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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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Northern farmers: ‘Climate change, COVID-19 pandemic compounded our woes’

As smallholder women farmers count losses Though Nigeria is a signatory to the Paris Agreement, the international deal aimed at tackling climate change, the issue appears to have held up small scale women farmers in the Northern part of the country as captured in this report by Yekeen Akinwale, who recently toured the region Susan […]

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Hijab: The veil controversy

Public expression of hijab has, somehow, become a very controversial issue. It started on September 18, 1989, when three female students were suspended for refusing to remove their scarves in class at Gabriel Havez Middle School in Creil, northern France. Since then, Nigeria has cued into such needless debate. Ilorin, the Kwara State capital is […]

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Securing children’s future via insurance in the event of parental deaths

A child’s education is, undoubtedly, the main concern of any parent. And good education, many believe, is the most precious legacy any parent can leave for his or her child. In this report, ISIOMA MADIKE, looks at how parents can make provision that will secure the future of their children in case of disability or […]

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COVID-19: Why we’re hesitant to take vaccine, by health workers

We’d take the vaccine because we know implications of not taking it –Doctors As COVID-19 vaccine begins to roll out this week, enthusiasm in the healthcare workforce has not been encouraging. While some are hesitant to take the jab, others, especially the doctors, are excited about taking the shot as they see it as a […]

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Man gets life sentence for having sex with teenage niece, others

A man has been sentenced by an Akure High Court to life imprisonment for having sex with his teenage niece and three other minors. The convict, Kolawole Apoti, who was dragged before Justice Olutoyin Akeredolu, was said to have lured other teenage girls to his house with the help of his teenager niece, where he […]

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