Curbing water borne diseases in rural Akwa Ibom

In most rural communities In Nigeria, the people drink mostly water from rivers, streams and in very few instances, bore holes. For those low income earners who cannot afford to sink a personal bore hole, they resort to making use of the community borehole where it is available. Current statistics by the United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) shows that about 57 million Nigerians do not have access to safe water, relatedly; the World Health Organisation (WHO) said 3.4 million people die annually as a result of preventable waterborne diseases…

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Curbing inter-security forces violent clashes

Last week, a soldier and three anti-riot policemen reportedly died during a shootout between members of the two security forces. Several others on both sides received gunshot wounds in the encounter that took place in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital. Some of the critically injured were said to be battling for life at the General Sani Abacha Hospital in Damaturu. Several civilians were hit by stray bullets in the clash which lasted over an hour. Residents said it was not the first the two had been engaged in clashes. According…

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Clergymen blast OBJ: You led a corrupt govt

Some ministers of God in Nigeria have come down hard on former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, over his recent statement that pastors in the country were aiding corruption in Nigeria.   Though some pastors declined comment saying, Apostle Johnson Suleman was being harassed by the powers that be for opening his mouth, yet, fiery ones did not mince words in telling Obasanjo that he perpetuated corruption as Nigeria’s president. Obasanjo’s statement that some Nigerian Pastors/ preachers preach that one can acquire wealth without labour triggered sharp reactions from clerics across…

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Money politics responsible for bad leadership – Musa

Second Republic governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, speaks in this interview with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, on the anti-corruption war of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, insisting that it is not yielding the desired results because it is being prosecuted by doubtful characters     The Muhammadu Buhari administration is almost two years in office. Are you satisfied with its performance so far? I am not satisfied at all. I am disappointed that the nation has not progressed. Nigerians were promised change but we haven’t seen any change. Are you…

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N360bn SMS fraud: Power to stop menace in subscribers’ hands –NCC

The power to stop the menace of fraudulent unsolicited short messaging service (SMS) or text messages, estimated to be robbing telecoms subscribers an estimated N360 billion annually, is in the hand of the consumers, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. National Association of Telecoms Subscriber (NATCONS), had stated that, following rigorous calculated by the consumer rights body, it has been found that instances of unsolicited SMS cost subscribers over N360 billion annually. Following this revelation and deluge of complaints from thousands of telecoms consumers regarding how irritating and fraudulent…

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Curbing policemen-targeted abduction

In the face of the surge in abduction across the country, expectations are that the police, constitutionally mandated to protect lives and property of Nigerians, will form a line of defence against the daredevil kidnappers. But how wrong they are? The police are also seeking protection against the kidnappers because they too, like ordinary citizens, are susceptible to abduction. In the last couple of weeks, many policemen have been subjected to harrowing experiences, like other abducted Nigerians and foreigners alike, in the hands of kidnappers, who have become the lords…

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