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Costly burials: Profiting from the dead

Costly burials: Profiting from the dead

The poor cannot afford the prices of these services, says a casket seller It is often said that death is a necessary end. But, in today’s Nigeria, the social status of a person often reflects…

7th-Day Adventist crisis (2)

7th-Day Adventist crisis (2)

Pastor Owolabi’s resignation, only panacea to end crisis –Laity The man they’re talking about is the best minister in the church, says Union This is the concluding part of the Seventh-day Adventist crisis that had…

7th-Day Adventist Church crisis deepens

7th-Day Adventist Church crisis deepens

Pastor Owolabi has no legitimacy to remain as president –Laity Disgruntled individuals orchestrating the crisis, says Owolabi’s group Allegations of harassment, intimidation and arrest, false –Police The Seventh-Day Adventist Church holds a unique system of…

ATM fraud: How banks, police frustrate victims

ATM fraud: How banks, police frustrate victims

Bank frauds are as old as the banking system itself. In recent times, however, the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards appear to be very attractive to these fraudsters. But how easy is it to track…

COVID-19 vaccines: AstraZeneca, Moderna scarcity lingers

COVID-19 vaccines: AstraZeneca, Moderna scarcity lingers

Officials asked us to call at intervals to check for availability –those seeking second jab There is no scarcity, we have over 36 million combinations of those doses, says NPHCDA If there’s break, the anticipated…

NIPOST-EMS: A cesspool of corruption

NIPOST-EMS: A cesspool of corruption

‘Those not in EMS section bring customers and take their cuts’ In logistics business, we do experience hiccups, certain failures –GM, EMS/parcels It’s a government agency; there are procedures, says Manager, FESTAC office Over the…

Taps run dry after N300 million spent in Enugu communities (2)

Taps run dry after N300 million spent in Enugu communities (2)

In this concluding part, ARINZE CHIJIOKE, highlighted how various WASH programmes have not tackled perennial water issues in the country. In spite of the testimonies of the Obinofia Ndiuno people, the traditional ruler of Emeora…

Taps run dry after N300m spent in Enugu communities

Taps run dry after N300m spent in Enugu communities

In November 2020, three organisations and the Enugu State government celebrated the completion of a N300 million projects that were expected to improve the lives of poor people in under-resourced communities in the state. The…

Northern farmers: ‘Climate change, COVID-19 pandemic compounded our woes’

Northern farmers: ‘Climate change, COVID-19 pandemic compounded our woes’

As smallholder women farmers count losses Though Nigeria is a signatory to the Paris Agreement, the international deal aimed at tackling climate change, the issue appears to have held up small scale women farmers in…

Hijab: The veil controversy

Hijab: The veil controversy

Public expression of hijab has, somehow, become a very controversial issue. It started on September 18, 1989, when three female students were suspended for refusing to remove their scarves in class at Gabriel Havez Middle…