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16 May 2018
The misuse and abuse of, and overindulgence in drugs have become a common occurrence in all age groups but more prevalent in adolescents and adults. Some become addicted to certain drugs unconsciously and some consciously. To abuse a drug simply means to use a drug for non-medical purposes. For example, taking a drug only for…
13 May 2018
Adejuwon Soyinka, Editor, BBC Pidgin Service, is a multiple award-winning journalist. His recent undercover documentary titled, Sweet Sweet Codeine, with Ruona Meyer, has instigated discussions at different segments of Nigerian society — from pharmaceutical companies to law enforcement agencies, drug administration, and parents. The documentary unearthed issues, which before now have been handled at different…
10 May 2018
The Basic Registry and Information System in Nigeria (BRISIN) has called for urgent sensitisation against the use of pit latrine because many youths now sniff latrines as substitute for codeine.
10 May 2018
The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and the Nigeria Representative of Overseas Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NIROPHARM) have blamed weak regulatory control and extremely poor funding of regulatory agencies for the ongoing drug abuse crisis in the country. Immediate Past President of PSN and member of the Executive Council of the Society, Olumide Akintayo, yesterday told The…
6 May 2018
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), last week, further made an inroad into broadcasting and investigative journalism in Africa with the launch of Africa Eye and the screening of Sweet Sweet Codeine...
21 Apr 2018
At the beginning of 2018, indigenous rap powerhouse and YNBL boss Olamide released Science Student, his first single of the year that ignited a controversy for its seeming glorification of hard drugs. Catchy and blippy, and full of Olamide's playful lyrical imprints, the rapper had designed Science Student as a social corrective, speaking directly to…
25 Jan 2018
Worried by the increasing cases of abuse of drugs among the populace, the Federal Government has set up a committee to review the continuous usage of codeine, Tramadol and other related substances in the county.
3 Feb 2017
There have been instances where the addicts drink 3-5 bottles of cough syrup at a time in order to get high. In the Northern states, there have been tales of wives that drink approximately two bottles daily...
9 Jul 2016
Superintendent of Narcotics, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Lagos State Command, Musa Aliyu, has lamented the high level of drug abuse and how it affects the youths negatively.

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