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Published: Sat, 24 Mar 2018 16:57:34 -0700

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Nigeria: 'Cannabis Production Spreading to North'

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 08:00:00 GMT

Daily Trust, 29 Dec 2014 - National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said drug trafficking is becoming more sophisticated on daily basis with the cultivation of Indian hemp gradually spreading to the northern part of the country. Head, Public Affairs of the agency Ofoyeju Mitchell stated this while speaking at a media roundtable in Abuja organised by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Nigeria: How To Curb Illicit Drug Trade In W' Africa, By

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT

The Guardian, 21 Aug 2014 - WEST Africa must openly confront its political and governance weaknesses to curb the growing drug trade in the region, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Wednesday. "West Africa is no longer only a transit zone of drugs but an attractive destination where pushers take advantage of the weak political system to perpetuate their trade," Obasanjo, who chairs the West Africa Commission on Drugs (WACD), said while presenting his report to Ghana's President John Mahama.

Nigeria: Kebbi's New Strategy For Fighting Drug Abuse

Sun, 07 Jul 2013 07:00:00 GMT

Leadership Nigeria, 07 Jul 2013 - Kebbi state has been identified as a drug cartel in recent times as notorious drug barons have found it a haven for their illicit trade. YAHYA SARKI writes on the efforts of the NDLEA and Voluntary Youth Groups to curb the menace. Recently, the 2013 International Day against Drug Abuse and Drug Trafficking was held with the theme, "New Psychoactive Substance: Make Health Your 'New High' in Life, not drugs". This day was set aside by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 42/112 of 7th December, 1987 in honour of one Lin Zexu who dismantled the opium trade in Guangdong just before the first opium war in China. The purpose of this day which was established in 1987 is to create a society free of illegal drug use and trafficking. The use of illicit drugs and trafficking has continued to pose great health danger to humanity in terms of safety and wellbeing, especially the young people.

Nigeria: Indian Hemp Everywhere

Sat, 06 Jul 2013 07:00:00 GMT

Nigerian Tribune, 06 Jul 2013 - Even, 9-Year-Olds Have Become Consumers -- NDLEA NDLEA figures: Lagos, Kano, 278 suspects/1200kg of hemp; Oyo, 207 suspects/2,631kg of hemp; Zamfara, 322 suspects, Osun, 219 suspects/85 hectares of hemp farms/6,022kg of hemp; Enugu, 70 suspects/595kg of hemp

Nigeria: Europe: Beware Of Drugs, Don't Touch It, NDLEA Warns Students

Wed, 26 Jun 2013 07:00:00 GMT

The Guardian, 26 Jun 2013 - TO mark this year's International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has warned secondary school students across the country against indulging in illicit drug consumption. The agency warned Nigerian children and youths to desist from all appearances of drugs.

Nigeria: NDLEA Laments Inaccurate Data On Nigerians Jailed

Sun, 16 Jun 2013 07:00:00 GMT

The Guardian, 16 Jun 2013 - THE National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the weekend lamented the inability of Nigeria's Foreign Affairs Ministry to comply with the provisions of Section 45 of its Act, a development, which it said has resulted in non-accurate statistics of Nigerians in jail abroad for drug related offences. Section 45 of the NDLEA Act mandates all Heads of Nigerian Diplomatic Missions abroad to furnish NDLEA with the statistics of Nigerians in jail abroad for drug related offences every six months.

Nigeria: Marijuana Can Permanently Damage Teenagers' Brains

Wed, 05 Sep 2012 07:00:00 GMT

Nigerian Tribune, 05 Sep 2012 - Both the dangers of smoking cannabis and its potential health benefits have been a source of controversy for many years. The latest study on the drug suggested that heavy and prolonged cannabis smoking as a young person can result in a permanently lower IQ, reports Sade Oguntola. Persistent use of marijuana when the brain is undergoing critical development may have toxic effects on brain cells. Of particular worry is the permanence of these effects among people who began smoking marijuana in adolescence. Even after these subjects stopped using marijuana for a year, its adverse effects persisted.

Nigeria: Rising Violence, Crime Wave: The Drug Connection

Tue, 05 Jul 2011 07:00:00 GMT

Vanguard, 05 Jul 2011 - When the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in Bauchi State, started its fight against crime, it discovered that 75 percent of youths in the state were under the influence of drugs. This explains why criminal activities are increasing everyday in the State. Apart from youths who get involved in drug abuse, others engage in the sale of hard drugs because it is seen as a lucrative business and a ready source of income. Some of these drug merchants are highly placed persons in the society. The Agency collaborated with all the security agencies in the State in the investigation, arrest and prosecution of suspects in courts.

Nigeria: NDLEA Seeks 15 Yrs Sentence For Drug Offenders

Tue, 10 May 2011 07:00:00 GMT

Vanguard, 10 May 2011 - The Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade, has called for the implementation of fifteen years minimum sentence for drug culprits in line the NDLEA Act. The NDLEA boss who supervised the public destruction of drug exhibits worth 9.2 billion naira at the Agency's office complex Badagry, Lagos on Friday May 6, 2011 said that stiffer punishment will help to address the drug problem in our society. Giade noted that the Agency had recorded a giant stride towards a drug and crime-free society with the destruction of 7,970.8182kg of seized and forfeited narcotics in Lagos State. The Event was witnessed by both local and international stakeholders including the Commanding Officers of the Nigeria Army at Badagry, United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the South Africa Police attache in Lagos and other heads of security Agencies.