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Dolapo Osinbajo Urges Women To Intensify War Against Drug Abuse, Hunger

Dolapo Osinbajo Urges Women To Intensify War Against Drug Abuse, Hunger

 The wife of the acting President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, has urged women in the country to be at the forefront of the war against drug abuse, hunger, rape and other vices that hinder the growth of children, adding that women should also champion the course against the female genital mutilation, child labour and girl-child-out-of school. […]

Minister Raises Alarm Over Drug Abuse Among Women

Minister Raises  Alarm Over Drug Abuse Among Women

 The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCTA), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has described as frightening, the increase in the number of women who abuse drugs and are addiction to such in the society. Speaking at a one-day workshop on ‘Women and Substance Abuse: Implications for Building a Better Society,’ in Abuja yesterday, the minister […]

Delta Youths Mix Methylated Spirit, Soft Drink To “Get High”

Delta Youths Mix Methylated Spirit, Soft Drink To “Get High”

YOUTHS  at Ughelli and environs in Delta State have resorted to blending methylated spirit and other chemicals with soft drinks to “get high.” Methylated spirit, also called denatured alcohol or denatured rectified spirit, is ethanol that has additives to make it poisonous, bad tasting, foul smelling or nauseating, to discourage recreational consumption. In some cases […]

Drug Abuse Among Women Alarms Northern Traditional Rulers

Drug Abuse Among Women Alarms Northern Traditional Rulers

The Northern Traditional Rulers Council has expressed concern over the ‘alarming’ rate of drug abuse and drug addiction particularly among women and youths and called for the enforcement of laws on sales of drugs. This formed part of the resolution stated in the communiqué issued at the end of the General Assembly of the council […]

Expired European Drugs ‘Wreaking Havoc’ in Africa

Expired European Drugs ‘Wreaking Havoc’ in Africa

A Guinean researcher and doctor Gaoussou Fadiga has blamed the rise in kidney failures in Africa on the use of expired drugs from Europe. Media reports on Monday quoted Dr Fadiga as saying that “42 per cent of pharmaceutical drugs eliminated from the European market in 2012 were sold in Africa”. He explained that the […]