Thursday, October 18, 2018

Abiose Adelaja Adams

    TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (Silhouettes of desire)

TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (Silhouettes of desire)

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    TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (Crocodile at home, lizard abroad)

TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (Crocodile at home, lizard abroad)

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    TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (I will miss Uju)

TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (I will miss Uju)

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    TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (No strings attached)

TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (No strings attached)

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    How ‘touts’ connive with health officials to rip off yellow card applicants in Lagos

How ‘touts’ connive with health officials to rip off yellow card applicants in Lagos

For years, the process of obtaining yellow card in Nigeria has been fraught with irregularities. Applicants have complained about corruption and disregard for international vaccination rules. When the federal government introduced the new e-yellow card, many heaved a sigh of relief but findings by TheCable show that the process is still mired in controversies.August 1, 2018 marked the official expiry [...]

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    TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (As the Romans do)

TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (As the Romans do)

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    TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (Empty castles, empty vessels)

TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (Empty castles, empty vessels)

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    TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (Becoming pretty angel)

TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (Becoming pretty angel)

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    TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (Slippery through the sleaze)

TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (Slippery through the sleaze)

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    Uncompleted and abandoned, rural electrification projects are failing in Cross River

Uncompleted and abandoned, rural electrification projects are failing in Cross River

Settlers of Ikot Okpora in Cross River state have turned the national grid’s transmission lines which carry 33,000 volts of electricity into clothesline. ABIOSE ADELAJA ADAMS, finds in this village, as well as in others, that the federal government's electrification projects that aim to empower rural dwellers are uncompleted and abandoned.In 2005, the Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency (REA) was set [...]

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    TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (Chapter I)

TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (Chapter I)

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    HURRAY! Borno IDP school finally gets more teachers

HURRAY! Borno IDP school finally gets more teachers

More teachers have been deployed to the school located in the camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at Gubio, Maiduguri, Borno state, TheCable understands.TheCable had reported that the camp, which hosts an estimated 20,500 persons displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, is besieged with the problems of insufficient and poorly incentivised teachers as well as lack of writing and instructional materials.The [...]

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    ‘Whenever I remember Fatima, I can’t eat again’ — Dapchi parents speak on their pains and fears

‘Whenever I remember Fatima, I can’t eat again’ — Dapchi parents speak on their pains and fears

The mood in Dapchi is still sombre. Most families are gathered in congregational prayers under Neem trees at street corners, while military checkpoints, which where hitherto absent, are now glaring at strategic places.  This town, in Bursari local government area of Yobe state, north-east, Nigeria, is yet to recover from the attack on the Government Girls Science and Technical College [...]

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    Dapchi final year students to relocate to Nguru ahead of SSCE

Dapchi final year students to relocate to Nguru ahead of SSCE

Final year students of the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe, will be temporarily relocated to Government Girls Secondary School, Nguru, to enable them prepare for the forthcoming senior secondary school certificate examination.Yobe state commissioner for education, Mohammed Lamin, disclosed this to TheCable on Wednesday in Damaturu, the state capital. “We are right now making arrangements for the SS3 students, to [...]

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    ‘The kidnappers came in military uniform’ — lucky Dapchi schoolgirls recount ordeal to TheCable

‘The kidnappers came in military uniform’ — lucky Dapchi schoolgirls recount ordeal to TheCable

No one knew it was going to be a sad day at school. The blackboard, facing the empty class in ‘Tech 3A’, still bore, in the teacher’s handwriting, 19/2/18. The topic, ‘Weathering', which they learnt in geography class that day has not yet been erased from the board. And so is their memory of the attack.At about 5.30pm that Monday, the whistle for [...]

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    ‘We took Aisha to Dapchi on Sunday. She was kidnapped on Monday’

‘We took Aisha to Dapchi on Sunday. She was kidnapped on Monday’

Kawu opened her phone and began to cry. Her sister, Aisha, was smiling at her from the photo folder. She could not smile back. It was not going to be real.Aisha A-Deri is one of the 105 girls declared missing after suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, on Monday. It’s been five days now since the [...]

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