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Coker School Complex is located in the heartland of Lagos. It was built by the government to provide the surrounding communities with primary and secondary education. The complex is made of a number of storey buildings which consists of separate school units. In the early days, the complex may have been an impressive structure. Sadly, this complex is in shambles and the children are in danger by just coming here. Thankfully, the situation is changing due to an unusual relationship built eight years ago.   Kinabuti Fashion Initiative shared the story of this relationship with us. OIPA(Orile Iganmu Progressive Association)...

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  Most people in Orile Iganmu go clothes-shopping and enjoy the pleasure of adding new items to ones existing wardrobe. For the residents of Orile Iganmu, this Saturday morning, they were getting a different experience.  They had been invited for a day of clothes distribution to those in need.   A mix of young and old, men and women came to the Orile Iganmu Progressive Association (OIPA) headquarters in Iganmu quite early even though the fliers said the event was for 11 o clock. At the OIPA headquarters, they wrote their names and settled and waited for the organisers to...

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For a long time, Modinat Oluwabukola Olajide’s life story seemed to be an unending stretch of bad luck. She got pregnant at 23 for a man who rejected her and the unborn baby. Later, she got a job at a hospital as an auxiliary nurse where she was only paid five thousand naira a month. But she found love again in the hospital and hope for a better life. The doctor she was dating promised to marry her but after she got pregnant, they broke up. She was left homeless with two children to care for so she moved in...

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Before she was discovered and given a chance for rehabilitation, Omobolanle Oluwatoyin Bankola was already on the fast road leading to nowhere.  Raised in a household where her mother was the only income provider, it was necessary for Omobolanle to drop out of school because there was no money to pay for her education. Leaving school introduced her to a new kind of life that was counterproductive; a life on the streets with drugs in the mix. Omobolanle  became a drug seller and user. She continued this way until a simple conversation with a social worker gave her a new...

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