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Buhari Sacks Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, NDLEA Chairman
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Buhari Sacks Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, NDLEA Chairman

President Muhamma­du Buhari has ap­proved the removal of the Chairman of the National Drug Law En­forcement Agency (NDLEA), Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (rtd). He was appointed on Jan­uary 12, 2016 by the former Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr. Babachair Lawal, via a let­ter with reference number SGF.35/S.5/11/272. In another letter dated January 7, 2021 and signed by the Secretary to the Federal Government, Boss Musta­pha, Abdallah was mandated to handover to the Secretary of the agency, Mr. Shadrach Haruna, on or before Janu­ary 10, 2021 (today). Sunday Independent gathered that Haruna, who was in the United Kingdom during the notice, had to cut short his trip as he hurried­ly returned to Nigeria at the weekend. Disquiet Over Hurried Recruit­ment ...
NDLEA: Abuse Of Tramadol, Cough Syrup Still High Among Nigerian Youths
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NDLEA: Abuse Of Tramadol, Cough Syrup Still High Among Nigerian Youths

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has decried the continuous high-level of abuse of Tramadol and codeine based cough syrup among Nigerian youth and women. NDLEA Chairman, retired Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, said this while delivering Nigeria’s statement on ‘Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice and World Drug Problem’ at the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters, New York. Abdallah said: “Nigeria is witnessing a high level of abuse of tramadol and cough syrups containing codeine, especially by vulnerable youths and women. “This is a phenomenon common to many countries in the West-African sub-region which has ushered in a new level of transnational organised crimes. “As a result, a lot of national and sub-regional initiatives, including capacity develop...
Presidency For Appointing Ghost Workers To Head Board Positions
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Presidency For Appointing Ghost Workers To Head Board Positions

The Buhari presidency has acknowledged and apologised for the errors made in listing late Senator Francis Okpozu and two others among chairmen and members of boards of government agencies and parastatals. The President’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu admitted the errors and said “no human undertaking can be free of mistakes”. He said the errors identified with the list were not enough to describe the exercise as scandalous, insisting that “there is no scandal”. The President’s spokesman explained that the names of dead appointees in the list came about because the list had been compiled by the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir David Lawal. Garba Shehu said “the list has a history” which explained the controversy around it. He said, “In 2015, Mr. Presid...
NDLEA Nabs Two Grandmothers For Drug Trafficking At Lagos Airport
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NDLEA Nabs Two Grandmothers For Drug Trafficking At Lagos Airport

OFFICERS of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have foiled attempts by two grandmothers to unlawfully export narcotic drugs to New York, United States and Medina, Saudi Arabia. The suspects allegedly ingested one hundred and eight (108) wraps of substances that tested positive for heroin and cocaine during outward screening of passengers at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. The grandmothers blamed their involvement in drug trafficking on financial hardship. According to the NDLEA, the preliminary investigation revealed that this was the first time a grandmother of 60 years will ingest a whopping eighty-three wraps of narcotics. In addition, the second suspect was going to Saudi Arabia where drug trafficking attracts capital punishment. Her ...