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Tightening The Screws on Sex Offenders

Tightening The Screws on Sex Offenders

The recently launched National Sex Offender Register in Nigeria is a welcome development, considering the fact that ‘one in four women is sexually abused in the country and worse still, before they attain the age of 18,’ as extrapolated from UNICEF. Even at that, this statistics seems a mere tip of the iceberg, as we,

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Who Needs A Toilet?

The increasing rate of open defecation across the country with its attendant health consequences worries the federal government, prompting it to declare a state of emergency in sanitation. But how far can it go? The recent global ranking of Nigeria as number two in open defecation is obviously worrisome. That is why President Muhammadu Buhari has

Cholera Hits Borno IDPs Camp

  At least 16 people have died as a result of cholera outbreak in three internally displaced persons, IDPs, camps in Borno state, while over 171 others are in critical conditions. Health workers have been deployed to the affected camps on Mafa along Dikwa/Ngala road in Maiduguri in response to the outbreak, reports say. Officials

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