Surviving the Storm: Osun Palm Oil Producers Fight Harsh Economic Climate

Cecilia Ojewuyi has spent her life tending to the palm trees of Joriki village in Igbajo, Osun State. But now, at 45, she helplessly watches how her once-thriving farm withers away amid the Nigerian economic crisis.  The cause? skyrocketing prices plagued by the removal of fuel subsidy; a burden too heavy for her business to […]

Economic Hardship: Fuel Hike Drives Trader from Car to Keke Napep

By Isiaq Ibrahim  Life took a dramatic turn for Alhaji Abubakar Agaka, also known as Bigman, when the president of Nigeria removed the fuel subsidy, impacting thousands like him.  Once living a glamorous life, Bigman, a native of Ilorin, Kwara State, opted for a tricycle, or keke napep, after decades of driving cars.  Despite being […]

Osun Gov’t’s Roadblock Bring Small-Scale Businesses To A Standstill

In Alekuwodo Osogbo, Matthew Adebayo’s once thriving oil selling business now stands as a shadow of its former self. The culprit? A roadblock that has persisted for three weeks, effectively strangling the flow of traffic and suffocating local commerce. “Before they blocked the road, my business was flourishing,” Matthew told the Harbinger, frustration etched into […]

Multi-Million Naira Obstetric Center in Ondo Becomes Symbol of Squandered Hope

By: Peter Emmanuel   In the dead of night, around 1:30 AM, Funmilayo Alaba (name changed for security reasons) suddenly woke up, feeling a sharp pain in her belly. She quickly roused her husband, saying, “It’s time.” Despite expecting the baby to arrive later, after several months of pregnancy, they found themselves facing the moment […]