Columns

The Shocking “Need” for Torture Houses, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Yes, let’s close down the torture chambers, we have no need for them. What we need urgently is to open humane correctional centres. Even more important is the need to seek serious solutions to the drug addiction and social crisis in our society. Nigeria and indeed the international community have…
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Columns

Zainab’s Case As Eye Opener, By Dele Agekameh

The administration of our airports and seaports has been built around mind-boggling corruption, perpetrated by petty profiteers and major criminal syndicates alike. The bubble of corruption is so thick and resistant to change that any attempt to improve transparency and safety is put through cost-benefit analysis of the corrupt system…
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Columns

Death Row In Saudi Arabia: Why Government Should Intervene Urgently!, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

With the groundswell of evidence of conspiracy back home, I thought it should not be too difficult for the Nigeria government to consult its Saudi Arabian counterparts to fish out those guilty and release the innocent ones. No, our officials are probably still consulting and constituting a committee to look…
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Opinion

The Problem (and Prospects) With Sowore’s Weed Export Initiative, By ‘Tope Fasua

As for me, what bothers most here is the likelihood that Nigerians will abandon everything else for the dollars associated with the product, and no one will plant food that Nigerians will eat anymore. It is bad enough that a vast swathe of African land is being used for tobacco,…
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Opinion

Codeine Ban: Is Tramadol Next?, By Kayode Ojewale

This on the government through its appropriate authorities, ministries and enforcement agencies to take drastic actions by arresting this increasing ugly trend of some OTC and ‘Behind-the-counter’ drugs being abused in the country. The misuse, abuse of, and overindulgence in drugs have become common occurrences in all age groups but…
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Opinion

Our Water Bottle Children Are Here, By Festus Adedayo

A rough survey I carried out indicates that this water bottle culture has become so pervasive among our youth that we could be having a pandemic on our hands. While the list of drugs known to previous generations included cocaine, heroin, marijuana (cannabis) – the latter now with different variants…
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