Showing posts with label Drug. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Drug. Show all posts

Friday, August 29, 2014

Ebola Drug Zmapp Confirmed 100% Effective in Treating Infected Monkeys

Hopes of a breakthrough in the fight against Ebola have been raised by the 100 per cent successful treatment of monkeys with the deadly disease. According to a new research published in a special report on Nature journal's website, the experimental drug ZMapp cured the animals even when administered five days after infection, while they were displaying severe symptoms. All 18 rhesus macaques made a complete recovery, in contrast to three other untreated monkeys that quickly fell seriously ill and died.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Liberia to give two doctors trial drug

Liberia said on Tuesday it would treat two infected doctors with the scarce experimental Ebola drug ZMapp, the first Africans to receive the treatment, while authorities in Spain said a 75-year-old priest had died of the disease, Reuters reports.
The death toll from the worst ever outbreak of the highly contagious disease has climbed to 1,013 since it was discovered in remote southeastern Guinea in March, according to the World Health Organisation.  It said ZMapp doses were very scarce, raising ethical questions of who should have priority.  Spanish authorities said a 75-year-old Spanish priest who contracted Ebola in Liberia had died. The government had announced on Sunday that Miguel Pajares, the first European infected by the strain, would also be treated with ZMapp manufactured by California-based Mapp Biopharmaceutical.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

NDLEA nabs 11 school children over drug abuse and trafficking

Eleven secondary school students and a resort manager were recently arrested in Kaduna by officials of the Kaduna State National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, after being caught in a resort taking Psychotropic substances.
NDLEA Kaduna State Commander, Mohammed Jibrin made this revelation at The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking programme which held in Kaduna yesterday, June 24th. 

Friday, February 28, 2014

NDLEA arrests Ghanaian comedian for drug ingestion

A Ghanaian comedian, Musah Iddrisu, and a Congolese, Inana Cedrick, have been arrested the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

Iddrisu and Cedrick were arrested during the inward and outward screening of Ethiopian airline passengers respectively at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Friday, November 22, 2013

One of Mexico’s most wanted Alleged drug Master’s Son Arrested at US Border.

(AP)The U.S. attorney’s office in San Diego says the son of one of Mexico’s most wanted drug lords has been arrested on drug trafficking charges while entering the United States.  Spokeswoman Kelly Thornton says Serafin Zambada was arrested Wednesday while crossing the border in Nogales, Ariz., with his wife, who was detained and released.  Zambada is scheduled to appear before a federal judge in Tucson on Monday. Prosecutors plan to ask that he be sent to San Diego to face charges.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Video: $-xey Lady Runs Completely Mad After Taking Hard Drug ( Pls say NO To Drugs)
 Woman works angry in Port Harcourt Town after taking difficult medications early before Gambia Road behind Village Home (Mr. Biggs). “SAY NO TO HARD DRUGS

Monday, October 28, 2013

158 Cocaine Drug Lord & Addicts Arrested In Kebbi State

Days after the arrest of 98 drug addicts in Ebonyi state, NDLEA has announced additional arrest of 158 drug baron and users in the north-western state of Kebbi. Based on Nigeria‘s National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, an aggressive campaign is ongoing to eliminate illegal drug dealers and addicts on the streets.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Scandal: Usain Bolt facing Olympic Ban Over Drug Scandal

Jamaica's athletes, including sprint star Usain Bolt, might be banned from major events like the Olympics due to the county's handling of recent drug scandals, based on Tuesday's Daily Telegraph.

World Anti-Doping Agency president John Fahey, in an interview with the paper, accused Jamaica of "farcical" behaviour in its attempts to defer an extraordinary audit of its anti-doping programme until next year.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

GRAPHIC PHOTOS: Drug-users Eaten Alive By Flesh-eating Illness Caused By Homemade Heroin Substitute

The first cases of a terrifying new drug called 'Krokodil' that eats flesh from the inside out, is flammable and leaves addicts with reptilian-like skin have been reported this week in Arizona and the state fears the beginning of an epidemic.
It was first encountered by Banner's Poison Control Centre when two drug addicts arrived in emergency rooms with their flesh hanging off their body, exposing bone or with skin resembling that of a crocodile, hence its name.
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A suspected drug addict goes berserk, stabbing 6 people.

Nigerian Drug Addict Ran Mad, Stabbed 6 People In Jigawa State
One of the victims, a 40-year old man, died from the injuries he sustained during the attack.
The incident happened in the Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the incident which occurred in the Ausar Quarters of Ringim town also left five people injured.
The victim was identified as Magaji Ringim, as a staff of the School of Legal Studies in Ringim.
Bala Shehu, a resident of the area, told NAN the suspected killer, popularly known as “AKT”, had been well known as a thug in the area.
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Thursday, August 8, 2013

My father was a gambler, drug addict – Godogodo

  Godogodo who has terrorized the zone for over 14 years, leading most bank robberies and other deadly operations, told Vanguard, yesterday, during an interview at the state Police Command headquarters, Ikeja, Lagos, that his parents abandoned him at an early age to fend for himself.

The 36-year-old man, who spoke in emotional laden voice, said he was the eldest of the children and his mother who he said was a sickler, died from her sickness.

