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Customs uncovers N5 billion tramadol, codeine in Lagos warehouse

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) yesterday said it has intercepted tramadol, codeine and other restricted drugs illegally imported into the country at a hidden warehouse in Lagos.

NPS: Human capacity development key to prison reform programmes

The Controller-General, Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS), Alhaji Ja’afaru Ahmed, has said human capacity development remains one of the priorities in the ongoing prison reform programmes.

Customs intercepts N1.26 billion contraband drugs, vehicle

The Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A, of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday said it intercepted contraband worth over N1.26 billion.
Titus Uba

Benue Assembly: Titus Uba re-elected speaker unopposed

Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Titus Uba, was returned unopposed as Speaker of the ninth Assembly after a motion of nomination was moved by Terkaa Ucha representing Tiev State Constituency and seconded by Agnes Uloko representing Ado state constituency.

Human trafficking: IOM, ECOWAS, NAPTIP launch campaign

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday embarked on a cross-border roadshow to sensitise people in West African coasts on the ECOWAS National Biometric Identity Card (ENBIC).

Customs intercept truck conveying 600 cartons of codeine syrup

The Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’ Lagos of the Nigeria Customs Service, has intercepted a truckload of codeine syrup worth about N240 million.

Barnabas Gemade: Senatorial election a ‘terrible outing’

Senator Barnabas Gemade has described the just concluded National Assembly election in Benue Sate as a “terrible outing”, adding that the magnitude of corruption was unbelievable.

Official: Customs interrogates officers over video showing man’s death

The Nigeria Customs Service says its officers involved in the shooting of a man along Ijebu Ode road on Sunday are being interrogated.
Pangolin

$900 million worth of Pangolin seizures made in Nigeria in 2018

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says that more than 900 million dollars’ worth of Pangolin for illicit trading were seized in Nigeria in 2018.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Bukola Saraki, others bag 2018 award of excellence

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman, and Managing Director of Inland Containers Nigeria Limited (ICNL), Ismail Yusuf, among others have received the 2018 awards of excellent leadership.

Customs: N2.7 billion worth of goods seized in one month in Lagos

The Nigerian Customs Service, Zone A, Lagos, has said it seized goods valued at N2.7 billion smuggled through the Lagos border over the past four weeks.

Customs: Illegal importers of N7.31 billion Tramadol, other goods, offered us N150 million bribe

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, retired Col. Hameed Ali, on Thursday said the Apapa Command of the service intercepted 40 × 40ft containers of pharmaceutical products with Duty Paid Value of N7.31bn.

Customs intercepts 30,000 bags of rice, bullet proof SUVs in Lagos, Ogun

The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) intercepted 30,000 bags of foreign parboiled rice smuggled into the country from Benin Republic.

2019: Miyetti Allah dumps APC, back PDP in Niger

The gubernatorial ambition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has received a boost as the Fulanis, one of the dominant ethnic nationality in Niger State, have withdrawn their support for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and its Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, and threw their weight behind the PDP and its 2019 governorship candidate Umar Mohammed Nasko.
Chris Isiguzo

Waheed Odusile loses NUJ election to Chris Isiguzo

Chris Isiguzo, South East Bureau Chief of ThisDay Newspaper from Enugu Zone on Friday morning emerged the National President of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) at the Unions general election in Abeokuta

APC releases list of aspirants cleared for senatorial primaries

The National Working Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has released names of aspirants that have been cleared to take part in the senatorial primaries across the federation.
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)

ASUP demands regular payment of staff development funds

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Friday called on state governments to make regular payment of staff development funds to polytechnics.

Customs chief orders commands to release seized goods-laden trucks to owners

Mr Aminu Dahiru, the Nigeria Customs Service Zone `A’ Coordinator, on Monday directed commands in the zone to release cargo-laden trucks seized from transporters.

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Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: It’s time to mobilise Nigerians for revolution

Human rights activist Femi Falana on Monday said it is time to mobilise Nigerians for a revolution because of wanton insecurity and the poor state the nation’s economy have become.

Presidency: FIRS boss not under investigation

The Presidency has described as “false and untrue”, reports that the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler, is being investigated over poor performance.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti governor bans use of English in traditional events

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has banned the use of English as a means of communication during any traditional event in the state.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC arraigns ex-NSA Dasuki’s ‘accomplice’ over alleged N2.3 billion fraud

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has arraigned Isabella Oshodin, an alleged accomplice of former NSA Sambo Dasuki, and her firm for allegedly receiving $57.3 million and N2.3 billion illegally from public coffers.

2023: INEC commences plan, pledges to improve electoral system

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the commission has commenced plan for the 2023 general elections with the ongoing series of review of 2019 general elections.