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NDLEA wants stiffer penalties for drug offenders

THE NATIONAL Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has called for stiffer penalties for drug offenders. The agency said fines were no longer working as drug...

NDLEA boss says politicians, students need to undergo drug test

THE National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Chairman Mohammed Buba Marwa said there was a need for politicians and students seeking admission into higher...

Pandemic baby: Meet one-month-old baby born of a drug addict mother in Abuja

Chidebere Afoaku, 31-year-old crack cocaine and heroin addict, was looking for a quick fix as she swaddled her four-day-old baby, Kaosiso, in her arms,...
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Toxic tablets, counterfeit pills (II): Inside the evasive world of mischievous drug peddlers

By: Ibrahim Adeyemi AT dusk on Friday, Hassan’s daily efforts as a drug peddler are beginning to pick up for the day, amidst a gang...

INVESTIGATION: How customs, police caught and released truckload of codeine after receiving bribes

LAST week, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) released a statement that it intercepted a 40-feet trailer with codeine...

Drug Abuse: The task before Buba Marwa’s committee

By Tajudeen Suleiman NIGERIANS woke up to the cheering news on December 11 last year, that former Military Administrator of Lagos State, Brigadier General Buba...
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Drug abusers deserve a second chance from UNILAG

By Fisayo SOYOMBO SUCCESS in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and in the follow-up internal test of an institution are usually enough to qualify...

How Drug Addiction Threatens A Generation Of Northern Women (Part 2)

Today is June 26, the day declared by the United Nations as the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. It is a...

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Coda Story accepts candidates for Bruno reporting fellowships

CODA Story is accepting candidates for the Bruno Reporting Fellowships, sponsored by Martin Walker's Bruno Foundation.  The fellowship will provide US$5,000...

Buhari makes 12 foreign trips in six months, might exceed N1. 5bn budget

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari recently went to Lisbon, Portugal for a state visit, this has clocked his twelfth international trip...

We paid bandits N400 million to allow us farm – Kaduna community leader

A COMMUNITY leader in the Birnin Gwari Emirate of Kaduna State Zubairu Abdulra’uf has revealed that farmers in the...

Families of Abuja-Kaduna train abductees threaten to occupy govt facilities

FAMILIES of passengers abducted during the attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train have threatened to occupy government facilities in Kaduna...

ICPC docks NSCDC Deputy Commandant over N26 million fraud

THE Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) has docked a Deputy Commandant of the Nigerian Security...
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