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Heart-rending stories of IDPs sacked from Lagos settlement

Trauma of losing loved ones, homes and means of livelihood to the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East of Nigeria, drove them to Lagos and now, they are going through a second round of trauma. They have been sent packing from their settlement in the Kirikiri industrial area of Lagos, close to Monkey Village. Recently, Vanguard Features, VF met one of the leaders of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Mr. Peter, and upon enquiring how they were faring, heard the most heart-rending response.

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The Sultan of Sokoto at that Installation ceremony of Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi 51th Ooni of Ife

The Sultan’s message of peace!

Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, no doubt, is a uniting force, not only in Nigeria but also in the world. As a revered monarch, the retired Army General-turned king’s many contributions to national, continental and global peace must have been responsible for the loud ovation that rented the air at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria,recently, where he was installed Chancellor of the prestigious university.

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Atiku Abubakar, his wife Titi and BoT Chairman, Akin Kekere-Ekun

On Atiku’s day of honour, a case for free, universal education

FORMER Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is certainly no stranger to the honours podium. In fact, it can be said that he is one of the most decorated Nigerians alive, having been so often honoured within and outside the country that he probably may have lost count of the number of awards he had garnered. A man of many parts, his wide range of awards were given as special recognition for his significant achievements in political, business and humanitarian causes.

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NEMA officials distributing reliefs materials to displaced persons at an IDP camp in Yola

Amazing stories from Yola that defy Boko Haram bombs

DUE to intermittent attacks, including suicide bombings, from Boko Haram insurgents, major parts of Nigeria’s North East states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa are generally perceived as often haunted by the spectre of death and destruction, and therefore, no-go-areas. This is why Yola, the Adamawa State capital, which until lately was largely a haven of refuge for residents and the internally displaced or those fleeing the horrors of terrorists attacks, is now regarded as highly endangered on account of some suicide bombings recorded there.

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A misguided engagement of the Biafra issue

He may have taken more than three months but President Muhammadu Buhari would need to deal with the growing discontent coming from the South-East. His direct silence or, better put, seeming indifference, or both, has, one way or the other, contributed, in no small measure, to the spark that has happened on members and leaders of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB – and the Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, riddled by in-fighting, is playing catch up with relevance.

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Edo women

‘Red and white women’ clash over Oshiomhole, Igbinedion

It has been the battle of women in red and those in white in Edo State. The women joined the fray between Governor Adams Oshiomhole, his predecessor, Chief Lucky Igbinedion and his (Lucky) father, the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion. Oshiomhole had alleged that certain things went wrong under the Igbinedion administration, alleging that the Esama played a part.

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