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Statement of Solidarity with the People of Nigeria

Students for Sensible Drug Policy stands in solidarity with the people of Nigeria protesting against the human rights abuses and police brutality committed by the Nigerian police force, particularly the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, also known as SARS. We condemn the actions of the Nigerian government, especially the infringing on the people’s right to protest by using violence and brutality, and

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Young Nigerians Fight Against Police Brutality #EndSARS

This report is written by our African Development Consultant, Moronfolu Adeniyi ’14, based on his experiences on the ground in Ogun State. More than a week ago now,  police officers in their usual habits harrassed (shot) a young man in Ughelli part of Delta State. It was thought to be police from the common unit, Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) because

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SSDP Nigeria Hosts Symposium for World Human Rights Day

By Moronfolu Adeniyi ’14, SSDP’s West Africa Global Fellow The World Human Rights Day Symposium was organized by Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) Nigeria, African Students for Liberty and Law Students’ Society, Crescent University Abeokuta. The main topic discussed was the intersection between drug policy and public health from the larger lens of human rights. In attendance were stakeholders from

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Summary of the 2017 SSDP Nigeria National Leadership Workshop/Summit

Written by Moronfolu Adeniyi, Chapter Leader of SSDP Nigeria. Students for Sensible Drug Policy Nigeria, in partnership with Youth Rise, held a 2-day summit to train our chapter leaders on drug use and policies. SSDP Nigeria’s goal is to utilize student activism and grassroots strategy to reform drug policies in our country. Youth Rise was established in 2002 as part

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SSDP Nigeria Hosts Advocacy Bootcamp in Lagos

Written by the chapter leaders of SSDP Nigeria. Students for Sensible Drug Policy Nigeria recently held their very first Leaders Advocacy Bootcamp, which took place 21-23 October at the TMN multimedia centre in Opebi Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. In attendance were over thirty student leaders from across Nigeria who came to be a part of this impactful event, which was tagged “Creating Road

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SSDP Nigeria Participates in International Day of Peace Program

Written by the chapter leaders of SSDP Nigeria The 21st of September was the International Day of Peace, and also marked the first SSDP programme SSDP featured at the University of Ibadan. During a lecture on the topic “Youth, Peace and Security: The Need for Youth Involvement in Peace-Building” by Professor Tajudeen Akanji (Professor of Peace Studies), SSDP was introduced to

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Report of the SSDP Nigeria Model UN Simulation and Training

Written by the chapter leaders of SSDP Nigeria On Thursday 29th September 2016, SSDP’s Nigeria chapter held a Model United Nations simulation of a General Assembly meeting at the University of Ibadan, with about 50 total students in attendance. The simulation allowed students to research the drug policies of one country and simulate a general assembly meeting in which recommendations

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War Against the War on Drugs: The Nigerian Perspective

Written by Davids Blessing Aigbe, an SSDP student from Nigeria. The drug war is an age-long war that has survived many generations. Most leaders of the world and anti-drug agencies spend fortunes every year battling the use of drugs, using wealth that could be utilized to better the lives of citizens. Several anti-drug policies and laws have been enacted. Unfortunately,

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Report on the Just Concluded Training on Drug Policy and Harm Reduction in Oyo State, Nigeria

Written by Moronfolu Adeniyi, chapter leader of Federal University of Agriculture SSDP in Nigeria.  Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s Nigerian chapters, in a bid to introduce, train, and educate students and youth on drug issues, drug policy, and harm reduction, organized a one-day regional training on drug policy and harm reduction for youth and student organizations in Oyo State, Nigeria. The event,

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