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NDLEA to test all Nigerian students for marijuana, other drugs

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By Temi Joshua

The Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brigadier-General Buba Marwa, Rtd, says the agency is seeking for  government’s approval to conduct drug tests on matriculating students of tertiary institutions, NYSC members, security agencies fresh recruits, and all newly appointed government employees.

He gave the directive during a meeting with commanders of the 36 states, FCT and special commands on Monday at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja, today, Monday, January 25.

He said;

”NDLEA is ready to help and we must help. The success we make of this particular task goes a long way to determine the socio-economic stability of the nation.

We need not be told of the nexus between drug use, crime, and criminalities. The exponential growth of the nefarious drug activities can be directly linked to the upsurge in crimes such as insurgency, terrorism, kidnapping, cultism, political thuggery, gangsterism, rape, and other maladaptation bedeviling today’s Nigeria.

Ours is a national assignment. Drug has littered everywhere; every community. We will lead the fight and we will succeed. Make no mistake about it, it is a collective effort. We will equally devote a lot of efforts to prevention, treatment, and aftercare and focus on family and parenting, community, school systems, advocacy to all groups”

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TapSwap sets July 1st as new launch date

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The popular crypto-currency platform, TapSwap has officially postponed her launch date from May 30th to July 1st, citing some reason for numerous bots.

This was made known to the public via the official social media platform of the crypto-currency platform on X.com (formerly Twitter) on Wednesday.

It was gathered that TapSwap decided to shift the launch date to July after they discovered some illegal bots are compromises the integrity of the token distribution process, hence enabling users to earn an unfair amount of Shares.

In order to rectify this issue, according to a statement released by TapSwap, they need sometime to identify, stop, and ban these bots, noting that this move will reward those who have earned them honestly.

See the screenshot of their statement below:

This is a developing story on TapSwap, check back for latest update…

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BREAKING: Tinubu signs old National Anthem bill into law

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Nigerian president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has officially signed the old national anthem bill, making it a law.

THE DAILY PAGE recalls that the Nigeria senate on Tuesday passed a bill seeking to revert from the current national anthem to the old national anthem, “Nigeria, we hail thee”.

This was made known to the public by the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio on Wednesday during a joint session of the National Assembly.

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NLC rejects N60,000 new minimum wage proposed by FG

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has proposed N60000 new minimum wage has been rejected by the Nigeria Labour Congress, which claims it is offensive to the sensitivities of Nigerian workers.

According to a report by the Cable Newspaper, the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress rejected an earlier proposal by the federal government for a minimum salary of N48,000. This rejection occurred in as little as two weeks.

THE DAILY PAGE recalls that the National Labor Council (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) had suggested a minimum salary of N615,500 for Nigerian workers, noting the country’s high cost of living. They also gave the federal government until May 31 to complete the process of setting a new national minimum wage.

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