• Navy raids Rivers state, destroys 22 illegal refineries

    Navy raids Rivers state, destroys 22 illegal refineries

    About 22 illegal refineries and oil wells have been destroyed by the Nigerian Navy in an operation in the Ogu Bolo area of Rivers State.

    Reports gather that the navy, in a patrol team from FOB BONNY, destroyed 22 illegal refineries and 10 dug out wells in the area.

    Some six Cotonou boats carrying away suspected stolen crude were also waylaid by the patrol team.

    The Director of Information, NNS, Commodore Christian Ezekobe, said in a statement that oil theft in the Niger […]

  • NAFDAC destroys counterfeit drugs worth N85 m, vows to rid Nigeria of menace

    NAFDAC destroys counterfeit drugs worth N85 m, vows to rid Nigeria of menace

    It was gathered that the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control on Tuesday in Jos, burnt down counterfeit drugs worth more than N85 million.

    Dr. Abubakar Jimoh, its Director (Special Duties), who supervised the destruction of the drugs, in a brief remark shortly before the activity, said that some of them were voluntarily surrendered to the agency by their owners, after realising that they were fake, substandard, unwholesome, or had expired.

    He said that other drugs were mopped up by […]

  • Nigerian NAF Destroys Another Set of Illegal Oil Barges in Rivers State

    Nigerian NAF Destroys Another Set of Illegal Oil Barges in Rivers State

    According to report, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), says it has destroyed another set of illegal oil barges in Rivers.

    Group Capt. Ayodele Famuyiwa, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja, said the barges were filled with stolen oil.

    According to Famuyiwa two of the latest barges filled with stolen oil were set ablaze by NAF Helicopters on armed patrol around Okoromabie in the South-East of Port Harcourt Refinery.

    Famuyiwa explained that the third barge, […]

  • Customs destroys N90m poultry products

    Customs destroys N90m poultry products

    According to reports, the Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operation Unit Zone ‘C’, Owerri, has destroyed 11, 315 cartons of imported poultry products valued at N90.52m in Benin.

    The Officer-in-Charge of the Benin Axis of NCS, Federal Operation Unit, Zone C, Mr. Dahiru Usman-Shehu, made this known in a statement in Benin on Wednesday.

    He said that the 11,315 cartons of imported poultry products (chicken and turkey) had a duty of N18.1m and duty paid value of N108.62m.

    He said that the products were […]

  • Military kills pirates, recovers weapons, destroys refineries in Niger Delta

    Military kills pirates, recovers weapons, destroys refineries in Niger Delta

    According to reports, the Joint Task Force (JTF) deployed to root out suspected criminal hideouts in the riverine areas of Delta, Rivers and Cross River states has declared war on pirates, killing about seven suspects, recovering different ammunition and discovering large illegal refineries.

    In a release signed by the Deputy Coordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre, Bayelsa State, Lieutenant Commander, Thomas Ogar Otunji, the task force also gave an account of the challenges they faced in tracking the suspected criminals in the […]

  • NAF destroys another set of illegal barges in Niger Delta

    NAF destroys another set of illegal barges in Niger Delta

    According to reports, the Nigerian Air Force has destroyed another set of illegal barges in the Niger Delta Region.

    A statement by its Director of Public Relations and Information, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, made this known to newsmen in Abuja Tuesday.

    Famuyiwa said: “NAF has destroyed two additional illegal barges laden with stolen petroleum products in the Niger Delta. The barges were set ablaze by NAF helicopter around Opu-Bille, Yellow Island and Bille Area of Rivers.

    “The latest operations like the previous ones […]

  • NDLEA destroys Indian hemp farm, recovers five guns in Plateau

    NDLEA destroys Indian hemp farm, recovers five guns in Plateau

    It was gathered that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has destroyed 5.93 hectares of Cannabis Sativa in Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State.

    Ngozi Madubuike, the NDLEA Commander in the state, said that the farm, located at Zampit village in Shimaka district of the area, was located after a tip off.

    Madubuike told newsmen on Monday in Jos that the value of the destroyed Indian hemp stood at N670,380.

    Madubuike said that the operation was carried out in collaboration with soldiers […]

  • Military arrests militants, kidnappers, destroys illegal refineries

    Military arrests militants, kidnappers, destroys illegal refineries

    It was gathered that the military operating in the Niger Delta under ‘Operation Delta Safe’ yesterday said more suspected militants had been apprehend.

    The military also disclosed that a kidnap attempt was foiled and some illegal refineries were destroyed in separate operations across the region.

    Three armed men suspected to be members of the Bakers Strike Force (BSF) including one Moses Okokon, were apprehended at Okon Mkpa community of Efut Esighi, Bakassi local council of Cross River State while troops stationed in […]

  • Fire destroys goods, at Saraki market in llorin

    Fire destroys goods, at Saraki market in llorin

    Valuables, including foodstuff and drinks, worth several millions of naira were destroyed by fire at Saraki Market, lta-Ama in llorin West Local Government area of Kwara on Wednesday.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the fire, said to have started early in the morning, raged till the afternoon.

    The fire destroyed items such as rice, beans, among others, in more than 60 shops.

    The Public Relations Officer of Kwara State Fire Service, Mohammed Kazeem, said the fire could have been from an […]

  • NSCDC destroys 15 illegal refineries, arrests 50 vandals

    NSCDC destroys 15 illegal refineries, arrests 50 vandals

    According to reports, the commandant-general, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has said that the corps destroyed about another 15 illegal refineries and dumps in Rivers State and arrested 50 vandals.

    Muhammadu who stated that this additional 15 illegal refineries brings the total figure of destroyed refineries in state, under his watch, to 450.

    He commended the effort of his men and officers nationwide, saying that the pro-activeness of the corps’ anti-vandal squad in the Niger-Delta area and […]

  • Edo Customs destroys smuggled N1.6m poultry products

    Edo Customs destroys smuggled N1.6m poultry products

    It was gathered that the Nigerian Customs Service says it has destroyed 200 cartons of imported frozen poultry products valued at N1.6 million in Benin.

    The Sector Commander of the Customs Controller General’s Compliance Team, Zone C,  Madu Abubakar, said in a statement on Thursday that the banned items were conveyed into the state capital via a bus with registration no. LSR 312 XA and seized by his men.

    Abubakar said: “The imported frozen poultry products have a duty of N320,000 and […]