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I teach culture and tradition through toys – Bunmi Williams

Bunmi Williams

We have so many things lined up and we are focused on Nigeria with a broader African context. We intend to promote the culture and tradition of Africa but we are starting with home first which is Nigeria. With our toys, you can visualise Nigeria because in each state, we have a picture of what the state is known for. Like in Ebonyi state, we know they are the salt of the nation you have a picture of the salt there. We just try to make it engaging and interesting and also very colourful.

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Inheritance

Natives abandon corpse, fight for inheritance in Calabar

Everywhere you look in Calabar, Cross River State capital, you find estates which have been abandoned due to squabbles over the sharing of inheritance. The squabbles are sometimes so fierce that machetes and dreaded charm, ekpetiaba (kills within five days), are used by desperate members of families to eliminate or subdue siblings in order to take ownership or the lion share of estates.

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Uvwie monarch stops overthrow of embattled Ekpan traditional head

EFFURUN – SAVE for the good judgment of the Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom, Delta State, HRM, Emmanuel Sideso, Abe 1, the embattled Unuewvoro (traditional head) of the explosive Ekpan community, Chief Newton Agbofodoh, would have earned a hurtful sentence prior to his formal arraignment by the Police over series of criminal allegations, including killings, for which he was seized since June.

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Food

Be food safe

Saturday Vanguard gathered that many Nigerians are aware of food safety, but they need more information to achieve and maintain safe food handling behaviours. Be Food Safe means preventing foodborne illness through four easy steps: Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill.

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Roadside foods: For good or for bad?

As early as 5 am every morning, Iya Lati is up for the day’s business. The business of attending to the “stomach infrastructure” of her customers by cooking of rice, beans, plantain and stew in addition to two or three other local delicacies. By 6.30 am She is ready to hit the motor park where her numerous customers are already waiting for her. Indeed, Iya Lati, is one of the hundreds of thousands of women who toil day and night to support their families by hawking foods on the streets of major cities across the country. From Lagos to Abuja, Port-Harcourt to Kaduna and Enugu to Ibadan, food vendors have taken over the streets. In fact, following the harsh economic reality that Nigerians are currently faced with, the business is booming.

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Man of God filling pot-holes along Imgbi road, Yenagoa metropolis

Daniel Udeh: Unemployed UNIJOS graduate who fixes Yenagoa potholes

YENAGOA—A first time encounter with Daniel Odey Udeh, popularly known as “Man of God” diligently breaking stones and patching up potholes on major streets of Yenagoa metropolis, Bayelsa State, one would mistake him for an employee of the state Ministry of Works or Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, FERMA. Ironically, his worn-down appearance makes look like someone, who ekes out a living from handouts from motorists, but in truth, Udeh is a Civil Engineering graduate of the University of Jos, UNIJOS.

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•An Orphanage

Orphanages to the rescue as number of abandoned, motherless babies rises

The ugly phenomenon of abandoning children has been a social stigma for ages. Just as it is rampant in Oyo State, the story is the same across the country. Only God knows what could have happened if not for the quick and timely intervention of some orphanages and motherless homes. Places like Cheshire, Jesus Kids’ Home for Special Children and Ibadan Motherless Babies Home all in Ibadan give maternal affection and care to these innocent but unlucky children.

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GOV. RAUF AREGBESOLA

Osunwon Omoluabi berths in Osun

Osun State governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on Monday, June 13, 2016, launched a valuable commercial project in the state which has made the administration to score another first. It was a day for government functionaries, technocrats, politicians, business gurus, traders, market men and women and enthusiasts of Aregbesola administration and the ruling APC.

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Failed portion of the Starch Mill-Uli road

Anglican Church demands state of emergency for South East roads

Awka—THE Amichi Anglican Diocese in Anambra State has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency for South East roads, most of which are in a deplorable condition. Rising from it synod at Amichi, the Church observed that the condition of the roads was adversely affecting the economic wellbeing of the people of the zone and argued that something positive needs to be done to ameliorate the situation. Of the federal roads in the area, the worst are the Enugu –Onitsha, Aba –Ikot Ekpene and the Onitsha-Nnewi-Amichi-Uga-Okigwe highways, which pass through the diocese.

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Bad portion of the road

Governor Obiano lays foundation stone of Diocesan Hospital School of Health Technology

The Diocese of Nnewi Anglican Communion has kicked of the building of a three storey Hostel building and another three storey classroom building for its Diocesan Hospital School of Health Technology located at Otolo Nnewi, Anambra State. The two projects are being set up as part of the 85 year Anniversary of the Nnewi Diocesan Hospital Sapphire coming up this year, and to further enhance the Anambra state government’s thrust on better health care delivery.

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NGO storms Ebonyi with jobs, vocational skills, welfare packages

ABAKALIKI—A Non- Governmental Organization, Chinedu Ogah Foundation, COF weekend, said it has empowered 128 youths across the 13 local government areas of the state, as well as given 520 jobs to Ebonyi youths at the federal level as well as trained 620 on Skill Acquisition in different spheres of human endeavour. The NGO also distributed welfare packages such as wrappers to widows in the 20 wards of Ikwo LGA of the State even as it gave an undisclosed amount of cash and gift items to hospitals, nursing mothers and the less privileged in the State.

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*File: Pensioners queuing for verification

We work like elephants, retire with nothing- Pensioners

THE motto of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners, NUP, is “Rest is sweet after labour.” However, this is far from reality. The Nigerian pensioners are treated like outcasts instead of like the senior citizens they are. In most of the five states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo which make up the South East zone especially, retired civil servants and primary school teachers are now literally eating their own vomit as they have not been paid their gratuities and pensions in the last 16 years. A survey by the South East Voice showed that some of the pensioners received sums as low as N450 a month as pensions after 35 years of meritorious service to their fatherland.

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Wisdom Gbofoeyin

Agony of boy with a‘strange’ swollen jaw

FOR about three years, Wisdom Gbofoeyin, who is 12 years old, has been carrying a cross of pain, the pain of a swollen jaw which has caused him sleepless nights and somehow defied initial attempts at treatment. In fact, while some attribute his ailment to natural causes, many others, including his parents, are convinced his agony is a consequence of witchcraft attack and therefore requires spiritual intervention.

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