Meet the man keeping Seme border safe

In a bid to boost rice production in Nigeria and pave the way to a self-reliant nation, President Muhammadu Buhari shut the country’s land borders sending rice farmers into overdrive nationwide. It was time to take Nigeria back from foreign…

Company denies involvement in ambulance usage for conveying illegal tramadol

…says vehicle was hijacked illegally …backs further investigation, suspends driver Medbury Medical Services, owner of the ambulance illegally used to convey 10 cartons of stolen tramadol, has denied involvement. The company, in a statement on Thursday, said that the driver…

Kirikiri is not for human beings. Believe me, I just got out…(concluding part)

Kirikiri is not for human beings. Believe me, I just got out… In the cell, there are levels; there are eight bunk beds and these are allocated according to your level in the cell. The highest level is the Cell…

Police intercept 303 cartons of Tramadol in Kano, arrest five (Punch)

The Kano State Police Command on Friday intercepted 303 cartons of hard drugs suspected to be Tramadol tablets. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Wakili, disclosed this to journalists in Kano, the News Agency of Nigeria reported. Wakali explained that…

Here’s why substance abuse will kill you

…and a peek at what MTN ASAP is about to do in Rivers State to avoid it Scenes from the ‘Area Boy’ play that is centred around themes of substance abuse. Did you know that in 1985, outside the Kirikiri Maximum Prison, 3 young Nigerians were…

Tramadol: Drug abuse in Nigeria now UN Security Council concern (Nation)

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says Nigeria, and West and Central Africa face “disruptive and destabilising” new trends regarding drug trafficking, drug use and other crimes. The Executive Director of UNODC, Mr Yury Fedotov, said this…

NAFDAC, customs seize tramadol worth N193bn in one year (Punch)

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control says it has confiscated containers of tramadol with a street value of N193bn. In a statement by the Director-General of the agency, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, the seizures were made during…

NDLEA intercepts 12 containers of Tramadol at Lagos port (Punch)

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has intercepted over 340 million tablets of Tramadol stashed in 12 containers at the Apapa Port in Lagos. The agency said the contraband, which has been on its watch list since November, 2017, was…

How to end drug abuse in Lagos, residents tell Gov Ambode

Codeine, Tramadol and other drugs taken to get high are ravaging the country, taking down young and old alike. Lagos has perhaps the largest concentration of Nigerians mot of them young people whose future is at stake because of drug…

See what the Pacesetters series did to Nigeria’s reading culture -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

I am an ancient man. At a night party back then in Surulere, Lagos the emcee was making a big deal of introducing me only for a sharp beautiful girl to cut in and introduce me sharply as Lord Lugard!…

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