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NDLEA arrests 188 suspected drug peddlers in Rivers
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Rivers State Command, has arrested 188 suspected drug peddlers in the state.
This was disclosed yesterday, in Port Harcourt, by the agency’s spokesman, Mr. Emmanuel Ogbungbada, saying that the figure comprised of 167 male and 21 female from July 2019 to June 2020.
Ogbungbada added that NDLEA had, under the period in review, secured 24 convictions of drug offenders in the state.
The NDLEA Public Relations Officer reeled out other achievements, which included seizure of 126.624 kilograms of various kinds of illicit drugs, among which were Cannabis sativa, cocaine, heroine and psychotropic substances.
Ogbungbada also noted that the command has successfully rehabilitated 22 drug dependent persons and reunited them with their families.
He said: “In the last one year, NDLEA Rivers State Command, has arrested 188 drug peddlers, compromising 168 male and 21 female.
“Also, in the last one year, from July 2019 to June, 2020, the Command has seized 126.624kg of various kinds of illicit drugs, which include cannabis sativa, cocaine, heroine and other psychotropic substances, such as Tramadol, Codein, Rahiphranol etc.
“The command also successfully convicted 24 drug offenders within the period in review, and our rehabilitation centre has successfully rehabilitated 22 drug dependent persons and has reunited them with their families”, he highlighted.
The PRO noted that the agency was faced with financial and logistics challenges, and called on government at various levels and well-meaning stakeholders to support the fight against drug abuse in the state.
Ogbungbada stated: “There are other challenges; we have problem of funding. Although it is a national issue, but, we are calling on stakeholders and state government to support the Command in terms of finances to help us run our activities.
“We are suffering the problem of logistics, in this command. We have just two operational vehicles and these vehicles are grossly inadequate and cannot cover the 23 LGAs of the state,” he lamented.
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Character Moulder, ASABA KP ASABA Ask the Government of Bayelsa State to Withdraw the appointment of NNEGI as SSA to the Governor.
Asaba KP Asaba who is in the business of building character in the lives of young ones, who is also a banker with one of the leading financial institutions in Nigeria has posted on his official Facebook page calling on the government of Bayelsa State to Withdraw the appointment of Nnegi, he wrote:
"The Government of Bayelsa State should withdraw the Appointment of Miss Rebecca Nnegi Hampson as the SSA to the governor on Girl Child Development.
The appointment of Rebecca popularly known as Nnegi was based on the fact that she could be of a good role model to the younger generation, mostly on "Girl Child Development" as intended.
But we are deeply disappointed seeing our supposed Role Model gracing a birthday party Pantless.
As such, she will only influence the younger generation Negatively. I call on the good government of Bayelsa State to review her appointment as Senior Special Assistant immediately before she influence our younger generation Negatively."
ASABA KP ASABA.
Nigeria Army Redeploys Generals, Commanders, Senior Officers
The Nigerian Army has redeployed some of its top generals and senior serving officers.
Col. Sagir Musa announced the shake-up in a statement on Monday, adding that all new postings will take effect from July 20.
Sagir said Maj. Gen. L. Irabor has been redeployed from Defence Headquarters, Department of Training and Operations to Training and Doctrine Command, Minna, while Maj. Gen. F. Agugo was moved from 6 Division NA, Port Harcourt, to Headquarters, NA Signal Corps, Apapa, Lagos as Corps Commander Signals.
Maj. Gen. M Mohammed is transferred from Headquarters, NA Signal Corps Apapa, Lagos to Office of the COAS and appointed Special Adviser, NA University, Biu, Borno State, while Maj. Gen. A. Dikko of Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Badagry, was moved to NA Training Centre, Kontagora.
Maj. Gen. U. Yakubu has been moved from NA Corps of Artillery Kontagora to Army Headquarters, Abuja while Chief of Administration, Maj. Gen. B. Sawyer was moved from AHQ Department of Policy and Plans to NA Armour School Bauchi.
Maj. Gen. I. Uzamere has been redeployed from the NA College of Logistics, Lagos, to AHQ Abuja, Department of Logistics as Chief of Logistics (Army).
