Friday October 24th, 2014
Friday October 24th, 2014
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Alaafin marks 76th birthday in grand style

  /   in Just Human 7:26 pm   /   Comments

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

  /   in Just Human 10:04 pm   /   Comments

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

  /   in Just Human 8:10 pm   /   Comments

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

  /   in Just Human 1:54 am   /   Comments

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

  /   in Just Human, Sports 8:30 pm   /   Comments

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

  /   in Just Human 8:24 am   /   Comments

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

  /   in Just Human 4:26 pm   /   Comments

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

  /   in Just Human 8:34 am   /   Comments

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

  /   in Just Human 8:48 am   /   Comments

women-pix

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

  /   in Just Human 1:27 pm   /   Comments

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

  /   in Just Human 4:05 pm   /   Comments

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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River Ethiope: Wonders of river that sprang from cotton tree

  /   in Just Human 12:00 pm   /   Comments

Entrance to the grove leading to its source of Ethiope river

UMUAJA- BELIEVED to be the deepest inland waterway in Africa, the River Ethiope, unlike sources of other rivers, originated from the foot of a giant silk-cotton tree at Umuaja in Ukwuani Local Government Area, Delta State and by the time it courses to Sapele through Abraka, it has become cavernous enough to harbor ocean-going vessels.

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How we courtmartial, disarm witches – Edebiri, head of Bini witches

  /   in Just Human 9:00 am   /   Comments

Chief David Edebiri, the 'Departmental Head' of Bini witches /wizards

THE Esogban of Benin Kingdom in Edo State, Chief David Edebiri, who oversees the operations of witches and wizards, among other traditional functions, has shockingly revealed the method witches, who kill people and stall development in the ancient empire are disabled.

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Why two teenage lovers took their lives

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Charleigh Disbrey and Mert Karaoglan

A girl of 15 and her Turkish sweetheart ran hand in hand into the path of a high-speed train because they feared his family disapproved of their relationship.

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Pathetic: How a movie star contracted HIV in the church

  /   in Just Human 5:39 pm   /   Comments

Joyce Dzidzor Narte

Her story runs like a novel, yet it is no fiction. It underscores the saying ‘misfortunes bring out the best in a person.”

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Bizarre: A prophet who hasn’t had a bath for 13 years!

  /   in Just Human, Special Report 8:48 am   /   Comments

Prophet Wale Olagunju

How would you react if you heard there was a sane man who hasn’t taken a bath for more than 13 years and is not smelling? Impossible, you might exclaim. may be odd, but it is true. It is the oddity of this story and curiosity that compelled Saturday Vanguard to take a two day trip to Ibadan, Oyo state, in search of this man: one prophet Wale Olagunju, the presiding Bishop of Divine Seed of God Chapel Ministries in Ibadan, Oyo State, who has neither taken a bath nor had sex with his wife since 2001! Testimonies regarding his authenticity abound, but this is from the prophet’s mouth:

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Tears flow for Ijanikin school children’s death

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Ijanikin-school

There were three men sitting at the carpenter’s workshop near the central mosque opposite Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Ijanikin, Lagos. Which one among these men could be Mr. Odu Samuel, popularly known as Alagbede, the father of Odu Timothy, one of the school children crushed to death last week by a reckless commercial bus driver as they were crossing the express road to their school?

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The night Boko Haram killed my husband, burnt our house – Sara

  /   in Just Human 12:21 pm   /   Comments

Mrs Sara Steven Zira with their kids and Sergeant Stephen Zika...set ablaze by Boko Haram

The fact that security men resided there was enough to assure one of security. So there was security there especially in the Army Barracks. One could not easily gain access into the barracks without being thoroughly searched except one was a resident. Non residents avoided the barracks and only visited when necessary.

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Emab Plaza Blast: How Boko Haram killed Robert before he could bury his mother

  /   in Just Human 1:36 am   /   Comments

Robert Onwuegbuchulam Ekeh

His mother named him Onwuegbuchulam, and that was the name he was known by everyone, until he became a young man and began to project his second name, Robert.

