One in Seven Nigerians Use Drugs - Survey
The survey, conducted by the Nigerian government, the European Union and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, has said that an estimated 14.4% of Nigerians uses drugs. That is more than twice the global average.
The move, according to Nigeria's health ministry, demonstrates the government's determination to stop the nationwide abuse of cough syrup containing codeine and other substances. Read more »
The National Orthopaedic Hospital has withdrawn 30 graduates job offers after they tested positive for hard drugs. Read more »
The health ministry announced the ban after an investigation showed the syrup is being sold on the black market and being used by young Nigerians to get high. Read more »
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