Stigma as threat to recovery of drug user

By Mahmud Isa Yola A notification popped on my screen minutes after the NDLEA Twitter space was declared open for questions and observations on a fateful Friday. For the uninitiated, NDLEA Twitter Space is a weekly broadcast I co-host with Mr. Femi Babafemi, the agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, every Friday on the agency’s official Twitter handle, @ndlea_nigeria, to broaden public enlightenment on drug-related issues in Nigeria. Without hesitation, I quickly clicked on the popped-up notification, and I discovered that it was a private message from a Twitter user.…

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Nigeria, Seychelles sign BASA signalling direct maybe possible soon

Following the approval of the Federal Executive Council of the Memorandum on signing and ratification of Air Service Agreement between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Republic of Seychelles, the two countries have formerly ratified the Agreement. Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika using the platform of the ongoing International Civil Aviation Negotiation (ICAN) event holding in Abuja, led officials of the Ministry to sign Bilateral Air Services Agreement ( BASA) while the Republic of Seychelles Minister of Transport, Mr. Anthony Derjacques, signed on behalf of his country. During…

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International Civil Aviation Day: Nigeria remains committed to ICAO’s Ideals – Sirika

Photo Caption: Aviation Day celebrations: ICAO President Salvatore Sciacchitano, HMA Senator Hadi Sirika, DGCA Captain Musa Shuaibu Nuhu, Dr O.B Aliu & wife and other global Aviation officials set to cut Cake to Mark Aviation Day celebrations in Abuja Nigeria on 7th December, 2022 As the global aviation community comes together to celebrate the 2022 International Civil Aviation Day, Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has restated the nation’s commitment to the ideals of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). According to Sirika, the theme for International Civil Aviation…

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I channelled my creative energy towards building super structure for Ekiti tourism – Prof Bakare

One of Africa’s best minds in the creative world who also is the immediate past Ekiti State Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism, Prof Rasaki Ojo Bakare has been engaged as Artistic Director of the Calabar Carnival Band, CalasVegas. In this assignment, he is working directly with a former Minister of Culture and Tourism, High Chief Edem Duke. Coincidentally, Chief Edem Duke was the Minister of Culture when Prof Bakare was the Director General of Abuja National Carnival. According to Bakare, “I am here working with my former boss. When…

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