Allegation of 14 assets linked to Kyari false – Lawyer

September 6, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

A council to the embattled a Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari,  Barrister Hamza Dan Tani, has described as false, publications in some sections of the media on Monday, 5 2022, alleging that the federal government has uncovered 14 assets, including shopping mall, residential estate, polo playground, lands and farmland belonging to the former commander, Intelligence Response Team.  Barrister Tani Read More

Pictures: Flee drug abuse, christian group tells youth

July 24, 2022 NAN 0

The Family Sphere of Influence of Global Transformation Agenda (GTA) of Wailing Women World wide, FCT Chapter, has joined in the fight against drug abuse among youths in the country. The Global Coordinator of the Intecessory group, Mrs Adebisi Mustapha, spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of a musical concert held at the All Saints Read More

Drug abuse: Pharmacists Council seals 115 pharmacies, 319 patent shops in Plateau

July 8, 2022 Muhammad Tanko 0

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) Friday declared that uncontrolled access to substance abuse was greatly contributing to security challenges in the country. The PCN director of enforcement, Pharm. Stephen Esumobi, said the enforcement team had already sealed off 115 pharmacies and 319 patent medicine shops in Plateau state within one week of its operation in the state. He made Read More

Foundation cautions students on hard drug consumption

July 1, 2022 Mohammed Yangida 0

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Audu Tanko Hope Foundation, based in Nasarawa state has cautioned students and other youths against indulging in drug abuse and consumption of hard drugs. The NGO’s chief executive officer, Amb. Philip Audu-Tanko, gave the advice on Friday during its awareness campaign against drug abuse to Nacabs Polytechnic, Akwanga. He said drug abuse had ruined the lives Read More

Drug abuse: NGO tasks govt on huge investment

July 1, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

Vanguard Against Drug Abuse (VGADA) has urged the government at all levels to invest massively in the prevention and treatment programmes to stem the tide of drug abuse in the country. VGADA’s national coordinator, Dr. Hope Omeiza, who made the call at a two-day training and sensitisation workshop on Drug Abuse Prevention held in Lokoja, said the theme of the Read More

Inuwa seeks partnership to end drug abuse in Gombe

April 27, 2022 Auwal Ahmad 0

The Gombe state governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has stated the need for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to re-strategise and collaborate with relevant agencies in the fight against the use of illicit drugs and their peddlers. Yahaya stated this Tuesday when he received the new zonal commander of the agency in charge of Zone B, comprising Adamawa, Gombe Read More

Is Potiskum becoming a drug haven?

April 3, 2022 Administrator 0

It is disheartening how the youths in Potiskum local government area of Yobe state have taken to excessive drug abuse and addiction without realising how dangerous it is to their lives, mental health and general well-being. The rising spate of drug abuse has become a major concern that should be tackled. Drastic actions should be taken to overcome its rapid Read More

On seizures and NDLEA’s unending war against illicit drugs

January 28, 2022 Administrator 0

In the last few weeks of 2021, investigations showed that some Nigerians took illicit drugs deal to another level, just as the agency responsible for checking the menace, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), equally took its fight against the act to another level with several arrests and seizures. ELEOJO IDACHABA in this piece takes a look at the Read More

Ondo raises the alarm over youth involvement in drugs

January 26, 2022 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state government has raised concern on the level of increasing involvement of youth in abuse of drugs and other dangerous chemicals at the detriment of their health. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Banji Awolowo Ajaka lamented that this had led to many issue of psychiatric cases and related matters. He stated this when he paid an unscheduled Read More

Drug abuse root cause of insecurity – KADBUSA boss

January 20, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Drug abuse is one of the root causes of banditry and insecurity in Nigeria and has become pandemic in the country, Director General Kaduna State Bureau for Substance Abuse, Prevention and Treatment (KADBUSA) Dr Joseph Maigari has said. Dr Maigari told a stakeholders’ meeting with civil society groups and non-governmental organisations on Wednesday in Kaduna that the prevalence of substance Read More

Curb insecurity, drugs abuse before 2023 polls, CNG wants FG

January 5, 2022 Administrator 0

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), has noted that for the 2023 general elections to hold successfully, the federal government must intensify efforts to curb the pervasive insecurity across the country as well as the rampant intake of drugs and dangerous substances. CNG spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman in a press statement issued in Abuja said the general expectations is that government Read More

2023, the youth and drug abuse

December 9, 2021 Administrator 0

Drug abuse is one of the health-related problems among Nigerian youth and has been a source of concern to education stakeholders. Its social implications to undergraduate students cannot be quantified. Drug abuse is a global health and social problem with distinct conditions and problems that vary locally. The use of psychoactive substances among adolescents and youths has become a subject Read More

