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JTF raids ‘deadliest’ smugglers den in A’Ibom



By Bassey Anthony, Uyo

The Joint Military Task Force under the auspices of the Border Drill Operations, at the weekend, raided for the first time the ‘deadliest’ smugglers’ den in Unyenghe, Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.

The raid was carried out by over 70 security operatives drawn from the Army, Customs, Air force, Navy, Immigration and Police.

The team was led by Comptroller of Customs and Sector Coordinator for South South and South East Zone, Shehu Abubakar.

Eight hundred bags of smuggled rice discovered from a warehouse in Unyenghe community were impounded.

Comptroller Abubakar described the area as smugglers haven for contraband rice, which was discovered through intelligence information.

His said: ‘They threatened security operatives that if they come and make seizure here, they will not go alive.

“But thank God, we were here day before yesterday, we were here yesterday and we are here today.

”Truck drivers refused to come to this area to convey the smuggled items back to Customs office because of fear of attack. So we have to use our Hilux vehicles for the transportation. We have broken the jinx.

”This is the first time security operatives have come here to make seizure. I thank Component Commanders of Border Drill Operations for their synergies to make this possible.”

He said the law empowers the Customs to search premises and patrol freely, stressing that being in possession of smuggled items was an offence punishable under Customs and Excise Act.

Abubakar added that the Service has stepped up its implementation of the Federal Government’s ban on importation of rice and other items through the land borders.

He warned smugglers to desist from economic activities that sabotage the government policies of making Nigeria self-sufficient in food production.

According to him, recalcitrant economic saboteurs will continue to count their losses, as the Nigeria Customs Service is better mobilised, organised and backed by the extant laws to be always ahead of them.

The Customs chief vowed the Service would continue to make life difficult for smugglers, as his officers and men will deal decisively with smugglers and smoke them out of their illicit business.

The Nation

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Landlord ejects tenant over refusal to vote NDC on December 7 (video)



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A lot has happened today as the Special Voting continues in all the 275 constituencies across the country.

With just a few hours to end the special voting process, Ghpage has chanced on a sad video of a landlord ejecting a tenant for supporting NPP and refusing to vote for the NDC come December 7.

The tenant, a woman with kids who seemed to be an NPP fanatic despite the warnings her landlord made it clear still can’t denounce her party for anything.

The woman who seems to insist on voting for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was then dragged out of her rented room while the landlord drags her bags along.

The woman was heard in the video pleading with the landlord indicating to him that she was hurt and that evicting her from the house was not right because she has nowhere to go.

“I built this house with monies I made from the NDC so if you’ll not vote for the NDC pack your things and leave my house. I said vote for the NDC and if you won’t vote for the NDC then move out.” the landlord was heard saying.


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“The hate in your heart will stay in your heart”



Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Terseer Waya a.k.a Kiddwaya has thrown shades at haters who are bearing grudges in their hearts.

Speaking via his recent tweet, the billionaire son advised haters to either bring a chair to the round table or continue looking through the window from the outside hating.

In his words;

“Happy new month everyone. Remember. The hate in your heart you have for other people will stay in your heart. So you can either find a way to bring a chair to the round table, or continue to look through the window from the outside hating.”

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Afia Schwarzenegger Advises Ghanaian Ladies Ahead Of The Christmas Festivities



Ghanaian comedienne, Afia Schwarzenegger has sent a word of advice to all Ghanaian ladies ahead of the yuletide.

December is here again and Ghanaian ladies will be hoping to go out and have fun with their fiancees.

It is from this backdrop that the comedienne is giving this advice. According to her, since the economic hardship due to the pandemic has been intense, ladies will have to apologize to their fiancees even if the guy is at fault.

Watch her in the video below;


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