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Ooni of Ife: The list lengthens daily

  /   in Just Human, Politics 12:26 am   /   Comments

Ooni of Ife: Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse 11

Since the completion of the burial rites of Late Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse11, prominent princes from Ile-Ife, the cradle of Yoruba race have been jostling to occupy the vacant stool. At the last count, no fewer than 35 princes from the four recognised royal families in the ancient town have shown interest in the throne. These ruling houses are: Lafogido. Giesi, Ogboru and Osinkola.

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How my husband’s death sent me to Hell

  /   in Just Human, News 12:28 am   /   Comments

Chief Obasogie & Lola

For several years, 49 years old Solomon Idahosa maintained an annual ritual. A Bini man from Edo state but resident in Kaduna, Idahosa would pick up the telephone every New Year Eve and at exactly midnight, he would call his mother in Benin-City to exchange pleasantries and wish her and other members of the family happy and prosperous New Year. As usual, on December 31, 2014, Idahosa called the mother after which he retired to sleep with his family at their Aunguwan Sunday residence of Kaduna metropolis.

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ISHI: The pain of an adulterous woman in Ogwashi-Uku

  /   in Just Human, News 12:49 am   /   Comments

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The loss of their son naturally brought grief to the family of Mr. Nwaeke Okolie (not his real name). And the entire community of Ogbe-Ubu Quarter in Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom, Delta State shared in their misfortune.

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Ipebi, the Yoruba tradition shrouded in secrecy

  /   in Just Human 2:07 am   /   Comments

HRM Oba Fatai Aremu Aromire, Ojora of Ijora

Culture has a way of identifying a people, race or clan. From the North down to the East and South, cultural differences confer a form of identity not in terms of social status but most importantly in terms of origin and ethnicity.

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Strangers in their own country

  /   in Just Human 11:46 am   /   Comments

RED CROSS OFFICIALS HELPING AN OLD WOMAN AT THE NEMA TRANSIT CAMP IN ADAMAWA RED BRICK FACTORY IN MUBI ON SUNDAY.

About 12,000 Nigerians expelled from Cameroon, after fleeing terrorist, have begun returning home, authorities in Abuja said on Wednesday.

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Men of God failed to deliver Jonathan from a spell – Bishop Mike Okonkwo

  /   in Interview, Just Human, Trending 1:00 am   /   Comments

BISHOP MIKE OKONKWO

Dr Mike Okonkwo is the presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, TREM, with over 160 branches in Nigeria and across the globe. The top Evangelist who will celebrate his 70th birthday come September 6, in this interview shares his life challenges, his turn around as well as the present anti-corruption crusade in the country

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Igbele: Conflict between traditionalists, christians

  /   in Just Human 10:55 pm   /   Comments

Evil forest

It is the strong belief among black Africans that not every death is natural, especially if the person dies at a young age or at the height of his prosperity. Naturally, the Itsekiris are also of this belief. But they go beyond suspicion to bife in order to determine if the person has actually died through acts of witchcraft, black magic or sorcery.

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Canada: Securing the future of your children

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Julien Tétrault

By Ishola Balogun Do you know you can secure a good life for your children through  investors programme? Do you also know that the mere purchase of real estate for a specified amount could lead to permanent residency in Canada? In fact, many people do not know that express opportunity beckons on people not only

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The funny side of Uncle Sam’s day of honour

  /   in Just Human 1:46 am   /   Comments

From left Mr John Momoh, Chairman Channels TV and Mr Sam Amuka, celebrator

LAST Thursday, Nigerian media professionals and others within the pen fraternity gathered to celebrate and honour one of their own, a man widely regarded as a leading icon and doyen of Nigerian journalism and one who had significantly contributed and is still contributing to its evolution.

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Igbele: Evil forest where Itsekiris dump corpses of witches, wizards

  /   in Just Human, News 7:59 pm   /   Comments

Evil forest

The Ofuobu family of Ode-Itsekiri Town in the Warri Kingdom of Delta State recently lost their matriarch who died at the ripe age of 82. She lived a fruitful and illustrious life, leaving behind six children, many grand children and great-grand children. A successful trader, all her children are university graduates who equally turned out to be successful in their various professions. Her immediate and distant family members are proud of her because hers was a life worth celebrating. (Ofuobu is not the real name of the family. As a condition for granting this interview, the first son demanded that the family name not be mentioned. And on the request of this reporter, he came up with the fictitious name of Ofuobu, which literally means keep it secret in Itsekiri.)

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Our pregnant women are dying mysteriously – Lagos, Ogun boundary community

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The late Christiana and High chief Adekoya

Mr. Alex Egbon looked forward to an elaborate naming ceremony for his fourth child. But that was not to be.

