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Humiliation, rejection, the lot of women with VVF (3)

Physically, emotionally, financially, socially traumatised     Women and girls with Vesicovagina Fistula (VVF) have continued to face rejection and humiliation because they leak urine and faeces which often produce offensive odour. But after they are repaired, they become the beautiful brides of their homes, writes UCHENNA INYA       Nneoma Azubuike, a beautiful […]

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Humiliation, rejection, the lot of women with VVF (2)

Women and girls with Vesicovagina Fistula (VVF) have continued to suffer all manner of ridicule, rejection and humiliation because they leak urine and faeces which often produce offensive odour. But after they are repaired, they become the beautiful brides of their homes, writes UCHENNA INYA “I went into labour at the Holy Rosary, Emekuku and […]

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Humiliation, rejection, the lot of women with VVF (1)

Women and girls with Vesicovagina Fistula (VVF) have continued to suffer all manner of ridicule, rejection and humiliation because they leak urine and faeces which often produce offensive odour. But after they are repaired, they become the beautiful brides of their homes, writes UCHENNA INYA Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF) is a subtype of Female Urogenital Fistula […]

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Imo: A state in a quandary (2)

CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK Despite still smarting from the crippling effects of the coronavirus outbreak, residents of Imo State, particularly business owners, artisans, farmers and petty traders, are burdened by multiple taxes and levies by different organs of the Imo State government. This is in addition to civil servants and pensioners being owed months of […]

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Imo: A state in a quandary (1)

Despite still smarting from the crippling effects of the coronavirus outbreak, residents of Imo State, particularly business owners, artisans, farmers and petty traders, are burdened by multiple taxes and levies by different organs of the Imo State Government. This is in addition to civil servants and pensioners owed months of salary and pension arrears, reports […]

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COVID-19: How transporters, POS money traders rip off interstate, local passengers

Operators of different sectors of the Nigerian economy take advantage of the outbreak of coronavirus to exploit Nigerian masses, especially in the transport sector. JULIANA FRANCIS examines these practices and the weak regulatory system that enables such fraud   A photojournalist, Mohammed Abdullahi, residing at Ajah and working at Ikeja, said before COVID- 19, he […]

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COVID-19: How transporters, POS money traders rip off interstate, local passengers (1)

COVID-19: When commuters’ pains become transporters’ joy   The outbreak of coronavirus in Nigeria has brought about many sharp practices, especially in the transport sector. JULIANA FRANCIS examines these practices and the weak regulatory system that enables such fraud Miss Anurika Onyemelam was determined her elder sister and sister-in-law would join the first bus heading […]

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Nigeria’s 94% sugar deficit despite huge incentives

Despite the implementation of the Backward Integration Programme (BIP) Nigeria has failed to achieve self-sufficiency in local sugar production, BAYO AKOMOLAFE reports Moves by the Federal Government to attain self-sufficiency in sugar production in 2020 have crashed by 1.62 million tonnes as the price of sugar at the global market soared to $365.70 per tonne. […]

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Ezza: Ebonyi community united by Okeaku festival (2)

Ezza Ezekuna and Ikwo clans of Ebonyi State have continued to use Okeaku and Nnesweoha new yam festivals as a unifying force to promote their cultures and traditions, writes UCHENNA INYA Uniting families A Dubai-based businessman and son of the clan, Paschal Oluchukwu Omaka, explained that Okeaku brings together all members of every family in […]

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Ezza: Ebonyi community united by Okeaku Festival (1)

Bonded by a rich cultural heritage Okeaku and Nnesweoha new yam festivals of Ezza Ezekuna and Ikwo clans in Ebonyi State have continued to be a unifying force for the people, promoting their cultures and traditions, writes UCHENNA INYA The people of Ezza Ezekuna are the descendants of Ezekuna, the first son of Ekumenyi. They […]