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Flooding will increase incidence of malaria, vermins – Dr. Onojole

It is no longer news that inhabitants of several communities across the country have been displaced by flood in recent times. The consequence of this being the separation of children from their parents and loved ones. This unhealthy and disturbing development has also resulted in destruction of properties worth several millions of Naira.
Experts have, however, blamed the problem on some environmental factors, dam management and lack of adequate awareness.

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Debt repayment process

THE process of repayment of the foreign loans and debts to international creditors had resulted in the Federal Government taking on the role of a guarantor of the various debt contracted by state governments which became insolvent at a time and were failing in their obligations to repay their debts.

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Manhunt for kidnappers: …Six hours with GOC in Abia jungle

ON Wednesday, October 27, when this reporter hinted a Rivers State based military officer of his intention to travel to Abia State through the Port-Harcourt Aba Expressway, precisely the next day, Thursday, October 28, to find out how the Nigerian Army operations to flush out kidnappers from “God’s Own State” is progressing, he warned that any trip on the infamous expressway without military escort could be precarious.

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Adolescent girls scoring on life skills through GOAL

ONE of the greatest desires of Lovette Emezu is to be a footballer. The dexterity with which the stocky 15-year-old handles a football leaves no one in doubt that she has all the makings of a budding star. Lovette, a JSS III student of High Achievers College, Ajegunle, could be said to be on the way towards realisation of this dream by virtue of the fact that she is currently one of the star players of her school’s female football team.

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Pension: We got N17.1b not N70b – Ex-soldiers

When the arrears of military pensioners, talking about the 12.5% and the 15% increment in salaries of public servants were secured for ex-soldiers and officers by the Directorate of Military Pensions, it was thought that the hue and cry by military personnel who had clamoured for justice in this regard would be happy and give kudos not only to the government of President Goodluck Jonathan, but also to Brig Gen. Kwaji, the officer who mid-wifed release of the arrears.

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City at standstill: Deplorable state of roads cripple activities in Lagos

GOING to Ayobo Ipaja for the burial of a fallen colleague last week, was like travelling to Golgotha. Although we were warned about the parlous state of the road, we did not bargain for what we went through. Put succinctly, the journey was akin to walking through the biblical valley of the shadow of death such that one wondered how residents of the area connect other parts of the city.

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Succour for baby without anus

The doctors attached to the Centre for Gender Values and Culture who in the last three years had embarked on series of health care assistance to women and children in the predominantly riverine state after evaluating little Emmanuel case, who was then passing stool through a device inserted on his stomach, referred his case to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) where second and third surgical operations were carried out on him this year having lived without an anus for about a year

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