Sunday, September 23, 2018

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    What manner of society is this?

What manner of society is this?

BY AMIRU HALILUI am somewhat discomposed and sadness stuffed inside of me because my society is degenerating before our eyes; my generation is rotting and very few of us seem to raise an eyebrow about this worrisome decadence. Immorality, perhaps all kinds of anti-social behavior proceed forward in our society. There is a bomb within the society that is about [...]

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    Tramadol, codeine abuse: Reps seek N2m fine, two-year jail-term for offenders

Tramadol, codeine abuse: Reps seek N2m fine, two-year jail-term for offenders

The house of representatives has proposed a fine of N2 million and a two-year jail term for organisations that will go against the ban on Tramadol and Codeine in the country.Individual offenders, according to the proposal, will be liable to N500,000 fine and two years imprisonment or both on conviction.A bill on it also stipulates that in the case of [...]

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    Sweet codeine, bitter responses, and our sour problems!

Sweet codeine, bitter responses, and our sour problems!

BY DEMILADE OSOTEKUFollowing the release of the BBC Africa Documentary ‘Sweet Sweet Codeine: Nigeria Cough Syrup Crisis,’ there has been a loud outcry by the public. Drug and substance abuse is not a new problem in Nigeria; as far back as 1992, academic studies have shown that about 70% of school-aged children in Nigeria abuse drugs.The Nigerian senate reported [...]

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    NAFDAC reopens pharmaceutical companies shut over sale of codeine syrup

NAFDAC reopens pharmaceutical companies shut over sale of codeine syrup

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has lifted the shutdown order on three pharmaceutical companies that were implicated in the illegal manufacture and distribution of codeine-containing syrup.The three companies, Peace Standard Pharmaceutical Limited, Adewole Industrial Estate, Lubcon Avenue, Ilorin, Kwara State; Bioraj Pharmaceutical Limited, Kaima Road, Ilorin and Emzor Pharmaceuticals Industrial Limited, Ajao Estate, Lagos, [...]

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    NDLEA arrests 17 for ‘smuggling codeine’ in Kwara

NDLEA arrests 17 for ‘smuggling codeine’ in Kwara

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kwara has arrested 17 suspects while trying to smuggle codeine to some parts of the state.This comes about a week after the federal government banned the importation and production of the substance over its abuse.Addressing journalists on Thursday, Onah Ogilegwu, NDLEA commandant in Kwara, said 13 of the suspects were arrested with [...]

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    INTERVIEW: I risked my life to expose ‘codeine cartel’, says Soyinka, BBC editor

INTERVIEW: I risked my life to expose ‘codeine cartel’, says Soyinka, BBC editor

If you are yet to read about or watch the documentary entitled 'Sweet Sweet Codeine', perhaps you haven't been on social media or moved close to the television in recent times. In a five-month undercover investigation, Adejuwon Soyinka, editor of BBC Pidgin, and Ruona Meyer, a BBC correspondent, led a team of reporters across the country, interacting with victims of [...]

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    Lagos rolls out strategy to tackle drug abuse, says ‘codeine is just one of many’

Lagos rolls out strategy to tackle drug abuse, says ‘codeine is just one of many’

The Lagos state government says it has updated its mental health policy to address the prevalence of drug abuse.This comes after a BBC investigative report on Codeine abuse among youths and the eventual mental illness in some victims.The federal fovernment had on Tuesday directed the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to stop further issuance of permits [...]

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    Following drug abuse, FG bans cough syrup containing codeine

Following drug abuse, FG bans cough syrup containing codeine

The federal government has banned the production and importation of codeine in the country.Isaac Adewole, minister of health, gave the directive to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Tuesday, a day after a BBC documentary exposed the abuse of the syrup.WHAT IS CODEINE?It is a substance used in treating pain and cough. It [...]

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