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Shocking! Over 14 million Drug Addicts Are In Nigeria – Minister Reveals

Shocking! Over 14 million Drug Addicts Are In Nigeria – Minister Reveals



The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has raised an alarm over increasing number of drug addiction in the country.

He explained that school administrators and parents must be proactive in order to curb the menace.

Speaking at a 2-day National Summit on Menace of Drugs and Substances Abuse among the youth, the minister, who was represented by the Medical Director Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Kaduna, Professor Abdulkareem Jika Yusuf said Nigeria is estimated to have about 14.4per cent or 14.3 million people aged between 15 and 64 years who used drugs like cannabis, amphetamines, opioids, and cocaine at least once in the reporting 12-month period.

The minister explained, “The burden of drug-attributable diseases account for about 1.5 per cent of the global burden of disease, and around 9 per cent of the People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) in Nigeria reported living with HIV.

“Parents, especially mothers and school authorities have fundamental roles to play, they must create time and seize opportunities to shape children under their watch, to be the kind of youths and adults they would want them to be.

“The harsh economic realities of our time cannot be an excuse for not accomplishing the divine responsibilities bestowed on us as parents or guidance in the form of school administrators.”

Commending Katsina Government for enacting an edict on responsible parenting/almajiri right protection edict, the minister revealed, “a worthy effort is that of the government of Katsina state, who recently enacted the edict, ‘Responsible Parenting/ Almajiri Right Protection Edict’. This is worthy of
emulation and it is important for all the states of the Federation to adopt and adapt these edicts.

“Clearly, all tiers of government are doing quite a lot to stem the menace of drug abuse in our society, but while the society bears the brunt of the consequences of drug use, the family comes off the worst, considering the stigma and the negative economic impact inherent with drug use and addiction.”
Revealed: Why Police Arrests Duncan Mighty

Revealed: Why Police Arrests Duncan Mighty



The Nigeria Police on Saturday announced the arrested of popular music artiste, Duncan Mighty.

This was contained in a statement by SP Ikeokwi Godson Orlando, spokesman of the Imo State Police Command.

It said the arrest followed a petition written by an up and coming rap artist M2, who claimed that the Imo state government under former governor, Rochas Okorocha, through the office of the SA on Entertainment, entered into a deal with Duncan Mighty.

The deal was to manage, promote, arrange collaboration with other top artistes and sign M2 under YOUNG WEALTH record label owned by Duncan Mighty.

“As a result, an agreement was reached with a fee of N11,000,000 paid to him. However, since collecting the payment he refused to fulfil his own part of the deal.

“Sequel to the petition, the artiste was arrested, and he affirmed having such agreement and collecting the fund, but said he can only refund the money if the contract is terminated, he was then released on bail on self recognizance.

“Consequently, a letter was received by the representative of the former Governor, terminating the contract to enable him refund the money, and since then he absconded, and all efforts made to reach him proved abortive.

“In view of the above, a warrant of arrest was issued, that led to his arrest at the early hours of this morning.”
EPL: Arsenal Finally Confirm Five Key Players To Miss Man City Clash

EPL: Arsenal Finally Confirm Five Key Players To Miss Man City Clash



Arsenal on Saturday confirmed that five key players will miss their Premier League clash against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on Sunday evening at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal head to the game following a 2-2 draw against Standard Liege in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday.

“Hector Bellerin. Tight right hamstring. Will miss Manchester City (h). Aiming to resume training next week,” A club statement from Arsenal’s official website read.

“Dani Ceballos. Left hamstring. Sustained during the Vitoria SC (a) match on November 6. Will miss Manchester City (h). Aiming to return to full training next week.

“Rob Holding. Left knee. Bruising to knee. Will miss Manchester City (h). Aiming to return to full training in the next two weeks.

“Nicolas Pepe. Available for selection for Manchester City (h) after bruising to left knee sustained during West Ham United (a).

