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NDLEA intercepts suspected drug baron, 576kg of narcotics

The Special Enforcement Team (SET) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a suspected drug baron, Tochukwu Harris Ubah, who is believed to be coordinating a large volume of methamphetamine and ephedrine distribution in the country.   He was apprehended after intense undercover operations in connection with illegal exportation of 576kgs of narcotics to Durban, South Africa ...

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Yuletide traffic: FAAN deploys anti-bomb squad at airports

To forestall unforseen incidents during the Yuletide season that is usually characterised by heavy traffic, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it has deployed members of the Bomb Detection Unit of the Nigerian police Force to various locations at airports.   Yakubu Dati, FaAAN spokesperson said this is apart from the statutory security and safety measures already in ...

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Sirika charges stakeholders on Yamoussoukro, Abuja declaration’s implementation

  Hadi Sirika, Minister of State for Aviation, at the weekend, asked   stakeholders in the sector to explore the benefits of the Yamoussoukro Decision for greater air transport connectivity across the African continent. Sirika, who gave this charge in Accra, Ghana at the 10th African Air Transport Safety and Security Summit held over the weekend, noted that safe, secure and ...

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Gatwick Handles 40 Million Passengers For the First Time

Gatwick broke the 40 million passengers a year mark for the first time on the weekend of November 14/15.   A Nigerian carrier, Medview, is also adding to the traffic as it began services into the airport on Friday.   An airport statement in Airports International newsletter, said Gatwick is now “rapidly approaching full capacity” as it published its traffic ...

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NDLEA seizes drug worth of over N1 trillion in 8 yrs

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), said it has seized narcotic drugs valued at over N1 trillion in eight years. The drugs weighing 55,830,837 kilogrammes and arrest of 72,253 with suspected drug traffickers arrested, took place between 2006 and 2014 under the leadership of Chairman/Chief Executive, Ahmadu Giade. Speaking on the development, Mitchell Ofoyeju, the NDLEA spokesman said ‘the ...

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