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Customs intercepts 3,447 cannabis parcels,10,608 rice bags, 109 vehicles

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Sept 14, 2021

The Seme Area Command, Nigeria Customs Service, intercepted 3,447 parcels of Cannabis Sativa, 10,608 bags of rice, 109 used vehicles and other items with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N886,428,163 from January to August.
The Controller of the Command,  Comptroller Bello Jibo, made the disclosure  during a press briefing  at the command’s office in Seme-Krake Border, Lagos State.
Jibo attributed the feat to commitment of  officers and men of the command and a  good working relationship with stakeholders.
“Efforts of the valiant officers and men of the command translated into remarkable interceptions of 1,244 smuggled items with a DPV of N886 million.
“The command, in July 2021, made a huge seizure of 3,186 parcels of Cannabis Sativa concealed with sharp sand on the  Badagry-Seme Road.
“In our last press briefing, the command handed over 232 parcels of Cannabis Sativa to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Special Command, Seme.
“Securing our borders is a collective responsibility; the Nigeria Customs Service ensures inter-agency cooperation at the border,” he said.
Jibo said that the command had handed the seized 3,447 parcels Cannabis Sativa  to the NDLEA.
 “The street values of these items are estimated to be N98, 983, 836. 40.
“Similarly, the reinvigorated command’s drive against the smuggling of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol has recorded tremendous achievements,” he said.
 Jibo said that during the period under review,  the command intercepted jerry cans of petrol  equivalent to eight tanker loads of 33,000 litres, each.
Seized jerry cans of  PMS at Seme-Krake Office of the Nigeria Customs Service.
“Other seizures made within the period under review include 44 bags of fertiliser, 608 cartons of frozen poultry products, 784 rolls of cigarettes and 843 cartons of tomato paste.
“We also seized 605 pairs of used shoes, 24 sacks of used cloths,  19 pieces of used tyres, 153 sachets of herbicides and 1,419 packs of different drugs and other general
 merchandise.
“Out of the total smuggled vehicles intercepted, 37 are in court awaiting condemnation,” he said.
The controller said that the successes were also attributable to  vigorous intelligence gathering through collaboration with host communities and security agencies.
“It is also as a result of determination of our officers and men in ensuring compliance with extant government fiscal policies relating to imports and exports,” he said.
3,447 parcels of Cannabis Sativa seized by the command
On revenue, Jibo said that Benin Republic economic policies affected the revenue of the command, noting  that all goods transiting through Benin Republic were mandated to be charged  some duties.
According to him, this is contrary to ECOWAS protocols and international transit agreements.
Jibo said that the command nevertheless generated N718, 828, 529:85  as revenue during the period under review.
“The command processed and exited exported trade volume of 635, 149.23 MT, with the Free On Board (FOB) value of N15, 564, 130, 500 only, and the NESS value of N78, 203, 779: 81 only, during the period under review.
“Under ETLS, the command treated and exited 1,314 trucks of goods under the scheme.
“The grand total for both seizures and revenues during the period under review is N1, 605, 256, 693:26 only.
“It is pertinent to appreciate the maximum cooperation received from stakeholders, the border communities, security agencies and the media toward achieving our core mandate of revenue collection and suppression of smuggling,” he added.
Jibo  thanked the Comptroller-General of Customs  for support and guidance. (NAN)
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Northern Youths inaugurate Yahaya Bello Presidential Network

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Sept 22, 2021

Youths from Nigeria’s 19 northern states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have inaugurated a political pressure group that will work for the realisation of the presidential ambition of Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi.

Known as the Yahaya Bello Network (YBN), the group said it would be supporting the governor to emerge the nation’s next president in 2023.

The YBN said Nigerian youths wanted one of them as the nation’s next leader.

At the inauguration on Wednesday in Kaduna, YBN spokesman, Bello Mohammed, said gone were the days when Nigerians talked of politics of region and ethnicity.

“We are supporting Gov. Bello not only because he is our own from the north, but because he is young, vibrant and energetic and has what it takes to lead Nigeria to the promised land.

“There are agitations everywhere, but it is not constitutional as politics is a game of number and Yahaya Bello is a man of quality.

“Nigeria’s presidency is something that has to do with quality and has nothing to do with your religion or background,“ Mohammed said.

The inauguration of the YBN comes barely 72 hours after the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) declared that the region would retain power beyond 2023 as it has the voter population to win the presidential election in 2023.

