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In search of Chioma, the unmenstruating girl

Has she been pregnant before? She said no. Did she use protection? She also said no that the guy told her he was using something that would not make her pregnant (oh my God!) I told her I was sure that she had a medical condition and would need to seek serious medical attention as it was not normal for a female of her age not to menstruate.

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Madam Okorie’s Ukodo joint, a melting pot

We are from Orlu in Imo State. I started selling this yam pepper soup in 1982 by Benoni Junction in Benin City. But we moved from Benoni to Airport Road in 1987. I got married in 1980, but my husband was a furniture maker then. We found out that after building the furniture and exhibiting them for sale, for over one week buyers do not come. So things became very difficult for us and my husband entered into palm wine tapping. He started supplying people and people love buying his palm wine because it is always fresh.

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Job creation records marginal growth

A total of 1, 219, 052 jobs were created in the Nigerian economy by both public and private sectors in the year 2014. The figures as contained in the latest estimate of jobs creation report of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows a marginal increase of 4.5 per cent against the total 1,163, 766 jobs created in 2013.

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27 NAUTH staff win merit award

NNEWI—TWENTY seven staff of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, NAUTH, Nnewi, have been honoured with Merit Award for distinguishing themselves in the area of their primary assignments in the hospital. The management of the hospital organised the ceremony through the newly created Corporate Affairs Department in the institution.

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