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  •  The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council on Monday dragged the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress Bola Tinubu to court urging the Independent National Electoral Commission to delist him from the February 25 election on the premise of an alleged criminal case of trafficking in drugs that led to his sentencing by a court of competent jurisdiction in the United States and his subsequent forfeiture of the sum of 460 000 to the US authorities The council made the demand in Abuja at a press conference by the spokesperson of the Atiku Okowa Campaign Organisation Mr Kola Ologbondiyan Ologbondiyan expressed the determination of the campaign council to file for an accelerated hearing in the case in the interest of the nation as Nigeria s laws do not permit an alleged convict let alone an individual convicted on account of the international crime of trafficking in narcotics to stand election at any level adding that Nigeria cannot afford the embarrassment of having an alleged convict hold office at any level He added that the campaign council is praying the court to Declare Asiwaju Bola Tinubu the presidential candidate of the APC having been allegedly convicted as ineligible to contest the Presidential election by virtue of section 137 1 d of the 1999 Constitution Compel the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to immediately delist Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the presidential candidate of the APC or any other political party for that matter and expunge his name from all materials and documents related to the 2023 presidential election Recall the Directorate of Strategy and communications of the Atiku Okowa Campaign Council on Sunday asked the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA Department of State Security DSS and the Inspector General of Police IGP to arrest and prosecute Mr Tinubu for the alleged crime From the declaration of the court and the sentencing it is clear that Asiwaju Tinubu was summarily convicted by the court took no step to challenge the judgment but acceded to the forfeiture of the 460 000 found to be the proceeds of narcotics trafficking It is already established that trafficking in narcotic is an international crime which all nations are obligated by international conventions and statutes to arrest prosecute and implement any court judgment imposed on offender anywhere in the world as well as the consequential effects of such judgements it stressed Ologbondiyan further noted that Nigeria is a signatory to such international conventions and therefore is mandatorily obligated to implement the consequential effect of the conviction imposed on Asiwaju Tinubu by a court of competent jurisdiction in the criminal case of trafficking in narcotic You will further recall that the PDP had already established that the presidential candidate of the APC having been allegedly convicted and having acceded to be guilty as charged by way of forfeiture of the 460 000 Nigeria being a signatory to International Convention is mandatorily obligated to execute the consequential effect of that conviction by virtue of Section 137 1 d of the 1999 Constitution For clarity Section 137 1 d of the 1999 Constitution as amended provides that 1 A person shall not be qualified for election to the office of President if d He is under a sentence of death imposed by any competent court of law or tribunal in Nigeria or a sentence of imprisonment or fine for any offence involving dishonesty or fraud by whatever name called or for any other offence imposed on him by any court or tribunal or substituted by a competent authority for any other sentence imposed on him by such a court or tribunal The import of the foregoing is that under the 1999 Constitution as amended having been so convicted and fined and having acceded to the sentencing by way of forfeiture of 460 000 and have not received any state pardon or acquitted by any court of competent jurisdiction Asiwaju Tinubu remains a convict and the consequential effect is that he cannot contest the election at any level in Nigeria The effect is that the listing of the name of Bola Tinubu who stands allegedly convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction on the ballot for the 2023 presidential election is by the virtue of Section 137 1 d of the 1999 Constitution as amended fundamentally illegal invalid and must be expunged immediately he further noted The campaign council called on those those wasting their funds time and energy on Tinubu to back out immediately and focus on things more important to the nation Responding to the PDP press conference the spokesman for the APC Presidential Campaign Council Festus Keyamo described the Atiku Okowa Organization as a body deficient in ideas and originality Keyamo noted that until its APC counterpart took Atiku to court for alleged confession to have fraudulently helped himself to state resources while serving as Vice President the PDP council did not know the road to court Instead of Atiku to face the cameras shed some tears and apologize to the nation for abusing his office as Vice President with Special Purpose Vehicles his reply in summary is what about you too This is disastrously sad Keyamo said Credit https punchng com pdp drags tinubu to court over alleged drug trafficking
    PDP drags Tinubu to court over alleged drug trafficking
     The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council on Monday dragged the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress Bola Tinubu to court urging the Independent National Electoral Commission to delist him from the February 25 election on the premise of an alleged criminal case of trafficking in drugs that led to his sentencing by a court of competent jurisdiction in the United States and his subsequent forfeiture of the sum of 460 000 to the US authorities The council made the demand in Abuja at a press conference by the spokesperson of the Atiku Okowa Campaign Organisation Mr Kola Ologbondiyan Ologbondiyan expressed the determination of the campaign council to file for an accelerated hearing in the case in the interest of the nation as Nigeria s laws do not permit an alleged convict let alone an individual convicted on account of the international crime of trafficking in narcotics to stand election at any level adding that Nigeria cannot afford the embarrassment of having an alleged convict hold office at any level He added that the campaign council is praying the court to Declare Asiwaju Bola Tinubu the presidential candidate of the APC having been allegedly convicted as ineligible to contest the Presidential election by virtue of section 137 1 d of the 1999 Constitution Compel the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to immediately delist Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the presidential candidate of the APC or any other political party for that matter and expunge his name from all materials and documents related to the 2023 presidential election Recall the Directorate of Strategy and communications of the Atiku Okowa Campaign Council on Sunday asked the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA Department of State Security DSS and the Inspector General of Police IGP to arrest and prosecute Mr Tinubu for the alleged crime From the declaration of the court and the sentencing it is clear that Asiwaju Tinubu was summarily convicted by the court took no step to challenge the judgment but acceded to the forfeiture of the 460 000 found to be the proceeds of narcotics trafficking It is already established that trafficking in narcotic is an international crime which all nations are obligated by international conventions and statutes to arrest prosecute and implement any court judgment imposed on offender anywhere in the world as well as the consequential effects of such judgements it stressed Ologbondiyan further noted that Nigeria is a signatory to such international conventions and therefore is mandatorily obligated to implement the consequential effect of the conviction imposed on Asiwaju Tinubu by a court of competent jurisdiction in the criminal case of trafficking in narcotic You will further recall that the PDP had already established that the presidential candidate of the APC having been allegedly convicted and having acceded to be guilty as charged by way of forfeiture of the 460 000 Nigeria being a signatory to International Convention is mandatorily obligated to execute the consequential effect of that conviction by virtue of Section 137 1 d of the 1999 Constitution For clarity Section 137 1 d of the 1999 Constitution as amended provides that 1 A person shall not be qualified for election to the office of President if d He is under a sentence of death imposed by any competent court of law or tribunal in Nigeria or a sentence of imprisonment or fine for any offence involving dishonesty or fraud by whatever name called or for any other offence imposed on him by any court or tribunal or substituted by a competent authority for any other sentence imposed on him by such a court or tribunal The import of the foregoing is that under the 1999 Constitution as amended having been so convicted and fined and having acceded to the sentencing by way of forfeiture of 460 000 and have not received any state pardon or acquitted by any court of competent jurisdiction Asiwaju Tinubu remains a convict and the consequential effect is that he cannot contest the election at any level in Nigeria The effect is that the listing of the name of Bola Tinubu who stands allegedly convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction on the ballot for the 2023 presidential election is by the virtue of Section 137 1 d of the 1999 Constitution as amended fundamentally illegal invalid and must be expunged immediately he further noted The campaign council called on those those wasting their funds time and energy on Tinubu to back out immediately and focus on things more important to the nation Responding to the PDP press conference the spokesman for the APC Presidential Campaign Council Festus Keyamo described the Atiku Okowa Organization as a body deficient in ideas and originality Keyamo noted that until its APC counterpart took Atiku to court for alleged confession to have fraudulently helped himself to state resources while serving as Vice President the PDP council did not know the road to court Instead of Atiku to face the cameras shed some tears and apologize to the nation for abusing his office as Vice President with Special Purpose Vehicles his reply in summary is what about you too This is disastrously sad Keyamo said Credit https punchng com pdp drags tinubu to court over alleged drug trafficking
    PDP drags Tinubu to court over alleged drug trafficking
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    PDP drags Tinubu to court over alleged drug trafficking

    The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council, on Monday,  dragged the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, to court, urging the Independent National Electoral Commission to delist him from the February 25 election on the premise of an alleged criminal case of trafficking in drugs that led to his sentencing by a court of competent jurisdiction in the United States and his subsequent forfeiture of the sum of $460,000 to the US authorities.

    The council made the demand in Abuja at a press conference by the spokesperson of the Atiku/Okowa Campaign Organisation, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan.

    Ologbondiyan expressed the determination of the campaign council to file for an accelerated hearing in the case in the interest of the nation as Nigeria’s laws do not permit an alleged convict, let alone an individual convicted on account of the international crime of trafficking in narcotics, to stand election at any level, adding that Nigeria cannot afford the embarrassment of having an alleged convict hold office at any level.

    He added that the campaign council is praying the court to “Declare Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the APC, having been allegedly convicted, as ineligible to contest the Presidential election by virtue of section 137 (1) (d) of the 1999 Constitution.

    “Compel the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to immediately delist Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the presidential candidate of the APC or any other political party for that matter and expunge his name from all materials and documents related to the 2023 presidential election.

    Recall the Directorate of Strategy and communications of the Atiku/Okowa Campaign Council on Sunday asked the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Department of State Security, DSS, and the Inspector General of Police, IGP to arrest and prosecute Mr Tinubu for the alleged crime.

    “From the declaration of the court and the sentencing, it is clear that Asiwaju Tinubu was summarily convicted by the court, took no step to challenge the judgment but acceded to the forfeiture of the $460,000 found to be the proceeds of narcotics trafficking.

    “It is already established that trafficking in narcotic is an international crime which all nations are obligated by international conventions and statutes to arrest, prosecute and implement any court judgment imposed on offender anywhere in the world, as well as the consequential effects of such judgements,” it stressed.

