Tons of drugs intercepted at Lagos airport, five states Nation Pg.6, Punch Pg. 44, Daily Sun Pg.4
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have foiled attempts by drug traffickers to export parcels of Methamphetamine at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, and a courier company in Lagos. Spokesman of the Agency, Femi Babafemi, in a statement Sunday said the drugs popularly called Mkpuru Mmiri were concealed in Cornflakes packs and body cream containers and headed for Malaysia and Australia.
He said two freight agents, Nneji Anoma and Etoh Barnabas were arrested in connection with the seizure. The spokesman also said a notorious drug dealer, Abdullahi Musa, aka Yerima Uding, wanted for some past attacks on officials of the agency, was arrested in Hong Town, Adamawa State.
9 Ghanaians remanded over transportation of 10.8kg of hemp Daily Trust Pg. 5
The Ghanaians were arrested for the unlawful transportation of 10,843.95kg of Indian hemp. The remand order was made by Justice Aluko, after seven of the Ghanaians told the court that they did not understand English language in which the charges made against them were written.
The Ghanaians ordered to be remanded by the court are Victor Wuddah, 30; Freeman Gazul, 25; Adotete Joseph, 31; Moses Sottie, male, adult, 52; Christian Tette, 27; Stephen Sottie, 26; Kabu Okonipa, 25; Daniel Toyekpti, 35; and Kabu Natte, 36. The prosecutor, Jeremiah Aernan, said they were arrested with the banned weed, on February 20 on the Badagry high-sea. Aernan told the court that the defendants illegally transported the banned weed from Ghana to Nigeria, using two wooden boats.
2023: Group warns INEC against substitution of names of elected candidates Daily Sun Pg26
A group known as Abuja School of Social and Political Thoughts, has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), not to take the country back to the days when impunity reigned supreme by substituting the names of legitimately elected candidates in the just concluded political parties primaries with those that did not participate in the process.
In a statement issued by its Director, Dr. Sam Amadi, the group advised INEC to ensure that its actions are guided by the Electoral Act to avoid external manipulations by anti-democratic elements.
MOHAMMED ADOKE AND OPL 245 SAGA ThisDay Pg. 27
A British Court has ruled that the charges against the former Attorney-General of the Federation are unfounded, writes Abubakar D. Sani In what is quickly becoming a consistent pattern in the federal government’s serial attempts to ‘nail’ the immediate past Attorney- General of the Federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke in connection with his role in the resolution of the Oil Prospecting Licence (OPL) 245 saga, a British Court, last week, threw out the government’s bid to compel a British Bank, JP Morgan Chase, to refund about U$1.1 billion which the latter had paid out on behalf of the government, to Malabu Oil and Gas Co. Ltd., between 2011 and 2013.
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