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Breaking Bad’ Nigeria? Fear of a new narco-state

More and more meth labs are sprouting in Nigeria, stoking fears that the country will follow in the footsteps of Mexico In the early hours of a humid November morning, a 16-car convoy rolled into Obinugwu village in southeast Nigeria and stopped outside the iron gates of a non-descript house. More

Africa’s dark dividend: the emergent criminal economy

Michael Schimdt Africa’s criminal ecosystem has evolved from setting up beachheads in failed states to integrating itself into richer, more stable states with their greater money-laundering and transport opportunities The greater political freedom that has come to many African countries over the past three decades, and their opening to world markets, has

NAFDAC operatives seize 33 containers of Tramadol

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control has said that its operatives intercepted and seized 33 containers of Tramadol which were being conveyed to a yet-to-be-ascertained location in the country. The NAFDAC Director-General, Prof Christiana Adeyeye, disclosed this in Abuja while speaking at the National Chemical Security

Boko haram drug supply intercepted by NDLEA In Adamawa

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Adamawa State have intercepted about 1,316 tonnes of tramadol worth 20M, believed to be a supply for the Boko Haram terrorists. NDLEA Commander in the state, Mr Yakubu Kibo, revealed this to reporters on Friday in Yola, the state capital in

Bayelsa: NDLEA kicks as absence of Judge stalls trial

...Gladys Ovrahwah  The Bayelsa State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has decried the absence of the sitting Judge in  the Federal High Court Yenagoa. Bayelsa state commander of the NDLEA, Josephine Obi lamented on Monday,  while parading 64 persons in possession of over 38 kilograms of illicit drugs at

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