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My father’s friend used me for prostitution in Libya

The 150 Nigerians, predominantly ladies, were yesterday relishing the air of freedom as they made the 300-kilometer journey from Lagos to Benin. The day before, they had escaped from hell in Libya, a country many of them had been deceived would be a staging post from the life of drudgery that they had lived in Nigeria into the Eldorado of their dreams.

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Strike: Help us, we’re dying, cry National Orthopaedic Hospital Patients

Patients at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu State, have called for help from the Federal government, urging it to respond to the demands of the health workers under the aegis of the Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Healthcare Professionals, JOHESU who have been on strike to press home their call for better working environment.

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Ekpene Ibiabong: C-River community of skin-and-bone children

EKPENE IBIABONG—THE economic slump is taking its toll on residents, particularly children, who appear half-starved at the rustic Ekpene Ibiabong community, Odukpani Local Government Area, Cross River state, investigations by NDV has revealed. Most of the children sighted by NDV looked underfed with protruding tummies, white eyes and red hair, as if they are suffering Kwashiorkor.

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Lagos Danfo found in US restaurant With inscription: “Ojuelegba, enter with your change oh!”

Danfo Bus, a commercial mini bus painted in yellow with two black stripes at the side, is one of the realities that make Lagos notorious. Lagos can not do without it in a day as it conveys thousands of commuters within the metropolis. It is also a means of survival for the owner, the driver and the conductor. It is not out of place to see a danfo bus at a bus stop with the conductor shouting on top of his voice, “Ojuelegba, Ojuelegba straight, enter with your change oh, I no get change oh!”

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