Thursday, May 23, 2019

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    Kano NDLEA commander tackles police commissioner over seized drugs

Kano NDLEA commander tackles police commissioner over seized drugs

Ibrahim Abdul, commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kano state, says Mohammed Wakili, the state commissioner of police, could be charged to court for "tampering with exhibit".Addressing reporters on Tuesday, Abdul accused Wakili of misleading the public when he announced that his men intercepted 303 packs of tramadol last week.Abdul said the police actually seized "diclofenac", a [...]

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    Akeredolu: We’ll be shortchanging ourselves if we don’t tap into marijuana business

Akeredolu: We’ll be shortchanging ourselves if we don’t tap into marijuana business

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, says the state could diversify its economy by tapping into the marijuana market. In a tweet on Monday, Akeredolu explained that with an estimated value of $145 billion in 2025, the state would be shortchanging itself if it ignores the marijuana business. “We all know that Ondo State is the hot bed of cannabis [...]

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    NDLEA arrests 17 for ‘smuggling codeine’ in Kwara

NDLEA arrests 17 for ‘smuggling codeine’ in Kwara

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kwara has arrested 17 suspects while trying to smuggle codeine to some parts of the state.This comes about a week after the federal government banned the importation and production of the substance over its abuse.Addressing journalists on Thursday, Onah Ogilegwu, NDLEA commandant in Kwara, said 13 of the suspects were arrested with [...]

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    Man ‘transporting firearms’ to Benue arrested in Jigawa

Man ‘transporting firearms’ to Benue arrested in Jigawa

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) reportedly intercepted a man transporting firearms to Benue state.Oko Micheal, deputy commander of Jigawa state NDLEA, confirmed that the suspect was arrested in the state on February 4, while the operatives were on normal operation around Jahun – Gujungu road.According to Micheal, the suspect, identified as Salisu Mahmuda, was in possession [...]

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    NDLEA official shot dead in Kano

NDLEA official shot dead in Kano

An operative of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has been killed in Kano state.Mohammed Abdallah, chairman of the agency, who disclosed this on Friday, said three other officers sustained injuries in the attack.Abdallah said the unfortunate incident occurred when the patrol team ran into a roadblock at Rano local government area of the state.Mohammad who was on an emergency visit [...]

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    US donates tactical equipment to NDLEA

US donates tactical equipment to NDLEA

The United States has donated seven vehicles and 83 tactical equipment to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).According to a statement from the US consulate, the vehicles and equipment were funded through the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) counter-narcotics and transnational threats program (CTTP).The donations include three Honda Accord vehicles, three Toyota Hilux trucks, a Toyota Hiace Van, a smith [...]

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    Bomb goes off outside Borno NDLEA headquarters

Bomb goes off outside Borno NDLEA headquarters

A suspected suicide bomber struck outside the headquarters of the Borno state command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Sunday.The command is located in the Muna area of Maiduguri, the state capital.A source told TheCable that two female suicide bombers were responsible for the attack. The source said only one was able to detonate her explosive before security operatives [...]

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    Three NDLEA officials shot dead in Kogi

Three NDLEA officials shot dead in Kogi

Three operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have been shot dead in the Okene area of Kogi state.Idris Bello, commandant of the NDLEA in the state, told reporters on Sunday in Lokoja that the deceased were gunned down while on patrol.He said they were killed around 8:30pm on Saturday.Bello said the gunmen came on foot and that the [...]

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    NDLEA destroys 60 hectares hemp farm in Osun

NDLEA destroys 60 hectares hemp farm in Osun

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Osun command, on Saturday disclosed that it destroyed 60.8 hectares of India hemp (Cannabis Sativa) farm at Ikeji Arakeji, in the state.Samuel Egbeola, the state commandant of the NDLEA, disclosed this during an interview with journalists at the agency’s office in Osogbo.According to Egbeola, the hemp farm was discovered and destroyed on Thursday, [...]

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    Troops, NDLEA recover arms from ‘drug baron’ in Abia

Troops, NDLEA recover arms from ‘drug baron’ in Abia

Troops of sector 1, sub-sector 4 and operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have recovered arms from the home of one Maxi Ota Benjamin, a suspected drug baron, in Abia state.The suspect who is now at large resides in Amirima compound, Achara Ihechiowa community in Arochukwu local government area of Abia.In a statement on Sunday, Sagir Musa, deputy director [...]

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    NDLEA not banned from ports, says NPA

NDLEA not banned from ports, says NPA

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says eight agencies, including the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)  are allowed to operate and have physical representation at the ports in the country.In a statement by Ibrahim Nasiru, principal manager, public affairs at the authority, NPA said the directive communicated to the managing director of the agency in a memo from the ministry [...]

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    Lagos ‘drug dealer’ forfeits nine houses to FG

Lagos ‘drug dealer’ forfeits nine houses to FG

Nine houses belonging to Funmilola Arike Ogbuaya, a Lagos socialite, have been forfeited to the federal government over allegations of drug dealing.According to NewsMakers, an online medium, this followed the order of a federal high court in Lagos over the weekend.Known in social circles as Ariket, Ogbuaya will “temporarily” forfeit the identified property to the federal government.The newspaper said the [...]

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    Two grandmothers arrested with hard drugs at Lagos airport

Two grandmothers arrested with hard drugs at Lagos airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has arrested two grandmothers with narcotics at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, on their way to the US and Saudi Arabia. ‎ Mitchell Ofoyeju, NDLEA spokesperson, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.He said the‎ suspects allegedly ingested 108 wraps of substances that tested positive for heroin and cocaine during outward screening [...]

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    Fake police officers arrested with 715kg of hemp in Kano

Fake police officers arrested with 715kg of hemp in Kano

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two suspected drug traffickers who posed as police officers in Nasarawa area of Kano metropolis.Kano state commandant of NDLEA, Hamza Umar, told journalists in Kano on Tuesday that the suspects were arrested in a brand new escort vehicle with police colour, siren, pilot plate number and in possession of two police caps.According [...]

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    Eight European countries expel 50 Nigerians

Eight European countries expel 50 Nigerians

Some 50 Nigerians were on Thursday deported from eight European countries for committing immigration-related offences.The Nigerians were deported variously from Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Luxembourg, Austria, Belgium, Spain and Hungary.Their deportation is coming barely 48 hours after another set of 40 Nigerians were deported by the Italian government, for similar reasons.According to NAN, the fresh batch of deportees arrived at the [...]

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    Italy expels 40 Nigerians — third deportation in 6 weeks

Italy expels 40 Nigerians — third deportation in 6 weeks

The Italian government has deported 40 Nigerians for committing various offences in the country.The deportees arrived at Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA), Lagos, on Tuesday night.The deportees,who are all male, were brought back in a chartered aircraft with registration number EL-SMU/3737.Joseph Alabi, spokesman of the Lagos airport police command, confirmed the development to NAN.Alabi said 39 of the deportees were [...]

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