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Old, sick and dying LUTH pensioners demand gratuities 10 years after

Bank, hospital, anti-graft agency in conspiracy of silence   Pensioners of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) are old men and women, who retired about 10 years ago. They have been waiting for the balance of their gratuities totalling over N1 million each. During the 10-year wait, many have fallen sick, many have died while […]

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Uncovering mafia behind stolen prepaid meters (II)

CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK   Consumers’ desperation, disco officials’ collusion fuel theft   Desperation to own prepaid meters has led to a surge in theft of prepaid meters. In this concluding part, JULIANA FRANCIS unravels those involved in the crime     Further months of investigations showed that there are other markets for such meters […]

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Uncovering mafia behind stolen prepaid meters (1)

    Many Nigerians are desperate to own prepaid meters to avoid estimated billings from Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs), believed to be exploitative. This desperation has led to increasing cases of prepaid meters being stolen, though it is said that meters are not transferable. In this investigation, JULIANA FRANCIS seeks to unravel those profiting from […]

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IRT WIDOWS: LIFE WITHOUT OUR HUSBANDS

‘Painful to see my husband’s corpse,    Operatives of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT) are part of an elite squad of the Nigeria Police. Sadly, some of these gallant officers have been killed in the line of duty. Their widows share their challenges with JULIANA FRANCIS.     Mrs. Eniola […]

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‘Foreign’ cyclists: Ticking security time bomb in Lagos (2)

CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK   Rugged, fearless, armed riders on the prowl   In this concluding part of the report, JULIANA FRANCIS further examines the dangers in the menace of all manner of cyclists across Lagos metropolis and neighbouring Ogun State   Some of the cyclists in Lagos sometimes come from Mowe area of Ogun […]

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‘Foreign’ cyclists: Ticking security time bomb in Lagos (1)

The Lagos metropolis is now full of northern and foreign motorcyclists. Many of them are believed to be fleeing members of Boko Haram, herdsmen and foreigners. In this report, JULIANA FRANCIS looks at the menace of these ‘strangers,’ highlighting lurking dangers   Mr. Timothy Oluwafemi works with a media outfit in Lagos State. Part of […]

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Used, abandoned to fate (2)

  Neglected and rejected: Story of injured officers In this concluding part of the story on policemen and soldiers, who were injured in the line of duty and abandoned to fate, Juliana Francis reveals that though there is still hope for these men, but the hope becomes a stillborn due to lack of money and […]

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Used, abandoned to fate (1)

…injured policemen in line of duty feel used and dumped     Blind, forgotten, rejected, helpless and hopeless     There are several policemen who have become maimed or injured in the course of their duties. These men laid down their lives to secure others. They sustained injuries and are now abandoned to their fate. […]

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Police: Making up charges to fleece innocent Nigerians

    Relying on instincts to make arrest   Police have a penchant for arresting people based on their manner of dressing. Although different Inspectors-General of Police have warned against such practices, termed rights violation, these persist. In this report, JULIANA FRANCIS examines why police still make arrest based on the way people look or […]

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Piracy: Condemning intellectual property owners to penury

    Unending tears of writers, publishers   The Nigerian society has witnessed the administration of different governments; yet, none has been able to curtail piracy, rendering many owners of intellectual property angry, frustrated and penniless. In this report, JULIANA FRANCIS takes a look at latest victims, probing the challenges of Nigerian Copyrights Commission   […]

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