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The Chairman- Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa, has urged Nigerians to take ownership of the renewed fight against the menace of drug abuse in the country.

NDLEA boss urges Nigerians to take ownership of war against drug abuse

The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa, has urged Nigerians to take ownership of the renewed fight against the menace of drug abuse in the country.
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NDLEA: Nigerian kidnappers now ask for ransom payment in drugs

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brigadier-General Buba Marwa (rtd) has expressed regret that the drugs abuse situation in the country is so bad that criminal elements especially kidnappers and armed bandits now ask for payment of ransoms in drugs.
Demonstrators shout slogans as they rally against the military coup at the University of Yangon in Yangon, Myanmar, February 25, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Opponents, supporters of Myanmar coup scuffle as more protests planned

Supporters and opponents of Myanmar’s military clashed on the streets of Yangon on Thursday as authorities blocked students from leaving their campus to march, a day after a first flurry of diplomacy aimed at resolving the crisis.
FILE PHOTO - A demonstrator takes part in a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 22, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar minister flies to Thailand for crisis talks

Myanmar’s military-appointed foreign minister travelled to Thailand on Wednesday, a Thai government source said, as Myanmar’s neighbours intensified efforts to resolve a crisis that began when its army seized power in a Feb. 1 coup.
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 begins screening of service chiefs

The Senate Committees on Defence, Army, Navy and Air force has commenced screening the newly appointed service chiefs nominees as requested by President Muhammadu Buhari.
FILE PHOTO - An armoured vehicle is seen on a street during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, February 14, 2021. Picture taken February 14, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar junta chief urges economic action as Western pressure grows

The leader of Myanmar’s junta has called for energetic efforts to revive an ailing economy, state media reported on Tuesday, as Western countries considered more sanctions to press the generals to shun a violent crackdown on democracy protests
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 confirms ex-service chiefs as ambassadors

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, had on February 10, mandated the Committee on Foreign Affairs to confirm General Abayomi Olonisakin (retd) (Ekiti); Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd) (Borno); Vice Admiral Ibok- Ette Ibas (retd) (Cross River); Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar(retd) (Bauchi); and Air Vice Marshal Muhammad S. Usman (Rtd) (Kano) as non-career ambassadors of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
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The lion that cannot be caged

Others have not reached out to me and have written or spoken out of ignorance, hate and malice imputing the worst motivations for actions which they claim I have purportedly taken.
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NDLEA arrests notorious drug kingpin in Lagos

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agent has arrested a drug baron, Chidi Olife, who escaped arrest for unlawful importation of 5.250kg of heroin concealed in books from Karachi, Pakistan to Lagos since June 2010.

Ex-MILAD Ahmed Aboki laid to rest in Abuja

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Ahmed Abdullahi Aboki, who died after a brief illness, has been buried at the Military Cemetery, Abuja.
Arrangements are in place to ensure that no fewer than 6,569 persons in Kano State benefit from the federal government’s N656 million grant, Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mariam Katagum, says.

Minister: Kano traders to receive N656 million grant

Arrangements are in place to ensure that no fewer than 6,569 persons in Kano State benefit from the federal government’s N656 million grant, Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mariam Katagum, says.
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 begins screening of ex-service chiefs as non-career ambassadors

The Senate committee on Foreign Affairs is about now screening the former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Abayomi Olonisakin (rtd) and the erstwhile service chiefs for appointment as non-career Ambassadors.
Former Lagos State governor from 1979 to 1983, Lateef Kayode Jakande, has passed on.

Lagos senators want President Buhari to name Gwarimpa estate after Lateef Jakande

The Senators who raised a point of order presented on their behalf by Senator representing Lagos West Senatorial District, Olamilekan Adeola, at Wednesday plenary, noted that Jakande, as Minister of Works and Housing during the late General Sani Abacha administration, conceptualised the construction of the estate, considered to be the biggest in West Africa.
The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has urged officers and men of the Force to use their firearms for self-defence, not to kill.

Enugu community petitions IGP over activities of land grabbers

Abor community, Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State has sent a Save-Our-Soul petition to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, over what they called intimidation, harassment and threat to life by certain land grabbers who they alleged want to forcefully take over their ancestral land.
Prominent Nollywood actor, Victor Decker, is dead.

Nollywood actor Victor Decker passes on

Usman wrote: “Can’t believe I’m typing this! But a reminder that this is not our home, we’re all on a journey! This is how I chose to remember you! Goodnight GENERAL! Rest In Peace!”
A non-political, pro-democracy platform, African Centre for Leadership and Good Governance (ACLG) has expressed its support for the nomination of the immediate-past military Service Chiefs as non- career ambassadors by President Muhammadu Buhari, stating that the action of the president was in order.

