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NDLEA Destroys N2Billion Worth of Illicit Drugs in Akwa Ibom
Drug Abuse, Law Enforcement

NDLEA Destroys N2Billion Worth of Illicit Drugs in Akwa Ibom

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, revealed about N2 billion worth of illicit drugs has been destroyed by the agency between 2014 and September 2021 in Akwa Ibom. The Agency’s Secretary, Mr. Shedrach Haruna, who represented the NDLEA Chairman, retired Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa, said this when he visited the State Deputy Governor, Mr. Moses Ekpo in Uyo on Thursday. See Also: Court Strikes Out Kyari’s Suit Against NDLEA Marwa revealed that within the stated period, a total of 2.768 tonnes of drugs which include, Cannabis sativa, cocaine, heroin, and other psychotropic substances were seized. He also added that the Agency also participated in drug awareness and sensitisation programmes that targeted vulnerable youths. The agency also launched its 24/7 toll-free c...
Soyinka Berates Pyrates Confraternity For Mocking Tinubu
News, Nigeria

Soyinka Berates Pyrates Confraternity For Mocking Tinubu

Noble Laurette, Prof Wole Soyinka, has expressed displeasure at a trending viral showing some alleged members of the National Association of Seadogs popularly known as Pyrates Confraternity mocking the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu. A viral video pictured the members dressed in red and white attire dancing and chanting, “Hand dey shake, leg dey shake, baba wey no well, he dey shout Emi Lokan.” The song could be loosely translated to imply “With an unstable hand and leg, a man with frail health is claiming it’s his turn to be Nigeria’s president.” Recall that “Emi Lokan,” became popular when Tinubu during a meeting with APC delegates in Ogun State on June 3, expressed frustration over the non-support of his presidential ambition by s...
Why You Should Breastfeed Your Child, Red Cross Tells Mothers
News, Nigeria

Why You Should Breastfeed Your Child, Red Cross Tells Mothers

As the world marks World Breastfeeding Week, the Enugu State Branch of the Nigerian Red Cross Society has sensitized over 40 nursing and pregnant mothers on the importance of breastfeeding their babies. Speaking during the exercise held at Iji Nike General Hospital in Enugu East Local Government Area, the Health Coordinator of the Red Cross in the state, Mrs Jessie Maduekwe, said the World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated annually from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. “The past few days have been celebrated the world over and dedicated to raising more awareness about the importance of breastfeeding our children. “Breast milk provides the ideal nutrition for infants because it has everything the baby needs to grow. It ...
Kwankwaso Warns Tinubu As Shettima Is Confirmed As VP
Elections, News, Nigeria

Kwankwaso Warns Tinubu As Shettima Is Confirmed As VP

Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, has asked the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to be mindful of his health. Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, has asked the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to be mindful of his health. See Also: Tinubu: Why I Picked Shettima As Running Mate Tinubu’s health status has continued to elicit concerns ever since he expressed interest in vying for the presidency ahead of the 2023 election. Kwankwaso while speaking on Arise Television during an interview on Sunday advised Tinubu to take care of his health, noting that election campaign is very rigorous. He said, “If you see my f...
Naive Orphan Used By Human Trafficker to Export Drugs
Africa, Crime, Drug Abuse, Nigeria

Naive Orphan Used By Human Trafficker to Export Drugs

Alleged human trafficker, Matthew Bassey was intercepted by The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in an attempt to traffic illicit drugs to Dubai. The 29-year-old planted the drugs into the luggage of an orphan, Ms. Peter Gift Eno, who he assigned to traffic those drugs, but was later intercepted by NDLEA officials at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Matthew Bassey from Oron in Akwa Ibom state was apprehended after the attempt by Gift Eno to board her flight failed. see also: NDLEA Declares DCP Abba Kyari Wanted Over Illicit Drug Trafficking NDLEA agents got to her at the airport's departure hall, where her luggage was searched, and it contained 50 parcels of cannabis (2.8kg) hidden in food items. A statement by one of the NDLEA officials,...
Organ Harvesting: Again, UK Court Refuses Ekweremadu’s Bail Application
Child Abuse, Human Rights, Judiciary, Legislature, News, Nigeria, Violence

