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The Lagos hawker who makes one million Naira monthly: An expose into Africa’s unstructured Direct-To-Consumer Market.

Chinedu Okorafor moved from his village in Eastern Nigeria to Lagos, in 2016. As soon as he could afford the night bus, he took it straight to city of excellence. When he got to Lagos, he had a thousand Naira, a Bagco sack housing two jean trousers and two shirts; all his belongings. It’s January 2020, four years in Lagos, and Chinedu makes a minimum of a million Naira monthly solely from hawking. What started, for me, as purchase of…

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Suicide on Third Mainland Bridge: Grieving Mum releases photo

The photograph of the 22 year-old man who was reported to have jumped into the Lagos Lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge on 16 February has been published by the mother. Mr Toju Davies Daibo, jumped into the lagoon from the bridge inward Adeniji Adele, after alighting from an Uber, complaining of stomach issues. His body has not been found since. His mother has appealed to the government to find her son alive or dead, according to an interview she…

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PREMIER LEAGUE TRANSFER DEADLINE PUSHED BACK TO SEPTEMBER 1

Premier League clubs have voted to push England’s summer transfer window deadline back to September 1 for the 2020-21 season. In 2017, clubs decided to support the closing of the transfer window the day before the Premier League season began, with many managers previously suggesting the uncertainty that accompanied a later deadline was not beneficial. This measure was brought in ahead of the 2018-19 season and remained in place at the start of 2019-20, but decriers felt it left Premier…

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Students decry terrible hostel facilities at University of Ibadan

The dilapidated state of facilities in halls of residence at the University of Ibadan is becoming a threat to the well-being and academic performances of the students. Besides being overcrowded, many of the hostels lack basic amenities. Some students read under the street lights powered by solar energy for lack of constant power supply while many sleep on the bare floor for fear of bed bugs. The problem of dilapidated hostel facilities in Nigerian Universities is not limited to only…

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A PATIENT’S TALE.

I had been waiting for two hours Ten other women were on the bench After all, we are called ‘patients’, aren’t we? The early morning meal I took was already used up Nurses occasionally walked past us carrying case files I prayed silently that I would be attended to on time today I was finally called into the consulting room My new case file was wide open on the table It had been joined to the old one I had…

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‘I’m the best musician since Fela’ – Burna Boy declares.

Burna Boy has described himself as the best musician in Nigeria since music legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Burna, who was nominated for Grammys award but lost to Angelique Kodjo, said this on Wednesday night on his Twitter page. He lamented over the level of hypocrisy in the entertainment industry, adding that ‘the same people that wish you the best to your face are the same people that hope and pray you fail. The African giant further explained that nobody in the…

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