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Deepening malaria elimination fight despite COVID-19

Nigeria suffers the world’s greatest malaria burden, with approximately 51 million cases and 207,000 deaths reported annually. However, the unprecedented impact of coronavirus on malaria since its outbreak in the country last year has raised serious concerns, with experts now focusing on tackling both diseases simultaneously, to ensure that progress in the fight to eliminate […]

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How political leaders underdeveloped South-East (2)

Despite their industry and resourcefulness, the Igbo have not been able to adequately developed the South-East, no thanks to looting by political leaders, writes EMMANUEL IFEANYI Mr. Clement Obi (an engineer) from Odide, Egbuoma in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State told New Telegraph that any form of underdevelopment noticed in Oguta axis down […]

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How political leaders underdeveloped South-East (1)

Despite their industry and resourcefulness, the Igbo have not been able to adequately developed the South-East, no thanks to mismanagement by political leaders, writes EMMANUEL IFEANYI Mr. Ejiofor Anadi always sheds tears whenever he remembers the condition of his hometown, Ogwuaniocha in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, an agrarian coastal community that seems […]

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Widowhood: A burden too huge to bear (2)

CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK Widowhood comes with a big burden. To add to their burden, in Enohia Nkalu, Afikpo in Afikpo North Local Government Area and parts of Izzi clan in Ebonyi State, widows are usually disregarded, deprived of their husbands’ properties and ostracized, writes UCHENNA INYA   Community where female children, widows have no […]

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Widowhood: A burden too huge to bear (1)

Widowhood is painful and comes with a big burden. Because of this, widows are treated with love, care and respect in many places. But in Enohia Nkalu, Afikpo in Afikpo North Local Government Area and parts of Izzi clan in Ebonyi State, widows are usually disregarded, deprived of their husbands’ properties and ostracized, writes UCHENNA […]

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How quarries exploit children for survival (3)

In this concluding part of the investigation on the plight of children working in quarries in Nigeria, child rights’ groups and organisations argue for better care and treatment of children, writes JULIANA FRANCIS Yunana Tanko is 11 years old and he is in primary three. He is the second child of his late parents. He […]

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How quarries exploit children for survival (2)

In this second part of the investigation, Juliana Francis reveals that children in different states in Nigeria continue to work in quarries to pay school fees and support their parents notwithstanding heart stopping injuries they sustain at these sites Oyan Quarry in Osun State Miss Adebayo Opeyemi (17), an SS2, has been working in the […]

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How quarries exploit children for survival (1)

To access quarries where children work is tough. Entrance, however, shows shocking revelations. The old order, where children were used for exploitative labour by traffickers, has given way to a new order. Parents are now at the top of the system, using their children as supplementary breadwinners, reports JULIANA FRANCIS Ihube Quarry in Imo State […]

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COVID-19: Still a big challenge to Nigeria’s healthcare system

The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has impacted public health negatively, leaving mortality and morbidity in its wake, writes APPOLONIA ADEYEMI Mr. Tijani Yusuf (not real name), an official of a hospitality business outfit located in Abuja, received the shock of his life during the coronavirus lockdown in Abuja. Spirited efforts he and some of […]

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#EndSARS: Benumbed by killing, looting, vandalism, arson

Days after violence ended the #EndSARS protests, many states across the country are still counting their losses, Our Correspondents report About a fortnight ago violence ended what started as a peaceful agitation by the mass of Nigerian youths to end harassment, extortion, illegal arrest/detention and brutality by a unit of the Nigeria Police Force, the […]

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