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Day In the Life Of A Street Hawker

“Sometimes, there’s not a better way. Sometimes, there’s only the hard way.” No child dreams of becoming a traffic hawker. It is the uttermost horror of every parent who knows what education is, but, today, here they are, boys and girls, trying to eke out a living by hawking in traffic. Traffic hawkers are everywhere; New Delhi, New York, Accra, Lagos, Abuja, virtually, all over the world. We see them daily and we patronise them almost unconsciously. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), as at 2012, the number of working children under the age of 14 in Nigeria was ...
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The Day Senator Mustapha Empowered Youths

In the words of renowned inspirational author, Shannon L. Alder, “Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” Perhaps, the above words of wisdom was behind the unprecedented showers of love witnessed by the people of Niger South Senatorial District of Niger State, when Senator Mustapha Sanni Muhammed visited them recently. It was an atmosphere filled with so much laughter and rejoicing as youths in their hundreds were handed with items to re-write their stories. Read full story on our next issue coming out soon… ...
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Tipto: A land where brotherliness is all that matters

In the words of Norwegian playwright, Henri Ibsen, ‘A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.’ And just like Ibsen’s description, Tipto represents brotherliness, unity, cohabitation and community in the true sense of it. Located in Lamurde local government of Adamawa State, Tipto, predominantly dominated by Fulani, Chibo and Hausa tribes is exquisitely beautified with mountains, vegetation, and a river. A tour round the community brings to mind how favoured and wonderfully blessed Nigeria is. It is however a thing of pain to note that the people of Tipto community despite the abundance ...
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