Buhari Appoints Mohammed Marwa As NDLEA Chairman

Former military administrator of Lagos state, Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd) has been appointed by President Buhari as the new Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). General Marwan, who is a close ally of President Buhari, worked as Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse, PACEDA, between 2018 and December, 2020. General Marwan, who is a close ally of President Buhari, worked as Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse, PACEDA, between 2018 and December, 2020. Stakeholders had…

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Troops Destroy Terrorist Settlement In Borno

Nigerian troops put up a fight late Friday as Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters stormed an army facility at Marte town, Borno State. The operation was carried out by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole at Nuwar in the Bama area of Borno State on January 14, according to a statement signed by spokesman Major-General John Enenche. “This was achieved . . . sequel to intelligence reports indicating that the cluster of huts and other structures in the settlement were being used…

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Museveni Re-Elected For The 6th Time As Uganda President

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni won a decisive re-election victory on Saturday, elections officials said, but his main rival Bobi Wine alleged widespread fraud and said citizens should reject the result. Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, won 34.83% of the vote, according to the commission. Museveni,76, has been in power for 35 years and campaigned for another term arguing his long experience makes him a good leader. Earlier, Wine accused Museveni of fabricating the results and called the poll “the most fraudulent election in the history of Uganda”. In…

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Lagos Civil Servants To Work From Home Till February 1

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed civil servants on Level 14 and below to work from home till February 1, 2021, as part of measures to contain the coronavirus disease’s spread the second wave of the pandemic. This was contained in a statement signed on Saturday by the Head of Service in the state, Hakeem Muri-Okunola. According to the governor, the directive on the extension of the resumption date for Grade Level 14 and below from January 18 to February 1 is part of efforts to curtail the spread…

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Remembering Audrey Cowley: Mother, Missionary In Jos School

Students in Baptist High School, Jos from 1961 to 1976 will be more devastated on reading the news of the passing onto glory of their second mother, Mrs Audrey Cowley, the wife of the principal, The Rev Dr W. A. Cowley, and co-founder of the school. The sad event took place on Friday, December 11, 2020, at Barmingham, Alabama in the United States of America. Born on August 2, 1927, 93 years ago, in Pesacola County, USA to the family of Lieutenant  Colonel William T. Evans,  Mrs Cowley received her …

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North: 55 Years After The Death Of The Sardauna

By Simon Musa Yesterday Friday January 15, 2020 marked the 55th year of the brutal killing of the first premier of defunct Northern Nigeria and Sardaunan Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello. Also killed in the military putsch was the Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, and other national politicians and military red necks. The death of the premier proved cataclysmic for the region as the military officers of northern extraction rallied others for consensus building for the nation’s survival and unity. Considering the sterling efforts deployed by the Sardauna, power wielders…

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Ogun State Police Raids Hotel, Discovers Hard Drugs And N2.2m

A raid conducted by the police at a hotel in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital has led to the discovery of hard drugs and money. While speaking to journalists during the parade of the items in Abeokuta on Thursday, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun said the operation was carried out in the early hours of Tuesday. It is speculated that the money discovered from the raid were made from illicit sale of the drugs. Items recovered from the scene included ₦2.2 million cash, millions of naira worth of illicit drugs comprising 110…

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Bobi Wine Claims Ugandan Election Is Rigged

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine on Friday claimed victory in presidential elections, rejecting as a “complete sham” early results that gave President Yoweri Museveni a wide lead. The election campaign was marred by deadly crackdowns by security forces on opposition candidates and their supporters. With 29.4% of votes from Thursday’s ballot counted, Museveni had won 1,852,263 votes, or 63.9%, while main opposition candidate Bobi Wine had 821,874 (28.4%), the electoral commission said just after 11 am. Museveni, 76, is seeking a sixth term after almost four decades in power, and…

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Fani-Kayode Offers N1m To Anyone With A Clip Of Kukah Inciting Violence Against Muslims

It is most disconcerting when a handful of mischievous, reckless dangerous and hopelessly misguided religious zealots and ethnic bigots that ought to know better like the Sokoto-based Muslim Solidarity Forum issue threats and give quit notices and ultimatums to leading members of the Christian community like Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah. This is disappointing and unacceptable and, if not handled properly, has the potential of leading to a major religious conflagration and crisis. I say this because Kukah is deeply loved by millions from all over the country and the Christian…

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3 LASU Students Tests Positive For Covid-19

The Management of the Lagos State University has shut down all hostels at the College of Medicine, LASUCOM, as three students have tested positive for Coronavirus disease. In a release by the Coordinator, Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, Lagos State University, Ademola Adekoya, the institution said roommates of the students who tested positive and their associates are being tested. “In addition, stakeholders are also informed that: Roommates of the three students who tested positive and their associates are being tested; the College already isolated the affected three (3)…

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