HERDSMEN FROM HELL: The story of wanton massacre across the country

They came with a bang, killing, maiming and living behind memories of the dead, butchered like animals, while the lucky survivors live in agonising pains. The fresh attacks on some Benue State villages have become one too many. Across the country, according to this report by ISIOMA MADIKE, the herdsmen have touched almost every tribe in their seeming ‘madness’   On New Year’s Day, Benue State, and indeed, the whole country were thrown into deep mourning following fresh attacks linked to the suspected blood thirsty herdsmen, who were believed to…

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How Nigerians cut cost in 2017

Retrenchment One-way school run Salary cut Reduction in overhead Changing of children’s schools Stopping of school feeding allowance     The economic recession in the country seems far from being ebbed. Companies, like individuals, are still groaning. Despite government’s assurances that Nigeria has technically exited it, many of these establishments such as multinationals, banks, insurance firms, and media houses, have had to downsize their staff strength, while others simply sliced their workers’ salaries to remain in business. ISIOMA MADIKE, who has been tracking this trend, reports     Nigerians, just…

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LAGOS: RETURN OF FILTH IN THE MEGA CITY

The Lagos State’s effort at re-engineering waste to make the city clean in the face of rapid urbanisation appears to have backfired as garbage heaps now take over the metropolis, reports ISIOMA MADIKE   Grace Ogwuche lives in Alapere, Ketu. He told Saturday Telegraph that the heaps of refuse and stench that engulf the air every morning as residents of the area wake up on a daily basis is terrible. She kept wondering the people that generate the wastes overnight. She pleaded that the state government should do something about…

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NIGERIA: ONE HUGE FIELD WHERE PEOPLE DEFECATE WITHOUT SHAME

Most Lagos outskirts are known to be dangerous slums. Across Nigerian urban communities, the story is no different. But, beneath the relentlessly slummy surfaces of these communities lie a kind of moral discomfort. The drainage ditches are frequently blocked with faeces, which often overflow during the rainy season into houses and streets, such that most paths are wholly composed of human waste. This, according to this report by ISIOMA MADIKE, is now global attention   When news broke recently that Nigeria is ranked third among the countries of the world…

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4,723 NIGERIAN SLAVES IN ITALY, RUSSIA, spain

It is shameful that in the 21st Century the evil crime of servitude lurks in every corner of the globe. Of the estimated 46 million people living in modern slavery across the world, Nigeria is believed to have a large chunk of them, who had been trafficked, coerced, or forced into terrible exploitation, labour, and domestic vassalage. In this report, ISIOMA MADIKE, reports the barbaric crime, a trade, which earns more for criminals than any other, apart from the illegal drug business   Steven, 32, is from Idumu Ogo in…

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We rescue victims and make them go through process of protection –Lagos NAPTIP boss

Joseph Famakin is the Zonal Commander, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPT IP), Lagos State. He told ISIOMA MADIKE in this interview that NAPT IP now go on public sensitisation and creating awareness to curb this menace.   What would you say is the attraction of abroad to these young Nigerians? There are so many reasons why Nigerians are trafficked. And we have to categorise it into two: The first is the socio-economic problem of Africa, Asia and other parts of the world. People tend to…

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FAKE JOBS HOW THE UNEMPLOYED LOSE MONEY

Today, the process of searching and getting a job in Nigeria has become so difficult. This may be the reason why a good number of the unemployed find themselves loitering within the gambit of desperation. Tragically, according to findings in this report by Isioma Madike, the ever-growing army of job seekers not only chases the unavailable jobs, but also fall prey to the antics of scammers, who usually rip them off     MedPro Global Resources is situated along Ikorodu Road, Lagos, precisely at Onipanu Bus Stop. They are not…

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