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2 Apr 2019
The United States government has pledged to support the Silec Initiatives campaign in its fight against drug and opioid abuse in Nigeria. Founder/President of Silec Initiatives, Sunny Irakpo, has also been selected to participate in the U.S. International Leadership Exchange Programme of the U.S Department of States. The programme, which is held yearly, has seen…
30 Mar 2019
The Nigeria Policing Programme (NPP) has called for the adoption of parents and community members as a holistic approach to tackle the rising menace of cultism and drug abuse in the country. Engaging families and the grassroots are pertinent, as it would yield positive outcome in the reduction of criminal activities and other negative impact…
27 Mar 2019
The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd), has called for strong collaboration among agencies of government to rid the country of fake drugs. Ali said this yesterday in Abuja at the 25th anniversary celebration of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). He lamented that the menace of drug abuse…
22 Mar 2019
A United States of America based healthcare facility entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer of Kinghaven Counseling Group, Inc, Chief Shegun Olagundoye, has counselled Nigerian youth to shun substance abuse in order to live a decent life and to avoid costly medical treatment that illicit drugs intake often result to. "We need to consistently counsel our…
20 Mar 2019
Reports say about 3 million codeine-containing cough preparations are consumed daily in Kano and about 6 million bottles in the Northwest; it is reported that 40% of Nigerian youths engage in drug abuse. ‘High’, a stage play, is set to dramatize the phenomena of drug abuse and prescription medication in Nigeria. This contemporary new play…
23 Feb 2019
Embattled Hollywood actor, Jussie Smollett reportedly told police he has an untreated drug problem following his recent arrest and subsequent bail. It is not yet known whether the "Empire" star might try to use the claim to at least get any potential prison sentence reduced. It is gathered that Smollett revealed his alleged drug problem…
16 Feb 2019
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…
13 Jan 2019
Vice Chancellor, Igbinedion University, Okada (IUO), Prof Lawrence Ezemonye has tasked matriculating students of the institution to work hard and be good ambassadors. Ezemonye called on the students to faithfully observe all rules and regulations, as well as conduct themselves properly. He cautioned against acts of social vices, cultism or clandestine society. He assured that…
10 Jan 2019
The recent household drug use survey revealed that prescription drug abuse is a fast-emerging public health problem that has led to increasing poly-drug use amongst drug dependent persons. It is undermining all efforts to deepen socio-economic development and is associated with crime and lawlessness. Indeed, every year millions of young Nigerians ages between 10-25, are…
6 Jan 2019
In recent times, news of substance abuse among youths and adults has continued to filter out from virtually every part of the country.For instance, not long ago, a teenager, who was an apprentice vulcaniser gave up the ghost after taking an undisclosed number of Tramadol tablets...
1 Jan 2019
Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, has blamed foreign culture for social vices like drug abuse and corruption in Nigeria. Dalung stated this on Sunday at Tarok Cultural Carnival organised by Ntim Otarok Cultural Association (NOCA), in Mabudi, Langtang South Council of Plateau State, with the theme ‘Promoting and Sustaining Tarok Culture in…
31 Dec 2018
The Youths for New Nigeria (YNN) and Ijebu-Jesa Student’s Union have warned that the growing incidence of drug abuse and misuse in the country could pose grave danger to lives and property. They noted that if the situation is not urgently tackled before it gets out of hand, the country stands the risk of losing…

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