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Customs seizes N3.06 billion Tramadol, other drugs at Onne port

Barely a week after it seized 50 containers of controlled drugs in Lagos, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has announced the seizure of another nine 40ft containers of Tramadol and other controlled pain-killer drugs with a duty paid value of N3,060,000,000 at the Onne Port, Rivers State.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Jide Sanwo-Olu: We will open Lagos government books

The Lagos State All Progressives Congress gubernatorial candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his running mate, Femi Hamzat, on Tuesday pledged to run a transparent budgetary system if elected into office in next year’s polls.
Lagos State House of Assembly

Lagos Assembly to stem rising spates of drug abuse

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday called on Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode and all relevant stakeholders to embark on aggressive campaign against drug abuse.

FRSC: Evil forces not responsible for road crashes, fatalities

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has said that ‘ember months’ were periods in the year when people erroneously believed that evil forces on the roads were responsible for crashes and fatalities.

Great Ogboru, INEC oppose suit challenging Delta APC guber congress

Great Ogboru, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have vehemently opposed a suit filed by Victor Ochei, challenging the outcome of the party gubernatorial primaries held on September 30, 2018.

Ogun Assembly receives six bills from Ibikunle Amosun

The Ogun House of Assembly on Tuesday received six bills from Gov. Ibikunle Amosun, Mr Suraj Adekunbi, the Speaker, disclosed during plenary in Abeokuta.

NCC weighs pros, cons of Value Added Services on consumers

The Nigerian Communications Commission on Thursday said that the positive impact of Value Added Services on consumers outweighed the negative impact.

CACOL condemns N3.46 trillion loss annually to port inefficiency

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has condemned the nation’s loss of over Three Trillion Naira (N3.46tn) annually, that should accrue to the economy through Port inefficiency.
Abubakar Malami

Minister inaugurates 17-man anti-corruption committee

Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami on Monday in Abuja inaugurated a 17-man monitoring and evaluation committee on the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy spanning 2017 through 2021.

ERA/FoEN seeks urgent enforcement of Tobacco Control Act

A civil society organisation, Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria, has called on the Federal Government to commence immediate enforcement of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act signed into law in 2015.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari: We need new technologies to address power, metering challenges

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that Nigeria was in dire need of new engineering technologies to address its power supply and metering challenges.
NAFDAC Director General Christianah Mojisola Adeyeye

NAFDAC: Beware of contaminated frozen vegetables

The Directorate of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (FSAN) of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has warned Nigerians to beware of consumption of contaminated PINGUIN brand of mixed vegetables, shipped to Nigeria recently.

US: Corruption, inconsistent regulations pervasive in Nigeria

Foreign companies, particularly those based in the United States of America, are complaining of pervasive corruption, poor judicial system, inconsistent regulations, and lack of transparency as hindrances to doing business with ease in Nigeria.
Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye

Mojisola Adeyeye: Tramadol has ruined lives of promising youths

“Tramadol has ruined the lives of many promising youths who should have been the future and asset of our beloved country,” Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director-General of NAFDAC has said.

Nigeria kick starts voluntary asset repatriation scheme

Nigeria is set to partner foreign consultants, comprising legal practitioners and other experts in Switzerland on a voluntary offshore asset repatriation scheme.

Federal govt assures Nigerians of 4,500MW minimum electricity supply from 2018

The Federal Government says the implementation of the Power Sector Recovery Programme (PSRP) will ensure a minimum baseline daily power supply of 4,500Mega Watts (MW) from 2018.

FRSC to deploy 33,000 personnel for Eid-el-kabir patrol

Boboye Oyeyemi, corps marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has approved the deployment of 33,000 personnel to improve vehicular movement and to mitigate crashes during the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.

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Nigerian, Chinese miners set to strengthen economic relations

The Miners Association of Nigeria and China Miners Association have reached an agreement to strengthen the existing bilateral economic relationship between the two bodies.
New Nigeria Peoples Party NNPP

NNPP will conduct council election in Bauchi in six months, if elected –...

The New Nigeria Peoples Party in Bauchi State has pledged to conduct Local Government Council election within six months, if elected into power.

NANS demands prosecution of alleged killer of police officer in Ogun

The National Association of Nigerian Students has urged the Ogun Police Command to fast track prosecution of the alleged killer of Cpl. Gbenga Adeboyejo.

NLC urges federal government to respect ILO principles

Comrade Ayuba Wabba, President, National Labour Congress (NLC), has urged the federal government to respect International Labour Organisation (ILO) principles and the rights of workers in order to have peaceful industrial relations.
More than 40 people were injured in an explosion Sunday night at a restaurant in northern Japan, police said.

Explosion in Japanese restaurant leaves more than 40 injured

More than 40 people were injured in an explosion Sunday night at a restaurant in northern Japan, police said.