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NDLEA Seizes 621,085kg Hard Drugs In Imo State

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NDLEA Hard Drugs In Imo State

NDLEA Seizes 621,085kg Hard Drugs In Imo State

The Imo state command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has seized 621,085 kilograms of hard drugs in lmo state.

The hard drug seized include: cannabis sativa, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine otherwise called mkpurumiri, tramadol and rephynol among others.

Briefing journalists in Owerri, the Imo state capital the NDLEA state Commander of Narcotics, Mr. Nse Inam stated that the current COVID-19 pandemic had affected their activities in the first half of the year 2020, adding that the worst hit was on the agency’s public enlightenment and hard drug education.

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“In the area of prosecution, the command did not also fare better as the Federal High Court Owerri, was also shut down. We are now relieved that the court has started sitting”.

Commending the stakeholders for the above breakthroughs, he stated that the state command would not have achieved the above without their cooperation.

He also appreciated the supports from the Agency’s national headquarters, Abuja, Imo state Government and the media. He noted that the command would continue to explore all avenues to ensure that the problems of drug abuse and illicit trafficking were reduced to the lowest ebb in the state.

He said “As we re-strategize to ensure love that the state is not a safe place for illicit drug activities, we therefore call on all public spirited individuals, relevant stakeholders and Imolites to continue to extend their supports to NDLEA in order to achieve the above goal for the benefit of all”.

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Lagos-Ibadan Railway, Buhari to Commission January 2021

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Buhari to Commission Lagos-Ibadan Railway January 2021

 

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari will commission the Lagos-Ibadan railway in January 2021 to improve movement for cargoes and passengers in the country.

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Amaechi made the disclosure during an oversight visit from Lagos to Ibadan while inspecting the ongoing construction of the standard gauge in Ibadan.

The Minister said that the contractors had done their best with the project while attributing weather conditions as one of the challenges being faced by the contractors.

The Minister tasked the contractors on the Lagos-Ibadan railway line to ensure completion of all the stations by December including the Apapa station which started late, so it can be commissioned and the route made fully operational.

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Senate President Calls For End To #EndSARS Protest

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#EndSARS: Senate President Calls for End to Protests

The Senate President , Ahmad Lawan, after a closed-door meeting with Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday called for an end to the hashtag EndSARS and hashtag EndSWAT protests that have rocked the country for the twelfth day.

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The Senate President  noted that since the issues raised by the protesters have been accepted by the government, the time had come for the protests to stop.

He further added, that government needs to have time to implement the demands of the protesters.

The meeting which took place Sunday afternoon also had the speaker of the house of representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila in attendance.

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#EndSARS Protesters Launch “Soro Soke’’ Radio

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#EndSARS: Protesters Launch “Soro Soke’’ Radio

#EndSARS Protesters on Sunday launched an online radio, called “Soro Soke’’ even as the protests continue across the country.

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The Soro Soke radio has a bouquet of Programmes aimed at educating and communicating with protesters and also coordinate activities nationwide.

Soro Soke radio which has gone live will also serve as a platform to report missing persons.

The mantra, Soro soke, a Yoruba phrase which means ‘speak up,’ gained traction last week after the  #EndSARS protesters in Lagos told governor Babajide Sanwo-olu to ‘Soro Soke’ whilst addressing them.

Soro Soke radio has also opened a twitter handle to serve as a link between listeners and the media outlet.

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