Tag Archives: Nigerian newspapers

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SPECIAL REPORT… PLATEAU: Chilling story of deaths from snakes, reign of ‘native doctors’ as Nigeria abandons its own

Decades after Nigeria launched a team to look into how the country can produce antidotes to snake bites, and after late Prof Akunyili concluded a research on the same issue, nothing concrete has been achieved, and many poor farmers die yearly from snake bites due to scarcity of vials, and their high prices. Orji Sunday was […]

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INVESTIGATION… Inside Benue where quack doctors perform surgeries, remove uterus for abdominal pains

The level of quackery in Benue state is alarming. In rural communities, quack doctors perform surgeries on patients for non-surgical conditions like Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and functional abdominal pains that require only anti-biotics treatment. The state, is also reported to have the highest number of Schools and Colleges of Health […]

by in Environment, Investigations

SPECIAL REPORT… Erosion takes lives, properties of communities as funds to curtail it remain unaccounted for

With over 2,800 active erosion sites in Nigeria’s Southeast Region, the risk of people losing their homes and means of livelihoods loom larger than ever before, even as funds to tackle the menace seem to have been diverted.  Gideon Arinze was In Nsukka, and captured the misery and pain staring victims in the face. The […]

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INVESTIGATION… Child marriages, human trafficking overtake Benue IDP camps

Fresh from a visit to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Benue state, Investigative journalist, Patrick Egwu tells the heart-wrenching stories of how children disappear at random and young girls, not even old enough to take care of themselves, are married off by parents due to lack of food, clean water, adequate care and other […]

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INVESTIGATION… ITSEKIRILAND: Abandoned projects litter community as leaders ‘swallow’ Chevron’s N7.2bn development fund

In 2005, Chevron Nigeria Limited established the Itsekiri Regional Development Council (IRDC) and disbursed N7.2 billion to it for the development of 24 Itsekiri communities. Eighteen years after, Itsekiri land is still in shambles as money disbursed by Chevron seems to have gone down the drain. Kelechukwu Iruoma, a freelancer with RIPPLES NIGERIA, went through […]

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SPECIAL REPORT… In Borno, the scars of war run deep: Agony of lives shattered by Boko Haram

The stats are very troubling. The images out of Borno are even more horrifying! Late 2017, the governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, informed the world that the crisis in Northeast Nigeria had created two million displaced persons and cost the six northern states over $9 million in economic ruins. But those were material losses. […]

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INVESTIGATION… Tour of Lagos LGs reveals tricks by INEC officials at frustrating voter registration

A report released in March 2018 by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), which showed that Lagos state had about 1,401,390 million PVC’s still in its possession and that just 5,095 had been collected since the commencement of distribution in April 2017, aroused curiosity. Ripples Nigeria correspondent, Akin Obakeye, visited 10 local government areas out […]

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