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Germany: 670 kilograms of heroin seized at Polish border
German authorities have seized a record amount of smuggled heroin at the German-Polish border. The drugs were said to be worth upwards of €50 million on the street.
How Jesujuwon Ogbereke overcame substance abuse
Without his mother and some kind-hearted individuals and organisations, Jesujuwon Ogbereke would not have been able to overcome his addiction to narcotics and opioids drugs.
Customs seizes smuggled Codeine Syrup in Lagos
Smugglers have continued to threaten the mental well being of Nigerians with their relentless importation of dangerous and prohibited drugs.
NGO group embarks on drug sensitization campaign to Ketu area of Lagos
Nigerian youths have been advised to stay off drugs as it is said to be one of the leading causes of recent suicide cases.
US teenagers are backing away from sex, drugs and alcohol
US teenagers are backing away from sex, drugs and alcohol. The CDC has released new data showing the changes from 1991 to 2017. Figures show that 60.4% of American high schoolers tried alcohol in 2017. That's a fall from 81.6% in 1991.
Skating to a better future in Maputo
For the past 11 years, the Maputo Skate movement has been encouraging young people to stay out of trouble. But how can skating keep kids in school and away from drugs?
6 reasons Nigerians engage in abuse drugs
6 reasons Nigerians engage in abuse drugs.
Lawmaker begs politicians to discourage youths from drugs abuse
25 Dec 2018
Lawmaker begs politicians to discourage youths from drugs abuse.
GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer plan to demerge into two operations
23 Dec 2018
Science & Tech
UK drugmaker Glaxo wants to split in two businesses, after agreeing with its US rival Pfizer to form a consumer health joint venture that will become the world's biggest provider of non-prescription drugs.
Nigerian start-up tackles spread of fake drugs in West Africa
22 Oct 2018
Nigerian company Medsaf is combatting the spread of fake drugs in West Africa by connecting hospitals and pharmacies with multinational and local drug manufacturers.
Multiple drug overdoses reported in a Connecticut park
16 Aug 2018
Multiple people are reported to have overdosed on a synthetic drug known as K2 at the New Haven Green, as officials rushed them to a hospital.
8 years in battle with drugs, my Lagos diaries tells Fatima's story
8 Mar 2018
8 years in a battle with drugs, my Lagos diaries tells Fatima's story.