32.9kg Cocaine Seizure: Court Grants NDLEA’s Request To Attach Ship, Detain 29 Suspects

32.9kg Cocaine Seizure: Court Grants NDLEA’s Request To Attach Ship, Detain 29 Suspects

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): A Federal High Court in Lagos has granted the application by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, for the interim attachment of a vessel MV Cha Yanee Naree used to import 32.9 kilograms of cocaine into Nigeria…

Days To Anambra Election: Deputy Gov Resurfaces After Defecting To APC

Days To Anambra Election: Deputy Gov Resurfaces After Defecting To APC

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): DEPUTY Governor of Anambra state, Dr. Nkem Okeke, who hitherto ditched his party All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC resumed work on Thursday in his office at Government House and…

Jail Break: FG Inaugurates Vulnerability Audit Of Custodial Centres

Jail Break: FG Inaugurates Vulnerability Audit Of Custodial Centres

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE Federal Government has inaugurated a vulnerability audit of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) custodial centres across the country to stem the incessant attacks on correctional facilities. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, whilst inaugurating the audit…

What You Must Do Before Boarding Flight To USA

What You Must Do Before Boarding Flight To USA

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE United States has said travelers into the country from November 8 are to be fully vaccinated and with proof of vaccinated before they are allowed to board flight. A statement from United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria,…

I Am Fulfilled Being My Own Boss -STEPreneur Akaba

I Am Fulfilled Being My Own Boss -STEPreneur Akaba

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: AKABA PATRA: Our spot light this week is on Patra Akaba, the CEO of Ricky Makeover and Cosmetics. She hails from Ughelli North Local Government Area. She obtained an HND in Accounting from Delta State…

Security Challenges: Senate C’ttee Seeks To Up Budgetary Allocation To Interior Ministry

Security Challenges: Senate C’ttee Seeks To Up Budgetary Allocation To Interior Ministry

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE Senate Committee on Interior has requested for increased budgetary allocation for the Ministry of Interior in order to perform it’s mandates and position it towards combating the present insecurity in the country. A statement by the spokesman…

Anambra Poll: NSCDC Deploys 20,000 Personnel

Anambra Poll: NSCDC Deploys 20,000 Personnel

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): TWENTY thousand (20,000) members of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) are to be deployed towards a hitch-free election in Anambra State. Speaking in Abuja on Thursday during the Opening Ceremony of a 3-day train-the-trainers capacity…

NDLEA To Establish Standard Rehab Centres In Geopolitical Zones

NDLEA To Establish Standard Rehab Centres In Geopolitical Zones

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it would be establishing a standard rehabilitation centre in each of the six geo-political zones to treat the high number of persons suffering drug addiction across the country. This was…

COP 26: Nigeria Asks Developed Countries To Honour $100Bn Pledge On Climate Support

COP 26: Nigeria Asks Developed Countries To Honour $100Bn Pledge On Climate Support

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): NIGERIA has asked developed countries to honour the pledge of $100 billion annually to support climate action in developing countries. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja on the position Nigeria would be presenting at the 2021…

THE SUDANESE CRISIS: AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE

THE SUDANESE CRISIS: AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Austen AKHAGBEME : THE fragile peace and the mutual suspicion that has led to the loudest silence, between the military and their civilian counterparts in a novel power- sharing sovereign transition council, headed by General Abder Fattah…

Nigeria’s Drug Addiction Three Times More Than Global Average- Marwa

Nigeria’s Drug Addiction Three Times More Than Global Average- Marwa

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA: CHAIRMAN/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Retd) has lamented that Nigeria’s drug addiction is thrice the global average. Marwa who ordered for the rooting out of drug barons and cartels…

Attack On Oyo Custodial Centre: We’ll Recapture All Inmates That Escaped – Aregbesola

Attack On Oyo Custodial Centre: We’ll Recapture All Inmates That Escaped – Aregbesola

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA: MINISTER of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has vowed to pursue and recapture all inmates who escaped from the Abolongo, Oyo, Oyo State, Custodial Centre of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) on Friday night, 22 October, 2021 when the…

Southern Africa Embassies Want Unconditional Lifting Of Economic Sanctions On Zimbabwe

Southern Africa Embassies Want Unconditional Lifting Of Economic Sanctions On Zimbabwe

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA: EMBASSIES of countries in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) in Nigeria has again called for the immediate and unconditional lifting of the prolonged economic sanctions placed on Zimbabwe by the United States of America (USA) in 2001…

NDLEA intercepts 2,060kg Heroin, Others At Lagos Airport, Ondo, Edo, Kano

NDLEA intercepts 2,060kg Heroin, Others At Lagos Airport, Ondo, Edo, Kano

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA: OPERATIVES of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted over 2,060 kilogrammes of assorted drugs including heroin, methamphetamine, cannabis, tramadol and rohypnol. The interceptions were made in operations at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos…

Election: Soludo Mocks Andy Uba, Says He’s Afraid Of Meeting Anambra People

Election: Soludo Mocks Andy Uba, Says He’s Afraid Of Meeting Anambra People

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) -From Sunny A. DAVID (Awka): THE candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has mocked his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart, Senator Andy Uba, over his inability to flag off his Governorship election campaign….

