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NDLEA seizes 9607kg of illicit drugs in Kano

The Kano State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said on Thursday that it confiscated 9,607.72 kilogrammes of illicit drugs from January to date.
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Lagos Assembly to stem rising spates of drug abuse

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday called on Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode and all relevant stakeholders to embark on aggressive campaign against drug abuse.

NDLEA arrests fake policemen smuggling cannabis in Edo

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested two persons suspected to be drug smugglers in the Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State.
The perpetrator, Hassain Khalif Shire Ali, 30, had his passport canceled in 2015 after it was learned he planned to travel to Syria, police said.

Police: Melbourne attacker was known to authorities

Australian police said on Saturday a man who fatally stabbed a person and injured two others in central Melbourne "held radicalised views" that prompted him to carry out the attack.

NDLEA seizes N250 million worth of cannabis in Kwara

Kwara state command of the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two persons in possession of three tonnes of compressed cannabis valued at N250 million in an open market.

Customs seizes over 500 bales of used cloths in Imo

The Controller of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone C, Owerri, Olusemire Kayode, yesterday said the unit seized 563 bales of used cloths from smugglers.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO: ‘Just say no’ to drug legalisation

With Canada on the verge of becoming the world's second nation to legalise recreational marijuana, the head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that countries should think twice before opening that door.

30 drug traffickers convicted in Gombe

No fewer than 30 convicted drug traffickers are serving different jail terms in Gombe prisons, says National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Canada to allow passengers carry cannabis on domestic flights from October 18

Canadian airline passengers will soon be able to pack up to 30 grams of cannabis when they board a flight once recreational use of the mind-altering drug is legalized, the government said Thursday.

Nigeria Prisons dismisses three officers for trafficking

The Management of the Nigerian Prisons Service has dismissed three Junior Prison Officers for alleged grievous security offences.

Malaysian premier wants review of death penalty for man who sold medicinal cannabis

Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, on Tuesday came to the defence of a man facing the death penalty for selling cannabis oil to patients, saying his sentence should be reviewed.

NDLEA seizes 18kg of cannabis in remote areas of Niger

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Niger Command, has seized 18kg of hemp and arrested two suspected drug traffickers in remote areas of the state.

Official: UK doctors can now prescribe cannabis

British doctors will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis, the government announced Thursday following a review — but insisted it was not a first step towards legalising recreational use.

Drug abuse: Expert raises alarm over teenage initiation

Dr Alfred Makanjuola, Consultant Behavioural Scientist, University of Ilorin, has raised alarm over initiation of teenagers into drug abuse in Kwara.

Three men charged with smoking hemp at public bar, get N150, 000 bail

Three men — Chinonso Izueke, Oyam Raphael and Omokpia Ogbemudia — on Monday appeared before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State over alleged possession of six wraps of marijuana (Cannabis or hemp).

Police warn Kwara landlords, parade 25 suspected armed robbers, cultists

Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Aminu Pai Saleh, has warned landlords in the state to be wary of whom they rented their properties to.

Research: No strong evidence to suggest cannabis reduces chronic pain

Researchers say there is no strong evidence to suggest that cannabis reduces chronic non-cancer pain, in spite of the growing use of the psychoactive drug worldwide for medicinal purposes.
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NDLEA worried over mixture of cannabis with tramadol, others

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Bayelsa State Command, has raised the alarm over increase in the abuse of a combination of various illicit substances in the state.

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EFCC detains ex-Skye Bank chief Tunde Ayeni for alleged fraud

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VON chief, others call on mainstream media to counter fake news

The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has called on mainstream media organisations in the country to establish ‘Social Media Desks’ that would track and counter fake news disseminated on social fora.

Plateau PDP accuses APC of buying voters cards

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of buying voters cards especially in the PDP strongholds as part of its plan to win 2019 election at all levels even as the governor stated that PDP was merely playing to the gallery and engaging in diversionary tactics to misinform and mislead the public.