MAN CAUGHT WITH 17 BAGS OF INDIAN HEMP IN OGUN

The police in Ogun have arrested an alleged illegal substance dealer caught with 17 bags of suspected Marijuana. Daniel Elimuya, a resident of 9, General Hospital Street, Iyana-Ira in Agbara, was arrested around 6:30pm on July 28 at Ibafo. It was gathered that the suspect had starched the weeds inside a vehicle he rode in from Delta State enroute Lagos. The Nation gathered that the police received tip off on the vehicle and its content, laid ambush for the described vehicle with registration number GGE782EX and intercepted it. Confirming the…

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96 YR OLD ARRESTED FOR DEALING IN INDIAN HEMP IN ONDO

Peter Dada, Akure The Ondo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested a 95-year-old man, James Salihu for dealing in cannabis sativa popularly known as Indian hemp. Salihu was arrested on Wednesday by NDLEA detectives at Supare Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government Area of the A source in the NDLEA command stated that the suspect was apprehended following a tip-off from the community. He said “Salihu is a notorious drug addict and he has been operating in that community for many years without being…

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STOP SMOKING WEED, OBIANO TELLS POLICEMEN

Governor Willie Obiano who spoke during a lecture organised by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency to commemorate the 2019 International Day against Drug Abuse and Drug Trafficking in Awka, warned the Nigerian Police and other security operatives to stop smoking Indian hemp. Governor Willie Obiano who warned the police and others to stop smoking Indian hemp, stated that it will only damage them instead of helping them as they erroneously believed. The Anambra State Governor who traced the introduction of cannabis sativa into the country to the Second World…

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ONDO GOVERNOR SETS TONGUES WAGGING AGAIN, STRESSING BENEFITS OF MARIJUANA

Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has again advocated for the importance and benefits of cannabis sativa commonly known Indian hemp. Akeredolu made the call during a courtesy visit to his office in Alagbaka, Akure, the Ondo State capital by the Assistant Comptroller-General of Nigeria Prisons, Benson Oluwayiopese, who led participants of the Nigerian Prisons Service, NPS, Academy, Ijebu-Igbo to the state. According to the governor, who addressed the participants, who were on a five-day study tour in the state with the theme “Commercial Cannabis Growing in Ondo State: A…

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HOW SMUGGLERS HID 25MIL INDIAN HEMP INSIDE DEAD BODY- NCS

 Chijioke Jannah  The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme border area command, has intercepted 1,682 parcels of cannabis sativa (Indian hemp) worth over N25,290,000 which were concealed in a dead body. The Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the command, Comptroller Mohammed Garba, disclosed this at a press briefing in Lagos yesterday. He said that the banned substance was smuggled into Nigeria through the border. According to Garba, a vehicle carrying the corpse was stopped on the Owode-Apa Road by customs intelligent officers, who suspected that something was hidden on the dead…

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JOSEPH AFE BABALOLA UNIVERSITY EXPELS OVER 100 STUDENTS OVER INDIAN HEMP, OTHERS

Peter Dada, Akure Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji Arakeji, Osun State has reportedly expelled no fewer than 100 students over alleged offences contravening the rules and regulations of the institution. Some of the offences allegedly committed by the affected students included the use of drugs and India hemp and non-payment of school fees, among others. The university was shut for two weeks in May after a protest by the students against alleged insecurity on the campus. On resumption, the Christ Apostolic Church-owned university asked some students not to return to…

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MARIJUANA DELAYS CONCEPTION, REDUCES SPERM COUNT – RESEARCHERS

Scientists in Canada have raised the alarm over negative health impact that marijuana could have on reproductive health, saying evidence has linked it with decreased sperm counts. The researchers at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada, said marijuana use hampered ovulation and reduced the odds of conception. This is coming on the heels of current developments in which marijuana also known as cannabis has become legalised in many states in the United States (US) where it is now being used for the treatment of several diseases. There had also been…

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NLC ATTACKS ONDO GOVERNOR OVER CALL FOR LEGISLATION OF CANNABIS

By Michael Eboh ABUJA—THE National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, yesterday, denounced plans by the Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, to begin the cultivation of Cannabis Sativa for medicinal and commercial purposes. Akeredolu In a statement in Abuja, Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Col. Muhammad Abdallah (retd), reminded the governor that Nigeria remained opposed to the legalisation and decriminialisation of cannabis, in line with the constitution of the country. Abdallah denied claims that he had visited Thailand with Akeredolu to learn how to grow Cannabis sativa for medicinal purpose…

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AKEREDOLU PRESENTS STANCE ON MARIJUANA CULTIVATION AFTER ARRIVAL FROM THAILAND

The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has shed more light on his trip to Thailand for Medicinal Cannabis Extract Development in Ondo State. Akeredolu who spoke with Government House Reporters at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, shortly after his arrival from Thailand, explained that the focus of his administration is on medical Cannabis cultivation in controlled areas under the full supervision of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). He refuted the rumour making the rounds that government was encouraging cannabis cultivation, noting that government was only looking at…

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