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Kidnappers put Calabar on edge!

  /   in Just Human 8:21 pm   /   Comments

Tinapa Lakeside Hotels, Calabar, Cross River

On Saturday, June 13, Seyi Adekunle, Pastor of Living Faith Church, aka Winners’ Chapel, was praying with some of his members at his church, located opposite Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar, to prepare for the next day’s service when gun men stormed the place and dragged him into their vehicle and drove off.

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Lingering ripples over anti-rape legislation

  /   in Just Human, News 12:13 am   /   Comments

Rape

“You have been misled by the misinformation circulated by someone who could not read or comprehend a legal draft; someone who did not have the patience to read through a proposal, see what was recommended and what was finally accepted. You were misled by someone who deliberately distorted the content of one of the most profound bills ever passed by the Nigerian legislature, scandalised the proponent and the institution for reasons that you and I may not know,” she said.

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Abuja Female Painter who fears no height

  /   in Just Human 9:23 pm   /   Comments

Anih Blessing John

The saying that ‘what a man can do a woman can do better,’ is sure not fiction. The maxim is actually holding sway for a woman, who has plunged herself deeply into a man’s profession and she is not looking back and not doing badly at all. That can be said to be the driving force behind the story of Anih Blessing John, a female painter based in Abuja, striving to make a name for herself in a profession dominated by men.

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Toba Falode immortalised

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Aisha-Folade-&-Toba Folade

On May 19th 2015, family members, friends and sympathisers converged to launch a book to immortalize Toba – the murdered son of ace female sports presenter, Aisha Falode. The book, ‘Gift of Grace – A sibling bond’ which was written by Toba’s sister, Tolu Falode was launched at the Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi on the day Toba Falode who was murdered in Dubai about a year ago would have turned 21.

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That Oshiomole’s wedding!

  /   in Just Human 1:15 am   /   Comments

Mr and Mrs Adams Oshiomhole display their wedding certificate.

IYAMHO community in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State became the envy of the Nigeria last Friday, May 15, 2015, when the Comrade Governor of Edo state, Adams Aliyu Eric Oshiomhole exchanged marital vows with his heartthrob, former Miss Iara Fortes, a lawyer from Cape Verde.

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American couple trains 50, targets 200 for Enugu community orphanage

  /   in Just Human 4:10 pm   /   Comments

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Nsukka:—Opi, a community in Nsukka Local Government Area, Enugu State, has attracted international attention with the arrival of an American couple and missionaries Rev. and Mrs. Joseph Starling, who came to care for orphans and the physical challenged people in the country.

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Foundation holds workshop for rural people on firm, community relationship in Abia

  /   in Just Human 8:33 pm   /   Comments

Participants at workshop

UMUAHIA—IN an effort to educate oil producing communities on the hazards occasioned by the activities of oil companies, a non-governmental organization, CLEEN Foundation, recently organized a workshop for the rural people on how to relate with the companies in their areas. They were also sensitized on the need for the oil companies to maintain good records of human rights in their host communities.

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NUT laments delayed payment of teachers’ gratuity in Enugu

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Paul-Nnaji-Enugu-NUT-Chairm

ENUGU—OVER 2000 primary school teachers who have retired in Enugu State in the last 13 years are yet to be paid their gratuities. The Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Enugu State chapter which made this known in Enugu, also expressed displeasure over the failure of the state government to settle deceased teachers’ entitlements over the years.

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Lamentations of a father whose son was arrested over alleged plot to kidnap Enugu gov

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*Chime

ENUGU—MISTER Linus Okeke is a retired Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP. He was once the Enugu State Police command Bandmaster, who played the national anthem at the swearing in of Enugu State governor, Sullivan Chime about eight years ago. Ironically, barely few weeks to May 29, when the governor would be taking his exit, Okeke and his wife, a teacher at a private primary school are presently in tears.

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Ajanlekoko elected CASLE president

  /   in Just Human 10:48 pm   /   Comments

Joseph-Olusegun-Ajanlekoko

A FORMER President of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, NIQS, Mr. Joseph Olusegun Ajanlekoko has been elected the President of the Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy, CASLE, the umbrella body for all the surveying professions in the 54 countries that make up the Commonwealth.