    Ologbondiyan further noted that “Nigeria is a signatory to such international conventions and therefore is mandatorily obligated to implement the consequential effect of the conviction imposed on Asiwaju Tinubu by a court of competent jurisdiction in the criminal case of trafficking in narcotic.

    “You will further recall that the PDP had already established that the presidential candidate of the APC, having been allegedly convicted and having acceded to be guilty as charged by way of forfeiture of the $460,000; Nigeria being a signatory to International Convention is mandatorily obligated to execute the consequential effect of that conviction by virtue of Section 137 (1) (d) of the 1999 Constitution.

    “For clarity, Section 137 (1) (d) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) provides that:(1) A person shall not be qualified for election to the office of President if….(d) He is under a sentence of death imposed by any competent court of law or tribunal in Nigeria or a sentence of imprisonment or fine for any offence involving dishonesty or fraud (by whatever name called) or for any other offence, imposed on him by any court or tribunal or substituted by a competent authority for any other sentence imposed on him by such a court or tribunal.

    “The import of the foregoing is that under the 1999 Constitution (as amended), having been so convicted and fined and having acceded to the sentencing by way of forfeiture of $460,000 and have not received any state pardon or acquitted by any court of competent jurisdiction, Asiwaju Tinubu remains a convict and the consequential effect is that he cannot contest the election at any level in Nigeria.

    “The effect is that the listing of the name of Bola Tinubu, who stands allegedly convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction on the ballot for the 2023 presidential election is by the virtue of Section 137 (1) (d) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) fundamentally illegal, invalid and must be expunged immediately,” he further noted.

    The campaign council called on those “those wasting their funds, time and energy” on Tinubu to back out immediately and focus on things more important to the nation.

    Responding to the PDP press conference, the spokesman for the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, described the Atiku/Okowa Organization as a body deficient in ideas and originality.

    Keyamo noted that until its APC counterpart took Atiku to court for alleged confession to have fraudulently helped himself to state resources while serving as Vice President; the PDP council did not know the road to court.

    “Instead of Atiku to face the cameras, shed some tears and apologize to the nation for abusing his office as Vice President with Special Purpose Vehicles, his reply, in summary, is, ‘what-about-you-too?’ This is disastrously sad,” Keyamo said.

    Credit: https://punchng.com/pdp-drags-tinubu-to-court-over-alleged-drug-trafficking/

  •  The Peoples Democratic Party PDP Presidential Campaign Council has called on Nigeria s anti graft agency EFCC and the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA to arrest and prosecute the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress APC Bola Tinubu Referring to Mr Tinubu s alleged money laundering and drug related case in the United States in 1993 the PDP asked the NDLEA to probe him saying it is a matter of national concern In the unfortunate event of a Bola Tinubu Presidency Nigerians will be plunged into a drug crisis that would make the Colombia situation a child s play With easy access to drugs there will be an increase in violence Nigerians cannot risk this the PDP said at a media briefing on Sunday Speaking at the Atiku campaign office in the Wuse area of Abuja members of the PDP presidential campaign team including Dele Momodu and Daniel Bwala also accused the APC presidential candidate of using Alpha Beta to siphon Lagos State revenues to enrich himself and his cronies The opposition party also claimed that the life schooling and work records of the former Lagos State governor remain fraudulent Since the resurfacing of a certified true copy of Mr Tinubu s the 30 year old drug and money laundering case with the U S government his opponents have feasted on it and demanded that he steps down his ambition for the nation s top job But Mr Tinubu s camp has continued to dismiss the story describing it as stale news The PDP however insisted that the case has made Mr Tinubu unfit for the seat of the President Nigeria is battling many problems at the moment It will be a huge disaster to add state sponsored drug trafficking into the mix the PDP said The party therefore asked the NDLEA to investigate Mr Tinubu s alleged ties with drug trafficking The PDP also alleged that Mr Tinubu used Lagos State s funds to enrich himself through his company Alpha Beta It said Alpha Beta was registered in 2009 when Mr Tinubu was governor of Lagos State in breach of the Code of Conduct for Public Officers Quoting sworn affidavit by a former Managing Director of Alpha Beta Consulting Dapo Apara the PDP said Mr Tinubu breached the Code of Conduct law to establish Alpha Beta in 2002 In the writ of summons marked LD 7330GCMW 2020 Apara narrated how Alpha Beta was formed in 2002 when Tinubu was still the governor in breach of the Code of Conduct for Public Officers it said Apara noted that he was the one who came up with the idea of a consulting firm helping the state government to collect taxes He said Tinubu accepted the proposal but gave many conditions including that his own people would own 70 per cent stakes in the company Apara said Tinubu nominated Adegboyega Oyetola later governor of Osun State and one Olumide Ogunmola who would hold 70 of the shares of Alpha Beta Today he is planning on becoming Nigeria s President Imagine such a man having the keys to Nigeria s treasury and having full control of the NDLEA the EFCC the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force This will be the worst scandal in the history of mankind it said The opposition party also insisted that its candidate Atiku Abubakar has been probed multiple times and has never been found wanting Credit https www premiumtimesng com news more news 577245 2023 atikus campaign asks efcc ndlea to probe tinubu html
    Atiku’s campaign asks EFCC, NDLEA to probe Tinubu
     The Peoples Democratic Party PDP Presidential Campaign Council has called on Nigeria s anti graft agency EFCC and the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA to arrest and prosecute the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress APC Bola Tinubu Referring to Mr Tinubu s alleged money laundering and drug related case in the United States in 1993 the PDP asked the NDLEA to probe him saying it is a matter of national concern In the unfortunate event of a Bola Tinubu Presidency Nigerians will be plunged into a drug crisis that would make the Colombia situation a child s play With easy access to drugs there will be an increase in violence Nigerians cannot risk this the PDP said at a media briefing on Sunday Speaking at the Atiku campaign office in the Wuse area of Abuja members of the PDP presidential campaign team including Dele Momodu and Daniel Bwala also accused the APC presidential candidate of using Alpha Beta to siphon Lagos State revenues to enrich himself and his cronies The opposition party also claimed that the life schooling and work records of the former Lagos State governor remain fraudulent Since the resurfacing of a certified true copy of Mr Tinubu s the 30 year old drug and money laundering case with the U S government his opponents have feasted on it and demanded that he steps down his ambition for the nation s top job But Mr Tinubu s camp has continued to dismiss the story describing it as stale news The PDP however insisted that the case has made Mr Tinubu unfit for the seat of the President Nigeria is battling many problems at the moment It will be a huge disaster to add state sponsored drug trafficking into the mix the PDP said The party therefore asked the NDLEA to investigate Mr Tinubu s alleged ties with drug trafficking The PDP also alleged that Mr Tinubu used Lagos State s funds to enrich himself through his company Alpha Beta It said Alpha Beta was registered in 2009 when Mr Tinubu was governor of Lagos State in breach of the Code of Conduct for Public Officers Quoting sworn affidavit by a former Managing Director of Alpha Beta Consulting Dapo Apara the PDP said Mr Tinubu breached the Code of Conduct law to establish Alpha Beta in 2002 In the writ of summons marked LD 7330GCMW 2020 Apara narrated how Alpha Beta was formed in 2002 when Tinubu was still the governor in breach of the Code of Conduct for Public Officers it said Apara noted that he was the one who came up with the idea of a consulting firm helping the state government to collect taxes He said Tinubu accepted the proposal but gave many conditions including that his own people would own 70 per cent stakes in the company Apara said Tinubu nominated Adegboyega Oyetola later governor of Osun State and one Olumide Ogunmola who would hold 70 of the shares of Alpha Beta Today he is planning on becoming Nigeria s President Imagine such a man having the keys to Nigeria s treasury and having full control of the NDLEA the EFCC the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force This will be the worst scandal in the history of mankind it said The opposition party also insisted that its candidate Atiku Abubakar has been probed multiple times and has never been found wanting Credit https www premiumtimesng com news more news 577245 2023 atikus campaign asks efcc ndlea to probe tinubu html
    Atiku’s campaign asks EFCC, NDLEA to probe Tinubu
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    Atiku’s campaign asks EFCC, NDLEA to probe Tinubu

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council has called on Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, EFCC, and the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to arrest and prosecute the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.

    Referring to Mr Tinubu’s alleged money laundering and drug-related case in the United States in 1993, the PDP asked the NDLEA to probe him, saying it is a matter of national concern.

    “In the unfortunate event of a Bola Tinubu Presidency, Nigerians will be plunged into a drug crisis that would make the Colombia situation a child’s play. With easy access to drugs, there will be an increase in violence. Nigerians cannot risk this,” the PDP said at a media briefing on Sunday.

    Speaking at the Atiku campaign office in the Wuse area of Abuja, members of the PDP presidential campaign team, including Dele Momodu and Daniel Bwala, also accused the APC presidential candidate of using Alpha Beta to siphon Lagos State revenues to enrich himself and his cronies.

    The opposition party also claimed that the life, schooling and work records of the former Lagos State governor remain fraudulent.

    Since the resurfacing of a certified true copy of Mr Tinubu’s the 30-year-old drug and money laundering case with the U.S. government, his opponents have feasted on it and demanded that he steps down his ambition for the nation’s top job. But Mr Tinubu’s camp has continued to dismiss the story, describing it as stale news.

    The PDP, however, insisted that the case has made Mr Tinubu unfit for the seat of the President.

    “Nigeria is battling many problems at the moment…It will be a huge disaster to add state sponsored drug trafficking into the mix,” the PDP said.

    The party, therefore, asked the NDLEA to investigate Mr Tinubu’s alleged ties with drug trafficking.

    The PDP also alleged that Mr Tinubu used Lagos State’s funds to enrich himself through his company, Alpha Beta.

    It said Alpha Beta was registered in 2009 when Mr Tinubu was governor of Lagos State, in breach of the Code of Conduct for Public Officers.

