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Today's Headlines: Ganduje Elated Over Launch Of Rano Air; Taraba LG Chairman Abducted, orderly Killed

Ganduje Elated Over Launch Of Rano Air

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Kano State governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has described the launch of Rano Air as another landmark for the aviation sector and the state in particular.

Ganduje spoke when he flagged off the maiden flight at the domestic wing of the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) in Kano, yesterday.

He congratulated the proprietor, Alhaji Auwalu Abdullahi Rano for the development and charged other wealthy Nigerians to emulate him by creating jobs for the youths through more investments in the economy.

He said MAKIA had recorded yet another epoch event with the official inauguration of the new Airline tagged, “Rano Air”.

Taraba LG Chairman Abducted

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The chairman of Takum local government area of Taraba State, Boyi Manja, has been abducted by unknown gunmen.

The tragic incident occurred yesterday when he was on transit at Kofai-Ahmadu community in Takum LGA on the Takum-Wukari Highway in the state.

His police orderly was killed during the incident.

The spokesperson of the police command in the state, Abdullahi Usman, confirmed the incident.

Oil Discovery: North No Longer A Parasite – Ex-Governor Aliyu

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Former governor of Niger State, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu has hit back at those he claimed always attacks the North as parasite for contributing little to the commonwealth.

He said such persons should hide their heads in shame now that the region has discovered oil in commercial quantities.

Speaking during the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation 9th Annual Lecture and Awards in Lafia, Nasarawa State, he said such comments were intended to blackmail the North despite being the largest contributor to the country’s economy during the post-independence era.

Aliyu who is the chairman of Board of Trustees of Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation said it was the proceeds from the North’s groundnuts that were used to develop the country’s crude oil which later become the main revenue earner.

NDLEA Seizes 8,852kg Drugs Consignment In Lagos

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has seized a total of 8,852 kilograms (8.8 tons) of Canadian Loud, an imported synthetic strain of cannabis, at the Eleko beach road in Lekki area of Lagos after a 30-minute gun fight with armed men who were escorting the consignment loaded in two long trucks.

NDLEA spokesperson Femi Babafemi, who confirmed this in a statement, said acting on credible intelligence, NDLEA operatives had laid ambush for the traffickers along the Eleko beach road in Lekki and at about 4:51am on Thursday 4th May, two long trucks conveying the illicit consignments were flagged down but rather than stopping, the trucks escorted by armed men sped off, as a result of which there was an exchange of gunfire that lasted 30 minutes.

He said after they were overpowered by the NDLEA operatives, the truck drivers and their armed escorts escaped into the bush abandoning the trucks and the drug consignments.

While one of the trucks painted red has 149 jumbo bags weighing 6,548kg, the second one with blue colour has 53 big bags with a weight of 2,304kg, bringing the total number of bags to 202 and gross weight of both to 8,852 kilogrammes.

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