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National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kano revealed the suspects were arrested after a detailed investigation linked them to the arrest of Zainab Aliyu in Saudi Arabia.

Judge absence stalls trial of six suspects in Zainab drug ordeal

The trial of six cargo handlers accused of planting illegal substance in passengers luggage at Mallam Aminu International Airport, Kano, again failed to hold today following absence of the presiding judge.
Muslim groups on Friday commended the Federal Government for efforts to secure the release of Miss Zainab Aliyu and Mr Ibrahim Abubakar detained by Saudi Arabian authorities.

Zainab Aliyu: How I survived 124 days in Saudi prison

Zainab Aliyu, a Nigerian who was detained in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug trafficking, says she learnt “pure Arabic” and memorised half of the Qur’an during her 124-day stay in prison.
The Senate said on Tuesday that Nigerians felt great relief when Zainab Aliyu and Mr Ibrahim Abubakar returned from Saudi Arabia where she was detained for four months by that country’s authorities.

Senate: Return of Zainab Aliyu, Ibrahim Abubakar from S/Arabia a great relief to Nigerians

The Senate said on Tuesday that Nigerians felt great relief when Zainab Aliyu and Mr Ibrahim Abubakar returned from Saudi Arabia where she was detained for four months by that country’s authorities.

Femi Fani-Kayode praises President Buhari, denies dumping PDP

Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, ex-minister of aviation and critic of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), agreed praising President Muhammadu Buhari but has denied dumping opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
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Zainab Aliyu’s release: How Nigeria enjoys global goodwill under President Buhari – minister

Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, says the release of Zainab Aliyu by Saudi authorities is a further sign of the immense goodwill Nigeria enjoys on the Global Stage under President Muhammadu Buhari leadership.
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Abike Dabiri-Erewa lauds President Buhari over release of Zainab Aliyu

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for facilitating the release of two Nigerians arrested in Saudi Arabia.
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Why Zainab Habib was freed by Saudi authorities

Nigerian student, Zainab Habib Aliyu, was yesterday released by Saudi Arabian authorities four months after she was arrested over alleged drug trafficking, which carries capital punishment in the kingdom.
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Federal government confirms release of Zainab Aliyu in Saudi Arabia

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mustapha Sulaiman, has confirmed that Saudi authorities have released the Nigerian girl, Zainab Aliyu, and another man, Ibrahim Abubakar, arrested for alleged drug-related offence.
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NAHCON hires lawyers to defend Nigerian student in Saudi Arabia

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has commenced hiring of lawyers in Saudi Arabia to defend the Nigerian student Zainab Habib arrested by the Saudi authorities for being in possession of a banned substance.
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Official: President Buhari directs AGF Malami to intervene in Zainab Aliyu’s detention in Saudi

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation, to immediately intervene in the case of Zainab Aliyu, an official has said.
Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport is an airport serving Kano, the capital city of Kano State of Nigeria

NDLEA uncovers airport cartel planting hard drugs in passengers’ luggage

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has uncovered a cartel, which specialised in planting illicit drugs in travellers’ luggage.

We won’t repeal, suspend our anti-open grazing law – Benue govt

The Benue State Government has said that it would not repeal nor suspend the Anti-Open Grazing law for any reason, insisting that the law was in the best interest of both herdsmen and farmers in the state.

The dangerous delusions of Umar Ladbo

“You say Benue belongs to Fulani by right of conquest. Is such a right greater than that of the original owners or people who the Fulani met there?”.

Why Fulanis will continue to lead Nigeria – professor

A professor at the faculty of humanities, Maitama Sule University, Kano, Umar Labdo, says the Fulanis are destined to lead Nigeria for a long time.

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