Gunmen abduct 3, 11 injured in Delta mosque attack

December 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

At least three worshippers have been reportedly kidnapped and 11 others injured following a suspected gunmen’s attack on a mosque in Ughelli, Delta state. A resident stated that the attack occurred at about 6:47 a.m. on Friday, when some Muslim faithful were holding their morning prayers at the Central Mosque, located along Okoroda street in Ughelli. “My name is Larry; Read More

NDLEA arrests 2 Pakistani businessmen, blind Nigerien, son

November 6, 2022 Moribirin Rosemary 0

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two Pakistani businessmen at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos allegedly with eight kilograms of cocaine. The illicit drug was concealed in a public address system while they were attempting to board a Qatar Airways flight to Lahole, Pakistan via Doha. Spokesman of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, announced this in Read More

Ex-Enugu FC star, Okafor Emmanuel, arrested for drug trafficking

October 2, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Former Nigerian footballer, Okafor Emmanuel Junior, has been arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja for alleged drug trafficking. The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), announced this in a statement on their Twitter handle Sunday. The statement reads, “Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency,NDLEA, havearrested an ex-footballer, Okafor Emmanuel Junior at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Read More

NDLEA arrests pregnant woman over 82 pinches of meth

September 12, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A 25-year-old pregnant woman identified as Haruna Favour, has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Auchi, Edo state. Favour was arrested while in possession of 82 pinches of methamphetamine by operatives of the NDLEA. NDLEA’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. According to the statement, the suspect was Read More

Kogi: NDLEA seizes 1,699kg drugs in 6 months

June 22, 2022 Oyibo Salihu, Lokoja 0

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Kogi state command has revealed that 149 suspects have been arrested with a total of 2, 699kg of assorted hard drugs in the last six months in the State. The state commander of the agency , Mr Abdulkadir Abdullahi Fakai, disclosed this during a press conference on Tuesday in Lokoja to mark the Read More

NDLEA accuses shipping lines of aiding illicit drug importation

June 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Tuesday warned shipping lines and agents against illicit drug importation into Nigeria. The agency accused some multinational shipping lines of aiding false declarations, and conniving with unscrupulous businessmen to ship illicit drugs into Nigeria. The NDLEA Special Area Commander, Apapa, Ameh Inalegwu who gave the warning during an anti-drug constructive engagement with Read More

677 drug traffickers jailed, 3, 359 arrested in 3 months – NDLEA

April 13, 2022 Duro Joseph 0

As the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) intensifies the war against illicit drug trafficking and abuse across Nigeria, no less than 677 traffickers have been convicted and sentenced to various jail terms between January and March 2022, with a total of 3,359 arrests and 65,915.891 kilograms of assorted drugs seized within the same period. Director, Media and Advocacy of Read More

Drug cartel queen, cross-border trafficker arrested in Taraba

April 6, 2022 Duro Joseph Abuja 0

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Wednesday said a notorious queen of drug cartel supplying psychoactive substances to traffickers in Taraba state, Lami Mai Rigima, has been arrested, months after being on their wanted list. A statement by director of Media & Advocacy of NDLEA, Femi Babafemi said the 40-year-old queen of the drug world came under the anti-narcotic Read More

War against drugs: Is NDLEA winning?

April 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

Recent discoveries by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has raised questions whether the agency was overwhelmed and in the position to win the long drawn battle against drug lords and their foot soldiers, KEHINDE OSASONA writes. A report by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has indicated that over 10.6 million Nigerians were currently abusing cannabis sativa, Read More

As complains rock NDLEA over promotion exercise…

March 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

In recent times, some personnel of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have been complaining about lopsided promotion within the agency which they want the chairman, Gen Mohammed Marwa (rtd) to look into with a view to correcting it. MUHAMMAD TANKO reports. Tens and dozens working staff of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intensified cries and Read More

Pictures: NDLEA arrests popular General Overseer with drugs 

March 13, 2022 Editor 0

The General Overseer of Christ Living Hope Church, Rev. Ugochukwu Emmanuel Ekwem, in possession of 54 sticks of Cannabis allegedly wrapped around his body has been arrested by Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). According to NDLEA’s director media and advocacy Femi Babafemi, the Pastor who was heading to Nairobi, Kenya for a three-week crusade was arrested at Murtala Muhammed International Airport Read More

Court orders NDLEA to detain Abba Kyari, six others

February 23, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has granted an application to further detain the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, Abba Kyari, and six others, for 14 days. In the filed application, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), sought court permission to further detain in its custody, those according to the agency are currently the subject of Read More

NDLEA staff cries foul over accumulated promotion

February 18, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Aggrieved staff of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), have alleged that the special committee set up by NDLEA Executive Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.), led by Col. Yakubu Bako (retd.), has failed in its assignment of promoting staff to their respective levels since 2011. A letter of complaint addressed to Gen. Marwa by one of the Read More

NDLEA intercepts N2bn 40,250kg codeine at Lagos port

February 11, 2022 Agi Onda 0

Barely a week after operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) seized 14,080kg of codeine based syrup at the Apapa seaport, Lagos, the agency has again intercepted 40,250 kilogrammes of the schedule 2 controlled narcotic worth over N2 billion, imported in two 40ft containers from India. The drug bust comes on the heels of a similar seizure of Read More

On seizures and NDLEA’s unending war against illicit drugs

January 28, 2022 Blueprint 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

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