FCTA bursts another drug colony, seizes 45kg suspected cannabis

January 31, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The ongoing war against crimes and illegalities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has yielded fruits following the raid of another deadly drug colony located around the Kubwa-Dutse road interchange, where two suspects were arrested and substance believed to the outlawed cannabis worth 45kg were seized. The sting operation that came immediately the team of FCT Ministerial Taskforce on City 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

FCTA task force dislodges BDC operators, squatters in Wuse

September 28, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

In continuation of its reinvigorated effort to rid Abuja of environmental nuisances, the FCT Ministerial Taskteam on City Sanitation, Monday cleared illegal attachments and Bureau De Change (BDC) operators in Wuse Zone 4 area of Abuja. In particular, the Taskteam cleared shanties mainly made of roofing sheets, sacks, and wood situated within a reserved green area adjacent Sheraton Hotel, where Read More

Miscreants wreck havoc in Mpape as FCTA resumes cleanup

August 23, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Miscreants took to the street of Mpape on Monday snatching women’s hand bags and cell phones as the FCT Ministerial Task Force on City Sanitation resumed demolition exercise after three days break. Trouble ensued when FCT Task Team led by the chairman, Ikharo Attah had removed shanties, brothels, worship centres and National Union of Road Transport Workers Office (NURTW) on Read More

NDLEA arrests lady with multiple identities trafficking illicit drugs

July 22, 2021 Agi Onda 0

A 36-year-old lady, Chioma Afam, who uses multiple identities and wears hijab to evade security’s scrutiny, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Benue state. Chioma was arrested along with her partner, Peace Chidinma Caleb, 22, for trying to smuggle a total of 296,000 tablets of Diazepam and Exol-5 from Onitsha, Anambra state Read More

The dangers of drug abuse

July 21, 2021 Blueprint 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

Gbagyi Traditional Council supports fight against drug abuse

May 27, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Gbagyi Traditional Council has given their commitment to the fight against drug abuse in Kaduna state.The council also pledged its support for Kaduna State Bureau for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (KADBUSA)’s fight against drug abuse. The Esu Chikun of the Gbagyi Chiefdom, HRH Dr. Shekoduza Danjuma Barde, who assured of the traditional council’s backing when he received on Read More

Insecurity: In justification for establishing NUPEC

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In this piece, BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the recent presentation to the Senate Committee on Interior on the need for the establishment of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) by Dr. Chinedu S. Nneji. The challenges facing Nigeria as a nation call for all hands to be on deck, most especially the challenge of insecurity, peaceful co-existence Read More

FG seeks global efforts against terrorism, berates illicit financial flows

May 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government has called on world leaders to strengthen international cooperation as part of efforts to successfully combat terrorism and drug trafficking, among other crimes. This is even as Nigeria expressed concern over illicit financial flows from developing to developed economies. These were the positions presented by Nigeria at the ongoing conference of the United Nations Commission on Crime Read More

Statistics that should worry us!

May 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The newly appointed Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig-Gen. Buba Marwa, upon assuming office on Monday greeted the nation with a worrisome revelation that about 15m Nigerians of all ages are hooked to hard drugs. These statistics, disturbing as they seem, may not ruffle feathers in many quarters because the disclosure is no longer news. The Read More

Emir of Zazzau supports KADBUSA on fight against drug abuse

May 19, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Emir of Zazzau, Amb. Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, has expressed support for Kaduna State Bureau for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (KADBUSA) in its effort to prevent drug abuse, treat and rehabilitate victims.The Emir, who is also Chairman of the Kaduna State Council of Chiefs gave the assurance of his support when he received on a courtesy visit the management Read More