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Buhari Boasts “We have Rescued Nigeria From Boko Haram

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President Buhari in Dubai

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Dubai, stated that his government has succeeded in rescuing Nigeria from Boko Haram insurgents.

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President Buhari in Dubai

President Buhari in Dubai

He spoke at a town hall meeting with members of the Nigerian Community in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – Dubai.

Buhari, who also pledged more government investments in research, technology as well educational institutions, promised that the prudent economic management, diversification of production and revenue bases of the administration in the last four years will be sustained.

‘‘The Next Level is to consolidate whatever we have done till 2023 and it makes common sense that in order to manage any outfit, whether a nation, state or organisation, you have to secure it.

‘‘We all know how many local governments Boko Haram were occupying. People from the North-east know that they are not holding any local government today.

“They were holding 17 out of the 774 local governments before we came in 2015; they are not holding any now,’’ the President said.

At the interactive session, the Nigerian leader noted that a key objective of his administration which had yielded positive results, in the last four years, was the campaign for the nation to return to agriculture.

‘‘What we did was to encourage agriculture, and fertiliser was made available at half the price.

‘‘We encouraged people to go back to land. The response was excellent. We have virtually achieved food security; we have stopped the importation of rice.

‘‘The money we have saved in foreign exchange is in hundreds of millions of dollars, not even in naira. We are putting that into infrastructure,’’ he noted.

Responding to a question about the pace of anti-corruption war, the President said: ‘‘Whoever calls me Baba-go-slow, I’m very conscious of historical antecedents. You know what happened to me the last time…people [now] have to be proven guilty before they are locked up.’’

Buhari also reflected on the 2019 APC presidential campaign and the outcome of the polls, saying: ‘‘I was very impressed by the turn out of every state to see and hear me. The crowd is more than what you can buy or force to come. Nigerians voluntarily came out.’’

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Basketball: Nigeria Defeats USA Men’s Basketball Team 90-87 in a Scrimmage Matchup

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Basketball: Nigeria Defeats USA Basketball Team

Nigeria’s D’Tigers stunned the US Men’s Basketball team 90-87 in an exhibition game played on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

 

D’Tigers who lost 156-73 to the US team at the London 2012 Olympics put up an incredible performance despite the sterling performances of Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum and Damian Lillard.

Miami Heat’s Gabe Vincent put up a tremendous performance as he hit six three pointers of the 20 Nigeria recorded in the match.

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D’Tigers who won the 2015 Afrobasket in Tunisia continue to intensify their preparations under the tutelage of Mike Brown ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

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Niger Currently has 20 IDP Camps – NSEMA

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Niger Currently has 20 IDP Camps – NSEMA

The Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) has disclosed that the state currently has 20 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps across the state.

The Director-General of the Agency, Alhaji Ibrahim Inga, disclosed this to newsmen when the Victims Support Fund made an assessment tour of the Gwada IDP camp in Shiroro Local Government Area.

According to Inga, the burden of taking care of the IDPs is taking a toll on the state government because of the dwindling resources of the state government, stressing that the government resources can no longer sustain the displaced people for long.

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Inga further explained that the majority of the displaced persons are still in the camp because their communities are not safe for them to return.

He expressed concern over the fact that it is only the state government and the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs that have reached out to the displaced persons in the camp, calling on other humanitarian agencies and development partners to reach out to the people.

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NDLEA Nabs Uber Driver, 2 Traffickers with Cocaine in Lagos

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NDLEA Nabs Uber Driver, 2 Traffickers with Cocaine in Lagos

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested an Uber driver, and two other suspected traffickers with different quantities of cocaine at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Femi Babafemi, Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

Babafemi said the Uber driver, Lawal Tunde Rasheed, was arrested at the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc, export shed of the airport on Tuesday, June 8.

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He added that Rasheed was arrested when he brought a consignment from his client to a freight forwarder for export to Malabo in Equatorial Guinea.

According to him, when the package was searched, 150grammes of cocaine, concealed inside two pieces of air freshener were discovered.

He further noted that investigations have so far confirmed that the suspects were behind two seizures of 50grammes of cocaine in hair attachment and another 150grammes of cocaine concealed in air freshener, heading to Malabo.

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