Pharmacists take drug abuse campaign to secondary schools in Osun

September 27, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Bothered by the increased rate of drug abuse in society, the Association of Community Pharmacists Of Nigeria (ACPN), has taken a campaign against drug abuse to secondary schools in Osun state. The association engaged eight secondary school students selected across the state as part of the ongoing 2023 pharmacy week.  The state chairman of the association, Pharmacist Bankole Kamorudeen, who Read More

Troops bust drug syndicate, impounds 397 wraps of Marijuana

July 19, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army Wednesday said troops of 192 Battalion operating in 81 Division Area of Responsibility have intercepted a suspected international drug syndicate smuggling a truck load of substance suspected to be Cannabis Sativa (Marijuana) en route Sango Otta in Ogun state.A statement by Army spokesperson Brigadier General Onyema Nwachuckwu disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Read More

NDLEA seizes 64,863kg of nitrous oxide in Lagos, Imo; arrests three suspect

July 14, 2023 Admin III 0

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted a total of 64,863.5 kilograms of nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as “laughing gas.” The interception took place at the Apapa Aeaport in Lagos and in Imo states. According to a press statement released on Facebook by the agency’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, the recovery of the substance was a result of Read More

Customs destroys 96 container loads of illicit drugs in Lagos

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it has enhanced its surveillance mechanism in detecting illicit, prohibited and expired drugs imported into Nigeria and will ensure they are destroyed in order to safeguard the health of Nigerians. The NCS destroyed confiscated illicit, prohibited and expired pharmaceutical drugs imported into the country in 96 containers with a duty paid value of N12.896 Read More

Drug abuse fueling insecurity in Nigeria – NCTC coordinator

May 31, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The national coordinator, National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), Rear Admiral Yaminu Musa (retd), has disclosed that drug is one of those foods that are fueling insecurity in Nigeria. According to a statement by Director, strategic communications NCTC, Ozoya Imohimi, the NCTC coordinator disclosed this when he received on a courtesy visit, the Director Read More

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Alarming rise in drug abuse cases; who’s to blame?

April 21, 2023 TOPE SUNDAY 0

The rate of drug abuse, particularly among the youth, has continued to rise to an alarmingly worrisome level, TOPE SUNDAY writes. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in one of its reports, indicated that drug use was responsible for the death of almost half a million people in 2019, while drug use disorders resulted in the loss Read More

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Stakeholders raise the alarm over rising drug abuse cases

April 10, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

Stakeholders at the 6th annual Ramadan lecture series of the Asharaaf Islamic Foundation have raised the rising cases of drug abuse among Nigerians and called for concerted efforts to address the menace. The speakers at the lecture series, which also featured the national prayers, included Professor Adam Okene Ahmed of the National Defence Academy, and the Digital Imam, Sheikh Muhammadu Read More

Allegation of 14 assets linked to Kyari false – Lawyer

September 6, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

A council to the embattled a Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari,  Barrister Hamza Dan Tani, has described as false, publications in some sections of the media on Monday, 5 2022, alleging that the federal government has uncovered 14 assets, including shopping mall, residential estate, polo playground, lands and farmland belonging to the former commander, Intelligence Response Team.  Barrister Tani Read More

Pictures: Flee drug abuse, christian group tells youth

July 24, 2022 NAN 0

The Family Sphere of Influence of Global Transformation Agenda (GTA) of Wailing Women World wide, FCT Chapter, has joined in the fight against drug abuse among youths in the country. The Global Coordinator of the Intecessory group, Mrs Adebisi Mustapha, spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of a musical concert held at the All Saints Read More

Drug abuse: Pharmacists Council seals 115 pharmacies, 319 patent shops in Plateau

July 8, 2022 Muhammad Tanko 0

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) Friday declared that uncontrolled access to substance abuse was greatly contributing to security challenges in the country. The PCN director of enforcement, Pharm. Stephen Esumobi, said the enforcement team had already sealed off 115 pharmacies and 319 patent medicine shops in Plateau state within one week of its operation in the state. He made Read More

Foundation cautions students on hard drug consumption

July 1, 2022 Mohammed Yangida 0

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Audu Tanko Hope Foundation, based in Nasarawa state has cautioned students and other youths against indulging in drug abuse and consumption of hard drugs. The NGO’s chief executive officer, Amb. Philip Audu-Tanko, gave the advice on Friday during its awareness campaign against drug abuse to Nacabs Polytechnic, Akwanga. He said drug abuse had ruined the lives Read More

Drug abuse: NGO tasks govt on huge investment

July 1, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

Vanguard Against Drug Abuse (VGADA) has urged the government at all levels to invest massively in the prevention and treatment programmes to stem the tide of drug abuse in the country. VGADA’s national coordinator, Dr. Hope Omeiza, who made the call at a two-day training and sensitisation workshop on Drug Abuse Prevention held in Lokoja, said the theme of the Read More

Inuwa seeks partnership to end drug abuse in Gombe

April 27, 2022 Auwal Ahmad 0

The Gombe state governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has stated the need for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to re-strategise and collaborate with relevant agencies in the fight against the use of illicit drugs and their peddlers. Yahaya stated this Tuesday when he received the new zonal commander of the agency in charge of Zone B, comprising Adamawa, Gombe Read More

Is Potiskum becoming a drug haven?

