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Sexual abuse: The demon men faced as boys

In Africa, people hardly get to hear the horrific incidents of men being raped or boys’ childhood sexual abuse (CSA). The reality, however, is that boys do get raped. In this report, JULIANA FRANCIS tries to find out why men bottle their childhood sexual abuses and their negative implications Jide, a father of three and […]

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Apapa gridlock: Monster riding on security agents, govt officials’ greed

Truckers and port users are currently bearing the brunt of structural failure and inefficiency of the electronic call-up system launched in February 2021 to decongest the port access roads, BAYO AKOMOALFE reports Three months after it was introduced by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the electronic call up system (Eto App) launched on February 27, […]

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Ibegbe festival: Fusion of culture and civilisation

Sons and daughters of Afa in Okeagbe- Akoko community in Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State, were recently joined by their friends and associates from far and wide to showcase their rich tradition and culture, writes KAYODE OLANREWAJU The people of Afa and the entire Okeagbe-Akoko community in Akoko North-West Local Government Area […]

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Ogun in the grip of hostage takers

On assumption of office in 2019, Governor Dapo Abiodun vowed to take the war on abduction for ransom to the doorsteps of kidnappers. However, two years on, people are being kidnapped, almost on a daily basis, on the doorsteps of the governor, reports OLUFEMI ADEDIRAN In 2019, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State declared that […]

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Bloodletting: Civilians in the shadow of death

Since the start of the insurgency, followed by other armed conflicts in different parts of the country, civilians, especially women and children, have been raped, maimed, killed and thousands displaced from their homes. In this report, JULIANA FRANCIS looks at the need for protection of civilians through birthing a legal framework On April 25, 2021, […]

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Owerri Industrial Layout: Mbakwe’s far-sighted vision left to rot

Almost 38 years after he was ousted by a military coup, successive governors have not only failed, woefully, to measure up to the development standard set by the late Sam Mbakwe, they have, to the detriment of the Imo State citizens, allowed his legacy to rot, writes STEVE UZOECHI There is hardly any state in […]

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FGM: Health officials helping to modernise, preserve primitive practice (2)

Despite the harmful health implications of female circumcision otherwise known as genital mutilation, as well as the pains and trauma women go through, some health officials in Ebonyi State are secretly teaching mothers new methods of circumventing the law, UCHENNA INYA reports We’ve stopped mutilating women, girls -Cutters A Traditional Birth Attendant (TBA), Mrs. Uguru […]

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Mitigating impact of COVID-19 on women farmers

The recent fire incident at the popular Kugbo Furniture Market has triggered a lot of controversies and speculations as such an incident occured about the same time last year. CALEB ONWE reports     The women were mostly smallholder farmers. They came on the invitation of the Federal government which deemed it fit to respond […]

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FGM: Health officials helping to modernise, preserve primitive practice (1)

Despite harmful health implications on women as well as pains and trauma they go through, some health officials in Ebonyi State are secretly teaching mothers new methods to circumvent the law and vigorous campaigns against the age-long practice of female circumcision otherwise called Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), reports UCHENNA INYA Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), circumcision […]

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Flawed justice system: FG spends N7.6bn yearly on awaiting trial inmates’ feeding

In the last couple of years, overcrowding in Nigeria’s custodial centres has become a great burden on the justice system. In this investigation, JULIANA FRANCIS examines the staggering amount of taxpayers’ money spent on awaiting trial inmates, arising from poor administration of the justice system       Kevin Odu, 32, has been in prison […]

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