Tuesday July 22nd, 2014
Tuesday July 22nd, 2014
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Unemployment, insecurity: Youths proffer recipe

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President  Jonathan and Emeka Nwogu, Minister of Labour and Productivity. while at the  the background job seekers scramble for few job opportunities.

It was a moment forfrank talk in Rivers State when youths gathered under the aegis of Integrated Youths Economic Empowerment Programme, IYEEP, to discuss the challenges of unemployment, cultism and other related vices facing youths in the country. They also condemned the killing of youths, women and children by the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram, in some states in the North.

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Stakeholders fault food, alcohol ban at swimming pools

  /   in Metro 12:57 am   /   Comments

Swimming

STAKEHOLDERS in the hospitality industry particularly hotel proprietors, are kicking against government’s move to ban the possession or consumption of alcoholic liquors, beer or wine around public swimming pools in the state. Also to be prohibited is igniting open flames.

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Mile 2: Robbers’ arena, powered by unending traffic jams

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Traffic Gridlock at Mile 2 Bus Stop Along Oshodi Apapa Expressway Lagos.Photo By Akeem Salau.

It has been over three years of unending frustration for motorists and commuters at the Mile 2 axis of the ever-busy Oshodi-Apapa expressway, since the road failed.

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‘My mystery stroke cure’

  /   in Metro 12:23 am   /   Comments

Alhaji Audu

The mystery behind the cure of a cocoa/palm kernel merchant, Alhaji Andrew Audu, of decades of stroke paralysis is still amazing to his neighbours.

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‘The enemy tied my mother’s womb; she carried my pregnancy for 39 months’

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Madam Emumukade Omopenu Adedewe Pitan

It is not everyday that you find somebody whose life is full of mysteries. So when you meet one, you are bound to appreciate what he or she has gone through. So it is with Madam Emumukade Omopenu Adedewe Pitan, 89, who claimed to have spent three years, three months in her mother’s womb; crept, as a baby, into a fire; and married according to prediction.

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‘Help before LUTH renders us homeless’

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File: ...stranded patients at a hospital

The residents of Ifesowapo Community Development Area in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State are in fear of demolition of their houses.

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LASTMA officials cry for help, say Police have rendred them helpless

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Standstill at Mile-2 to Tincan, along Oshodi-Apapa expressway as a result of Fuel tanker Illegal parking on the road, the journey of 5mins torus to 7 hour, yesterday. Photo: Joe Akintola, photo editor.

By Olasunkanmi Akoni Residents, commuters and motorists along Oshodi Apapa Expressway, may have to tarry awhile for any solution to the ever traffic build up atround Apapa Oshodi Expressway, particularly, Mile 2 end. The Federal and State governments are currently working on two major road construction, the Lagos Badagry Expressway with light rail project and

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Insecurity: NGO empowers Plateau youths

  /   in Metro 12:07 am   /   Comments

To curb youths unemployment which has served as fuel in fomenting trouble in Plateau State, Italian-based non-governmental organisation, NGO, Apurimac Onlus has engaged over 10,000 youths and women in various skills to make them self-employed as well as employers of labour.

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Flooding: Succour at last for disaster-prone Ebonyi communities

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*Community sacked by flood in Bauchi. INSET: Motorcycles and tricycles wading through a flooded road

Disaster-prone communities in Ebonyi State now have reason to heave a sigh of relief following the intervention initiative of the Federal Government through the World Bank supported Ebonyi State chapter of Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project, NEWMAP, which was officially launched at the Women Development Centre, Abakaliki, last weekend.

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Fees Hike: LASU students, govt still on collision course

  /   in BANKING CRISIS: FOR THE RECORDS, Metro 12:55 am   /   Comments

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There seems to be no end in sight to the three years crisis rocking the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, since October 2011, when a new fees regime, which saw the overall tuition fees jerked up from N25, 000 to as much as N348, 750 was implemented in the university.

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Climate Change: LASG begins cooking gas distribution

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Gas-energy

To reduce the effect of climate change and ensure cleaner environment , the Lagos State Government has commenced Gas Reticulation System in some of its residential estates.

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Water scarcity: Ketu residents cry out over neglect

  /   in Metro 12:00 am   /   Comments

Residents of Ketu Local Government have lashed out at the Lagos state government over its inability to provide constant potable water for the council since 1999, when the country returned to democratic system of government.

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The day Oshiomhole turned taxi driver

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Oshiomhole  behind the steering

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 was an interesting day. It was the day Edo State governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, revealed his side as a former blue-collar worker, a former labour leader, a man of the people.

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DESOPADEC computers for special students

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ICT compliant schools

To facilitate the education of students in Ukwani Local Government Area, the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, last week, donated an Information Communication Technology, ICT, Centre worth N40 million to the Obiaruku Grammar School, Obiaruku.

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This is Apartheid! Ago residents tell Fashola

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Okota-road

Residents of Ago in Isolo Local Council Development area have expressed their displeasure with Lagos State governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola over the condition he has placed for repairing the deplorable 3.5km failed road that has become a nightmare to the people.

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Chibok girls: Drama, frenzy of police/ protesters face-off

  /   in Metro 12:50 am   /   Comments

ChibokZonta

The Cold War between the Bring Back Our Girls advocacy group and the Nigeria Police may linger for as long as the over 200 school girls who were kidnapped from Chibok in Borno State last April 14 remain missing.

