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The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA arrests 100 suspected drug traffickers in Edo

The Edo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested no fewer than 100 suspected drug traffickers with a seizure of 238,168 kilogrammes of illicit drugs.
Michael Paul Moogan, 35, from Croxteth, Liverpool, who featured as part of the Operation Captura most wanted fugitives campaign, was apprehended in Dubai as a result of joint working between Dubai Police and the NCA.

Dubai police arrest one of UK’s most wanted fugitives

Dubai Police have recently arrested a man wanted by the National Crime Agency (NCA)-UK, for eight years for his alleged role in a large-scale international drug trafficking plot in the United Kingdom. The arrest was made shortly after receiving a Red Notice from the Interpol.
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Drug fight: NDLEA takes campaign to homes

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said that it is prepared to take its renewed campaign against the use of illicit drugs to nuclear families.
Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), says welfare of personnel of the Nigerian Navy remains critical and his administration will take it seriously.

CNS: Welfare of naval officers, ratings remains critical

Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), says welfare of personnel of the Nigerian Navy remains critical and his administration will take it seriously.
Speaking during a press conference in Abuja on Monday, NDLEA Chairman, Buba Marwa, said over 15 million Nigerians abuse drugs nationwide.

Drug war: US, UK pledge more support for Nigeria

The two countries said they were impressed with the latest zeal with which the drug war is waged as shown with the successes recorded recently by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). \
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president: Drug barons funding terrorists in Nigeria

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday, blamed the lingering insecurity in Nigeria on the funding activities of drug barons who provide support to insurgent groups.
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NDLEA arrests 8 drug traffickers in Niger

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Niger Command, says it has arrested eight suspected drug traffickers with 603.24 kilogrammes of illicit drugs in different parts of the state.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA seizes 1,292kg of illicit drug in Ondo forest, arrests nine

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Ondo State Command, have arrested nine dealers of illicit drugs and seized from then 1,292 kilograms of cannabis sativa and its seeds.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has continued to put the heat on drug traffickers with the latest arrest of a businessman at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

NDLEA nabs two with 3kg cocaine at Lagos, Abuja airports

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has continued to put the heat on drug traffickers with the latest arrest of a businessman at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
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NDLEA arrests 43 suspects, seizes 581.702kg of exhibits in Kano

The Kano Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it arrested 43 suspected drug traffickers in January.
Chairman-Chief Executive Officer, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Buba Marwa (right) and the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard.

Buba Marwa: We’ll rid Nigeria of drug trafficking and consumption

Mohammed Buba Marwa, chairman/CEO of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), says the agency will rid Nigeria of illicit drug trafficking and consumption.
Chairman-Chief Executive Officer, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Buba Marwa (right) and the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard.

General Marwa: NDLEA will be hard on drug traffickers

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Gen Buba Marwa (Rtd) has assured the United States Government that the Agency will be hard on drug traffickers, exporters and importers operating in the country.
The Kano State Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) said it has impounded over 150 cartons of unregistered drugs and injections worth over N20 million and arrested two suspects.

Kano agency intercepts vehicle with cannabis worth N30 million

The Kano State Road and Traffic Agency (KAROTA), said it intercepted a Golf car carrying cannabis worth over N30 million in Kano.
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NDLEA arrests 262 ‘illicit drug peddlers’ in Edo

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Edo says it arrested no fewer than 262 suspected drug traffickers in 2020.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

NDLEA arrests three suspects with 134kg cocaine at MMA

The all male suspects were arrested at the Lagos International Airport, on January 6 and 8, 2021 with the illicit drugs hidden inside hair relaxers, embroidery tailoring materials and shirts packaged with carbon and other oily substances to avoid being detected by the scanning machines.
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NDLEA arrests 61 ‘drug traffickers’ in Niger

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Niger Command, says it arrested 61 suspected drug traffickers in different parts of the state from January to date.
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Kano NDLEA seizes 9.075kg illicit drugs, arrests 1,036 in 2020

