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INEC postpones elections in Lagos, Rivers, Anambra

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the postponement of the elections in some parts of Lagos, Rivers and Anambra States following disruption of the exercise due to violence. The commission said elections in Akuku Toru and Bonny local government areas of Rivers state as well as some parts

Thugs set ballot boxes ablaze in Lagos

Some ballot boxes at Polling Unit 18 located at junction of Ohafia/Ago Palace Way, Okota in Oshodi/Isolo LGA of Lagos State have been set on fire. The thugs who committed the arson also attempted to force voters to thumbprint for a particular candidate, reports say. The News Agency of Nigeria correspondent who witnessed the

Elections: Customs intercept police uniforms, tear gas in Lagos

The Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A,’ Nigeria Customs Service, said it intercepted bales of uniforms, tear gas canisters and other paraphernalia of the Nigeria Police Force. The command revealed that the uniforms that were intercepted along Lagos road were concealed in a Toyota Sienna space bus heading out of Lagos. The Customs

NAFDAC confiscates fake drugs worth N60m in lagos

The National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has confiscated fake drugs worth N60millon from a warehouse in Lagos. This was contained in a press statement signed by NAFDAC Director General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye on Monday in Abuja. “Following a tip off by a concerned citizen, officers of Investigation and

Four policemen arrested for alleged Robbery in Lagos

Four policemen attached to Ijanikin Division, Badagry, have been arrested for allegedly robbing a Togo based Nigerian man of his CFA 350,000 (N221,508). Inspector Victor Amiete, Sergeants Samuel Gbemunu and Afolabi Oluwaseun as well as Corporal Adigun Omotayo are currently being detained at the Provost Section, Command Headquarters, Ikeja. It was gathered

UN Reports ‘Alarming’ Trends in Drug Trafficking in Africa

The U.N. drugs and crime chief said Wednesday that his office is registering “new, alarming trends” in drug trafficking in western and central Africa that are destabilizing the ability of country’s to govern as well as security, economic growth and public health. Yuri Fedotov told the Security Council that criminal networks

College of ‘Presidents’ ruling Nigeria- Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has declared that Nigeria is currently being run by a college of Presidents as nobody is really in charge of governance in the country at the moment. Prince Secondus who spoke at a town-hall meeting of PDP Presidential candidate

Customs intercepts 40 containers of Tramadol, rejects N150m bribe

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Hameed Ali, on Thursday said the Apapa command of the service intercepted 40×40ft containers of pharmaceutical products including Tramadol with Duty Paid Value of N7.31 billion. Mr Ali disclosed this while addressing journalists in Lagos. According to him, the service is able to achieve

EFCC intercepts N211m worth of gold in Lagos

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday intercepted gold worth about N211m being illegally transported through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Following intelligence report, the operatives were said to have on Friday, November 9, intercepted the gold weighing about 35kg at

2019: Buhari, Atiku, others to grace ‘Handshake Across Nigeria’ summit

  Godsgift Onyedinefu   President Muhammadu Buhari, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s presidential candidate, Mr. Abubakar Atiku, Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka and President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo are among dignitaries billed to participate at a special pan-Nigerian conference designed to move the national conversation on political restructuring forward in the run-up

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