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Forced To ‘Make Love’ To Wall: Bizarre, Nasty Newcomer ‘Initiation Ceremony’ Among Nigerian Prison Inmates

As dreaded as Nigerian prisons are, if you think that admission into the ranks of inmates is free, think again. In this report, KUNLE FALAYI sheds light on some of the funny and sometimes downright nasty ‘initiation’ practices that guarantee a newcomer a ‘pass’ into the belly of the beast …

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“I Agonise Every Day Over Chibok Girls” – Full Text of Buhari Democracy Day Broadcast

My compatriots, It is one year today since our administration came into office. It has been a year of triumph, consolidation, pains and achievements. By age, instinct and experience, my preference is to look forward, to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead and rededicate the administration to the task …

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Democracy Rogues: Politicians, Civil Servants, Generals Steal N38tn In 17 Years

Nigeria has lost over N38tn through mismanagement, embezzlement and money laundering under successive administrations since democracy returned in 1999, estimates made by SUNDAY PUNCH have shown. The figures were drawn from findings by anti-graft agencies and investigative panel reports on major economic scandals and financial crimes in the country in …

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Sex, Illicit Drugs And The Enugu Girls Of The Night

Visitors to some hotels in Enugu metropolis are having a hard time trying to ward-off desperate teenagers dressed in skimpy dresses to attract prospective customers. You also find the teenagers around the Otigba Junction, Rangers Avenue, Presidential Road, New Berries, Obiagu, among others, where they peddle drugs and sex for …

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How we kidnapped Kaduna Pastors, others – Fulani Herdsmen

Residents of Kaduna Metropolis can now sleep with their eyes closed following the recent clamp down on a dreaded gang of kidnappers made up of Fulani Herdsmen who had held the entire State hostage. The suspects who were rounded up from their hideouts in Kaduna and Zaria by operatives of the …

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Break Free from Fossil Fuels: Mass Actions in Nigeria Take Centre Stage

In December 2015, several years of vigorous and intense campaigns by thousands of climate activists across all the continents of the world, resulted in the Paris Climate Agreement, a deal agreed to by 193 countries, admitting the imminent danger of climate change and the need for urgent actions to be …

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Journey Into The Creeks In Search Of Illegal Bunkerers

ON BOARD: Operatives of the Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Journalists Beecroft’s operation  Beecroft, an operations base of the  Western Naval Command, Apapa, Lagos, which covers the sea and coastal areas from the Nigeria/Benin border at Long 002o 49’ E to Long 006o E in Delta State …

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How N16 Billion Mass Transit Fund Was Squandered

Over N16 billion of Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, funds released by the Goodluck Jonathan administration in 2012 for the Public Mass Transit Revolving Fund, PMTF was squandered, the investigations show. The fund, administered as a revolving loan by The Infrastructure Bank, TIB, was given out in form of mass …

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Much Noise, Little Impact: Story of First Ladies’ Pet Projects

It was all pomp and circumstance when the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, hosted prominent Nigerians at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, for the launch of her book, ‘The Essentials of Beauty Therapy: A Complete Guide for Beauty Therapy.’ The event garnered a lot …

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#Panama Papers: This Is where Your Leaders Are Hiding their Money

A massive leak of documents exposes the offshore holdings of 12 current and former world leaders and reveals how associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin secretly shuffled as much as $2 billion through banks and shadow companies. The leak also provides details of the hidden financial dealings of 128 more …

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