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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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Enugu community struggles to breathe after monarch’s murder stir chaos

Raphael Ede Traders and property owners in Oruku community in the Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State have continued to rue their plights after over 27 houses, vehicles and 16 shops including a supermarket and the only pharmaceutical shop in the community were completely razed down by rampaging protesters. The youths were protesting […] Read Full Story

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Enugu community struggles to breathe after monarch’s murder stirs chaos

Raphael Ede Traders and property owners in Oruku community in the Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State have continued to rue their plights after over 27 houses, vehicles and 16 shops including a supermarket and the only pharmaceutical shop in the community were completely razed down by rampaging protesters. The youths were protesting […] Read Full Story

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Nigeria’s dreaded bandits unleashing untold terror on helpless citizens

Afeez Hanafi, John Charles, Olaide Oyelude, Maiharaj Altine and Godwin Isenyo The mention of his name scared anyone familiar with his reign of terror. Terwase Akwaza, well known as Gana, was a warlord who matched security agencies with force. With gang members spread across Benue and Taraba states, Gana’s horror was grimly etched in many […] Read Full Story