The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted 607 cartons containing 11,785,800 tramadol tablets in Lagos.
NDLEA’s spokesperson, Mr Jonah Achema confirmed this on Wednesday August 26, and also disclosed that the Chairman of the agency, Muhammad Abdallah said the interception and investigation were with the assistance and cooperation of the Customs Area Command, Apapa.
‘This was discovered in another container number TCNU 9465832 belonging to the same suspect transferred to NDLEA by the Police.
‘This is making it 3 containers used to carefully conceal illegally imported tramadol and other medicines to Nigeria.’
NDLEA’s chairman also noted that the recent discovery of more tramadol using the same route from Pakistan Asia – Hamburg, Europe – Nigeria showed the dynamic system of operation by the drug cartel to beat security operatives.NDLEA intercepts 607 cartons with over 11m tramadol tablets
Veteran actor Jimoh Aliu has passed
Veteran Nollywood actor, Jimoh Aliu is dead. Actor BigVal Oreoluwa Jokotoye shared news of Jimoh’s death on Instagram.
The deceased died on Thursday September 17 at the age of 81 in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital after an undisclosed illness. Jokotoye who described Jimoh as a legend, wrote;
Thank you sir for giving us ARELU, YONPON YANRIN and others. Rest in peace our legend, Pa Jimoh Aliu.
Without thugs, APC will be beaten silly in Edo – Governor Wike
Governor Nyesom Wike has commented on the upcoming governorship election in Edo state.
The Rivers state Governor in an interview on African Independent Television (AIT) on Thursday September 17, alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is hoping to win the election by manipulating the result.
Wike who is also the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign council on Edo governorship election, stated that the APC “will be beaten silly in the governorship election” if there are no thugs spearheading electoral malpractices.
“The IG has said they will not give room to any thugs, to any miscreants, and it is our prayer that is done. If that is done, APC will be beaten silly in this election. If what IG said is carried out, you will see that APC will not near – the only hope they have is to manipulate the security agencies.
“Remember what happened in my case and if you take the case of Rivers state, it was very clear, and the way I see APC going, the desperation is so much and the only hope APC has today is to use security agents, is to manipulate the process.
“Our own business is to let our people know, if you know the police are [compromised], we will not allow it. We want to believe in them but however, don’t slip, don’t slip, make sure you follow them bumper to bumper.
“Make sure you monitor what is happening. Let one policeman tell you that after they have declared results in this unit, that you cannot as an agent, follow that result to the collation centre. That is not correct.
“In some cases, you see security agents coming to even beat the agents of the opposition party. It is not something that anyone will come and tell me that you have assured me that nothing will happen.”
On governance in Edo state, Wike said;
“Everybody knows, go to Edo, they don’t do publicity. They do their thing quietly. It may be different from ours.
“Last time I went to Ogbemudia stadium, it was nothing to write home about, but go and see Ogbemudia stadium today. He has built all the high courts, he showed me.”
President Buhari unveils Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary logo as he presides over 15th virtual FEC meeting
President Buhari on Wednesday September 16, unveiled Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary Logo.
The anniversary logo was unveiled as President Buhari presided over the 15th virtual federal executive council meeting. The FEC meeting was attended by Lai Mohammed, Babatunde Fashola, Rauf Aregbesola, Boss Mustapha and many other executive cabinet members.
President Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Broadcast Media, Buhari Sallau who shared photos from the meeting wrote;
President @muhammadubuhari presides over Federal Executive Council Meeting and Unveils Nigeria at 60th Anniversary Logo in State House on 16th Sep 2020, PHOTOS @bayoomoboriowo