Saturday, September 21, 2019

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    ‘I started doing heavy drugs at 19’ — Justin Bieber speaks on struggles with fame, relationships

‘I started doing heavy drugs at 19’ — Justin Bieber speaks on struggles with fame, relationships

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    FUTO 4: Drug abuse and Nigerian youth

FUTO 4: Drug abuse and Nigerian youth

BY JEROME-MARIO UTOMII remember with nostalgia how participants at a focused group discussion held recently in Lagos, bemoaned infestation of our nation by social problems perpetrated consciously and unconsciously by her own people.  Warning that under this condition, it may be thought audacious to talk of creating a better society while we are still battling with the problems of battered economy arising from corruption, social [...]

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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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    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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    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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    From clean to cringe: The story of the Nigerian drug epidemic

From clean to cringe: The story of the Nigerian drug epidemic

A brief peep into our future, as a nation, could be not so rosy but what is particularly scary is an impending and perhaps inescapable, drug epidemic. What is scarier is how we seemingly, and rather disturbingly, play the ostrich at how huge this problem is or the devastating effects it promises. It is so prevalent to have become the [...]

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    Remi Tinubu: Women turning to drugs because their husbands aren’t making them happy

Remi Tinubu: Women turning to drugs because their husbands aren’t making them happy

Remi Tinubu, senator representing Lagos central, says women are turning to drugs because their husbands are not making them happy.Tinubu said this on the floor of the senate while contributing to a debate on a motion to check the rising menace of drug abuse among youth, especially in northern Nigeria.Baba Kaka Bashir, senator representing Borno central, and 40 lawmakers sponsored a bill on [...]

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    Infertility prevalent in Africa due to drug abuse, says expert

Infertility prevalent in Africa due to drug abuse, says expert

Infertility is prevalent in Africa due to the frequent use of non-prescribed medications which affect the reproductive organs, says Ifeoma Amugo, a medical consultant with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).Amugo said this in Abuja during the RCCG Women of Zion, FCT province 7 Sister’s Convention 2017. [...]

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