented by Rep. Sam Onuigbo to “A 2-Day Capacity Building Workshop for Bloggers” organised by Online Media Practitioners of Nigeria, OMPAN which held between 9-11 April, 2021 at New Haven Hotel, Abakiliki, Ebonyi State. In every democracy, it is traditionally stated that there are three arms of government namely the Executive, the Legislature, and the Judiciary. The essence of this separation of powers is to ensure that no…

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DANGOTE Petitions Trade Ministry Wants BUA Sugar Refinery Shut Down

… It’s because we refused price Increase during Ramadan BUA replies A major war has been raging in the Nigeria sugar industry for some time now and the bubbles seemed to have burst with Dangote’s decision to petition the Federal Government asking the Ministry of Trade to shut down BUA Group’s Sugar Refinery located in Port Harcourt. In the letter dated 28th January, 2021 signed by Aliko Dangote himself as the Chairman Dangote Industries Limited, the billionaire claimed that when the BUA Sugar refinery was opened , he warned the…

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Yinka Odumakin Dies After Two Weeks on Ventilator

Yinka Odumakin, a human rights activist and spokesman of Afenifere, Pan-Yoruba sociocultural group, has on Saturday morning reportedly passed away. Although details of his death were still sketchy as at the time of filing this report, a DailyTrust source claimed he died from COVID-19 complications. The activist had been on ventilator at a treatment centre in Lagos and his case reportedly took a bad turn last week. Odumakin played a key role in the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) that fought the regime of General Sani Abacha after the annulment of the June 12, 1993…

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CCT chairman wanted to kill me, Abuja security guard narrates ordeal

A security guard assaulted by the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, in Abuja on Monday, has narrated his ordeal to PREMIUM TIMES. The victim, Clement Sargwak, tracked down on Wednesday, is a 22-year-old employee of Jul Reliable Guards Services Limited, posted as a security guard to Banex Plaza, in Wuse, Abuja, where he was attacked by Mr Umar on Monday. Mr Umar was caught in a viral video clip slapping and kicking the security guard following an altercation between them over the space where the…

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Financial Reporting Council in N66m Rent Fraud

… used 64 vouchers to collect N28 million   Senate panel on Public Accounts has unravelled a fraud in the payment of a two years rent to the tune of N66 by Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria without occupying the property.Also,  the Committee chaired by Senator Mathew Urhoghide also uncovered another fraud by the agency when it used 64 vouchers to siphon N28 million. These fraudulent payments using government’s fund occured during the tenure of Jim Obazee as Executive Secretary of the Council. Obazee as the Execuive Secretary then was the principal actor…

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Clean Bill: Police Exonerate Captain Hosa, says Ayeni’s claims False, Malicious and Criminal

Captain Idahosa Wells -Okunbo has been vindicated in the case between him and former Skye Band PLC Chairman, Mr Tunde Ayeni.It will be recalled that Ayeni had laid down accusations of corruption against the Edo Billionaire .After due diligence and investigations, the Nigerian Police Force have cleared Captain Hosa of all the allegations describing them as malicious, baseless and false.Rather, in an interesting twist to the tale, Ayeni has found himself in hot soup for on allegations of blackmail and attempting to influence the report.Captain Hosa who was once a…

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Jonah Jang pleads for Dariye’s release from prison

A former Plateau Governor, Jonah Jang and Sen. Istifanus Gyang (PDP, Plateau North) have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to facilitate the release of former Gov. Joshua Dariye from prison. The duo made the appeal on Sunday at the finals of Sen. I. D. Gyang Peace, Unity and Reconciliation Football Tournament in Jos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Supreme Court had, on March 12, upheld Dariye’s conviction over criminal breach of trust, which attracted a 10-year jail. NAN also reports that the apex court, however, quashed the charge bordering on criminal misappropriation of public…

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Nowhere did I call for coup in my statement -Kukah

 …I only spoke the truth on Buhari’s nepotism …Vilifying Kukah for speaking truth to power wrong, says Muslim coalition …He spoke our minds and nothing must happen to him —ECWA …Says nepotism under Buhari, topnotch …Lai Mohammed’s attack on Kukah shameful —PDP …Kukah spoke for most Nigerians — Concerned Tiv Elites Bishop Matthew Kukah, Bishop of Sokoto Catholic diocese, yesterday, said he only expressed his personal view “based on evidence” and did not call for a coup in his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari. He insisted he only spoke the…

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Bishop Kukah’s unguarded statement is open incitement for coup -Arewa Youth Consultative Forum

…Demands immediate arrest The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has described Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah’s recent controversial statement as unguarded and open incitement to military coup and insurrection against the democratically elected government of Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement signed by its National President, Alhaji Yerima Shettima on Monday, the groupcondemned “Kukah’s use of nepotism as weapon of calumny against government and people of Nigeria.” The AYCF demanded the immediate arrest and prosecution of Bishop Kukah for what it described as treasonable felony against the Nigerian state. In the alternative,…

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