Press Release: Additional 241 million tablets of tramadol seized at Apapa Port

  The search of the suspected 62 containers continued yesterday November 15, 2018. Eleven (11) new containers already searched were found to contain 241 million tablets of tramadol, weighing 118 metric tons. This brings to 581 million tablets of tramadol so far discovered within two days of the search operations at Apapa sea port. On the first day of the search operations, the Agency discovered 340 million tablets of tramadol from 12 containers. The tablets which are in various dosages ranging from 120 to 250 milligrams are above the permissible…

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NDLEA discovers 12 containers of tramadol at seaport

340 million tramadol tablets found in 12 containers under NDLEA watch at Apapa ports National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has so far uncovered over 340, 000, 000 tablets of Tramadol at the Apapa Sea Ports in Lagos. The tablets which were in various dosages ranging from 120 to 250 milligrams were recovered from 12 containers in an on-going search of containers at Apapa sea port. These containers which have been on the watch-list of NDLEA since November 2017 were brought to the attention of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, to…

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Staining Mr. Clean: House of Reps stands by its indictment of Osinbajo

The House of Representatives’ ad hoc Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness is standing by its report indicting the Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, for what it described as the embezzlement of N33 billion meant for presidential intervention programme for the North East crisis. The Vice-President was found culpable for giving approval to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, to the tune of N5.8 billion which the House Committee described as illegal for not following due process. Osinbajo is the Chairman of the programme as well as Chairman of NEMA…

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Buhari’s interest not national interest-Secondus

…..assures Presidential aspirants of fairness. The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has berated President Muhammadu Buhari for trying to subjugate his interest as a national interest and his personal political security as national security. Prince Secondus said that at the center of every national interest is as contained in the constitution and the rule of law of the nation and democracy is anchored on them. The National Chairman made the assertion when he received two Presidential aspirants of the party, former Sokoto state governor…

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Buhari Commissions West Africa’s Largest Brewery in Ogun

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on companies, operating in the country, to take full advantage of the industrial opportunities Nigeria offer. He said this is because the country is rated very high, in the area of ease of doing business, while officially commissioning the International Breweries Plc, Flowergate Industrial Scheme factory, along the Sagamu-Abeokuta expressway, yesterday. Represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, he urged other states to emulate Ogun’s industrial stride,  which according to him, will help the nation’s economy grow. Assuring…

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Theresa May To Visit Nigeria On Wednesday

British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit three African countries, including Nigeria, on Wednesday. According to a statement by the UK government, May will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja and also spend time in Lagos, where she is expected to visit victims of modern slavery. She would also visit Kenya and South Africa. The visit comes at a time the UK is moving towards Brexit and seeking to invest in and work alongside African nations, with mutual benefits. The prime minister will be joined by a business delegation…

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Atiku not leaving PDP for APGA: Campaign Office

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has not defected from the Peoples Democratic Party . to another party and he is not contemplating doing so, his campaign office said today. An online report has it that Abubakar was planning to move out of the PDP in a matter of weeks or days to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), where he is sure to pick the party’s presidential ticket. The campaign office described the report as a malicious attempt to confuse the public about the aspiration of Abubakar, ahead of the…

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Former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan dies

Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80, his foundation said on Saturday. Annan, a Ghanaian national, died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours of Saturday, two of his close associates said. In Geneva, the Kofi Annan Foundation announced his peaceful death with “immense sadness” after a short illness, saying he was surrounded in his last days by his second wife Nane and children Ama, Kojo and Nina. Annan served two terms as UN Secretary-General in New York…

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22 children drown as boat sinks in Sudan

At least 22 children have drowned in Sudan as the boat taking them to school sank in the Nile. The accident occurred when the boat’s engine broke down as result of heavy rains and winds in Beheir district in the Nile River state. A woman also died when the boat sank around 750km north of the capital, Khartoum, with more than 40 children on board. Civil defence forces are still searching the Nile River for the bodies of the victims. A witness said that the boat had been crossing the…

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Cholera outbreak claims 28 lives in Kano

At least 28 deaths were reported following the outbreak of Cholera across Nigeria’s northwest state Kano in the past seven months. The state confirmed 400 suspected cases of acute watery diarrhoea with 50 confirmed cases of cholera across the 33 local government areas. 28 deaths out of the 50 cases were recorded. Cholera is a highly virulent disease characterized in its most severe form by a sudden onset of acute watery diarrhoea that can lead to death by severe dehydration.

