• NAFDAC destroys counterfeit drugs worth N85 m, vows to rid Nigeria of menace

    NAFDAC destroys counterfeit drugs worth N85 m, vows to rid Nigeria of menace

    It was gathered that the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control on Tuesday in Jos, burnt down counterfeit drugs worth more than N85 million.

    Dr. Abubakar Jimoh, its Director (Special Duties), who supervised the destruction of the drugs, in a brief remark shortly before the activity, said that some of them were voluntarily surrendered to the agency by their owners, after realising that they were fake, substandard, unwholesome, or had expired.

    He said that other drugs were mopped up by […]

  • How infertility drugs affect getting pregnant – expert explains

    How infertility drugs affect getting pregnant – expert explains

    A gynecologist, Dr. Ado Zakari, on Wednesday warned against indiscriminate use of pregnancy prevention drugs by young women as he emphasized its effects on fertility.

    Zakari, who is also the Director, Public Health Kaduna State Ministry of Health and Human Services, gave the warning in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

    He said that the effects of such drugs, also known as emergency contraceptive, could delay conception or damage a woman’s uterus if used wrongly.

    The expert also […]

  • ‘Say no to drugs and violence’ – Shina Peller throws subtle shade

    ‘Say no to drugs and violence’ – Shina Peller throws subtle shade

    The drama continues! Over the weekend, Oritsefemi was bounced out of Quilox club for reportedly beating up a bouncer.

    His management released a statement stating that he was trying to protect Sound Sultan from being bounced from the VIP section (Read here) which Sound Sultan has since denied. Quilox management also refuted the claim saying that Oritsefemi injured a bouncer who politely spoke to him.

    It didn’t end there as Oritsefemi , yesterday, threw a shade at the owner of Quilox, Shina […]

  • Four NAHCO staff in NDLEA’s net over attempt to export hard drugs to Mozambique

    Four NAHCO staff in NDLEA’s net over attempt to export hard drugs to Mozambique

    Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja have commenced the interrogation of the Chief Security Supervisor of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company and three others in connection with the attempt to export 144kg of ephedrine to Maputo, Mozambique.

    The drug, which was concealed inside noodles and packed in three brown cartons together with relaxers and cereals, was intercepted by NDLEA officers.

    Another staff of NAHCO, Victor Ahenje, a Load Controller, who is linked with […]

  • Troops nab Boko Haram drugs, fuel suppliers

    Troops nab Boko Haram drugs, fuel suppliers

    Troops on patrol have arrested two suspected terrorists in Borno State on Sunday who supplied Boko Haram with drugs, logistics and fuel.

    In a statement on Sunday, the Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, named the drugs’ supplier as Kadiri Umate, 35, and the fuel supplier as Fantoma Lasani.

    Usman said Umate was nabbed at Firgi and Zawan axis in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State, a suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ crossing point, while trying to cross into Sambisa forest.

    He said: “The […]

  • NAFDAC seizes 14 cartons of expired drugs from counterfeiters

    NAFDAC seizes 14 cartons of expired drugs from counterfeiters

    It was gathered that the Abia office of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has seized 14 cartoons of expired amino acid drugs being re-validated in Aba, Abia.

    The Chief Regulatory Officer of NAFDAC, Abia Office, Mr Olisa Okeke, made the development known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Aba on Wednesday.

    He said that the product, named “Amino-fit”, with red colour containing 10 tablets in a sachet and with batch number, B00313D, […]

  • NDLEA seizes contraband drugs worth N50m in Kaduna

    NDLEA seizes contraband drugs worth N50m in Kaduna

    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Kaduna State Command said it has seized contraband drugs worth over 50 million naira hidden inside a warehouse following a tip off.

    The State Commander of the Agency, Mr. Samule Azige, disclosed this while parading drugs suspects in Kaduna yesterday.

    According to Mr. Azige, the drugs were in 60 cartoons of Unpalidon which has been banned by the World Health Organisation (WHO)

    The owner of the drugs, according to the Agency is at large, but the […]

  • NDLEA seizes N30m worth of illicit drugs from traffickers

    NDLEA seizes N30m worth of illicit drugs from traffickers

    It was gathered that the Kaduna State Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has seized illicit drugs worth over 30 million Naira and arrested nine suspected drug addicts and peddlers in Zaria.

    Parading the suspects before journalists at the command’s headquarters in Kaduna, the state commander, Samuel Azige, said the suspects were arrested during a raid at their hideouts in Zaria where they stored the illicit drugs in a warehouse.

    According to him, preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects stored […]

  • NDLEA blames insurgency for increased drugs demand in North East

    NDLEA blames insurgency for increased drugs demand in North East

    According to reports, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has blamed the surge in demand for hard drugs in the North East to insurgency in the area.

    The agency’s Commander in Niger State, Joseph Iweajunwa, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Saturday.

    Iweajunwa said: “The insurgents use potent drugs, especially improved cannabis, known as skunk, imported from Ghana and Republic of Niger to stimulate themselves into action.

    “The activities of the insurgents have made skunk […]

  • Man hides drugs inside noodles packs in Enugu

    Man hides drugs inside noodles packs in Enugu

    According to reports, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a man who used packs of chicken flavoured noodles to smuggle cannabis through the Akanu Ibiam International Airport (AIIA) in Enugu State on a China-bound plane.

    According to the NDLEA spokesman, Mitchell Ofoyeju, the cannabis was carefully prepared inside packs of noodles to avoid detection. The suspect identified as Benson Onyechi Esonwunne, was attempting to board an Ethiopian Airways flight from Nigeria to China when he convinced an innocent […]

  • NAFDAC cautions against consumption of contaminated food, drugs

    NAFDAC cautions against consumption of contaminated food, drugs

    According to reports, the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has again warned the public against the consumption of contaminated food and drugs in the country.

    NAFDAC Coordinator in Kwara, Roseline Ajayi, gave the warning at a sensitisation programme for market women on the consumption of quality products in Ilorin on Friday.

    She urged the traders to sell edible products that were duly registered by NAFDAC to ensure safety of the citizenry.

    Ajayi said that NAFDAC was determined to rid […]