Wednesday April 16th, 2014
Wednesday April 16th, 2014
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At last, Anambra community selects new royal father without rancour

  /   in Metro 12:16 am   /   Comments

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Tears of joy rolled down the cheeks of natives of Ogwu-Aniocha community in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State as they presented their newly selected traditional ruler, His Royal Highness, HRH, Chief Nathaniel Nwajeli Nnaji, a traditional medical practitioner to the local council authorities for recognition as their Igwe-elect.

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GUY MAURICE: Plaudits for Egi-speaking white man

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FOR the people of Egi community in Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, there is no better way to express appreciation to Mr Guy Maurice, the out-going Managing Director and Chief Executive officer of Total E& P Nigeria limited for his contribution to their well-being: That is to honour him with their presence on the day he was conferred with the coveted traditional title, Uhwo ka Egi, meaning “the Light of Egi land”.

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Freight forwarders raise alarm over uncleared cargoes

  /   in Metro 12:44 am   /   Comments

File photo: The e-waste-laden ship at the Tin-Can Port Lagos.

THE National Council of Managing Director sof Licensed Customs Agents (NCMDLCA), has said that if the current crisis rocking the port industry is not attended to, it will lead to massive port congestion.

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$3.8bn Egina FPSO: LADOL accuses Samsung of breaching court order

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THE lingering litigation over a $3.8 billion Egina oil platform project between the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics (LADOL) and Samsung/Total took a fresh twist as LADOL, that the first defendant, has accused Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), of breaching an earlier ruling by Justice Chukwu Jeku Aneke of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, that parties maintain status quo pending the determination of the suite.

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Raped, eyes plucked by ritualists, woman cries for help

  /   in Metro 12:07 am   /   Comments

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The sad look on the faces of sympathisers and newsmen who had gathered in the female surgical ward of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital told it all.

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Odds against the Lagos Consumer Protection Law

  /   in Metro 12:25 am   /   Comments

The Caring Heart Market initiated as part of Mimiko's community development programme

Lagos state has scored another first, being the pioneer state to delineate a law for consumer protection, expected to guard against the exposure to harmful usage of goods and exploitation by consumers.

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Part of Elephant building, 22 rooms burn in Lagos

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Property worth millions of Naira were destroyed in Lagos last weekend during different fire outbreaks across the state.

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Mess in filth business, as LAWMA sanctions erring PSPs

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Vestiges of poverty, feeding from the waste dump

THE Lagos state government, through the state Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, has sanctioned at least three Private Sector Participants, PSPs saddled with waste collection and disposal and issued warning to several others over alleged increment in the monthly service charges to residents across the state.

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Church fire tragedy: How three worshippers died

  /   in Metro 1:03 am   /   Comments

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One may be tempted to ask if the angel of mercy guarding the Mercyland Prayer Ministries, Alaro Ibadan was on another divine assignment on the day a mystery fire suddenly issued from nowhere and killed three members of the church. Or could it be that prayers of the church were not enough?

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Decision day for 32-yr-old arms trafficker

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Ello Dankogol who hails from Kwalla village in Quan-Pan Locla Government Area of Plateau State probably thought he was a cat with nine lives.

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Tension as Uvwie women march against soldiers over Ohorhe land

  /   in Metro 12:21 am   /   Comments

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A storm of discontent is presently brewing in Ohorhe village, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State as the Nigerian Army moves to demolish all the buildings in the area. Last week Uvwie women, numbering over 3,000, blocked the ever busy East/West road in protest, describing the move as wicked and inhuman.

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Tension as Onitsha land owners move to recover leased school land from govt

  /   in Metro 12:12 am   /   Comments

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The metropolitan city of Onitsha, Anambra State was thrown into frenzy last week as owners of a vast expanse of land known as Ogbo family land and located at Woliwo Layout, Onitsha, measuring about 14.69 acres, served a notice of their intention to reclaim the land from the Anambra State government, as a result of the expiration of a 60-year old lease agreement.

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IRONY OF A FLOATING SCHOOL: Banned in Nigeria, nominated for award in London

  /   in Metro 12:09 am   /   Comments

...The three storey building floating school

RESIDENTS of Makoko-Iwaya Community have appealed to the Lagos state government to revoke its order and allow the Makoko floating school, a three-storey wooden structure commence academic activities.
This came as the floating school received nomination for the Designs of the Year 2014 award, an award which is overseen by London’s Design Museum

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Gowon Estate residents raise alarm over rot of infrastructure

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Years back, Gowon Estate in Egbeda, Mosan Okunola local council development area of Lagos State, could conveniently pass as a high brow residential area and was therefore much sought after by many Nigerians.

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Persons living with disabilities send SOS to govt

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PEOPLE living with disabilities have called on government, to include them in its policy, while decrying continuing neglect, especially in the area of welfare and social amenities

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Lagos set to pull down buildings to avert flooding 

  /   in Metro 12:08 am   /   Comments

The collapsed building.

Lagos State Government, as part of 2014 pre-raining season measure against flooding, late last month, ordered the immediate stoppage of further construction of structures by a developer at Osborne foreshore, Ikoyi area for encroaching on limitation area as well as violation of the state’s environmental law.

