PRIMARY EDUCATION: How faulty foundation threatens Nigeria’s future

The rot in Nigeria’s education sector sets in a long time ago with almost everyone watching the decay like a movie. The result is what is believed to be a decline in both infrastructure and standards. What played out in the primary subdivision in Edo and Kaduna states recently best illustrate not only this irritation but also brought sad memories of a glorious past in the country’s learning system. But, how did the nation come to this sorry pass? What impact has this on the younger generations? Could it have…

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Kidneys for sale!

  Nigerians tricked, lost renal organs in Indian hospital   In this second part of the investigative report on the frightening dimension that trafficking in persons across the world has taken, JULIANA FRANCIS dwells on the way it affects Nigerians and how NAPTIP is battling to create ample awareness and also rescue young Nigerian men and women already trapped by the powerful kidnapping rings. After been on their trail for months, Gabriel and other agents in Nigeria were arrested in Nigeria while Nicole was arrested in Dubai and sentenced to…

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How a victim was sold for N1.5m to a soldier in Oman

Going further, she said: “The job was supposed to be an interim one. I was to work, maybe, six months at most and return to Nigeria. These Oman people have agents in Nigeria recruiting Nigerians. I was told not to worry about money for visa and ticket, the job comes with flight arrangements. I was asked only to bring my passport and the next thing I know was that I was in Oman. I sincerely and strongly believe that those agents use the power of hypnotism on victims. Once they…

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Middle East EVIL: Human traffickers now trick victims,sell their organs

The ways humans are exploited differ significantly. Those involved in trafficking started with sex within escort services and soon moved to labour trading of farmworkers. Today, they have gradually but steadily roamed to human organs harvesting, which now appears to be more lucrative. In this report JULIANA FRANCIS reveals that traffickers usually target vulnerable populations but said there are particular circumstances such as homelessness they try to exploit for profit     When 30-year-old old Abosede, a mother of two was told that she would be travelling to a country…

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Weapons seizure: The Turkey ‘generosity…. ‘Customs intercepted 2,671 pump-action rifles since January’

Nigeria is a nation quaked by crime. This may be why the massive seizures of munitions is both frightening and disquieting. For a country already brimming with criminalities, the latest hauls should cause sleepless nights for security chiefs, who ought to plug all loopholes and ensure that the country ceases to be a dumping ground for weapons. ISIOMA MADIKE reports Nigeria is generally been regarded by many to be a destination for dangerous weapons in recent times. The reason for this thinking may not be fanciful. The country is believed…

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GULLY EROSION: A DISASTER FORETOLD

The painful memories of gullies, particularly in the South South and South East geo-political zones have remained distressing. Before now, cracks in the soil often seem harmless but annual rainfall has continually weaken the fissures and trigger erosions, which had, in recent times, caused landslides that consumed homes, severed roads and divided communities, reports ISIOMA MADIKE.   A 48-year-old mother of two children, who gave her name simply as Mrs. Ubaka, hails from Ukwu-Nzu, a sleepy and agrarian town in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State. She narrated…

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RISING KADUNA ABDUCTIONS: They promised not to kidnap again but abducted my wife 2 months after –Victim

Kaduna, according to its inhabitants, now subsists in the jaws of kidnappers. Head, Special Investigation, ISIOMA MADIKE, tells the story of a state in which the rich and famous continually disguise to beat off the antics of abductors as he concludes this two-part story from his just-concluded tour of the state   Dr. Abdulmalik Durungwa, a Fulani and Kaduna-based businessman, deals on Information Communication Technology (ICT). The 55-year-old is also into politics. He had an experience he said he would never wish his enemies. That was on August 20, 2016….

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