Nigerian businessman excretes  111 Wraps of cocaine after being apprehended by NDLEA

Nigerian businessman excretes 111 Wraps of cocaine after being apprehended by NDLEA

NDLEA officers have reportedly apprehended Emmanuel Okechuku Orjinze, a 48-year-old businessman who was travelling to Paris, France, at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on May 21st. Daily Stand Nigeria gathered that Orjinze had swallowed 111 wraps of cocaine. He expelled these wraps over several days while in NDLEA custody. The agency’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi,…

Jigawa: Two alleged kidnappers arrested for threatening man and his family

Jigawa: Two alleged kidnappers arrested for threatening man and his family

The Jigawa State Police Command arrested two alleged kidnappers. Ahmed Audu and Adebayo Abayomi threatened to kidnap a 52-year-old businessman and his family if he did not pay them money. The police spokeswoman, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, stated this in an announcement on Saturday, May 25, 2024. She said the suspects admitted to the crime….

Outrage as Oyo University Vigilantes Allegedly Sexually Assault Female Student

Outrage as Oyo University Vigilantes Allegedly Sexually Assault Female Student

Two members of the vigilante group at Ajayi Crowther University in Oyo State have been taken into custody on charges of sexually assaulting a female student of the institution. The institution has established its own internal panel of inquiry to look into the accusation, according to a statement released by the management on Saturday, May…

DG: NYSC Working With Stakeholders to Facilitate Soft Loans for Corps Members

DG: NYSC Working With Stakeholders to Facilitate Soft Loans for Corps Members

Brig. Gen. Yusha’u Ahmed, the Director-General of NYSC has announced that the organization is teaming up with various partners to offer soft loans, enabling corps members to become self-sufficient. Ahmed addressed reporters during the 2024 Batch ‘A’ Stream ‘2’ orientation course completion ceremony in Kaduna on Tuesday. He stated that the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship…

Minister of Power warns against opposition to power sector advancement

Minister of Power warns against opposition to power sector advancement

Chief Adebayo Adelabu, the Minister of Power, stated that certain Nigerians don’t want the Nigeria power sector to work because of their own self-interest. Adelabu made the statement during the commissioning of the 63 MVA, 132/33kV mobile station in Ajah, Lagos State. He noted that despite expecting opposition and diversions, Nigerians will begin to notice…

Governor Obaseki increases minimum wage to N70,000 for Edo State employees

Governor Obaseki increases minimum wage to N70,000 for Edo State employees

On Monday, April 29, Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki approved a new minimum salary of N70,000 for state employees who work in the public service. Daily Stand Nigeria gathered that the new implementation was announced at the opening of the state’s newly constructed, state-of-the-art Labour House secretariat complex for labour unions, located along Temboga Road…

FG Setup Committee to Investigate Lead British School’s Viral Bullying Video

FG Setup Committee to Investigate Lead British School’s Viral Bullying Video

The Federal Ministry of Education formed a seven-member committee in response to a viral internet video showing bullying incidents at Lead British International School in Abuja. Dr. Yusuf Tanko Sununu, the state minister for education, expressed deep concern over the video and reiterated the government’s opposition to harassment in schools. The committee’s task is to…

CBN policies help Naira gain strength in parallel market, selling at N1150/$

CBN policies help Naira gain strength in parallel market, selling at N1150/$

The naira strengthened in the parallel market on Thursday as the three-day public holiday ended. The naira sold for about N1,150 to the dollar, up from N1,200 on Monday. The Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) policies drove the naira’s appreciation in the parallel market. The policies included paying dollars to Bureau de Change (BDC) operators…

FG to Compensate All Property Owners Along Lagos-Calabar Highway

FG to Compensate All Property Owners Along Lagos-Calabar Highway

The Federal Government announced on Thursday that it will compensate each property owner along the 700 km Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway’s route through nine states. President Bola Tinubu has approved the payment of compensation to all affected property owners, said Minister of Works David Umahi. He also enumerated the prerequisites that impacted residents must fulfill to…

NAFDAC bans Dex Luxury bar soap due to health risks

NAFDAC bans Dex Luxury bar soap due to health risks

On Thursday, April 11, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) announced that it has banned the sale and distribution of Dex Luxury bar soap in Nigeria. According to a statement posted on the agency’s X account, the ban is due to the presence of Butyphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA) in the product, which…

JAMB directs candidates to print 2024 UTME notification slips

JAMB directs candidates to print 2024 UTME notification slips

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has instructed 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates to print their examination notification slips. Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the bo} ard’s spokesperson, revealed this in a statement released on Thursday in Abuja. He announced that applicants can now print their 2024 UTME notification slip, which includes the date, location,…

Lagos traditional ruler passes away after returning home from Eid prayer

Lagos traditional ruler passes away after returning home from Eid prayer

Adeola Olushi III, the Osolo of the Isolo Kingdom in Lagos State, Oba Kabiru Agbabiaka, has passed away. The traditional ruler reportedly passed away shortly after arriving home on Wednesday from the Eid prayer ground. In a statement, Olasoju Adebayo, the chairman of the Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), acknowledged his passing. He stated…