April 3, 2022 Admin III 0

It is disheartening how the youths in Potiskum local government area of Yobe state have taken to excessive drug abuse and addiction without realising how dangerous it is to their lives, mental health and general well-being. The rising spate of drug abuse has become a major concern that should be tackled. Drastic actions should be taken to overcome its rapid Read More

On seizures and NDLEA’s unending war against illicit drugs

January 28, 2022 Admin III 0

In the last few weeks of 2021, investigations showed that some Nigerians took illicit drugs deal to another level, just as the agency responsible for checking the menace, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), equally took its fight against the act to another level with several arrests and seizures. ELEOJO IDACHABA in this piece takes a look at the Read More

Ondo raises the alarm over youth involvement in drugs

January 26, 2022 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state government has raised concern on the level of increasing involvement of youth in abuse of drugs and other dangerous chemicals at the detriment of their health. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Banji Awolowo Ajaka lamented that this had led to many issue of psychiatric cases and related matters. He stated this when he paid an unscheduled Read More

Drug abuse root cause of insecurity – KADBUSA boss

January 20, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Drug abuse is one of the root causes of banditry and insecurity in Nigeria and has become pandemic in the country, Director General Kaduna State Bureau for Substance Abuse, Prevention and Treatment (KADBUSA) Dr Joseph Maigari has said. Dr Maigari told a stakeholders’ meeting with civil society groups and non-governmental organisations on Wednesday in Kaduna that the prevalence of substance Read More

Curb insecurity, drugs abuse before 2023 polls, CNG wants FG

January 5, 2022 Admin III 0

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), has noted that for the 2023 general elections to hold successfully, the federal government must intensify efforts to curb the pervasive insecurity across the country as well as the rampant intake of drugs and dangerous substances. CNG spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman in a press statement issued in Abuja said the general expectations is that government Read More

2023, the youth and drug abuse

December 9, 2021 Admin III 0

Drug abuse is one of the health-related problems among Nigerian youth and has been a source of concern to education stakeholders. Its social implications to undergraduate students cannot be quantified. Drug abuse is a global health and social problem with distinct conditions and problems that vary locally. The use of psychoactive substances among adolescents and youths has become a subject Read More

Yuletide: NAFDAC raids markets, others against adulterated products

November 19, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has again alerted Nigerians to the dangers associated with the purchase and consumption of fake, banned or adulterated foods and drugs in parts of the country. Its director-general, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, who declared at a press conference Friday, said despite efforts by the agency to “completely rid the nation Read More

Mkpuru Mmiri and the drug abuse war

November 19, 2021 Admin III 0

For years now, combating drug abuse appears to be one of the worst challenges of the federal and state governments, with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) seemingly not winning the war against drug abuse. However, residents of the South-east appear to have found an unorthodox solution by publicly flogging sellers and users of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride, popularly called Mkpuru Read More

NYSC deploys 1,101 members to Yobe

October 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1, 101 members to Yobe state in the 2021 batch C , stream I mobilization. Our correspondent reports that of the 1, 101 posted to the state under the batch, 658 are males while 443 are female graduates from different institutions in the country. Speaking while swearing in the newly deployed NYSC Read More

Substance abuse fuelling militancy in Niger Delta- Dikio

October 25, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Interim Administrator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (retd), has raised the alarm on an emerging new wave of militancy in the Niger Delta fuelled by substance abuse among youth in the region. Dikio spoke when he paid a visit to the chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig.-Gen. Muhammad Buba Marwa (rtd), in Read More

Marwa’s drug test for office holders

October 25, 2021 Admin III 0

  The recent prescription by the chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Buba Marwa, to the that public office holders should be made to undergo an integrity drug test reinforces its veracity as a panacea for the high profile corruption and kleptomania bedeviling the country.  Marwa said in Abuja recently that the idea behind the call for Read More

APC congress: Drug test mandatory for contestants in Kano

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the All Progressive Congress (APC) state congress scheduled for October 16, all contestants into executive offices are to be subjected to mandatory drug test. The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, revealed this in a statement made available to Blueprint, Monday in Abuja, that all contestants are to visit the state office of the National Drug Law Read More