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In this feature, VICTOR AYENI writes about the consistent pattern of harassment, threats, and violence meted out to journalists in the course of discharging their constitutional duties A pure wave of …

23rd March 2024

journalists

The poor maintenance of critical electrical equipment by service providers and low level of safety practice among consumers have led to avoidable deaths and injuries, writes GODFREY GEORGE She ran as …

16th March 2024

An electricity worker

The continuous rise in the cost of living amid widespread poverty is forcing some residents in the North to break into warehouses, and farms and waylay trucks in desperate search of food, writes GODWI…

9th March 2024

MARKET SCENE

Extreme stunts, pranks, and skits by content creators are exposing citizens to potential health hazards, injuries and deaths, writes VICTOR AYENI In January, a Nigerian skit maker, who was simply iden…

9th March 2024

craze for popularity

While many citizens find the health benefits offered by jogging to be admirable, many people are stomped due to cases of joggers who have fallen victim to robberies or murder by louts and inebriated d…

2nd March 2024

FITNESS ENTHUSIASTS

CHIMA AZUBUIKE writes about the growing hardship in the North and the impact on the residents When Bilkisi Bako and Halilu Tijjani, both residents of  Damari in the Sabuwa Local Government Area of Ka…

24th February 2024

bandits attack

As reactions continue to trail the recently concluded 2023 African Cup of Nations, VICTOR AYENI writes about the ‘prophecies’ and predictions of some clerics that attracted knocks and kudos from n…

17th February 2024

AFCON CLERICS

Godfrey George writes about the allegations of sexual harassment in Nigeria’s military As a child, Toochi (surname withheld) had a masculine gait that made heads turn whenever she walked. At 14, an …

17th February 2024

FEMALE SOLDIER

The air of sadness surrounding the death of a former Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Incorporated, Herbert Wigwe, and a former chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group Plc, Abimbola Ogunbanj…

17th February 2024

WIGWE, OGUNBANJO

SUNDAY NWAKANMA writes about the contamination of the Aro Ajatakiri stream in the Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State and how it has affected the livelihoods of residents of the community The …

11th February 2024

CONTAMINATED STREAM

DENNIS NAKU and CHIKA OTUCHIKERE write on a protest by some women in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, over their husbands’ inability to the sleep with them due to epileptic power supply, and the agitati…

10th February 2024

SUSPECTS AND PEOPLE

As the world commemorates World Cancer Day today, survivors and cancer care experts in Nigeria have urged the federal and state governments to improve access to cancer care across the board. A breast …

4th February 2024

cancer treatment

Centuries ago, monarchs in Nigeria were known to wield enormous spiritual and physical powers. However, insecurity is gradually weakening the ‘power’ of the crown, making traditional rulers victim…

3rd February 2024

MORNARCHS

MUHAMMED LAWAL examines the issues surrounding the withdrawal of the three junta-led countries who exited the Economic Community of West African States When the Economic Community of West African Stat…

3rd February 2024

TINUBU AND OTHERS

Three years after the creation of four emirates by a former governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, the dust sparked by creation has yet to settle, as it has continued to generate tension in the…

3rd February 2024

EMIR OF KANO AND OTHERS

The level of insecurity has reignited the longstanding call for state police, even as stakeholders express fear that governors may abuse the opportunity that comes with state police, DANIEL AYANTOYE w…

27th January 2024

TINUBU AND OTHERS

The weak implementation of the Osun State anti-open grazing law is exposing farmlands and crops to attacks by nomadic herdsmen alleged destroying the livelihoods of farmers in the state, writes BOLA B…

27th January 2024

HERDS

Economic factors, the absence of sympathetic anti-suicide laws and poor mental health awareness are increasing the rate of suicides and suicidal thoughts in Nigeria, writes VICTOR AYENI For many staff…

27th January 2024

STOP SUICIDE

For many residents of Niger State, access to clean water is a pipe dream despite the presence of major dams and water bodies, writes CHIKA OTUCHIKERE Different strokes for different folks you could ca…

20th January 2024

WASHING IN THE STREAM

FATTEH HAMID writes on the devastating explosion which left at least five persons dead over scores injured in the Bodija area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital Boom! A loud blast rocked Ibadan, the Oyo…

20th January 2024

IBADAN EXPLOSION

In the early hours of Monday, January 8, the British Broadcasting Corporation released a three-part documentary where former disciples of the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, the late P…

13th January 2024

T B JOSHUA AND OTHERS

ARMSTRONG BAKAM writes on the recent rescue of seven children who were allegedly abducted from different parts of Bauchi State and had their names changed before the suspected human trafficking syndic…

13th January 2024

BAUCHI ADOPTED CHILDREN

The Nigerian Army came under a barrage of criticism when a video showing six candidates in its ongoing 86 Regular Recruits Intake exercise laying false claims of indigenship of Lagos State went viral …

6th January 2024

OSHODI ISOLO LG

It is customary in many riverine communities in the Niger Delta region to bury people who drowned or were killed at sea or any water by the seaside or in the mangrove. GODFREY GEORGE, who visited such…

6th January 2024

SEASIDE BURIAL

Following the recent ban placed on Baze University by the Council of Legal Education, AMARACHI OKEH writes on how universities exceed their approved quotas and how this creates a chain of backlogs tha…

30th December 2023

AA

GODFREY GEORGE writes on the indiscriminate waste disposal in Lagos and how it is the bedrock for epidemics if left unchecked The walk from Owodunni Street to Oladele bus stop in Ikosi, Lagos, is not …

30th December 2023

Ketu, Lagos

Anozie Egole reports that bad policies and failure on the part of the government to implement the good ones have retarded the development of Nigerian ports and caused the nation huge revenue loss over…

30th December 2023

Apapa-wharf

In this report, AJIBADE OMAPE writes on how the indiscriminate arrest of citizens have led to their unwanted and oftentimes illegal detention in police cells On July 20, 2013, Olaniyi Ibrahim, a catfi…

23rd December 2023

police detention

Recent studies have revealed that one in every four tested men turned out not to be the biological father of their child(ren) and ranks Nigeria as the second highest in paternity fraud. GODFREY GEORGE…

16th December 2023

DNA testing

The air around the house became thick when 11-year-old Mmeyene (surname withheld) walked in. It was a Wednesday morning and her mother, Victoria, now late, and stepfather, Tony, 52, sat on a sofa faci…

9th December 2023

Alleged Witches

ARMSTRONG BAKAM writes on the challenges, including inadequate classes and teaching and learning materials and lack of WASH facilities, among others, faced by pupils of Gudum Hausawa Primary School, l…

9th December 2023

Gudum Hausawa Primary School

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