Saturday, 9th December 2023

Drug Abuse

3 Dec
A consultant psychiatrist at the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Dr. Olajumoke Koyejo, has raised concern over the growing rate of psychoactive substance use among the youths, noting that about 300 patients in the hospital were diagnosed of substance use.
9 Nov
The family, school system, faith-based organisations, community groups, traditional institutions and government have been urged to collectively save Nigeria from the destructive impact of substance abuse by its young population.
7 Nov
Zamfara State Governor, Dauda Lawal, has pledged full support to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in the fight against drug abuse in the state. The Governor made the pledge during a courtesy visit by the NDLEA Zamfara Commandant at the Government House. A statement by the Governor’s spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, disclosed that…
4 Nov
Nigerian rap prodigy, Olarenwaju Ogunmefun, better known as Vector, has lent his voice to the ongoing war against drug abuse and addiction in the country, especially among young people.
21 Oct
The Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People's Party (NNPP) in the 2023 general elections, Engr. Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso, on Friday, warned beneficiaries of Kano State foreign sponsorship to resist any temptation that will lure them into drug ...
16 Oct
About 312 students drawn from 21 secondary schools in Lagos were imparted with nuggets that would enable them to live a fulfilled life. At the programme themed: “Youth for the future: Power of focus,” organised by Healing Heart Foundation (HHF), the Founder, Mrs. Sophy Mbanisi, said the event was to draw the children’s attention to…
16 Sep
Isimmiri (not his real name) visited a provisions shop where he is a regular customer in Ilasamaja, a suburb in Lagos State. He sat down, put his hand in his pocket and brought out a cigarette-like stick. He lit it, drew a puff of the substance twice and immediately became abnormal. He stood up slowly, tried to walk but could not steady his gait.
1 Sep
Gov. Umaru Bago of Niger has expressed concern over rising cases of substance abuse and restiveness among youths in the state and the country at large. He commended the YOWINCAN for the initiative. Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Niger, Rev. Bulus Yohanna, lauded the youth wing of the association for bringing relevant…
1 Sep
Everything appeared surreal – like a brash scene in a Nollywood movie. Beautiful 15-year-old Desola Jenkins stood up in the middle of the classroom as the Biology teacher discussed the theory of evolution with the students.
30 Aug
A mental health advocate, Mr Anegbode Odion, has cautioned the youth to desist from drug abuse in the interest of their mental health. Odion, the Vice-President of Heritage Advancement Forum (HAF), gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos. He warned that youths should stop abusing…
26 Aug
The Kano State Commissioner for Higher Education, Dr Yusuf Kofarmata, has advised students of Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil, to avoid drug abuse
18 Aug
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has partnered the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to fight drug abuse in Yobe State.


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