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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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Our nightmare in SARS’ cells, by victims

During its formation, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) was known to operate covertly; they were not allowed to be in police uniform, publicly carry guns or have walkie-talkies. They were given unmarked vehicles with no license plates sometimes or private plate numbers during duty to enable them to fight the crime the squad was established […]

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Why it ’s diff ic ult for Nigerians to pronounce cer tain letters, by Linguists

When one fails to pronounce words properly, listeners may not quickly, and easily grasp the meaning or significance of what is said. In this report, ISIOMA MADIKE, through the eye of linguists, looks at some of the reasons why this lingers Temitope Popoola, in a report, published by an online portal, Legit.ng, described English as […]

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Erosion: The gully is now close to my bedroom –Blind old man

… South-East now a tourist centre where nature is unkind to us –An environmentalist The South-East region, especially Anambra State, has been convulsing under the menace of erosion, the worst anyone could find in the country for a long time now. MADUFORO OKECHUKWU, who took a tour of some towns and villages most hit by […]

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COVID-19 Unleashing hidden monsters in homes

…you can tell your story without mentioning names –Sociologist Maimuna Aliyu’s world shattered after her three months old daughter, Rukaya, was raped, leaving the baby battling to stay alive. She had heard of children being raped in the Adogi Community in Lafia Local Government of Nasarawa State, where she lives with her husband, but Maimuna […]

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RISING COVID-19 FIGURES: Government actions not helping fight –Medical experts

Since February 27, when the first index case was discovered, COVID-19 cases have been on a steady rise. In what ways are the authorities not taking actions which are contributing to the increase in cases? ISIOMA MADIKE, in this report, attempts to find out from medical doctors Nigeria started the month of July with the […]

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SEXUAL VIOLENCE: The silent, violent pandemic

The girl-child, it appears, has become an endangered species in this part of the world as the ugly incidence of child rape across the country is taking a dimension that gives concern to many. ISIOMA MADIKE, in this report, looks at this frightening malaise that many now describe as a sore point in the nation’s […]

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THE SCOURGE OF MALARIA: Where are the treated nets?

It appears many Nigerians are no longer using the longlasting insecticidal nets freely distributed by government and non-governmental agencies to combat the scourge of malaria, said to be the most prevalent disease in the country. ISIOMA MADIKE, in this report, attempts to find out why, especially as malaria remains a major component of the raging […]

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DEPRESSION: THE IGNORANCE, THE STIGMA

Many people, including medical experts, seem to agree on depression as the possible cause of most suicide incidents. Hopelessness, feelings of guilt, loss of interest, insomnia, and low self-esteem are some of the most popular symptoms of depression. And while effective prevention and treatment of such mood disorders have been known to reduce the scourge, […]