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Customs Showcases Seized Smuggled Items Worth About N80m in DPV

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Customs Showcases Seized Smuggled Items Worth About N80m in DPV

The Controller of Kano/Jigawa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service on Tuesday showcased seized smuggled items worth about 80 million naira in Duty Paid Value.

The seized items included 2 by 20 containers fully loaded with foreign vegetable oil, 1,608 kgs of foreign rice, three trucks containing 1,842 bags of expired fertilizers, 278 compressed blocks of cannibis sativa along with 113 bags of foreign sugar among others.

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Comptroller Ahmed Nasiru called on community leaders in the area to rise up to the challenge and cooperate with the Command to checkmate illegal activities within the community.

He also stressed on the need to further enlighten Nigerians, most especially the youth,  to consider lucrative areas such as agriculture as a proper way of making legitimate money.

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ATTACK ON AKBC and FACILITIES IN UYO ( Watch Video)

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The Nigeria Union of Journalists, Akwa Ibom State Council, condemns in the strongest terms the destruction on the Akwa Ibom Broadcasting Corporation, Administrative Building located along Udo Udoma Avenue, Uyo and other facilities within the metropolis by hoodlums masquerading as #ENDSARS protesters.

These attacks are uncalled for and meaningless. Certainly, this is not the way to go. It is a classic case of blaming the doctor for the disease of the victim.

We urge security agencies to be on top of the situation to prevent further wanton destruction of lives and property and also ensure that perpetrators of these dastardly acts are brought to book in accordance with the laws of our State.

The Union further commends His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel for the swift response to the ugly development by imposing a curfew in the State to control the situation.

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Lekki Tollgate Massacre: Army Denies Despite Video Evidence

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Lekki Tollgate Massacre: Army Denies Despite Video Evidence

The Nigerian Army headquarters has denied deploying soldiers to the Lekki tollgate despite video evidence showing uniformed soldiers shooting at the scene.

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The army in a Facebook post branded several reports linking soldiers at the tollgate as fake news, stating, “No soldiers were at the scene”.

Officials of the Lekki Concession Company had earlier on Tuesday evening removed CCTV cameras from the tollgates.

Around 7pm, the floodlights and display boards at the tollgates were also switched off, putting the entire area in total darkness.

Soon afterwards, security agents began opening fire on protesters.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State had imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state following the violence that engulfed the state leading to the burning down of at least three police

However, some protesters remained adamant and refused to vacate the Lekki tollgate which is the epicentre of the protests.

Several rights groups have condemned the Federal Government for the massacre.

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Fahim Saleh | Gokada Founder Murdered In His New York Apartment

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Fahim Saleh | Gokada Founder Murdered In His New York Apartment

Fahim Saleh, the founder of Gokada, has been brutally butchered in his home in New York City, according to the New York Times.

Police detectives in New York disclosed that Mr. Saleh’s body was found decapitated and divided with an electric saw.

His head, limbs, and torso were said to have been found in different parts of his home after whoever murdered him tried to clean up the crime scene.

The police also revealed that plastic bags were found on the scene of the murder, which they say could have been an effort to “clean up” evidence of the murder.

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The casualty was identified as 33 years old, Fahim Saleh, tech entrepreneur and Gokada founder who owned the apartment. His body was found by his sister, 3:30 pm New York time after she went to check on him after not hearing from him in 24 hours, calling the police immediately after finding the body.

Police also believe his sister’s arrival may have interrupted the evidence clean up, as the electric saw was still plugged in. Police are investigating it as a case of homicide.

Surveillance video showed Mr. Saleh entering the elevator with someone else in a black mask and suit, the person also follows Saleh as he enters his apartment, and a fight began between the two. Police say there is a second exit through a service entrance in the apartment.

Fahim Saleh | Gokada Founder Murdered In His New York Apartment

Fahim Saleh was born in Saudi Arabia to Bangladeshi parents before settling in New York with his family and started coding as a teenager. He founded PrankDial after graduating from Bentley University where he recorded his first success in tech.

He founded the bike hailing company Gokada, which began operations in Lagos 2 years ago. Gokada has raised $12.4 million according to Startup listing site Crunchbase.

Gokada had to reduce operations in Lagos after the February Okada ban. The Lagos Sate Government had banned okada services in Apapa LGA, Apapa Iganmu LCDA, Lagos Mainland LGA, Yaba LCDA, Surulere LGA, Itire-Ikate LCDA, Coker-Aguda LCDA,  Ikeja LGA, Onigbongbo LCDA, Ojodu LCDA, Eti-Osa LGA, Ikoyi-Obalende LCDA, Iru-Victoria Island LCDA, Lagos Island LGA and Lagos Island East LCDA.

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