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Pricey artworks in ashes as mystery fire guts Osogbo artists’ building

• Lack of insurance worsens losses Since the beginning of 2021, 46-year old Ganiyu Ibikunle, a visual artist based in Osogbo, Osun State capital, usually buried himself in his work, producing artworks in preparation for the exhibition held during the annual Osun-Osogbo Festival. For artists at the Osogbo Artists’ Village, producing artworks and fabrics for...

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One town, many troubles: Ogun community without health facilities, electricity, others • Pregnant women, pupils trek miles to hospital, school

Exactly 15 minutes past 10pm, pregnant Mrs Elizabeth Akinoosa started feeling severe pain. It was her first pregnancy, but she knew her expected date delivery had come. She recalled the day with mixed feelings. “Being pregnant in this community is akin to a dangerous venture,” she told our correspondent during a visit to the community....

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One town, many troubles: Ogun community without health facilities, electricity, others

• Pregnant women, pupils trek miles to hospital, school Exactly 15 minutes past 10pm, pregnant Mrs Elizabeth Akinoosa started feeling severe pain. It was her first pregnancy, but she knew her expected date delivery had come. She recalled the day with mixed feelings. “Being pregnant in this community is akin to a dangerous venture,” she...

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COVID-19 reverses 12-year gains in global anti-tuberculosis fight –UN agency

… says TB diagnosis, treatment drop by 20% worldwide Response to the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed aside tuberculosis outreach and services, resulting in a 20 per cent drop in TB diagnosis and treatment worldwide. This is the alarming news raised by Stop TB Partnership, a United Nations entity based in Geneva, Switzerland. The entity, with...

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Blind but not bound: Visually-impaired athletes find new vision, hope through sports

In a country where people with disabilities are largely discriminated against, Nigeria’s blind athletes are carving a niche for themselves using sports as a tool of liberation from societal segregation, writes EBENEZER BAJELA Muyiwa Fatogun sighed, cleared his throat, and began sharing his life story. It’s the story of how he lost his sight and […] Read Full Story