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NDLEA intercepts 4,752kg of cannabis concealed in gas tanker in Abuja

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says its operatives have intercepted a gas tanker in Abuja, the nation’s capital, loaded with 511 jumbo sacks of cannabis sativa weighing 4,752kg.

Femi Babafemi, NDLEA spokesperson, in a statement on Sunday, said the illicit drug was loaded into the tanker in Ondo state.

Babafemi said four suspects — Efe Abel Mikel, Ebigide Cyril, Ejechi Monday and Friday Benson Chukwudi — were arrested in connection with the seizure.

Babafemi said the operatives also smashed an international drug syndicate with networks in Nigeria, South Africa and Thailand.

He said five members of the syndicate were arrested in a two-week intelligence-led operations in Lagos, Abia and Anambra states.

“The unravelling of the drug cartel started on Sunday 20th April when their cargo of four big suitcases arrived at the NAHCO shed on an Air Peace airline flight from Johannesburg, South Africa,” the statement reads.

“After days of close monitoring and investigation, the first suspect, Umeh Chisom Peter was arrested on Wednesday 24th April after he showed up to pick two of the suitcases containing Loud, a synthetic strain of cannabis owned by a Thailand-based member of the syndicate, Obum Michael.

“The consignment of four parcels was concealed in false bottoms of the two suitcases, while the four suitcases contain a total of 17.6 kilograms of Loud and drug candies.

“Another member of the syndicate, Mrs Chiwendu Uche Ugbe whose South Africa-based husband, Aloytus Uche Ugbe sent some of the consignments, was traced to Anambra state where NDLEA officers arrested her on Saturday 27th April while attempting to collect the drug parcels sent to her by her husband.”

Babafemi added that two other suspects – Onyejakor Francis Chimezie and Naaji Valentine Chukwukere – with links to the cartel were also arrested in parts of Lagos on April 29.

He said their arrest led to another operation in Abia state where one Chinazo Osigwe was arrested when she was to pick up some parcels containing illicit drugs sent by her husband, Osigwe Chidiebere Anthony, who equally operates from South Africa.

The NDLEA spokesperson said two suspects – Aminu Umar and Anas Umar — were arrested in Kaduna with 207.1 kg of cannabis sativa in their house on April 29.

He also said operatives arrested one Suleiman Usman, a 51-year-old ex-convict, in Osun state.

He said the suspect is currently facing trial for another drug offence at the federal high court in Osogbo, the state capital.

“At the time of his latest arrest at Okinni town, Suleiman was found in possession of 4.4 grams of cocaine, 28.5kg of cannabis sativa, 20 tabs of rophynol weighing 6.2 grams and 812 pills of tramadol,” Babafemi said.

“The following day, Thursday 2nd May, NDLEA operatives at Agbara checkpoint, Seme border, Badagry Lagos intercepted a Toyota Camry car marked KJA 825 FT conveying 113 jumbo parcels of cannabis with a total weight of 64kg. The driver, Charles Amoni, 45, was promptly arrested.

“In Bauchi state, NDLEA operatives on patrol along Bauchi-Jos road arrested one Clement Chukwuka with 595 bottles of codeine; 38,260 pills of opioids such as tramadol, rohypnol and diazepam, while another suspect, Friday Ibochi was nabbed at NDLEA checkpoint, Aloma junction, Otukpa, Benue state on Tuesday 30th April with 66 blocks of cannabis weighing 33kg.

“Similarly, in Bayelsa, Ifeanyi Stanley was arrested with 12kg of the same substance at Swali Jetty, Yenagoa.”

Buba Marwa, NDLEA chairman, commended the officers for their outstanding feats in the past weeks.

Marwa encouraged them to intensify their war against drug abuse (WADA) advocacy across the country.

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Oritsefemi’s ex-manager debunks his claims of housing Burna Boy, selling car to D’banj

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Ijoba Danku, the former manager of Oritsefemi, has denied some recent claims made by the singer.

Oritsefemi, in an interview with Chude Jideonwo, the media personality, alleged that he housed Burna Boy during a family dispute and sold a Prado Jeep to D’banj.

