‘Gutter water’, ‘monkey tail’ and smoked faeces: new dangers on Nigeria’s drug scene

By Emeka Dumbili, Nnamdi Azikiwe University New, unconventional drugs are becoming popular in Nigeria, designed by dealers and users to replicate the effects of illegal substances like cannabis, cocaine, and ecstasy. They affect how the brain works and cause changes in mood, feelings and behaviour. Policymakers have labelled them as “new psychoactive substances” because they’re not recognised under international conventions.These psychoactive substances are found all over the world, and they’re growing in popularity. But little empirical research has been conducted on the uptake of these new drugs in many non-western…

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Let’s Partner to Transform The Niger Delta into a Massive Agricultural Hub – Al Humphrey Onyanabo

Al Humphrey Onyanabo, CEO Majestic Agricultural hub pleads As the current political dispensation slowly winds down, key state actors in the Niger Delta have been advised to consider transforming the oil rich region into a Massive Agricultural Hub in view of the dwindling fortunes from crude oil sales and it’s effect on the economy of the nation. Speaking to Reporters, Mr Al Humphrey Onyanabo, CEO of Majestic Farms and Good Processing Co. Ltd, promoters of the Majestic Agricultural Hub project sais,” Our region and indeed Nigeria needs to have a…

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Service of Songs for Abuja society Lady, Chief Mrs. Kosor Akpapunam Holds in Abuja with Great Fanfare

The picturesque Redeemed Christian Church of God, Games Village, Abuja parish hosted the solemn but well attended Service of songs of Chief Mrs Kosor Akpapunam, an Abuja society personage and wife of Entertainment Guru and veteran Dj, Mr Henry Akpapunam aka DJ MANNIX. It was an evening of high praise and worship in honour of a woman who was described as a pillar and mother of the church. For those present, it was an evening to take stock of their lives and make amends as person after person who read…

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FCT Minister of State Mourns Death Of NAWOJ Chairperson’s Daughter

FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has condoled the Chairperson and entire members of National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) FCT Chapter, over the sudden death of Gloria Tarbunde, the daughter of FCT Chairperson of National Association of Women Journalists.   The minister who described her death as a rude shock, however, prayed that in this difficult time, the love of God shelters the chairperson and mend the pain as she strives to move the Association forward.   “I extend my deepest sympathies to Anne Daniels, her family…

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Dare Adeleke Makes List of PDP National Electoral Committee

Oyo PDP Chieftain and Chairman, Oyo Pacesetters Transport Company, Dare Adeleke has been appointed a member of the Electoral Committee of the Party.The appointments recently announced by the National Executive Committee of the PDP, also has top party members, including state governors acting in different capacities.Adeleke’s boss and mentor, Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde was appointed Secretary of the National Convention Planning Committee.  The committee instituted ahead of the next PDP National Convention, is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the convention is hitch free. Governor Finitri of…

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3SC’s Promotion: A Well-deserved Effort, Proof of Makinde’s Commitment to Sports Development in Oyo – Hon Dare Adeleke

The Executive Chairman of Oyo state Transport Services, Hon Prince Dare Adeleke has congratulated Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, the players and management of Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan following their promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL. 3SC otherwise known as the ‘Oluyole Warriors’ returned to the NPFL after four years in relegation, defeated Ekiti United football club 6-0 at the ongoing Nigeria National League Super Eight playoff to determine teams that will gain promotion to the NPFL. Adeleke in a statement made available to GOAL…

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A Billionaire at 38: Meet Africa’s Best Rated Engineer, Funmi Ayinke Waheed Adekojo

By Moji Danisa She is beautiful, she is smart, she is very intelligent.In the business world, she is fast becoming a mogul. In her turf, Engineering, she is taking giant strides. She is a master of her craft.Engr. Dr. Funmi Ayinke Waheed – Adekojo is a woman of many parts. A woman who is an exceptional achiever at such a young age, yet she never stops from giving of herself and her resources to the poor and needy.Funmi Ayinke spends hundreds of millions of Naira to help the vulnerable in…

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71-yr Old Man Owed Millions By UBA, Dies Without Being Paid 38yrs After

In the UK and other parts or the world, the elderly enjoy their retirement in peace. They are paid all their benefits and worked into the country’s social security programmes. Unfortunately, in Nigeria, the case is so different. Old people are left to die in poverty with their pensions withheld for years or their had earned money impounded and confiscated for one reason or the bother. The case or Innocent Anyaka who deposited funds with the United Bank for Africa, in his heydays, UBA brings tears to the eyes of…

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DANGOTE REFINERY: Is NNPC Investing or Bailing Out The Unbailable?

It was hailed as the best thing to happen in the oil and gas sector especially in Nigeria – a serial importer of crude products. The year was 2013 and in September of that year, Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, announced yet another of his gargantuan projects – the construction of the biggest single train refinery in the world with production expected to begin in 2016. Many delays and postponements later, the project has been bogged down by barely serviceable debts, poor planning, lack of centralized project management, mismanagement and…

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Cycling Competition

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