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STRANGE: Reason Emerges On Why Borno Youths Drink Urine, Lizard Dungs

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STRANGE: Reason Emerges On Why Borno Youths Drink Urine, Lizard Dungs

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has brought to light a disturbing trend among youths in Borno state who are turning to unconventional substances, including fermented human urine preserved for over 10 days, as alternatives to hard drugs.

News ToGo reports that Commander Iliyasu Mani, who heads the narcotics division for NDLEA in Borno state, expressed deep concern about the prevalent abuse of psychoactive substances among the youth in a statement issued in Maiduguri on Thursday, January 4.

Commander Mani said, “Let me state categorically here that these new psychoactive substances that are commonly abused today include Cannabis Sativa, skunk, Cough syrup with codeine; Ice, Tramadol, Rohypnol, Diazepam, Pentazocine, rubber solution, glue, gutter dirt, toilet fumes, lizard dung.”

Continuing to reveal the extent of these concerning practices, Mani added, “Others include Lipton soaked in gin, camel urine, Mentholated spirit in soft drinks; 10-day-old human Urine, and so on.”

Despite the commendable efforts of the NDLEA in fighting drug abuse, Commander Mani acknowledged the escalating challenge, particularly with the involvement of young teens and women in the abuse of new psychoactive substances. However, he conveyed optimism and highlighted the agency’s commitment to prevention, including the establishment of a remodeled counseling/rehab center within the Borno State Command premises.

He emphasized, “Despite all these, we must not lose our hope as the agency has strengthened its efforts towards prevention strategy through the establishment of remodeled counselling/rehab centre within the premises of Borno State Command.”

Commander Mani also mentioned the establishment of drop-in centers across tertiary institutions, serving as drug abuse research centers. Under his leadership, the NDLEA command in Borno state has seized 4.5 tonnes of illicit substances, leading to the arrest of 863 suspects. Among those arrested, 53 have been convicted, and 736 are currently undergoing counseling.

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Tinubu Tells Governors To Spend The Money Amid Rising Prices

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6 Major Decisions Tinubu Made During Meeting With Governors (FULL LIST)

President Bola Tinubu emphasized the importance of prioritizing the welfare of citizens during an emergency meeting with governors today, Thursday, February 15, in Abuja.

News ToGo reports that speaking on the issue of salary arrears and gratuities for retired workers, Tinubu urged governors to clear these payments promptly, emphasizing, “spend the money, don’t spend the people.”

This directive underscores the need to prioritize the financial well-being of citizens by ensuring timely disbursement of funds owed to workers and retirees. Tinubu’s plea reflects the government’s commitment to alleviating financial burdens on the populace amidst increased monthly FAAC revenue to states.

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AFCON: Yul Edochie Breaks Silence Amid Backlash Against Him Over Fake Prophecy

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AFCON: Yul Edochie Breaks Silence Amid Backlash Against Him Over Fake Prophecy

Yul Edochie, the Nollywood actor turned pastor, has responded to the criticism surrounding his erroneous prophecy about the AFCON 2023 final.

News ToGo reports that before the match on Sunday, Yul had predicted on his Instagram page that the Nigeria Super Eagles would emerge victorious over Ivory Coast in the final. He stated, “Today’s game will not get a penalty shootout. Nigeria will comfortably defeat the Ivory Coast.”

However, the Super Eagles suffered a 2-1 defeat to Ivory Coast, leading to disappointment among Nigerians on social media who labeled Yul’s prophecy as fake.

In response to the backlash, Yul posted on his page, saying, “It is well. Thank you Super Eagles. Getting to the finals is as good as winning. We are proud of you all. Great performance in the tournament. Win or lose, good or bad, we’ve been here. I love my country Nigeria. Better days ahead. Giant of Africa.”

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BREAKING: Femi Otedola Lands Major Appointment

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BREAKING: Femi Otedola Lands Major Appointment

Billionaire businessman Femi Otedola has been appointed as the new Chairman of the board of directors for First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) Holdings.

News ToGo reports that Otedola succeeded the outgoing Chairman, Alhaji Ahmad Abdullahi.

The announcement was made through a corporate filing on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX), informing investors of this recent development. The appointment, effective January 31, 2024, comes following a board meeting where Otedola was chosen to take over from Alhaji Abdullahi.

Otedola, a highly regarded business mogul with notable contributions across various sectors, is anticipated to bring his extensive experience and strategic insight to enhance FBN Holdings’ leadership.

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