2023 Election: ECOWAS, IPAC task political actors in South East, South-South on peaceful elections

2023 Election: ECOWAS, IPAC task political actors in South East, South-South on peaceful elections

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission has called on all candidates and political parties in Nigeria, especially in the South East and South-South geological zones to more than ever before embrace peace and works towards the credible outcome of 2023…

2023 Elections: UN meets with Civil Society

2023 Elections: UN meets with Civil Society

As part of its commitment to supporting peaceful, credible, free and fair general elections in Nigeria, the United Nations convened a meeting to listen to and discuss civil society perspectives on the ongoing general election process. The meeting, attended by representatives of…

NSCDC Bags Outstanding Govt Agency Award …Assures of Election Security

NSCDC Bags Outstanding Govt Agency Award …Assures of Election Security

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has emerged as the best Leadership Government Agency of the year 2022. The Corps on Tuesday received the award during the 14th Edition of the Leadership Annual Conference and Awards, themed “Credible Elections and…

EU launches 2023 election observation

EU launches 2023 election observation

The Chief Observer European Union Election Observation mission for 2023 General Election, Mr. Barry Andrews has appeal to stakeholders to ensure that the upcoming elections are peaceful, free and fair. He also disclosed that 40 long term observers would be deployed by…

Resettlement: Zulum opens 300 houses

Resettlement: Zulum opens 300 houses

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum on Monday commissioned 300 units of resettlement houses built for citizens affected by Boko Haram attacks in Rumirgo town of Askira-Uba Local Government Area of the state. The project is one of several housing interventions from…

PDP’ll secure Nigeria, grow our economy – Atiku

PDP’ll secure Nigeria, grow our economy – Atiku

Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday said if voted into office, his administration would change the security architecture in the country and grow the economy. He gave the assurance at the party’s Presidential Campaign in Delta…

FG Introduces Programmes to Reduce Air Pollution

FG Introduces Programmes to Reduce Air Pollution

The Federal Government has flagged off the National Generator Emission Control Programme (NGECP) and the National Vehicular Emission Control Programme (NVECP) in order to reduce air pollution in the country. Speaking at the official flag-off of the two programmes in Abuja on…

NDLEA intercepts cocaine, skunk consignments from Brazil, Canada<br>…Arrests blind grandpa, notorious leper in connection with drug

NDLEA intercepts cocaine, skunk consignments from Brazil, Canada
…Arrests blind grandpa, notorious leper in connection with drug

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have thwarted attempts by drug cartels to bring126.95 kilogrammes of cocaine and skunk concealed in herbal tea packs and imported vehicles from Brazil and Canada into the country through the Akanu Ibiam International…

NDLEA Storms Edo Forests, Razes Warehouse Housing 317 tons of Cannabis

NDLEA Storms Edo Forests, Razes Warehouse Housing 317 tons of Cannabis

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has dealt a lethal blow on a cluster of cannabis syndicates operating in the Opuje forests of Edo state where massive warehouses and tents storing over 317,417 kilogrammes (317.4 metric tons) of the psychoactive substance…

2023 ‘ll be tougher for drug barons, cartels – Marwa *26,458 arrested; *3,733 jailed; 19,401 counselled, treated in 24 months

2023 ‘ll be tougher for drug barons, cartels – Marwa *26,458 arrested; *3,733 jailed; 19,401 counselled, treated in 24 months

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has warned that unrepentant drug barons and cartels will face tougher time in 2023 if they fail to back out of the illicit drug business.Marwa…

EU Expresses Concern Over CSOs Low Compliance To Extant Law

EU Expresses Concern Over CSOs Low Compliance To Extant Law

The European Union (EU) has expressed concern over the low compliance of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on extant laws guiding the regulations of the system at the state and local levels in Nigeria. The concern was expressed on Monday under its Agents…

EU Expresses Concern Over CSOs Low Compliance To Extant Law

EU Expresses Concern Over CSOs Low Compliance To Extant Law

The European Union (EU) has expressed concern over the low compliance of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on extant laws guiding the regulations of the system at the state and local levels in Nigeria. The concern was expressed on Monday under its Agents…

NDLEA seizes N5 billion aploids in Lagos Warehouse, arrests two kingpins

NDLEA seizes N5 billion aploids in Lagos Warehouse, arrests two kingpins

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the weekend busted a warehouse in Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos belonging to a tramadol cartel, arresting two of its kingpins, seizing millions of opioids pills and bottles worth over N5 billion….