Organ Harvesting: Again, UK Court Refuses Ekweremadu’s Bail Application

Senate President_Ike_Ekweremadu Nigerian lawmaker and former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, was yesterday, refused bail for the second time, by the UK Uxbridge Magistrate Court, despite his insistence that the alleged organ donor, David Nwamini, was not 15 years old. Ekweremadu was arraigned in court alongside his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka, for charges bothering on alleged kidney harvesting, however, his wife did not appear in court, yesterday. Recall that the London Metropolitan Police had last week arrested and charged Ekweremadu and his wife for allegedly going against a law on organ harvesting. The donor, identified by the UK police as Ukpo Nwamini David, claims to be 15 years old, despite his passport data page suggesting he was 21 years old having been born on Oc...
Senator Ekweremadu and an Evil Soul Called David – Fani-Kayode
Child Abuse, Justice, Life, News, Nigeria

Senator Ekweremadu and an Evil Soul Called David – Fani-Kayode

Senator Ekweremadu I have done my research on this matter. As I said from the outset, I cannot and will not condemn my friend and brother Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his beautiful wife unless I see the evidence of their wrongdoing or they are convicted by a court of law. I am now convinced that there is NO evidence and that they will NOT be convicted. There is also a distinct possibility that the charges may eventually be dropped or thrown out by the court if the British really want to play it fairly. See Also: Ekweremadu Case: The Youngman is 22yrs, Not 15yrs, NIS I believe that the London Metropolitan Police have acted hastily and in error or that they are simply behaving in a typically racist manner all in an attempt to demonise and stigmatise a Nigerian public figure and Niger...
Ekweremadu Case: The Youngman is 22yrs, Not 15yrs, NIS
Child Abuse, Human Rights, Justice, News, Nigeria

Ekweremadu Case: The Youngman is 22yrs, Not 15yrs, NIS

Senator Ike Ekweremadu appears to be having some reprieve as the Nigerian Immigration Service has confirmed that the supposed minor in the case is actually 22 years and not 15years old as he claims. It will be recalled that Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife were arrested on charges of trafficking a minor for organ harvesting. While all details are still emerging, Isah Idris, the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service has revealed that the young man in the center of the controversy, Mr Ukpo Nwamini David, is actually 22 years of age and so not a minor. See Also: Ike Ekweremadu and Wife Arrested in the Uk for Trafficking Child for Organ Harvesting With the emerging revelations, it is yet to be seen if the British government still has other things it is charging E...
World’s Largest Civilian Hospital Ship “Global Mercy” In Senegal
African Development, News, Senegal

World’s Largest Civilian Hospital Ship “Global Mercy” In Senegal

The Global Mercy, the world's largest civilian hospital ship, made its debut in Africa in the port of Dakar where it will stay for four weeks to train health professionals, an AFP journalist noted on Monday. Senegalese President Macky Sall formally welcomed the Global Mercy on Monday morning at a ceremony attended by Guinea-Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embalo and Comoros President Azali Assoumani. The giant ship - measuring 174 meters long and 28.6 meters wide and comprising 12 decks - arrived Friday in the port of Dakar and will stay there for four weeks until the end of June, before returning in 2023 to offer surgical care to poor populations. Its arrival coincides with a new tragedy that has shaken the country and highlighted the shortcomings of Senegal's health system. ...
Senegal Health Minister Fired After Babies Die In Hospital Fire
News, Safety, Senegal

Senegal Health Minister Fired After Babies Die In Hospital Fire

Senegal Health Minister, Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr Senegal President Macky Sall has sacked his Health Minister, Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, after 11 babies were killed by a fire in a hospital on Wednesday. Mr Sarr will be replaced by Marie Khemesse Ngom Ndiaye, the ministry's director general, following the tragedy in Tivaouane city. The blaze, which rapidly engulfed the newborn unit at the Tivaouane hospital, is being blamed on an electrical short circuit. Read Also: Eleven Newborn Babies Die In Senegal Hospital Fire President Sall declared three days of national mourning. He also ordered an investigation into the tragedy. He is expected to visit Tivaouane on Saturday to meet the babies' relatives. Many observers say that Senegal's health system is beset by staffing, infrastruc...