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A local voice for financial wisdom is close at hand

A local voice for financial wisdom is close at hand

IN his journey from analysing blood samples to pioneering financial inclusion, the story of Olubayo Adekanmbi seems on the surface to be one of an unconventional career transition. Yet in many ways, the object of his metamorphosis was evident right from the earliest days of his very first job. “The truth is that when you enable a woman financially, you literally help a family and thereby build a nation," he said. Growing up in Abeokuta in southwest Nigeria, like other boys, Adekanmbi aspired to be a medical doctor. He ended up as a biochemist, working in a local hospital. Today,…
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The Badoo ritual gang created fear in Lagos: here’s what made victims vulnerable

The Badoo ritual gang created fear in Lagos: here’s what made victims vulnerable

VIOLENT cult gangs are well known in Nigeria. Though there are no statistics on their numbers and impact, Lagos State in southwest Nigeria has more than 10 of these groups controlling different areas. They operate in neighbourhoods and their memberships cut across age groups. They control certain territories as their own, extorting money from businesses and residents. Author OLUDAYO TADE, Communication/Security Consultant, Sociologist/Criminologist/Victimologist and Facilitator, University of Ibadan But the Badoo cult gang that operated in the Ikorodu area of the state between 2016 and 2018 was different. It was a violent ritual gang. The capture of its leader and…
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