Cross River NDLEA nabs 146 drug suspects, rehabilitates 114

June 26, 2020 Joseph Obung 0

The commander of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Cross River state, Mrs. Anthonia Edeh, has said the agency had arrested 146 suspects and rehabilitated 114 others within the last 12 months Mrs. Edeh disclosed this Friday in Calabar to mark this year’s United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. She said within the period Read More

NDLEA impounds 7.8 tonnes of narcotics in Kano

June 26, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Kano state command said it  has impounded 7.8 tonnes of Illicit drugs in Kano from the beginning of lockdown period to date. The commander of the agency in Kano, Dr. Ibrahim Abdul, stated this while briefing journalists Thursday as part of activities marking the commemoration of 2020 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Read More

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Imo Assembly summons NDLEA, state orientation agency on drug abuse

March 19, 2020 Editorial III 0

Following the involvement of the youth of Imo state on drug related activities, the state House of Assembly has invited the state Commandant of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the Director General of Imo State Orientation Agency (ISOA) to brief lawmakers on the programmes they have so far carried out to discourage youth from taking to hard Read More

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16-year-old docked for cultism, hemp smoking

March 10, 2020 Editorial III 0

A 16-year-old was Monday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly belonging to an unlawful society and smoking Indian hemp in public. The police arraigned the teenager along with one Yusuf Waheed, aged 26, on a three-count charge of conspiracy, membership of unlawful society and harmful acts. The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. Read More

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KAROTA impounds 150 unregistered drugs in Kano

March 10, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Kano Road and Traffic Agency (KAROTA) has  impounded  over 150 cartons of unregistered drugs suspected to be Potwin and 30 cartons of Janify Caftarian injection allegedly smuggled into Kano worth over N20 million naira. In a press statement in Kano, Monday , the managing director, Alhaji  Baffa Babba Dan-Agundi, told journalists in Kano that 150 cartons of Potwin and Read More

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How to tackle substance abuse

March 6, 2020 Editorial III 0

The use of illicit drugs among our youths cannot be extricated from why there has been a heightened security concern in our country in recent times. So many people see it as a way to temporarily deal with their life challenges ranging from job stress, family pressure, economic hardship and unmet targets. This is a serious public health hazard and Read More

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Man, 20, docked for possessing 500g of marijuana

February 21, 2020 Editorial III 0

A 20-year-old man, Olarewaju Oderinde, was Thursday arraigned before a Federal High Court in Ado-Ekiti, for allegedly being in possession of 500 grammes of Indian hemp (cannabis sativa). The prosecutor, Mrs Beatrice Igbaraese of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), told the court that the defendant committed the offence on January 10 at Ikare Motor Park, Ado-Ekiti. “Olarewaju Oderinde, Read More

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Psychiatrist calls for holistic approach to curb drug abuse

February 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Stephen Oluwaniyi, has called for an holistic approach to reverse the increasing cases of substance used and drug abuse in the country. Oluwaniyi, Head of Training and Research, Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, made the assertion in an interview Sunday in Lagos. A report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that the prevalence of Read More

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NDLEA arrests 249 suspects, seize over 400 hard drugs in Anambra

January 23, 2020 Editorial III 0

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agents (NDLEA) on Tuesday said it arrested 249 suspected illicit drug peddlers as well as seized 426.5988kg of drugs in some parts of Anambra state in 2019. The NDLEA, Anambra state commander, Mr Misbahu Idris, who disclosed this in a press statement issued by the agency’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Charles Odigie, added that the Read More

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Bassa LG chair aspirant advises youth on drug abuse

January 18, 2020 Editorial III 0

An aspirant for the chairmanship of Bassa local government area of Kogi state in the April 2020 chairmanship election, Zakeri Ibrahim Yembo, has called on youth in Bassa land in particular and Nigeria at large to shun hard drugs as future leaders of the country. Yembo gave the advice Thursday in Abuja when he was hosted by the youth from Read More

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Kano intercepts 145 cartons of illicit, expired drugs

January 18, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Kano state government has intercepted 145 cartoons of expired and illicit drugs stored in a warehouse located on Niger Street in Fagge local government area of Kano metropolis. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, made the disclosure Friday shortly after an operation, carried out by the Joint State Task Force on Fake and Counterfeit  Drugs in collaboration Read More

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Gombe to identify grassroots sports talents

January 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Gombe State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr Julius Ishaya,  Tuesday announced the state government’s plan to identify sports talents to curb youth restiveness in the state. Ishaya said  in Gombe that the engagement of youths in different sporting activities would make them desist from drug abuse, thuggery, among other social vices. The commissioner said that the ministry would soon Read More

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War against drug trafficking: Is NDLEA equal to the task?

