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Seizures of Tramadol drug increased ten-fold from 17 tonnes in 2014 to 170 tonnes in 2017 in West Africa, according to West African Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (WENDU) Report (2014 – 2017).

West Africa: Tramadol seizures increased to 170 tonnes in 2017 – Report

Seizures of Tramadol drug increased ten-fold from 17 tonnes in 2014 to 170 tonnes in 2017 in West Africa, according to West African Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (WENDU) Report (2014 – 2017).

PCN: 14.4 million Nigerians engaged in illicit drug use

The PCN gathered critical stakeholders in Kaduna to brainstorm on alarming statistics on drug use prevalence in Nigeria and the way forward.
The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force have arrested another 71 miscreants around railway-line in Oshodi as part of efforts to rid the State of criminal elements, especially those operating at notorious blackspots across the metropolis.

Lagos taskforce arrests 71 hoodlums in drug spots

The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force have arrested another 71 miscreants around railway-line in Oshodi as part of efforts to rid the State of criminal elements, especially those operating at notorious blackspots across the metropolis.

I made profit of up to N100,000 weekly selling Indian hemp – suspect

The Lagos State Task Force has arrested 28 miscreants and 15 illegal street traders at various locations around Alausa and the African Shrine vicinity.

Police arrest 30 drug peddlers, nab 2 for defiling minors

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested 30 suspected drug peddlers in the state.
CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, leading troops to rid Lagos of miscreants.

Lagos Taskforce arrests suspects at Alausa, African Shrine

The Lagos State Task Force has arrested 28 miscreants and 15 illegal street traders at various locations around Alausa and the African Shrine vicinity.

NDLEA wants collaboration against substance abuse

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has called for collective efforts to address the challenges of substance abuse as no fewer than 14 per cent of Nigerians abuse different substances through addiction.
Sam Ohuabunwa

Sam Ohuabunwa: Accent to pharmacists council bill will curb drug abuse, misuse

President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Sam Ohuabunwa, has made a case for presidential accent to the Pharmacists Council Of Nigeria Bill into law as a panacea to the growing incidences of drug abuse and misuse menace in the country.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA arrests 21 ‘drug peddlers’ in Taraba

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Taraba Command, has arrested 21 suspected drug dealers with a total seizure of 299.6 kg of assorted illicit drugs.
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Police parade 100 suspected criminals in Kano

The Kano State Police Command on Friday paraded 100 suspects for various alleged offences in the ongoing Puff-Adder operations in the state.

Customs uncovers N5 billion tramadol, codeine in Lagos warehouse

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) yesterday said it has intercepted tramadol, codeine and other restricted drugs illegally imported into the country at a hidden warehouse in Lagos.

NDLEA arrests 55 drug dealers in Niger

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Niger State Command, has arrested 55 suspected drug traffickers in different parts of the state between January and July.
Seyi Makinde

Governor Makinde: We are committed to ensuring drug-free Oyo

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State says his administration would make the fight against drug abuse and trafficking a priority.

NDLEA warns of alarming rate of drug abuse in Yobe

Yobe command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Wednesday said future of youth in the state was in great danger except drastic measures were taken to check the excessive consumption of hard drugs.

Police arrests 26-year-old fake drugs manufacturer in Bauchi

The police in Bauchi on Saturday arrested a 26-year-old man, Victor Oguwa, suspected to be fake drugs manufacturer.
Segun Olulade

Lagos lawmaker lauds federal government over release of Zainab Aliyu

A Lagos lawmaker, Mr Segun Olulade, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for securing the release of Ms Zainab Aliyu, who was arrested by Saudi Arabian authorities for alleged possession of codeine.
NAFDAC Boss, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye and WAHO Director of Public Health, Dr Carlos Brito, addressing journalists in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday.

Federal government to pay N1 billion to manufacturers of seized codeine

Moji Adeyeye, the Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), on Monday said the federal government would pay more than N1 billion as compensation to the companies that had their codeine impounded more than a year ago.

NDLEA arrest 182 suspects for drug abuse, trafficking in Katsina

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Command in Katsina state says it arrested no fewer than 182 suspected drug dealers from January 2019 to date.

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