Drug abuse: Obstacles to prevention, rehab

About 40 per cent of Nigerian youths abuse drugs and this affects them and the unborn generation negatively. Getting those addicted to illicit substances out, through treatment and rehabilitation, remains an enormous challenge, writes APPOLONIA ADEYEMI     Elechi Okpara, 47, a native of Ideato Local Government Area of Imo State, sojourned in Italy for four years before getting involved in hard drugs. His persistent abuse of drugs and ‘romance’ with criminal gangs finally resulted in his arrest and detention. The deportation of Okpara was not a surprise. Two years…

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Pollution: Death hovers on Ile-Ife

  Enveloped by plumes emitted by a steel scrap recycling company, located at Fashina Area of Ile-Ife, Osun State, researchers have confirmed that sooner than later, dwellers of this community may begin to develop emission-induced terminal diseases, except something drastic is done. MOJEED ALABI, who was in this community for one week, reports       Prior to his appointment as a guard at the palace of the Oba of Fashina community in Ile-Ife in 2012, Mr. Sunday Amadi, from Akpoa village, Ebonyi State, his wife, Grace and their three…

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