    Quoting sworn affidavit by a former Managing Director of Alpha Beta Consulting, Dapo Apara, the PDP said Mr Tinubu breached the Code of Conduct law to establish Alpha Beta in 2002.

    “In the writ of summons marked LD/7330GCMW/2020, Apara narrated how Alpha Beta was formed in 2002 when Tinubu was still the governor, in breach of the Code of Conduct for Public Officers,” it said.

    “Apara noted that he was the one who came up with the idea of a consulting firm helping the state government to collect taxes. He said Tinubu accepted the proposal but gave many conditions including that his own people would own 70 per cent stakes in the company. Apara said Tinubu nominated Adegboyega Oyetola (later governor of Osun State) and one Olumide Ogunmola who would hold 70% of the shares of Alpha Beta.

    “Today, he is planning on becoming Nigeria’s President. Imagine such a man having the keys to Nigeria’s treasury and having full control of the NDLEA, the EFCC, the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force? This will be the worst scandal in the history of mankind,” it said.

    The opposition party also insisted that its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has been probed multiple times and has never been found wanting.

    Credit: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/577245-2023-atikus-campaign-asks-efcc-ndlea-to-probe-tinubu.html

  •  A 67 year old blind grandpa Aliyu Adebiyi and a leper Haruna Abdullahi are presently in the hands of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA for alleged drug trafficking According to the statement in Osun State NDLEA officers on Friday took into custody a 67 year old blind grandpa Aliyu Adebiyi in whose house they found 234kg of cannabis at Sokoto village Owena Ijesa Atakumosa East Local Government Area The spokesman stated that a drug dealer kept the consignment with him for a fee of N6 000 per month and paid for three months upfront The statement added that on Thursday at Garko town Kano 45 year old Abdullahi notorious for drug dealing was arrested with 2 2kg of cannabis adding that various quantities of diazepam and exol were recovered from him Credit https dailypost ng 2023 01 23 ndlea operatives arrest 67 year old blind man one other for drug trafficking
    NDLEA operatives arrest 67-year-old blind man, one other for drug trafficking
     A 67 year old blind grandpa Aliyu Adebiyi and a leper Haruna Abdullahi are presently in the hands of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA for alleged drug trafficking According to the statement in Osun State NDLEA officers on Friday took into custody a 67 year old blind grandpa Aliyu Adebiyi in whose house they found 234kg of cannabis at Sokoto village Owena Ijesa Atakumosa East Local Government Area The spokesman stated that a drug dealer kept the consignment with him for a fee of N6 000 per month and paid for three months upfront The statement added that on Thursday at Garko town Kano 45 year old Abdullahi notorious for drug dealing was arrested with 2 2kg of cannabis adding that various quantities of diazepam and exol were recovered from him Credit https dailypost ng 2023 01 23 ndlea operatives arrest 67 year old blind man one other for drug trafficking
    NDLEA operatives arrest 67-year-old blind man, one other for drug trafficking
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    NDLEA operatives arrest 67-year-old blind man, one other for drug trafficking

    A 67-year-old blind grandpa, Aliyu Adebiyi and a leper, Haruna Abdullahi are presently in the hands of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, for alleged drug trafficking.

    According to the statement, in Osun State, NDLEA officers on Friday took into custody a 67-year-old blind grandpa, Aliyu Adebiyi, in whose house they found 234kg of cannabis at Sokoto village, Owena Ijesa, Atakumosa East Local Government Area.

    The spokesman stated that a drug dealer kept the consignment with him for a fee of N6,000 per month and paid for three months upfront.

    The statement added that on Thursday at Garko town, Kano, 45-year-old Abdullahi, notorious for drug dealing, was arrested with 2.2kg of cannabis, adding that various quantities of diazepam and exol were recovered from him.

    Credit: https://dailypost.ng/2023/01/23/ndlea-operatives-arrest-67-year-old-blind-man-one-other-for-drug-trafficking/

  •  Efforts by drug cartels from Brazil and Canada to bring 126 95 kilograms of cocaine and skunk concealed in herbal tea packs and imported vehicles into Nigeria have again been thwarted by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu and the Tincan seaport in Lagos The PUNCH reports At the Enugu airport an Ethiopian Airline male passenger Eze Ikenna 42 coming from Brazil via Addis Ababa Ethiopia was intercepted on arrival at the airport at about 12 30 pm on Friday January 20 A search of his two bags revealed 19 big sachets which he claimed contained herbal tea but were later found to be cocaine weighing 16 20 kilograms The Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA Mr Femi Babafemi revealed in a statement obtained by our correspondent on Sunday In the same vein a joint examination carried out on a container marked TCLU 7799237 from Montreal Canada at Sifax Okota Bonded Terminal by NDLEA operatives attached to Tincan Command of the agency on Wednesday January 18 led to the discovery of 110 75kgs of cannabis Indica concealed in two of the four vehicles in the container a 2011 Toyota Sienna and a 2011 Honda Pilot SUV Another 60 000 pills of Tramadol 250mg were equally recovered from a wanted drug dealer Diugwu Alphonsus in the Bariga area of the state on the same day while raids carried out in the Akala area of Mushin on Wednesday and Friday led to the recovery of 781 7kgs of cannabis In Osun state NDLEA officers on Friday took into custody a blind 67 year old grandpa Aliyu Adebiyi in whose house they found 234 kilograms of cannabis at Sokoto village Owena Ijesa Atakumosa East LGA In his statement he said a drug dealer kept the consignment with him for a fee of N6 000 per month and paid for three months upfront Babafemi said He added that a leper Haruna Abdullahi 45 notorious for drug dealing was arrested at Garko town Kano on Thursday while 2 2kgs of cannabis and various quantities of Diazepam and Exol were recovered from him According to Babafemi no less than 370kgs of cannabis were recovered from a sawmill at Ilale Owo in Ondo State when operatives stormed the industrial plant following credible intelligence In Abuja NDLEA operatives on Monday January 16 raided the Lugbe area of the FCT based on credible intelligence that a dealer was operating in a batcher on the outskirt of the town A search of the batcher led to the recovery of 42 9kgs cannabis 15 grams of cocaine 137 grams of Methamphetamine and cash of N2 148 500 believed to be proceeds of the criminal trade Credit https punchng com ndlea intercepts cocaine skunk consignments from brazil canada
    NDLEA intercepts cocaine, skunk consignments from Brazil, Canada
     Efforts by drug cartels from Brazil and Canada to bring 126 95 kilograms of cocaine and skunk concealed in herbal tea packs and imported vehicles into Nigeria have again been thwarted by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu and the Tincan seaport in Lagos The PUNCH reports At the Enugu airport an Ethiopian Airline male passenger Eze Ikenna 42 coming from Brazil via Addis Ababa Ethiopia was intercepted on arrival at the airport at about 12 30 pm on Friday January 20 A search of his two bags revealed 19 big sachets which he claimed contained herbal tea but were later found to be cocaine weighing 16 20 kilograms The Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA Mr Femi Babafemi revealed in a statement obtained by our correspondent on Sunday In the same vein a joint examination carried out on a container marked TCLU 7799237 from Montreal Canada at Sifax Okota Bonded Terminal by NDLEA operatives attached to Tincan Command of the agency on Wednesday January 18 led to the discovery of 110 75kgs of cannabis Indica concealed in two of the four vehicles in the container a 2011 Toyota Sienna and a 2011 Honda Pilot SUV Another 60 000 pills of Tramadol 250mg were equally recovered from a wanted drug dealer Diugwu Alphonsus in the Bariga area of the state on the same day while raids carried out in the Akala area of Mushin on Wednesday and Friday led to the recovery of 781 7kgs of cannabis In Osun state NDLEA officers on Friday took into custody a blind 67 year old grandpa Aliyu Adebiyi in whose house they found 234 kilograms of cannabis at Sokoto village Owena Ijesa Atakumosa East LGA In his statement he said a drug dealer kept the consignment with him for a fee of N6 000 per month and paid for three months upfront Babafemi said He added that a leper Haruna Abdullahi 45 notorious for drug dealing was arrested at Garko town Kano on Thursday while 2 2kgs of cannabis and various quantities of Diazepam and Exol were recovered from him According to Babafemi no less than 370kgs of cannabis were recovered from a sawmill at Ilale Owo in Ondo State when operatives stormed the industrial plant following credible intelligence In Abuja NDLEA operatives on Monday January 16 raided the Lugbe area of the FCT based on credible intelligence that a dealer was operating in a batcher on the outskirt of the town A search of the batcher led to the recovery of 42 9kgs cannabis 15 grams of cocaine 137 grams of Methamphetamine and cash of N2 148 500 believed to be proceeds of the criminal trade Credit https punchng com ndlea intercepts cocaine skunk consignments from brazil canada
    NDLEA intercepts cocaine, skunk consignments from Brazil, Canada
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    NDLEA intercepts cocaine, skunk consignments from Brazil, Canada

    Efforts by drug cartels from Brazil and Canada to bring 126.95 kilograms of cocaine and skunk concealed in herbal tea packs and imported vehicles into Nigeria have again been thwarted by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu and the Tincan seaport in Lagos, The PUNCH reports.

    At the Enugu airport, an Ethiopian Airline male passenger, Eze Ikenna, 42, coming from Brazil via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia was intercepted on arrival at the airport at about 12:30 pm on Friday, January 20. A search of his two bags revealed 19 big sachets which he claimed contained herbal tea but were later found to be cocaine weighing 16.20 kilograms.

    The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr. Femi Babafemi, revealed in a statement obtained by our correspondent on Sunday.

    In the same vein, a joint examination carried out on a container marked TCLU 7799237 from Montreal, Canada at Sifax Okota Bonded Terminal by NDLEA operatives attached to Tincan Command of the agency on Wednesday, January 18, led to the discovery of 110.75kgs of cannabis Indica concealed in two of the four vehicles in the container – a 2011 Toyota Sienna and a 2011 Honda Pilot SUV.

