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Today's Headlines: Civil Rights Groups Vow To Shut Down Nigeria, PDP Holds Emergency Meeting Today

Marwa Meets Inspector General Of Police

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has been directed by President Muhammadu Buhari to clear all illicit drugs and substances in the country to make the Nigeria a drug-safe nation.

The Chairman of the agency, Brig-Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (Retd) disclosed the directive on Wednesday in Abuja when he hosted the acting Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman.

Marwa in his statement called on the Nigeria Police to hand over confiscated drugs and suspects arrested in connection with drug trafficking to the NDLEA for prosecution as it does not fall within Police jurisdiction.

FRSC Redeploys Senior Officers

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has approved the redeployment of senior officers and others nationwide for enhanced performance.

Newsmen report that those affected by the redeployment, aimed at repositioning the Corps, were Deputy Corps Marshals, Assistant Corps Marshals, Corps Commanders, Deputy Corps Commanders and intermediate ranks.

The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) Bisi Kazeem, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.

PDP Holds Emergency Meeting Today

The Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) National Executive Committee (NEC) will hold an emergency meeting today in Abuja.

Naija News understands that the emergency meeting was been conveyed to address a petition by a party member, Kassim Afegbua, to anti-graft agencies demanding a probe of PDP finances.

A top party official, however, told Daily Sun that the NEC meeting had nothing to do with Afegbua’s petitions.

He said, “The emergency NEC is to enable the party to take decisions on issues relating to its congresses nationwide".

Civil Servants Arrested For Banditry In Zamfara

Some civil servants have been arrested for banditry in Zamfara, according to the State Government.

The North-West state is one of the regions worst affected by banditry in the country.

According to a statment signed by the State Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Magaji Dosara on Wednesday, the civil servants were among 35 suspects apprehended in Gusau, the state capital.

“It was surprising to note that, all the 35 suspects were arrested in Gusau, the state capital and some of them civil servants,” the statement said.

Civil Rights Groups Vow To Shut Down Nigeria

The Civil Society Joint Action Coalition, a coalition of 44 civil rights groups, has vowed to shut down the country from Monday, May 26, 2021 along with other anti-government actions scheduled to express their displeasure with the state of Nigeria.

The coalition, in a statement signed by all 44 members, on Thursday, decried how the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government had ignored its demand that it should provide good leadership amid the growing insecurity and other crises in the country.

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