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Warri women rage over power blackout, market demolition

  /   in Metro 12:55 am   /   Comments

IT was a day of rage by aggrieved women in Warri, Monday, as scores of them took to the streets in protest over worrisome power outage in Iyara layout of the city, while market women at the Ogbuwangwe Market whose makeshift shops and wares were wrecked by bulldozers gave vent to tears as they disrupted traffic on the NPA Expressway.

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Communities beg Tinubu for transformers

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Bola Tinubu, ACN National Leader

Community leaders of 13 local government areas and local council development areas, LCDAs, in Lagos Central Senatorial District, have appealed to Senator Oluremi Tinubu, representing the district in the Senate to provide transformers and other electricity installations to the communities, saying, “this will help empower more teeming residents in the area.”

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Residents of Gowon Estate raise alarm over rot of infrastructure

  /   in Metro 12:59 am   /   Comments

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Years back, Gowon Estate in Egbeda, Mosan Okunola local council development area of Lagos State could conveniently pass as a high brow residential area and was therefore much sought after by many Nigerians.

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Ebonyi community gets electricity first time ever

  /   in Metro 12:34 am   /   Comments

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WHEN stories about lack of infrastructural facilities in most communities in Nigeria are made public through the media, some misguided politicians often believe that such reports are sponsored by their political opponents to undermine them.

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Niger Delta violence: US govt launches conflict mitigation

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The US Consulate General in partnership with the US Department of State Bureau of Conflict and Stabilisation Operations, CSO, recently launched a conflict mitigation initiative in the Niger-Delta region.

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Railway: The return of the economic live wire!

  /   in Metro, News 12:46 am   /   Comments

A prototype light rail  ... proposed for Lagos

For many years, railway transportation in the country was dead. Almost buried! But it is obvious from the recent achievements of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) that some revival has taken place. And rail transportation is breathing again.

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Menace of Omo-Oniles: Home ownership mortgage scheme to the rescue

  /   in Metro 12:05 am   /   Comments

*Windows made of PVC materials

Due to the stress associated with building and owning a property in Lagos, many residents of the city have given up hope of ever owning a house of their choice

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Niger Delta violence: US govt launches conflict mitigation

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NigerDelta

The US Consulate General in partnership with the US Department of State Bureau of Conflict and Stabilisation Operations, CSO, recently launched a conflict mitigation initiative in the Niger-Delta region

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IGP commends Nsukka Police Area Commander

  /   in Metro 12:51 am   /   Comments

Mohammed-Abubakar

FOLLOWING the commis-sioning of a multi-million naira bungalow built for the Nsukka Area Command of the Nigeria Police, Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar has commended the Area Commander Nsukka, ACP Ros-Amson Musa Haladu for attracting the project for the Police. The IGP made the commendation in a letter he sent to ACP Haladu through Enugu Commissioner of Police.

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Abandoned by parents, pregnant at 15, homeless at 16

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Descending Oshodi-Oke overhead bridge linking the main market this particular day, attention was drawn to a dark young woman, dressed in red trousers, a blouse and a pair of rubber slippers. She was standing and carrying a 10-month-old baby boy on her shoulder and was begging for alms.

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Sad end of couple:Tragic tale of man who allegedly strangled wife, hanged self

  /   in Metro 12:42 am   /   Comments

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Considering the horrific manner of her death, it is inconceivable that the ghost of Mrs. Kemi Bankole, a business centre operator at the University College Hospital, Ibadan who was allegedly killed by her husband last Friday, is presently resting in peace. It would most probably be wandering about and crying for justice.

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2014 rainy season: Lagos moves to avert flooding

  /   in Metro 12:23 am   /   Comments

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agos State Government, as part of 2014 pre-raining season measure against flooding, last week Tuesday, ordered the immediate stoppage of further construction of structures by a developer at Osborne foreshore, Ikoyi area for encroaching on limitation area as well as violation of the state’s environmental law.

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Prostitution, abortions on the increase in Lagos

  /   in Metro 4:22 pm   /   Comments

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Worried by the high rate of young ladies and women engaging in prostitution for survival as well as termination of unwanted pregnancy in the country, Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, had urged the nation’s teeming young ladies to take to noble professions by refraining from prostitution and such unwholesome acts.

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Why smugglers are counting losses — Oyo/Osun Area Customs Command

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By OLA AJAYI, IBADAN If revelations about seizures made by the Nigerian Customs Services are anything to go by, last year and even the beginning of this year was a period smugglers in Oyo and Osun states would want to forget in a hurry. According to the Oyo/Osun Area Command, several smuggling activities were foiled

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Chieftaincy tussle tears Prof. Ben Nwabueze’s community apart

  /   in Metro 12:49 am   /   Comments

*Prof. Ben Nwabueze

Crisis is now brewing in Atani community in the Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State following an alleged selection and presentation of Mr. Anthony Ngodi of Umudaike Village to officials of the Local Government as the new Igwe-elect (traditional ruler-elect) of the community.

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Anambra community protests alleged plans to sell ancestral land

  /   in Metro 12:30 am   /   Comments

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THE people of Ndiabor Umunze in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State, have protested alleged clandestine moves to sell their ancestral land at Ohiagba forest in the community.

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