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Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, NDLEA Chairman- says abuse of Tramadol, codeine based cough syrup still high among Nigerian youth

NDLEA takes drug abuse campaign to streets, markets, schools

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has taken campaign to schools, streets and markets in the country, to educate the people on the dangers of consuming illegal drugs and drug trafficking.

Report: Emerging markets still deprived of fit-for-purpose financial systems

The lack of an efficient and resilient financial system is still holding back inclusive and sustainable growth in emerging markets. Policymakers, regulators and financial services organisations should more actively shape a financial system that is fit for purpose.
Dr Aniekeme Uwah (right) receiving the Medal of Honour award from Dr Joshua Obasanja

AU honours Nigerian doctor for role in combating Ebola

The African Union (AU) has conferred a medal of honour on a Nigerian doctor, Aniekeme Uwah, for his role in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia.
The Police and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) said 9,882 officers had been deployed to provide effective security during the Eid-el-Fitr break in Borno.

Sallah: Police, NSCDC deploy 9,882 personnel in Borno

The Police and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) said 9,882 officers had been deployed to provide effective security during the Eid-el-Fitr break in Borno.

Sallah: Police intensify surveillance on worship centres

Ahead of the Sallah celebrations this week, the Lagos Police Command on Sunday said they have intensified surveillance patrol of worship centres to avoid a security breach.

Eid-el-Fitr: Prices of rice, vegetable oil stable in Enugu

Ahead of Eid-el-Fitr celebration, prices of rice and vegetable oil have remained stable in major markets in Enugu metropolis.
Enugu, Nigeria

Enugu residents ignore IPOB’s sit-at-home order

Residents of Enugu metropolis on Thursday went about their normal activities and disregarded the sit-at-home order given by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday said that it would clamp down on motorists with either fake or expired driver’s licence

FRSC warns motorists to desist from carrying children in front seats

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned motorists to desist from carrying children in front seats or on their laps while driving.
All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu

Ramadan: APC, PDP task Nigerians to resist divisive agents

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have urged Nigerians, particularly Muslim Ummah, to seize the holy month of Ramadan fast, pray for the peace, security and development of the country.
All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu

Ramadan: APC urges Nigerians to pray for the country

In observance of 2019 Ramadan fast, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Muslim faithful to use the Holy Month to pray for the peace, security and development of the country.

Police arrest six over poisonous ponmo in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has raised the alarm over large quantities of poisonous cow skins popularly known as ponmo in Lagos markets.

Miyetti Allah task security agencies, government against killing of members

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), Bauchi state chapter, has called on Security Agencies and Government to tackled the activities of an outlawed group that randomly kills it’s members across the State.

Presidency blames community leaders for violence across Nigeria

The presidency late on Sunday replied a Catholic priest who accused President Muhammadu Buhari of not doing enough to check the incessant violence across Nigeria.
rice importation

Idris Zuru: Over 20 million bags of rice smuggled into Nigeria daily

The high increase of smuggling of foreign rice into Nigeria’s on daily basis has been described as a serious threat to the Anchor Borrowers Programme of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and local production of rice.

Easter: Price of food items relatively stable in Lagos

Few days to Easter celebration, prices of tomatoes, pepper and rice have remained stable in most markets in Lagos, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Germany has extended a ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia for another six months, a government spokesman said.

Germany extends Saudi arms sale ban for another six months

Germany has extended a ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia for another six months, a government spokesman said.

Patent medicine dealers hand over confiscated drugs to NAFDAC in Adamawa, Gombe

The National Association of Patent Medicine Dealers (NAPMED) in Adamawa has confiscated expired drugs worth N1.2 million.
Dozens of security forces have died as a result of Taliban attacks in recent months [Rahmat Gul-AP Photo]

Taliban attack leaves six Pakistani soldiers dead

Six soldiers are dead after Taliban militants stormed a paramilitary checkpoint in the south-western Pakistani province of Balochistan, officials said on Wednesday.

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Brian Hook, the US Special Representative for Iran, speaks during a press conference in Kuwait City on June 23, 2019. (Yasser Al-Zayyat - AFP)

Envoy: US ready to lift Iran sanctions, restore diplomatic ties, but needs deal first

The U.S. is ready to lift all the sanctions against Iran and restore diplomatic ties with Tehran, but on condition of a comprehensive deal first.
Aides and supporters of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar watched in disbelief as the Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant wept at his campaign office on Friday in Abuja.

Election tribunal rejects Atiku Abubakar’s request to access INEC server

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has rejected the request of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to have access to the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Residents from the Western Region in Cameroon arrive at the bus terminal in Buea following renewed clashed in the restive anglophone region on July 15, 2018. Twenty civilians, including five students and a teacher, were killed on july 11-12, 2018 by the Cameroonian army in two localities in the Anglophone North-West region, an NGO on July 13, 2018. STRINGER / AFP

Official: Cross River to employ 300 Cameroonian refugees

The Cross River State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, says it will create jobs for 300 Cameroonian refugees in Adagom, Ogoja Local Government Area of the state.

Naf debunks report of dropping weapons in Enugu

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has stated that the recent social media report alleging that its training helicopters were “dropping weapons” in Akwuke Forest in Enugu State was totally fabricated by mischief-makers to cause disaffection among Nigerians.
Ponmo

Expert: Why you must avoid cowhides processed with flames

A Health expert has warned Nigerians against consuming cowhides popularly called ‘Ponmo’ processed with flames from burning tyres and fuel, saying that it could lead to some health complications.