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Aisha Buhari: The beauty moving to Aso Villa

  /   in Just Human 2:31 am   /   Comments

Aisha Buhari

By Levinus Nwabughiogu His eyes did not only stick on the  targets or his hands only on the trigger as a combatant soldier. He also had them searching for a beauty. And truly, he eventually got one. That makes him a complete marksman and generalissimo. Anyone who has seen the would-be First Lady of the

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Drama as bandits use Baboon to rob victim of N.23m

  /   in Just Human 5:23 am   /   Comments

The suspect and his baboon

An interesting drama played out in Lagos recently, after some criminals who were with two baboons waylaid a man as he was coming out from the bank at Ogba area of the state. The unsuspecting victim who withdrew the sum of N230,000 from the bank was shocked when he stepped out only to see some roughly dressed young men with two giant-sized baboons starring at him menacingly. Without blinking an eyelid, the man took to his heels, abandoning his bag of money.

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FG selfish with Nigeria Airways liquidation — Ogunleye

  /   in Just Human 12:04 am   /   Comments

ACN-PLANE

“During the existence of the airline in those days, we were told that pension was for life, when you finish serving and you reach a pensionable level, you take your pension for life, but suddenly when they liquidated the airline, they said they commuted the pension to five years. I retired in year 2000 and today is year 2015, maybe they thought that I would die and today, I have not died.

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Dr. Mbelede: The success story of a quintessential Engineer

  /   in Just Human 6:50 pm   /   Comments

One good thing about the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan is that he easily accepts good initiatives and funds it especially when it concerns development.

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B-O-K-O H-A-R-A-M: Battle-field account of a military deserter

  /   in Just Human 9:00 am   /   Comments

A picture taken on February 17, 2015 shows Cameroonian soldiers patrolling in the Cameroonian town of Fotokol, on the border with Nigeria, after clashes occurred on February 4 between Cameroonian troops and Nigeria-based Boko Haram insurgents. Nigerian Boko Haram fighters went on the rampage in the Cameroonian border town of Fotokol on February 4, massacring dozens of civilians and torching a mosque before being repelled by regional forces   AFP PHOTO

W hile the battle to route Boko Haram insurgents within six weeks as promised by the Federal government rages, an army officer, nursing the wounds and deep feelings over the whole incident, spoke exhaustively to Saturday Vanguard about his battle field experiences at Gombe and Yobe axis and why he deserted the profession he loves so much. His narration which runs like a ‘war memoir’ is as interesting although the military has recorded reasonable success with more equipment with which they have attacked terror camps and killed a great number of them. However we present to you an interesting account of an officer who deserted the army from the battle front

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Boko Haram killed woman in labour during Baga massacre — Amnesty Int’l

  /   in Just Human 12:26 am   /   Comments

pregnant woman

Amnesty International has claimed that Boko Haram killed a woman who was in labour during its attack on Baga- believed to be the deadliest attack of the militants’ six-year insurgency.

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Agony of a widow beaten, stabbed and driven away from home

  /   in Just Human 2:40 am   /   Comments

Alhaja Adejoke Orenaike widow

Nothing could be more harrowing than losing one’s husband, and being driven out of the matrimonial home. But the ensuing drama was even more gruesome than she had imagined.

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BIZARRE: A man impregnates daughter after his brother abused her too

  /   in Just Human 4:49 am   /   Comments

rape-toon

Chioma, a secondary school student had always nursed the dream of becoming a medical doctor.
This dream would have been dashed if her mother had succeeded in marrying her off to a rich chief. Her mother’s wish was borne out of the abject poverty and untold hardship they’ve been subjected to since her father abandoned them and ran off with another woman.

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Muritala, GK Animashaun, Olanrewaju’s father’s 45th remembrance

  /   in Just Human 6:05 pm   /   Comments

From right: Alhaji Ganiyu Animashaun, Major-General Tajudeen Olanrewaju, former Minister of Communications, Alhaji Adeshina and other family members, during the 45th rememberance ceremony of late Islamic scholar and radio broadcaster, Alhaji Muhammed Muritala Ajadi Animashaun,  in Ota, Ogun State, recently.

Saturday November 15, 2014 came like any other day but its occurrences came differently in different quarters.

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Boy mangled by dogs sparks controversy

  /   in Health, Just Human 9:27 pm   /   Comments

Master Omonigho Abraham the father

The Father of the boy almost torn to pieces by dogs is in some kind of war with LASUTH. The father posts his account number on the Internet, soliciting for donations and accuses the hospital of abandoning his boy. But LASUTH says it is taking good care of the lad and he is recovering; that there was need for the father to solicit for donation from the public since the governor has picked up the bills.

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That Uduaghan’s Birthday!

  /   in Just Human 6:42 pm   /   Comments

From Left; Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, Deaconess Roli Uduaghan, Toritseju Uduaghan, Mrs. Orode Okpu and Mr. Ryan Okpu

The atmosphere in the church turned emotional when Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan was invited for his testimony and thanksgiving speech.

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