When the issue of drug abuse is raised, it is often misconstrued. For whatever reasons people think the only drugs that can be abused are narcotics and other hard substances. Well, news flash people, using any other drug without a professional’s prescription is an abuse on drugs.
Prescription drug abuse is the use of a medication without a prescription, in a way other than as prescribed, or for the experience or feelings elicited. According to several national surveys, prescription medications, such as those used to treat pain, attention deficit disorders, and anxiety, are being abused at a rate second only to marijuana among illicit drug users. The consequences of this abuse have been steadily worsening, reflected in increased treatment admissions, emergency room visits, and overdose deaths. A 14 year old girl unfortunately has suffered the latter.
“You will never catch up with the spread of AIDS no matter how much money, no matter how many antiretrovirals are put into the system, unless you stop its growth. And the only way to stop its growth is prevention”. – Richard Holbrooke Living with HIV/AIDS is not an easy proposition, often subjecting one to … Read more
Apparently Ghanaians do not believe in making hay while the sun shines, instead we wait for a mishap to occur before we try to find solutions to a problem that has been lurking in the light all along. Pathetically, that is the country we live in.
The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), is crippled with fear for the brewing floods set to grip the Tema township with the onset of the rains. NADMO has estimated that over 70,000 lives would be at risk, excluding properties.
These cases are rare in sport, but are no less tragic anytime they occur.
Belgian defender Gregory Mertens, 24, died in hospital yesterday of heart failure; after being hospitalised since he collapsed during the first half of a reserve team game on Monday.
Gregory, who plays for Lokeren in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League, was treated on the pitch after his collapse during a game with Genk. He was later sent to hospital and placed on life support, but his condition worsened with doctors giving him little chance of survival.
Subsequently, his family agreed for his life support to be switched off.
The club released a statement; “The medical staff have done everything to save Gregory, but they finally had to acknowledge their impotence”
Ghana’s senior U-23 team the Black Meteors beat Liberia 2-0 in the first leg Olympic qualifier in Tamale over the weekend. Ghana was embarking on the first step of what would be a long journey if they’re to make an appearance at Rio 2016, and they handled it with ease, dispatching the Junior Lone Stars … Read more
Kwesi Kyei Darkwah who was facing rape charges became a free man this week when the state dropped the case, citing difficulties in getting the needed witnesses to prove the case in court as the reason.
On Joy FM’s Newsfile today, the Editor-in-Chief of the Crusading Guide newspaper-Kweku Baako said, KKD the discharged rape suspect must learn to control his libido to save a brand he took years to build.
He said ” he must seek strenuously to tame the animal in him.”
He added, “We all have animals in us. If you don’t contain it, it can escape and create irreparable damage to you.”
Late December, 2014, a 19 year old girl accused KKD of rape—an accusation KKD denied, claiming the sex was consensual.
They looked inseparable during their short time together, sadly they’ve proven they certainly are. Reports indicate the adorable rap/pop couple have decided to call it quits, citing their conflicting tour schedules. The business of career and money seem to have proven too strong for this particular duo. In a joint statement released to US Weekly, … Read more
Over much of the last week an unidentified diseases has been ravaging the people of Ode-Orele in the Ondo State of Nigeria. The disease left its victims with blurred vision and headaches, unconsciousness, and then subsequently death- all within 24 hours.
It sparked fears of another viral outbreak, after Ebola hit Nigeria last year, albeit minimally. The swiftness of the infection made people start attributing all sorts of reasons for the outbreak.
Some tests were carried out, and according to the BBC, the current hypotheses is that herbicides were the cause of the outbreak. The tests, carried out by WHO, ruled out any bacterial or viral infection and that pesticide poisoning was the far more likely outcome.
There are some legends of the past, national treasures whose contribution to our history is undoubted. One of these is Theodosiah Okoh, the designer of the Ghana national flag. Unfortunately, Ms Okoh passed away yesterday April 19 in Accra. Aside her monumental contribution to the identity of Ghana as a nation, she was also an … Read more
So South Africans are killing other African immigrants—simply because they claim these foreigners are taking their jobs.
