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Obidike Onodyer, Cocaine Importer was jailed for seven years.

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday convicted and sentenced a businessman, Obidike Onodyer, to seven years imprisonment for importing 485 grammes of cocaine.

Justice Ayokunle Faji handed down the sentence on Onodyer following a six-year trial in the course of which Onodyer changed his “not guilty” plea to “guilty.”

Onodyer was arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)on August 5, 2015 at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos during an outward clearance of passengers on Royal Air Maroc from Brazil enroute Casablanca to Lagos.

The anti-narcotic agency through its prosecutor, Mrs Juliana Iraobuchi, subsequently filed a one-count charge against Onodyer for unlawful importation of the banned substance in a charge marked FHC/L/40c/15 dated September 29, 2015.

Following his arraignment, Onodyer pleaded not guilty and was granted bail.

While on bail, Onodyer was said to have committed another offence by lying to the Nigerian Immigration Services (NIS) and obtained another international passport in place of the one confiscated on the order of the court.

As the trial proceeded, he abandoned trial, following which the court revoked his bail.

Onodyer was re-arrested and remanded in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Services, NCS in November 2018.

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FRSC Warns Against Night Travelling Over Insecurity, Bad Roads.

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has advised against traveling by night, citing the deplorable state of most federal roads and increasing insecurity across the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) says the FRSC Sector Commander in Kogi, Solomon Agure, made the assertions in a statement on Monday in Lokoja.

Canvassing against overspeeding, Mr. Agure said no good road experience could come out of speeding, overloading, use of phone while driving, use of mechanically deficient vehicles, failure to use a seatbelt, and safety crash helmet, and several other road use infractions.

Mr. Agure said arrangements had been made for the commencement of 2021’s Ember Months and Operation Zero Tolerance to Road Traffic Campaign in Kogi.

He said that the campaign would be carried out under the theme: “Maintain Safe Speed, Avoid Night Travels And Enjoy Quality Road Experience”, and that the safety corps would be on the lookout to enforce strict compliance to laws and orders on the highways.

Mr. Agure said there would be high visibility of the corps on the roads across the state toward achieving the goals of the operation from now till the middle of January 2022.

He said that the command was planning to deploy over 800 personnel, 20 patrol vehicles, four ambulances, and heavy tow trucks for control of traffic.

“It aims at ensuring route lining, clear obstruction and responds to distress calls for all to have maximum road use experience during and after the p, period,” he said.

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BREAKING NEWS: Update Facebook, WhatsApp, And Instagram Creak Back To Life After Unprecedented Outage.

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Users were unable to access Facebook and Instagram late on Monday evening, but many still faced problems on WhatsApp.

Facebook has issued an apology for the outage which impacted the social media giant, along with Instagram and WhatsApp, for several hours late on Monday.

Facebook Engineering said in a statement on Twitter: “To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us: we’re sorry.

“We’ve been working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report they are coming back online now. Thank you for bearing with us.”
The platforms had confirmed on Twitter they were aware of issues and worked to resolve them after thousands of people reported outages shortly before 5 pm on 5 days.

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