Friday May 29th, 2015
Friday May 29th, 2015
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That Oshiomole’s wedding!

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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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Alaafin marks 76th birthday in grand style

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Left Chairman of Correspondent Chapel of Oyo NUJ Mr Ola Ajayi presnting the 76th Birthday Card the Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Adeyemi on Tuesday. Pic by Dare Fasube

HIS Royal Majesty, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi 111, the Alaafin of Oyo, who clocked 76 years few days ago is a traditional ruler with distinction.

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Senior citizens call for improved welfare services

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Folake Solanke

SENIOR citizens in the country have appealed to the authorities to make significant efforts to improve their welfare and help address their numerous plights

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TOWER OF BABEL: Ubang, C’River community where men, women speak different languages

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Village

NESTLED between two mountains in Obudu Local Government Area, Cross River State, is Ubang community where the female and their male inhabitants speak separate languages and they understand themselves.

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My colleagues now think I am a big man, – National honours awardee

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Mr. Onu, Usuah and Corporal Dauda

When he joined the Nigeria police force, his greatest ambition was to earn his salary as a low ranking police officer, raise a family and ensure that his children would go to school so that they would one day live a better and more rewarding life than their father. But when President Goodluck Jonathan rewarded Corporal Solomon Dauda with a national honour of Member of the Order of Niger, (MON) last week, his world changed so dramatically that sometimes he has to pinch himself to be sure that he is not dreaming.

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In life, in death; two Rangers legends remain inseparable

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Rangers players celebrating their challenge cup victory in 1974.

Ex-Rangers footballers suffered the highest harvest of tragedy in recent times with the death of their two old members, Ernest Ufele and Luke Okpala ( Jazz bukana) who died within two weeks interval in hospitals abroad and Nigeria respectively

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Remi Oyo: We’ve lost a leading light, top journalists mourn

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Late Remi Oyo

Top Nigerian journalists have continued to mourn the passing of Oluremi Oyo, the former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) and a one time President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors. Mrs. Oluremi Oyo died at 62 in the United Kingdom on Thursday after battling with cancer. . Her colleagues have described her as an icon, a forthright journalist and a worthy role model.

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Our Ebola Story: How a foreign doctor saved our lives – Survivors

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Ebola Survivors: Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos(4th left) with survivors of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, during a visit to the Governor in Lagos, yesterday. From Right: Dr. Adaora Igonoh, Dennis Akagha, Fashola, Dr. Ibeawuchi Morris, Dr. Fadipe Akinniyi and Dr. Enemuo Kelechi

Like the Biblical passage, “from the valley of the shadow of death,” came out five out of the nine victims that recovered fully from the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, that has continued to ravage some countries in the West Africa sub region.

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Day Boko Haram killed our soldiers, set our camp ablaze

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SOLDIERS ON GUARD ON POST OFFICE ROAD IN MAIDUGURI

A Nigerian soldier fighting the Boko Harem insurgents in Maiduguri, Bornu State, (name withheld) has given reasons while the insurgents may continue to have the upper hands in the battle.

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Ebola: Dennis Akagha battles social stigma

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Dennis Akagha  and Late Justina Ejelonu

Following our exclusive interview last week with Dennis Akagha who survived the Ebola virus after losing his would-be wife, Justina Ejelonu, to the deadly disease, the young man is still in the news. What is it this time, you may ask?

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Our children rape us, Imo Christian mothers cry out

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Owerri—Christ mothers from Mgbishii, a sleepy rural community in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area in Imo State, have cried out to the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province, His Grace, Dr. Anthony Obinna, over alleged attrocities being committed by their sons and daughers in the area.

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Lawal Mohammed: Cripple lives in Warri, works as beggar at Ughelli

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Lawal Mohammed

WHILE some people are born cripple, others became cripple after birth. Whichever way, it is pathetic being a cripple and nurturing a family from such a badly off position.

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Eking out a living with hunter dogs

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Master dog and masters display the day's catch

TRANSVERSING Nigeria where eating of wild animals, better known as ‘bush meat’ is a widespread habit, several consumers addicted to delicacies prepared of the various shades of bush meat are scarcely aware that most are caught for food by hunter dogs.

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‘404’ medicinal, chases away evil spirits – C-River, Akwa-Ibom consumers

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Dog meat

In some communities in the Niger-Delta, eating dog meat is a taboo, but among the Efiks in Calabar and other tribes in Cross-River and Akwa-Ibom States, eating ‘404’, ‘J5’, ‘pepperoni’, among others, as dog meat is prevalently known, is a way of life.

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Dog Meat: It cures malaria, repels witches – Eaters in Ibusa, Agbor, Ubulu-Uku, Umunede

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Dogs butcher at work

THE number of people turning to dog meat (flesh and other palatable parts derived from dogs) for its undocumented health and spiritual benefits is snowballing, compelling sellers to open road side joints where they butcher and sell the meat, fresh or cooked. From Ibusa to Agbor, Ubuluku and Umunede in Delta State, you see men mostly in hidden or open kiosks demolishing plates of dog meat pepper soup, which they claim stands out from any other meats

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How Uduaghan adopted bus conductor

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Japhet Omene

It was the day of his instant departure from poverty. Japhet was a Secondary School (SS1) student of Alegbo Secondary School Effurun, who made ends meet by working as a commercial bus conductor during holidays. But day came when Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan met Japhet and his story changed.
It appeared destiny arranged for the Governor and Japhet to meet at an interactive meeting at the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) Conference Centre, Effurun, where the governor had gone to assure the people of Delta Central of speedy development of the area.

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