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Is’haq Modibbo Kawu

An end and a new beginning

JUST a few minutes past eleven in the morning last Wednesday, I received a telephone call from Nigeria’s Information Minister, Lai Mohammed. He congratulated me and told me that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved my appointment as the Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

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Light and Shade in Borno

The flight to Maiduguri, last week Tuesday evening, had been delayed for more than three hours. And at a point, not a few passengers had become apprehensive that it might be cancelled. Eventually though, we took off and one hour and ten minutes or so later, we landed.

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Drug addicts, COVID-19 infection

The spectre of drug abuse in Northern Nigeria

A SPECTER is haunting Northern Nigeria; the specter of drugs abuse. On Sunday this week, THISDAY newspaper carried an interview with Olarewaju Ipinmisho, former DG of the NDLEA. He disclosed that Kano, Kaduna, Borno and lately, Niger, are among states “with the highest cases of constant drug abuse in the country”. Furthermore, “if you take an estimate of 10 boys particularly in Kano, seven will be on drugs”.

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