Group backs nomination of ex-service chiefs as non-career ambassadors

A non-political, pro-democracy platform, African Centre for Leadership and Good Governance (ACLG) has expressed its support for the nomination of the immediate-past military Service Chiefs as non- career ambassadors by President Muhammadu Buhari, stating that the action of the president was in order.
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North-east federal lawmakers assure NDLEA of support

Members of the House of Representatives from the North East zone have assured the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, of their support in its efforts to rid the nation of illicit drugs. They gave the assurance during a courtesy visit to the new Chairman/Chief Executive of the Agency, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd.), in Abuja.
The Central Bank of Nigeria was granted permission to freeze the accounts of 20 #EndSARS campaigners after linking the funds in their account to “suspected” terrorism activities.

Lagos vows to stop planned #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest by rival groups

Lagos State Government has warned those planning to stage #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest on Saturday, either pro or against to shelve the plan and stay away, as every arrangement has been concluded to deal with anyone caught in the act.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday offered automatic employment to 110 ex-corps members in the Federal Civil Service and scholarships for the pursuit of post-graduate studies up to doctoral level in any university in Nigeria.

President Buhari offers automatic employment, scholarship to 110 ex-NYSC members

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday offered automatic employment to 110 ex-corps members in the Federal Civil Service and scholarships for the pursuit of post-graduate studies up to doctoral level in any university in Nigeria.
The Board of Trustees and Management Committee of the Yorùbá Academy has announced the appointment of Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún as the Programme Director.

Yoruba Academy appoints new programme director

The Board of Trustees and Management Committee of the Yorùbá Academy has announced the appointment of Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún as the Programme Director.
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 refers President Buhari’s request to confirm new service chiefs, others to committee

The Senate on Wednesday referred President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the confirmation of the newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs to its Joint Committee on Defence, Army, Airforce and Navy for screening.
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Oil marketers fault plan to fix freight rate for petrol

Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) says plans to fix the freight rate for Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) can hinder the downstream sector’s full deregulation.

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Nigerian Army appoints new GOCs, PSO, others

The Nigerian Army has announced the appointment of new General Officers Commanding, Principal Staff Officers, commandant of tri-service institution and army training centres, corps commanders, among other positions to man the various divisions, units and commands of the service.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said the construction of eight flyover bridges in Port Harcourt alongside other critical infrastructure is in a mark of appreciation to the people of Rivers whom he commended for, in his words, having resisted ‘the Army and other security agencies [when they] tried to rig [the 2019] election’ in the state.

Rivers governor: Good infrastructure reward for people’s resistance when army ‘tried to rig’ election

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said the construction of eight flyover bridges in Port Harcourt alongside other critical infrastructure is in a mark of appreciation to the people of Rivers whom he commended for, in his words, having resisted ‘the Army and other security agencies [when they] tried to rig [the 2019] election’ in the state.
The Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) has commended the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity for granting recognition to the trade union in spite of an alleged deregistration plot against it by a rival union.

ASUSS lauds Nigerian government over recognition as legal trade union

The Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) has commended the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity for granting recognition to the trade union in spite of an alleged deregistration plot against it by a rival union.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army commanding officer, four others laid to rest in Borno

The Nigerian Army has buried a commanding officer and four other soldiers killed in the attack on the military base in Marte local government of Borno state.
Bruno Fernandes has responded to critics who claim he hasn’t done enough in the big games this season. Fernandes joined Manchester United in the January transfer window of 2020. Since then, he has been an absolute sensation, scoring 23 and assisting 17 in 41 Premier League appearances.

Bruno Fernandes hits back at critics ahead of Manchester derby

Bruno Fernandes has responded to critics who claim he hasn’t done enough in the big games this season.

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Pat Utomi decries growing ethnic conflict in Nigeria

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Obafemi Martins breaks silence on ‘rift’ with Burna Boy

Former Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martins has revealed that he has no rift with Nigerian hip-hop star, Burna Burna.
Crystal Palace left back Patrick van Aanholt was subjected to racist abuse on Instagram following Wednesday’s Premier League draw at home to Manchester United.

Crystal Palace defender racially abused on Instagram

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Archbishop Kaigama: Poverty menacingly threatening existence of Nigerians

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, Ignatius Kaigama, has criticised what he described the poor social security system in the country, which, he said, negatively affects millions of Nigerians.”
1. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Freed Zamfara schoolgirl’s father: Words can’t describe my happiness

Rilwanu Mohammed Jangebe, father of two of the 279 abducted female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, who regained their freedom in the early hours of Tuesday, has said that words cannot describe his happiness.