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Lunar mission is latest milestone in China’s space ambitions

  China’s latest trip to the moon is another milestone in the Asian powerhouse’s slow but steady ascent to the stars. China became the third country to put a person into orbit a generation ago and the first to land on the far side of the moon in 2019. Future ambitions include a permanent space […]

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AFTERMATH OF FUEL PRICE HIKE: Nigerians groan as prices of foodstuff, goods, services skyrocket

• No new clothes for any of my children this year, says a customer • We now trek longer distances –Commuters As Nigerians continue to adjust to the “new normal” occasioned by the Coronavirus (COVID- 19) pandemic, prices of food items, goods and services are hitting the rooftop across the country. These prices, especially of […]

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OKOBABA FIRE: Some powerful persons trying to claim land, behind the fire –Victims

• The area was also gutted last year • We have to start from scratch after losing everything A massive fire that swept through the popular Okobaba Sawmill, a slum in Ebute Metta area of Lagos State, last Sunday left many completely shattered. Many houses in the slum were up in flames as residents were […]

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How Awkuzu SARS murdered my three sons in three years –Mother

Mrs Ukamaka Obasi, a native of Onueke, Ezea, in Ebonyi State, has recounted how the operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, in Awkuzu, Anambra State, rendered her childless, after allegedly killing her three sons extra-judicially, between 2012 and 2014.   According to her: “On one fateful day in July, 2012, I came back to […]

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Dilapidated infrastructure, inadequate teachers hinder learning in Lagos public schools

Lagos State may have assumed the image of the fastest growing economy in Nigeria, centre of excellence and a place to be in Nigeria, but it appears all these might not be enough to insulate the state against the challenges that come with overpopulation and inadequate preparation for a large population surge in a third […]

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LOOTING, VANDALISM: We lost properties worth N2bn – Apo traders

Traders in Apo, especially the unfortunate victims of the violence that followed the EndSARS protest on October 10, 2020, continue to count their losses which they put at over N2billion days after the carnage that was visited on their businesses. It was a day that the wind of EndSARS protests that swept across the country […]

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Police killings: Abia families cry for justice

Families of a couple of young men mowed down by policemen during the lockdown occasioned by Covid-19 in Abia State are asking for justice months after they lost their loved ones in gruesome manner. In the rain forest village of Lohum-Imenyi, Bende Local Government Area of Abia State, South Eastern Nigeria, a sorrowful mother is […]

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COVID-19: Face mask boom has unhealthy side effects

  The outbreak of Covid-19 is the best thing that ever happened to the mask industry, but it’s going to require a bit of cleaning up. Side effects of the boom include diplomatic spats, quality scandals, price gouging, and fraud. Dealing with excess capacity and a rising mountain of polypropylene waste will be a headache. […]

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COVID-19 more potent on hypertension patients –Doctors

A weaker immune system, according to medical experts, is one reason people with high blood pressure, and other health problems are at higher risk for Coronavirus. Longterm health conditions and aging, they also said, weaken the immune system and makes it less able to fight off the virus. In this report, ISIOMA MADIKE, also tries […]

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SEEFOR project ends as Delta residents laud achievements

In this report, NDUBUISI UGAH writes on the mixed feelings, which have trailed the probable end of the World Bank, European Union (EU) and the Delta State Government’s tripartite partnership on the State Employment and Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) projects in the state. When, about seven years ago, the Federal Government put pen on paper […]