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Labour: Blanket codeine ban may cost 23, 000 jobs

Workers in the chemical and non-metallic sector on Thursday appealed to the Federal Government against blanket ban of codeine to save the nation about 23,000 jobs.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi government outlaws sale of tramadol, codeine substances

The Ebonyi State Government has totally banned the sale of tramadol and codeine-containing products in chemists, pharmacies and other health facilities in the state.

Police arrest suspected area-boys kingpin in Sokoto

Police Command in Sokoto state has arrested suspected “Area-Boys” kingpin, name withheld, who it said had engaged in multiple crimes across the state in past four years.
Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye

Mojisola Adeyeye: Tramadol has ruined lives of promising youths

“Tramadol has ruined the lives of many promising youths who should have been the future and asset of our beloved country,” Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director-General of NAFDAC has said.

Psychiatrists: Codeine, Tramadol ban not enough

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital (FNPHY), Yaba, Lagos, has taken mental health education to the Ojuelegba Motor Park, notorious for drug abuse in the state.

NDLEA: Federal government’s ban on codeine has energised our operations

The National Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Command in the FCT says the Federal Government ban on codeine cough syrup and tramadol has energised it towards ridding the territory of illicit drugs.

NDLEA calls for drug education in schools’ curriculum

Mr Joseph Iwejunwa, Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Borno, has called for the introduction of drug education in schools curriculum to curb drug abuse in the country.

Drug abuse: Lagos CP raises alarm, blames crime increase on menace

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Mr Imohimi Edgal, on Tuesday blamed increase in crime on drug abuse, calling for more efforts to end it.

NDLEA: Youth uses human urine as intoxicant in Adamawa

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Command in Adamawa says some youth have resorted to taking human urine to get high.

NDLEA arrests 443 drug traffickers in Katsina

The Katsina State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Tuesday said it has nabbed 443 drug suspects with not less than 336.4043 kgs of illicit drugs and 2,553.06 litres of cough syrup suspected to be codeine within six months.

NDLEA arrests 131 suspects, seizes 263 kg illicit drugs in 12 months

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Kwara on Monday said the agency arrested 131 suspects and seized 263.752 kg illicit drugs in 12 months.
NAFDAC Director General Christianah Mojisola Adeyeye

NAFDAC expresses concern over medicines abuse

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has expressed concern over abuse of prescription medicines and other psychoactive substances.

Nigeria Customs destroys Tramadol, others worth N102 million

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Command in Badagry, says it has destroyed expired and seized medicaments in its warehouse with a Duty Paid Value (DVP) of N102.4 million.

Minister cautions manufacturers against substandard drugs

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has cautioned drug manufacturers against producing substandard drugs to curb addiction and drug related issues in the country.

NAFDAC: 35 containers of tramadol seized at ports

The Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof Moji Adeyeye, says the agency has seized not fewer than 35 containers of tramadol at various ports in the country.

Kano government begins codeine retrieval, raids 20 locations

The Kano State Government on Saturday commenced the retrieval of codeine from pharmaceutical outlets and individuals in the state.

Codeine ban: House of Representatives proposes N2 million fine, two years imprisonment for offenders

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, proposed a N2 million fine and a two-year jail term for corporate offenders of the ban on Tramadol and Codeine in the country.

PCN starts recall of Codeine cough syrup

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) says it has started recalling cough syrup containing Codeine from its stakeholders in compliance with Federal Government directive.

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