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COVID-19: How schools strive to protect pupils after resumption amid fear

As pupils and students resume for learning amid a second wave of Coronavirus in Nigeria, some parents have expressed worries over the sanitation, hygiene facilities and practices in the schools their children attend. It is this fear that propelled ISIOMA MADIKE, who went round some of these schools to ascertain the protocols put in place […]

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NIN REGISTRATION: Favouritism, racketeering, touting reign amid COVID-19 fears at Alausa centre

Those who have been to the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) centre in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, would agree that the state, which has remained the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic is indeed in trouble. Apart from the difficulty applicants face in trying to process their registrations on a daily basis, the centre, may become a […]

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Yuletide: The poor and vulnerable in the eye of COVID-19 storm

The second wave of the Coronavirus is spreading fast. The poor and vulnerable may be caught up if they remain at the end of the table. Should this happen, it will only spell doom for a country with a population of over 200 million, and a very weak health system. REGINA OTOKPA reports: Alone on […]

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‘LOOTED’ PALLIATIVES: The inside story

That there is hunger in the land is no longer a hidden fact. The recent incident, which followed the #EndSARS protests in Nigeria, somewhat laid this bare as angry, hungry youths went on the rampage, invading warehouses and carting away anything in sight. ISIOMA MADIKE, in this report, examines the events surrounding the looting of […]

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NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES: A health priority taking too long

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) have been relegated to the background for too long without proper recognition and investment from the government. The results are distressing, causing preventable deaths, disability and reduced productivity. Grave danger, according to experts, lies ahead if the issue is not prioritised without delay, reports REGINA OTOKPA An epitome of beauty, she […]

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Corruption: Inside Abia’s abandoned, poorly executed NDDC road projects (2)

In this concluding part of Abia’s abandoned, poorly executed NDDC road projects, ARINZE CHIJIOKE, highlights the corrupt allegations that may have prompted President Muhammadu Buhari to order a forensic audit of the NDDC from 2001 to 2019 in October 2019. He also made efforts at getting those concerned to state their case The probe The […]

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Corruption: Inside Abia’s abandoned,poorly executed NDDC road projects

There were feelings of excitement among the people of Ohuru-Ndoki Community when three contractors were prequalified to bid for road projects in 2008. They were happy that after a long wait, their prayers were about to be answered. But, as days rolled into weeks and weeks into months and years without their dreams materialising, the […]

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Hoarded palliatives: Why angry, hungry youths invaded warehouses

There has been widespread looting of warehouses used to temporarily store the palliative items for distribution to the poor and vulnerable as part of measures to reduce the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. This is one of the fallouts of the outbreak of violence during the #EndSARS protests. These incidents, according to this report by […]

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We need referendum to decide Nigeria’s future –Iba Gani Adams

Iba Gani Adams, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, has said in this interview with ISIOMA MADIKE that the issue of restructuring is over flogged while maintaining that time is now for the exit of the Yoruba from Nigeria as bad governance and insecurity have continued to fuel the agitation for the Oduduwa Republic. Excerpts… How […]

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Why we’re not returning to church now –Worshippers

Worship centres have returned in full gear after government lifting of ban placed on them during the lockdown. But some members are still skeptical about their safety and have decided to stay back from attending services to observe the further flattening of the pandemic curve, reports ISIOMA MADIKE It was joy and relief when the […]

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