DOPF Annual Lecture: Emmanuel Uduaghan’s Antidotes On Niger Delta Challenge

DOPF Annual Lecture: Emmanuel Uduaghan’s Antidotes On Niger Delta Challenge

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Jerome-Mario UTOMI: IN a piece entitled; Banters in Lagos, Poverty and Disease in the Niger Delta, posted about four years ago, precisely in February 2018.  Aside from spreading out the needs, interests, aspirations and even their problems were…

Goronyo Attack: Zulum, Yahaya Visit Sokoto As NEGF’s Reps Donate N20m

Goronyo Attack: Zulum, Yahaya Visit Sokoto As NEGF’s Reps Donate N20m

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): GOVERNOR Babagana Umara Zulum who is the Chairman of the Northeast Governors’ Forum, alongside Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, were in Sokoto on Saturday, for condolence and solidarity visit to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal over a recent…

Child Rights Act Will Open Vista To Devt Initiatives -Borno Women Affairs Commissioner

Child Rights Act Will Open Vista To Devt Initiatives -Borno Women Affairs Commissioner

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE Commissioner for women affairs in Borno state, Haijiya Gambo Zuwaira has said that the Child’s Right Act bill will give the children of Borno state especially coming out of the 12 years of insurgency the right to…

50 Years Nigeria/China Bilateral Relation: Segun Adeniyi, 49 Others Given Award By Chinese Embassy

50 Years Nigeria/China Bilateral Relation: Segun Adeniyi, 49 Others Given Award By Chinese Embassy

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE Chinese Embassy in Nigeria has given an award the Chair of the Editorial Board, ThisDay Newspapers, Mr.Olusegun Adeniyi and 49 other Nigerians for their contributions toward building the relationship between China and Nigeria. Among other prominent individuals…

Aregbesola Confirms Attack On Oyo Correctional Centre

Aregbesola Confirms Attack On Oyo Correctional Centre

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): MINISTER of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has confirmed the attack on a custodial centre in Oyo State. A statement on Saturday by the Media Adviser to the Minister. Sola Fasure said: “At about 10.00 pm yesterday (Friday), October…

Chinese Envoy Wants Nigerian Political Parties To Learn From Communist Party Of China

Chinese Envoy Wants Nigerian Political Parties To Learn From Communist Party Of China

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) -From Editor’s DESK: THE Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Cui Jianchun has asked political parties to learn from Communist Party of China by making the well-being of Nigerians their priority. Speaking at the Public Presentation of a book with…

SERVICOM: NSCDC Set To Enhance Capacity For Effective Service Delivery

SERVICOM: NSCDC Set To Enhance Capacity For Effective Service Delivery

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: THE Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr Ahmed Audi, PhD, mni, has called to action, management and staff of NSCDC for a continuous journey to meet the needs of Nigerians and…

UNODC, EU, NIALS Launch User Guide To Tackle Terrorism

UNODC, EU, NIALS Launch User Guide To Tackle Terrorism

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, in collaboration with the European Union Delegation and the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) have launched the User’s Guide to counter terrorism in Nigeria. A statement on Thursday…

Plan Your Tomorrow From Today, YAGEPreneur Bawo Advises Delta Youths

Plan Your Tomorrow From Today, YAGEPreneur Bawo Advises Delta Youths

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) -By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: BAWO ULORI hails from Warri North Local Government Area. He attended the Delta State University, Abraka where he obtained a BSC in Economics. He enrolled in YAGEP in the 2016/2017 Cycle and was established at YAGEP…

Delta Budget Presentation: 2022 Fiscal Year To Gulp N469.5bn

Delta Budget Presentation: 2022 Fiscal Year To Gulp N469.5bn

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: SENATOR (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of oil and gas producing Delta state in Nigeria on Thursday, presented Appropriation Bill of N469.5 billion for 2022 to the state’s House of Assembly. The 2022 Budget is N85.5 billion higher than the N383.95 billion revised…

Isoko Monarchs Laud Gov Okowa For Delta Assembly Majority Leader Position

Isoko Monarchs Laud Gov Okowa For Delta Assembly Majority Leader Position

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Michael J. EKOKORUWE: ISOKO Traditional Rulers Council through its Chairman, HRM Anthony William Ovrawah Omogha 1, the Odiologbo of Oleh kingdom, has lauded the Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for retaining the position of…

