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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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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 […]