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Nigeria’s funeral rites culture threatens curbing COVID-19 spread

The coronavirus not only calls attention to the quality of Nigeria’s cultural belief system, values, and practices but how they could hinder adherence to public health regulations.

Smallholder women farmers still frustrated over promise of palliatives that remain a pipe dream

They prepared, borrowed money and materials to invest in efforts at getting a bountiful harvest in the year 2020. Many of them, apparently encouraged by the experience of the past few years, did not want to waste the opportunity offered by the times. But before the end of the first quarter of the year a pandemic, not seen in recent history, happened on the world and sent everybody scampering for cover. 

Food security: Women farmers in Abuja count losses even as lockdown eases

This is the lamentation of Peace Chijioke, one of the small scale women farmers resident in Abuja as she recounts the recent ordeal she and her family went through following the lockdown necessitated by the Coronavirus pandemic.

In Kwara, students were excited to resume, but staggered preparation, fear among teachers mar school reopening

Unlike some part of the country, only SS 3 students resumed on Wednesday in the state, as the state commissioner for education, Bisola Ahmed, disclosed that other exit students would be communicated on their date of resumption ahead of their own examinations.

COVID worsens problems of Nigerian autistic children, and their parents

The COVID-19 pandemic has widened inequalities for Nigerian children having developmental disabilities, especially autism, most have lost learning time since schools were shut down.In contrast, parents who can afford online learning have to spend more.

How multiple taxation is ‘killing’ SMEs in Abuja

Sitting on a bench in front of her zinc shop, the expression on the face of Ojo Elizabeth was that of despondency as the thought of how to raise money to buy the next meal for her children, overwhelms her.

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