Canada’s Top Cop Says Criminalizing Drugs Doesn’t Work, But He’ll Keep Doing it Anyway

Canadian Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says even if criminalizing drugs is ineffective, decriminalizing them isn’t the solution either. While Blair said in an interview Tuesday that “we don’t want to see people prosecuted for simple possession of drugs.” But when asked why his government has resisted calls to just eliminate the criminal prohibitions on those drugs, Blair responded: “I disagree with your characterisation of ‘resistance.’” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shot down calls to decriminalize drugs in the face of an opioid poisoning epidemic that continues to kill thousands. Blair,…

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CBN Freezes Baba Ijebu, Other Companies’ Bank Accounts As Dollar Scarcity Bites Harder In Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria has frozen the bank accounts of 38 Nigerian companies. This is as scarcity of dollars at the parallel market during the week forced the naira down to N465 against a United States dollar. Nigeria is presently facing one of its biggest dollar crunch in recent years with the impact hurting critical sectors of the economy. In a circular dated September 4, Bello Hassan, CBN’s Director of Banking Supervision, asked banks to place the accounts of the 38 companies on Post-No-Debit (PND) order. “You are hereby…

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Ghana FA breaks Bank as it takes Cost of Transportation for new Football season

The Ghana Football Association is earmarking over 2 million Ghana Cedis as the cost of Transportation for the upcoming Football season. The executive council’s proposal of a whooping 431,000 US dollars is to reduce the cost of transport for the entire National Football league clubs. A Budget presentation to the members of the Association pending the 26th Congress has allocated 2,432,000 Ghana Cedis as the cost of transport for the Premier, Division one and Elite Women league to be staged in zonal form. The executive council’s is selecting venues suitable…

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Man City Coach Guardiola’s Mother Dies After Coronavirus Infection

Post Views: 22 The mother of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has died after contracting coronavirus, aged 82. Dolors Sala Carrio was diagnosed with coronavirus after showing symptoms in Barcelona, with the Premier League club announcing her tragic death on Monday afternoon. A club statement read: “The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s mother Dolors Sala Carrió in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting coronavirus. She was  82. “Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.”…

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