<strong>Soludo Calls For Nnamdi Kanu’s Unconditional Release, Offers To Stand Surety</strong>

Soludo Calls For Nnamdi Kanu’s Unconditional Release, Offers To Stand Surety

-BY SUNNY A. DAVID: The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo, has called for the immediate and unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who has been in detention with the Federal Government of Nigeria Prof. Soludo who made the demand…

CGIS Asks Immigration Personnel to Remain Apolitical, Stop Non-Nigerians from Participating in Elections

CGIS Asks Immigration Personnel to Remain Apolitical, Stop Non-Nigerians from Participating in Elections

The Comptroller General of Immigration Service, Isah Idris, has charged men of the service to remain apolitical and ensure non-Nigerians are not allowed to participate in the forthcoming election exercise. The CGIS gave the charge on Saturday at the graduation ceremony of…

2023 Election: CGIS Tasks Residents of Border Communities to be Vigilant

2023 Election: CGIS Tasks Residents of Border Communities to be Vigilant

The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr Isah Idris has tasked residents border communities to be vigilant especially as the country approaches elections. Idris made the case during a visit on Thursday to some border communities in Ogun State. The…

NIS Penalizes 36 Erring Personnel

NIS Penalizes 36 Erring Personnel

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has dismissed four personnel and demoted 14 officials for various act of indiscipline. A statement on Tuesday by the spokesman of the Service, Tony Akuneme said this was part of efforts to rid the Service of bad…

NDLEA intercepts drug consignments in wooden statue, imported vehicle<br>. Seizes 3,975kgs skunk, 58,200 tramadol pills in cross country interdictions

NDLEA intercepts drug consignments in wooden statue, imported vehicle
. Seizes 3,975kgs skunk, 58,200 tramadol pills in cross country interdictions

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted over 37.5 kilogrammes of illicit substances at airport and seaport in Lagos in the last one week. The anti-narcotics agency also arrested 11 suspects in interdiction operations across the country during…

Insecurity: Hoodlums Burn Down Newly Renovated Police Station

Insecurity: Hoodlums Burn Down Newly Renovated Police Station

-From SUNNY A. DAVID: Some yet-to-be-identified persons have burnt down the Umuchu Police Station, along the Umuchu-Achina road in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State. Sources said the hoodlums stormed the place at about 3am on Sunday and set the facility…

NIS, NCoS get N1 billion Security Grant from ASR Africa

NIS, NCoS get N1 billion Security Grant from ASR Africa

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and the Nigerian Correctional Service NCoS) have been awarded N1 billion from Abdul Samad Rabiu Initiative for Africa (ASR Africa) Security Sector Support Grant, in recognition of the their many successes. A statement on statement on Friday…

<strong>Stampede As Anambra Filling Station Sells Petrol N180 Per Litre</strong>

Stampede As Anambra Filling Station Sells Petrol N180 Per Litre

-From SUNNY A. DAVID: The Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, is selling between N330 and N390 per litre in Onitsha, Nnewi, Awka and other parts of Anambra State. The situation was like that at all the filling stations visited by…

<strong>Obosi Killing: Monarch Said “We Know Killers Of Our Town Union Leader”</strong>

Obosi Killing: Monarch Said “We Know Killers Of Our Town Union Leader”

-From SUNNY A. DAVID: The traditional ruler of Obosi Community in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Igwe Chidubem Iweka III on Thursday stated that himself, his cabinet members and other law abiding citizens of Obosi Ancient Kingdom know the…

Brazil returnee arrested with 105 parcels of cocaine in candies

Brazil returnee arrested with 105 parcels of cocaine in candies

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted 105 parcels of cocaine concealed in candies by a Brazil returnee, Agbasi Prosper at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The suspect, according to the spokesman of the anti-narcotics agency, Femi…

KACRAN Commends FG for Organizing Regional Herders-Farmers Confab

KACRAN Commends FG for Organizing Regional Herders-Farmers Confab

Kulen Allah Cattle Rearers Association of Nigeria (KACRAN) has commended the federal government for organizing regional Herders-Farmers conference. The association in a statement on Tuesday by it’s National President, Hon Khalil Bello said “KACRAN highly appreciates the Hon Minister of Agriculture for…

Anambra: Unknown Gunmen Kidnap Bizman Who Came Home From Zaria To Celebrate Christmas At Umuchu

Anambra: Unknown Gunmen Kidnap Bizman Who Came Home From Zaria To Celebrate Christmas At Umuchu

-From Sunny A. David: There has been serious tension in Umuchu town in Aguata Local Government area of Anambra State for the past two days following the kidnapping of the Managing Director of People’s Bookshop, Ogbuehi Pius Egwuekwe, by unknown gunmen in…

U.S. supports NDLEA with forensic, intelligence, prosecution tools

U.S. supports NDLEA with forensic, intelligence, prosecution tools

The United States government has announced a project that will strengthen the forensic and chemical analysis capacity of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) as well as its intelligence gathering and prosecution capabilities. The latest support from the U.S. Department of…

NDLEA intercepts Xmas Colorado, cannabis juice consignments at airport, seaport in Lagos

NDLEA intercepts Xmas Colorado, cannabis juice consignments at airport, seaport in Lagos

