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The United Nations didn’t urge Nigeria to legalize Hashish, UNODC says

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The United Nations did not urge Nigeria to legalize Cannabis, UNODC says

The United Nations has distanced itself from the viral information claiming that the group referred to as for the legalization of hashish in Nigeria (learn here).

The United Nations workplace on Medication and Crime (UNODC) mentioned a press release made by representatives of the group throughout a go to to the Senate Committee on Medication and Narcotics in Abuja, was completely misquoted.

The group added that their presentation on the Senate Committee on Medication and Narcotics, Abuja, on March 26, was on “The necessity to verify the rising menace of pharmaceutical medication abuse amongst youth in Nigeria”. At no level did it name for the lealization of hashish in Nigeria, the UNODC mentioned in a press release.

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The United Nations Workplace on Medication and Crime (UNODC) has distanced the group from the information making the rounds that the group referred to as for the decriminalization of Hashish in Nigeria.

In a press release right this moment in Abuja the UNODC mentioned throughout its go to to Senate Committee on Medication and Narcotics, Abuja at which it made a presentation on the public listening to on ‘The necessity to verify the rising menace of pharmaceutical medication abuse amongst youth in Nigeria’ on 26 March, 2018, it by no means mentioned what was reported within the media.

Based on the Outreach and Communications Officer, Mr. Sylvester Atere, the information completely misquoted the UNODC views and warned that this might jeopardize the lengthy current relationship with Nigeria.

“To maintain the report straight, on invitation by the Senate Committee on Medication and Narcotics, UNODC made a presentation on the public listening to and reiterated the next suggestions contained in 2017 Worldwide Narcotics Management Board (INCB) report, the place the Board urges all Governments to:

  1. Collect information on prevalence of drug-use issues and the accessibility and utilization of remedy;

  2. Spend money on making remedy and rehabilitation evidence-based;

  3. Allocate ample sources to remedy and rehabilitation, the 2 main parts of demand discount;

  4. Pay explicit consideration to particular inhabitants teams;

  5. Share, nationally and internationally, greatest practices and construct capability;

  6. Stimulate analysis into new interventions.

 

On being requested particularly on hashish, he mentioned “our consultant clearly acknowledged that legalization of Hashish shouldn’t be supported by the three UN worldwide drug conventions (Single Conference on Narcotic Medication, 1961 as amended by the 1972 Protocol; Conference on Psychotropic Substances, 1971; UN conference towards Illicit Visitors in Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances 1988). The UNODC didn’t urge Nigeria to legalize hashish.”

  See hooked up our submission to the Senate Committee. We stay out there to debate this with you. I hope that you’ll take pressing motion on this challenge because it creates the fallacious impression of what the UN stands for and the help that we offer to Nigeria.

Kindly see annexed the correct delivered place of the UNODC on the above public listening to on the Senate with the hope that this may make clear the matter.

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APC Calls For Omo-Agege’s Prosecution Over Mace snatching

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned in totality, Wednesday’s attack on the Senate and the snatching on the Mace of the senate.

This is even as it has called on all security agencies to take all necessary actions to recover the stolen mace and ensure that the perpetrators and their sponsors are brought to justice.

In a statemnet issued by Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, National Publicity Secretary of the APC, the party said that the attack ammounted to an attack on the nation’s democracy.

“The attention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to the invasion of the Nigerian Senate by suspected thugs who disrupted Wednesday’s plenary and made away with the mace.

“The APC hereby condemns this action and views it as an attack on our democracy and a desecration of the hallowed institution of the National Assembly.

“We therefore call on security agencies to take all necessary actions to recover the stolen mace and ensure that the perpetrators and their sponsors are brought to justice.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Police has arrested Senator Ovie Omo Agege for leading the hoodlums into the Senate chamber during plenary to snatch the Mace which is the symbol of authority of the upper legislative chamber.

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Mace Theft: Police Arrest Senator Omo-Agege

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The lawmaker was suspended by the Senate for 90 days last week. He, however, attended the plenary today.

The Senate had accused him of leading the armed men who stormed the chamber and snatched the mace while plenary was on.

After the plenary, policemen ushered Omo-Agege from the door of the chamber into a waiting pickup van.

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Thugs Disrupt Senate Plenary, Steals Mace

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The Senate plenary was today disrupted after suspected thugs invaded the chamber and made away with the mace.

The incident happened few seconds after a suspended Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege entered the chamber.

About 10 suspected thugs who came to the venue with the senator forced their entrance into the chamber.

Seconds later, the thugs ran out of the chamber with the mace causing pandemonium in the Senate.

They left the National Assembly with the mace in a black SUV.

The mace is the symbol of authority of the parliament.

One of the security personnel at the entrance of the National Assembly said the thugs told him and other officers they were with the senator.

“We tried to stop them but they told us they were with him (Omo-Agege),” he said.

The Senate has accused a lawmaker, Ovie Omo-Agege, of leading hoodlums to seize the mace, which serves as the chamber’s symbol of authority.

In a statement after the incident on Wednesday, Senate spokesperson, Sabi Abdullahi, said the incident is an act of treason.

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