Others include Col. B. Sarki from Defence Intelligence College to 6 Military Intelligence Brigade as acting Commander; Col. K. Ogunsoya from DHQ to Headquarters, Directorate of Army Public Relations; Chief of Staff, Col. T. Antigha from Headquarters, Multinational Joint Task Force, Ndjamena, to Defence Headquarters as acting Executive Director, Armed Forces Radio.
Surveillance Company Uncovers Crude Oil Theft In Rivers Community
Activities of oil theft have continued unabated at Bille Kingdom under Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State, a pipeline surveillance outfit has said.
Labrador, the security outfit monitoring oil pipelines from Bayelsa to Rivers State, disclosed that based on a tip-off, its crew was able to uncover activities of oil thieves along Ke waterways.
The company's crew stationed at the area known as Unit three in Bille Kingdom has however, alerted a combined team of JTF troops and NSCDC operatives, who stormed the place but the oil thieves upon sighting them dived into the water and escaped.
The troops however, seized two boats and three badges loaded with refined diesel and set ablaze all illegal oil refinery materials used by the vandals to carry out the illicit act.
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Abia police declare killer cop wanted, places N500, 000 on him
Abia state police command have declare wanted Sergeant Chinatu Onyema who shot dead two persons in Aba last week and has been on the run since then.
This is coming as the state commissioner of police; Janet Agbede has visited the homes of the slain men in Aba and condoled with their family members over the ugly incident.
In a release signed by Geoffrey Ogbonna, the command police public relations officer (PPRO) on behalf of the commissioner of police said Sergeant Onyema who hails from Isiala Ngwa Local Government Area of Abia State was declared wanted for the murder of Ifeanyi Chidi Kalu and Izunna David Enyinnaya in Aba.
The release read, “Abia State police command hereby notify the general public that Sergeant Chinatu Oyema (now Ex) formerly attached to the Department of Operations in the state police headquarters, Umuahia has been declared wanted.
“The ex-sergeant, a native of Isiala Ngwa North in Abia State was involved in the murder of Ifeanyi Chide Kalu and Izunna David Enyinnaya at Aba. The case is under investigation by a high-powered team of detectives at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Umuahia.
“A handsome reward of N500, 000 only has been placed for any person(s) with useful information that can lead to his arrest”.
Meanwhile, CP Agbede has visited the families of the slain men and while condemning the action of the policeman, appealed to youths in the area to avoid violence and not to take the laws into their hands.
The CP said every efforts have been put in place to get the fleeing policeman arrested and be brought to justice and promised to assist families of the deceased during and after their burials.
AMB LUKE MADE SALIENT POINTS ON ASH WEDNESDAY THE BEGINNING OF LENT
Each year, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and is always 46 days before Easter Sunday. Lent is a 40-day season (not counting Sundays) marked by repentance, fasting, reflection, and ultimately celebration. The 40-day period represents Christ’s time of temptation in the wilderness, where he fasted and where Satan tempted him. Lent asks believers to set aside a time each year for similar fasting, marking an intentional season of focus on Christ’s life, ministry, sacrifice, and resurrection.
"Therefore, as a Christian not minding your tribe nor race, not minding wether you are Pentecostal or Catholic, you are called to the service of God and humanity. This is a period of fasting and praying, the period of reconciliation between you and God, between you and your neighbor, the period for Sobber Reflection and almnesty."
"This is not a period for embezzlement, stealing, coursing, killing, kidnapping and raping.
"This season is for everyone, but for me more especially for rulers, both government rulers and traditional rulers, especially those ones that pocket the rights of citizens, those that doesn't pay their workers and pensioners, this is the time to ask God for pardon and turn a new leave for I believe what the Bible said " A labourer deserves his/her wages, whereby you keep the wages of a labourer to yourself and family its a big sin, this season is for your repentance. In the Bible David used his kingship power and slept with another man's wife, David knew he sinned against God, David wore sack clothes rolled on ashes and prayed to God for forgiveness and God forgave him. It is an example to all leaders. Our leaders have sinned against God and humanity, Nigeria is in sin, this is the season we are to put on sack clothes by Fasting and praying, almnesty etc let's pray to God for forgiveness and mercy.
As you go about today, remember this Bible verse Ecclesiastes 3:20 " Remember that you are dust and into dust you shall return".
