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    Easter: Market Prices Remain Stable In FCT

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    Religious festivities are usually associated with rise in prices of items in the markets. This is, however, not the case this Easter season as market prices remain stable. Blessing Ukemena writes The markets in Abuja were not as busy as the usual. At this time of year people would normally troop to the market in…

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    Gas Ban: Residents Demand Alternative Sales Points

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    While dealers of cooking gas in the Federal Capital Territory  are bemoaning what they describe as the negative effects of the recent ban on the sale of the commodity and it’s circulation within and around the FCT on their businesses, ruth choji and blessinG Ukaemena report that the end users want the government to provide…

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    Mararaba Pedestrian Bridge: Now Haven For Beggars

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    The Mararaba pedestrian bridge, a popular bridge along the ever busy Abuja-Keffi expressway has been taken over by beggars. PATIENCE IVIE IHEJIRIKA and BLESSING UKEMENAH write.  Visiting Mararaba, the densely populated part of the Karu local government area in Nasarawa State owing to its strategic location to the Federal Capital Territory, one would notice the…

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    Government Is Not Taking Disability Seriously – Abdulmalik

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    Danjuma Adamu is someone living with disability. He is therefore obssessed with the desire for the government to sign the Disability Bill currently before the president in order to give these categories of people their rightful place in society .  BLESSING UKEMENA writes “The president once said that he had no shoes, what about those…

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  • Sallah: FG Advised On Peace, Security

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    An NGO, global network for peace in Nigeria (GNPN) has enjoined Nigerians to use this Sallah season to advance peace, unity, tolerance and mutual dialogue while shunning acts of violence thuggery, banditry, armed robbery and other anti-social vices. The group in a statement jointly signed by its national coordinator and director mobilisation, Ambassador Okpebholo and…

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    The Thrills That Come With Sallah Preparations

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    The 54th Independence Day celebration in the country heralded in yet another holy seasonal holiday celebration, Sallah. As Muslims nationwide are making frantic arrangements to make the festival period worthwhile, Blessing Ukemena, Abuja, Abubakar Salihi, Kano, ISAIAH BENJAMIN, Kaduna, examine how recreational spots in the north are making preparations to entertain fun-seekers. As Nigerians are…

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    Ban On Tobacco: How Realistic?

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    Smoking is dangerous to health. So states a popular advert by the Ministry of Health. This is one of the reasons why there has been a lot of public outcry against smoking tobacco. Although, there has been a ban on smoking in public places, there are some people who are of the opinion that more…

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    FCT Water Board Assures Of Better Services

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    The management of FCT Water Board has been urged to reposition the organisation for better efficiency, uninterrupted service delivery and improved revenue generation. The board of directors rising from its third quarter general meeting on Friday, gave the advise to the management. While speaking at the end of a two-day meeting, the chairman of the…

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