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“My administration would work closely with NDLEA and its international partners to fight the menace of drug abuse” — President Bola Tinubu

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"My administration would work closely with NDLEA and its international partners to fight the menace of drug abuse'' — President Bola Tinubu
"My administration would work closely with NDLEA and its international partners to fight the menace of drug abuse'' — President Bola Tinubu
“My administration would work closely with NDLEA and its international partners to fight the menace of drug abuse” — President Bola Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has pledged to work with the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and its international partners to fight the menace of drug abuse in Nigeria.

Speaking at the national conference to mark this year’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking, Tinubu said that his administration would take a people-centered approach in addressing drug addiction.

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He urged stakeholders to educate themselves and others on the dangers of drug abuse and the need to stop stigma and discrimination.

“We must empower our youth with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed decisions about their lives and the resources they need to avoid falling prey to drugs,” Tinubu said.

The Chairman of the NDLEA, Buba Marwa, agreed with Tinubu, saying that the stigmatisation of persons struggling with drug abuse is a major impediment to their rehabilitation process.

He argued that such persons deserve the understanding of the rest of society to encourage them to seek help and access recovery support systems.

The Chairman of the MTN Foundation, Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, also spoke at the conference, saying that profiling persons struggling with drug abuse as criminals complicates their path to recovery.

Also, he said such profiling exposes them to treatments that skew their access to social support systems to aid their rehabilitation and reintegration into society.

The theme for the 2023 commemoration is People First: Stop Stigma and Discrimination, Strengthen Prevention.

Hence, the conference was attended by representatives from the government, the NDLEA, the MTN Foundation, and other stakeholders.

In conclusion, President Tinubu has pledged to work with the NDLEA and other stakeholders to fight drug abuse in Nigeria.

He has urged stakeholders to take a people-centered approach in addressing drug addiction and to stop the stigma and discrimination that often surrounds drug abuse.

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Your music impacted Nigerians’ – Peter Obi eulogizes P-Square

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Former Anambra State governor, Peter Obi, has joined Nigerians in celebrating the 42nd birthday of the iconic music duo, P-Square.

Peter Obi took to his Twitter handle on Saturday, November 18, 2023,

to express his admiration for the group’s impact on the Nigerian music scene and

their unwavering commitment to advocating for a better Nigeria.

In his birthday message, Obi lauded P-Square’s ability to entertain,

educate, and inspire Nigerians through their music,

noting that their songs have resonated with people of all ages and backgrounds.

He also commended the group’s active involvement in promoting social change and

their vocal support for the demand for good governance and a more productive nation.

Obi’s message of appreciation for P-Square aligns with the sentiments

of many Nigerians who have grown up listening to their music and

have been moved by their dedication to social activism.

The duo’s music has undoubtedly played a significant role

in shaping Nigerian culture and influencing generations of young people.

As P-Square celebrates another year of life, their impact on

the Nigerian music scene and their contribution to social change remain undeniable.

Their legacy will continue to inspire and entertain for years to come.

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Peter Obi is right to criticize the National Assembly for spending N60 billion on the purchase of SUVs for about 400 legislators.

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Peter Obi is right to criticize the National Assembly for spending N60 billion on the purchase of SUVs for about 400 legislators.

This is a staggering amount of money, especially considering the fact that

Nigeria is facing a number of serious challenges, including poverty, unemployment, and insecurity.

The purchase of these SUVs is a clear example of the disconnect between the government and the people.

The legislators are clearly out of touch with the reality of the average Nigerian,

who is struggling to make ends meet.

The money that has been spent on these SUVs could have been used

to fund essential services such as healthcare, education, and infrastructure.

It could have also been used to provide relief to the millions of Nigerians who are living in poverty.

Obi’s criticism of the National Assembly is a reminder

that the government needs to be held accountable for its spending.

The people have a right to expect that their tax money

is being used wisely and for the benefit of all Nigerians.

The National Assembly should immediately cancel the purchase of these SUVs and

redirect the money to more important and urgent needs.

The legislators should also be more mindful of the impact of their decisions on the lives of ordinary Nigerians.

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Rivers Assembly set ablaze over alleged impeachment move

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The Rivers State House of Assembly complex was set ablaze on Sunday night amid alleged moves by some lawmakers to impeach Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

Sources said that some suspected arsonists gained entry into the complex around 9:30pm and set the building on fire.

The fire destroyed some properties inside the chamber, but no casualties were reported.

The police have confirmed the incident and said that they are investigating the cause of the fire.

However, some sources believe that the fire was a politically

motivated attack aimed at preventing the impeachment of Governor Fubara.

The alleged impeachment plot has been brewing for weeks, and there have been reports of threats

and intimidation against lawmakers who are seen as being opposed to Governor Fubara.

The fire at the Rivers State House of Assembly is a serious escalation of the political crisis in the state.

It is a clear attempt to undermine the democratic process and

to prevent the legislature from carrying out its constitutional duties.

The authorities must take swift action to bring the perpetrators of this attack to justice and

to ensure that the Rivers State House of Assembly is able to function freely.

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