Coping with the pandemic in IDP camps

Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State is one of the places most hit by banditry in the State. These incessant attacks have left thousands of people displaced and made many others flee from their villages. As the second wave of the COVID-19…

Agricultural processors bemoan COVID-19 losses

The impact of the COVID-19 lockdown instituted by the Federal Government at the end of March was hard-hitting on all sectors and small-scale farmers and processors in Nigeria; it was and still is a catalogue of problems. In this report, JUSTINA…

Blood scarcity looms for childbirth, malaria, sickle cell patients

The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that Nigeria has some of the lowest blood donation rates in the world, with just 10 per cent of the populations donating freely. GRACE OBIKE looks into blood donations during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: How Niger govt bridged learning gap

The gap between schoolchildren in urban and rural areas and those in private and public schools, has always been there. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has further widened this gap. In this report, Justina Asishana analyses how the Niger State…

Malnutrition and Covid-19

Malnutrition remains a silent pandemic ‘consuming’ children in Nigeria. It is mostly being fueled by ignorance of parents and caregivers, poverty, inadequate food intake and poor sanitation, among others. COVID-19 may have stopped a lot…

Battle for COVID-19 palliatives not worth the efforts

Laraba Shuaibu’s daughter had recently undergone a major surgery which cost her almost all of her N150, 000 savings. But before she could return to her menial job of excavating sand from river beds to regain her financial balance, Covid-19…

Virus pandemic a financial tsunami for women

IN April, when Mrs. Chinyere Philips was sacked, it seemed like the end of her world. She never knew she would be a victim of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. “My employer could not keep paying me for services not rendered,”…

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