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Drugs Abuse Situation in Nigeria So Bad, Kidnappers now ask for ransom payment in Drugs – Marwa.

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brigadier General Buba Marwa (rtd) has said the drugs abuse situation in the country is so bad that criminal elements especially kidnappers and armed bandits now ask for payment of ransom in drugs. Consequently, he warned that unless we get to the root cause […]


Safeguarding National Assets: CDS Pledges Armed Forces Support to NNPC

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Major General Lucky Irabor has expressed commitment of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) towards supporting the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), in the protection of the Corporation’s critical national assets and operational personnel spread across the country against  criminality within the oil sector.   The CDS gave this assurance […]


SGBV/Rape: Police Prosecuting over 2,000 Offenders; Secure conviction for 150 Convictions against Offenders – IGP.

The Police High Command disclosed on Wednesday that over 2,000 offenders involving rape and sexual violence against children are currently facing prosecution in court. The Police also said over 150 convictions have been secured for offenders charged with Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) especially rape across the country. Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu […]


NDLEA intercepts container load of Tramadol in Apapa port; Arrests Indian, 89 Nigerians in Lagos raids

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has intercepted a container load of Tramadal at the Apapa seaport in Lagos, just as its operatives have arrested 90 persons including an Indian during raids of some drug cartels in parts of Lagos where a total of 614.396 kilograms of various hard drugs were seized. At the […]


Official: 10 killed, 60 injured in Tuesday’s Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

Ten (10) persons have been confirmed killed including 9 young boys and about 60 injured following Boko Haram’s mortar attack on Maiduguri of Tuesday in Borno State. This was confirmed by Governor Babagana Zulum when  he visited some of the hospitals where the injured are receiving medical treatment. Officials informed the governor during the visit that […]


Army denies giving order to kill people in Orlu; Says trending video is social media smear campaign.

The Nigerian Army has dismissed as handiwork of unpatriotic elements, a trending video alleging that troops of 302 Artillery Regiment were given orders to commence the killing of people at Orlu market. Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col Aliyu Yusuf made this known in a statement on Wednesday. Yusuf said, “The attention of Headquarters 82 […]


Northern Elders dissociate from Gumi’s justification of banditry; warn of dire consequences

Northern elders, under the aegis of aegis of the North East Elders for Peace and Development, have advised popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi to stop justifying armed banditry and other associated criminality ravaging the north. Dissociating themselves from comments credited to Gumi where he accused the Nigerian military of triggering the raging banditry in […]