Ex-Kwara speaker Ali Ahmad mourns passing of Justice Belgore

Ex-Kwara speaker Ali Ahmad mourns passing of Justice Belgore

Rt. Hon. Prof. Ali Ahmad, a constitutional law expert and former speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, has expressed his sadness over the loss of retired Justice of the Court of Appeal Ahmad Olarewaju Belgore. As per family sources, the esteemed jurist passed away on Tuesday night after breaking his Ramadan fast. The…

Gov Makinde addresses Olubadan stool issue, emphasizes state progress

Gov Makinde addresses Olubadan stool issue, emphasizes state progress

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has made it clear that there are no disputes about the Olubadan stool. He advised those who thrive from fostering conflict to stop for the sake of the state. Makinde revealed this on Wednesday as he welcomed Muslim believers to his Ikolaba home in Ibadan, the state capital, along with…

Ilorin: EFCC Arrests General Overseer for Alleged N3.9m Fraud Against Church Member

Ilorin: EFCC Arrests General Overseer for Alleged N3.9m Fraud Against Church Member

The Overseer of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Freedom City Prophetic and Deliverance Ministry based in Ilorin, Kwara State, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for defrauding a member of his congregation. The case involves the alleged swindling of N3.9 million (approximately $8,900) from a church member under the guise of…

NLC, Bankers raise concerns over job security in new CBN banks’ recapitalization

NLC, Bankers raise concerns over job security in new CBN banks’ recapitalization

In the wake of the Central Bank of Nigeria‘s (CBN) directive to recapitalize the new banks, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI) have expressed worries regarding job security among other things. There have been reports that similar exercises in 2010 and 2005 led…

Motorists advise to avoid panic buying as NNPC maintains petroleum supply in Lagos

Motorists advise to avoid panic buying as NNPC maintains petroleum supply in Lagos

According to the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Limited), more is being done to alleviate the current gasoline shortage in Lagos and the surrounding areas. Olufemi Soneye, the Chief Corporate Communications Officer of the firm, said in a statement that the retail division of NNPC Limited has fixed the problem and that everything will…

Retired Soldiers Warns FG on Rehabilitating Repentant Terrorists

Retired Soldiers Warns FG on Rehabilitating Repentant Terrorists

Retired soldiers have issued a warning to the Federal Government regarding its decision to rehabilitate and reintegrate repentant terrorists who have completed the government’s deradicalisation programme, Operations Safe Corridor. The programme, initiated under former president Muhammadu Buhari, has processed over 4,000 ex-Boko Haram members. According to the Punch Newspaper, in Gombe State, specifically in September…

Nigerian Customs Service stops rice distribution program in Lagos after stampede

Nigerian Customs Service stops rice distribution program in Lagos after stampede

Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has suspended its rice distribution program in Lagos indefinitely after reports of a stampede that led to the death of some Lagosians. The program was aimed at reducing the frustrations of Nigerians as they continued to protest against the country’s deteriorating economy. The initiative started on Friday but was short-lived as…

Nigeria’s economy in ruins due to crude oil theft, says Obasanjo

Nigeria’s economy in ruins due to crude oil theft, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has claimed that over 80% of Nigeria’s crude oil is stolen, which is one of the reasons why the country’s economy is in ruins. Speaking at the launch of a book in Abuja, Obasanjo said that while other oil-producing countries have records of their oil production, Nigeria cannot account for hers…

FG appoints Uche Onyegbu as federal polytechnic Oko acting rector

FG appoints Uche Onyegbu as federal polytechnic Oko acting rector

Mr Uche Onyegbu has been appointed as the Acting Rector of the Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra by the Federal Government. The appointment was announced on Saturday in a letter signed by Mr Omotayo Adeyemi, Director, Human Resources Management, Federal Ministry of Education. Onyegbu’s appointment follows the conclusion of Dr Franca Nwafulugo’s tenure as the former…

Ndume Accuses ‘Lagos Boys’ of Misleading Tinubu on CBN, FAAN Relocation

Ndume Accuses ‘Lagos Boys’ of Misleading Tinubu on CBN, FAAN Relocation

Senator Ali Ndume, the Senator representing Borno South Senatorial has faulted President Bola Tinubu’s planned relocation of certain federal government ministries to Lagos on Tuesday. Daily Stand Nigeria recalls that Mr. President recently announced the relocation of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria departments from Abuja to Lagos. Speaking…

Why IGP ordered ACPs to head intelligence departments at zonal, state command

Why IGP ordered ACPs to head intelligence departments at zonal, state command

Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police Kayode Egbetokun has ordered the nationwide posting of Assistant Commissioners of Police to head intelligence departments at zonal and state police commands. The postings aim to improve intelligence gathering and address rising crime rates, the police force announced on Tuesday. Egbetokun made the postings to “upscale the intelligence department” and…

Why Olakunle Oluomo was removed as Ogun State House of Assembly Speaker

Why Olakunle Oluomo was removed as Ogun State House of Assembly Speaker

According to the reports, the Ogun State House of Assembly ousted Speaker Olakunle Oluomo due to alleged gross misconduct. The assembly unanimously voted for his removal during Tuesday’s plenary session, with 18 out of 36 members supporting the impeachment. The charges against Oluomo included embezzlement, haughtiness, and other offenses, as reported by the Nation. Oludaisi…