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Oil rich Bayesla and sorry state of Gbarainowei Grammar School

The future of any society lies in the level of education of its citizens. That is why it is said that education is the bed rock of any society. Most important people in the society today got their greatness through education. There is what is called formal and informal education. Informal education can be gotten […]

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Importers groan over failed auto policy, low patronage, smuggling

The automotive policy has derailed from the Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP) envisaged by the Federal Government and has affected the Nigerian economy negatively as it failed to address smuggling and massive importation of used vehicles, BAYO AKOMOLAFE reports With the various auto assembly plants licensed by the Federal Government, automobile merchants and importers have […]

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Graduate unemployment: Seeking better living through scrap metal

The Nigerian university system annually turns out thousands of graduates in various discipline into the labour market, but among these very few are lucky to find the ever elusive jobs. Why millions of graduates across the country are still waiting for white colar jobs and a few who are connected to the powers that be […]

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Ogbono: Sweet delicacy, but forbidden in Asaba

“One man’s poison is another man’s food.” This succinctly explains the case of ‘Ogbono’, a Nigerian soup that has become increasingly forbidden to the indigenes of Asaba, the Delta State capital, from time immemorial. Ogbono is a kind of food. It is sweet like honey when ganished with other condiments and it settles into a […]

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Malaria: How Poverty, govt’s neglect endanger pregnant women’s lives

Coverage of malaria prevention services in pregnancy in the country is low and could hinder the World Health Organisation (WHO) set target to effectively curb the disease during pregnancy by up to 80 per cent by 2030. For experts, scaling up the number of antenatal visits from four to eight may improve chances of clients […]

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Mass abductions: Leaving a trail of fear, tears and blood

In this concluding part of this investigation, JULIANA FRANCIS probes the non-enforcement of extant laws and policies, which ordinarily ought to have ensured a safe learning environment for learners         She said: “Many parents are sceptical about the ability of the government to fight banditry and as such, I don’t think my […]

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Kidnapping: A nation weighed down by out-of-school children (1)

In this investigation that traverses three northern states, Zamfara, Niger and Kaduna, JULIANA FRANCIS looks at the effects of students’ abductions on parents and victims, and the failure of the government to make schools safe for learning       Niger State Five months after they gained freedom from their abductors, some students of the […]

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Kogi school where one teacher heads, teaches entire pupils

Odu Opkpakili Ateh: Neglected, abandoned, forgotten   Despite its size and population, Odu Opkpakili Ateh, a community in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, lacks every facility – good roads, functioning hospital, telecommunication, etc – to link it with modernity. Its primary school, in the last 10 years, has only one teacher, who also […]

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Climate change: A nation in the threshold of hunger (2)

Experience from across the world has shown that women are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Female farmers in Niger State have raised the alarm that Nigeria might experience the worst food crisis beginning from this year because of the adverse effects of climate change, insecurity and other challenges. In this report, DANIEL […]

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Climate change: A nation in the threshold of hunger (1)

Experience from across the world has shown that women are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Female farmers in Niger State have raised the alarm that Nigeria might experience the severe food crisis beginning from this year because of the adverse effects of climate change, insecurity and other challenges. In this report, DANIEL […]

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