    Another 60,000 pills of Tramadol 250mg were equally recovered from a wanted drug dealer, Diugwu Alphonsus in the Bariga area of the state on the same day, while raids carried out in the Akala area of Mushin on Wednesday and Friday led to the recovery of 781.7kgs of cannabis.

    “In Osun state, NDLEA officers on Friday took into custody a blind 67-year-old grandpa, Aliyu Adebiyi, in whose house they found 234 kilograms of cannabis at Sokoto village, Owena Ijesa, Atakumosa East LGA. In his statement, he said a drug dealer kept the consignment with him for a fee of N6,000 per month and paid for three months upfront,” Babafemi said.

    He added that a leper, Haruna Abdullahi, 45, notorious for drug dealing, was arrested at Garko town, Kano on Thursday, while 2.2kgs of cannabis and various quantities of Diazepam and Exol were recovered from him.

    According to Babafemi, no less than 370kgs of cannabis were recovered from a sawmill at Ilale, Owo in Ondo State when operatives stormed the industrial plant following credible intelligence.

    In Abuja, NDLEA operatives on Monday, January 16, raided the Lugbe area of the FCT based on credible intelligence that a dealer was operating in a batcher on the outskirt of the town.

    A search of the batcher led to the recovery of 42.9kgs cannabis, 15 grams of cocaine, 137 grams of Methamphetamine, and cash of N2,148,500, believed to be proceeds of the criminal trade.

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  •  A password will be e mailed to you The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has seized 1 7million Tramadol pills recovered from a warehouse at Greenfield estate Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos State The Agency equally recovered another 60 000 pills of Tramadol 250mg from a wanted drug dealer Diugwu Alphonsus in Bariga area of the state while raids carried out in Akala area of Mushin led to the recovery of 781 7kgs of cannabis A statement by the Director Media amp Advocacy of the NDLEA Femi Babafemi on Sunday said that the Agency on January 18 also discovered 110 75kgs of cannabis Indica concealed in a 2011 Toyota Sienna and a 2011 Honda Pilot SUV on a container marked TCLU 7799237 from Montreal Canada at Sifax Okota Bonded Terminal in the state Another 60 000 pills of Tramadol 250mg were equally recovered from a wanted drug dealer Diugwu Alphonsus in Bariga area of the state same day while raids carried out in Akala area of Mushin on Wednesday 18th and Friday 20th January led to the recovery of 781 7kgs of cannabis the statement said In the same vein a joint examination carried out on a container marked TCLU 7799237 from Montreal Canada at Sifax Okota Bonded Terminal by NDLEA operatives attached to Tincan Command of the Agency on Wednesday 18th January led to the discovery of 110 75kgs of cannabis Indica concealed in two of the four vehicles in the container a 2011 Toyota Sienna and a 2011 Honda Pilot SUV it added A password will be e mailed to you Credit https thewhistler ng ndlea seizes 1 7million tramadol pills in lagos
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     A password will be e mailed to you The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has seized 1 7million Tramadol pills recovered from a warehouse at Greenfield estate Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos State The Agency equally recovered another 60 000 pills of Tramadol 250mg from a wanted drug dealer Diugwu Alphonsus in Bariga area of the state while raids carried out in Akala area of Mushin led to the recovery of 781 7kgs of cannabis A statement by the Director Media amp Advocacy of the NDLEA Femi Babafemi on Sunday said that the Agency on January 18 also discovered 110 75kgs of cannabis Indica concealed in a 2011 Toyota Sienna and a 2011 Honda Pilot SUV on a container marked TCLU 7799237 from Montreal Canada at Sifax Okota Bonded Terminal in the state Another 60 000 pills of Tramadol 250mg were equally recovered from a wanted drug dealer Diugwu Alphonsus in Bariga area of the state same day while raids carried out in Akala area of Mushin on Wednesday 18th and Friday 20th January led to the recovery of 781 7kgs of cannabis the statement said In the same vein a joint examination carried out on a container marked TCLU 7799237 from Montreal Canada at Sifax Okota Bonded Terminal by NDLEA operatives attached to Tincan Command of the Agency on Wednesday 18th January led to the discovery of 110 75kgs of cannabis Indica concealed in two of the four vehicles in the container a 2011 Toyota Sienna and a 2011 Honda Pilot SUV it added A password will be e mailed to you Credit https thewhistler ng ndlea seizes 1 7million tramadol pills in lagos
    NDLEA Seizes 1.7million Tramadol Pills In Lagos
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    NDLEA Seizes 1.7million Tramadol Pills In Lagos

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    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has seized 1.7million Tramadol pills recovered from a warehouse at Greenfield estate, Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos State.

    The Agency equally recovered another 60,000 pills of Tramadol 250mg from a wanted drug dealer, Diugwu Alphonsus in Bariga area of the state while raids carried out in Akala area of Mushin led to the recovery of 781.7kgs of cannabis.

    A statement by the Director, Media & Advocacy of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi on Sunday said that the Agency on January 18, also discovered 110.75kgs of cannabis Indica concealed in a 2011 Toyota Sienna and a 2011 Honda Pilot SUV on a container marked TCLU 7799237 from Montreal, Canada at Sifax Okota Bonded Terminal in the state.

    “Another 60,000 pills of Tramadol 250mg were equally recovered from a wanted drug dealer, Diugwu Alphonsus in Bariga area of the state same day while raids carried out in Akala area of Mushin on Wednesday 18th and Friday 20th January led to the recovery of 781.7kgs of cannabis,” the statement said.

    “In the same vein, a joint examination carried out on a container marked TCLU 7799237 from Montreal, Canada at Sifax Okota Bonded Terminal by NDLEA operatives attached to Tincan Command of the Agency on Wednesday 18th January led to the discovery of 110.75kgs of cannabis Indica concealed in two of the four vehicles in the container: a 2011 Toyota Sienna and a 2011 Honda Pilot SUV,” it added.

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  •  The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has busted another Tramadol cartel with the seizure of millions of opioids pills and bottles worth over N5billion from a warehouse in Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos State The NDLEA operatives also arrested two of the kingpins in connection to the illicit drugs Also the anti narcotics agency uncovered and dismantled a clandestine skuchies laboratory in a remote part of Sagamu Ogun State where several equipment and various quantities of illicit substances used to mass produce the dangerous new psychoactive substance were recovered on Saturday January 14 2023 NDLEA spokesperson Femi Babafemi in statement on Sunday said the drug cartels took the first heat on Tuesday 10th January from determined officers of the agency who intercepted an imported consignment of Loud a strong variant of cannabis weighing 4 878 72 kilograms along Awolowo road Ikoyi Lagos After a near fatal encounter with some suspected fake security agents escorting the drugs the NDLEA operatives succeeded in recovering the consignment with a white truck marked BDG 548 XX conveying it This was followed by the seizure of 121 630 pills of pharmaceutical opioids and some quantity of Molly from a dealer Charles Okeke on Wednesday January 11 2023 at Idumota area of Lagos Island The NDLEA further said another effort by the agency to bring the drug cartels to their kneels paid off on Friday January 13 when operatives tracked and located a major warehouse for pharmaceutical opioids at 17 Sir Ben Onyeka street off Ago palace way in Amuwo Odofin area of the State while the owner of the store Aloysius Okeke was arrested Babafemi added Illicit drugs recovered from the warehouse include 3 264 630 pills of tramadol 3 490 bottles of codeine and 915 000 capsules of pregabalin 300mg This came on the heels of the arrest of a suspect Olarenwaju Lawal Wahab who distributes for the cartel same day Recovered from his white Mercedes distribution bus include 14 690 bottles of codeine based syrup 402 500 tablets of Tramadol 250mg 50 000 tablets of Tramadol 225mg and 210 000 capsules of pregabalin 300mg Also in neighbouring Ogun State operatives in the early hours of Saturday January 14 2023 also discovered and dismantled a clandestine laboratory on the outskirts of Sagamu from where skuchies a highly potent psychoactive substance made with a blend of Cannabis Sativa Tramadol Rohypnol Exol 5 and industrial codeine was being produced in large quantity packaged and distributed in jerry cans and bottles The NDLEA said all the equipment for the production including power generators industrial gas cylinders drums and kegs as well as various quantities of illicit drugs such as 214kgs cannabis 1 440 capsules of tramadol 480 tablets of swinol 1 440 tablets of Rohypnol and 114 liters of industrial codeine among others were recovered from the building before sealing off the premises 2022 Leadership Media Group All Rights Reserved 2022 Leadership Media Group All Rights Reserved Source Credit https leadership ng ndlea seizes n5bn illicit drugs in lagos warehouse
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     The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has busted another Tramadol cartel with the seizure of millions of opioids pills and bottles worth over N5billion from a warehouse in Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos State The NDLEA operatives also arrested two of the kingpins in connection to the illicit drugs Also the anti narcotics agency uncovered and dismantled a clandestine skuchies laboratory in a remote part of Sagamu Ogun State where several equipment and various quantities of illicit substances used to mass produce the dangerous new psychoactive substance were recovered on Saturday January 14 2023 NDLEA spokesperson Femi Babafemi in statement on Sunday said the drug cartels took the first heat on Tuesday 10th January from determined officers of the agency who intercepted an imported consignment of Loud a strong variant of cannabis weighing 4 878 72 kilograms along Awolowo road Ikoyi Lagos After a near fatal encounter with some suspected fake security agents escorting the drugs the NDLEA operatives succeeded in recovering the consignment with a white truck marked BDG 548 XX conveying it This was followed by the seizure of 121 630 pills of pharmaceutical opioids and some quantity of Molly from a dealer Charles Okeke on Wednesday January 11 2023 at Idumota area of Lagos Island The NDLEA further said another effort by the agency to bring the drug cartels to their kneels paid off on Friday January 13 when operatives tracked and located a major warehouse for pharmaceutical opioids at 17 Sir Ben Onyeka street off Ago palace way in Amuwo Odofin area of the State while the owner of the store Aloysius Okeke was arrested Babafemi added Illicit drugs recovered from the warehouse include 3 264 630 pills of tramadol 3 490 bottles of codeine and 915 000 capsules of pregabalin 300mg This came on the heels of the arrest of a suspect Olarenwaju Lawal Wahab who distributes for the cartel same day Recovered from his white Mercedes distribution bus include 14 690 bottles of codeine based syrup 402 500 tablets of Tramadol 250mg 50 000 tablets of Tramadol 225mg and 210 000 capsules of pregabalin 300mg Also in neighbouring Ogun State operatives in the early hours of Saturday January 14 2023 also discovered and dismantled a clandestine laboratory on the outskirts of Sagamu from where skuchies a highly potent psychoactive substance made with a blend of Cannabis Sativa Tramadol Rohypnol Exol 5 and industrial codeine was being produced in large quantity packaged and distributed in jerry cans and bottles The NDLEA said all the equipment for the production including power generators industrial gas cylinders drums and kegs as well as various quantities of illicit drugs such as 214kgs cannabis 1 440 capsules of tramadol 480 tablets of swinol 1 440 tablets of Rohypnol and 114 liters of industrial codeine among others were recovered from the building before sealing off the premises 2022 Leadership Media Group All Rights Reserved 2022 Leadership Media Group All Rights Reserved Source Credit https leadership ng ndlea seizes n5bn illicit drugs in lagos warehouse
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    NDLEA Seizes N5bn Illicit Drugs In Lagos Warehouse

