Friday November 28th, 2014
Friday November 28th, 2014
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Our banks & us: We need financial ombudsman service

  /   in Vista 12:08 am   /   Comments

CASE ONE: A young lady was in tears when she couldn’t withdraw a desperately needed twenty thousand naira with her ATM card. The till said she had only one thousand naira left in her account.

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Your kids: Who can you trust them with?

  /   in Vista 12:10 am   /   Comments

The lesson here is that parents, especially mothers, have to be careful about who they invite into their homes, or send their young children out to

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Re: Can SON stand up for us?

  /   in Vista 12:35 pm   /   Comments

BEFORE putting together the responses to our write-up on shoddy products and the Standard Organization of Nigeria, we decided to find out from some people on the streets, notably the young and literate, what they think of the performance of the organization.

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Re: Refuse collection: A case for handcarts

  /   in Vista 12:00 am   /   Comments

The subject has been thrashed so many times by the media, yet, no government so far, has been able to eliminate or even reduce the problem. It’s encouraging that many citizens still feel concerned enough about it to write in to express their views. Some readers can swear by the efficacy of using handcart boys in the disposal of our waste; especially in small towns where the local government council is not involved in collecting refuse.

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Bakassi re-echoes: Florence Ita-Giwa’s home for children of lost territory

  /   in Vista 8:50 pm   /   Comments

WHEN President Olusegun Obasanjo administration in 2006 decided to cede the oil-rich Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon, there were criticisms from different parts of the country especially from Cross River State where the displaced Nigerians in Bakassi were to be relocated.

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‘I wanted three children, invitro fertilisation gave me two’

  /   in Vista   /   Comments

IT was a bundle of joy which she would not mind to get even though it is labourious and tedious to have. She was indeed happy, happy that before losing hope, she not only had a child of her own but two lovely babies.

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Re: Bad roads and our government

  /   in Vista 12:01 am   /   Comments

That portion is always filled with water during the rainy season, and the potholes have deepened these past years. Every year, the story is the same. FERMA which is responsible for maintaining federal roads goes there to patch up the road with sand. This is washed away and the potholes become death-traps. It’s by the grace of God that there are still people alive in this country. Our government continues to fail us.

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Re: Does the sex of your child matter?

  /   in Vista 12:04 am   /   Comments

Pastor Stephen, Port Harcourt. ‘Sister Helen, all the friends I discussed this issue of the sex of a baby with, over here in Owerri, told me that the sex of their child is of great importance to them. They prefer the male child. One of them even said that he wouldn’t mind if he doesn’t have a female child. I agree with him. I would like a female child, but I will not be distressed if God doesn’t give me one.

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Can S.O.N. ensure we get a good deal?

  /   in Vista 12:00 am   /   Comments

I suggest that there should be a help-line that consumers can call for advice at their local S.O.N. when they have complaints about products. If the manufacturer is on their list, S.O.N should be able to investigate the complaints, and then advise and caution.

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Our government and our roads

  /   in Vista 12:00 am   /   Comments

Lucky knows how anxious I am about being early for appointments, and yet he chooses to report for duty as late as he can. I’m not taking it any more.” “Darling, but he’s a good driver who used to be punctual. It’s the rainy season and the floods which make him report late.”

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Re: A ministry for children

  /   in Vista 12:09 am   /   Comments

Again, some people may question how successful these imported ideas have been. If they didn’t work out well, it would have been the Nigerian factor that was at play, not that those ideas were bad. In most national issues, the average Nigerian has a way of putting himself first, thinking of how he can benefit from it personally than to how much good it would do the country and its citizens.

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Octogenarian couple formalises marriage 55 years after

  /   in Vista 7:25 pm   /   Comments

I met him when he was still a boy. I was 30 years old then while he was 31 and, immediately thereafter, we got married.

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Nude women invade lawmaker’s home for ritual

  /   in Vista 12:00 am   /   Comments

THE plot of land on which the great mansion stood occupied one side of a relatively small street. An imposing steel and concrete gate stood at the front of the extensive compound, but with it was a sorrowful absence of a fence. —chapter 1, page 1 of Placards, 1987.

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Re: Lassa fever and our hygiene

  /   in Vista 12:00 am   /   Comments

This may sound archaic in this jet age, but it’s the only way that we can avoid epidemics like Typhoid Fever, Lassa Fever, Cholera, etc. Each local government area should have a team of sanitary inspectors who would go round their communities and inspect open spaces around.

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