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Nigerian ‘torture house’: Kaduna school was ‘like hellfire’

Kaduna

A survivor of the Nigerian “torture house” raided by police in Kaduna has described being there as “living in hellfire”. “If you are praying they will beat you. If you are studying they will beat you,” Isa Ibrahim, 29, told the BBC. Nearly 500 men and boys were rescued from the building in Kaduna, which
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Patients’ Safety Rights to medication non-negotiable — Ohuabunwa

 Towards Achieving UHC in Nigeria: Pharmacists and Pharmacists-In-Training as Agents of Change

 Alaran Aishat Over the years, the health and well-being of people in sub-Saharan Africa have been deteriorating at an increasingly alarming rate and Nigeria happens to be a major hotspot for this menace. Seemingly, this menace is being encouraged by the high out-of-pocket expenditure on health care services in Nigeria. This has become very worrisome
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lottery

Lottery Commission: Dislodging misconceptions, driving development

By Victor Okoye Lottery is considered as a voluntary tax proceeds from various chance-based entertainment activities and has been globally recognised as an important revenue source to governments. It has funded national defense budgets, infrastructure, and public welfare programs. In Nigeria, harnessing lottery potentials for Nigerians is the core mandate of the National Lottery Regulatory
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Fasting to live or starving to death?

Fasting to live or starving to death?

…Dietitians, clerics disagree By Chioma Obinna All over the world different religious groups observe fasting to increase their spiritual growth and other purposes. According to the teachings of the Bible, fasting helps Christians to grow spiritually, discipline their flesh and seek the face of God for answers to their prayers. In Nigeria today, members of
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Abdulrazaq, Kwara

How Abdulrazaq shocked Kwara political bookmakers with ‘strange’ all female first batch cabinet

By Demola Akinyemi During the 100 days anniversary breakfast meeting with journalists in Kwara State inside the expansive hall of Kwara hotels, Governor Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman among others drops the hint that the much-expected cabinet list would be unveiled the following week. But contrary to the expectations of keen watchers of Kwara politics, the much expected
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HIV, pregnancy, discrimination

How HIV stigma, discrimination caused me unplanned pregnancy — Adeola Ajetunmobi

RECENT findings by the Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey, NAIIS,revealed that among women aged 15–49 years are more than twice as likely to be living with HIV than men. As a result, women have been positioned as potential sources of HIV infection.
This has led to an increased stigmatisation and discrimination that also left women more vulnerable to the infection. One of those caught in this vicious cycle is 22-year-old Adeola Ajetunmobi. She speaks about her experience in this encounter with Sola Ogundipe. Excerpts

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