Another Nigerian law enforcement agency arrests Obi Cubana

January 14, 2022 Editor 0

Business man and night club owner, Obi Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana has been questioned by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over suspicious payments into his account by three convicted drug dealers from Nigeria, Malaysia and India. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had last year also invited the businessman to answer questions about the sources Read More

NDLEA destroys 5,000 litres codeine cough syrup

December 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Tuesday, destroyed 5,000 litres of expired codeine cough syrup seized during various operations in Lagos. This came as Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, stressed the need for collaboration from both the private and public sectors in the war against illicit drugs in Lagos, in particular, and Nigeria in general. NAFDAC Director-General, Read More

Jointly tackle crystal meth abuse, Reps tell NDLEA, NOA

November 25, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has urged the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), and the National Orientation Agency (NOA) to join forces and clamp down on the use and abuse of crystal meth, also known in the South east part of the country as Mkpuru Mmiri. This followed concerns over abusive use of the drug by youth, especially in the Read More

Mkpuru Mmiri and the drug abuse war

November 19, 2021 Blueprint 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

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

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

NDLEA seizes 56,000kg of cannabis sativa in Kogi

September 30, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kogi state command, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has seized 56,223.824kg of cannabis sativa through the efforts of its patrol operation in the last one year. The command also decorated 18 officers who were promoted to new ranks.The state NDLEA commander, Alfred Adewumi, stated this Thursday at the launching of War Against Drug Abuse (WADA), and decoration of 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

NDLEA intercepts bandits, seizes heavy weapons in Katsina, Benue

August 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested three armed bandits – Adamu Shehu, Tukur Mohammed and Ibrahim Suleiman while on an attack mission in Katsina state, with three AK 47 rifles among other dangerous items recovered them. This is even as a heavy weapon manufacturer, Celestine Chidiebere Christian, has been arrested with a high calibre G3 Read More