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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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Nigeria: The Grazing Routes To Ethnic Bloodshed

This report highlights political, tribal and cultural influences and practices that continue to fuel the perennial herdsmen/farmer clashes. The situation is typified by a vicious circle of violence and mutual vendetta which has ravaged large swathes of the country’s north. EDEGBE ODEMWINGIE reports  from Nigeria’s North Central states of Nasarawa, Benue and the country’s capital, Abuja for […]

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