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Homeless girls: A story of lost souls

‘Every day is a struggle, and fear of street urchins, palpable’ The dilemma homeless girls face on a daily basis, are dreadfully pitiable. They are condemned to a life of rejection, trauma, deprivation and poverty. Isioma Madike, who took a tour of the city, visiting some bridges, markets and hot spots, serves a story of […]

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Sports varsity: Anioma salutes FG as NUC gives final nod

…supports Nwoko’s quest for Senate Prominent indigenes of Anioma in Delta State, have applauded the Federal Government and the Nigerian University Commission (NUC), for what they said was a bold step in giving the final approval for the first Sports University in the country, which is cited in Idumuje-Ugboko. Reacting to the good news, the […]

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Costly burials: Profiting from the dead

The poor cannot afford the prices of these services, says a casket seller It is often said that death is a necessary end. But, in today’s Nigeria, the social status of a person often reflects in the way such a fellow is buried. This, it seems, has become the motivation for private burial grounds and […]

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7th-Day Adventist crisis (2)

Pastor Owolabi’s resignation, only panacea to end crisis –Laity The man they’re talking about is the best minister in the church, says Union This is the concluding part of the Seventh-day Adventist crisis that had threatened the very existence of the church in Nigeria as captured by Isioma Madike Press conference Representatives of the Laity […]

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7th-Day Adventist Church crisis deepens

Pastor Owolabi has no legitimacy to remain as president –Laity Disgruntled individuals orchestrating the crisis, says Owolabi’s group Allegations of harassment, intimidation and arrest, false –Police The Seventh-Day Adventist Church holds a unique system of end-times beliefs. Traditionally, the church has taught that the Second Coming of Christ will be preceded by a global crisis […]

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ATM fraud: How banks, police frustrate victims

Bank frauds are as old as the banking system itself. In recent times, however, the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards appear to be very attractive to these fraudsters. But how easy is it to track the perpetrators of this fraud and possibly get the stolen monies back? Isioma Madike, who has been following this trend […]

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COVID-19 vaccines: AstraZeneca, Moderna scarcity lingers

Officials asked us to call at intervals to check for availability –those seeking second jab There is no scarcity, we have over 36 million combinations of those doses, says NPHCDA If there’s break, the anticipated efficacy’ll be compromised –Odo For over three weeks now, many Nigerians, especially those needing the second jab have been finding […]

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NIPOST-EMS: A cesspool of corruption

‘Those not in EMS section bring customers and take their cuts’ In logistics business, we do experience hiccups, certain failures –GM, EMS/parcels It’s a government agency; there are procedures, says Manager, FESTAC office Over the years, like most public enterprises widely perceived as inefficient, Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has faced a difficult challenge of satisfying […]

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Taps run dry after N300 million spent in Enugu communities (2)

In this concluding part, ARINZE CHIJIOKE, highlighted how various WASH programmes have not tackled perennial water issues in the country. In spite of the testimonies of the Obinofia Ndiuno people, the traditional ruler of Emeora Neke, where some of the water projects are located, Silas Udeogu, vehemently rejected the idea of the projects, which he […]

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Taps run dry after N300m spent in Enugu communities

In November 2020, three organisations and the Enugu State government celebrated the completion of a N300 million projects that were expected to improve the lives of poor people in under-resourced communities in the state. The projects were supposed to expand the access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services in the affected communities. However, several […]

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