• Did You Know? Marijuana Smokers Age Faster Than Those Who Avoid the Drug – Study Claims

    Did You Know? Marijuana Smokers Age Faster Than Those Who Avoid the Drug – Study Claims

    According to researchers, shocking discovery has been made that smoking marijuana will not just leave you at risk of a heart disease, but will also make you age faster.

    Cannabis users age faster than those who avoid the drug, a new study claims.

    A study of just over 1,100 people found the drug has a significant affect on the cardiovascular system, accelerating the build-up of cholesterol in the arteries.

    It means a 30-year-old cannabis smoker, for example, has the biological age of a […]

  • NDLEA probing officials for aiding drug barons

    NDLEA probing officials for aiding drug barons

    It was gathered that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said some of its officers are currently under investigation for alleged fraternity with suspected drug syndicates.

    The Chairman/Chief Executive, NDLEA, Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (retd.) gave the hint while addressing officers at the national headquarters of the agency in Ikoyi, Lagos at the weekend.

    A statement by the Head, Public Affairs, NDLEA, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, quoted Abdullah as stating that the agency had beamed its searchlight inwards, stressing that any officer […]

  • Airport workers interrogated for alleged drug exportation

    Airport workers interrogated for alleged drug exportation

    It was gathered that the Chief Security Supervisor of Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) and three others are currently being interrogated by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for their alleged involvement in the exportation of 144kg of Ephedrine to Maputo, Mozambique.

    The drugs which were concealed in noodle packs and packed in three brown cartons stuffed with cereals and hair products, were discovered by officials at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja.

    According to a statement by the agency’s […]

  • Nigerian laws are too lenient to punish drug offenders – Ex-NAFDAC chief

    Nigerian laws are too lenient to punish drug offenders – Ex-NAFDAC chief

    It was gathered that the immediate past director general of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr. Paul Orhii, has stated that Nigerian laws are too lenient and relax to punish drug counterfeiters.

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    Orhii, who said this in a chat with journalists in Makurdi yesterday, maintained that such laws promote sale of fake drugs in the country, rather than curtail it, thereby posing a big problem in the West African sub region, particularly in Nigeria.

    “One of the […]

  • Two Nigerians nabbed for drug trafficking in India

    Two Nigerians nabbed for drug trafficking in India

    According to reports, the police in India, weekend, arrested two Nigerian nationals – Nwite Sunday, 32, and Nduba Joseph, 25, for drug trafficking.

    The duo were apprehended with 50 gram of cocaine worth Rs. 2.5 lakh (N1.2m), from an apartment in Indiranagar where they resided.

    A joint commissioner, crime, Ravindra Yadav, told The Hindu that the police also seized their travel documents for further investigations.

    He said the accused confessed that they used to get cocaine from their contact, identified as Ben from […]

  • Customs sacks 17 officers for drug addiction, certificate forgery

    Customs sacks 17 officers for drug addiction, certificate forgery

    It was gathered that the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has dismissed 17 junior officers for drug addiction, certificate forgery, theft and absenteeism, the service spokesman, Mr Wale Adeniyi, said in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

    Adeniyi said that two other officers also had their appointments terminated for illegally absenting themselves from duty, while one officer was retired for drug addiction.

    “Seventeen (17) junior officers of the NCS have been dismissed from the service for offences ranging from drug addiction, certificate forgery, […]

  • I butchered my friend for recommending drug that made me impotent – Suspect confesses

    I butchered my friend for recommending drug that made me impotent – Suspect confesses

    A 20-year-old man, Kumi Mallam Jayi, who reportedly butchered his friend, Hassan Adamu, 27, in Nasarawa State, has confessed to the crime.

    Jayi murdered his friend in cold blood on September 10 at Jato Mariga under Azara Development Area in the state.

    The gruesome act saw the suspect behead his victim with a cutlass, cutting off one of his (victim) legs, in an apparent attempt to allegedly mutilate him and make his body untraceable.

    Jayi confessed at the headquarters of the police command, […]

  • Suspected drug traffickers kill two policemen

    Suspected drug traffickers kill two policemen

    Suspected drug traffickers killed two policemen and wounded three others during an attack on a police station in central Chad, the government said Saturday.

    The attack on Thursday targeted a police station in Egue, officials said in a statement, branding the attackers “drug traffickers”.

    The reason for the clash was not made clear.

    “Two attackers and a presumed accomplice have been detained. Following the (incident) the government forces recovered 25 firearms,” it

  • Open drug markets to close down by 2017 – PCN

    Open drug markets to close down by 2017 – PCN

    As part of the efforts to regulate the drug distribution system in the country, Registrar of the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN), Elijah Mohammed, has disclosed that come 2017, all open drug markets would be closed down.

    At the investiture and awards ceremony of the Nigerian Academy of Pharmacy (NAP) in Lagos, Mohammed, said government would effect a big change in the drug distribution network by next year.

    According to him, the council in conjunction with Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and […]

  • Drug resistance in people and animals may push millions into poverty – World Bank

    Drug resistance in people and animals may push millions into poverty – World Bank

    It was gathered that the World Bank has warned that if the drug-resistant infections in people and animals are allowed to spread unchecked, some 28 million people would fall into poverty by 2050.

    The Bank said in a report released on Tuesday ahead of a high-level meeting on the issue at the UN in New York that a century of progress in health would be reversed.

    It said that by 2050, annual global GDP would fall by at least 1.1 per cent, […]

  • Drama as Prostitutes Drug, Rob and Leave Two Teachers Stark N*ked in a Hotel Room…See Shocking Details

    Drama as Prostitutes Drug, Rob and Leave Two Teachers Stark N*ked in a Hotel Room…See Shocking Details

    Two teachers have been given a very humiliating treatment by prostitutes whom they had taken for a night of fun.

    Two prostitutes gave the two teachers the humiliation of a lifetime after they drugged, robbed and disrobed them, and then left them butt n*ked in a hotel room in Bomet Town, Kenya.

    According to reports, it all began when the two tutors received their delayed pay for marking last year’s national exams. With the prospects of making merry and enjoying themselves to […]