“Kieran Tierney. Right shoulder. Dislocated right shoulder during West Ham United (a). Kieran will undergo surgery next week and will rehabilitate for around three months.

“Granit Xhaka. Concussion. Sustained strike to the head from the ball during West Ham United (a). Will miss Manchester City (h) and will be managed as per concussion protocols.”

The kick-off time for the match is 5:30 pm.
  So Sad: Gunmen Shoots OAU Professor Dead After Invigilation

So Sad: Gunmen Shoots OAU Professor Dead After Invigilation



A senior lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Prof. Jerome Elusiyan, was on Friday shot dead by unknown gunmen.

According to a family source, the incident happened at Iruekpen, a local government area in the Central District of Edo state where the deceased was attacked by some unidentified armed men and shot dead on the spot.

It was learnt that Professor J.B.E ELUSIYAN was on his way back from Ekpoma where he went to invigilate medical students of the Ambrose Alli University when this unfortunate incident happened.

The deceased, was the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, (OAUTH), Ile-Ife.

The Public Relations Officer of OAUTHC, Mrs. Kemi Fasoto, confirmed the incident to journalists on Saturday.

Fasoto said the deceased was shot dead during the attack while his driver sustained gunshot injuries, Vanguard reports.
Trending! Photos Of Atiku Abubakar, Bola Tinubu

Trending! Photos Of Atiku Abubakar, Bola Tinubu




Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, and ex-Lagos governor, Bola Tinubu, met on Saturday.

The leaders, who met in Minna, Niger State, were in a cordial mood as they exchanged pleasantries and chatted.

Atiku was the presidential candidate of Nigeria’s main opposition, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) while Tinubu is the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the ruling party.

Newsmen reports that on arrival, Tinubu and his entourage were received by Governor of Niger State, Sani Bello.

Tinubu was in Minna to receive an award of Honorary Doctorate Degree today in Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida University, Lapai.

However, Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, was on Atiku’s entourage.

NYSC Set To Subsidize Transport Fare For Corps Members Ahead Of Christmas

NYSC Set To Subsidize Transport Fare For Corps Members Ahead Of Christmas



The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has sought synergy with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to ensure the safety of corps members during and after the festive season.

Oyo State Coordinator of NYSC, Eniola Ambekemo made the request on Friday when she paid a visit to the Sector Commander, FRSC Oyo State Command, Mrs Uche Winifred Chukwurah at the Command Headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan.

Ambekemo who said that the NYSC scheme and the FRSC have enjoyed a cordial relationship over the years said the visit was to harmonise with the Oyo State Command of the FRSC towards actualising the objectives of the campaign against road traffic accident recently launched by the management of the NYSC scheme in collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Corps.

Chukwurah while reacting, pledged the command’s continued support for the NYSC and corps members in Oyo state.

Chukwurah assured that the FRSC would be an eye for the NYSC scheme in its bid to ensure the safety of Corps members, whom she described as the pride of the nation.

She, however, pleaded with the NYSC Coordinator to encourage the corps members to wear their uniform while travelling for easy identification.

She also promised to facilitate a meeting between the Command, NYSC and independent transporters domiciled in Oyo State where issues of subsidized transport fare for corps members would be addressed.
Sun Newspaper, Others Set For Seizure After EFCC Marks Ex-Abia Gov, Orji Kalu's Property Over N7.65bn Fraud

Sun Newspaper, Others Set For Seizure After EFCC Marks Ex-Abia Gov, Orji Kalu's Property Over N7.65bn Fraud



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Saturday, marked properties belonging to a former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu.

The marking, newsmen learnt was to ensure that the properties are not dissipated, following the December 5th order of Justice Muhammed Idris sitting at the Federal High Court Ikoyi, Lagos that Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria Limited, be wound up and all assets forfeited to the Federal Government.

EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.

