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The unnerving story of Cross Rivers’ ‘John the Baptist’

By Asare Asare, Calabar He is now 64 years old but has spent the best part of his life living on many streets in Lagos and Calabar,  and once in an army barracks.  He hails from the same local neighbourhood

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Exposed: Buhari’s health minister, ex-NHIS boss in ‘N1.3bn’ health funds scandal

Documents supposedly reveal a suspicious trail of diversion of public funds Details of frivolous trips, committee set-ups and illegal spending revealed Minister keeps mum Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole and a former acting Executive Secretary of the country’s

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Budget 2017: Again, Nigerians wait for Buhari’s ‘change’

Just as they did in 2016, Nigerians wait with bated breath for the effects of the 2017 budget to trickle on their socio-economic and political lives. By Tosin Omoniyi, Gbenga Odunsi The Nigerian Government recently presented a breakdown of its budget

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Nigerians score President Buhari low after two years in office

Its a mixture of sweetness and doses of bitterness as Nigerians speak on two years of democracy under the All Progressive Congress government By Gbenga Odunsi Both Nigerians and the international community had high hopes when President Muhammadu Buhari became

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Inside Abuja’s ‘Sambisa forest’

By Gaaden Puun, Abuja Like the famous Sambisa Forest stretching across the three states of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa in Nigeria and Lake Chad and northern part of Cameroon, where Boko Haram has wrecked havok to fellow citizens, another Sambisa Forest

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2019: Nigerian women to look out for

Nigeria is endowed with natural and human resources in unimaginable abundance. In the human perspective, out of the country’s vast female population, a handful of them have distinguished themselves in politics and career life. They are strategically posed, and if

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Feature: How sports lottery, gambling is capturing hearts of youths in Akwa Ibom

Sports lottery outlets owners in Akwa Ibom State have been smiling to the bank since the boom of the business not only in the state but in the country in general, Aljazirah Nigeria reports. By Abel Benjamin, Uyo Youths have

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Investigations: How Abuja commuters abuse use of pedestrian bridges.

Assistant Editor, Aljazirah Nigeria, Gbenga Odunsi  in this feature goes round the capital city to monitor the usage of pedestrian bridges by residents. He submits his findings in this piece. Pedestrian bridges throughout the world are constructed at strategic points

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EXCLUSIVE: In-fighting, uneasy calm in Aso Villa over PMB’s health

Intense power play ongoing as forces realign Indications have emerged that the various political forces at the Aso rock presidential villa, the seat of Nigeria’s power are now engulfed in a stiff but silent power struggle to control the remaining

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Its tears, pain and blood for 6 years as windstorms leave 36,000 homeless in Cross River

Residents of some communities in Cross River continue to lament their losses and pains as a result of destruction of homes and properties by ravaging rainstorms. AljazirahNigeria visited some of these communities and reports.   By Asare Asare, Calabar In

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