    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has busted another Tramadol cartel with the seizure of millions of opioids pills and bottles worth over N5billion from a warehouse in Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos State.

    The NDLEA operatives also arrested two of the kingpins in connection to the illicit drugs.

    Also, the anti-narcotics agency uncovered and dismantled a clandestine skuchies laboratory in a remote part of Sagamu, Ogun State, where several equipment and various quantities of illicit substances used to mass produce the dangerous new psychoactive substance were recovered on Saturday, January 14, 2023.

    NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, in statement on Sunday, said: “the drug cartels took the first heat on Tuesday 10th January from determined officers of the agency who intercepted an imported consignment of Loud, a strong variant of cannabis, weighing 4, 878.72 kilograms along Awolowo road Ikoyi, Lagos.

    “After a near fatal encounter with some suspected fake security agents escorting the drugs, the NDLEA operatives succeeded in recovering the consignment with a white truck marked BDG 548 XX conveying it.”

    This was followed by the seizure of 121,630 pills of pharmaceutical opioids and some quantity of Molly from a dealer, Charles Okeke, on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at Idumota area of Lagos Island.

    The NDLEA further said another effort by the agency to bring the drug cartels to their kneels paid off on Friday, January 13 when operatives tracked and located a major warehouse for pharmaceutical opioids at 17 Sir Ben Onyeka street, off Ago palace way in Amuwo Odofin area of the State while the owner of the store, Aloysius Okeke, was arrested.

    Babafemi added, “Illicit drugs recovered from the warehouse include: 3,264,630 pills of tramadol; 3,490 bottles of codeine and 915,000 capsules of pregabalin 300mg.

    “This came on the heels of the arrest of a suspect, Olarenwaju Lawal Wahab who distributes for the cartel same day. Recovered from his white Mercedes distribution bus include: 14,690 bottles of codeine-based syrup; 402, 500 tablets of Tramadol 250mg; 50,000 tablets of Tramadol 225mg and 210,000 capsules of pregabalin 300mg.”

    Also, in neighbouring Ogun State, operatives in the early hours of Saturday, January 14, 2023, also discovered and dismantled a clandestine laboratory on the outskirts of Sagamu from where skuchies, a highly potent psychoactive substance made with a blend of Cannabis Sativa, Tramadol, Rohypnol, Exol-5 and industrial codeine, was being produced in large quantity, packaged and distributed in jerry cans and bottles.

    The NDLEA said all the equipment for the production including power generators, industrial gas cylinders, drums and kegs as well as various quantities of illicit drugs such as 214kgs cannabis; 1,440 capsules of tramadol; 480 tablets of swinol; 1,440 tablets of Rohypnol and 114 liters of industrial codeine, among others were recovered from the building before sealing off the premises.

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  •  Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA at the weekend busted another Tramadol cartel in Lagos with the seizure of millions of opioids pills and bottles worth over Five Billion Naira N5billion from their warehouse in Amuwo Odofin area of the state and arrest of two of the kingpins Femi Babafemi Director Media amp Advocacy of NDLEA Headquarters in a statement on Sunday said anti narcotics officers of the Agency also uncovered and dismantled a clandestine skuchies laboratory in a remote part of Sagamu Ogun state where several equipment and various quantities of illicit substances used to mass produce the dangerous new psychoactive substance were recovered on Saturday 14th January 2023 The drug cartels took the first heat on Tuesday 10th January from determined officers of the Agency who intercepted an imported consignment of Loud a strong variant of cannabis weighing 4 878 72 kilograms along Awolowo road Ikoyi Lagos After a near fatal encounter with some suspected fake security agents escorting the drugs the NDLEA operatives succeeded in recovering the consignment with a white truck marked BDG 548 XX conveying it This was followed by the seizure of 121 630 pills of pharmaceutical opioids and some quantity of Molly from a dealer Charles Okeke on Wednesday 11th January at Idumota area of Lagos Island Another effort by the Agency to bring the drug cartels to their kneels paid off on Friday 13th Jan when operatives tracked and located a major warehouse for pharmaceutical opioids at 17 Sir Ben Onyeka street off Ago palace way in Amuwo Odofin area of the state while the owner of the store Aloysius Okeke was arrested Illicit drugs recovered from the warehouse include Three Million Two Hundred and Sixty Four Thousand Six Hundred and Thirty 3 264 630 pills of tramadol Three Thousand Four Hundred and Ninety 3 490 bottles of codeine and Nine Hundred and Fifteen Thousand 915 000 capsules of pregabalin 300mg This came on the heels of the arrest of a suspect Olarenwaju Lawal Wahab who distributes for the cartel same day Recovered from his white Mercedes distribution bus include 14 690 bottles of codeine based syrup 402 500 tablets of Tramadol 250mg 50 000 tablets of Tramadol 225mg and 210 000 capsules of pregabalin 300mg In neighbouring Ogun state operatives in the early hours of Saturday 14th Jan also discovered and dismantled a clandestine laboratory on the outskirts of Sagamu from where skuchies a highly potent psychoactive substance made with a blend of Cannabis Sativa Tramadol Rohypnol Exol 5 and industrial codeine was being produced in large quantity packaged and distributed in jerry cans and bottles All the equipment for the production including power generators industrial gas cylinders drums and kegs as well as various quantities of illicit drugs such as 214kgs cannabis 1 440 capsules of tramadol 480 tablets of swinol 1 440 tablets of Rohypnol and 114 liters of industrial codeine among others were recovered from the building before sealing off the premises In Abuja operatives of the FCT Command of the Agency on Thursday 12th Jan raided the notorious Tora bora hills in the federal capital city and recovered 350 7kgs of skunk and 794 bottles of codeine hidden under rocks This is even as 756kgs of C S were recovered at Dawo village Kaga LGA Borno and transferred to the Agency on Friday 13th Jan by officers of the Nigerian Army FOB 29 Task Force Brigade Benishiekh in conjunction with Hunters group based on intelligence from the State Command of NDLEA In Ondo state operatives stormed Alayere Akure North LGA where they arrested a suspect Sunday Make with 275kgs of Cannabis Sativa and Seeds while a total of 272kgs of C S were recovered from two suspects Nwele Friday 35 and Egbe Nnaemeka 47 at Ifo layout Abakpa Nike Enugu In Katsina 34 3kgs of cannabis were also recovered from an uncompleted building in Muduru Mani village after which the owner Murtala Isiya was arrested in a follow up operation In the same vein a notorious drug dealer who is physically challenged Abiodun Emaria 40 was on Saturday 14th January arrested with 6 2kgs of cannabis at his hideout in Ohada village Uhunmonde LGA Edo state Chairman Chief Executive of NDLEA Brig Gen Buba Marwa Retd while commending the officers and men of Lagos FCT Ondo Enugu Borno Katsina and Edo Commands for the arrests and seizures charged them and their compatriots across the country to sustain the heat on drug cartels in Nigeria while balancing their efforts on supply reduction with drug demand reduction activities Subscribe to our Telegram and YouTubeChannels also join our Whatsapp Update GroupYou can reach us via phone or email Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria Broadcasting House Oba Adebimpe Road P M B 5003 Dugbe Ibadan Nigeria Lagos Liaison Office Radio Nigeria Ikoyi Headquarters Building 2348036960419 2348039653024 Source Credit https radionigeriaibadan gov ng 2023 01 15 ndlea seizes over n5billion worth of opioids in lagos
    NDLEA Seizes over N5Billion Worth of Opioids in Lagos
     Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA at the weekend busted another Tramadol cartel in Lagos with the seizure of millions of opioids pills and bottles worth over Five Billion Naira N5billion from their warehouse in Amuwo Odofin area of the state and arrest of two of the kingpins Femi Babafemi Director Media amp Advocacy of NDLEA Headquarters in a statement on Sunday said anti narcotics officers of the Agency also uncovered and dismantled a clandestine skuchies laboratory in a remote part of Sagamu Ogun state where several equipment and various quantities of illicit substances used to mass produce the dangerous new psychoactive substance were recovered on Saturday 14th January 2023 The drug cartels took the first heat on Tuesday 10th January from determined officers of the Agency who intercepted an imported consignment of Loud a strong variant of cannabis weighing 4 878 72 kilograms along Awolowo road Ikoyi Lagos After a near fatal encounter with some suspected fake security agents escorting the drugs the NDLEA operatives succeeded in recovering the consignment with a white truck marked BDG 548 XX conveying it This was followed by the seizure of 121 630 pills of pharmaceutical opioids and some quantity of Molly from a dealer Charles Okeke on Wednesday 11th January at Idumota area of Lagos Island Another effort by the Agency to bring the drug cartels to their kneels paid off on Friday 13th Jan when operatives tracked and located a major warehouse for pharmaceutical opioids at 17 Sir Ben Onyeka street off Ago palace way in Amuwo Odofin area of the state while the owner of the store Aloysius Okeke was arrested Illicit drugs recovered from the warehouse include Three Million Two Hundred and Sixty Four Thousand Six Hundred and Thirty 3 264 630 pills of tramadol Three Thousand Four Hundred and Ninety 3 490 bottles of codeine and Nine Hundred and Fifteen Thousand 915 000 capsules of pregabalin 300mg This came on the heels of the arrest of a suspect Olarenwaju Lawal Wahab who distributes for the cartel same day Recovered from his white Mercedes distribution bus include 14 690 bottles of codeine based syrup 402 500 tablets of Tramadol 250mg 50 000 tablets of Tramadol 225mg and 210 000 capsules of pregabalin 300mg In neighbouring Ogun state operatives in the early hours of Saturday 14th Jan also discovered and dismantled a clandestine laboratory on the outskirts of Sagamu from where skuchies a highly potent psychoactive substance made with a blend of Cannabis Sativa Tramadol Rohypnol Exol 5 and industrial codeine was being produced in large quantity packaged and distributed in jerry cans and bottles All the equipment for the production including power generators industrial gas cylinders drums and kegs as well as various quantities of illicit drugs such as 214kgs cannabis 1 440 capsules of tramadol 480 tablets of swinol 1 440 tablets of Rohypnol and 114 liters of industrial codeine among others were recovered from the building before sealing off the premises In Abuja operatives of the FCT Command of the Agency on Thursday 12th Jan raided the notorious Tora bora hills in the federal capital city and recovered 350 7kgs of skunk and 794 bottles of codeine hidden under rocks This is even as 756kgs of C S were recovered at Dawo village Kaga LGA Borno and transferred to the Agency on Friday 13th Jan by officers of the Nigerian Army FOB 29 Task Force Brigade Benishiekh in conjunction with Hunters group based on intelligence from the State Command of NDLEA In Ondo state operatives stormed Alayere Akure North LGA where they arrested a suspect Sunday Make with 275kgs of Cannabis Sativa and Seeds while a total of 272kgs of C S were recovered from two suspects Nwele Friday 35 and Egbe Nnaemeka 47 at Ifo layout Abakpa Nike Enugu In Katsina 34 3kgs of cannabis were also recovered from an uncompleted building in Muduru Mani village after which the owner Murtala Isiya was arrested in a follow up operation In the same vein a notorious drug dealer who is physically challenged Abiodun Emaria 40 was on Saturday 14th January arrested with 6 2kgs of cannabis at his hideout in Ohada village Uhunmonde LGA Edo state Chairman Chief Executive of NDLEA Brig Gen Buba Marwa Retd while commending the officers and men of Lagos FCT Ondo Enugu Borno Katsina and Edo Commands for the arrests and seizures charged them and their compatriots across the country to sustain the heat on drug cartels in Nigeria while balancing their efforts on supply reduction with drug demand reduction activities Subscribe to our Telegram and YouTubeChannels also join our Whatsapp Update GroupYou can reach us via phone or email Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria Broadcasting House Oba Adebimpe Road P M B 5003 Dugbe Ibadan Nigeria Lagos Liaison Office Radio Nigeria Ikoyi Headquarters Building 2348036960419 2348039653024 Source Credit https radionigeriaibadan gov ng 2023 01 15 ndlea seizes over n5billion worth of opioids in lagos
    NDLEA Seizes over N5Billion Worth of Opioids in Lagos
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    NDLEA Seizes over N5Billion Worth of Opioids in Lagos

    Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the weekend busted another Tramadol cartel in Lagos with the seizure of millions of opioids pills and bottles worth over Five Billion Naira (N5billion) from their warehouse in Amuwo Odofin area of the state and arrest of two of the kingpins.

    Femi Babafemi, Director, Media & Advocacy of NDLEA Headquarters in a statement on Sunday, said, anti-narcotics officers of the Agency also uncovered and dismantled a clandestine skuchies laboratory in a remote part of Sagamu, Ogun state where several equipment and various quantities of illicit substances used to mass produce the dangerous new psychoactive substance were recovered on Saturday 14th January 2023.

    The drug cartels took the first heat on Tuesday 10th January from determined officers of the Agency who intercepted an imported consignment of Loud, a strong variant of cannabis, weighing 4, 878.72 kilograms along Awolowo road Ikoyi, Lagos. After a near fatal encounter with some suspected fake security agents escorting the drugs, the NDLEA operatives succeeded in recovering the consignment with a white truck marked BDG 548 XX conveying it.

    This was followed by the seizure of 121,630 pills of pharmaceutical opioids and some quantity of Molly from a dealer, Charles Okeke on Wednesday 11th January at Idumota area of Lagos Island. Another effort by the Agency to bring the drug cartels to their kneels paid off on Friday 13th Jan when operatives tracked and located a major warehouse for pharmaceutical opioids at 17 Sir Ben Onyeka street, off Ago palace way in Amuwo Odofin area of the state while the owner of the store, Aloysius Okeke was arrested.

    Illicit drugs recovered from the warehouse include: Three Million Two Hundred and Sixty Four Thousand Six Hundred and Thirty (3,264,630) pills of tramadol; Three Thousand Four Hundred and Ninety (3,490) bottles of codeine and Nine Hundred and Fifteen Thousand (915,000) capsules of pregabalin 300mg.

    This came on the heels of the arrest of a suspect, Olarenwaju Lawal Wahab who distributes for the cartel same day. Recovered from his white Mercedes distribution bus include: 14,690 bottles of codeine-based syrup; 402, 500 tablets of Tramadol 250mg; 50,000 tablets of Tramadol 225mg and 210,000 capsules of pregabalin 300mg.

    In neighbouring Ogun state, operatives in the early hours of Saturday 14th Jan. also discovered and dismantled a clandestine laboratory on the outskirts of Sagamu from where skuchies, a highly potent psychoactive substance made with a blend of Cannabis Sativa, Tramadol, Rohypnol, Exol-5 and industrial codeine, was being produced in large quantity, packaged and distributed in jerry cans and bottles.

    All the equipment for the production including power generators, industrial gas cylinders, drums and kegs as well as various quantities of illicit drugs such as 214kgs cannabis; 1,440 capsules of tramadol; 480 tablets of swinol; 1,440 tablets of Rohypnol and 114 liters of industrial codeine, among others were recovered from the building before sealing off the premises.

    In Abuja, operatives of the FCT Command of the Agency on Thursday 12th Jan. raided the notorious Tora bora hills in the federal capital city and recovered 350.7kgs of skunk and 794 bottles of codeine hidden under rocks. This is even as 756kgs of C/S were recovered at Dawo village, Kaga LGA, Borno and transferred to the Agency on Friday 13th Jan. by officers of the Nigerian Army, FOB 29 Task Force Brigade, Benishiekh, in conjunction with Hunters group, based on intelligence from the State Command of NDLEA.

    In Ondo state, operatives stormed Alayere, Akure North LGA, where they arrested a suspect, Sunday Make with 275kgs of Cannabis Sativa and Seeds, while a total of 272kgs of C/S were recovered from two suspects: Nwele Friday, 35, and Egbe Nnaemeka, 47 at Ifo layout, Abakpa Nike, Enugu. In Katsina, 34.3kgs of cannabis were also recovered from an uncompleted building in Muduru, Mani village after which the owner, Murtala Isiya was arrested in a follow up operation. In the same vein, a notorious drug dealer who is physically challenged, Abiodun Emaria, 40, was on Saturday 14th January arrested with 6.2kgs of cannabis at his hideout in Ohada village, Uhunmonde LGA, Edo state.

    Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Retd), while commending the officers and men of Lagos, FCT, Ondo, Enugu, Borno, Katsina and Edo Commands for the arrests and seizures, charged them and their compatriots across the country to sustain the heat on drug cartels in Nigeria while balancing their efforts on supply reduction with drug demand reduction activities.