I have heard arguments that other African countries helped South Africa liberate itself from apartheid and as such they cannot do that to these same Africans.
Even if we did not help South Africans, they do not have any right to kill other Africans in their countries for whatever absurd reasons they are asserting.
Maybe, we should award the Europeans and American whites for their tolerance and hospitality, because, look at what we are doing to ourselves on our own continent—yet we flood into Europe and America and we don’t get lynched, at least not in this century.
Africans are becoming more brutish as the day goes by!
Now we are blaming white people, Apartheid and Slavery for the increasing Brutish nature of Africans—and the violence against other Africans in South Africa huh?
The wind of change, which many Ghanaian are hoping would sweep over this country in 2016, is already roaring way across Nigeria. The Government of incumbent Goodluck Jonathan was emphatically swept aside as Nigeria recorded the first loss of an incumbent government in its history.
One factor that led to the change, was the Islamic Terrorist group Boko Haram. They’ve been causing havoc in Nigeria for a while now, carrying out bombings, razing down villages, kidnapping girls and women. The feeling of the populace was that the government’s response to this crisis was lukewarm at best.
So the new President is aware of the expectations on him in that regard. In an op-ed piece for the New York Times, Gen Buhari pledges that his government’s response to the threat would be more serious. He pledges to stop the group, although he says he can make no promises that the abducted Chibok girls can be returned safe and sound.
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LadyAntebellum singer Hilarry Scott and a few close associates where travelling to Dallas when their tour bus caught on fire on the Texas freeway.
One of the rear tires blew out, and the bus caught fire as everyone evacuated. The singer posted on Instagram that she was travelling with her husband, tour manager, and driver, and that everyone was ‘SAFE AND SOUND’.
‘ Hey guys, we had a crazy morning on the way to Dallas today. Our bus tire caught on fire and we had to evacuate very quickly. EVERYONE IS SAFE AND SOUND. It was me, my husband, our tour manager, and driver. Thanking God for our safety and the safety of all of those who helped put this fire out and keep us safe. Love you all!!!! ~hillary’
A short while later, the singer posted another picture on Instagram. This time, according to her, she had received a picture of the sole survivor of the fire- her holy bible. Whilst everything else had burned, the word of God had survived the blazing inferno.
The rapper and his reality star wife have been in Armenia for the past week, going on a tour of parts of Kim’s homeland.
In tow, as always, is their not quite 2 year old daughter North West. At the end of the trip, they took a little detour to Israel, and apparently the reason was to get their little girl baptised.
Lawd Have Mercy! Mariah Photoshop Carey is at it again.
The 45-year-old was looking surprisingly skinny on the cover for her new album, #1 To Infinity’.
“#RevealMariah thank you #lambily for joining the fun & revealing my new album cover! My new album #1 To Infinity will be available for pre-orders tomorrow @ 10am EST on mariahcarey.com! More details to follow,” the legendary pop singer captioned the horribly photoshopped artwork for her album.
Rumours of P-Square going to be break-up is nothing new, they keep coming and going—but this time, it is backed by disrespectful action from one of the halves-Paul Okoye.
Paul Okoye took to social media in a series of posting to list the various works of P-Square (mostly hit songs) that he masterminded alone—claiming all the glory and making it seem like, without him, P-Sqaure would not have been this successful.
What would push Paul Okoye who is a twin of Peter Okoye to expose all the works fans assume were collectively done as his hard work alone—if it’s not a possible break-up?
Whatever it is, taking to social media to list things and claim glory for them all as though the other person is pretty useless when it comes to the success of P-Square is not only childish but also disrespectful.
Now flip to the next page to see some of the stuff Paul Okoye posted…
Her Madjesty is pulling all stunt to sell her flop album, ‘Rebel Heart’.
On Sunday, while performing hit song ‘Express Yourself’ on stage at the 2015 Coachella, the 56-year-old shocked fans when she forcefully kissed Drake,28, who was sitting on a chair.
However, Drake seemingly found the kiss repulsive, even grimacing with pain.
