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NDLEA intercepts 1,500kg of illicit drugs in Zamfara

The State Commander, Gabriel Adamu, said that officers of the command in Tsafe, acting on intelligence reports, intercepted a Mercedes Benz truck with registration number Anambra XY 200 FGG, along the Gusau-Zaria expressway.

NDLEA: How drug traffickers operate during coronavirus lockdown

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has revealed how traffickers of illicit drugs have been circulating cocaine, heroin, cannabis and other psychotropic substances in Borno amid the COVID-19 lockdown.

NDLEA arrests 188 suspected drug peddlers in Rivers

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Rivers State Command, has arrested 188 suspected drug peddlers in the state.

World Drug-free Day: NDLEA says synergy, cooperation most effective strategy for drug-free society

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Sokoto State Command, has solicited for public engagement to end the ugly trend of drug abuse and illicit trafficking in the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Community policing takes off fully in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has commenced full implementation of the community policing strategy with inauguration of three Community Policing Committees (CPC) across the Area Commands, Local Government/Council Areas (LGA/LCDA) and Divisions in the state.
The Kaduna State University (KASU) says it has expelled about 80 students for various forms of examination malpractices during the 2018-2019 academic session.

Kaduna university expels 80 students over exam malpractices

The Kaduna State University (KASU) says it has expelled about 80 students for various forms of examination malpractices during the 2018/2019 academic session.

NSCDC records 587 cases in Q3 in Jigawa

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Jigawa Command, says it recorded no fewer than 587 criminal and civil cases in the third quarter of 2019.

Police arrest ‘robbers’ using pepper to snatch motorcycle, others in Ogun

Ogun State Police Command has paraded two suspected robbers who allegedly specialize in using grinded pepper to snatch motorcycle (Okada) from owners.
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Police parade 16 ‘abductors,’ 22 others

Kogi State Police Command on Tuesday paraded 38 suspected criminals.

Police deploy personnel, dogs for railway security

The Police on Tuesday announced the deployment of personnel and trained dogs to complement existing security apparatus at railway stations across the country.
In a statement published on the UK Metropolitan Police website on Monday, it said, the trio, Kennedy Udo, 29; Michael Mgbedike, 22 and Emmanuel Okubote, 27, were all convicted by Woolwich Crown Court for a combined 40 years.

Three Nigerians jailed for drugs smuggling, firearms offences in UK

Three Nigerians have been handed 40-year imprisonment by a United Kingdom court for attempting to supply firearms and illicit drugs, officials have said.
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Drug Abuse: Presidential committee sensitises drug dealers, bus drivers

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse (PACEDA), Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa (retd), on Friday appealed to Luxury Drivers Union in Kano, to shun consignments of illicit drugs from drug peddlers in the state.

NGO to partner NYSC on fight against consumption of illicit drugs

An NGO, Vanguard Against Drug Abuse (VGADA), says it will partner with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Drug Recovery Force in the fight against consumption of illicit drugs.
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NSF: Ekiti council warns athletes to stay away from drugs

The General Manager of Ekiti Sports Council, Ayodeji Samo, has warned the state contingent to the forthcoming National Sports Festival to keep away from illicit drugs.

NDLEA nabs man in ‘possession of cannabis sativa’

A thirty-eight-year-old man and father of two children was arrested by the Edo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for allegedly being in possession of sacks of dried weeds that tested positive for cannabis sativa.

DSS charges security agencies on intelligence gathering

The Department of State Security Services (DSS) is called on all security agencies, both private and government to channel energies in acquiring good knowledge and intelligence gathering at all levels in order to ensure that the country remains a safer place.

Nigeria Customs intercepts N1.4bn contrabands in 8 months

The Zone B of the Nigeria Customs Service, Kaduna, has intercepted smuggled items valued at over N1.4 billion from January to August, its Controller, Aminu Dahiru, has said.

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Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

House of Reps asks Police chief to investigate killing of Ondo monarch

The House of Representatives has mandated the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu, to order an aggressive investigation into this gruesome murder of the Olufon of Ifon in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Isreal Adegoke Adeusi, by unknown gunmen.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

No official data of persons living with disability – minister

The Federal Government has said the country does not have an official data of persons living with disability, maintaining that the 25 million number being bandied around should be taken with a pinch of salt.
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Lagos bye-election: APC, PDP bicker over ‘vote buying’

Ahead of forthcoming Lagos East Senatorial District bye-election that will hold on December 5, both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State have engaged each other on allegations of voting buying.
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Borno holds bye-election for state assembly

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Borno said it has concluded necessary preparations to hold bye-elections for the two vacant seats in the state House of Assembly on Saturday.
Former Chairman of the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board, Stephen Odey, has picked the Peoples Democratic Party ticket for the Cross River North Senatorial By-election scheduled for October 31, 2020.

Cross River bye-election: Court affirms Stephen Odey as PDP candidate

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar on Thursday affirmed Dr Stephen Odey as candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Cross River North Senatorial bye election.