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Borno State Governor Sustains Humanitarian Intervention In Bama, Konduga

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has supervised the distribution of N200m and food items to over 70,000 displaced households. The displaced persons have been denied access to their farmlands, markets and other means of livelihood for years as a result to the insurgency activities. The Governor also extended the intervention, to agricultural activities […]

Trading

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has arrested a Madrid, Spain bound drug trafficker, Okonkwo Chimezie Henry at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja Lagos State. In a Press statement by the NDLEA Director, Media & Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi said “Okonkwo was about boarding a Turkish Airline flight number TK0626 at about 8 pm when he was apprehended at screening 2 points and taken into custody by the NDLEA operatives at the airport. He was subsequently put under observation at the JBTF/NDLEA facility for further investigation.” According to the statement, “Twenty four hours after putting him under excretion observation, the suspect who has been living in Spain for 10 years excreted 39 wraps of cocaine and subsequently passed out a total of 113 wraps in five excretions. Further investigation reveals he ingested the illicit drug in a hotel in Igando area of Lagos.” The Commander, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Command of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Garba said, “The suspect excreted 39 wraps weighing 600 grammes at 9.58 am on April 5th,13 wraps weighing 200 grammes at 6.30 pm same day, 16 wraps weighing 250 grammes at 10.30 pm same day, and 32 wraps weighing 500 grammes at 7.30 am on April 6th.“ In the same vein, operatives at the airport have intercepted a 2.8kg of skunk meant for Dubai in UAE through Emirate Airline. The illicit drug was concealed in crayfish bitter leaves and melons packaged in a sack but was recovered at the SAHCO export shed of the MMIA. The Executive Officer of NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa in his reaction, commended officers and men of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command of the Agency for not allowing criminal elements to take advantage of any opportunity to further their illicit trade and dent Nigeria’s image abroad. “We all must stay committed to the ongoing offensive action at the airports, seaports, land borders, on the streets of Nigerian cities and across the various drug joints and even in the forests where some are hiding to cultivate and process cannabis Sativa. We must disrupt their illicit trade and dismantle their cartels,“ Marwa charged. Source: Voice of Nigeria

Stakeholders have advocated for more awareness on the importance of the deployment of Internet Protocol Version Six,(IPV6) in Nigeria as the country ranks third position in Africa IPV6 deployment This was one of the issues discussed at a Webinar on the state of Internet Protocol Version Six (IPV6) development In Nigeria, organised by the IPV6 […]

Medicine

COVID-19: WASSCE To Commence In August – West African Examinations Council

The West African Examinations Council, (WAEC) in Nigeria, says the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will commence in August and not May. WAEC also debunked reports by some news platforms that it postponed the examination. In a statement on Friday, the Acting Head, Public Affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu, said  WAEC Nigeria Head, Patrick […]

Medicine

Kogi Government Inaugurate Team To Monitor, Investigate COVID-19 Vaccine Tolerance

Kogi state government has inaugurated team to monitor, investigate vaccine’s tolerance including why the state had been relatively spared by the COVID-19 pandemic. The State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Audu said, the team was inaugurated following the flag-off of the COVID-19 vaccination, in Lokoja, on Tuesday. The team comprising specialists drawn from across the […]