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154,131 Persons To Get Lifetime Protection From Yellow Fever In Katsina State – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO), supporting the Federal Government of Nigeria, will give a lifetime Yellow Fever protection to 154,131 persons  aged between 9 months to 45 years with just one dose of reactive vaccination. This was made known in Abuja by the WHO Country Representative(WR), Dr Wondimagegnehu Alemu,  who spoke at the launch of the reactive vaccination campaign in Danja local government area (LGA) of Katsina state in response to a recently identified outbreak of Yellow Fever. According to him  “The vaccination exercise  to be implemented from 09 to…

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Full List Of 23 Political Parties Registered By INEC

NAME OF ASSOCIATION 1.Advanced Alliance PartyAAP 2.Advanced Nigeria Democratic PartyANDP 3.African Action CongressAAC 4.Alliance for a United NigeriaAUN 5.Alliance of Social DemocratsASD 6.Alliance National PartyANP 7.Allied People’s MovementAPM 8.Alternative Party of NigeriaAPN 9.Change Nigeria PartyCNP 10.Congress Of PatriotsCOP 11.Liberation MovementLM 12.Movement for Restoration and Defence of DemocracyMRDD 13.Nigeria Community Movement PartyNCMP 14.Nigeria for DemocracyNFD 15.Peoples Coalition PartyPCP 16.Reform and Advancement PartyRAP 17.Save Nigeria CongressSNC 18.United PatriotsUP 19.United Peoples CongressUPC 20.We The People NigeriaWTPN 21.YES Electorates SolidarityYES 22.Youth PartyYP

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Fake News Aggravated Recent National Assembly Crisis – Minister 

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has attributed the escalation of the recent crisis in the National Assembly to the circulation of fake news, especially in the Social Media. The Minister stated this in Abuja on Tuesday when he paid a courtesy visit to the headquarters of Blueprint Newspapers, in furtherance of the Federal Government’s campaign against fake news, which was launched 11 July 2018. “When we launched the campaign, we did not envisage the kind of event that occurred at the National Assembly last week, specifically…

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Fake Professor Arrested For Fraud

The long arm of the law caught up with a fraudster who went about calling himself a Professor of Animal Husbandry, University of Ibadan after he was arrested with one other. The suspect, Olayinka Emmanuel  aged 54 years conspired with Adegoke Adewumi  aged 53 and fraudulently obtained the sum of one million naira from a male victim, Kolawole Kamorudeen. The duo lied to their victim that they were merchants of animal multivitamin. Believing them, the suspect parted with the sum  believing that he was actually buying animal multivitamin only to…

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2019: Watt Market traders endorse Ayade

Watt Market traders under the aegies of Capital Traders Umbrella Association (CATU), yesterday endorsed the Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade for a second term in office. The traders, who were led on a courtesy call on the governor by president of the association,  Elder Ededet Andem, anchored their support for the governor on what they described as his sterling performance in office so far. Specifically, the traders commended the governor for creating a business-friendly environment in the state, thus impacting positively on their various business. They also acknowledged…

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No date for National Assembly reconvening on INEC Budget

The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, have directed that we inform all Senators, Honorable members and the public that a date has not been set for the reconvening of the Senate and the House of Representatives to consider the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) 2019 elections budget request forwarded by President Muhammadu Buhari on July 17, 2018. The leadership of the two chambers had met and agreed to reconvene to consider the proposal this week before which a meeting between…

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Boss Turns In Driver Who Knocks Down Lastma Official

.…Suspect Charged To Court, Remanded In Prison In a rare show of patriotism and exemplary behaviour, the General Manager of King Solomon Chariots Transportation, Johnson Ogbonnaya has voluntarily handed over a driver of the company, Abuchi Okpara who absconded to Ghana after knocking down an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Ogunmeru Obafemi in Igando area of the State, to law enforcement officers. Okpara had knocked down Obafemi on August 7, 2017 in Igando area of Alimosho while attempting to evade arrest after violating the State Traffic…

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FG commissions over N1b to flood control projects in Adamawa

The Federal Government has commissioned and handed over three flood erosion control projects worth over N1b in Adamawa state. Representing President Mohammadu Buhari the Minister of Health Prof Isaac Adewole who commissioned the project, said the projects were part of the 2017 first quarter Ecological Intervention Programme approved and awarded by the Federal Executive Council in the months of March and April 2017. “The projects are sited at Ganye-Dabora Daksam and Ganye-Yelwa roads in Ganye Local government areas;  while the third project, Bagole-Kofare flood erosion work is in Yola North…

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Suspected Ritualist nabbed In Oyo State

During  vehicle patrol, the Anti-Crime patrol team of the Iyaganku Area Command on 25/7/2018 at about 6:50 PM intercepted and arrested a suspected ritualist, Sodiq Rasheed,  with three human skulls exhumed from a cemetery in Omi-Adio area of the State. The suspect, was arrested with the exhibits along Ijebu-Ode/Idi Ayunre road. The 27-year-old suspect who confessed to the crime disclosed that an Islamic cleric simply known as Alfa Hadi currently at large requested him to bring the human parts for purpose of money-making rituals. The suspect is assisting in investigation…

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Opinion: Watch out Trump, China is taking Africa from under your nose

Look out Donald Trump, while you’re not watching, China is quietly stealing a continent from you. And India may not be far behind. Currently, the battle for supremacy on the African continent is being fought out between the leaders of Asia’s two superpowers — China and India — and, for the most part, the United States is nowhere to be seen. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi all but tripped over each other last month crisscrossing the continent on personal goodwill visits. Meanwhile, the President of…

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