Consignments of Colorado concealed in vehicles imported from Montreal, Canada and packs of cannabis juice flown in from South Africa, meant for distribution ahead of the Christmas festive season, have been intercepted by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA,…

<strong>Kanu Gravely Sick, Must Not Die In Custody, Rights Group Warns FG</strong>

Kanu Gravely Sick, Must Not Die In Custody, Rights Group Warns FG

-From SUNNY A.  DAVID: A Rights Group, International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety), has called on the Federal government to release the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, saying that it could be…

BEDC PARTNERS NSCDC TO PROTECT POWER INSTALLATIONS FROM VANDALS IN DELTA

BEDC PARTNERS NSCDC TO PROTECT POWER INSTALLATIONS FROM VANDALS IN DELTA

The Benin Electricity Distribution Company BEDC has partnered with the Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Delta State Command to protect the company’s power installations across the State. The Asaba Business/Branch manager Mr Henry Onovwaka who solicited for the…

<strong>Another Anambra Community Invokes Deities To Fight Gunmen, Crimes</strong>

Another Anambra Community Invokes Deities To Fight Gunmen, Crimes

-From SUNNY A.  DAVID: To stem the tide of crimes and criminalities in their area, Oba Community in Idemili South Local Government Area in Anambra State has invoked their deities. The spiritual action was sequel to series of crimes committed  within Oba…

<strong>Gunmen Set Ablaze Monarch’s, Deputy Speaker’s, Houses In Anambra, As Stakeholders, INEC Meet Over 2023</strong>

Gunmen Set Ablaze Monarch’s, Deputy Speaker’s, Houses In Anambra, As Stakeholders, INEC Meet Over 2023

-From SUNNY A.  DAVID: Gunmen have set ablaze buildings belonging to the Anambra State Deputy Speaker, Hon. Pascal Agbodike and one of the traditional rulers in the State. Also, two buildings belonging to the President General of Osumoghu, Nze Denis Muomaife were…

NDLEA receives N500m grant to boost drug war

NDLEA receives N500m grant to boost drug war

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) has received a N500 million grant from the Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) for the funding of some selected projects. The letter of grant was handed over on Wednesday in Abuja to theChairman/Chief Executive…

NDLEA seized over N450 billion drugs, others from barons, traffickers in less than 2 years

NDLEA seized over N450 billion drugs, others from barons, traffickers in less than 2 years

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has made a total drug and non-drug seizures of over N450 billion from drug traffickers and barons within the last 22 months. Also within the same period of time seizures of over 100 million pills…

NDLEA intercepts 1.7million opioid pills in noodles at Lagos airport, Gombe

NDLEA intercepts 1.7million opioid pills in noodles at Lagos airport, Gombe

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted not less than 1,760,460 pills of tramadol and other opioids hidden in packs of Indomie noodles packs and other packs at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos as well as in…

Reaction of European Countries to Russian/Ukrainian War Has Not Been Too Smooth- Envoy

Reaction of European Countries to Russian/Ukrainian War Has Not Been Too Smooth- Envoy

The Czech Ambassador to Nigeria, Zdenek Krejci has lamented that the reaction of European countries to the ongoing Russian/Ukrainian war has not been too smooth. Krejci, who is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon, Chad,…

HURIWA Names NDLEA Boss, Buba Marwa Man of The Year

HURIWA Names NDLEA Boss, Buba Marwa Man of The Year

The leading and foremost civil rights advocacy group; the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has named the Executive Chairman of the Nigerian Drugs Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA); Buba Marwa the Human Rights Man of the Year for 2022 HURIWA…

NDLEA arrests wanted Abia drug kingpin, declares another wanted<br>. Seals hotels, mansions, bank accounts linked to them, recovers exotic vehicles

NDLEA arrests wanted Abia drug kingpin, declares another wanted
. Seals hotels, mansions, bank accounts linked to them, recovers exotic vehicles

One of two brothers who serve as major sources of illicit drug supplies in South East and South South parts of the country, Onyeaghalachi Stephen Nwagwugwu, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA after nine years…

<strong>Onitsha Market Fire: Soludo Calls For Immediate Emergency Training, Canvasses Insurance For Traders</strong>

Onitsha Market Fire: Soludo Calls For Immediate Emergency Training, Canvasses Insurance For Traders

-From SUNNY A.  DAVID: The Governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, has called on traders and business people to insure their businesses against emergencies. Governor Soludo stated this through the Deputy Governor, Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim, who represented him at the…

<strong>Soludo, Police, Fire Service Speak on Onitsha Fire Outbreak</strong>

Soludo, Police, Fire Service Speak on Onitsha Fire Outbreak

-From SUNNY A.  DAVID: The trio of the Anambra State Fire Service, Anambra State Police Command, and Anambra State Governor have given their respective comments and update on the early morning fire outbreak that hit the commercial city of Onitsha, in Anambra…