NDLEA Arrests 20 Suspects Over 61.465kg Of Hard Drugs In Adamawa

Adamawa Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested 20 suspects in connection with 61.465kg of hard drugs.

State Commander of the Agency, Musa Kibo revealed this to newsmen in Yola, Thursday saying the suspects were arrested at Yola abattoir and Jambutu Central Motor Park, adding that the arrest was made possible following the command’s efforts to raid the society free of drugs in the state.

He pointed out that the operation was conducted to dislodge some major drug abuse joints in Yola saying large quantities of Tramadol 250 mg was seized from the suspects.

“The command, during its relentless raid, dislodged drug joints which include Yola Abattoir Market, Jambutu Motor Park, Madam Street and Falujah market.”

“A total of 20 suspects were arrested, including the seizure of 61.456 Kg of assorted hard drugs such as Cannabis Sativa ,Tramadol 250 mg, Diazepam, Rophnol, Cough syrup  with codeine and extol-5.”



Soldiers Kill 20 Cattle Rustlers In Zamfara

At least 20 cattle rustlers were killed at the weekend in a military operation in Zamfara State.  The soldiers also recovered 200, 10 AK 47 rifles ammunition.
The Commanding Officer, 223 Light Tank Battalion, Lt-Col Aliyu Adamu who disclosed that the rustlers’ den was also destroyed in Dansadau forest
“We have succeeded in our battle with cattle rustlers, 20 of them were gunned down. We are also able to recover live ammunition, 10 AK 47 and 1 AK 49 riffles from the bandits,” he said.
Other villages raided include Malele, Yarwutsiya, Babar doka, Ruwan Tofa and some neibouring villages.

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20 Feared Dead As Kano Varsity Building Collapses

No fewer than 20 people were feared dead when TETFUND sponsored two storey building under construction collapsed at Kano University of Technology .

The incident that occurred midday was said to have trapped a number of labourers at the site.

Eyewitness said that there are heightened fear that the figures may rise following the deployment of men of Fire service.

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Pope Francis Meets 20 Former Prostitutes

Pope Francis left the Vatican on Friday to visit a Catholic charity that is giving shelter to women rescued from forced prostitution, the Vatican said on Friday.

Francis met 20 women at the Community Papa Giovanni XXIII in Rome, including six from Romania, four from Albania, seven from Nigeria and the rest, each from Tunisia, Italy and Ukraine.

“Today’s visit by Pope Francis is another call to conscience to fight the trafficking of human beings, which the Holy Father has on several occasions defined as ‘a crime against humanity,” a statement said.

This year, on one Friday per month, the pope pays special visits to honour the Jubilee of Mercy, an 11-month Catholic festival that ends in November.

Previous destinations for Francis’ Fridays of Mercy includes the Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, a migrant centre on the Greek island of Lesbos, and facilities around Rome for the elderly, mentally ill and recovering drug addicts.

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Gunmen Kill 4 In Lagos Community, Injure 20

It was gathered that the gunmen drove to the community about 9.30pm in two cars and shot sporadically at residents at Odofin, Kano Jebba, Osalanke and Bello Streets.

Residents said the gunmen wore face masks and operated   close to one hour without any resistance from security agencies.

When our correspondent visited the community on Tuesday, a team of policemen from the Denton Police station and the Rapid Response Squad were seen patrolling the community.

According to a police source, the team of policemen stormed the Ebute Onipomo area a slum community close to where the shooting took place and arrested four persons in connection with the shooting .

The police source also stated that three corpses were recovered from the scene of the shooting at Ebute_Onipomo . The three corpses whosw identities were yet to be revealed were killed in the wee hour of Tuesday.

When contacted over the incident, the Chief (Baale) of the Okobaba community, Alhaji Musbau Junadu said his son is among the residents shot by the gun men.

He said ” I left Odofin street to my house but as I was parking my car, I got a phone call that gunmen were shooting. I hurried back and saw that my son Muheed was shot on his two legs. He is a footballer but they want to render him useless.I am at the Igbobi hospital to ensure that he survives. He and other residents that they shot have been taken to the hospital for treatment. I cannot tell you who these people (gun men) are or where they came from. One Kazeem died from the gun shot he sustained”

It was further gathered that the gunmen were repelled from attacking residents at Apapa road by a combined team of policemen and the Vigilantee Group.

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Nigeria Needs $1bn Annually To Attain 20,000MW By 2020- TCN

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer  of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Mr. Mark Karst, has said the company is targeting 20,000 megawatts of electricity by the year 2020 and would need $1 billion annually to achieve the target.

Speaking on Wednesday at the public hearing into the activities of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and Distribution Companies  (DISCOS) as relates to infrastructure and billing by the House of Representatives Committee on Power, Karst noted that the money required is a huge sum.

“We have a long term expansion plan that is detailed to build 20,000mw evacuation capacity by 2020, and the funding would be by external institutions,” he said.

The TCN is however having difficulty is attracting funding, and is considering Public Private Partnership (PPP) alternatives.

“It will need $1billion annually over that period of time. It is a substantial amount of money. But this is a generation on the move, so the only choice we have would be to see how we raise the money,” he added.

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Buhari Commits To 20% Emissions Cut At Conference Of Parties 21

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced Nigeria’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution, committing to emissions cut of 20 per cent.

At the ongoing Conference of Parties 21 on Climate Change in Paris, President Buhari on Monday explained that Nigeria would meet this goal by making more use of natural gas and climate smart agriculture.

“There will also be more focus on energy efficiency measures and investment in renewable energy,” the Nigerian leader told the conference.

He asked developed countries to honour their promises in relation to providing climate finance to help developing countries including Nigeria adapt to and mitigate climate change.

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At Least 20 Reported Dead After Military Plane Crashes

At least 20 people have been killed in the military plane crash in the Indonesian city of Medan, CNN affiliate Trans 7 TV reported, citing local hospital officials. At least five people have been killed after a military transport plane crashed in an Indonesian city shortly after takeoff, authorities said Tuesday.

The C-130 Hercules aircraft went down with 12 people on board in Medan, the capital of North Sumatra province, said Indonesian military spokesman Maj. Gen. Fuad Basya. Local television broadcast images of people gathered around the plane’s burning wreckage in what appeared to be a residential area.

Basya said it was unclear whether the five bodies that had so far been recovered were all of people who had been on the plane. He said the aircraft, built in the United States in the 1960s, had been inspected and cleared to fly before it took off from Soewondo Air Force Base. The crash site is about 5 kilometers (3 miles) from the air base, he said.


Borno Assembly Reduces Gov. Shettima’s Aides From 40 to 20

The Borno State House of Assembly on Wednesday slashed the number of Special Advisers to the Governor from 40 to 20.

Gov. Kashim Shettima had sent list of 40 nominees to the Assembly, but the members approved 20.

The Speaker, Alhaji Abdulkarim Lawal, said at the plenary session that the reduction was due to the state’s financial position, as well as to check the cost of governance.
The motion for the reduction of the number of advisers was moved by Alhaji Mohammad Zakari, the House Leader.

In another development, the speaker announced the appointment of Mr Ayuba Wukawa, representing Hawul Constituency, as the Deputy House Leader, and Alhaji Audu Mustapha, representing Magumeri Constituency as the Chief Whip.

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