Final Peace Returns As Aviara Presents King To Isoko South Monarchs

Final Peace Returns As Aviara Presents King To Isoko South Monarchs

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Michael J. EKOKORUWE: THE people of Aviara Kingdom has presented the New King of the kingdom, HRM Michael Efeareduo Ebobo Imoh 1, the Ovie of Aviara Kingdom to Isoko South traditional rulers Council. The presentation held on…

Insecurity: US Expresses Readiness To Lend Support to Nigeria

Insecurity: US Expresses Readiness To Lend Support to Nigeria

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLA: THE United States (US) has told Nigeria of her readiness to lend support towards the country’s bid to contain insecurity. The assurance was given during a meeting between the visiting US Deputy Security Adviser, Jonathan…

UK False Alarm Not Reflective Of Situation In Delta *Govt Flays Travel Advisory *Urges Int’l Community To Shun Report

UK False Alarm Not Reflective Of Situation In Delta *Govt Flays Travel Advisory *Urges Int’l Community To Shun Report

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: DELTA Government on Monday, expressed dismay over the recent travel advisory reportedly issued by the United Kingdom to its citizens in Nigeria. The Commissioner for Information in the state, Mr Charles Aniagwu, who expressed the…

Gumel Promises Nigerians Better Outing At Commonwealth Games

Gumel Promises Nigerians Better Outing At Commonwealth Games

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLA: PRESIDENT, Commonwealth Games Nigeria, Habu Gumel has promised Nigerians to expect a better performance at the next Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Gumel, gave this promise at the weekend in Abuja when the Commonwealth Games Baton…

Heavy Deployment of Security During Elections Shows Democracy Not Fully Entrenched -Ghana’s IGP

Heavy Deployment of Security During Elections Shows Democracy Not Fully Entrenched -Ghana’s IGP

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLA: GHANA’S Inspector General of Police (IGP), George Dampare has punched holes in heavy deployment of security forces during in some West African countries, insisting that it only paints the picture that democracy is still yet…

Bashorun Askia Seeks Best Legal Practices For Nigerian Lawyers

Bashorun Askia Seeks Best Legal Practices For Nigerian Lawyers

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Albert OGRAKA: NIGERIAN lawyers have been urged to appliy international best practices to distinguish themselves as legal practitioners of repute. Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Bashorun Askia Ogieh, FCNA,…

KACRAN Calls On Southern State Govts To Reconsider Ban On Open Grazing

KACRAN Calls On Southern State Govts To Reconsider Ban On Open Grazing

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: A pastoralist association, Kulen Allah Cattle Rearers Association of Nigeria (KACRAN) has called on governments of southern states of the country to reconsider their decision to ban open grazing in their domain, insisting that they…

Coups, Tenure Elongations Attracting Bad Image To West Africa -Speaker ECOWAS Parliament

Coups, Tenure Elongations Attracting Bad Image To West Africa -Speaker ECOWAS Parliament

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: THE Speaker of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Sidie Mohammed Tunis has lamented that the sub region is attracting bad image with recent military putsches, tenure elongations and undemocratic…

Eid-ul-Mawlid: FG Declares Tues Oct 19 Public Holiday

Eid-ul-Mawlid: FG Declares Tues Oct 19 Public Holiday

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: THE Federal Government has declared Tuesday October 19th, 2021 as Public Holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid Celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who…

“I Was Blind Now I Can See”: Deltans Testify, As Dame Okowa Leads Free Grassroots Medical Outreach

“I Was Blind Now I Can See”: Deltans Testify, As Dame Okowa Leads Free Grassroots Medical Outreach

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Albert OGRAKA: WIFE of the Delta State governor and Founder O5 initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, has expressed delight over the successes recorded at the flag off the 2021 Free Grassroots Medical Outreach in Delta State. Majority of…

STEPreneur Akpotor Advises Unemployed Delta Youths To Acquire Skills For Self-Employment

STEPreneur Akpotor Advises Unemployed Delta Youths To Acquire Skills For Self-Employment

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: SOPHIA AKPOTOR OBRUCHE is our STEPreneur for the week. She hails from Ethiope East Local Government Area. She was unemployed for two years after graduation from Delta State University where she studied Management Studies. Fortunately,…

Akume Accused Of Fueling Crisis At NLRC *As Board Insists Minister Undermining HOS, SGF

Akume Accused Of Fueling Crisis At NLRC *As Board Insists Minister Undermining HOS, SGF

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)  –From Editor’s DESK: SOME members of the Governing Board of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) are warning that the activities of the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume are beginning to impede the…

NDLEA Dismantles Drug Joints In Nine States, Arrests 110 Dealers

NDLEA Dismantles Drug Joints In Nine States, Arrests 110 Dealers

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: NO fewer than 110 drug dealers were arrested in a raid on hideouts in nine states across the country in the past one week. A statement on Sunday by the spokesman of the National Drug…