Drug Abuse: Causes and Consequences in the Society

Drug and Substance Abuse In The Society  Drug and substance abuse is a global problem across all age groups. The increasing production, distribution, promotion and easy availability of substance together with the changing values of society has resulted in rising substance abuse-related problems emerging as a significant public health concern in Nigeria. Moreso, mental health stakeholders, teachers and administrators have identified substance use and abuse as a critical public health problem. Despite attempts to limit access to psychoactive substances by young persons, the use of such materials is everyday among…

Health is Wealth: Basic Things To Keep You Healthy and Wealthy

Necessary Things to Make You Healthy HEALTH IS WEALTH: Healthy citizens and the environment make a healthy nation. The unclean climate could lead to infectious diseases resulting in health burden. Does the health burden thus increase avoidable spending? We remember the outbreak of certain infectious diseases such as cholera, Lassa fever and Ebola etc. and how much was expended by each family! Sanitation is a process of making the environment clean and healthy. It is the proper management of solid waste (refuse) and liquid waste (sewage). Both refuse and sewage contain microorganisms such as…

NOVEMBER 16, 2019 KOGI STATE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION: HAS THE PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP) ANY CANDIDATE?

As we approach the November 16, 2019 Kogi State Gubernatorial Elections, it is now clear to keen watchers of politics in Kogi State that the election is clearly a two horse race between the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Alhaji Yahaya Bello the current Governor of Kogi State and the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Engr. Musa Atayi Wada. While the APC and its candidate, Alhaji Yahaya Bello appear to have gotten their acts right in terms of preparation for the election including the issues of qualification, primary elections, management of the outcome of the…

Explaining the Hajj Savings Scheme, By Fatima Sanda Usara, Ahmad Sani

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, is fine-tuning plans to introduce The Hajj Savings Scheme in the nearest future. The scheme is a strategy to assist Muslims incapable of raising Hajj fare instantaneously to make small deposits over a long period of time. Introduction of the scheme by NAHCON finds legality in the Commission’s establishment Act 2006 that mandates the Commission to establish, supervise and regulate a system of Hajj Savings Scheme to be operated by the Pilgrims Welfare Boards of each State and the FCT. The Act further…

Everyone has a price when the price is right… By Abdullahi Haruna Haruspice

In this part of the world, when you align your interest with politicians or people in government, it automatically means you have been paid. When you see things from a different prism, it makes you a bigot and sellout. The worst tragedy that will befall you succumbs to the label of others. I have been around enough to understand that most times, popular opinions aren’t always the right palace of logic. And I will tell you why. I was sold to, a dangerous dummy of a man and without going…

Gov Bello Greets Gowon @85 ,Calls Him A Selfless Leader, Great Patriot

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has felicitated with former Military Head of State, Gen Yakubu Gowon, GCFR on the occasion of his 85th birthday, describing him as a great patriot, selfless and courageous leader who is committed to Nigeria’s unity and progress. In a birthday message which Yahaya Bello personally signed, the Governor also noted that Gen Yakubu Gowon belong to the grade of Africa’s outstanding leaders. “I rejoice with you today on the occasion of your 85th birthday. Undoubtedly, you have been a huge asset to our country and…

President Buhari Celebrates Gowon At 85, Says He Is A Living Legend, Symbol Of National Unity

President Muhammadu Buhari has  felicitated with former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, on his 85th birthday, he described him as a living legend and symbol of national unity. As  Nigeria’s youngest leader since Independence, President Buhari affirmed that Gen. Gowon’s visionary leadership style, wisdom and disciplined outlook kept the country as one, extolling the former Head of State for faith and steadfastness in God in times of adversity, and courageously pursuing the interest of majority Nigerians for a unified and stronger country. The President believed the elder statesman laid…

Gov Peter Obi Quotes That Set The Ruling Class on fire…

“To you young people, Take Back your Country…it is your future they are toying with”. – Peter Obi “I reduced my convoy to 5 vehicles and you cannot buy fuel unless I am in the car”.- Peter Obi “If I sleep in a hotel and have to pay N250k a night, I will be awake all night…feeling like I was robbed”. – Peter Obi “You know there are many big men in Anambra state, so when they want to see me, I say to them I will come to you…

Oyetola, A Leadership Path Breaker At 65 By Ismail Omipidan

For close to about two decades, I have been involved in the business of gathering, processing and dissemination of information to the public. Although, I will still be doing same thing, it will be primarily to promote and propagate the activities and leadership philosophies of my principal, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of The State of Osun. Today is his 65th birthday anniversary. The first since he was sworn in as governor. But before I continue, I want to make a few confessions. One, part of the title of this piece was…

26TH ANNIVERSARY : Gov Sani-Bello Felicitates With Emir Of Suleja

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has felicitated with the Emir of Zazzau Suleja, Malam Awal Ibrahim on the 26th anniversary of his ascension to the throne. In a congratulatory message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mrs. Mary Noel Berje, the Governor eulogised the Emir described him as a peace loving person who propagated and personifies peaceful coexistence. “I join all Nigerlites to congratulate you on your 26th anniversary. We salute your courage and outstanding initiatives that have brought unity, peace and tolerance in your domain”.the Governor said.…