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My only fear in the race – Alysia,8 ½ months pregnant Olympian

  /   in Just Human, Sports 10:13 pm   /   Comments

Alysia Montano

The pace Montano ran at in the race while pregnant would certainly be a more leisurely one for her than usual – in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, she came 5th with a time under two minutes.

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Bomb attack: Survivors’ tales of pain

  /   in Features, Just Human 8:06 pm   /   Comments

Bomb-Blast-Victims-in-Hospital-2

Residents of Bauchi, the Bauchi State capital are still in shock over the horror of last Friday’s bomb attack which claimed 13 lives and left 34 others injured. This is even as some of the survivors have been recounting their ordeal and painful experiences

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How Eagles disappointed President Jonathan

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BRAZIL, Curitiba : (From top L) Nigeria's team midfielder John Obi Mikel, forward Emmanuel Emenike, defender Kenneth Omeruo, defender Godfrey Oboabona and defender Efe Ambrose (from bottom L) forward Victor Moses, goalkeeper and captain Vincent Enyeama, forward Ahmed Musa, midfielder Ogenyi Onazi, midfielder Ramon Azeez and defender Juwon Oshaniwa pose during a Group F football match between Iran and Nigeria at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba at the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO

That President Goodluck Jonathan is a great lover of sports is a fact that even his greatest critics cannot deny. When the Nigerian contingent to the Olympic games in London brought shame to the country through their woeful performance, an outraged president Jonathan summoned a Presidential Summit on sports where far reaching decisions were taken.

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Insecurity: How a lady relocated from Jos only to be killed in Abuja

  /   in Just Human 12:04 am   /   Comments

Adadau

Dr. Laeticia Adadau heard , from her residence, as the latest bomb detonated in the once idyllic city of Jos, North Central Nigeria. A medical practitioner who lived and worked with an international organization in Abuja (name withheld) before moving to Plateau State three years ago, Dr Adadau has since lived in Jos, where she founded and runs a wellness centre and resort.

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Idumuje kingdom: When a journalist became a monarch

  /   in Just Human 11:09 pm   /   Comments

Obi Anyasi

The culture and historical antecedents of Idumuje Unor Kingdom were on display as His Royal Majesty, Obi Charles Chukwunwike Anyasi, formally took the staff of office from Delta State Government on May 17, 2014.

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When I first flew a plane!, 21-year-old pilot recounts her first experience

  /   in Just Human 3:04 am   /   Comments

Rosemary Sugh

In this interview, Rosemary Sugh, a 21-year old graduate of Nigerian School of Aviation Technology, Zaria, tells Saturday Vanguard how she flew an aircraft from Zaria enroute Abuja, Kano and back to Zaria.

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Agony of a LASU student: ‘Why I’m dropping out of school’

  /   in Just Human 7:04 pm   /   Comments

Gbesemehane

Until 2011, Lagos State University, LASU was a place to get affordable tertiary education in Nigeria. Even then, mothers sold their wrappers, fathers took loans, and students did odd jobs to meet up with the N25, 000 average fee.

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Investing in child’s potential: How 11-year-old girl won centenary award

  /   in Just Human 2:01 am   /   Comments

There is a saying in the Bible that: “Show me a man diligent in his work, for he shall eat with kings”. That was the case of Omeyiola Ayomikun Eunice, a 10-year-old primary six school girl, who was presented with, ‘Ambassador for Peace’ Award, at the just concluded Centenary Award in Abuja, for her creativity and distinctive paintings captioned: “Peace in the midst of the storm” and , “United we stand”.

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How Airtel made Journalist a multi-millionaire

  /   in Just Human 12:10 am   /   Comments

Danjuma Ibrahim Yakubu grew up to know life as one with immense responsibilities. With a wife and four children, eight siblings and aged parents to cater for, the stage appeared all but perfect for him to justify his position as the eldest child of the family.

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