He also accused Danku of fraud and betrayal.

Danku dismissed Oritsefemi’s statements as “lies” when he was featured on Doyin’s Corner podcast.

“Oritsefemi did not sell any Prado to D’banj. I do not support lies. Burna Boy never slept in Oritsefemi’s house for once,” he said.

“How would he claim he helped Burna Boy during his fallout with his mum, did he do family meeting with them?”

Oritsefemi has not responded to the counterclaims.

Earlier, the singer alleged that Nabila Fash, his ex-wife, suffered 21 miscarriages during their marriage.

Fash, however, threatened to sue Oritsefemi over the allegations, describing them as “concocted lies designed to damage my character and bring me to public ridicule”.

Oritsefemi and Fash tied the knot in 2017.

Their marriage faced a crisis in 2021 over allegations of infidelity.

In 2022, Fash filed for divorce from Oritsefemi.

In 2017, Danku revealed that he introduced Oritsefemi to Fash.

The pair had collaborated on numerous projects, including Oritsefemi’s breakout single ‘Double Wahala’.

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Don’t do anything to my baby you are carrying – Comedian AY Makun tells Alex amid pregnancy claims (Video)

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Comedian AY Makun has finally responded to the widespread rumors about expecting a child with BBNaija ex-housemate Alex Unusual, causing a frenzy online.

The rumors, which spread like wildfire, alleged that AY and Alex were having an affair and that she was pregnant with his child. These claims emerged shortly after AY and his wife, Mabel Makun, publicly addressed their marital issues.

After an extended break from social media, Alex Unusual has broken her silence with a compelling video posted on her page, marking her return online.

Although she didn’t directly confront the rumors, her response was anything but subtle. In a clever and sophisticated manner, Alex indirectly dismissed the allegations, emphasizing the importance of facts over fiction.

The BBNaija star took it a step further by reciting Nigeria’s cybersecurity laws, reminding everyone of the legal repercussions of spreading false information online.

Captioning the video, Alex Unusual wrote; “I’ll take the high road on my own terms. ✍🏽 #Alexunusual.”

Watch the video below;

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I wrote all Nasboi songs, Sabinus did BBL – Comedian Brain Jotter spills in interview (Video)

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Nigerian comedian Chukwuebuka Emmanuel Amuzie better known as Brain Jotter has got many people talking online following his recent interview.

Brain Jotter recently did a close one-on-one interview with media personality Nedu and his co-podcaster on the audio visual podcast tagged the “Honest Bunch”.

Spilling out his mind so as to let somethings get off his chest, comedian Brain Jotter claims that he is the one who wrote all of the Nasboi songs.

Nasboi despite being a comedian is also a good singer. He as released two hit songs so far this year namely “Umbrella” featuring Wande Coal and Small Money.

Brain Jotter brags that he is the one who wrote the two songs for Nasboi and by extension, this left Nedu and his co-podcaster in shock as they thought he was chasing clout because of his forthcoming show.

During the course of the interview, a call from Nasboi comes in as they jokingly talked about chasing clout within a shot period of time.

Moving on during the interview, Brain Jotter asserts that his colleague Sabinus did a BBL to enhance his backside and he is so sure of what he is said.

Reacting via the comment section, Nasboi wrote; “Yes na him write everything! Brainruzzi 🖊️, Hard worker 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥,”

Also, Sabinus wrote; “I just de wake up now no wonder people just de pursue me for dream 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 make i go remove the nyash o.”

See screenshot of their reactions and the video below;

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Bodex F. Hungbo, SPMIIM is a multiple award-winning Nigerian Digital Media Practitioner, Digital Strategist, PR consultant, Brand and Event Expert, Tv Presenter, Tier-A Blogger/Influencer, and a top cobbler in Nigeria.

She has widespread experiences across different professions and skills, which includes experiences in; Marketing, Media, Broadcasting, Brand and Event Management, Administration and Management with prior stints at MTN, NAPIMS-NNPC, GLOBAL FLEET OIL AND GAS, LTV, Silverbird and a host of others

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