AIRPORT CARTEL PLANTING HARD DRUGS IN TRAVELLERS’ LUGGAGE ARRESTED, SEE PICS

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has nabbed an airport cartel which specializes in planting drugs in passengers’ luggage. According to the Chairman of the NDLEA, Col. Abdallah (rtd), THe cartel was uncovered after detectives embarked on investigation of a Nigerian lady identified as Zainab Aliyu, who was accused of entering Saudi Arabia with tramadol. Zainab was arrested by Saudi Arabia Police on December 26, 2018, shortly after arriving for Lesser Hajj, over allegations that a luggage, bearing her name tag, contained the unlawful substance. However, while in detention,…

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SENATE POSTPONES PASSAGE OF BUDGET AGAIN

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate has postponed passage of the 2019 Appropriation Bill till Tuesday. Although the report by the Senate Committee on Appropriations on the national budget was billed for consideration at the plenary on Wednesday, the lawmakers resolved to postpone the third reading of the bills as the details of the estimates had not been made available. President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, ruled that copies of the details be made available to lawmakers by Monday, ahead of the passage of the budget on Tuesday. Details later…

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OBASANJO SOLD APO LEGISLATIVE QUARTERS FOR THIRD TERM BID- HON AGBONAYINMA

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo A member of the House of Representatives, Johnson Agbonayinma (APC, Edo), has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of selling the Apo Legislative Quarters because of his third term agenda. The lawmaker stated this in Abuja on Wednesday while contributing to a motion by Segun Adekola (PDP, Ekiti), on “A Call for Change of Name of Apo Legislative Quarters to Reflect Current Real According to Agbonayinma, it was wrong to continue to refer to the buildings as “legislative or legislators’ quarters” since they are no longer housing…

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BUHARI ARRIVES LAGOS, COMMISSION PROJECTS

President Muhammadu Buhari, has arrived in Lagos on a one-day working visit to the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Buhari and his entourage landed at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos at 10.32 a.m on Wednesday amid tight security. The president arrived aboard a Nigerian Air Force Boeing aircraft with registration number 5N-FGT and was welcomed with a dance by cultural troupe and a Presidential Guard of Honour. Those who received him include Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of…

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WOLE SOYINA: MY GENERATION HAS FAILED NIGERIA

My generation has failed Nigeria – Soyinka Kazeem Ugbodaga / 8 hours ago Prof. Wole Soyinka Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said his generation has failed the country. Soyinka spoke on a BBC programme, “Hard Talk.” According to him, the dreams people of his generation had about the country have not materialised. Anchor of the programme, Zeinab Badawi, had asked the literary scholar: “Has your generation of older Nigerians failed the people?” and he responded, “Yes, I believe so. “I compare today with dreams and aspirations we had when we all…

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AIR FORCE TO ACQUIRE 18 FIGHTER JETS IN 2020

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is to acquire additional 18 aircraft by 2020 to boost its air assets. Air Commodore Nnamdi Ananaba, the Chairman, Organising Committee for the 2019 NAF Day Celebration, disclosed this at a news conference on Tuesday in Abuja. The brands of the aircraft, according to him, are 4 X A-109 Power and 1 X Mi-35M, 1 X AW139 helicopter and 12 Super Tucano. Ananaba said: “On acquisition of platforms, the NAF within the last three years has taken delivery of 16 brand new aircraft (10 X Super…

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BUHARI MEETS AFDB PRESIDENT, ADESINA, SEE PIX

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with the President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Adesina, a former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, arrived at the villa at about 2.45 p.m. and went straight to the president’s office for a closed-door meeting. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the agenda of the meeting between the Buhari and the AfDB president was unknown while the outcome of the deliberation was being awaited as at the time of filing report. The Federal…

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LOVERBOY SETS GIRLFRIEND’S FAMILY HOUSE, EIGHT RELATIVES ON FIRE IN ONDO

Police in Ondo State are on the trail of a loverboy, Deji Adenuga, who burnt the family house of his girlfriend, Titi Saanumi, killing five members of the family following a disagreement. Three other members of the family who were also injured in the inferno which occurred, in the early hours of Tuesday at Adetuwo street in Igbodigo community of Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, were said to be receiving treatment at the Ondo Trauma Center in Ondo town. According to a source, Adenuga was said to be…

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BUHARI’S FATHER NOT A NIGERIAN- NNAMDI KANU

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has come up with a fresh claim about the true nationality of President Muhmmadu Buhari. Kanu, in his broadcast from the United Kingdom at the weekend, said that neither “dead” Muhammadu Buhari, nor “his replacement” Jibril al Sudani, is qualified to contest for Nigeria’s presidential election. Nnamdi Kanu argued that being born on Nigerian soil was not enough to qualify one as a Nigerian citizen by birth, unless the parents, grandparents of such person is also born in Nigeria.…

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DOGARA TO TINUBU ‘ IT IS THE IGNORANCE OF THOSE WHO HAVE DUBIOUS ACADEMIC CERTIFICATES THAT WOULD MAKE THEM SAY LEGISLATORS HAVE PADDED A DOCUMENT THAT ONLY THEY CAN MAKE INTO LAW

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara has accused the acclaimed leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, of carrying out a nocturnal agenda that has no parallel in the history of any democracy in the world. The Speaker said that it is even more loathsome when Tinubu throws caution to the awinds and maligns government officials who are doing a yeoman’s job of stabilising the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, in spite of political differences. Dogara, who was responding to Tinubu’s allegations of…

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