Generals At War: How Sadique, Monguno’s media brokers allegedly approached editors, bloggers with scripts to disparage Buratai

Generals At War: How Sadique, Monguno’s media brokers allegedly approached editors, bloggers with scripts to disparage Buratai

By: James Bwala I anticipated that this article could involve treading on some sensitive ground. But I am aware that standing up for the truth may also be heroism. Nigeria will be a better country when those with the proper minds stand…

NDLEA Raid Onitsha Drug Market, Two Die, Many Injured

NDLEA Raid Onitsha Drug Market, Two Die, Many Injured

–BY SUNNY A. DAVID: The operatives of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has raided the popular Bridge Head Drug Market, Onitsha. Two men were feared dead with scores sustaining different degrees of injuries during the raid, on Wednesday. Although there has been no official…

Fentanyl: NDLEA busts lethal drug syndicate, arrests members in Anambra

Fentanyl: NDLEA busts lethal drug syndicate, arrests members in Anambra

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested members of a syndicate involved in the illicit importation and trafficking of lethal synthetic opioid, Fentanyl, Fentanyl is a drug which is 100 times stronger than tramadol and capable of causing…

NAPPS Oshimili S’ implores Harrison to pull down trending video on alleged cultism among school pupils/students or …

NAPPS Oshimili S’ implores Harrison to pull down trending video on alleged cultism among school pupils/students or …

-By Albert Ograka: The chairman of the National Association Propriers of Private Schools (NAPPS) in Oshimili South local government area, Mr Samson Ekene flanked by members of the executive on Monday in Asaba, decried the effect of the trending video by one…

NDLEA intercepts explosives, meth consignment…Arrests Cameroonian in Nigerian military uniform

NDLEA intercepts explosives, meth consignment…Arrests Cameroonian in Nigerian military uniform

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted a consignment of 32 pieces of Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, believed to be for bandits camp in Niger state. The spokesman of the anti-narcotics agency, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on…

NDLEA intercepts UK-bound N.5Billion worth meth, arrests baron, seals Lekki mansion

NDLEA intercepts UK-bound N.5Billion worth meth, arrests baron, seals Lekki mansion

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted a large consignment of methamphetamine concealed in powdered custard containers as part of a consolidated cargo going to London, United Kingdom at the SAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International…

Anambra Attack: Two Missing US Employees Now Safe, Under Custody of Nigerian Authorities- US Embassy

Anambra Attack: Two Missing US Employees Now Safe, Under Custody of Nigerian Authorities- US Embassy

Two U.S. Mission employees missing since the May 16 attack in Anambra state are alive and safe, and under the protection of Nigerian authorities in Anambra, the United States Embassy has said. The Embassy in a statement on Friday said: “Two U.S….

Two Suspects Arrested Over Attack On US Embassy Staff In Anambra–CP Echeng

Two Suspects Arrested Over Attack On US Embassy Staff In Anambra–CP Echeng

BY SUNNY A. DAVID The Anambra State Police Command has confirmed that two suspects have been arrested in connection with Tuesday’s attack on the US Consulate Convoy in Ogbaru Local Government Area. Preliminary investigations conducted by the Police revealed that seven persons…

Blinken Gives Details of Attack on US Convoy

Blinken Gives Details of Attack on US Convoy

The United States’ Secretary of State, Antony Blinken has given details of the attack on US convoy in Nigeria’s Southeast State, Anambra Blinken who disclosed that four members of the advanced party were killed and some others with their whereabouts not still…

Fire Fighting: FG to procure aircraft for all six geopolitical zones- Aregbesola

Fire Fighting: FG to procure aircraft for all six geopolitical zones- Aregbesola

The Federal Government is planning to procure an aircraft in each of the six geopolitical zones of the country to fight wildfires, bushfires, and other large-scale fires, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has said. Aregbesola said this at the commissioning of…

Aregbesola: FG Spends Over N1million on Inmate Per Annum

Aregbesola: FG Spends Over N1million on Inmate Per Annum

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has revealed that the federal government spends a little over a million Naira annually to maintain each of the inmates kept in custodial facilities across the country. Speaking at the commissioning a 20-bed COVID-19 Crisis…

Irabor Insists Reuters reports against military spurious

Irabor Insists Reuters reports against military spurious

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor has declared as spurious, thehuman rights violations allegations levelled against the Nigerian military by news agency, Reuters, Reuters in a series of reports had alleged the military in it’s counter-insurgency operations in the…

Group Calls for Resignation of DG, BPP

Group Calls for Resignation of DG, BPP

A public procurement advocacy group, NEFGAD, has demanded the immediate resignation of the Director General of the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), Mr. Mamman Ahmadu over the alleged irregularity of his appointment. He was given a 30-day ultimatum to resign or face…

Build, Manage Your Correctional Facilities or Pay to have Your Inmates in Ours, FG tells State Govts

Build, Manage Your Correctional Facilities or Pay to have Your Inmates in Ours, FG tells State Govts

