Seme: Customs Intensifies War Against Drugs

By Bayo Bernard Few days ago, some eagle-eyed men of the Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS were faced with two enticing options. They have received intelligence reports about the movement of trailer loads of cannabis and tramadol enroute Nigerian from Republic of Benin. The importers have probably sent emissaries ahead to try to soften the ground, so that the killing materials could have an easy passage into Nigeria. “The customs men were faced with even a bigger pressure from the cartel in Nigeria who have been expecting…

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Tramadol: A killer Drug

By Stephen Ubanna When Aminu Dahiru, an Assistant Comptroller General of Customs   and Coordinator of Nigeria Customs Service, Zone A, Lagos cried  out loud last April that tramadol, one of the pain relief drugs allegedly processed with Codeine by an India Pharmaceutical Company and pushed to the Nigeria market was having a negative effect on youths in the north many people did not believe him.  They dismissed his claim, insisting that it is like every other pain relief drug manufactured by Pharmaceutical companies in the country. But Dahiru  knew what…

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FG Bans Codeine Syrup

By Akinwale Kasali Following the abuse of codeine based syrup by Nigeria youths, the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Health has directed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control to ban with immediate effect further issuance of permits for the importation of codeine as active pharmaceutical ingredient for cough preparations. This statement was made by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole yesterday. The directive came less than 48 hours after a documentary titled, ‘Sweet, Sweet Codeine,’ was aired on BBC. The documentary which has…

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