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From MTNF, a lifeline for children with congential ailment

PLAGUED by a congenital defect and shackled by sub-optimal investment in health infrastructure in the country, many of their ilk, as well as their loved ones are condemned to a miserable life. Stunted growth, shortness of breath, build up of blood and fluid in the lungs, legs, ankles and feet are the usual trademarks. Some of them hardly know life as other children know it. Welcome to the hurting world of children living with a hole in the heart.

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With road construction contractors, it’s mere sighs, hisses as NDDC comes calling

The nine states that make up the interventionist constituency of the Niger Delta Development Commission has since last month been taking turns to play host to top officials of the Commission on projects inspection tours of these states. Recently, it was the turn of Imo State that prides itself as the Eastern Heartland. But after a tour that took the NDDC delegation round some project sites, the unequivocal verdict was: Poor job all the way.

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When cry for justice is drowned by sounds of torture

Instructively, United Nations Declaration against Torture, recognises it as “any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person, information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity”.

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My kids encouraged me to become a truck driver

When Mrs. Taiwo Agbaje announced to her family that she was applying for the Female Drivers’ Scheme at the Lagos State Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, little did she know what the future held for her. Now, not only does she drive a truck but takes pride in ridding the state of waste that threatened to become the new face of Lagos.

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