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Disaster looms as flood submerges Ondo community for four days

    Disaster looms as flood submerges Ondo community for four days

Ayetoro, a coastal community in Ondo state, is in dire straits after it was submerged by flood for four days. Oluwajuwon Daodu, publicity secretary of Ilaje Advancement Forum, says sea

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INVESTIGATION: How Sokoto teachers are living on proceeds of child beggars

    INVESTIGATION: How Sokoto teachers are living on proceeds of child beggars

BY KELECHUKWU IRUOMA In Sokoto state, there are 2,000 shoeless boys roaming the streets in tattered clothes. With bowls and dirty ropes suspended around their necks, they move in groups

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From classrooms to IDP camps: How Plateau crisis crippled activities in schools

    From classrooms to IDP camps: How Plateau crisis crippled activities in schools

In the beginning of June, Plateau State Polytechnic was full of life; students and lecturers went about their normal businesses while academic and non-academic activities went on smoothly. Fast forward to

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Privatization woes: Benin DisCo reverses role of engineers, technicians, turns them into marketers

When the federal government handed over electricity generation, transmission and distribution to private companies in 2013, it came with the relief that the problem of epileptic power supply would reduce

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SHAME! N’assembly cuts Unity Schools’ budget by N3bn — despite high insecurity

    SHAME! N’assembly cuts Unity Schools’ budget by N3bn — despite high insecurity

The national assembly slashed the allocation for security infrastructure in the 104 Unity Schools across the country by N3 billion

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‘Nothing has changed’ — NGO says children are still slaving in Ebonyi mines

    ‘Nothing has changed’ — NGO says children are still slaving in Ebonyi mines

In December, TheCable published an undercover investigation exposing how children are used as cheap labour in stone crushing sites and

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CBN funds DisCos to provide 704,928 meters

    CBN funds DisCos to provide 704,928 meters

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it has paid over N24bn to gas suppliers and released another fund to

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‘Saraya, if you’re still alive, stay strong’ – the emotional note of a Chibok mother to abducted daughter

    ‘Saraya, if you’re still alive, stay strong’ – the emotional note of a Chibok mother to abducted daughter

Four years ago, Boko Haram attacked Chibok, a town in Borno, north-east Nigeria, raiding it and abducting 276 girls who

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Chased from Chibok to Lagos: How Boko Haram victims are struggling to survive

    Chased from Chibok to Lagos: How Boko Haram victims are struggling to survive

Mercy Solomon is an indigene of Chibok, Borno state, a town that has come to be famous for the kidnap

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‘We only drank water when it rained’ — tale of Chibok schoolgirl who spent three years in captivity

    ‘We only drank water when it rained’ — tale of Chibok schoolgirl who spent three years in captivity

Lydia Joshua, one of the 276 girls kidnapped at Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, on April 14, 2014, has

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