AMBROSE NWAOGWUGWU JUST KILLED HIS POLITICAL CAREER - Amb Luke
Today, Friday 5th of February 2021, the CEO of Grace Media described the formal PDP media director AMBROSE NWAOGWUGWU as a total failure to his supporters, friends and family members.
Speaking with Gracemedia he said " I am totally disappointed at Ambrose the formal PDP media director who recently decamped from PDP to join APC the party he humiliated. I see it as a betrayal to the People's democratic Party and also a total let down on H/E Emeka Ihedioha the formal Executive Governor of imo state. Not only that he deflected from PDP to APC, he still went as far to condemn the administration of the formal Executive Governor of imo state Emeka Ihedioha. Now he is supporting the present administration of Hope Uzodimma whom he already has sabotaged and destroyed his governance. For me I don't belong to APC neither am I PDP, but to be frank with you I strongly believe that Ambrose is looking for his own selfish interest, he is indirectly seeking for appointment forgetting that the public support matters. If you go to his social media platforms you will see the great decrease of followers just because he choose to masticate his vomit. Indeed he has no qualities of a good leader, knowing fully well the situation of things in imo state whereby criticism is on high rate on the present administration, he disregarded his supporters and moved to support the administration of his so called Court Governor. He now addresses him as the best governor ever in imo state, what a shame. Keep on mocking yourself."
He further Said
" Those that says the truth are always been tackled, just the way he tackled Nonsonkwa saying he bags award of false rumour. The Nonsonkwa we all know is a man of truth, his a majority speaker. So therefore there is nothing you say against him that would be seen as truth."
The CEO of Grace Media further advised the administration of Hope Uzodimma to clear all their debts in imo state and stop chasing shadows.
AIR FORCE OFFICERS ALLEGEDLY SHOOT LECTURER DEAD IN IMO ‘FOR NOT IDENTIFYING HIMSELF’
Nigerian Air Force officers attached to the 211 Regiment of the NAF Base, Neze, Imo State, have been accused of shooting dead a Computer Science lecturer of the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede in Imo State.
According to reports, Okonye Steve Nduka was killed at about 7 p.m on the 25th of January, 2021 at Naze area of Owerri.
Comrade Okonye was allegedly gunned down by the trigger happy men along with an ex-student of same Polytechnic as they were on their way back from a church programme.
The Zonal secretariat of ASUP ZONE D has condemned the killing of Comrade Okonye, calling for justice for the victims.
A statement released via the official website of ASUP Nigeria reads:
“The killing of our member is a brutal reminder of the stained reputation of security agents in the country, particularly in the area of extra judicial killings.
“The reports of a possible case of mistaken identity as the reason for the shooting represent watery and unacceptable excuses as Comrade Okonye and the other occupants of his vehicle were unarmed and never resisted arrest when the trigger happy men pointed guns at them.
“The killing of Comrade Okonye, a budding academic by these men cannot be swept under the carpet as the Polytechnic community, as well as the people of Ukwuani in Delta State have been robbed of the contributions of this young comrade to society particularly in his area of professional competence.
“The Union is therefore calling on the government to institute a full scale “no holds barred” investigation into the killing of our comrade and his friend through an investigative panel, the unveiling of these gunmen and their prosecution to serve as deterrent to others who are in the business of molesting and killing harmless unarmed citizens for fun.
“This shall also serve to save the society from the continued menace of the unprofessionalism of these men who have turned same citizens they are paid to protect, to hunting games.
“The Union is equally demanding for compensation to the families of our fallen comrade and his friend as the families have been deprived of their bread winners in such avoidable and unacceptable circumstance.
“Our Union is also calling for the relocation of the 211 REGIMENT GROUP, Air Force base currently located close to the institution as the excesses of the soldiers have been a constant source of conflict between the soldiers and the Polytechnic community. We are convinced that the current location of the base and its proximity to the Polytechnic community is an error that must be corrected to forestall future killings as the soldiers have on several occasions been reported to have overstepped their bounds by molesting citizens without provocation.
“Our Union will continue to demand for justice to be served these errant gunmen reportedly operating as officers of the Nigerian Airforce from the 211 Regiment Group, as the safety of lives and property of our members can no longer be guaranteed with such armed men operating freely within the community.”