The federal government on Thursday told state governments to either build and manage their correctional facilities or pay the cost of keeping their inmates at facilities built by the central government. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said even though the justice system…

Security Operatives Kill 5 Transborder Kidnappers Operating From Imo, Recover Rocket Launchers, Ak47 Rifles, Charms

Security Operatives Kill 5 Transborder Kidnappers Operating From Imo, Recover Rocket Launchers, Ak47 Rifles, Charms

From SUNNY A. DAVID: Anambra State Police Command have neutralized five criminal suspects allegedly belonging to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN). The State’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Echeng Echeng, disclosed this at a press conference on…

Sudan Government Calls for Classification of RSF as Terrorist Group

Sudan Government Calls for Classification of RSF as Terrorist Group

The Sudanese Government has called for the classification of the rebel group, Rapid Support Forces (RSF) which is currently in battle with the Sudanese Army, a terrorist group. The government equally said it is yet to close the widow on dialogue and…

Reuters Allegations: Civilians We Were Accused of Killing, Saved My Life When I was Shot by Boko Haram, Major tells NHRC Panel

Reuters Allegations: Civilians We Were Accused of Killing, Saved My Life When I was Shot by Boko Haram, Major tells NHRC Panel

A Major with the Nigeria Army, Kehinde Aboseh has put lie to the allegations of violations of human rights in the report of Reuters of the Nigerian Armed Forces’ counter-insurgency operations in the Northeast. Giving witness on Wednesday in Abuja at the…

DELTA COURT CONVICTS, SENTENCES TWO TO DEATH FOR CONSPIRACY, ARMED ROBBERY

DELTA COURT CONVICTS, SENTENCES TWO TO DEATH FOR CONSPIRACY, ARMED ROBBERY

-From Onoriode Etatsemi: The Effurun High Court I, in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State has convicted and sentenced two men, Emmanuel Ruekpe and Peter Okoro to death by hanging on two count charges of conspiracy and armed robbery. The Court…

Senate President Calls on Political Leaders to Imbibe Tenets of Democracy, Give Attention to Issues of Security in West Africa

Senate President Calls on Political Leaders to Imbibe Tenets of Democracy, Give Attention to Issues of Security in West Africa

The Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan has said elected representatives must be focused and grow the collective ability of imbibing the tenets of democracy, calling for more attention on issues of security in the sub-region in order for development. Speaking at the…

NDLEA seizes 8,852 kgs illicit drugs consignment after half hour gun duel in Lagos

NDLEA seizes 8,852 kgs illicit drugs consignment after half hour gun duel in Lagos

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have seized a total of 8,852 kilogrammes (8.8 tons) of Canadian Loud, an imported synthetic strain of cannabis after a 30-minute gun fight with armed men who were escorting the consignment loaded in…

NCoS Promotes Officer for Gallantry During Kuje Jailbreak

NCoS Promotes Officer for Gallantry During Kuje Jailbreak

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has promoted one of its officers for the gallantry he displayed during last year’s Kuje jail attack. The officer, James Benjamin was promoted from Assistant Superintendent of Corrections II to Assistant Superintendent of Corrections I. A statement…

Unknown Gunmen Kill 3 Policemen At Checkpoint In Anambra

Unknown Gunmen Kill 3 Policemen At Checkpoint In Anambra

-From SUNNY A. DAVID: It has been confirmed three policemen were killed on Thursday when unknown gunmen attacked a Police checkpoint at Umunze, in the Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State. The incident, which occured around 12 noon was said…

Shutdown Benue ethanol company appeals for reopening

Shutdown Benue ethanol company appeals for reopening

Shut ethanol- producing company, Pure Biotech Company Limited has appealed to the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) to reopen its premise for operation after it installed a state-of-the-art Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP), to prevent the reoccurrence of wastewater contamination,…

Sudan: FG Gives Update on Evacuation of Nigerians

Sudan: FG Gives Update on Evacuation of Nigerians

The Federal Government has said that 637 Nigerian evacuated from troubled Sudan had arrived the identified safe borders at Aswan, Egypt and are undergoing necessary documentation and clearance before admission into the Egyptian territory for their eventual evacuation to Nigeria, with the…

Buhari Calls for strong interface between Africa, Diaspora

Buhari Calls for strong interface between Africa, Diaspora

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for a strong interface among Africans and their Diasporas around the world. Buhari, while speaking at the opening of the 2nd edition of Global African Diaspora Symposium, Abuja, 2023, with the theme “Building Stronger Connections Between Africa…

NDLEA Warns Skit Makers to Show Restraint, Responsibility, Decorum in Use of Paraphernalia of Law Enforcement Agencies

NDLEA Warns Skit Makers to Show Restraint, Responsibility, Decorum in Use of Paraphernalia of Law Enforcement Agencies

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has advised skit producers to show restraint, responsibility and decorum in the use of paraphernalia of law enforcement officers to avoid misconceptions and insinuations. The advice came on the heels of a trending video where…

