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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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Paradise of thorns: Cries of girls trafficked to Saudi

    Pains, anguish of Nigerian  slave girls in Saudi Arabia   Thousands of Nigerian girls and young women who went to Saudi Arabia and Oman as domestic workers are living in slavelike conditions, and crying out daily for help. JULIANA FRANCIS captures the stories and suffering of these victims       At first […]