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President Muhammadu Buhari says the sweeping offensive against drug trafficking will be sustained, urging Nigerians in diaspora to always provide information that will help the government to curb the menace.

Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, in a statement, said the President stated this when he received leaders of Nigerian Community in Saudi Arabia at the end of his Umrah trip on Tuesday.

Buhari stressed the need to intensify efforts toward exposing those involved in drug trafficking and illegal trade in the country, assuring that appropriate actions would be taken.

He said the recent exposure of a network of drug dealers operating at one of Nigeria’s international airports, who were discovered to be tagging bags filled with drugs in the name of innocent passengers, called for expansion of searchlights.

The President urged citizens to refrain from breaching the laws of Nigeria and other countries.

He said: “every country has its own unpatriotic citizens. In China and Saudi Arabia, the laws are stringent on these things.

“Our citizens must obey our laws. They must respect the laws of other jurisdictions and if they don’t, then they should blame themselves, not the harsh laws that they meet.’’

The President said he was grateful for the support and prayers of Nigerians in Saudi Arabia for wellbeing of the country, assuring them that his administration would do its best to secure the country, improve economy and fight corruption.

“We have tried in the war against terrorism and citizens in the Northeast are our best witnesses.

Agriculture is doing well, to the point that we are food self-sufficient, as a result helping the nation to save money on imports,” he added.

On the renewal of his mandate for a second term, President Buhari said he owed Nigerians a debt of gratitude.

“We are doing our best. I will continue to keep the trust of citizens. I am happy Nigerians have confidence in us.

The crowds I witnessed in my campaign across the 36 states were not staged. No amount of money could have generated that enthusiasm.

“I assure everyone that I will continue to do my best. I will keep the trust of Nigerians,’’ he said.

The leader of Nigerian diaspora community delegation, Alhaji Umar Dan Hadejia, congratulated the President on his second term re-election and promised their continued support.

The delegation listed a number of challenges they were facing in Saudi Arabia, including activities of drug traffickers.

He cited the recent incident of Miss Zainab Aliyu, whose name tag was attached to a drug-filled bag at the airport in Kano, leading to her arrest and prolonged detention in Saudi Arabia.

Zainab Aliyu was released after President Buhari’s intervention and had been reunited with her family.

President Buhari, who was bid farewell at the airport in Jeddah by the Governor, Prince Mashel Bin Majed Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, returned to Abuja on Tuesday evening

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Nigerian newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. Former People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Deputy National chairman, Senator Babayo Garba Gamawa is dead. Garba reportedly died after a brief illness in Bauchi on Friday. His Spokesperson, Isah Garba Gadau while confirming his death Friday night said he complained of a slight stomach ache and was taken to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) where he was admitted.

2. Nigeria has dropped three spots to 45th in the world in the latest FIFA rankings released on Friday. With seven days before the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the Super Eagles maintain their third position on the continent. Gernot Rohr’s men, however, improved from its April points of 1435 to 1432.

3. The Deputy national chairman (South) of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Elder Yemi Akinwonmi has declared that Nigeria has been under military dictatorship since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed power in 2015. Akinwonmi said this when he received a delegation of European Union, EU, at the PDP Presidential Campaign Headquarters, Abuja on Friday.

4. A gorilla has been accused of swallowing N6.8million in the Kano Zoological Gardens. A finance officer in the zoo was quoted as saying the gorilla “sneaked into their office” and carted away the money, before swallowing it. The incident was said to have happened during the Sallah celebrations. Umar Kobo, the managing director of the zoo, confirmed that the money was missing and that the issue was being investigated.

. The management of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, on Friday released call-up letters for prospective corps members of Batch “B” stream 1 2019. The information was made known in a statement on NYSC official Instagram page. In the release, prospective corps members have been instructed to start printing their various call-up letters as orientation starts on the 18th of June.

. The Police in Kano has confirmed the death of one Mr Femi Oguntumi of Dakata Quarters who committed suicide without any notice. The Man who is a Staff of Karish College, Kawaji did not, however, leave any notes on why he committed suicide. Mr Femi was said to have hung himself on a ceiling fan in his room at about 10pm. Police Spokesman, DSP Haruna Abdullahi who confirmed the incident said they have already deposited Femi’s corpse at the Murtala Muhammad Hospital.

. The Kogi State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the alleged action of a social-cultural group ‘Igala Elders’ for their alleged decision to disqualify some governorship aspirants from contesting the November election in the state. The party, however, in a statement signed by Bode Ogunmola, State Publicity of the PDP on Friday noted categorically that it will abide by the party’s rules and regulations as enshrined in the party’s constitution on how its candidate will emerge under a free and fair primary.

8. The Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Ikeja on Friday struck out an application challenging the victory of James Faleke, representing Ikeja Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. The Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Kunaza Hamidu, struck out the application following a motion filed by the petitioner, Mutiu Okunola, a candidate of the PDP, who ran against Faleke in the election

. A Kano High Court on Friday dismissed an application of four Kano Emirate Kingmakers to stop newly installed Emirs from parading themselves as Emirs. The presiding judge, Justice Ahmed Tijjani Badamosi dismissed the application by the kingmaker’s counsel, Barr. Suraj Saida, SAN, ruling that the Emirs can continue going about their lawful activities as Emir of their Emirates.

10. Sunday’s International friendly match between Nigeria and Senegal will be played behind closed doors. This was confirmed by the Super Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye, who also stated that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given a go-ahead. According to him, both coaches have made this joint decision, as they hope to use the practice game to

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The Supreme Court has declared Mohammed Sani Musa winner of the Niger East senatorial election in the last National Assembly polls.

The court, however, set aside the April 8, 2019 judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which declared Senator David Umaru the valid candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Umaru, an ex-Chairman, Senate Committee Chairman on Justice, Human Rights and Legal Matters had been declared winner of the senatorial district election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

However, in a unanimous judgment on Friday, the Justice Ibrahim Muhammed-led five-man panel of the Supreme Court upheld arguments by Musa’s legal team, led by Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN to the effect that Musa won the primary of the APC for the election and was the actual candidate of the party.

The apex court allowed the appeal filed by Musa marked: SC/405/2019 and affirmed the February 7, 2019 judgment by Justice Folashade Giwa-Ogunbanjo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, declaring that Musa was the validly nominated candidate of the ruling party for the Niger-East senatorial district election.

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