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Facial nerve paralysis experienced after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shot against COVID-19 is a rare complication, an official has said.

Report: Most Nigerians unsure, not willing to take coronavirus vaccine

A new report by SBM Intelligence, Nigeria’s geopolitical intelligence platform, shows that 35.9 per cent of Nigerians are unwilling to take the COVID-19 vaccine, while 24.1 per cent are yet to decide whether or not to take the vaccine.
Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

Donald Trump grants clemency to 143 people, but not himself or family members

President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly used his clemency authority as a political tool rather than an act of mercy, issued a final wave of pardons and commutations on his last night in office, delivering relief for a mix of beneficiaries that included former strategist Stephen Bannon, Republican Party and Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, found guilty in 2013 of corruption charges.
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Commander: NDLEA seizes over 5,000kg illicit drugs in FCT in 2020

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it intercepted 5, 307.966Kg of various illicit drugs in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in 2020.
Speaking during a press conference in Abuja on Monday, NDLEA Chairman, Buba Marwa, said over 15 million Nigerians abuse drugs nationwide.

President Buhari hailed over General Marwa’s appointment as NDLEA Chairman

The Centre for Ethical Rebirth Among Nigerian Youths (CERANY) has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing retired Brig.-Gen, Buba Marwa as Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Speaking during a press conference in Abuja on Monday, NDLEA Chairman, Buba Marwa, said over 15 million Nigerians abuse drugs nationwide.

NDLEA chair: Over 15 million Nigerians abuse drugs

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has lamented the rate of drug abuse in the country.
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Buba Marwa takes over as NDLEA chief

The new chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd), has warned illicit drugs traffickers, exporters and cultivators as well as consumers in the country to stop the practice forthwith or be prepared to contend with the NDLEA.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja has intercepted 21.9kg of Cocaine.

NDLEA intercepts 21.9kg of cocaine at Abuja airport

According to him, during the inward clearance of the flight, the vigilant officers of the Command became suspicious upon noticing that the two brief cases were abandoned on the conveyor belt without any of the passengers claiming them.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

NDLEA arrests three suspects with 134kg cocaine at MMA

The all male suspects were arrested at the Lagos International Airport, on January 6 and 8, 2021 with the illicit drugs hidden inside hair relaxers, embroidery tailoring materials and shirts packaged with carbon and other oily substances to avoid being detected by the scanning machines.
The Jigawa Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is to depoy 285 of its staff to ensure free flow of traffic and carry out rescue operations in the state during the Eid-El-Kabir break.

FRSC urges motorists to exercise patience

The Ifo Unit Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun has advised motorists to exercise patience and drive with caution to stem road crashes during the Yuletide.
Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, has called on Governor Nyesom Wike to handover former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Joy Nunieh, to him.

Rivers CP angry over personnel abuse of firearms

The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, has expressed serious concern over the unjustifiable use of firearms by personnel, in flagrant violation of Force Order 237.
The body of late soccer great Diego Maradona “must be conserved” in case his DNA is needed in a paternity case, an Argentine court ruled on Wednesday.

Autopsy: No alcohol, drugs in Diego Maradona’s body

Diego Maradona’s autopsy has revealed that the Argentina legend had no alcohol or narcotic drugs in his body at the time of his death.
NDLEA

NDLEA arrests two ‘drug traffickers’

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has uncovered two new methods drug traffickers now adopt to evade the prying eyes of law enforcement personnel and this has led to the seizure of 14.4kg of cocaine.
A Nigerian, Kingsley Adendu Elechi, who had spent the last 13 years in Brazil, flew into the country on Monday to prepare for his wedding scheduled for January.

Brazil-based Nigerian national arrested with cocaine

A Nigerian, Kingsley Adendu Elechi, who had spent the last 13 years in Brazil, flew into the country on Monday to prepare for his wedding scheduled for January.
NDLEA

Official: NDLEA intercepts 14.4kg of cocaine at Abuja airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has uncovered two new methods drug traffickers now adopt to evade the prying eyes of law enforcement personnel and this had led to the seizure of 14.4kg of cocaine.

Cleric loses 15-year old marriage over infidelity

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos State on Monday dissolved 15-year-old marriage of a cleric, Yusuf Adeniyi, over infidelity.

Lagos destroys over 1,700 shanties at Agege

Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) over the weekend demolished over 1,700 illegal shanties and containerised shops around Fagba railway lines, Agege.
The Defence Headquarters says troops of Operation Accord have arrested 11 illegal miners and eliminated scores of bandits on Nov. 21 in parts of Zamfara and Katsina States.

DHQ: Troops kill 108 bandits in Northwest Nigeria in one week

The Defence Headquarters says troops have eliminated no fewer than 108 bandits in the North-west and scores of terrorists in the North-east in the last one week.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

Soldiers kill, arrest 162, bandits, terrorists, kidnappers, gunrunners, oil thieves in one week

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said soldiers working in conjunction with the security agencies on various security operations across the country have killed and arrested 162, bandits, terrorists, kidnappers, gunrunners among other criminals disturbing the peace of the country in the last one week.

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Facial nerve paralysis experienced after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shot against COVID-19 is a rare complication, an official has said.

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine effective against British coronavirus variant

Pfizer and partner BioNTech say in new research published Wednesday that its coronavirus vaccine is likely to be highly effective against a COVID-19 variant first identified in Britain late last year.
(FILES) In this file photograph taken on February 10, 2020, Guinea’s President Alpha Conde (C), gestures as he arrives at The African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, during the 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African heads of States. – Guinean President Alpha Conde said August 6, 2020, that he acknowledged his party’s request to run for a third presidential term later this year, a scenario that has sparked violent protests in the West African state. Speaking at a party congress in the capital Conakry, the 82-year-old president said: “I take note, you heard me, I take note,” without clarifying further. (Photo by Michael TEWELDE / AFP)

Guinea’s Alpha Conde pushes ahead with government after disputed election

Guinean President Alpha Conde has pushed ahead with a new government after fiercely disputed elections last October that claimed dozens of lives.
The FEC, during its first meeting of the year 2021, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, approved the bill; Harmonized Retirement Age for Teachers Bill, 2021, to be sent to the National Assembly for its consideration and possible approval.

Nigerian government approves new retirement age for teachers

The FEC, during its first meeting of the year 2021, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, approved the bill; Harmonized Retirement Age for Teachers Bill, 2021, to be sent to the National Assembly for its consideration and possible approval.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it does not want bail for a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, because he might escape.

Abdulrasheed Maina prays court for bail over deteriorating health

Maina, in a motion on notice dated and filed on Dec. 24, 2020 with charge number: FHC/ABJ/CR/258/19 brought by his lawyer, Anayo Adibe, said the application became necessary over his worsening health condition.
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Kano exempts judicial workers from stay-at-home order

Kano State government has declared the exemption of civil servants in the Judicial sector from the stay at home order.