The Rise of New Drug Lords

By Emeka Ibemere   Cannabis farm owners in the Niger Delta of Nigeria’s South-South region are creating a new kind of drug cartel.  This new cartel type is defined strictly by blood relations, and it frequently involves parents recruiting their own children, by pulling the kids out of school. This has introduced a new direction for […]


Traditional birth attendants attending to expectant mothers

A Dangerous Alternative

By Chinenye Eseke. In spite of its dangers, many Nigerian women still patronize untrained traditional birth attendants, for reasons ranging from poverty to ignorance and inadequate primary health care facilities writes Chinenye Eseke.   Didikankide Joseph, a Traditional Birth Attendant (TBA) in Bomadi, Delta State, is one of the few trusted by the locals in […]


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How telecoms firms cheat, frustrate subscribers

By Ajibola Amzat Despite increasing customers’ frustration, telecom companies continue to push for more revenue  YEARLY, telecommunication companies in Nigeria generate revenues that surpass their returns in other African countries. In 2012 alone, the telecoms industry, which is controlled by four major companies – MTN Nigeria Communications Limited, Airtel Networks Limited, Emerging Market Telecommunications Services Limited (Etisalat) […]

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