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3 Sep 2020
A suspected cannabis sativa farmer, Clement Akor, has appealed to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to take his life rather than destroy his 10-hectare cannabis plantation.   Akor, a 42-year-old father of six from Enabo village in Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State, was arrested by the Kogi State command of NDLEA…
6 Dec 2019
Mr Alfred Adewumi, the new National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Commander in Kogi, says the agency will collaborate with sister security agencies
9 Sep 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Shadrach Haruna as the new Secretary of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
31 Aug 2019
Minister of State for Health, Dr. Adeleke Mamora, has cautioned drug manufacturers against producing substandard drugs to curb addiction and drug-related issues in the country.
21 Jun 2019
Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court Abuja, on Friday, fixed July 2, to deliver judgment in one of the two fresh suits instituted by Sen. Buruji Kashamu to stop the Federal Government from extraditing him to the U.S. for trial over an alleged drugs offence. The judge who was billed to deliver the…
16 Jun 2019
The immediate past President of Resident Doctors Association at the Federal Neuro-psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, and psychiatrist, Dr. Raliat Akerele, in this interview with GERALDINE AKUTU, said for medical marijuana to be effective in Nigeria, the government should fund large-scale research into the crop. Can you explain the gradual adoption of marijuana in health therapy?…
23 May 2019
• Indicts Ethiopian, Egyptian airlines in Zainab’s arrest by S’Arabia From the chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, yesterday came the damning verdict that the country’s airports lacked the requisite security infrastructure to check the activities of drug cartels, especially those that incriminate unsuspecting travelers. Addressing an ad hoc committee…
6 May 2019
Dysfunctional scanners have induced manual clearing of over 1.5 million 20-foot containers equivalent (TEUs) at the Lagos Ports yearly. Consequently, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has expressed concern over the inefficient cargo handling system and deployment of additional barriers, stating that scanners at the Lagos Ports Complex have not worked in the…
3 May 2019
Foreign Affairs Ministry says its silent diplomatic efforts in the past few weeks culminated in the release of Zainab Aliyu and Ibrahim Abubakar arrested by Saudi authority for drug related offence. The ministry said this in a statement by its Acting Spokesperson, Mr Friday Akpan, on Thursday in Abuja “Zainab Aliyu, a Nigerian student who…
15 Apr 2019
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, sentenced a 66 -year-old woman, Sikirat Adeyemi to five years in prison for exporting 1.340 kg of heroin. Adeyemi who was arraigned by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) had pleaded guilty to the offence. When the matter was called on Monday, she pleaded for forgiveness, almost…
5 Apr 2019
The House of Representatives is to approve the draft National Tobacco Control Regulations (NTCR) before June this year. Speaker Yakubu Dogara gave the assurance yesterday during an interactive session with stakeholders organised by the Simon Arabo-led committee on delegated legislation on the tobacco control regulation in Abuja. Represented by the Deputy Whip, Pally Iriase, he…
2 Apr 2019
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has called on the judiciary to be more proactive in handling criminal charges.     The Centre made the call at a one-day Nigeria Criminal Justice (Crimjust) Project Review Meeting held penultimate week in Keffi, Nasarawa State.     The Executive Director, Auwal Ibrahim Musa, who was represented…

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