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

What would Tafawa Balewa say?

September 30, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

Saturday, October 1, 1960. The Union Jack came down from the flag pole and yielded a permanent place to a new national flag – green-white-green. Nigeria became an independent, sovereign nation. Few things could be more momentous for a colonised country now set free. There are not many of those who witnessed that day who are still alive today. Many Read More

NDLEA nabbed 8,000 drug traffickers, secured 1,800 convictions in 6 months – Marwa

August 31, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brigadier General Buba Marwa (rtd) has said the Agency has arrested over 8, 000 suspected drug traffickers and secured 1,800 convictions in the last 6 months across the nation. Marwa made the disclosure when he led his team to Badawa community in Nassarawa LGA Kano on awareness campaign as Read More

Migration, trafficking: When grass isn’t greener on the other side

August 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The average Nigerian wants to travel out of the country to seek greener pastures, a situation that has been made worse with growing unemployment and economic recession in Nigeria. PAUL OKAH reports that the grass isn’t greener on the other side with more Nigerians falling victims of human trafficking and irregular migration. There is a growing fad for Nigerians to 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

Marwa’s offensive against drug peddlers, users

July 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is the body empowered by the federal government to regulate hard drugs in the country. With daily reports of seizure of drugs and arrest of culprits across the states, PAUL OKAH takes a look at the onslaught on drug peddlers and users under the chairman, Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.). The National Drug Law Read More

Youth development: Putting the right atmosphere in place

June 28, 2021 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

Three issues of importance on youth matters came to the fore a few days ago. The need to empower youths with leadership skills, the imperative of adequate security to curb continued abductions in schools, and why drug abuse should be put under check to breed a generation of responsible youths for the nation. Starting the discourse, the President, Federal University Read More

Drug abuse major cause of insecurity in Nigeria – Marwa

June 18, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has identified drug abuse as the major cause of the nation’s security and called on critical stakeholders to support the agency to tackle the menace. The chairman of the agency, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (retd.), who stated this on Friday in Lokoja at a stakeholders’ meeting on the fight against drug trafficking and Read More

Role of Control Centre in arms proliferation and national security

May 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government recently approved the establishment of the National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (NCCSALW) to replace the defunct Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons (PRESCOM). Obviously, the federal government believes that the transition from PRESCOM to NCCSALW would provide a more effective coordination and monitoring of progress as regards the proliferation Read More

‘Nigeria lost N5.5trn to cybercrimes in 10 years’

April 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

Deloitte West Africa Chief Strategy Officer Mr Tope Aladenusi has revealed that Nigeria has lost N5.5 trillion to fraud and cybercrimes in 10 years. Aladenusi, who disclosed this at a recent webinar hosted by FirstBank of Nigeria Limited with the theme: ‘Staying Protected Amidst the Pandemic Chaos’ said the losses from cybercrimes seemed to be more than drug trafficking. Aladenusi, Read More

N10,000 visa clearance charge worries Reps’ minority caucus

March 25, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has expressed concerns over the reported non-refundable fee of N10,000 charged Nigerians seeking Visa clearance to certain countries, by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The caucus through a statement by the Minority Leader of the House, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu on Thursday, stressed that while it is not against any genuine Read More