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Lockdown: Pushing the informal sector to the precipice

The informal sector of the Nigerian economy, which has been at the receiving end since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, is still facing some challenges despite the Federal Government’s promise of low interest loans as a stimulus to ease hardship, reports TAIWO HASSAN Before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the Nigerian business environment […]

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Ezzagu: Punished for wasted opportunities (2)

…CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK For not utilising its opportunities, Ezzagu community in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State is gripped by so many needs – good roads, hospitals, and other amenities, reports UCHENNA INYA lost three of my parishioners to lack of amenities -Cleric A cleric, who is presently the Parish Priest of St. […]

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Ezzagu: Punished for wasted opportunities

Ezzagu community in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State had some opportunities to change its narrative. But it does appear the opportunities were not utilised, leaving the area in deplorable state and dearth of amenities, reports UCHENNA INYA The people, roads to Ezzagu Ezzagu, which is part of Ezza clan in Ebonyi State, is […]

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Real estate: Feeding fat on buyers, accommodation seekers’ agony

Activities of fraudulent estate agents and property developers have reached the peak in the Lagos property market, leaving accommodation seekers, the major victims, with tales of woes. However, government is bracing to the challenge of regulating activities of practitioners in the state, reports DAYO AYEYEMI Real estate business is one of the legal and profitable […]

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Patients, pawns on Nigeria’s COVID-19 chessboard (ii)

CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK In this concluding, JULIANA FRANCIS writes that cases of coronavirus have continued to create serious challenges in Nigeria’s public health sector On June 24, our reporter visited the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital. He got there by 10a.m l. and by 11a.m., a doctor had attended to him, after asking him if […]

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Patients, pawns on Nigeria’s COVID-19 chessboard (1)

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has created serious challenges in the public health sector. In this investigation, JULIANA FRANCIS examines the issues Our ordeal in public hospitals – Patients It’s been over 40 days since Tope Asoroda was buried, leaving behind his wife, Oluwakemi and four children. Oluwakemi still appears to be shell shocked […]

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Amasiri: Ebonyi community’s hold on primitive justice system (2)

CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK Torture of a cleric and social critic, Pastor Okochi Obeni, in the Amasiri community, Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, is still generating ripples, reports UCHENNA INYA The leader of the Isi-oru age grade that handled Obeni’s punishment, Julius Amadi Nyerere, also alleged that the victim was paid to […]

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Amasiri: Ebonyi community’s hold on primitive justice system (1)

In the Amasiri community, Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, jungle justice has become a normal practice. The latest victim is a cleric and social critic, Okochi Obeni, whose case has continued to generate outcry from all quarters, reports UCHENNA INYA Though very small, Amasiri community is one of the popular communities in […]