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    My husband took our daughter to unknown destination, six yrs now

    Lagos–There was mild drama at a customary court sitting at Agboyi, Ketu, when, the President of the court, O.T Williams slammed a respondent, Mr Jonathan Mbadihe with contempt of court. Mbadihe was dragged to court by his wife, Amakaý, who is seeking the dissolution of their 17 year old marriage, on the grounds that her estrange husband always steals her money, does not care for the family financially and physically, threat her life, no more love and also for taking their 16 year old daughter to an unknown destination for over six years.

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    Ibadan Firsts

    Ibadan: Nigeria’s home of many Firsts

    The writings of D.O Fagunwa in Ibadan, encouraged the writings of Amos Tutuola, a barely literate man, who was born in 1920 in Abeokuta, but lived his life in Ibadan, until his death at the age of 77 in 1997. Amos Tutuola, was a Store keeper, with the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation in 1956. Despite his short formal education, he joined the Ibadan Writers Elite- the Mbari Mbayo Club of Ulli Beier and Wole Soyinka. He was the author of the popular book “The Palm-wine Drunkard” in 1952.

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    Ogun residents, investors groan under bad roads

    Except Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun comes to the aide of both the residents and business owners in the state, they would continue to groan over the bad roads that litter the State. Vanguard gathered that, the governor had boasted to make the State an eldorado by fixing most of the roads in the state, but, the cash crunch bedeviling the State crippled the plan.

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    David Onyedikachi Okechukwu, the boy-with-Hole-in-heart

    Help! 2-year-old boy born with hole-in-the-heart cries out

    UMUAHIA—THE family of Mr. and Mrs. Mr. Okechukwu Onumkpu has cried out to Nigerians to help save the life of their two year old son, David Onyedikachi Okechukwu, a hole in the heart patient. The electrician father and petty vegetable trader mother of David who hail from Amokwe Obayi Ovim in Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State, said that they discovered with shock that the last of their three children and has developed a life-threatening ailment which their pocket could not handle and are there seeking financial help from good spirited Nigerians.

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    The gully erosion  at the back of the family home (inset)belonging to Chief Alex Ekwueme’and his younger brother, Igwe Prof. Laz Ekwueme.

    Gully erosion threatens Alex Ekwueme’s family home

    NNEWI—THE family house of the former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme is being threatened by gully erosion that cuts across Nanka in Aguata Local Government Area and Oko in Orumba North Local Government Area in Anambra State. The erosion menace, which had rendered hundreds of residents of the community homeless, had now deeply eaten into Ekweme family land even as they would soon be driven out if urgent steps were not taken to stop the menace.

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    Ojoko, the suspect excavating the shallow grave

    Man kills, buries pregnant girl-friend

    THe SHOCK, which engulfed the people of Ezeakam, Eziudo community in Ezinihitte Local Government Area of Imo State, still persists as news of how a young man from the community, allegedly killed his pregnant girl friend through the administration of a local concoction spread in the community. The deceased 25-year old lady, who was identified as Chinonye Ella, was allegedly dating the 39-year old Chamberlin Ojoko before she died July 20, 2015.

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    Unizik car: The mini bus.

    UNIZIK students produce mini bus

    EKWULOBIA—VICE Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka , Prof. Joseph Ahaneku is a happy man now following the feat achieved by his students. This was because the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the university had again proved that it was not just good in theory but also in the practical aspect of their studies. Seven graduating students from the department constructed a “made in Nigeria” mini bus to the satisfaction of the university community.

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    50 Anambra disabled persons receive training from NGO, Obiano’s wife

    AWKA—THE South Saharan Social Development Organization, SSDO, a non –governmental organization, NGO, and the wife of Anambra State governor, Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano, have put smiles on the faces of 50 persons with disabilities by empowering them with equipment and seed money to start mobile phone repaid business. The beneficiaries, comprising 30 males and 20 females drawn from various parts of Anambra State, were trained for three months at the Aguleri Rehabilitation Centre by SSDO, with the support of Oxfam Novib, an international donor agency.

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    *File Photo: Activity at a vandalised oil pipe

    Thriving oil theft: Why no end in sight

    IN a determined bid to carry out the Federal Government’s order to put crude oil thieves out of business the military, particularly the Navy, has since intensified its offensives to locate and to destroy all equipment or products belonging to illicit refinery operators caught in the act. In the Central Naval Command, CNC, hub of Nigeria’s oil/gas production and highest with records of oil thefts, hardly a week passes without the Navy torching large wooden boats laden with volumes of stolen crude as well as locally fabricated refining machinery and thousands of litres of refined products, mostly diesel abandoned by the clandestine operators.

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    Apapa road blocked by Tankers

    Abandoned N11bn Regeneration Plan: Why Apapa gridlock will persist

    Three years after the Apapa regeneration plan was drawn, the project estimated to gulp N11 billion has failed to see the light of the day, inspite of several efforts to achieve the dream. The Federal Government has been under attack over Apapa Port and Oshodi- Apapa Expressway gridlock by stakeholders including Lagos state government over failure to keep to an earlier partnership agreement with the state government on the regeneration project of Apapa axis, estimated to cost N11 billion.

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