December 28, 2019 Editorial III 0

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) was established by Decree Number 48 of 1989 and charged with the mandate of eliminating the growing, processing, manufacturing, selling, exporting, and trafficking of hard drugs. However, 20 years down the line, with drug abuse is still prevalent in the country. PAUL OKAH in this report seeks to know whether or not the Read More

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NDLEA arrests 29 drug suspects in Edo

December 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Edo state command has arrested 29 suspected drug traffickers. The state commander of the agency, Mr Buba Wakawa, disclosed this in an interview in Benin on Tuesday. Wakawa said the suspects, comprising 23 males and six females, were arrested in November. He said the suspects were in possession of about 3,756.82kg of narcotics Read More

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How drug abuse fuels north’s rehabilitation centres

November 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

The prevalence of illegal rehabilitation centres across northern Nigeria has once again brought to the fore issues surrounding drug abuse and mental health in Nigeria, SAMSON BENJAMIN writes. The Police in Ilorin, Thursday, October 24, rescued 108 victims comprising children, men, and women, from an illegal rehabilitation centre located at Gaa’Odota area in Ilorin West local government area of Kwara Read More

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NDLEA arrests 200 drug traffickers in Ebonyi

October 28, 2019 Editorial III 0

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Ebonyi state command Monday said it has arrested about 200 drug traffickers between January and October 2019 in the state. The state deputy commander in charge of operations Mohammed Bashiri Ibrahim revealed this in Abakaliki while fielding questions from journalists shortly after a lecture at a 2 day training workshop for members of neighborhood Read More

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Winning war against drug abuse pivotal to my administration’s mandate – Buhari

October 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari said Friday winning the war against drug abuse remains one of the critical elements of the Next Level mandate of the present administration. Receiving the report of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drug Abuse (PACEDA) at the State House in Abuja, the president reiterated the commitment of government to the welfare of the citizenry Read More

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NDLEA arrests 16 drugs suspects in Jigawa APC office

September 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Deputy Commander of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Jigawa state command, Mr Oko Michael, has said 16 persons suspected of consumption of hard drugs were arrested at the All Progressive Congress (APC) office. Addressing reporters Monday in Dutse, Jigawa state capital, Michael said the 16 suspects comprises of 15 males and one female were arrested after a Read More

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Why social vices in Nigeria may not end soon – Experts

August 29, 2019 Editorial III 0

Until government at all levels step up efforts to tackle rising unemployment in Nigeria, the escalating social vices will not end soon, experts have warned. Professor Solomon Ogbu and Peter Adejobi while speaking at a roundtable organised by the Department of Political Science and International Relations Wednesday, University of Abuja, posited  that Nigeria may continue to witness security challenges if Read More

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Anambra monarch gives August as deadline to drug abuse

August 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The traditional ruler of Aguleri, Anambra East LGA, Eze Dr Michael Idigo, has expressed dismay over the risen cases of drug abuse and cultism among youths in the country. Idigo, who stated this in Awka, while commending governor Wilie Obiano on his giant strides in the war against drug abuse and cultism, said that from August ending, anyone caught abusing Read More

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NDLEA, MTN foundation move against drug abuse, illegal trade

June 26, 2019 Editorial II 0

In commemoration of this year’s United Nation’s International Day against drug abuse and illegal drug trade, the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has partnered with MTN Foundation in creating awareness on the dangers of drug abuse in Nigeria. The event held Wednesday at Transcorp Hilton hotel in Abuja had in attendance top executives of MTN foundation, representatives of security agencies Read More

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FCTA partners PACEDA to tackle drug abuse in Abuja

May 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory toadministration (FCTA), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has pledged its support for the activities of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drug Abuse (PACEDA). The Minister who stated this when he received the Chairman of the committee Brigadier General Muhammed Buba Marwa (rtd) and members of PACEDA who paid him a courtesy visit Read More

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Kano NDLEA raids drug hubs, arrests 250 addicts

March 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kano state has said it had dislodged 45 drugs’ hubs and arrested 250 addicts across the state in February. The NDLEA commander in Kano, Dr. Ibrahim Abdul, stated this while briefing newsmen in Kano on Friday on the activities of the command under review. “We were able to arrest 250 drug addicts Read More

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Shariah Council wants Kaduna crisis probed

October 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

  ‎The Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria, has condemned the recent Kaduna crisis, and therefore called for a commission of enquiry to investigate the unrest. Over 77 lives were lost while over 100 others were injured following sectarian crisis last Thursday in Kasuwa Magani, which culminated in another crisis in Kaduna on Sunday. Speaking in a communiqué issued after Read More