Tag: drugs

NDLEA arrests pregnant woman, fake soldier for drug offences

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Sunday confirmed the arrest of a pregnant woman, a fake soldier and an Italy-bound lady for drug offences. NDLEA Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, in a statement in Abuja, noted that the operatives had continued their nationwide “offensive action” against drug[Read More…]

Breaking: Last minute decision as NAFDAC certifies #AstraZeneca vaccine

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has certified the safety of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in Nigeria. NAFDAC gave the final approval after last-minute tests were carried out ahead of the vaccine’s launch in Abuja. Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, said at the[Read More…]

NDLEA arrests a trans-border drug trafficker with N1bn worth of cocaine in Sokoto

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a transborder drug trafficker with N1bn worth of cocaine. According to NDLEA, the suspect, 36-year-old Nkem Timothy, alias Auwalu Audu, was arrested with 62 wraps of cocaine substance weighing 1.550kg, which has an estimated street value of about N1bn. The NDLEA[Read More…]

Kano Govt wants APC Candidates tested for drugs

Kano State government has asked the National Drugs Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to conduct drug tests for all candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for both chairmanship and councillorship elections in the state. The candidates for the elections will emerge from the ongoing primaries at the local government and[Read More…]

“70 per cent of the drugs in Nigeria are imported”

A Licenced Pharmacist, Mr Akinjide Adeosun, says there is urgent need for the Federal Government to establish a bank with focus on attending to the demands of the nation’s health sector. Adeosun, also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ST. RACHEAL’S Pharmaceuticals Nigeria Ltd., Lagos, made the call in Lagos on[Read More…]

Anambra Catholic Church Massacre: The South African Drug War That Was Moved To Nigeria

by Stanley Ikechukwu Ginika Enemonwu was an Mbaise native who grew up in Ozubulu, Ekusigo LGA of Anambra state. He was killed in far away Johannesburg, South Africa, in October 2013. His murder set in motion a chain of events that led to a massacre of church goes in Ozubulu[Read More…]

No Going Back: Nigerian Govt Says Importation of Drugs Remains Banned

The federal government says drugs, and other pharmaceutical products, are prohibited from being imported into Nigeria, and local manufacturers with special permission to import must pay 20 percent duty. In a statement by Salisu Dambatta, director information, ministry of finance, the government said it indeed reduced tariff on some goods,[Read More…]

38-Year-Old Nigerian Man Hanged In Singapore For Cannabis Offence

A 38-year-old Nigerian man has been hanged for drug trafficking after being caught with 2.6kg of cannabis. “A 38-year-old male Nigerian national, Chijioke Stephen Obioha, had his death sentence carried out on 18 November 2016 at Changi Prison Complex,” the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said in a statement. Obioha, who[Read More…]

Northern Youths Offer To Finance “Wanted” Senator Buruji Kashamu’s Trip To USA

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP senator from Ogun State, Prince Buruji Kashamu has been offered a free return ticket to the United States of America (USA) so as to clear his name, once and for all of allegation of involvement in drug trafficking instead of running from one court to the[Read More…]

“Most of The People Abusing Drugs Are Youth” – NDLEA Seizes 20 Tonnes of illicit Drugs In Borno

  The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Borno says it has seized more than 20 tonnes of illicit drugs from 87 suspects within two years. The Commandant of the agency in Borno, Ona Ogilegwu, announced this in Maiduguri on Sunday during an interview with the News Agency of[Read More…]