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Report: At least 14.3 million Nigerians into drug abuse

Following a report that about 14.3million people in Nigeria use drugs outside prescription, drug control experts have urged the authorities to improve on drug control policies in the country.

Centre seeks policy to regulate alcohol in Nigeria

Government and policy makers have been urged to implement a National Alcohol Policy with a view to discouraging it’s addiction and abuse.

GCDP wants drug abuse decriminalised

Drug advocates have called on the federal government to abolish policies that criminalise drug users but treat it as a public health issue.

Nigeria must make hard choices to end drug abuse – Expert

The Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse (CRISA), has said that Nigeria must be prepared to take hard decisions if the war against drug abuse must be won.

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Central bank reduces monetary policy rate to 13.5 percent

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NURTW urges Governor Ikpeazu to get touts off Abia roads

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Oby Ezekwesili wins Forbes Woman Africa Social Influencer Award

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