No Picture

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...

The post Pricey artworks in ashes as mystery fire guts Osogbo artists’ building appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

Read Full Story

No Picture

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....

The post One town, many troubles: Ogun community without health facilities, electricity, others • Pregnant women, pupils trek miles to hospital, school appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

Read Full Story

No Picture

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...

The post One town, many troubles: Ogun community without health facilities, electricity, others appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

Read Full Story

No Picture

Life now harder after herders killed our breadwinners –Widows of slain Ekiti farmers

Thirty-year-old Mrs Tosin Akeju, widow of 45-year-old farmer, Mr Toyin Akeju, killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen on his farm in Ekiti State on Friday, March 5, 2021, has been inconsolable since the incident occurred. The mother of four was unable to hold back tears as sympathisers thronged her residence located at Isaba Ekiti in the...

The post Life now harder after herders killed our breadwinners –Widows of slain Ekiti farmers appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

Read Full Story

No Picture

How bad roads, deadly potholes serve as gateways to kidnappers’ dens

Those who love their lives should avoid the Akure-Oyo Expressway for now” was Gbenga Ibikunle’s admonition as he recounted how he and his wife were kidnapped along the route sometime in January this year The experience has become traumatic for the 47-year-old and his family. Gbenga and his family travelled to his wife’s hometown in...

The post How bad roads, deadly potholes serve as gateways to kidnappers’ dens appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

Read Full Story