My father was a wayward man

“My father was a wayward man. He was a drug addict and a gambler. My mother was a sickler and she died after giving birth to my youngest brother.
“But my father, who got married to another woman, didn’t bother to take care of me. As a little child I struggled through primary school, picking bottles, iron and rubber from refuse dump.
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Friday, June 14, 2013

Terrible: Nigerian Man To Be Hanged For Drug Trafficking in Malaysia

Nigerian man was sentenced to death by hanging by the High Court here today after being found guilty oftrafficking in 1124.10gms of methamphetamine at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, two years ago.
Anoliefo Peter Ndubuisi, 36, committed the offence at the airport Customs inspection counter at 4pm on July 30, 2011. Justice Noor Azian Shaari in her judgement on Friday, said Anoliefo’s defence saying that he was not aware of the presence of the drugs inside the 13 bottles of hair cream he was asked to carry by a friend whom he knew for only two days, was not logical.
Deputy public prosecutor Aida Mastura Mohamed Aman called 16 witnesses at the prosecution hearing while counsel James George called only one witness during the defence’s trial.
Source: the star

Thursday, May 30, 2013

AGAIN!! Two Drug Trafficking Nabbed at Lagos Airport

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) yesterday at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos arrested two men in connection with unlawful exportation of narcotic drugs.
The first suspect was arrested with 3.700kg of narcotics hidden in a false bottom of luggage.
The drug, according to a statement by the Head, NDLEA Public Affairs, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, was detected during the outward clearance of Arik Air passengers to Monrovia.
The second suspect, Ifeanyi Okafor, was arrested with two kilogrammes of cannabis concealed in dried bitter leaf during the search of goods meant for export on board Qatar airline flight.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sunny Ade's guitarist sentenced to 3yrs in prison for drug trafficking

King Sunny Ade's ex-guitarist, Fatoke Abiodun, was yesterday May 14th sentenced to three years imprisonment at a Federal High Court in Lagos for drug trafficking.

The 62 year old veteran guitarist was arrested on Tuesday January 1st 2013 with 1.575kg of cocaine while trying to board an Air France flight to Italy at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. The drug was discovered in the false bottom of his luggage during the screening of passengers to Italy. Fakoke pled guilty to one count of unlawful exportation of cocaine.

He played for King Sunny Ade for 30 years before he was unceremoniously retired in 2007.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Four varsity students paraded for drug trafficking

•Police recover 33 stolen vehicles
The Imo State Police Command yesterday paraded three undergraduates of the North American University based in Cotonou, Republic of Benin and two others for being in possession of substances suspected to be hard drugs.
The suspects, who smuggled the narcotics neatly wrapped with plastic tapes, were apprehended when they were about to sell the drugs at Nekede in Owerri West Local Government Area.
The command also recovered 33 stolen vehicles and 12 motorcycles in the last two months. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Musa Katsina, said that the university undergraduates were arrested with nine compressed parcels suspected to be hard drugs by the command’s Ambush Squad following a tip off.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Too Many Drug Types Are Compromising Heart Health: Doctors

Too Many Drug Types Are Compromising Heart Health: Doctors

The criticism was voiced by a number of leading heart doctors who attended the annual scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology, held on March 9-11 in San Francisco. They said eliminating certain drugs could potentially improve care without compromising treatment. Evidence is growing that some medications are not effective.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Nigerian Terrorist Group, Boko Haram Funded By Latin America Drug Gang – Report

There are indications that terrorist groups, Boko Haram and Ansaru, are being funded by drug cartels in Latin America, a report has revealed.

The report entitled, “Terrorism in Northern Africa and the Sahel in 2012: Global Reach and Implications,” is an update on five earlier studies.

Published by the Director, Inter-University Centre for Terrorism Studies, USA, Yonah Alexander, in February 2013, the report suggested that Al-Qaida in Islamic Maghreb, had aligned with many other groups in order to expand its sources of funding.

Intelligence reports have in the past identified a strong link between AQIM and Boko Haram with the newly emerging Ansaru.

Where Are The Convicted Drug Dealers

The sundry abuses of our country’s criminal justice system need to be confronted by all stakeholders. Unfortunately, governments at the federal and state levels are the chief culprits because of their lackadaisical attitudes to the responsibilities of the state in the process. Matters are not helped by some officials in the criminal justice system who collude with criminals to ridicule the system. These include investigators, prosecutors and custodians of accused persons and convicts.
Recently, rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN, raised an incredulous alarm that 197 persons convicted for drug trafficking offences, are not serving their prison terms. But, as unbelievable as the report seemed, the allegation was substantiated by a committee set up by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, headed by Justice Gilbert Obayan, in 2006. According to the committee, ‘out of 143 drug convicts for the year 2006, 96 of them were never brought to prison. Similarly, another 101 drug convicts for the year 2005 were never brought to the prison, bringing the total convict evading jail to 197 within this period’.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Girl who lost 90% of skin after Taking Children's Drug wins $63 Million

A teenager who went blind and lost 90% of her skin after suffering a horrifying allergic reaction to the pain reliever Children's Motrin has won $63 million in compensation. Samantha Reckis was only 7 when she took the children's ibuprofen, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, around Thanksgiving 2003 to ward off the symptoms of a fever.
But rather than heal her, the drug induced toxic epidermal necrolysis — a potentially fatal condition that causes the top layer of skin, the epidermis, to detach from the lower layers. The rare ailment kills 40% of those diagnosed with it — and comes from a severe allergic reaction to medications such as barbiturates, penicillins and sulphonamides.

Baba Suwe drug saga: NDLEA appeals N25 million court judgment

The Court of Appeal in Lagos is to hear arguments today on the appeal by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency against the judgment ordering it to pay N25m as damages to Yoruba actor, Babatunde Omidina, aka Baba Suwe in 2011 for keeping him in custody beyond the legal time limit on the suspicion of drug ingestion.
The agency was also ordered to apologise to Baba Suwe publicly on “conspicuous pages of two national daily newspapers” but the NDLEA insisted in its appeal that keeping the actor in custody between October 12 and 21, 2011 on the suspicion that the drug was ingested did not violate his rights.
According to reports, the hearing has come more than one year after the NDLEA filed its notice of appeal against the judgment delivered by a Lagos High Court, Ikeja on November 24, 2011.


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