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15 Jul 2018
A resident doctor at Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Dr Raliat Akerele has called on government to take enlightenment campaign on the dangers of drug abuse to schools across the country. “Enlightenment campaigns should be taken to primary, secondary schools up to tertiary level, as the task of sensitizing the youth on the dangers of drug abuse…
6 Jul 2018
A survey conducted by CLEEN Foundation in 12 states across three geo-political zones, has revealed that hate speech is leading in factors that could cause electoral violence in 2019. In the report, which was released yesterday in Abuja, 84 per cent of respondents affirmed hate speech, while 83 per cent believed that the use of…
23 Jun 2018
The increasing involvement of women in drug abuse, especially in Abuja has been described as frightening and worrisome, requiring concerted efforts and commitment by all, FCT Minister, Muhammed Musa Bello has said.
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
Pharmacists, under the aegis of the Board of Fellow (BoF) of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), have promised to unveil strategies for combating drug abuse at their mid-year meeting scheduled from Tuesday, June 26 to Thursday, June 28, 2018. The pharmacists, at a press briefing in Lagos yesterday, said over 90 per cent of…
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…
31 May 2018
To create awareness on drug abuse, mental health and mark its one year anniversary, Tranquil and Quest in conjunction with Victoria Garden City Property Owners and Residents Association (VGCPORA) organised an awareness programme to address the scourge. Tranquil and Quest is a mental health facility offering a range of health services centred on mental health…
31 May 2018
“AS for me, I hardly get hungry when I take Tramadol and I think that is what caused my weight lost. I used to take 100 milligram (mg) but now I do not feel it again. If I want to feel the effect, I will consider from 200mg and above,” Nnaemeka Ikechukwu said. Tramadol is…
28 May 2018
Members of the Christian Bikers Association of Nigeria yesterday advocated strong policies to end drug abuse in the country. The stakeholders from across eight states of the country, who met in Abuja, lamented that the Federal Government was yet to properly tackle drug abuse in the country. Leader of the group, Akinfe Samuel Babatunde, said…
27 May 2018
Stakeholders, yesterday, converged in Abuja from over eight states across the country to demand an end to drug abuse.
14 May 2018
Katsina State House of Assembly says it is committed to enacting and amending the relevant laws that will curtail drug trafficking, abuse and consumption in the state. Abubakar Kusada, the Speaker of the Assembly, made this known in Daura on Monday when he addressed hundreds of people at the naming ceremony in the residence of…
14 May 2018
About 3, 514 candidates out of the 53, 513 admission seekers who chose the University of Ibadan (UI) recently took the matriculation oath with a call on them to shun drug abuse and all forms of violence on campus.

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