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NGO seeks new approach to check drug abuse by youths

The Women Friendly Initiative (WFI), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) has called for alternative means to prevent drug abuse among youths in the country.
Simon Lalong

Plateau government approves N33 million for NUJ secretariat renovation

The Plateau State Government has approved N33 million for the renovation of the Secretariat of the State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
Senator Buruji Kashamu

Court fixes date for Senator Kashamu’s extradition suit

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday, further adjourned until Dec. 6, hearing in a suit filed by Sen. Buruji Kashamu, seeking to stop his extradition to the U.S., to face drug charges.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

South Africa returnee bags 38 year prison sentence for trafficking heroin

A South Africa returnee, Raji Issa Adio, has been convicted and sentenced to a 38 year prison term by a dcc Federal High Court for trafficking 5.10 kilogrammes of banned hard drugs.
Over 300,000 job seekers have applied for the 5,000 vacancies advertised by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

NDLEA parades 15 ‘illicit drug dealers, consumers’

The Abia State Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has paraded 15 suspected dealers and consumers of illicit drugs arrested by its operatives 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

Sudanese jailed two years for drug trafficking

A Federal High Court in Lagos, Monday sentenced a Sudanese, Guma Ismail Mahdi Abdalla, to two years imprisonment for drug trafficking.
Over 300,000 job seekers have applied for the 5,000 vacancies advertised by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

300,000 applicants struggle for 5,000 NDLEA job

An official of the anti-drugs agency said that vacancies were for just 5,000 people According to the senior official ,300,000 application had been received by the agency.

Anambra governor donates patrol vehicles, gadgets to security agencies

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State on Friday donated vehicles, motorbikes and modern security gadgets to security agencies to tackle crime in the state.

NDLEA arrest 90 suspected drug traffickers in Niger

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested 90 suspected drug traffickers in Niger between January and September, this year.

NDLEA nabs 67-year old man over cannabis cultivation in Gombe

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Gombe State command, has arrested 67 year-old man, Maisaje Bappa of Latatar village in Shongom Local Government Area of the state for cultivating cannabis.

26 Indian hemp parcels recovered inside bus in Onitsha

Over twenty-six parcels of Cannabis Sativa (Indian Hemp) have been recovered inside a luxury bus at Upper Iweka, in Onitsha, Anambra state.

Reps: Declare emergency on drug abuse

The House of Representatives has expressed concern over rising cases of drug abuse 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 ‘drug dealer’ with 296.8kg of cannabis

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Command in Gombe State has arrested a 28-year old businessman, Ismail Yusuf, for being in possession of 296.8 kilograms of cannabis.

GIABA strengthens EFCC’s capacity to fight money laundering

In its determination to boost the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing in West Africa, the Inter-Governmental Action against Money laundering in West Africa, GIABA, between Monday September 23 and Friday exposed officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to latest Anti-Money laundering and countering financing of terrorism trends.
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 warns youths to stop inhaling latrine stench, gutter

The Commander, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Gombe State, Aliyu Adole, has warned youths in the state to desist from inhaling stench from pit latrine and gutter.
NDLEA Kaduna state commander, Bala Fagge during press briefing with Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.

NDLEA seizes 929.318kgs of hard drugs in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency said on Thursday that it had made a total seizure of 929. 318 kilogrammes of drugs.
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 charges two brothers with peddling hard drugs

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Thursday, preferred drug trafficking charges before a Federal High Court Lagos, against two brothers, Ifeanyi and Jude Okeke.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Court sends man to prison for ‘selling marijuana’

The National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Wednesday arraigned a drug peddler, Ayobiojo Hammed, before a Federal High Court in Lagos, for allegedly peddling marijuana.

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