OGUN ASKS NDLEA, POLICE TO FLUSH OUT DRUG PEDDLERS – THISDAY PG.77
The Ogun State Government yesterday said it had engaged the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and Nigeria Police to get rid of drug peddlers and hoodlums from all parks and garages in the state.
The state government, also, assured commuters that there would not be a return of traffic logjam along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway during the period of Christmas and New Year.
APC: WE’LL MAKE SURE KANKARA INCIDENT NEVER REPEATS ITSELF – THISDAY PG.1&8
The leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, said it would make sure the kind of lapses that led to the recent abduction of over 300 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, in Katsina State did not repeat itself. APC urged the security agencies in the country to note the lessons of the Kankara experience and prevent a recurrence. The party apologised to both the students and their parents, pledging that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration would do all in its powers to make sure they study in a safe environment.
NIGERIA MOST UNFAIR TO JUDGES, RETIRED JUDGE LAMENTS – THISDAY PG.77
A retired judge of the Benin Division of the Court of Appeal, Justice Atinuke Akomolafe-Wilson has declared that Nigeria has been most unfair to the members of the Bench. Akomolafe-Wilson, also, said the judiciary had contributed significantly to the task of nation-building, citing diverse judicial interventions that had strengthened democratic institutions.
OHANAEZE BACKS IPOB, DEMANDS ITS REMOVAL FROM PROSCRIPTION LIST – THISDAY PG.26
Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has asked the Federal Government to remove the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) from the list of organisations it has proscribed. It said no activity of IPOB had qualified it for the tag compared to the activities of terrorist groups in the North and those of killer herdsmen.