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DRUG ABUSE ACCOUNTS FOR HIGH PERCENTAGE OF MENTAL ILLNESSES- NDLEA COMMISSIONER

The Ekiti State Government and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA) have said the increasing level of mental illnesses among youths due to the high spate of drug abuse is worrisome to policymakers. They said a large percentage of those suffering all manners of mental illnesses is the res...

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BUHARI RENEWS FAISAL SHUAIB’S TENURE AS NPHCDA CHIEF

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Faisal Shuaib as Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA). He was first appointed in January 2017. An October 6 letter signed by Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha...

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HEALTHCOVID-19: IKPEAZU HIGHLIGHTS EFFORTS OF HIS ADMINISTRATION TO CONTAIN DISEASE

The Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has highlighted the efforts his administration has continued to make to contain the outbreak of COVID-19 in the state in order to flatten the curve, describing the state as the only one with 16-Modular GenXpert equipment and highest testing capacity in the...

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TIPPER CRUSHES ONE TO DEATH IN EKITI, INJURES TWO OTHERS

Tragedy hit a section of Ado Ekiti on Tuesday, as a truck crushed a commuter to death along Ado-Ijan-Ikare road. Two other occupants of the Toyota Camry Car also sustained high degrees of fracture on their legs. The accident occurred in front of the Ekiti State government college located between A...

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METROAKWA IBOM: SUSPECTED CULTISTS SET POLICE OUTSTATION ABLAZE

Some irate youths suspected to be members of Debam and Iceland confraternities on Monday night burnt down a police post at Inen junction, Oruk Anam local government area of Akwa Ibom State. In the past eight months, the two cult groups have had a series of bloody clashes and have continued to terro...

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METROPOLICE ARRAIGN 40-YEAR-OLD MAN FOR STEALING HOTEL PROPERTIES

A 46-year-old man, Aremu Olayinka, was on Tuesday arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing hotel property. The accused was said to have stolen three Air Conditioners, valued N210,000, eighteen units of ceiling fans valued N90,000; Deep Freezer valued N360,000; one gene...

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METROFATHER OF TWO BAGS LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR RAPING FOUR-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN ONDO

A High court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital has sentenced a welder, Modupe Oni to life Imprisonment for raping a minor. The life sentence was slammed on Oni, a father of two after he was found guilty of forcefully having the carnal knowledge of a four-year-old girl. The convict, who plea...

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METROLAGOS POLICE ARREST FIVE TRAFFIC ROBBER SUSPECTS

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested five suspects who specialise in robbing people on the highways in traffic congestions. A statement by the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Olumuyiwa Adejobo, confirmed that the suspects, including Olasunkanmi Oyewole, Quadri Lawal, Abraham...

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METROFOUR GIRLS DROWN IN JIGAWA RIVER

Four girls have drowned in a river at Kafin-Doki-Yamma village in Gwaram local Government area of Jigawa State. Police spokesman in Jigawa State, SP Abdu Jinjiri confirmed the incident to DAILY POST in Dutse, the capital of the State. He said the incident happened on Tuesday in the morning while t...