COVID-19: Chloroquine: has serious side effects –Prof. Ezeibe

Maduike Ezeibe, a professor of Veterinary Medicine in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Ezeibe told ISIOMA MADIKE in this interview that he is only waiting to be asked to submit his drug-candidate for confirmation of its efficacy on COVID-19. Excerpts…       Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recently announced that three COVID-19 remedy samples are undergoing evaluation. Is your drug one of them? I have not been contacted that I am one of…

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Coronavirus: From health crisis to food insecurity

Nigeria’s imminent food crisis is inevitable unless urgent steps are taken to intervene. This is the summation of what YEKEEN AKINWALE found out in his report when he visited Kebbi State recently     Fatima Wakili is a farmer in Kebbi State. But, she is presently saddened as she watches her farm produce—watermelons rot away. Wakili told our reporter that it is more painful seeing herds of cattle encroach her farm, eating up her farm produce. Though there is high demand for farm produce, there is no way to get…

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How Anti-One Chance Squad police officers killed our father –Sons

It is gradually but steadily becoming a norm, the rate at which arbitrary executions are being perpetrated by personnel of the Nigerian Police Force, and other law enforcement officers saddled with the task of protecting the citizens. This, according to this report by YEKEEN AKINWALE, calls for urgent government attention     Steven, (28) and Chinonso, (26), both sons of late Eze Solomon, are heart broken. So is their mother, who lives in a village in Anambra State, and the rest of the family. Sunday, May 10, will forever remain…

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‘ONE MILLION BOYS’: THE NEW TERROR IN TOWN

There have been panic in some neighbourhoods of Lagos and Ogun states lately following an invasion of suspected members of the notorious ‘One Million Boys,’ who storm and attack residents at random. ISIOMA MADIKE, in this report, examines the heinous activities of this dreaded robbery gang   They move in large numbers instilling fears in the minds of the citizenry. They don’t operate without giving notices to their targets of their dastardly intent. They are that bold, and everyone that had encountered them, dread them like a plague. They are…

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‘One million boys’ menace increased due to hunger –Ejiofor

Mike Ejiofor is a senior security specialist and former Director of the Department of State Security (DSS). He told ISIOMA MADIKE in this telephone interview that all stakeholders in Lagos and Ogun states must work together to nip the festering security challenge in the bud.   How would you react to the activities of the ‘one million boys’ in Lagos and Ogun states? Well, they are concentrated in Lagos, they have been in Lagos, but they gained prominence during this lockdown. They were operating freely before, but now they can’t…

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COVID-19: Seme border communities and politics of palliatives measures

  Following the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the need to curtail the spread in the country, the federal and some state governments have initiated a number of palliative measures aimed at cushioning the effects of the attendant social dislocation on the populace. But, this report by PODO SUNDAY, has shown that all that glitters is not gold         As the second phase of the Federal Government directive on lockdown enters its final week, the economic realities bites harder with palliative supposedly meant for the populace allegedly…

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CHILDHOOD DISEASES: ‘WASH’ TO THE RESCUE

Sanitation, water and hygiene, among the forgotten foundations of health –Experts     Clean water, basic toilets and good hygiene practices are essential for the survival and development of children. Without these basic needs, the lives of millions of children are at risk. For children under five, water and sanitation-related diseases are one of the leading causes of death. ISIOMA MADIKE, who just returned from Bangai in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau, tells a story of how primary school pupils have become change agents in saving lives from preventable…

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Sweet tales of motherhood: I was called a man, witch for not being able to give my husband a child -Nwaka

In-vitro Fertilisation (IVF) may have been shrouded in secrecy because of the stigma associated with it while the procedure is quite demanding. But the flood of testimonies from couples appears to be rubbishing the shame connected with it as Nigerians are now realising that a successful IVF is not only a scientific miracle but a breakthrough in itself.  In this report, Isioma Madike, tells the story of those who became proud mothers through the assisted reproductive technology   On the outward, Mrs Elizabeth Nwaka, could pass for a well to…

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Baba SALA’s last interview:I don’t want to die struggling with paralysis

Baba Sala

   …Baba Sala told Saturday Telegraph 11 months before his death     Even before the latest rumour of his death, Moses Olaiya Adejumo, had identified being constantly rumoured dead as a burden he is not willing to carry anymore having had to bear it for the past few years. As he sat across a few journalists somewhere in Lekki where the main thrust of the discussion centred on a biography of the man who took comic acting, either on stage or on screen, to the zenith, it was easy…

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FISH FARMING: GRADUATES RESPONSE TO NIGERIA’S UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS

Aquaculture revolution is fast gaining acceptability among Nigerians youths. It appears to have kick-started a revolution in the agric sector in the country. ISIOMA MADIKE, in this report, looks at the segment’s bold statement in addressing the unpleasant unemployment crisis Nigeria has found itself   Jide Ashikwei’s visit to a fish farm at Ikorodu area of Lagos State in 2017 changed his perception about employment. He was an unemployed graduate of Agricultural from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State at the time. He had been unemployed since his…

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