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Brave victim battles to reclaim bike from robbers

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MANY days for the thief, one day for the owner. This popular saying aptly defines the violent episode of how Dennis Mejiren, 23, recovered his brand new purple Q-Link motorbike (Okada) moments after two armed men had dispossessed him of it at Otu-Jermi, headquarters of Ughelli South Local Government Area.

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Nigerian Navy has done well —Obanikoro

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Obanikoro

The Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has thrown his weight behind the Nigerian Navy, saying it has contributed immensely to the security of the nation, especially as regards safety on the nation’s territorial waters.

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Even refugee children say: #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS

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he refugee children displaying placards in support of the #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS campaign

They are currently living in forced exile as displaced victims of war and other violent crises. But this has not stopped about 80 children of refugees from different African countries from identifying with the global outrage over the abduction of over 270 schoolgirls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State. In fact, they had used the last Children Day celebration to call for the immediate release of the kidnapped school girls who have been in captivity since April 14.

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LASU Fees Hike: Enrolment dwindles as students, govt disagree

  /   in Metro 12:56 am   /   Comments

LASU-savelasu

INDEED, it has been three years of unending crises at the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, since October 2011, when Governor Babatunde Fashola, sent a White Paper to the University’s Governing Council, announcing the implementation of a new fees regime, which saw tuition fees increased steeply from N25, 000 to as much as N348, 750

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Mubi: Adamawa commercial city cripped by insurgency

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The entrance of  Federal Polytechnic school Mubi

MUBI was for years the commercial nerve centre of Adamawa State. The fact that it shares borders with the Republic of Cameroun ensures that it enjoys business boom all the year round. Apart from its strategic commercial importance, the ancient city of Mubi equally boasts of no fewer than four higher institutions, thus making it also a centre of learning.

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Insecurity: Dynamic Youths set for peace rally

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Against the backdrop of the Boko Haram-sponsored insurgency ravaging the North Eastern part of Nigeria, the Dynamic Youth Organisation of Nigeria, DYON, plans to stage a peace summit to sensitise youths against being used by terrorists and to support the Jonathan administration’s quest to end the spate of insurgency in the country.

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Ojo bridge: Too early to fail

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Residents of Ojo Local Government Area have expressed concern over the durability of the Ariyo (Mile 10)-Ira-Muwo bridge, an alternative road for the 10 lane Lagos-Badagry Expressway, following a failed portion of the yet to be commissioned bridge

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Armed bandits, traffic gridlocks return to Mile-2, Oshodi-Apapa Expressway

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Traffic Gridlock at Mile 2 Bus Stop Along Oshodi Apapa Expressway Lagos.Photo By Akeem Salau.

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko, has ordered security to be beefed up around Mile 2 in Amuwo-Odofin LGA and Apapa-Oshodi Expressway following public outcry over the rising cases of armed robbery, violent attacks on motorists, and other road users by hoodlums.

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Drama, frenzy of police/protesters face-off

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Some women, led by Mrs  Oby Ezekwesili,  protesting the abduction of 230 school girls in Chibok, Borno State.

By OKEY NDIRIBE, Abuja These are no easy times for members of the #BringBackOurGirls advocacy group which has been piling pressure on the Federal Government to act swiftly and rescue over 200 female students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State who were kidnapped last April 14. Last Tuesday, the group had to drag the

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Insecurity: Dynamic Youths set for peace rally

  /   in Metro 12:33 am   /   Comments

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Against the backdrop of the Boko Haram-sponsored insurgency ravaging the North Eastern part of Nigeria, the Dynamic Youth Organisation of Nigeria, DYON, plans to stage a peace summit to sensitise youths against being used by terrorists and to support the Jonathan administration’s quest to end the spate of insurgency in the country.

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Even refugee children say: #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS

  /   in Metro 12:21 am   /   Comments

he refugee children displaying placards in support of the #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS campaign

THEY are currently living in forced exile as displaced victims of war and other violent crises

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Withheld funds: Council workers plead with Tinubu over 7 years unpaid salary, allowances

  /   in Metro 12:28 am   /   Comments

Withheld

On May 27, protesters mainly former political office holders from various councils in Lagos, who served between 2004 and 2007, stormed the Lagos State House of Assembly, Alausa, Ikeja for the payment of their outstanding seven years salaries and allowances.

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Dana crash: Two years after, relatives wail, await compensation

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File photo: a scene of plane crash

Today marks the second year anniversary of the Dana plane crash. Widows, widowers, children, relatives and friends of the victims will throng the crash site in Iju-Ishaga, Lagos, to remember their beloved ones, who died in the crash.

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Rape victims get clinic

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rape-toon

LAGOS has joined the list of mega-cities of the world that have a special clinic for rape victims. As laudable as the project may sound, victims may not patronize the clinic because of stigmatization.

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Worries over ‘ Nasarawa arms factories’

  /   in Metro 12:12 am   /   Comments

Arms and ammunition recovered by Borno State Police Command. Photo: NAN.

The recovery of locally made revolver guns, pistols and other fire arms from suspects by Nasarawa State Police Command points to the fact that there may be arms factories located in the state or neighbouring states

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Okota road: Tales of woes, as residents, motorists cry for govt’s intervention

  /   in Metro 8:25 pm   /   Comments

Okota-road

Inspite of the ongoing expansion and reconstruction of Ago-Palace Way, and Okota axis, in Isolo Local Council Development Area, LCDA, being undertaken by Lagos State Government, residents and motorists have once again appealed to Governor Babatunde Fashola for his immediate intervention on the deplorable road.

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