He added, “Kalu, who is the Senator representing Abia North in the National Assembly, had been arraigned alongside his company, Slok Nigeria Limited and Udeh Udeogu, his Director of Finance and Accounts at the Abia State Government House, over an amended 39-count charge bordering on conspiring and diverting the sum of N7.65bn from the coffers of the state.

“The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against them by the EFCC, thereby leading to their full trial.

“In the course of the trial, the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, SAN, called 19 witnesses and tendered several documents that were admitted in evidence by the court.

“The defendants, however, testified on behalf of themselves during the trial.

“The parties, during the proceedings on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, adopted their final written addresses.

“In his final submission, the prosecution counsel, Jacobs, urged the judge to jail the defendants, saying the prosecution had proved the allegations against them.

“Jacobs also urged the court to wind up the company as provided by the Law and all its assets forfeited to the Federal Government.

“However, the defence counsel urged the court to dismiss the charges, acquit and discharge” their clients.

“Delivering his judgment, Justice Idris found the defendants guilty on all counts.

Justice Idris held that the prosecution had established its case against the defendants.

“The Judge further held that “the case was conclusively investigated, as the prosecution conducted thorough investigations.”

“Justice Idris, therefore, convicted and sentenced the first defendant,

Kalu to five years imprisonment on counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11; three years on counts 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33; 12 years on counts 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38 and five years on count 39.

“The second defendant was convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment on counts 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32 and 10 years on counts 34, 37, 38 and 39.

“Justice Idris further held that “In respect of the third convict, Slok Nigeria Limited, an order is hereby made that the company shall thereupon and without further assurances, but for this order, be wound up and all its assets and properties forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.”
Intimate Talks: 9 Signs He's Never Going To Marry You

Intimate Talks: 9 Signs He's Never Going To Marry You



Maybe you’ve been together for years, rent an apartment together, and are very much in love, so it seems like the next natural step is getting engaged. But even if you’re ready for marriage, these 9 tell-tale signs demonstrate that he’s on a completely different page.

He shies away from commitment.

The first, most obvious sign that your boyfriend doesn’t have marriage on his mind and probably never will is that he shies away from any type of commitment. Maybe it took you guys (what felt like) forever to become relationship-official or he keeps saying that he wants to buy a house with you but something always falls through. Perhaps he’s just the type of human who makes plans only to bail at the last minute. Either way, he’s not the best with commitment in any area of life, and that would make anyone concerned.

He avoids talking about the future.

Trying to get your other half to talk about the future is like trying to get Simon Cowell to wear anything besides a white shirt. Every time you bring it up, he changes the subject faster than you can blink. Ask yourself why this might be. Is he avoiding confrontation? If so, is it because afraid of saying the wrong thing because deep down he knows he’s never going to take the next step with you, share a mortgage with you, and/or marry you? Two words, girl: alarm bells.

He makes excuses all the time.

Perhaps you’ve already put on your big-girl panties and confronted your BF about everything. Maybe you’ve expressed your feelings about wanting to get married or just taking the next step. However, there’s always a reason why the timing is off. “I’m busy at work at the moment” might be one excuse or “I need to save money right now” might be another. Either way, you’re being made to wait and it’s getting super frustrating.

He doesn’t make an effort with your loved ones.

If he doesn’t plan to marry you in the end, he won’t go out of his way to spend time with your friends and family. In fact, he might even avoid events where he knows that they’ll be. If he does show up, he probably says very little and spends more time on his phone than chatting to people face-to-face. A guy who does plan to make you his wife will go above and beyond with your loved ones, especially if you’re close with them, because he realizes just how much they mean to you and that these people will be in his life just as much as yours in the coming years.

He doesn’t invite you to hang out with his loved ones.

Similarly, a boyfriend who doesn’t plan to become a husband in a certain relationship will make zero effort to introduce you to his friends and family. He’ll do the bare minimum because he’ll want to keep his life separate from yours, knowing deep down that he’s not going to be with you in the long run.

You’re nowhere to be seen on his social media.

