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Nigerian man to pay London authorities £1.2m or seven year imprisonment

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A Nigerian man identified as Patrick Udens, is into the business of imported drugs worth millions of pounds into the UK has been ordered to hand over £1.2m or have seven years added to his sentence.

A judge told Udensi to pay the sum after National Crime Agency (NCA) officers discovered he had valuable assets in Nigeria Udensi is serving a 15-year prison sentence after smuggling parcels of cocaine and cannabis with street value of £1.8m to addresses in North London.

He laundered the proceeds of his crimes by buying car parts in the UK and shipping them to Nigeria where they were sold on the open market on his behalf.

If he fails to pay cash equal to the value of his Nigerian assets, which the NCA successfully argued in court were the benefit of a criminal lifestyle, he will have seven years and six months added to his sentence and will still owe the money when he comes out.

Udensi was convicted in 2015 following an NCA investigation. An associate, John Arinze Nwosu, 44, from Edgebaston, Birmingham, absconded before trial and was sentenced to five years in prison in his absence. The NCA are appealing for information on Nwosu’a whereabouts.

NCA border investigators found telephone and email evidence that Udensi headed up a group involved in at least 77 different parcel importations of cocaine and cannabis using 14 different destination addresses across north London.

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#EndSARS: Kwara Govt Relaxes Curfew

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew
#EndSARS: Kwara Govt Relaxes Curfew

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq

Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq on Sunday evening relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on Ilorin metropolis following the return of calm to the affected areas.

The curfew will now be observed between 6 p.m and 8 a.m daily until further notice.

This decision came after the Governor held a security council meeting with heads of the security agencies in the state.

This was announced in a statement in Ilorin, by the spokesman of the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye.

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He, however, stated that the government will continue to review the situation and take decisions that are in the best interest of the state.

The government had imposed a 24-hour curfew on Ilorin metropolis following last Friday’s wanton looting and destruction of public and private facilities in the State capital under the guise of End SARS protests allegedly hijacked by hoodlums.

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Lagos Govt Reviews Curfew Time

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Lagos Govt Reviews Curfew Time

 

Lagos Govt Reviews Curfew Time

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State government on Sunday further reduced the curfew time in the state.

Chief press secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Gboyega Akosile said the curfew will now run from 8 pm to 6 am while movement will be allowed between 6 am and 8 pm.

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Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday imposed a 24-hour curfew due to the violence in different parts of Lagos State. The curfew was eased on Saturday from 6 pm to 8 am.

He said the curfew was necessary because the “peaceful #EndSARS protest has degenerated into a monster that is threatening the well-being of our society.

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If Nigeria Doesn’t Restructure, It Will Break Up – Gani Adams

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If Nigeria Doesn’t Restructure, It Will Break Up - Gani Adams
If Nigeria Doesn’t Restructure, It Will Break up, Says Social Activist Gani Adams

Gani Adams

Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland and leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Gani Adams has expressed that Nigeria is on a verge of a break up except there is a restructuring of the country.

Speaking to Arise TV on Sunday, Gani Adams stated that there is a need to get to the root cause of the problems that led to the #EndSARS protests by Nigerian youths.

According to Adams, the youths have sacrificed a lot to push positive change in Nigeria.

“After they were attacked by the military on Tuesday, a lot has happened,” Adams continued, explaining that the realisation that Nigeria’s constituent units are too dependent on the federal government for security hit hard, with the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu admitting he was not in charge of the situation.

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“If we continue like this, the future of Nigeria is bleak,” he insisted. “That’s why I’ve clamoured for restructuring.”

Taling about the violence in different parts of Lagos in the past few days, Adams accused politicians of sponsoring the burning of the Orile police station in Lagos, stating that hoodlums attack across the state was carefully planned.

He stated that politicians orchestrated the violence so as to have an excuse to impose a 24-hour curfew in Lagos.

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