Police dismantles fake drug syndicate in Lagos

The Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team has uncovered a clandestine factory for the production of fake drugs. The Factory was discovered in the residential Area of Ikotun in Lagos State where substantial production, packaging and distribution of suspected fake drug to different parts of the Country. Jimoh Moshood, Police spokesperson who disclosed this in a press release noted that “These dastard acts may have resulted in several deaths, health complications and physical disabilities to many victims Nationwide.”    According to him, the criminal drug factory located on No.…

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Buhari not traveling to UK, Saudi and Australia -Presidency

The presidency today has dismissed reports that President Buhari is traveling to the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Australia. The special adviser to the president on media and publicity Femi Adesina said such report was a handiwork of mischievous people who want to cause disaffection, dissatisfaction in the country. The reports earlier said the President is expected to leave Nigeria on Wednesday and depart the Uk after a 20day vacation for Riyadh the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Adesina urged Nigerians to be mindful of what they accept as credible information…

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Protesters Storm APC Secretariat, Demand Oshiomhole’s Removal As Chairman

Protesters on Monday morning, marched on the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to, among other things demand for the removal of the party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. The protesters under the aegis of the APC Young Stakeholders, stormed the party headquarters as early as 11:00am with various placards with inscriptions such as: “Oshiomhole Must Go”, “Oshiomhole go home”, “We are tired of losing” etc. One of the leaders of the protesters who gave his name as Mathias Omikpa, said the APC young stakeholders were tired of…

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Bayelsa Violence: Arrest Oshomhole now, PDP tells IGP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Muhammed to immediately pull in the factional National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, for questioning and prosecution for incitement. In a press statement made available by the National Publicity Secret of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Kola Ologbondiyan says the violence and arson being perpetuated by the APC agents in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, on Friday, was in furtherance of Oshiomhole’s inciting call that no governor would be sworn-in in Bayelsa state, contrary…

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Lagos-Badagry Highway must remain 10-Lane Carriageway, Sanwo-Olu appeals to FG

The 10-lane right-of-way already set by the Lagos State Government in the ongoing construction of Lagos-Badagry Expressway needs to be preserved, Governor Babajide Sanwo- Olu urged the Federal Government. Sanwo-Olu said the ongoing construction work on the Lagos- Badagry Expressway would shoot up population upon completion and open the corridor up for more physical development. The Governor stressed that the maintenance of 10-lane on the stretch currently being constructed by the Federal Government was necessary to help the State efficiently manage traffic and enhance safety of residents on the axis.…

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Former First Lady Patience Jonathan visits Aisha Buhari in Aso Rock

The first lady of the Federal republic of Nigeria Aisha Buhari on Monday received the wife of former President Dame Patience Jonathan at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Mrs Buhari disclosed this on Tuesday on her tweeter handle. The first lady said, their discussion centred on issues affecting the growth and development of women in the country, especially girl-child education, women’s participation in politics at local level. “Yesterday, I received my predecessor, Her Excellency Dame Patience Jonathan at the State House. “We discussed my efforts with regards to greater involvement…

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Corps Members Exchange Marital Vows in Kano (PHOTOS)

The ancient city of Kano stood still today when two serving Corps Members, Mohammed Alhaji Musa and Hauwa Yahaya Bagudu exchanged marital vows. The new couple met at NYSC Kano State Orientation Camp in Kusallah Dam Karaye during the 2019 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course. NYSC Kano State Coordinator, Malam Baba Ladan, who led other NYSC Staff and Corps Members to the wedding reception which took place at Nigeria Air Force Base in Kano, commended the new couple for maintaining their relationship which blossomed into marriage. He also praised them for fulfilling one…

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OkadaBan: Occupy Lagos Releases Rules For Tomorrow’s Protest

INFORMATION FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC REGARDING #OCCUPYLAGOS We will like to thank everyone for the immense support we’ve gotten for the #OccupyLagos protest holding on Saturday (08/02/2020). We are ready to march tomorrow and look forward to protesting with you. In view of this, please note the following information: 1. Security: we are determined to maintain a peaceful, law-abiding and civil protest. Please, note that we are working with security agents and we will not hesitate to hand over any defaulter to the authorities. Alcohol, pepperspray, tasers, knives, blades and other…

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Armed Robbers Attacks Ondo Bank Kills 4 Persons

A group of heavily armed Robbers on Thursday afternoon invaded an old- generation bank in Oluji/Okeigbo local government area of Ondo State living four persons dead. An eyewitness told our correspondent that the robbers gained entry into the bank through the aid of dynamites. The incident took place around 4pm. Police spokesperson, Femi Joseph is yet to confirm the number of casualties. He said policemen have been deployed to the scene of the incident. The identities of those that were killed by the robbers cannot be confirmed as at the…

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Kogi Gov. Inaugurates 2nd Tenure State Excos (PHOTOS)

KOGI State Governor, His Excellency Yahaya Bello earlier today, presided over the inaugural 2nd term State’s EXCO meeting today, Wednesday at the EXCO Hall, Government House, Lokoja. This is the first EXCO meeting after the Governor’s second term inauguration which held on the 27 of January, 2020. The New Cabinet members read the Oath of allegiance and that of secrecy before the commencement of the business of the day

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Just In: Commercial motorcyclist and Police clash at Iyana Ipaj

Commercial motorcyclist and men of the Nigerian Police of Lagos State command on Wednesday clashed in the popular Iyana Ipaja bus stop, Lagos. It was gathered that the police men were firing at the hoodlums who retaliated with stones and weapons. the clash is however, as a result of the ban of Okada from the highways in some parts of the State.  