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     A password will be e mailed to you The Whistler NG 247 Exclusive Stories and in Government Politics Business Tech And Entertainment Brighton amp Hove Albion have forced Liverpool to move to 8th position in the Premier League table after a 3 0 humiliation Solly March Brighton midfielder squeezed in a convincing brace to become the hero of the game Liverpool have since the start of the 2022 2023 season struggled to be in the top four which is a prerequisite to qualify for the UEFA Champions League Brighton who are now 7th in the league have complicated Liverpool s road to their 2nd league title Liverpool have only won the league once during the 2019 2020 season Arsenal Extends Premier League Lead With Impressive Comeback Controversial Referee Who Issued 11 Warning Cards In One Match To Officiate World Cup Opening Game The match against Brighton saw the home side dominate the field of play throughout the clash Brighton got their opener in the 47th minute through a tip from March The home team scored its second in the 53rd minute The game turned out to be more embarrassing for Liverpool when Danny Welbeck lofted the ball over Alexander Arnold s head before volleying past Alisson Liverpool only managed a corner throughout the game against Brighton s six and a single shot on target compared to Brighton s eight Prev Post UPDATED CUPP s Spokesperson Ikenga Cries For Help As Gunmen Surround Home Kill UncleNext Post Edeoga Nweke Ogbodo Sympathise As Fire Guts Enugu Radio Station Latest Our Account With CBN Not Blocked Polaris Bank Reacts To Court Order Tinubu Appoints Arise News Journalist One Other As Media Aides NEPC Generates Highest Non Oil Export Earnings For Nigeria In 47 Years Grosses 4 82bn IGP Buhari Service Chiefs Others Lay Wreaths At 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration Killings Won t Deter Us NSCDC Commandant Says As Slain Officers Are Buried NDLEA Busts Another Tramadol Cartel Seizes Over N5billion Opioids In Lagos Cut Outrageous N228 1bn NASS Budget Or Face Legal Action Right Group Tells Lawan Gbajabiamila Just In Why Catholic Priest Was Set Ablaze By Terrorists In Niger Police JUST IN Plane Breaks Into Pieces After Crash Kills 44 Passengers Veteran Comic Actor Papa Ajasco Is Dead MOST READ THIS WEEK BREAKING UK Police Arrest DAAR Communications Chairman ATIKUGATE Directors Rush To CAC To Register Company Linked List Of Gov t Agencies ICPC Says Are Most Corrupt A password will be e mailed to you Source Credit https thewhistler ng liverpool suffer 30 shocking defeat to brighton
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    Liverpool Suffer 3:0 Shocking Defeat To Brighton

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    Brighton & Hove Albion have forced Liverpool to move to 8th position in the Premier League table after a 3-0 humiliation.

    Solly March, Brighton midfielder squeezed in a convincing brace to become the hero of the game.

    Liverpool have since the start of the 2022/2023 season struggled to be in the top four which is a prerequisite to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

    Brighton who are now 7th in the league, have complicated Liverpool’s road to their 2nd league title.

    Liverpool have only won the league once during the 2019/2020 season.

    Arsenal Extends Premier League Lead With Impressive Comeback

    Controversial Referee Who Issued 11 Warning Cards In One Match To Officiate World Cup Opening Game

    The match against Brighton saw the home side dominate the field of play throughout the clash.

    Brighton got their opener in the 47th minute through a tip from March.

    The home team scored its second in the 53rd minute.

    The game turned out to be more embarrassing for Liverpool when Danny Welbeck lofted the ball over Alexander-Arnold’s head before volleying past Alisson.

    Liverpool only managed a corner throughout the game against Brighton’s six and a single shot on target compared to Brighton’s eight.

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  •  I n recent times the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has intensified efforts towards the arrest and prosecution of persons suspected of substance abuse This has helped prompt some addicts to have a re think so as to ensure that their paths and those of the NDLEA do not cross New Telegraph commends the NDLEA for turning increased heat on suspected traffickers and users of the hard drugs Problems associated with the distribution sales trafficking and consumption of hard drugs include the manifestation of diseases and other forms of health impairment false sense of hope and selfworth disregard to the societal values and norms behavioural abnormality and readiness to engage in the different acts of criminality A substantial number of Nigerians in different parts of the country are either traffickers or consumers of the hard drugs and could be said to be manifesting the deviant traits referred to It is counter productive for any country to slumber away while her citizens get railroaded into the trafficking and consumption of hard drugs Nigeria should be seen to be intensifying pressure on traffickers and consumers of hard drugs at all times so that the suspects could while being sanctioned become reformed to make meaningful contributions to national development However New Telegraph wishes to point out that much as it identifies with the arrest and prosecution of suspected traffickers and consumers of substances we still feel that the action is reactionary and unlikely to help result in a significant depopulation of the rising battalion of Nigerians in the captivity of illegal substances While continuing with the arrest and prosecution of suspected traffickers and consumers of substances the NDLEA should deploy her energy more into preventive measures The ability to sustain the steam on preventive measures would help project Nigeria as a winner in the war against hard drugs Some of the individuals involved in the trafficking and consumption of hard drugs have been lured into it by bad peers and other negatively minded persons They should be identified in their different locations and be made to benefit from the professional services of psychologists and experts in guidance and counselling as well as Early Childhood Education and related disciplines These experts should strive hard to sweet talk the suspected traffickers and consumers out of hard drugs The transmission of well produced films would also help reclaim some Nigerians from the captivity of substance abuse Such films that glamorise smoking and stimulants like alcoholism and pornography should be delisted from the harvest of films broadcast watched by the citizens We agree that the federal state and local governments may be incapable of employing all the Nigerian citizens But it is an incontestable fact that each of the three tiers of administration holds the key that would help unlock the door to pave way for the eclipse of the socioeconomic challenges of the populace While the local government councils may be muzzled with their functions and revenue earring sources usurped by the state and federal governments respectively the Federal Government FG is considered next to God Given a lopsided federation whereby some of the items for the local governments councils and states are placed on the Exclusive Legislative List and are therefore seeded to the FG the latter has the capacity to guarantee the enabling environment that would help prompt the populace especially the traffickers and consumers of the hard drugs into self employment The referred enabling environment would usually include improved security stable electricity piped and drinkable water tax holidays functional health educational and transportation facilities as well as decent accommodation The offer of such facilities should help make some individuals keep a respectable distance from hard drugs The three tiers of administration should always be willing to fund the medical psychological and psychiatrist rehabilitation of victims of substance abuse even to the extent of assisting them to acquire education and setting up of other forms of businesses which will replace the illicit dealing in hard drugs All the hospitality centres in the country should be compelled to prevent the continued distribution sale and consumption of hard drugs as a requirement to remain in business Technology could also be deployed to help fish out those flouting the zero tolerance on the distribution sale and consumption of hard drugs for prompt prosecution With the proper coordination of the referred measures Nigeria would have herself rescued from the captivity of substance abuse
    Intensifying the fight against drug abuse
     I n recent times the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has intensified efforts towards the arrest and prosecution of persons suspected of substance abuse This has helped prompt some addicts to have a re think so as to ensure that their paths and those of the NDLEA do not cross New Telegraph commends the NDLEA for turning increased heat on suspected traffickers and users of the hard drugs Problems associated with the distribution sales trafficking and consumption of hard drugs include the manifestation of diseases and other forms of health impairment false sense of hope and selfworth disregard to the societal values and norms behavioural abnormality and readiness to engage in the different acts of criminality A substantial number of Nigerians in different parts of the country are either traffickers or consumers of the hard drugs and could be said to be manifesting the deviant traits referred to It is counter productive for any country to slumber away while her citizens get railroaded into the trafficking and consumption of hard drugs Nigeria should be seen to be intensifying pressure on traffickers and consumers of hard drugs at all times so that the suspects could while being sanctioned become reformed to make meaningful contributions to national development However New Telegraph wishes to point out that much as it identifies with the arrest and prosecution of suspected traffickers and consumers of substances we still feel that the action is reactionary and unlikely to help result in a significant depopulation of the rising battalion of Nigerians in the captivity of illegal substances While continuing with the arrest and prosecution of suspected traffickers and consumers of substances the NDLEA should deploy her energy more into preventive measures The ability to sustain the steam on preventive measures would help project Nigeria as a winner in the war against hard drugs Some of the individuals involved in the trafficking and consumption of hard drugs have been lured into it by bad peers and other negatively minded persons They should be identified in their different locations and be made to benefit from the professional services of psychologists and experts in guidance and counselling as well as Early Childhood Education and related disciplines These experts should strive hard to sweet talk the suspected traffickers and consumers out of hard drugs The transmission of well produced films would also help reclaim some Nigerians from the captivity of substance abuse Such films that glamorise smoking and stimulants like alcoholism and pornography should be delisted from the harvest of films broadcast watched by the citizens We agree that the federal state and local governments may be incapable of employing all the Nigerian citizens But it is an incontestable fact that each of the three tiers of administration holds the key that would help unlock the door to pave way for the eclipse of the socioeconomic challenges of the populace While the local government councils may be muzzled with their functions and revenue earring sources usurped by the state and federal governments respectively the Federal Government FG is considered next to God Given a lopsided federation whereby some of the items for the local governments councils and states are placed on the Exclusive Legislative List and are therefore seeded to the FG the latter has the capacity to guarantee the enabling environment that would help prompt the populace especially the traffickers and consumers of the hard drugs into self employment The referred enabling environment would usually include improved security stable electricity piped and drinkable water tax holidays functional health educational and transportation facilities as well as decent accommodation The offer of such facilities should help make some individuals keep a respectable distance from hard drugs The three tiers of administration should always be willing to fund the medical psychological and psychiatrist rehabilitation of victims of substance abuse even to the extent of assisting them to acquire education and setting up of other forms of businesses which will replace the illicit dealing in hard drugs All the hospitality centres in the country should be compelled to prevent the continued distribution sale and consumption of hard drugs as a requirement to remain in business Technology could also be deployed to help fish out those flouting the zero tolerance on the distribution sale and consumption of hard drugs for prompt prosecution With the proper coordination of the referred measures Nigeria would have herself rescued from the captivity of substance abuse
    Intensifying the fight against drug abuse
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    Intensifying the fight against drug abuse

