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17 Nov
The Chairman and Chief Executive of the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), retired Brig.-Gen Buba Marwa, has said that 15 million Nigerians indulge in the consumption of illicit drugs.
21 Jun 2021
A serving officer of a law enforcement agency, Popoola Abayomi, has been arrested for allegedly selling assorted illicit drugs to students of a federal university and cultists in Ogun State.
23 Feb 2021
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd), has said that 90 per cent of criminalities in Nigeria is linked to drug abuse
17 Feb 2021
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has intercepted two fake military officers Mohammed Nura and Abubakar Dahiru with 234 kilogramme cannabis. The duo were intercepted along Okene-Lokoja expressway on Monday by the officers of the agency's Kogi state Command. NDLEA Kogi state commander Adewunmi Alfred said the Nura and Dahiru when questioned…
18 Sep 2018
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has destroyed drugs weighing 110.542 tons in Akure, Ondo State capital. According to the spokesman of the agency, Jonah Achema, “this is the single largest public destruction of exhibits by burning, coming after the one by Edo State, which gross weight was 136 tons. The drugs, mainly Cannabis…
24 Aug 2018
A man whose child was admitted into a psychiatric facility was downcast and lamented how he had been struggling to provide the best opportunities for the child. His psychopathic child was admitted after a long period of addiction to illicit drugs and the man has being trying all he can to salvage the situation.
16 Aug 2018
Everything appeared surreal – like a brash scene in a Nollywood movie. Beautiful 15-years-old Desola Jenkins stood up in the middle of the classroom as the Biology teacher discussed the theory of evolution with the students.
7 May 2018
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has warned the youths against taking illicit drugs. He gave the warning at the weekend, at the J.S. Tarka Stadium in Gboko, during thanks giving prayers to mark the one-year anniversary of the Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse. Ortom said the warning was necessary to safeguard the youths’ future in…
12 Dec 2017
A Federal High Court, Lagos, yesterday sentenced and convicted a 35-year- old Cote d’Ivoire-based Nigerian, Grou Bi Clauvis, also known as Umeme Fabian Lotachukwu, to 10 years of mprisonment for unlawfully dealing in 1.205 kilogrammes of methamphetamine, a prohibited drug. The trial judge, Mojisola Olatoregun, convicted and sentenced the convict, after he pleaded guilty to…
29 Jun 2017
The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking serves to draw awareness to the rise in drug abuse and educate people on the major problems that illicit drug use and drug abuse represent to the society.
24 Apr 2017
The state NDLEA Commandant, Mr Abdullahi Abdul, who made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse, the Jigawa capital, noted that the feat was recorded between January and March 2017.
6 Jan 2017
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested 383 suspects and recovered 1.380,705.7 tonnes of narcotics between January and December 2016 in Jigawa State.

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