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Buhari Appoints Semenitari, Acting NDDC MD

…Sacks Dan-Abia, Directors President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the immediate past Rivers State Information Commissioner, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, as Acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC), pending the appointment of a substantive board. This followed yesterday’s sack of the NDDC, Managing Director, Mr. Bassey Dan-Abia and the two Executive Directors for Finance and Projects. The […]


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NDLEA Recovers Hard Drug In Sabongeri Market

…As Court Sentences Medicine Dealer To Four Years Imprisonment The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Kano State command has discovered large consignment of Tramadol Hydrochloride at the popular Sabongeri market, Kano. This is just as Justice F. O. Riman of the Federal High Court Kano sentenced a patent medicine dealer, Gerald Ohuruzo, 42, for […]


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Probe Of N35b Seized Drugs, Assets By Reps A Blessing — NDLEA

The planned probe of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) by the House of Representatives has been described as a blessing by the agency. This is because the said amount represents the estimated value of seized drugs by the agency and not physical cash, adding that such seized drugs are regularly destroyed publicly in […]


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Amaechi Approves Commencement Of Port Harcourt–Aba Mass Transit Train Service

Transport Minister, Hon. Rotimi Ameachi, has approved the immediate commencement of the Mass Transit Train Service between Port Harcourt and Aba as part of the positive change in the transportation sector the ministry wants to achieve under the present administration. He described train services in different parts of Nigeria as ones that need urgent improvement, […]


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NDLEA Nabs Rice Farmer With 74.5kg Of Cannabis

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has apprehended a rice farmer Usani Ibiang, 45 years for allegedly dealing in cannabis. According to NDLEA,the suspect was nabbed at Ugep in Cross Rivers State with dried weeds that tested positive for cannabis weighing 74.5kgs. The agency stated it was working hard to eradicate illicit drugs from […]


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NDLEA Boss Hails Life Sentence Passed On Drug Trafficker

…As Mother Of Convicted Trafficker Weeps Uncontrollably In Court The Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Roli Bode-George, has commended the judiciary over the life sentence and 25 years imprisonments passed on two drug convicts by Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia in Lagos on Wednesday. While the mother of the convict that got life sentence was weeping uncontrollably, […]


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N2.1b Arms Deal: Dokpesi Pleads Not Guilty

…Remanded EFCC Custody Former Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi was yesterday docked before the Federal High Court in Abuja over alleged N2.1billion arms deal fraud. The High Chief was arraigned before trial Justice Gabriel Kolawole along with his firm; Daar Investment and Holdings Limited .to answer a six-count criminal charge leveled […]


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FG Earmarks N500b On Social Welfare For Poor Nigerians In 2016

  President Muhammadu Buhari has earmarked a total of N500 billion on social services to provide for the unemployed youths and other groups in 2016 as part of the All Progressive Congress (APC) campaign promises. The N500 billion proposals was contained in the 2016-2018 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper, the President sent […]


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Police Transfer Suspects With 781.5kg Of Cannabis To NDLEA

The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2 command Lagos, Mr Bala Hassan, has transferred two suspected cannabis smugglers to officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The suspects were arrested with 863 compressed parcels of dried weeds that tested positive for cannabis weighing 781.5kgs being smuggled from Ghana by […]


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Senate Tasks FG On Decay Infrastructure At Airport

The Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Aviation has called on the Federal Government to take a critical look at improving the infrastructural decay at airports across the country especially the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport (NAA), Abuja. The committee made call while inspecting facilities during a facility tour at Lagos Airport, […]