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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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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NATIVE DOCTORS GO DIGITAL

Nowadays, Nigerian native doctors, like their counterparts in other fields, have gone digital. They have not only taken their careers to a new height but are putting this novelty to fantastic use. They now use smartphone apps to reach their numerous and interested customers online. OLUWASEYIKEMI ANDREW, who has been tracking this development, reports   Nigerian native doctors appear to be taking their careers in a new direction. They now use smartphone apps to reach their numerous and interested customers online. They have not only taken their careers to a…

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Herbalists go digital to expand their horizon –Abiodun

Abolore Abiodun, a traditional doctor and the owner of Gbose Ewo Traditional Herbal Centre, Orile Agege, Lagos, spoke with OLUWASEYIKEMI ANDREW and BLESSING OMUABOR, in this interview   In recent times, there have been advertisements on social media by those who claim to be herbalist, soliciting for clients. What do you think has given rise to this new trend? In my own opinion, I see a sense in that. For me, any herbalist that puts his or her works on the social media only helps to expand our horizon; it’s…

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MYSTERIOUS TREE RISES AFTER BEING STRUCK DOWN BY WINDSTORM

Amuzu in Ezza-Ezekuna clan, Ebonyi State, recently witnessed a weird occurrence that has thrown not only the village but the entire state into confusion. UCHENNA INYA, who just returned from the community, tells a story of a people still in awe   Amuzu, an ancient village in Ezza-Ezekuna clan in Ebonyi State, has become a Mecca of some sort. The settlement, which is the leader of the 12 tribes of Ezza-Ezekuna, is a popular and homogenous community. It had witnessed strange things that have caught the attention of people from…

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