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Gov. Sanwo-Olu Calls For Private Sector Participation as He launches new speed boats

Lagos State Government has formally kicked off commercial waterways transportation, with the official launch of eight newly acquired speed boats by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday. Sanwo-Olu unveiled the speed boats, which will be operated by the Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY), at a ceremony held at Badore Ferry Terminal in Eti-Osa Local Government Area. Sanwo-Olu said the intervention represented a “great leap” in his administration’s strategy to deliver an effective and integrated inter-modal transportation system in addressing the perennial issue of traffic congestion on the roads. He said: “The narrative…

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Minimum Wage: Civil Servants in Niger Commences Indefinite Strike

The Nigeria Labour congress(NLC) Niger State branch has directed all its members to commence indefinite strike following the expiration of the 21 days ultimatum given to the state government to implement the new minimum wage. While the ultimatum was on, the state government, according to findings, commenced payments for lower cadre of civil servants, GL 1- 6, blaming its failure to pay other categories of workers on paucity of funds. According to Gov. Bello 80 percent of the state revenue was committed to payment of salaries and allowances, insisting that…

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Lagos: Mega City, mega drug problem

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor, Lagos State, has a problem on his hands. It is a case of Lagos as a megacity with a mega drug problem. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, a retired Colonel and Chairman/Chief Executive, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, presented the Governor with some chilling drug use statistics during a courtesy call on the Governor. A few hours to the Courtesy Visit, the Agency had just concluded the public destruction of a whopping 100 tons of illicit drugs that were seized within the Lagos metropolis. The illicit drugs were…

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SUMMARY OF DRUG EXHIBITS FROM CENTRAL EXHIBIT UNIT (DOGI), SEME COMMAND AND LAGOS STATE COMMAND WITH COURT ORDER FOR DESTRUCTION

  CMD COCAINE HEROIN METH EPHEDRINE TRAMADOL CANNABIS OTHER PSCHO SUBS KHAT CENTRL EXH 762.856 270.892 237.332 234.96 1,271.388 32,705.855 597.794 2,281.252 SEME CMD 4.173 – 0.415 – 19.000 21,645.752 0.090 – LAGOS CMD 2.991 0.770 0.316 – 6,987.382 33,120 – – TOTAL 770.02 271.662 238.063 234.96 27,258.77 87,471.607 597.884 2,281.252   CENTRAL EXHIBIT                  =     38,362.329KG SEME COMMAND =     21,669.430KG LAGOS STATE COMMAND =     40,111.459KG GRAND TOTAL                        =     100,143.218KG  

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Failure To Swear-In Vice Chairmen, Councilors From Opposition Parties, Violation Of Rule Of Law-Governor Bello

Peterclaver Egbochue Niger State governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has condemned the actions of some Local Government Council chairmen of the All Progressives Congress, APC for failing to swear-in their elected Vice Chairmen and or councilors from the opposition political parties, describing it as antithetical to the rule of law. Governor Bello who disclosed this while addressing the newly elected local government chairmen at the closing of a 3-day retreat held for them in Kaduna stated that the rule of law remains sacrosanct and must be observed, adding, “The Rule of…

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Governor Bello Sues For Synergy Among Arms Of Government

Peterclaver Egbochue    Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has emphasized the need for the executive arm of government to work in synergy with other arms of government to fast-track the development of the state.   The governor stated this when he received members of the Niger State House of Assembly who paid him a congratulatory visit following his recent Supreme Court verdict that affirmed his victory at the 2019 poll.   He noted that the affirmation of his victory by the Supreme Court would enable his administration to…

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Governor Bello Reacts To Supreme Court Judgment

Peterclaver Egbochue    Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has described his landmark victory at the Supreme Court as the will of God and reaffirmation of the people’s mandate.   In a statement signed by Mary Noel Berje, the Chief Press Secretary, CPS Governor Bello stated that the judgment made by the supreme court in Abuja would enable the government focus more on meeting its mandate to  Nigerlites.   He reiterated that the present administration operates an all inclusive government which allows everyone to make contributions towards the development of Niger State.…

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NSITF South East Office in a Mess

Trouble is brewing at the National Social Insurance Trust Funds (NSITF), and the case may consume many heads at the corporate headquarters of the NSITF. The crisis rocking the agency is that of high politics of godfatherism, corruption, tribalism, high-handedness, power tussle and official recklessness of those at the South-east branch of the organization. Trouble started with the organization sometime early 2019, when the Principal Manager, the Zonal Director of the Federal Agency, and the head, South East, engaged themselves in power tussle that culminated into unwarranted transfers of some…

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4.417 Kilograms of Cocaine targeted at West African market seized

Uruguayan Authorities at the port of Montevideo has on Thursday seized a Cocaine bound for Togo, a coastal couuntry whic is two coutries away from Nigeria. The drugs was discovered in a seizure operation jointly carried out by the National Customs Directorate and the Naval Officers attached to the port. According to crime watchers, the final destination could not be far from Nigeri, being the most populous and largest market in the West African subregion. According to the director of the National Customs, Jorge Borgaini, at least 4,417 Kilograms of…

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Prince of Peace in search of Peace at Christmas

In Nigeria, the Christmas lyrics “Peace to the World” has failed to apply for many years It is one peaceful Christmas celebration in a long while in Nigeria. There was no large scale eruption of violence as characteristic of previous years. Nigerian Christians freely held programs to mark the Christmas festivities without any serious breach of security in places outside of North Eastern Nigeria where the Islamist terrorist groups hold sway. Before now, there used to be gloom in every part of the country as Christmas approached for fear of…

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