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Bauchi Hospital Allegedly Admits Patients with Their Own Generators

The present economic landscape is not favourable to the average Nigerian. Increased electricity tariff, low generation and distribution of power, staggering increase in the general prices of goods and services, increased fuel price and scarcity, expensive healthcare- if you get any with the incessant doctors’ strike; these are some of the many ills to combat as we carry on the business of ...

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One dies in fresh Lassa fever case in Kano

THE Kano State Ministry of Health has confirmed the death of another victim of Lassa fever in the state. This makes the total casualty of the infectious disease to be three in the last three months. The first case of Lassa fever, which killed two persons, a man and his son at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano, was recorded early ...

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Biafra and the new secessionist threat

The recent upsurge in the activities of groups agitating for the Republic of Biafra has continued to raise concerns among some Nigerians. But separatist agitations are not limited to the demands for Biafra by three competing groups – the Movement for the Actualization of the Republic of Biafra (MASSOB), the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and the Biafra Zionist Movement. ...

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Journey Of A Golden Hearted Soldier

By Maryam Ado Fathoming what suffering really is can be very relative; depending on the type and degree of suffering one has experienced and had to deal with firsthand. For some it is waking up with a pounding headache, the prick of a thorn in their flesh, or the feel of something very hot upon their skins or tongues, while ...

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Hajia Bilkisu: A Contemporary Jaruma

By Bara’atu Nasidi and Umar Mukthar Yola The 2015 hajj has been a sad and painful one with the crane accident and then the recent stampede that left more than 700 people dead. Although the Saudi Arabian authorities have not finished identifying all the victims among the few that were recognized and confirmed dead was our mother, Hajia Bilkisu Yusuf. ...

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Why grooms are rushing for IDP brides

Eligible young women in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, are worried that the continued stay of single girls in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps is threatening their chances of getting married as many potential suitors are abandoning them for those in the IDP camps for a variety of reasons. Some of the girl that spoke to Daily Trust, who ...

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Strong Spirits,Beautiful Souls

By Farida Munir I believe that one doesn’t have to relate to a health issue before supporting a health cause.  We should all try to help in the best way we can.  However, my involvement in Sickle Cell Awareness is one close to my heart. I’ve always known my two cousins, Zainab and Farida, were sicklers.  I knew their mom ...

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Northern Nigeria And The Subjugation Of Female Rights

By Nana Aisha Salaudeen With acrimony in my heart, I watched in silence as nineteen-year-old Hajara recounted her ordeal to me, left arm in one bearing as though she was aiming at something. She was weary and her voice quivered as she spoke. Her husband had divorced her; she was abandoned with three children, no job whatsoever, zilch to fall ...

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DivorceDiaries Episode 10,Friday 4th September

My name is Zahra Mustapha, I am 38 years old. I am from Katsina State and I would like to share my #DivorceDiaries with you. I was married to my husband Abdulaziz Mustapha from Kogi State for 18 years. We have 3 children. I met my husband in Yola. I had gone to stay with my elder sister who was ...

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“Sometimes I Can’t Breathe”:Cameroonian Women Speak Out Against “Breast Ironing”Custom

In Cameroon, “breast ironing” is a custom in which various objects are heated and placed upon the budding breasts of a pre-teen girl in an attempt to halt development and in turn make her less attractive to men. Parents have continued this tradition usually performed by other family members or community healers for years, fearing that if they don’t their daughters will become sexually active ...

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