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Foreign-based Nigerian arrested for drug trafficking



By Nicholas Kalu, Abuja 

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested Okorie Raymond (38) who tried to smuggle 12.05kg of cocaine through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

A statement on Thursday by the Principal Staff Officer, Public Affairs, Jonah Achema said Okorie was arrested during the inward clearance of Ethiopian Airline flight 911 from Sao Paulo, Brazil, en-route Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The statement said the cocaine was carefully packed in drink sachets of pineapple and lemon flavours and concealed in a suitcase.

Achema said Okorie claimed to have no knowledge of what was in the suitcase which was given to him by one Uche.

He said: “Okorie had already claimed his luggage upon arrival and proceeded to NDLEA screening point where it was detected that one of his bags was stuffed with prohibited drugs suspected to be cocaine.

“He claimed the consignment was given to him to deliver in Nigeria by one Uche whom he met in Church in Brazil, about three months ago, through a friend.

Okorie said Uche overheard him talk to his friend about his impending trip to Nigeria…”

The statement quoted, NDLEA Commander, Abuja Airport, Kabir Tsakuwa, as saying “the 12.05 kilograms of Cocaine is one of the highest quantity seized by the command in recent times.

We promise all travellers who involve themselves in drug trafficking that they will not escape our net. We will continue to sustain our vigilance.”

The Nation

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MEET The Prominent Nollywood Actress Who Spent Most Of Her Life In Canada



Nollywood actress, Linda Osifo needs no introduction when it comes to acting.

The beautiful lady can be described as one of the most talented young actresses in Nigeria as we speak.

Although she was born in Edo State, Nigeria, she left Nigeria for Canada at the age of 16 and it was in Canada she had her education.

She is the first daughter and middle child of her family and she holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from York University in Toronto, Canada.

She had her debut acting role in 2012 when she starred in Family Secrets, in New Jersey, USA directed by Ikechukwu Onyeka.

She returned to Nigeria in 2013 and she starred in her first Nollywood film, ‘King Akubueze’ which was directed by Nonso Emekewe.

She also featured in the popular Nigerian soap opera Tinsel as ‘Nina Fire’ and in 2017, Linda played the role of Adesuwa Dakolo in EbonyLife’s spin-off drama series, ‘Fifty’[8] and Africa Magic’s television series ‘Jemeji’, playing the role of Noweyhon.

See her photos below;


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Man who lost a leg after allegedly being shot by SARS during arrest for crime he ”didn’t commit” is discharged and acquitted after spending 5 years in prison



A man has been discharged and acquitted after spending 5 years in prison for a crime he says he didn’t commit.

According to youth advocate, Oluyemi Fasipe, the man was mistakenly arrested alongside some kidnappers. During the arrest, he was allegedly shot by SARS and his leg had to be amputated.

He spent 5 years in jail and was acquitted on Friday, Nov 27.

Oluyemi said he spoke with the man’s lawyer and advised him to write a petition to the Ondo State panel of inquiry on the victim’s behalf.

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CKay has Joined the Warner Music Family



Afrobeats singer/songwriter CKay is now officially a member of the Warners Music Family!

The announcement was made by Warner Music SA’s official page, where CKay was welcomed to the label. It was also revealed that the singer’s sophomore album and first major label debut will drop in 2021. Warner Music SA says,

We’re thrilled to welcome @ckay_yo to the Warner Music family! The star is working on his sophomore album and first major label debut which is set to drop in 2021! Welcome to the family, CKay!

Photo Credit: @WarnerMusicSA

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