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#COVID19: Don’t be addicted to alcohol because of coronavirus – WHO warns

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The World Health Organisation “WHO” sent warnings to everyone who see this home lock-down period as an opportunity to consume more alcohol, stating clearly that the disadvantages are more that it’s advantage.

A technical officer at WHO’s Europe mental health department “Dr. Malik Aiysha” believe that many people turn to alcohol in time of difficulty and challenges like this hoping it will help reduce stress and stop boredom.

“It is important that the Government and alcohol dealers should keep reminding the public that it’s best to stick to maximum of 14units a week”. Dr. Malik told the independent.

“With routines out of the window, we might well find ourselves reaching for a drink more often.”

So our dear viewer, please ensure to reduce the consumption of alcohol as it does more harm than good. we love you! 

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Lai Mohammed calls for regulation of social media.

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The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday, October 27 said that the nation is sitting on a keg of gun powder regarding the issue of fake news, hence the need for the federal government to immediately begin to regulate the social media space.

The minister stated this while responding to questions from federal lawmakers when he appeared before the House of Representatives committee on information, national orientation, ethics and values.Alhaji Lai Mohammed has continued his advocacy for social media regulation. Alhaji Mohammed made reference to the recent #ENDSARS protest, saying that it was fought on social media.

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“They mobilised using social media. The war today revolves around two things. Smart phones and data and these young men don’t even watch television or listen to the radio or read newspapers. “We are sitting on a time bomb on this issue of fake news. Unfortunately, we have no national policy on social media and we need one. The minister’s latest comments is expected to spark reactions across the country as young Nigerians have been warning against government’s alleged plans to gag them on social media.

The authorities have promised that they don’t intend to completely shut down social media in the country, but the distrust between government and the led in Nigeria has been that of mutual suspicion.

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