Flood overruns Mararaba, suburb community around Abuja
06 September 2018 | 3:11 pm
As torrential downfalls continue to pound cities across Nigeria, the nation's capital, Abuja, has not been left out.
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The head of Nigeria’s National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mohammed Buba Marwa, is proposing a mandatory drug test for persons intending to get married. In the opinion of the retired army general, compulsory drug tests for intending couples will reduce the prevalence of drug abuse in Nigeria. GuardianTV went to the Federal Marriage Registry, in Ikoyi, Lagos, to sample the opinion of Nigerians – including a few recently wed – on how they feel about Marwa’s proposal.
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