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16 Jan 2019
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…
10 Jan 2019
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…
5 Jan 2019
Funmilola Olorunfemi is a lecturer at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria.
15 Oct 2018
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…
5 Jul 2018
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.
26 Jun 2018
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.
21 Jun 2018
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…
21 Jun 2018
Mr. Albert Kelong Alkali is a consultant pharmacist and outgoing Chairman of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN). Alkali, a fellow of the West African Post-graduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP) and former Chairman of the ACPN Federal Capital Territory (FCT), in a chat with journalists proffered solutions on how reduce the menace of…
21 Jun 2018
A non-governmental and human rights body, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) says it has found out that the outright ban on the production of codeine cough syrup in Nigeria has not stopped the phenomenal abuses of many other medicines by some unruly young persons around the country just as it has faulted the…
18 Jun 2018
On Thursday evening, I was with some friends and the issue of codeine came up. We discussed the BBC undercover video, the addiction, why it is presumably more prevalent in the Northern part of the country, if it’s ban by the government and the closure of Emzor and other companies by NAFDAC was reasonable and…
27 May 2018
Stakeholders, yesterday, converged in Abuja from over eight states across the country to demand an end to drug abuse.
20 May 2018
On May 1st, BBC's Africa Eye released an investigative documentary, Sweet Sweet Codeine. It showcased the illegal supply chain and impact of one of Nigeria’s cheapest and most accessible street drugs: codeine. A painkiller and major ingredient of cough syrups, codeine has played the Pied Piper of abuse and addiction to thousands of Nigerians. These…

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