A guy who’s head over heels for his GF and wants to make her his everything one day will also include her on his social media channels. Even if it’s just the odd photo on Instagram or the “In a Relationship” status on Facebook, there should be evidence of your strong bond somewhere online if his feelings run deep and he can’t imagine not being with anyone else ever. If there’s not some sort of sign that you exist, you have to ask yourself why. Is he not including you in his online life because he knows that someday you won’t exist in his offline life? Boy, bye.

Your bedroom activity is usually one-sided.

Another sign that a guy might not commit to his girlfriend is that he can’t commit to her needs in the bedroom. I mean, it’s not unreasonable to want a 50/50 partner in all aspects of your relationship. If your boyfriend can’t give you that or doesn’t try his best to please you, it might be because he doesn’t think you’re going to be a long-term thing or the type of girl he wants to marry.

He doesn’t make any future plans with you. Ever.

You’re always planning fun stuff that you guys can do together in the near future but he never does. In fact, maybe the only plans he ever makes is his weekly drinking session with his buddies on a Friday night. If he seems distant and it’s obvious that you’re not a priority in his life, it’s probably because he doesn’t see you as a priority—and if this is the case, he sure isn’t thinking about marriage.

He’s told you he’s never going to marry you.

The ultimate sign that he’s not going to marry you in the future if he’s pretty much told you that—or said that he never wants to get married in general. In this scenario, at least he’s being honest. But you’ve got to ask yourself whether you’re willing to sacrifice what you want for the sake of someone else. Sometimes, being in love isn’t enough. You need to be on the same page if you want your relationship to survive and thrive.
BBNaija Alex leaks Toilet Video Of Anto

BBNaija Alex leaks Toilet Video Of Anto



2018 BBNaija star, Alex Unusual, has celebrated her friend and fellow reality star, Anto Lecky in a rather unusual way as she leaked a video of the latter using the loo

Earlier on, we reported the news of how BBNaija 2018 star, Anto Lecky, clocked a year older on December 12, 2019 and she celebrated the occasion in Cape Verde with friends and other BBNaija stars.

Alex shared a throwback video of Anto using the toilet and in the video, Alex can be heard wishing her a happy birthday in advance to which Anto responds with a smile on her face. Sharing the video and the photo, Alex wrote:


“Just call on @antolecky and she is there to save the day. She’ll definitely let you know when you are wrong no matter how close you are to her. So soft on the inside but on the outside, don’t you are cross her path negatively . Happy birthday to this mature amazing soul.

Watch below:


Anto in the toilet. Everyone has a friend like Alex 🤣🤣

VIDEO







Messi Not Greatest Player Of All Time – Ronaldinho

Messi Not Greatest Player Of All Time – Ronaldinho



Lionel Messi can certainly be considered the best player of his era but Brazil’s great and former Barcelona team-mate Ronaldinho does not think he is the greatest of all time.

Messi won a record sixth Ballon d’Or earlier this month, taking him ahead of long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

While the Juventus star has shown signs of decline over the past year or so at 34, Messi– two years his junior – continues to sparkle in LaLiga with Barca.

Despite missing a chunk of the early-season action through injury, Messi already leads the scoring charts in Spain’s top flight with 12 goals from just nine starts – Karim Benzema has 11 from 14.

The Argentina star’s form has been particularly impressive over the past six weeks, netting 13 times in 10 games for club and country, most recently hitting a hat-trick in Barca’s 5-2 triumph over Real Mallorca.

But Ronaldinho, who spent the best part of four years as Messi’s team-mate, is uneasy about suggestions the forward is the greatest to ever play the sport.

Speaking at a charity event in Mexico, Ronaldinho said: “I’m glad for Messi because he’s a friend, aside from the fact he’s been a leader of Barcelona.

“I don’t like comparisons because it’s hard to identify who is the best in history. There’s Diego Maradona, Pele, Ronaldo.

“I can’t say that Messi is the best ever, but he is the best in his time.”