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kano State says it intercepted 9,075 kilogrammes of illicit drugs in 2020.
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NDLEA arrests two ‘drug traffickers’

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has uncovered two new methods drug traffickers now adopt to evade the prying eyes of law enforcement personnel and this has led to the seizure of 14.4kg of cocaine.
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Official: NDLEA intercepts 14.4kg of cocaine at Abuja airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has uncovered two new methods drug traffickers now adopt to evade the prying eyes of law enforcement personnel and this had led to the seizure of 14.4kg of cocaine.
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NDLEA arrests 92, confiscates 987kg drugs in Kano

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has arrested 92 suspected drug traffickers and confiscated 987.024 kilogrammes of drugs in Kano last month.
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NDLEA nabs two with 16.65kg of cocaine at MMIA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two Nigerians who came in from Sao Paulo, Brazil with 16.65 kg of substances suspected to be cocaine on arrival at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
More than 100 reporters and other media workers have been murdered since 2000 in Mexico, and only a fraction of those crimes has resulted in convictions [Jose Luis Gonzalez-Reuters]

Journalist murdered in Mexico, sixth in 2020

A journalist has been shot dead in crime-ridden northern Mexico, authorities said Friday, the sixth such murder this year in one of the world’s most dangerous countries for reporters.

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The number of coronavirus-associated deaths in Lagos State increased to 181 on Wednesday with four more fatalities, said the state’s Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi.

Coronavirus: Lagos receives another 57,000 vaccine doses

Lagos State has received another batch of AstraZeneca vaccine from the Federal government, the Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, has disclosed.
Serena Williams, playing the 1000th WTA match of her career, lost on her return after nearly three months away to Nadia Podoroska in the second round of the WTA Italian Open on Wednesday.

Italian Open: Serena Williams crashes out on her 1000th career game

Serena Williams, playing the 1000th WTA match of her career, lost on her return after nearly three months away to Nadia Podoroska in the second round of the WTA Italian Open on Wednesday.

DRC: New accusations of sexual abuse against humanitarian workers

More than 20 Congolese women have claimed to have been sexually abused, in the form of job blackmail, by aid workers in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to an investigation released Wednesday.
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CAN declares three-days of national prayer over insecurity

Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has declared 3-days of national prayer for the country to seek divine intervention concerning the spate of insecurity and violence across the states.
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

Eid-El-Fitr: CUPP laments worsening security situation, calls for prayers, tolerance

The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has lamented that the country was indeed in a deep trying time following the recent burglary incident in the Aso Rock residence of the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.

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The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Nigerian Army: 13 ‘Boko Haram terrorists’ nabbed in Kano

The Nigerian Army has said troops of 3 Brigade Kano arrested 13 suspected Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday.
At least 31 Nigerian soldiers were killed when IS-aligned jihadists ambushed a military convoy escorting weapons and overran a base in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, military sources told AFP Monday.

Nigerian, Nigerien Armies to collaborate to rescue Katsina abducted worshippers

The Nigerian Army has said that it will collaborate with its counterpart in the Niger Republic to track fleeing bandits and rescue their victims.
The Nigeria Police Force has quizzed Musician, Dapo Oyebanjo, aka D’Banj, over allegations of rape, according to a report.

D’banj named Nigeria’s motorsport team captain

Nigerian artiste, Oladipo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj, was on Friday unveiled as Captain of the Racing Nigeria Motorsport Team.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Man beaten to death by friends in Delta for stealing N3,000

The Police in the Delta State command have arrested one Mr Efe Lucky and Mr Ramson Akpojibu for beating their friend to death over allegation of theft of their N3,000 and phones.
A woman wearing a protective face mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, walks in a local shopping street in Tokyo, Japan, May 7, 2021. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan extends coronavirus emergency in Tokyo

Japan extended on Friday a state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas until the end of May to stem a surge in novel coronavirus cases, but Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga reiterated that it was still possible to host the Tokyo Olympics just months away.