Inaugurating the executives and ambassadors of YBN, Mohammed described the call by the southern governors for power to return to the South as unconstitutional and uncalled for, insisting that politics is a game of numbers.

He said the leadership of his group would embark on a tour of the 19 northern states to canvass support for the candidature of Bello as Nigeria’s next president.

The Special Adviser on Youth and Student Affairs to the Governor, Ahmed Jibril, said it was a good development that Nigerian youths were now coming on board to identify with a youth like them and seek his election to the exalted position of Nigerian President.

“It is only a plus for us as youths to be calling on Gov. Bello to come and be the number one citizen of Nigeria,” he said.

On the agitation for power shift to the South, Jibril said it was part of democracy.

“Everybody has the right to call for what he wants and it is his opinion.

“If people have seen the youth in Gov. Bello, if they have seen a leader and a unifier of the country in him, then he shall be the President by the grace of God because man proposes but God has the final say,’’ Jibril said.

YBN Secretary-General Salisu Mohammed inaugurated the executives and ambassadors of the group, including notable Kannywood actors and actresses.

He called on them to go and spread the message to others in their respective states.

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INEC begins nationwide display of voters register Sept 24, says Ebonyi REC

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Sept 22, 2021

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will commence the first quarter display of Voter Register (VR) across the country on Sept. 24.

Dr Joseph Chukwu, the Ebonyi INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), who stated this at a news conference in Abakaliki, on Wednesday, added that the display will run from Sept. 24 and end on Sept.30.

He urged those that took part in the registration exercise to use the opportunity to cross-check their biodata and any other relevant information and make corrections, where necessary.

Chukwu noted that the exercise was sequel to the end of the first quarter of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) that began in June.

The REC, who commended eligible voters for participating in the civic exercise appealed to the citizenry to continue supporting INEC’s activities that would lead to credible elections in 2023.

“Following the completion of the online and physical registrations, which began on June 28 and closed by 11.59p.m on Sept. 21.

“The display of voters’ register for claims and objections will hold effective from Sept. 24 to Sept. 30 for the first quarter.

“The exercise will take place in all the 13 local government offices of the commission, including the two centres at the state headquarters.

“The register will also be on display simultaneously across the 774 local government areas and the Federal Capital Territory, as well as other designated centres.

“All registrants are, therefore, advised to visit centres where they registered or made corrections to check for the correctness of their particulars”, Chukwu said.

He explained that the second quarter of the CVR exercise would begin on Oct. 4 nationwide and end on Dec. 20, while third phase of the exercise would start by Jan. 3, 2022 and close on March 4.

The fourth quarter would begin by April 11, 2022 to end on June 30, 2022.

“Let me on behalf of the Chairman of our commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, express our gratitude to all critical stakeholders for their cooperation before, during and after the first quarter of the exercise in Ebonyi.

“Except occasional disruptions by rain, we did not encounter any security breach during the entire exercise throughout the state,” Chukwu said.

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Ganduje condoles with Gaya Emirate over Emir’s death

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Sept 22, 2021

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has said that he received with sadness and deep feeling, the news of the passing away of the Emir of Gaya, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir.
Abdukkadir died on Wednesday at the age of 91 and left behind three wives, 28 children and many grandchildren.
The Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, stated this in a statement he issued to newsmen on Wednesday in Kano.
“Despite his ailing condition, the monarch’s uncommon leadership qualities earned him respect as traditional ruler since his days as Sarkin Gaya and until his death as First Class Emir in Kano.
“The death of the Emir in one of the oldest Emirates in Northern Nigeria, has created a vacuum difficult to be filled considering his contributions to peace, stability and progress of his domain and the country,” he said.
The commissioner revealed that Abdukkadir was one of the four Emirs elevated to First Class Emirs by the Gov. Ganduje administration after the creation of Rano, Gaya, Bichi and Karaye Emirates in 2019.
“Gov. Ganduje, who is away in Abuja when the Emir’s death was announced said the demise of the monarch is a big loss to his immediate family, Gaya Emirate, the government and the entire people of Kano state,” he said.
He, therefore, prayed to Allah in His infinite mercy to forgive his sins and grant him Aljannah Firdausi.
Garba also quoted the governor as calling on the people of the emirate to bear the loss with the spirit of acquiescence to God’s will.
The governor also urged them to take solace in the fact that endurance was not the measure of a good life but the sense of fulfilment.
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