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A Christmas with a difference

A Christmas with a difference

Christmas Day is usually celebrated with a lot of fun, pomp and pageantry. However, there are indications that this year’s edition might be different for several reasons. DEBORAH OCHENI reports.   In Nigeria, Christmas Day,…

Religious groups move against sexual violence

Religious groups move against sexual violence

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and other stakeholders have expressed their desires to collaborate in finding lasting solutions to gender-based violence. REGINA OTOKPA reports   Religious leaders are a strong force when it comes…

War against FGM

War against FGM

The war against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has taken new dimension in Ebonyi State with surveillance against the communities that publicly denounced the age-long harmful practice. That is to ensure they don’t go back to…

People laugh at me for selling brooms – Nonagenarian

People laugh at me for selling brooms – Nonagenarian

A 92-year-old grandfather and a popular broom seller in Dass, capital of Dass Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Alhaji Danjuma Usman, has said that selling brooms- is better for him than to beg for…

Lifelines to rural communities

Lifelines to rural communities

It was a dream come true for Abia youth entrepreneurs who had struggled to establish their businesses after acquiring requisite skill.   The aspect of financial empowerment is obviously a critical component in the quest…

#EndSARS: Search for peace begins

#EndSARS: Search for peace begins

In the aftermath of the recent #EndSARS protests, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has initiated some reconciliatory moves to restore peace in the territory. CALEB ONWE reports.     The #ENDSARS protests began as…

Making health, national security issue

Making health, national security issue

Last Saturday, Nigeria marked the 2020 Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day during which concerns were raised over the poor state of the health care delivery system in the country. REGINA OTOKPA reports   About a…

Challenge of health reportage during pandemic

Challenge of health reportage during pandemic

Health journalists in Abuja recently received some knocks and kudos over their reportage of the COVID-19 pandemic in the last nine months. REGINA OTOKPA reports     Immediately the first case of Coronavirus (COVID19) infection…

Intensifying fight for food security

Intensifying fight for food security

Recently, members of the Small holder Women Farmers Organization of Nigeria (SWOFON ) gathered in the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) to discuss the challenges of food security. CALEB ONWE was there     The motive behind…

A move towards decongesting IDP camps

A move towards decongesting IDP camps

Due to violent conflicts in different parts of the world, including Nigeria, there are millions of women and children taking refuge in various Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps, at the risk of diseases and death.…