    I n recent times, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intensified efforts towards the arrest and prosecution of persons suspected of substance abuse. This has helped prompt some addicts to have a re-think so as to ensure that their paths and those of the NDLEA do not cross. New Telegraph commends the NDLEA for turning increased heat on suspected traffickers and users of the hard drugs. Problems associated with the distribution, sales, trafficking and consumption of hard drugs include the manifestation of diseases and other forms of health impairment, false sense of hope and selfworth, disregard to the societal values and norms, behavioural abnormality and readiness to engage in the different acts of criminality. A substantial number of Nigerians in different parts of the country are either traffickers or consumers of the hard drugs and could be said to be manifesting the deviant traits referred to. It is counter-productive for any country to slumber away while her citizens get railroaded into the trafficking and consumption of hard drugs. Nigeria should be seen to be intensifying pressure on traffickers and consumers of hard drugs at all times so that the suspects could while being sanctioned become reformed to make meaningful contributions to national development. However, New Telegraph wishes to point out that much as it identifies with the arrest and prosecution of suspected traffickers and consumers of substances, we still feel that the action is reactionary, and unlikely to help result in a significant depopulation of the rising battalion of Nigerians in the captivity of illegal substances. While continuing with the arrest and prosecution of suspected traffickers and consumers of substances, the NDLEA should deploy her energy more into preventive measures. The ability to sustain the steam on preventive measures would help project Nigeria as a winner in the war against hard drugs. Some of the individuals involved in the trafficking and consumption of hard drugs have been lured into it by bad peers and other negatively-minded persons. They should be identified in their different locations and be made to benefit from the professional services of psychologists, and experts in guidance and counselling as well as Early Childhood Education and related disciplines. These experts should strive hard to sweet talk the suspected traffickers and consumers out of hard drugs. The transmission of well-produced films would also help reclaim some Nigerians from the captivity of substance abuse. Such films that glamorise smoking and stimulants like alcoholism and pornography should be delisted from the harvest of films broadcast watched by the citizens. We agree that the federal, state and local governments may be incapable of employing all the Nigerian citizens. But it is an incontestable fact that each of the three tiers of administration holds the key that would help unlock the door to pave way for the eclipse of the socioeconomic challenges of the populace. While the local government councils may be muzzled with their functions and revenue-earring sources usurped by the state and federal governments respectively, the Federal Government (FG) is considered next to God. Given a lopsided federation, whereby some of the items for the local governments’ councils and states are placed on the Exclusive Legislative List and are therefore seeded to the FG, the latter has the capacity to guarantee the enabling environment that would help prompt the populace, especially the traffickers and consumers of the hard drugs, into self-employment. The referred enabling environment would usually include improved security, stable electricity, piped and drinkable water, tax-holidays, functional health, educational and transportation facilities as well as decent accommodation. The offer of such facilities should help make some individuals keep a respectable distance from hard drugs. The three tiers of administration should always be willing to fund the medical, psychological, and psychiatrist rehabilitation of victims of substance abuse even to the extent of assisting them to acquire education and setting-up of other forms of businesses, which will replace the illicit dealing in hard drugs. All the hospitality centres in the country should be compelled to prevent the continued distribution, sale and consumption of hard drugs as a requirement to remain in business. Technology could also be deployed to help fish out those flouting the zero tolerance on the distribution, sale and consumption of hard drugs for prompt prosecution. With the proper coordination of the referred measures, Nigeria would have herself rescued from the captivity of substance abuse.

  •   The editors of THISDAY and Arise Television have accused Bayo Onanuga and Dele Alake of the All Progressives Congress APC presidential campaign council of silencing free and fair journalism In a Monday release the news organizations said they had begun to run into problems with the campaign council after they published a report on the death of one Mueez Adegboyega Akande an associate of Bola Tinubuwho was allegedly named by US authorities in a drug trafficking case in 1993 The editors of THISDAY Arise said that Onanuga the media director of the campaign denied the link between the above person and Tinubu and pretended to be one Kolapo In light of these ongoing attacks aimed at bullying and silencing free and fair journalism we will now set the record straight the publication reads In a statement he made on November 21 2022 Onanuga accused THISDAY of belittling Kolapo a doctor and a few years ago Accord Party candidate for the House of Representatives But a quick internet search showed that the Accord Party candidate in question was indeed Mueez Where was Onanuga s professionalism in passing Mueez for Kolapo Has he verified his story as a journalist of decades The media platforms said three online news outlets that published Mueez s campaign poster as the Accord Party s candidate have since removed it from their websites The news organizations said the media should not shy away from investigating candidates associated with alleged drug trafficking They insisted that APC standard bearer Tinubu give a satisfactory response to the circumstances surrounding the forfeiture of funds to the US government It is a national security issue that all patriots must seek answers to it touches the very core of our nascent democracy and even our political stability We need full and complete answers about all the circumstances leading up to the forfeiture they said We recall the case of Manuel Noriega the Panamanian leader who helped the US rise to power between 1983 and 1989 and whose involvement in drug trafficking later led to the US invasion of Panama and his capture trial and conviction in Miami Nigeria cannot afford a Noriega moment despite some acrobatics from APC spokespersons trying to cover up the forfeiture of funds linked to drug trafficking Let the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA the Nigeria Intelligence Agency NIA and the Office of the National Security Adviser NSA have investigated We need their reports and clarity regardless on this most important national security issue about the 2023 election with implications for our democracy The THISDAY Arise editors also accused the Tinubu campaign of filing requests to remove THISDAY editor Shaka Momodu and The Morning Show co host Rufai Oseni from their current positions The organizations noted that despite the unwarranted attacks they will continue to provide honest coverage of the Tinubu campaign
    THISDAY/Arise editors accuse Tinubu campaign of attacking free speech, say Nigeria can’t afford ‘Noriega moment’
      The editors of THISDAY and Arise Television have accused Bayo Onanuga and Dele Alake of the All Progressives Congress APC presidential campaign council of silencing free and fair journalism In a Monday release the news organizations said they had begun to run into problems with the campaign council after they published a report on the death of one Mueez Adegboyega Akande an associate of Bola Tinubuwho was allegedly named by US authorities in a drug trafficking case in 1993 The editors of THISDAY Arise said that Onanuga the media director of the campaign denied the link between the above person and Tinubu and pretended to be one Kolapo In light of these ongoing attacks aimed at bullying and silencing free and fair journalism we will now set the record straight the publication reads In a statement he made on November 21 2022 Onanuga accused THISDAY of belittling Kolapo a doctor and a few years ago Accord Party candidate for the House of Representatives But a quick internet search showed that the Accord Party candidate in question was indeed Mueez Where was Onanuga s professionalism in passing Mueez for Kolapo Has he verified his story as a journalist of decades The media platforms said three online news outlets that published Mueez s campaign poster as the Accord Party s candidate have since removed it from their websites The news organizations said the media should not shy away from investigating candidates associated with alleged drug trafficking They insisted that APC standard bearer Tinubu give a satisfactory response to the circumstances surrounding the forfeiture of funds to the US government It is a national security issue that all patriots must seek answers to it touches the very core of our nascent democracy and even our political stability We need full and complete answers about all the circumstances leading up to the forfeiture they said We recall the case of Manuel Noriega the Panamanian leader who helped the US rise to power between 1983 and 1989 and whose involvement in drug trafficking later led to the US invasion of Panama and his capture trial and conviction in Miami Nigeria cannot afford a Noriega moment despite some acrobatics from APC spokespersons trying to cover up the forfeiture of funds linked to drug trafficking Let the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA the Nigeria Intelligence Agency NIA and the Office of the National Security Adviser NSA have investigated We need their reports and clarity regardless on this most important national security issue about the 2023 election with implications for our democracy The THISDAY Arise editors also accused the Tinubu campaign of filing requests to remove THISDAY editor Shaka Momodu and The Morning Show co host Rufai Oseni from their current positions The organizations noted that despite the unwarranted attacks they will continue to provide honest coverage of the Tinubu campaign
    THISDAY/Arise editors accuse Tinubu campaign of attacking free speech, say Nigeria can’t afford ‘Noriega moment’
    General news2 months ago

    THISDAY/Arise editors accuse Tinubu campaign of attacking free speech, say Nigeria can’t afford ‘Noriega moment’

    The editors of THISDAY and Arise Television have accused Bayo Onanuga and Dele Alake of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council of silencing free and fair journalism.

    In a Monday release, the news organizations said they had begun to run into problems with the campaign council after they published a report on the death of one Mueez Adegboyega Akande, an associate of Bola Tinubuwho was allegedly named by US authorities in a drug trafficking case in 1993.

    The editors of THISDAY/Arise said that Onanuga, the media director of the campaign, denied the link between the above person and Tinubu and pretended to be one Kolapo.

    “In light of these ongoing attacks aimed at bullying and silencing free and fair journalism, we will now set the record straight,” the publication reads.

    “In a statement he made on November 21, 2022, Onanuga accused THISDAY of belittling Kolapo, a doctor and “a few years ago Accord Party candidate for the House of Representatives.”

    “But a quick internet search showed that the Accord Party candidate in question was indeed Mueez. Where was Onanuga's professionalism in passing Mueez for Kolapo? Has he verified his story as a journalist of decades?

    The media platforms said three online news outlets that published Mueez's campaign poster as the Accord Party's candidate have since removed it from their websites.

    The news organizations said the media should not shy away from investigating candidates associated with alleged drug trafficking.

    They insisted that APC standard bearer Tinubu give a satisfactory response to the circumstances surrounding the forfeiture of funds to the US government.

    “It is a national security issue that all patriots must seek answers to – it touches the very core of our nascent democracy and even our political stability. We need full and complete answers about all the circumstances leading up to the forfeiture," they said.

    “We recall the case of Manuel Noriega, the Panamanian leader who helped the US rise to power between 1983 and 1989, and whose involvement in drug trafficking later led to the US invasion of Panama, and his capture, trial and conviction in Miami .

    “Nigeria cannot afford a Noriega moment, despite some acrobatics from APC spokespersons trying to cover up the forfeiture of funds linked to drug trafficking.

    “Let the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), the Nigeria Intelligence Agency (NIA) and the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) have investigated?

    "We need their reports and clarity, regardless, on this most important national security issue about the 2023 election with implications for our democracy."

    The THISDAY/Arise editors also accused the Tinubu campaign of filing requests to remove THISDAY editor Shaka Momodu and The Morning Show co-host Rufai Oseni from their current positions.

    The organizations noted that despite the "unwarranted attacks," they will continue to provide honest coverage of the Tinubu campaign.

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