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Lagos: drugs, firearms and youth unemployment are creating a lethal cocktail in Nigeria’s commercial capital

Lagos: drugs, firearms and youth unemployment are creating a lethal cocktail in Nigeria’s commercial capital

LAGOS is the most populous city in Africa and a regional economic giant, having West Africa’s busiest seaport. It is the centre of commercial and economic activities in Nigeria. The city’s population is estimated to be 20 million people. The existence of informal settlements makes it difficult to come up with a more precise number. ADEWUMI I. BADIORA, Senior Lecturer, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Olabisi Onabanjo University Lagos has grown rapidly since Nigerian independence in 1960 when its estimated population was 763,000 people. In the 1980s, its population reached 2.7 million. The government of Lagos state estimates that…
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North Korea executes people for South Korean videos, drugs

North Korea executes people for South Korean videos, drugs

HYONHEE SHIN NORTH Korea executes people for drugs, sharing South Korean media, and religious activities as it stifles its citizens' human rights and freedom, its rival, South Korea, said in a report. South Korea's Unification Ministry, which handles inter-Korean affairs, based the 450-page report on testimony collected from 2017 to 2022 from more than 500 North Koreans who fled from their homeland. "North Korean citizens' right to life appears to be greatly threatened," the ministry said in the report. "Executions are widely carried out for acts that do not justify the death penalty, including drug crimes, distribution of South Korean…
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Mike Tyson’s greatest cheating confession

Mike Tyson’s greatest cheating confession

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER MIKE Tyson, one of the world greatest heavyweight champions of all time has revealed the biggest secret of his career - he used drugs and cheated during official mandatory drug tests. Tyson, who became the youngest world heavyweight champion at 19/12, has revealed that he used a fake penis and his wife or child’s urine to beat the system. According to YOU magazine, Tyson, affectionately known as “Iron Mike”, confessed to using a prosthetic penis to cheat during the pre-match drug tests before stepping into the ring.  Tyson told Jeff Novitzky, the vice president of athlete health…
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We found traces of drugs in a dam that supplies Nigeria’s capital city

We found traces of drugs in a dam that supplies Nigeria’s capital city

PHARMACEUTICALS – drugs used to prevent or treat human and animal diseases – are essential for health and well-being. But the increasing use of these drugs means that remnants of them are showing up in the aquatic environment. They are contaminating our waters. IFENNA ILECHUKWU, Lecturer of Environmental Chemistry, Madonna University, Nigeria Pharmaceuticals are part of a group of substances known as emerging contaminants. Although they are potentially harmful to human and ecological health, they are yet to be regulated and routinely monitored in the environment. Most conventional treatment plants typically do not remove emerging pollutants because they were not…
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