The operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two drug dealers, Martins Ejiofor, 31 and Bala Mohammed, 33, with 24.450 kilogrammes of substances suspected to be illicit drugs.
6 Aug 2020
Police detectives in Apapa Area Command of Lagos State have intercepted a 40-foot container laden with drugs suspected to be tramadol and codeine. The container was intercepted on water and taken to a bonded terminal in Apapa. A team of officers from Customs and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) joined the Area B…
8 Jul 2019
The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has commended the Federal Government for banning some hard drugs.
2 May 2019
I remember with nostalgia how participants at a focused group discussion held recently in Lagos, bemoaned infestation of our nation by social problems perpetrated consciously and unconsciously by her own people. Warning that under this condition, it may be thought audacious to talk of creating a better society while we are still battling with the problems of battered economy arising…
16 Feb 2019
Mosunmola Dosunmu is a community pharmacist and Publicity Secretary, Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria, Lagos chapter. The Ahmadu Bello University graduate of Pharmacy has been practicing for the past 23 years and runs her own business in Lagos. In this interview with GERALDINE AKUTU, she opens up on her RX project, the challenges facing…
31 Jan 2019
No fewer than 14.3 million people (14.4 per cent of Nigerian’s population) in the age group of 15 to 64 years abused drugs such as tramadol, codeine and cannabis in 2018.
16 Jan 2019
At her retirement ceremony as Lagos State Head of Service, Mrs. Folashade Adesoye raised an alarm over the number of civil servants with mental health challenges in the service. Putting the figure at 100, 000, she called for an urgent action to deal with the menace. Her alarm must have been caused by reports of…
10 Jan 2019
A distraught father, Pa. Michael Ehigie, has dragged the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to the Federal High Court, Akure, demanding N660 million as compensation over alleged extra-judicial killing of their son, Mr. Uyi Ehigie. The 62-year-old father of the deceased, who is the plaintiff in the suit, alleged that his son was on…
5 Jan 2019
Funmilola Olorunfemi is a lecturer at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria.
15 Oct 2018
The son of the woman whose leg was crushed by boys high on codeine has spoken out. The incident which happened Isaac Ogunlolu street, New Oko Oba in Lagos state has left the woman in pains at the Igbobi General Hospital, her son who identifies as OLAJESUYIMIKA @uncensoredIII. According to him, she has been in…
5 Jul 2018
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, (NAFDAC) has urged the National Assembly to speed-up the amendment of laws to address the dangerous trend of counterfeiting and destruction of innocent lives.
26 Jun 2018
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested 443 persons for alleged drugs related offences in Katsina State between January and June this year.