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Season of Fire

January 8, 2017

As the dry season gets drier, fire disasters continue unabated around the country. Clement IDOKO and OLALEKAN OLABULO report that the underlying problems faced by firefighters also contribute to their inability to stop the disasters. […]

Nigerians’ undying love for holidays

January 1, 2017 David

It is not uncommon to see Nigerians rejoicing over the declaration of public holidays, especially if the holidays will run through several days. TADE MAKINDE and LEKAN OLABULO report that Nigerians love for long holidays […]

Living beyond disability

December 18, 2016

In this report, DOYIN ADEOYE write that though many people with disabilities are not living their dreams due to socioeconomic and political barriers, there are yet many others who have surmounted these obstacles to live […]

A 7-day trip to Boko Haram’s death zones

October 9, 2016

In a bid to encourage Internally Displaced Persons to return home and speed up the rebuilding process, Governor Kashim Shettima of Bono State temporarily ‘relocated’ to the recently liberated areas of the state. BODUNRIN KAYODE […]

Ibadan’s children of ‘the dead’

September 25, 2016

  In this piece, BAYO ALADE and TADE MAKINDE report on street urchins popularly known as Omo oku, loosely translated as orphans, though not all of them are, but have chosen the street life due to […]

What we do to survive ·Nigerians speak

August 7, 2016

Nigerians are really feeling the heat of the biting economic and social hardship that seems to be increasing on a daily basis. However, Nigerians, being resilient as always, are finding ways round the hardship and […]

Meet girl who lives in plastic bowl

July 23, 2016

LIKE any other teenager, she is a bright, happy girl who one day dreams of one day opening her own shop. But after being born with a mystery condition, Rahma Haruna has no limbs and […]

New survival strategies of Lagos street hawkers

July 10, 2016

Recently, the Lagos State government banned street trading, re-enacting a law capable of convicting both buyer and seller. AKIN ADEWAKUN in this report writes on the survival strategies of street hawkers in their attempts to […]

‘Why we settled for quiet wedding’

July 3, 2016

A wedding ceremony, for the average Nigerian, is expected to be a glamorous affair. But of recent, more and more couples, including celebrities, are opting for low profile ceremonies. RITA OKONOBOH examines the various reasons […]