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    IDPs: Bitter-sweet Tales Of Living On The Other Side

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    They were farmers, traders, welders, bricklayers, home makers lucky to have some means of livelihood. Suddenly, their lives were disrupted by the dreaded insurgents. Now, they have become internally displaced, far from home and living off what government and well-meaning philanthropists can dole out to them. How are they coping with this new life fate…

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  • CRIME:Nigerian Army Impersonators Land In NSCDC Net

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    The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has handed over two suspects arrested for impersonating the Nigerian army to the representatives of the army in Abuja. Handing over the suspects to the guards brigade in Mogadishu cantonment, Abuja, the FCT, NSCDC commandant, Patrick Ukpan, stated that the suspects who hail from Kaduna and Katsina…

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  • Nigeria Loses $500m Annually To Kidney Transplant In India – Foundation

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    Julie Donli Kidney Foundation, has revealed that Nigerians spend about $500million annually for kidney transplant in India alone. The founder of Julie Donli Kidney Foundation, Julie Donli,  made the revelation while addressing the press during the kidney disease awareness walk to mark this year’s World Kidney Day. The World Kidney Day is annually marked on…

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    Riding On The Wings Of The Internet To Fame And Fortune

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    The platforms provided by the internet for one to hone his skills or talent are many, and equally effective in shooting one to fame. From Facebook, to Twitter, Youtube, Instagram among others, many people, especially the young, are taking advantage to not only have a voice, but a unique and attractive one. UGBOJA FELIX OJONUGWA…

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    Pesticides Business Booms As Lassa Fever Scourge Mounts

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    Ordinarily, opportunity awaits anyone who trades in rat poisons and traps in Nigeria. The reason is simple; there are rats virtually everywhere – in homes, offices, markets, abandoned buildings etcetera. But with the current outbreak of Lassa fever, which has so far claimed many lives nationwide, trading in rat poison has received a boost in…

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    Valentine’s Day: Dampened By Cash Crunch

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    Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be about material things, whether in receiving or giving. Unfortunately, some who have this belief are about to have their expectations dashed as the economic situation takes its toll on Nigerians this year, UGBOJA FELIX OJONUGWA writes. “Me? Nooo! I don’t have a Val this year o!” This was Ugonna Ernest’s response…

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    Letter To Father Christmas

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    Dear Santa, I have always felt the need to write you a letter, but I have never been able to idealise what exactly I would like to say. As a kid growing up in a very small town, seeing Father Christmas at Christmas wasn’t exactly my greatest fantasy. My Santas were those who would give…

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    Abuja: A Capital City In Darkness

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    For many who live in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, it is disappointing that there are street lights that hardly ever function. UGBOJA FELIX OJONUGWA writes that this situation has residents apprehensive especially with growing security concerns in the city. Most times, a drive around Abuja at night makes one feel no different from being in…

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    Unemployment: How Scam Artists Milk Job Seekers

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    Taking advantage of the unemployment crisis in Nigeria, fraudsters seem to have struck gold in job scams. In this piece, UGBOJA FELIX OJONUGWA takes a look at the ‘job scam industry’, the modus operandi of those involved in it and how would-be victims can learn from the sad experiences of others. Have you ever wondered…

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    Plight Of Abuja’s Homeless

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    In Abuja, most homeless persons staying under bridges, parks and on the streets are constituting a nuisance to residents in and around the federal capital writes UGBOJA FELIX OJONUGWA. Cal (not his real name) is one of the many overlooked individuals who roam the streets of Abuja, seeking refuge under bridges at night. He has…

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