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Femi Giwa

Lagos is prepared for impending flood- LASEMA operations boss

Following the prediction by Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NIMET, that high level of flood will occur in Lagos and other states this year, Head Operations and Logistics, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Mr. Femi Giwa, explains how Lagos will tackle the looming disaster, during a UNICEF organised workshop on emergency preparedness response forum in Ibadan.

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Section of a school structure affected by the demolition exercise in Owerri

Owerri: Tears, outrage over demolitions

OWERRI, the Imo State capital, has been in the news lately for diverse reasons bordering on the good and the bad, according to the perceptions of the people. But of all the recent incidents and events recorded in the city, the ongoing demolition of structures has featured more prominently in the news as it continues to draw a lot of tears and scathing criticisms.

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Parts of some of the deserted villages

How militants sacked Lagos, Ogun communities

WHILE some Lagos and Ogun communities in Igbo-Olomu and Ita-Oluwo areas of Ikorodu are still counting their losses following the invasion of their communities by some suspected militants, 13 riverine villages located in different areas of the two states have suffered same fate following fresh attacks launched by the rampaging invaders.

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Mrs. Oluyemisi Alatise

Mutilators of female genitals can’t hide anymore — Alatise

Oluyemisi Alatise was recently elected in Manchester, United Kingdom as President of International Inner Wheel, IIW, one of the largest women’s service voluntary organisations in the world, active in more than 103 countries and has over 103,000 members in its 94 years of existence. IIW draws its membership primarily from the wives of Rotarians and other female professionals. Occupying the lofty position that comes to Africa, especially to a Nigerian woman for the first time in history, Alatise, who will pilot the club till 2017, took over from Mrs. Charlotte de Vos of Belgium.

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•The late Chief Dada Oyateru and wife

Assailants strangled 83-yr-old Akure chief after tying his hands and legs — Wife

THE murder of 83-year-old Chief Dada Oyateru in cold blood has sent jitters down the spines of notable personalities in Akure, Ondo State capital. Detectives are battling to unravel the mystery behind the murder of the old man weeks after he was allegedly strangled in the presence of his junior wife, Titilola. They are said to be investigating if the murder of the chief was a case of armed robbery or assassination.

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Ford Foundation West Africa Rep, Mr Innocent Chukwuma, Mrs Yemisi Akinadeniyi and Lagos SSG, Mr Tunji Bello after cutting the tape to open the new classrooms

Farm school ‘rescued’ from street urchins, armed gangs

The story of the Farm Settlement Primary School, first built in 1978, is intriguing. The authorities had conceived of a primary school to serve poor communities located in the outskirts of Ikorodu, the Lagos twin city which is now home to over two million people, many of whom live in slums and shanties. The school has over 1,000 pupils, showcasing the grimiest images of poverty, with several of the pupils going to school barefooted, many unable to afford lunch.

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