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NDLEA Intercepts 1.6 Kilograms Of Controlled Drugs En-route Turkey
Crime

NDLEA Intercepts 1.6 Kilograms Of Controlled Drugs En-route Turkey

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Special Area Command, has intercepted 1.6 kilogramme of controlled drugs suspected to be Tramadol and Flunitrazepam. The Head of Public Affairs, NDLEA, Mr Jonah Achema, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja. Achema said that the drugs, which were destined for Istanbul, Turkey, barely a few days after the resumption of international flights, was an unusual drug trafficking trend. He said that the command made the seizure from Mr Michael Chukwuka, during the outward clearance of passengers boarding the Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul, Turkey. According to him, the usual trend is the illegal importation of Tramadol from Pak...
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Coronavirus: FG Closes Lagos, Abuja Airports Monday

  The toll of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria has risen to 22. As a result, the Nigerian Federal Government has decided to shutdown the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (Lagos), and the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (Abuja), effective from Monday, March 23rd. This decision was made after the sudden increase in the coronavirus pandemic shot up from 12 to 22 confirmed cases, with the Lagos and Abuja airports being the main entry points into the nation. The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Musa Nuhu, had the following to say about the recent developments, "Further to our earlier letter on the restriction of international flights into Nigeria, we wish to inform you that effective Monday, 23rd March at 2300Z to 23rd April at 2300...
Nigerian Air Force Acquires Two New Helicopters To Fight Boko Haram
Politics

Nigerian Air Force Acquires Two New Helicopters To Fight Boko Haram

In furtherance to boosting the airpower assets of the NAF to tackle current and emerging security threats in the country, the Nigerian Air force is set to induct two new Augusta 109 Westland Attack helicopters into combat operations. The induction of the helicopters will bring to four, the number of the Augusta 109 attack helicopters procured by the federal government. Confirming the acquisition, Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said, “The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is set to induct the second batch of 2 new Agusta Westland 109 Power Attack Helicopters procured by the Federal Government as part of the fleet enhancement efforts to enable more effective and efficient employment of airpower to tackle the security challenges facing the Nation. ...
El-zakzaky, Wife Arrive Nigeria
Politics

El-zakzaky, Wife Arrive Nigeria

Leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, have returned to Nigeria from India. They arrived aboard an Ethiopian Airlines by exactly 12noon at the Nnamdi Azikwr International Airport. Recall that El-Zakzaky and his wife left Nigeria on Monday for India following a ruling of the Kaduna State High Court which granted them permission to be treated in the country. On their arrival at the hospital where treatment was expected to commence, the trip turned controversial. The IMN accused the Nigerian government of treating their leader like a criminal and denying him access to the doctor with whom they had an arrangement.
NDLEA Arrests Woman, Two Men For Drug Trafficking
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NDLEA Arrests Woman, Two Men For Drug Trafficking

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested three suspects for alleged attempt to smuggle drugs in and out of the country. John Ifechukwu and Victor Anadu were intercepted at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. They reportedly swallowed 65 and 54 wraps of substances to conceal the drug. The spokesperson for the NDLEA, Jonah Achemah, also said a 37-year-old woman, Omotayo Anifowoshe, was also arrested at the local wing of the Lagos airport with 3.0 kilogrammes of ephedrine and 1.9kg of cocaine. Achemah said, “Ifechukwu flew in from Lagos and was intercepted at the airport in Abuja. He excreted 65 wraps of substances weighing 864 grammes out of which only one wrap tested positive for methamphetamine. He was on his way to Indonesia. Anadu was i...
FG Tommitted To Reducing Deaths On Nigerian Roads – Minister
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FG Tommitted To Reducing Deaths On Nigerian Roads – Minister

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has reiterated Federal Government’s committment toward reducing mortality and morbidity from road crashes in Nigeria. Adewole made this known when he received the Special Envoy of the Secretary General of United Nation on Road Safety, Mr. Jean Todt, in Abuja. He said that the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Health would continue to partner with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and other relevant stakeholders towards realization of the goals of the UN decade of Action on road safety in Nigeria. He pointed out that some of the activities of the ministry are in line with the 5th pillar of the UN Decade of action which include to establish and develop a formal training for paramedics in accredited institution in Niger...
FG To Build EFCC Headquarters With N24bn, Hires N3.8bn Vessels For NIMASA
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FG To Build EFCC Headquarters With N24bn, Hires N3.8bn Vessels For NIMASA

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved additional N5 billion for the construction of the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Transportation Minister Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi stated this while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the FEC meeting. The minister explained that the change in the cost of the construction of the anti-graft agency's headquarters was due to the foreign exchange fluctuation, saying "This is N5 billion." The contract for the construction of the EFCC Headquarters Complex, situated along the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Road in Abuja, was awarded to Julius Berger Nigeria Plc on November 27, 2010 for N18.86 billion. The project was initially expected to be completed within three years. ...
Gov. Ganduje Retuns From Eygpt
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Gov. Ganduje Retuns From Eygpt

Kano state Governor Umar Ganduje just landed in Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja from an official visit to Cairo Egypt. See pictures below ;