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Stakeholders raise concerns over illicit use of Tramadol in West Africa

Some Stakeholders in the fight against illicit drug trafficking and abuse have raised concerns over the non-medicinal use of tramadol in the countries within the West African sub-region.
Emeka Ihedioha

Governor Ihedioha advocates drug-free Nigeria

He made the call at a South-East advocacy workshop on Drug and Substance Abuse organized by Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) for Codeine Control and other Related Matters Working Group (CCRWG).

Drug trafficking: FAAN reads riot act to staff, airport users

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has vowed to take appropriate action against any staff of the agency found to have connived with drug traffickers in baggage tagging across all the airports in the country

NDLEA urges corps members to avoid drugs

This advice was given by the spokesperson of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Anambra state Command, Charles Odigie during the 2019 Batch B stream 1 corps members anti-drug lecture held at National Youth Services Corps (NYSC) temporary Orientation Camp Umunya, Anambra state.
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.

NDLEA arrests 362 suspected drugs traffickers in Edo

The Edo Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has arrested 362 illicit drug suspects and traffickers between June 2018 and May 2019.

NDLEA arrests 59 suspects with 236.737kg drugs in Kebbi

The National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Kebbi State has arrested 59 suspected drug dealers and seized 236.737 kilograms of illicit drugs and psychologic substance.

NDLEA: Kano commissioners, 33 permanent secretaries undergoing drug test

No fewer than 33 permanent secretaries in Kano state civil service and some commissioner nominees are currently undergoing compulsory drug test at the Kano state command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
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 intercepts 6,726kg of hard drugs, arrests 725 suspects in Kano

Dr Ibrahim Abdul, the Commander, National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kano State says the command seized a total of 6,726,012 kilograms of hard drugs from June 2018 till date.

NDLEA arrests 186 suspects, seizes 61.24kg of illicit drugs in Jigawa

Jigawa Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it had arrested no fewer than 186 suspected dealers in illicit drugs in the state.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Ibadan court orders counselling for 14-year-old hemp dealer

Justice P.I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, on Tuesday recommended a 14-year-old drug dealer, Samuel Ayoade, for counseling by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Oyo State.

Expert: Fake drugs threat to MDG’s infant mortality reduction

Counterfeit drugs have been identified as major threat to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6 targeted at reducing infant mortality and improved maternal health in the country.
Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, NDLEA Chairman- says abuse of Tramadol, codeine based cough syrup still high among Nigerian youth

NDLEA seizes one billion Tramadol tablets in one year

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said its operative made seizure of about one billion pills/tablets of Tramadol of dosages between 120mg and 400mg since its sales were outlawed in 2018.

Court adjourns Senator Kashamu’s extradition suit

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday adjourned to June 27 for hearing in a suit filed by a former senator for Ogun East district, Buruji Kashamu.

NDLEA arraigns businessman for allegedly peddling cocaine

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Thursday arraigned a businessman, Adewale Ibrahim, in a Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly trafficking 840 grammes of cocaine.
Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, NDLEA Chairman- says abuse of Tramadol, codeine based cough syrup still high among Nigerian youth

NDLEA takes drug abuse campaign to streets, markets, schools

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has taken campaign to schools, streets and markets in the country, to educate the people on the dangers of consuming illegal drugs and drug trafficking.

Drug abuse: Kwara rates highest in Northern Nigeria – NDLEA

National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Wednesday raised that alarm Kwara state has the highest rate of drug abuse in the northern parts of the country.

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