Check out the cringe-worthy video of Madonna making out with Drake below…
Trust social media to bring out the tiny details which keep the conversations and controversy going…
According to several people on Facebook and Twitter, the winner of the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards’ Artiste of the Year award-Stonebwoy played politics during his acceptance speech when he ‘deliberately’ refused to mention Sarkodie’s name or thank him, for featuring on his Baafira hit song—which arguably won him all the awards.
It just have been something he forgot to do but considering Sarkodie’s position with Charter House, the organizers of the award—many social media commenters think it was not a mere coincidence that Stonebwoy forgot his key artiste’s name.
Nigeria’s Don Jazzy may be good and important but to be frank, he doesn’t deserve to be flown in Ghana for an award show with 10 other people—and this is exactly what Charter House, organisers of the annual Ghana Music Awards did. Perhaps, with his artiste-Tiwa Savage as a nominee (which she did not even win … Read more
Tina Knowles is the woman who blessed the world with the talent known as Beyonce Knowles. She’s also the woman who had to endure years of infidelity from Beyonce’s dad Matthew.
Yesterday, Sunday April 12, the 61 year old finally remarried, after having divorced Matthew in 2011. She got married to actor Richard Lawson, who she has been dating since 2013.
TMZ reports the ceremony took place on a yacht docked in Newport Beach, California. Beyonce, Jay-Z and Blue Ivy were all in attendance. So was Solange, with the guests reported to be dressed in all white.
According to a new research, Aristotle was right when he said ‘men fancy that external goods are the cause of happiness [but] leisure of itself gives pleasure and happiness and enjoyment in life.’
The research by psychologists from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York has “proved the Greek philosopher right, by confirming that splashing your cash on designer clothes or the latest gadgets might give you instant gratification, but it’s experiences that will make you happier in the long-run,” MailOnline reports.
A collection of studies have revealed that even unpleasant experiences, such as getting lost in a wood, or a rainy camping holiday, are later valued more than material possessions.
This also confirms the long held notion that, experience is the most valuable thing in life—and not all the expensive things we work hard to buy. In fact, if anything at all, we should invest more in having experiences—such as travelling, spending quality time with friends and family and learning new things.
That looks like some huge and well positioned African cake—in fact, it’s one and we have every reason to want to know who it belongs to…
This photo was recently taken by a certain Ghanaian celebrity and standing next to her is Becca. We’ve not really paid attention to the cake of this person though she has some enviable curves. But from now, we will be checking out that cake a lot more…
Whose cake is this?
Flip to the next page to see the face of the person who owns the cake…
Rihanna was spotted Tuesday on the set of the music video for new single, ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ in Marina del Rey, California.
The 27-year-old and her crew were seen shooting at the pacific coast of Santa Monica.
Check out another photo Riri on set below…
Yvonne Nelson looks relaxed and happy in the above photo—feels great to see her this calm as opposed to the struggle to always look glamorous which comes with its own pressure. Juliet Ibrahim is all covered up in a traditional wear, with a beautifully fixed head scarf—and she still looks fab. The way a person … Read more
Nollywood actress-Ini Edo has covered April’s issue of Nigeria’s Genevieve Magazine with her sexiness—looking young, fab and curvy.
The actress whose marriage unfortunately collapsed not long ago talks to the magazine about her separation—and what she has in mind for the years ahead.
Ini Edo’s marriage breakdown made headlines as she was accused of having caused it—with rumours that she cheated on her US-based Nigerian husband countless times. Others also said at the time that, it was her inability to give birth which pushed her ‘husband’ to end it.
Flip to the nextpage for another shot from the magazine…
Madonna just dropped the official music video for new single ‘Ghosttown‘.
The video was directed by Jonas Akerland, who worked with Madonna on the visual for ‘Ray of Light’, ‘Music’ and ‘American Life’.
The video also stars Terrence Howard of Empire. Watch the video for Ghosttown after the jump…
The man at the centre of the 2013 Boston Marathhon bombings, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, has been found guilty on all 30 charges that he faced for the bombings. The jury hearing the case in Boston, Massachussetts, would deliberate on the sentence he’s supposed to receive. Some of the charges carry the death penalty. Dzhokar, 21, and … Read more