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Abuja satellite towns where pregnancy is death sentence

First time visitors to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT,are usually impressed by the well paved roads and other top quality infrastructure. And to meet the health needs of the residents of the only planned city in Nigeria, the authorities made provisions for the setting up of hospitals in all the districts of Abuja. Although the increase in the population of the capital city means that the facilities there are stretched beyond their limits, they still offer services that, by Nigerian standards, are better that what is obtainable in many states of the f

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Beggars: There is huge money to make in Abuja

Gradually but steadily, beggars have been returning to Abuja after they were hounded out of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by a former Minister of the Federal Capital Terriroty, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai. The return of the beggars, sometimes accompanied by family members, have been a source of concern to Abuja residents because of the security and other implications for the city’s infrastructure.

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G-O-D-O-G-O-D-O: Survivors’ pathetic stories of a massacre foretold

40 murdered natives, scores of injured persons, charred remains of buildings. That is the picture the world would remember Godogodo town for.

Last Thursday, as survivors of the Godogodo massacre led this reporter through what remained of a once lively town, the ruins and ashes of children and women burnt beyond recognition made one feel as if the ghosts of the victims were hanging in the air, each trying to tell his or her s

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Poor quintuplets’ horrors: One dead at birth, four detained for unpaid hospital bill …

WHEN Mrs. Chiamaka Ezedienyi, a full time housewife, from the sleepy community of Nnobi in Idemili South local government area of Anambra State, gave birth to five babies two years ago, her home became a Mecca of sort as many people travelled from far and near to catch a glimpse of the babies who God brought into the poor home of Mr. Ezedienyi and his wife. One of the babies, however, died shortly after the woman was delivered of them, leaving four who eventually survived.

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Five-yr-succession battle: Peace ushers Igwe Onuorah into Oraukwu palace

When Dr Emeka Onuorah was persuaded into dropping his agitation shortly after the 2011 general elections even when he was going to throw some punches, little did he know that providence was preparing him for a bigger position. He was to represent Idemili Federal Constituency at the National Assembly then. Today, he has been chosen to mount the throne of his forefathers as the monarch of Oraukwu.

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Secrets for good health at 80- Obidairo

At the University of Benin where he was popularly known as TKO, after his initials, Professor Thomas Kehinde Obidairo was one of the least expected to engage in a brawl or even post a Technical Knock Out on anyone. However, what he lacked in physical aggressiveness, he more than made up for in his academic calling, pioneering academic departments and ventures in the Universities of Lagos, Benin, the Lagos State University and the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN.

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