Confronting the insecurity monster

Recently, the Federal Government, through the Nigeria Police, made another attempt at resolving the perennial insecurity problems in Nigeria. The National Security Summit brought together the political elite and the traditional institutions , an indication of the importance of the programme. EMMANUEL ONANI reports The gathering was unusual. The guests were special and the conversation/ presentations were seminal in content, and rhetorical in form. The above aptly captured the atmosphere at the Abuja International Conference Centre (ICC) last Thursday, when governors, traditional rulers of note, eminent personalities, and other critical…

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40 schools jostle for debate championship

In this part of the world, children are said to be deficient in necessary skills needed to enhance their capability to become better members of the academia and society at large. REGINA OTOKPA was at an event where some volunteers presented an opportunity to remedy the situation It is one thing to be intelligent. It is another thing to be able to activate the intelligence to attain sustainable success in life. Experts have continued to argue that the basic level of education remains the most critical aspects of an individual’s…

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Quintuplets of blessings

A few weeks after the Uduehis received an unexpected divine gift of a set of quintuplets, they have also been showered with yet another gift of a three bedroom flat by the Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita. CALEB ONWE reports Unlike what obtains in a typical Nigerian environment, where public officers are known for double-speaking and are never taking seriously because of their penchant to make ‘political’ promises that are never kept, the number one Civil Servant in the country has proved that actually, there are…

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Nyanya residents wallow in darkness

Residents of Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital, are counting their losses after nearly a month without electricity. ONYEKACHI EZE reports For nearly one month, residents of Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja, were without electricity. Power supply to the area was disconnected following an unfortunate incident that led to the death of three persons. The deceased persons – a woman, her son of about three years, and a maishai (tea shop) attendant, died when a high tension cables fell on the tea shop. This happened a week before…

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When nurses, midwives gather

It is another day to celebrate the International Day of the Midwives. The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) in the Federal Capital Territory rolled out the drums. REGINA OTOKPA reports Since the first celebration of the International Day of the Midwives on May 5th, 1991 by the International Confederation of Midwives with Nigeria inclusive, it has become a norm by the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM). The event is used to beef up activities to ensure a reduced childhood and maternal mortality rate especially…

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‘Arsenal’ dies seeking fun in brothel

After a hard day’s job at the construction site, a young man went on a drinking spree with his friends and wanted to cap it up with amorous fun in a brothel. But he died before he could get to his Promised Land. Caleb ONWE reports Jahi Two, a small sleepy slum within the precincts of the Katampe District, in the Federal Capital Territory was penultimate week thrown into confusion. That was following the news of the death of a young bricklayer which filtered into the air. The man had…

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When nurses, midwives gather

It is another day to celebrate the International Day of the Midwives. The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) in the Federal Capital Territory rolled out the drums. REGINA OTOKPA reports Since the first celebration of the International Day of the Midwives on May 5th, 1991 by the International Confederation of Midwives with Nigeria inclusive, it has become a norm by the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM). The event is used to beef up activities to ensure a reduced childhood and maternal mortality rate especially…

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