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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.

Nigeria Customs cease Tramadol, other goods worth N379m

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘C’, Owerri says it seized Tramadol and other goods with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N379.29 million between March and June.

NSCDC arrests man for pouring boiling water on mother in Niger

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Niger has arrested a man for allegedly pouring boiling water on her mother, causing serious injuries on her body.

NDLEA arrests man with 37kg of cannabis

Operatives of the Edo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Friday, arrested one Mr. Raymond Ojero, 40, for being in possession of 37kg of cannabis.

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Flamboyant former US basketball star Dennis Rodman has said he will fly to Singapore to support his “friends” Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un at their historic peace summit on Tuesday.

NDLEA foils attempt to smuggle cannabis

The Edo Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has foiled an attempt to smuggle a substance suspected to be cannabis in the state.

World No Tobacco Day: Activists urge federal government to establish tobacco control fund

To mark the 2018 World No Tobacco Day, activists have asked the Federal Government to establish a Tobacco Control Fund, as part efforts to rid the country of the dangerous substance.

NDLEA arrests father of two with cannabis in Edo

The Edo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has apprehended a 38-old-man and father of two for allegedly dealing in sacks of dried weeds that tested positive for Cannabis Sativa.

Man bags 50 months in prison for drug trafficking

A 38-year-old man, Ayo Ogunjobi, is to spend the next 50 months in prison for drug trafficking, a Federal High Court ruled in Lagos on Tuesday.

NDLEA destroys 142 hectares of Cannabis farms in Delta

The National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has destroyed 142 hectares of Cannabis sativa farms in Delta state.

Zimbabwe: Cannabis not for recreational purposes – minister

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly warned its citizens not to use cannabis for recreational purposes after it recently legalised its production specifically for medicinal and industrial purposes.

Expert: Substance abuse gains momentum among youths

A former State commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mohammed Kaka Jibrin, said recent research has revealed that Nigerian youth have long gone into the abuse of unconventional psychoactive substances such as pawpaw leaf, paint, glue and petrol.

Reports: Zimbabwean cannabis growers to pay high licence fee of $50,000

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly set high licence fees for those wishing to farm cannabis.

Zimbabwe legalises cannabis for medical, scientific use

Zimbabwe has legalised production of cannabis for medicinal or scientific use, according to new regulations seen by AFP Saturday.

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