Police seize container tramadol, codeine in Lagos
Police detectives in Apapa Area Command of Lagos State have intercepted a 40-foot container laden with drugs suspected to be tramadol and codeine. The container was intercepted on water and taken to a bonded terminal in Apapa. A team of officers from Customs and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) joined the Area B…
Emir of Kano hails ban of codeine, others
The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has commended the Federal Government for banning some hard drugs.
FUTO 4: Drug abuse and Nigerian youth
I remember with nostalgia how participants at a focused group discussion held recently in Lagos, bemoaned infestation of our nation by social problems perpetrated consciously and unconsciously by her own people. Warning that under this condition, it may be thought audacious to talk of creating a better society while we are still battling with the problems of battered economy arising…
‘Despite the ban on codeine, it is still sold in open markets’
Mosunmola Dosunmu is a community pharmacist and Publicity Secretary, Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria, Lagos chapter. The Ahmadu Bello University graduate of Pharmacy has been practicing for the past 23 years and runs her own business in Lagos. In this interview with GERALDINE AKUTU, she opens up on her RX project, the challenges facing…
14.3m Nigerians aged 15 to 64 years abused drugs in 2018, says UNODC report
No fewer than 14.3 million people (14.4 per cent of Nigerian’s population) in the age group of 15 to 64 years abused drugs such as tramadol, codeine and cannabis in 2018.
Mental health crisis: Matters arising
At her retirement ceremony as Lagos State Head of Service, Mrs. Folashade Adesoye raised an alarm over the number of civil servants with mental health challenges in the service. Putting the figure at 100, 000, she called for an urgent action to deal with the menace. Her alarm must have been caused by reports of…
Family takes NDLEA to court over son’s death, demands N660m
A distraught father, Pa. Michael Ehigie, has dragged the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to the Federal High Court, Akure, demanding N660 million as compensation over alleged extra-judicial killing of their son, Mr. Uyi Ehigie. The 62-year-old father of the deceased, who is the plaintiff in the suit, alleged that his son was on…
‘It is quite disheartening to see smart, young, vibrant Nigerians unemployed’
Funmilola Olorunfemi is a lecturer at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria.
Son Of Woman Whose Leg Was Crushed By Codeine Influenced Men Speaks Out
The son of the woman whose leg was crushed by boys high on codeine has spoken out. The incident which happened Isaac Ogunlolu street, New Oko Oba in Lagos state has left the woman in pains at the Igbobi General Hospital, her son who identifies as OLAJESUYIMIKA @uncensoredIII. According to him, she has been in…
NAFDAC urges NASS to speed up amendment of laws on counterfeit drugs, substances
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, (NAFDAC) has urged the National Assembly to speed-up the amendment of laws to address the dangerous trend of counterfeiting and destruction of innocent lives.
NDLEA arrests 443 drug suspects, seizes 2,553 liters of codeine syrup
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested 443 persons for alleged drugs related offences in Katsina State between January and June this year.
Challenges of tackling prescription medicines’ abuse, other psychoactive substances, by NAFDAC
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has expressed concerns about the abuse of prescription medicines and other psychoactive substances not under international control. The fundamental objective of the drug control conventions is to achieve a balance between ensuring availability for medical and scientific purposes and preventing diversion to illicit use…