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Lagos Man’s N326,000 Hangs Between Arik Air and First Bank

Abraham Oresanya, a Lagos resident, has narrated to FIJ how his N326,000, which he paid for the purchase of two Lagos-Abuja tickets, has been hanging between Arik Air and First Bank since June 18. Oresanya told FIJ that when he made a payment of N326,000 to Arik Air via Paystack in June, the airline did […]

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Members of Oyo State Post-Covid Surveillance Team Lament Unpaid Stipends

Members of the Oyo State team that worked for the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) on the post-covid surveillance project organised in partnership with the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) between December 2023 and April 2024 are lamenting the non-payment of part of their stipends. FIJ learned that the project was embarked

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Policemen Break Into Man’s Apartment, Arrest Him and His 10-Year-Old Son on Estranged Wife’s Orders

Onyekachi Nwachukwu, a 39-year-old man in Owerri, Imo State, has narrated how police officers from the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) broke into his house in Umuaghara Obibi Nguru, Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area, and arrested him and his 10-year-old son over a marital feud still in court. Nwachukwu told FIJ that, as a result

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Osun Road Repaired by FG in June Has Started Deteriorating

A road rehabilitated by the federal government in Osun State has started deteriorating. The boundary road connects Odo-Ori to Agbowo Road in the Iwo Local Government Area of the state. Allocations for the rehabilitation of border town roads were generously provided for in the 2023 budget of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing. The

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Customer Lost N2.8m Kept in His Account to Fraudsters ‘Because PalmPay Agents Were Busy’

Adetola Adewale Murisiku, an artisan resident in Lagos State, has narrated how the failure of PalmPay customer service agents to answer his calls cost him money to the tune of N2.8 million in May. Murikisu said he had lost his mobile device on his way to work on that fateful day, May 20. Left with

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REPORT: N721b Paid as Cash Bribes to Nigerian Public Officials in 2023

About N721 billion, an equivalent of 0.35 percent of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), was paid as cash bribes to public officials in the country in 2023, a report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has revealed. The report titled ‘Corruption in Nigeria: Patterns and Trends’ and published on Thursday states

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Police ‘Can’t Remember’ Declaring Ex-Governorship Aspirant Wanted in June

Eguaoje Funmilayo, the Force Criminal Investigation Department’s public relations officer, has told FIJ that the unit is not aware of the police’s case against Musa Salihu Mubarak, the former Kogi State governorship aspirant declared wanted in June. Funmilayo told FIJ this on Friday, when this newspaper inquired about Mubarak’s whereabouts and the police’s current position

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An Environmental Activist Is Turning Used Jeans Into School Bags for Nigeria’s Underprivileged Children

Kilaso Emmanuel always knew he would develop a deep interest in sustainable practices at a tender age. While growing up, he maintained a culture of love for habitable environments and nature whenever he worked together with his father, an agriculturalist. During his undergraduate days at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), where he studied

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