Insight

How quarries exploit children for survival (3)

In this concluding part of the investigation on the plight of children working in quarries in Nigeria, child rights’ groups and organisations argue for better care and treatment of children, writes JULIANA FRANCIS Yunana Tanko is 11 years old and he is in primary three. He is the second child of his late parents. He […]

Insight

How quarries exploit children for survival (2)

In this second part of the investigation, Juliana Francis reveals that children in different states in Nigeria continue to work in quarries to pay school fees and support their parents notwithstanding heart stopping injuries they sustain at these sites Oyan Quarry in Osun State Miss Adebayo Opeyemi (17), an SS2, has been working in the […]

Insight

How quarries exploit children for survival (1)

To access quarries where children work is tough. Entrance, however, shows shocking revelations. The old order, where children were used for exploitative labour by traffickers, has given way to a new order. Parents are now at the top of the system, using their children as supplementary breadwinners, reports JULIANA FRANCIS Ihube Quarry in Imo State […]

Insight

COVID-19: Still a big challenge to Nigeria’s healthcare system

The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has impacted public health negatively, leaving mortality and morbidity in its wake, writes APPOLONIA ADEYEMI Mr. Tijani Yusuf (not real name), an official of a hospitality business outfit located in Abuja, received the shock of his life during the coronavirus lockdown in Abuja. Spirited efforts he and some of […]

Insight

#EndSARS: Benumbed by killing, looting, vandalism, arson

Days after violence ended the #EndSARS protests, many states across the country are still counting their losses, Our Correspondents report About a fortnight ago violence ended what started as a peaceful agitation by the mass of Nigerian youths to end harassment, extortion, illegal arrest/detention and brutality by a unit of the Nigeria Police Force, the […]

Insight

#EndSARS: Uncommon protests with unpredictable outcomes

For two weeks, Nigerian youths, hitherto docile and submissive, held the country, nay the whole world, spellbound with their resolute protests seeking an end to police brutality and bad governance. But after sponsored thugs hijacked the protests, Nigeria was pushed to the precipice, writes ABIODUN BELLO “It hit all of us like a thunderbolt and […]

Insight

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 […]

Insight

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 […]

Insight

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 […]

Insight

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 […]

Fake Richard Mille Replica Watches, www.richardmille.to The ceramic upper and lower cases are imported from Taiwan and are processed by ATPT ceramics to form Y-TZP ceramics. After high-tech anti-fingerprint technology, they present a delicate and soft sub-black material. This color quality has remained unchanged for a hundred years. The color and luster are more detailed to achieve the ceramic tone visual pattern electroplating upper and lower shells that are infinitely close to the original products, with anti-reflective coating sapphire glass! The tape uses a soft and delicate Malaysian imported top rubber strap, and the movement is equipped with an imported Seiko NH movement. The buckle of this version is made according to the original size and thinness, making it feel more comfortable and intimate, the highest version on the market Richard Mille Replica