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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.

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.

Kim Jong Un’s friend Dennis Rodman going to Singapore for summit

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.

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