Northern Governors’ Wives Forum (NGWF) on Tuesday, May 8 stressed the need for collaboration by stakeholders to tackle increasing cases of drug abuse by youths in the country. The call was made a their meeting in Sokoto.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state at the weekend cautioned youths in the state against taking illicit medicine. Governor Ortom gave the warning at the J.S. Tarka Stadium in Gboko during thanksgiving prayers.
Few days after the federal government placed a ban on the use of codeine in the country, a research study has revealed that about 30,000 bottles of codeine made of cough syrup are consumed daily in Niger state.
The Appeal Court in Lagos has on Friday, May 5, nullified a previous ruling by the Federal High Court preventing the arrest of Senator Buruji Kashamu, representing Ogun East district, by Nigerian law enforcement agencies.
The registrar of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) says the council to step up inspection, monitoring and supportive supervision activities in all registered premises in the country to curb the challenges of drug abuse.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Adamawa Command, says it has commenced intensive surveillance on major routes along the Nigeria-Cameroon border. NDLEA said the move was sequel to the federal government’s ban.
An investigate report by BBC Africa recently exposed the problem of codeine addiction among Nigerian youths and how drug dealers appear complicit in an inhumane, illegal sale and distribution that fuels the addiction.
Many Nigerian youths are getting alarmingly addicted to cough syrup with codeine; a medicine that has become a street drug, a sweet strawberry taste that makes one high. The codeine addiction is more rampant in the north.
A young Nigerian man recently died from an illicit experiment with some drugs. According to reports, he reportedly overdosed on what is called “gutter water” which is a combination of popularly abused substances. Read more.
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has urged the federal government to ban the sale of codeine syrups in the country because they are not lifesaving medicines. He made the call at a workshop on addiction and prevention.
US President Donald Trump on Monday, March 19, made called for death penalty for drug traffickers as part of his plan to combat America's opioid epidemic. Trump launched the proposal during a speech in Manchester, New Hampshire.
The fight against illegal drugs in Nigeria may have just taken an interesting turn as social media has become part of the tools used. The police recently took to Twitter to search for the owners of the recently discovered drugs.
Two Nigerians who claimed to be students were arrested by The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) after being caught with 500 grams of fake ‘shabu’ and other counterfeit drugs amounting to P2.5 million (about N48 million).
A Lagos-based lawyer, Chiedu Nweke, has demanded the arrest and prosecution of some officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Enugu state, whom he alleged abducted and robbed him at gunpoint.
Buba Wakawa, Edo state commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), recently reported that the organisation has recorded 31 convictions of illicit dr*g dealers in 2017. Wakawa said this on Tuesday, January 30.
NDLEA has responded to Saraki’s query on missing drug container. A lecturer Dr. Bala Muhammad had alleged that containers containing Tramadol and other restricted drug impounded in 2016 and 2017 could not be accounted for by NDLEA
According to Okpalaeke Nwora, the officer in charge of PCN, the synergy with security agencies led to the arrest of the baron, Amaechi Okoronkwo, and his assistant, Frederick Uchenna. Nwora disclosed this at a conference in Lafia.
Suspected armed robbers on Friday gunned down an operative of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, and injured three others in Kano.The NDLEA chairman, Abdullah, said the incident occurred in the city's roadblock.
The personnel of NDLEA also accused the chairman, Abdullah, of soiling the image of the nation before the international community as over 50 personnel met their untimely death since the chairman assumed office.
Unknown gunmen have shot dead three operatives of the NDLEA while on partrol close to the main gate of the Federal College of Education, in Okene, Kogi state.
The House of Representatives asked the NDLEA to provide the names of the informants that provided tips that led to the raid of the house of Patience Jonathan.
The Commander of the NDLEA took the campaign against drug abuse to secondary schools where he revealed a teenager who sold dad’s two jeeps for drug use.