Saudi-Arabia bound widower, divorcee on Lesser Hajj arrested at Lagos airport with 14.4kg cocaine

Saudi-Arabia bound widower, divorcee on Lesser Hajj arrested at Lagos airport with 14.4kg cocaine

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos a widower, Ariyibi Olaseinde and a divorcee, Silifat Akanbi with 14.4 kilogrammes of cocaine concealed in lace and ankara fabrics while attempting to take…

Dabiri-Erewa Laments Situation in Sudan As Responsible for Non Evacuation of Nigerians

Dabiri-Erewa Laments Situation in Sudan As Responsible for Non Evacuation of Nigerians

The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has said the situation in Sudan was responsible for the inability to evacuate Nigerians trapped in the country presently engulfed in crisis. Dabiri-Erewa, in a statement on Friday by Gabriel Odu of…

Food system transformation implementation receives a boost as FG inaugurates steering c’tee

Food system transformation implementation receives a boost as FG inaugurates steering c’tee

Towards institutionalising Nigeria’s efforts at ensuring food system transformation that is sustainable, inclusive, and resilient, the Federal Government of Nigeria has inaugurated the Steering Committee on States’ implementation of the food systems transformation pathway. “Due diligence was undertaken in the identification of…

NESREA Seals Off Ethanol Plant for Discharging Pollutants into Water System

NESREA Seals Off Ethanol Plant for Discharging Pollutants into Water System

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency, NESREA and the Nigeria Police Force have sealed off Pure Bio-Tech Company Limited for contravening environmental law by discharging pollutants into public water system. A statement on Tuesday by the spokesperson of NESREA, Amaka…

Heavy rainstorm kills 6, injure others in Delta metropolis 

Heavy rainstorm kills 6, injure others in Delta metropolis 

-From Editor’s Desk Six persons are said to have lost their lives to rainstorm and windstorm recorded in Oko Community in Oshimili South Local Government Area of the state.  The incident was disclosed by Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu…

Pregnant Woman, Crippled Arrested for Drug Offenses

Pregnant Woman, Crippled Arrested for Drug Offenses

A 24-year old pregnant woman, Rabetu Abdulrasak, and a crippled, Shehu Adams were among the people arrested for various drug related offenses by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in the course of last week. A statement on Sunday…

Modi Advocates for Conservation of Big Cats

Modi Advocates for Conservation of Big Cats

India’s Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has advocated for the conservation of the big cats in order to prevent their extinction. The Prime Minister, in a mega international event held on Sunday at Mysuru, Karnataka, to commemorate 50 years of Project Tiger,…

Surinamese man arrested at PH airport with 9.9kg cocaine concealed in condoms

Surinamese man arrested at PH airport with 9.9kg cocaine concealed in condoms

A 34-year-old male South American from Suriname, Dadda Albert has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Rivers state for bringing into Nigeria 117 parcels of cocaine concealed in extra-large latex…

Zulum in Malam-Fatori, approves Armoured carriers, patrol vehicles for soldiers  

Zulum in Malam-Fatori, approves Armoured carriers, patrol vehicles for soldiers  

… Targets May for resettlement Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, on Tuesday paid an assessment visit to Malam-Fatori, a former Boko Haram stronghold on the shores of the Lake Chad. Malam-Fatori is headquarters of Abadam Local Government Area (LGA) in northern…

Ogoni Youth Federation (OYF) Worldwide, commends ongoing clean-up of Ogoniland

Ogoni Youth Federation (OYF) Worldwide, commends ongoing clean-up of Ogoniland

Ogoni Youth Federation (OYF) Worldwide, an umbrella body of Ogoni youth in River States has commended the ongoing clean-up of Ogoniland. The association while giving an Award of Outstanding Performance to the Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi on Tuesday, said the award…

NDLEA, Customs sign MoU to Tackle Menace of Drug Trafficking

NDLEA, Customs sign MoU to Tackle Menace of Drug Trafficking

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at working jointly at tackling the menace of drug trafficking in the country. The MoU aimed at sharing information and strategies that would…

NDLEA declares prophetess, celebrity couple, wanted over seized illicit drugs

NDLEA declares prophetess, celebrity couple, wanted over seized illicit drugs

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has declared a Port Harcourt, Rivers state based popular prophetess and founder of Christ Power Adoration Ministries, Faith Ugochi and a celebrity couple: Igho Ubiribo and Danielle Allen, who are the arrowheads of an international…

Reuters’ Report of Abortion of 10,000 Pregnancies by Military, Should be Treated with a Pinch of Salt, Says Medical Director

Reuters’ Report of Abortion of 10,000 Pregnancies by Military, Should be Treated with a Pinch of Salt, Says Medical Director

The Medical Director of Yobe State University Teaching Hospital Damaturu, Dr. Baba Waru Goni has said that the Nigerian Military exhibits a high sense of responsibility and professionalism even in the face of provocation by the insurgents and that the report of…