Yuletide: NAFDAC raids markets, others against adulterated products

November 19, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has again alerted Nigerians to the dangers associated with the purchase and consumption of fake, banned or adulterated foods and drugs in parts of the country. Its director-general, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, who declared at a press conference Friday, said despite efforts by the agency to “completely rid the nation Read More

Mkpuru Mmiri and the drug abuse war

November 19, 2021 Administrator 0

For years now, combating drug abuse appears to be one of the worst challenges of the federal and state governments, with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) seemingly not winning the war against drug abuse. However, residents of the South-east appear to have found an unorthodox solution by publicly flogging sellers and users of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride, popularly called Mkpuru Read More

NYSC deploys 1,101 members to Yobe

October 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1, 101 members to Yobe state in the 2021 batch C , stream I mobilization. Our correspondent reports that of the 1, 101 posted to the state under the batch, 658 are males while 443 are female graduates from different institutions in the country. Speaking while swearing in the newly deployed NYSC Read More

Substance abuse fuelling militancy in Niger Delta- Dikio

October 25, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Interim Administrator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (retd), has raised the alarm on an emerging new wave of militancy in the Niger Delta fuelled by substance abuse among youth in the region. Dikio spoke when he paid a visit to the chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig.-Gen. Muhammad Buba Marwa (rtd), in Read More

Marwa’s drug test for office holders

October 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

  The recent prescription by the chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Buba Marwa, to the that public office holders should be made to undergo an integrity drug test reinforces its veracity as a panacea for the high profile corruption and kleptomania bedeviling the country.  Marwa said in Abuja recently that the idea behind the call for Read More

APC congress: Drug test mandatory for contestants in Kano

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the All Progressive Congress (APC) state congress scheduled for October 16, all contestants into executive offices are to be subjected to mandatory drug test. The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, revealed this in a statement made available to Blueprint, Monday in Abuja, that all contestants are to visit the state office of the National Drug Law Read More

Kano NDLEA boss tasks communities on fighting drug abuse

October 8, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Kano state commander, National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Alhaji Isah Likita Muhammad, has called on community leaders in all the 44 local government areas of the state on the need for rising to the challenge of stemming the tide of drug abuse among youth in their domains. Speaking while addressing leaders of Hausawa/Gidan Zoo Vigilante Group led by Read More

NAPPMED seeks partnership, sensitisation against drug abuse

October 1, 2021 Administrator 0

A public health counsellor and national ambassador of the Nigerian Association of Patent and Proprietary Medicine Dealers (NAPPMED), Mr. Vincent Mamah, has called for partnership from relevant organisations on sensitising people to the dangers of drug abuse to reduce vices. Mamah made the call recently in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Mamah, the immediate Read More

Shun cyber-crime, be employer of labour- NYSC DG urges corps members

September 21, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The director-general of National Youth Service Corps, Brig.-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, has urged corps members in Akwa Ibom to shun cybercrime and make themselves employers of labour. Ibrahim stated this during the closing ceremony of Batch “B” Stream II of NYSC members deployed to the state at the Orientation Camp, Ikot Itie Udung in Nsit Atai LGA on Tuesday. The DG Read More

Peace’s Day: NUPEC has blueprint to solve insecurity – Nneji

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Commandant General of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) Dr. Chinedu Nneji, has revealed that the Corps has developed a blueprint on how to resolve obvious insecurity bedeviling Nigeria. Nneji assured that the blueprint will be deployed to work as soon as National Assembly legislate its bill and the Corps is commissioned by the federal government. Speaking Tuesday in Read More

Ex-EFCC boss Waziri suggests drug tests for national honours awardees

September 17, 2021 Administrator 0

A former chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mrs. Farida Waziri, has suggested that drug tests should be included as one of the criteria for people nominated for national honours awards. Waziri said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja. Waziri was inaugurated as a member of the National Honours Award Read More

The dangers of drug abuse

July 21, 2021 Administrator 0

Drug abuse is now one of the major ways destroying Nigerians who have subscribed to taking sedative drugs without a doctor’s prescription. The victims of drug abuse wrongly think that getting high will help them in overcoming depression and other ill-advised ways to a moderate level. However, the coming of General Mohammed Buba Marwa into office as NDLEA chairman has Read More

Monarch tasks Marwa on fight against illicit drugs

July 9, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Olujumu of Ijumu Kingdom in Kogi state, Oba Williams Olusegun Ayeni, has charged the chairman of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig.- Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (retd.), to remain focused on the agency’s constitutional responsibility of tackling drug abuse and without fear or favour. He gave the charge at his palace in Iyara on Friday when Gen. Marwa Read More