Wednesday August 20th, 2014
Wednesday August 20th, 2014
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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

  /   in Just Human 1:08 am   /   Comments

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

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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

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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

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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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Tunji needs N7million to stay alive

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Until he was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, Ojeawere Tunji Stephen – a worker in a paint manufacturing company, a father of two and doting husband; a healthy and vibrant forty seven years old, ready to face the challenges of life while helping out whoever needed his help.

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My close shave with death after burying intimate friend – Imansuangbon

  /   in Just Human 9:00 pm   /   Comments

*Imansuangbon

Barrister Kenneth Imansuangbon (aka Rice Man) is the proprietor and Chairman of Abuja-based Pace Setters Group of Schools, lawyer, businessman and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Edo State. He spoke in Benin-City shortly after a thanksgiving service at the Rev. Dr. Felix Omobude-pastored New Covenant Gospel Church to thank God for saving his life in a motor accident last November 13.

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22m Lagosians live in danger!

  /   in Just Human 11:03 pm   /   Comments

The collapsed mast.

Lagos State Government, last Wednesday, declared that the state is expected to record normal rainfall this year with total length of 263 days to be accompanied with strong winds, lightning and thunderstorms.

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Sexual predators on the prowl

  /   in Just Human 4:52 am   /   Comments

The victim with bruises

Ordinarily, rape is forcefully having sex with someone against her wish or will, especially using violence. Over 90% of predatory sex is perpetrated by males against females. To some extent, rape reflects the ambivalence, moral decadence, ethical bankruptcy, materialism, corrupt soul, widespread promiscuity and hypocrisy that have characterized Nigerians over the years.

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Kaura killings: Defiant SOKAPU holds prayer session after detention of leaders

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The national youth leader of Southern Kaduna socio-cultural umbrella body, the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), Sebastine Luka and three of the group’s officials were on Tuesday detained by Kaduna State Police Commissioner, Umar Shehu, over a planned prayer session for last Saturday’s killings of over 119 people in three Moroa villages, in Kaura Local Government Areas (LGA) of Kaduna State.

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Most rape victims don’t turn out as normal adults – Foluke Daramola

  /   in Just Human 5:51 pm   /   Comments

Foluke Daramola

Nollywood Actress and Founder of the Non- Governmental Organisation, Action Against Rape in Africa (ARA) , Foluke Daramola-Salako shares her ordeal as a rape victim and the experience of other rape victims.

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FACE-OFF: Unending war between Edo Teachers and Edo govt over competency test

  /   in Just Human 2:23 am   /   Comments

Oshiomhole and one of the state's  teacher

Members of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Edo state who have been at loggerheads with the state government over the resolve by government to conduct a competency test for the teachers, lost their case at a townhall meeting which held at Imaguero hall Benin City last Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

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The unending killings in Plateau State

  /   in Just Human 12:33 am   /   Comments

Adamawa-boko

For the umpteenth time in almost a decade, series of attacks have been carried out mostly in the Northern senatorial zone of Plateau State and sparingly in the southern zone by yet to be identified gunmen and these have always left survivors with gory tales to tell.

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‘We never believed baby with hole in the heart could survive’

  /   in Just Human 1:00 am   /   Comments

Baby-mother

Children, as they say, are the heritage of God. It is actually the dream of every parent to have children, especially in this part of the world where much emphasis is also placed on child-bearing. Again, considering the period at which a woman carries a baby, coupled with the pains of child birth, she is always thrown into ecstasy when the innocent creature arrives, just as there is a sigh of relief. However, in a situation where the child comes with certain health challenges such that the arrival of the innocent creature ironically provokes bitterness and discomfort in a family rather than herald joy, then the baby becomes a source of worry to the parents and by extension, the larger family.

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Mary Ugele: Story of another Mother Theresa who stayed single to take care of abandoned kid

  /   in Just Human 12:53 am   /   Comments

Mary Ugele

It would not be out of place if Madam Mary Ugele is referred to as the living Mother Theresa of our time.
Her story is extraordinary in many ways. Stories abound of women who are passionate about taking care of abandoned children and with time, get a place and register it as an NGO or business of some sort.

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I am innocent of the murder of my girlfriend 23 years ago – Convict Adepetu

  /   in Just Human 6:31 pm   /   Comments

*Olushola Adepetu...I can’t ask for forgiveness for an offence I didn’t commit

Following the circumstances surrounding the death of Miss Ranti Moradeyo , the late girl friend of Olushola Adepetu, which led to life imprisonment of Adepetu, family members of the convict are yet to come to terms with the incarceration of their son 23years after, as the circumstantial evidence used by the trial judge of the High Court in Oyo State was alleged to have been inconclusive and not well investigated by the police, whereas the family of the deceased believes justice has been done.

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How trigger-happy cop slept in a bush in Edo while evading arrest

  /   in Just Human 1:00 am   /   Comments

*Killer cop, Corporal  Valentine Ofuamaka, being led by prison official into the blackmaria after being arraigned at the Edo state  Magistrate Court in Benin city

Tragedy struck last Saturday along the Ikpoba Hill river, along the Benin Agbor road when a police officer identified as Corporal Valentine Ofuamaka, attached to the Mopol 5, Benin City with force number 364780, shot dead a 35 year old Odion Egbon, a truck driver.

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R-O-B-B-E-R-Y A-T-T-A-C-K-S: Residents of Calabar resort to jungle justice

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Since the beginning of 2014, criminals have been on the onslaught in Cross River State especially in Calabar, the state capital,attacking and dispossessing residents of money and valuables.

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Madueke brothers: We kidnapped grandma to raise money for our education

  /   in Just Human 7:00 pm   /   Comments

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MADAM Adafor Madueke, an 89 –year old grandmother was full of life as she was expecting her children and grand children residing outside her Amaeku village, Adazi Ani in Anaocha local government area of Anambra State to return for the last Christmas celebrations. The period usually provided her the opportunity to meet her loved ones and spend quality time with them.

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OBJ family feud: Remi Obasanjo thought I was her husband’s mistress – Julie Coker

  /   in Just Human 12:20 am   /   Comments

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Veteran broadcaster, former beauty queen, singer and business woman, Chief Julie Coker has for a long time remained a role model for many aspiring young women . At present, she runs a relationship column in Vanguard where she tackles the problems of young people in and out of marriage. Recently, a young man wrote to her column saying, “After going through Iyabo’s letter to her dad, I am tempted to write to my dad who was equally unfair to me, my siblings and my mother. Now I want to know if the pages of newspapers are the best court to settle family scores. Please advise me because I have a more pathetic tale to tell’’.

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Ejigbo women assault: Lagos, Police tread the rough path to justice

  /   in Just Human 12:56 am   /   Comments

*Dr Odumakin’s Women Arise For Change Initiative during their protest

Ejigbo, one of the Local Council Development Areas, LCDA, created during the administration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been a haven of peace until December, last year when Women Arise for Change Initiative, a human rights group, led by its President, Dr. Joel Odumakin decided to take the bull by the horn, demanding for justice against an inhuman treatment meted to two women residing in the area.

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Family of slain woman accuses husband, sister of murder

  /   in Just Human 2:00 am   /   Comments

*Late Mrs.Bridget Osawaru

There is confusion as to what led to the kidnap and subsequent killing of one Mrs Bridget Okuomose Osawaru, mother of three who was abducted in her Pharmacy by suspected kidnappers on the 10th of December, 2013 but was found dead on the 21st December, even after the family allegedly paid a ransom of N1.5million. The 46 year-old woman was found dead at Okhuae, the outskirts of Benin city by the villagers.

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Mother of two striped, sent back to father for adultery

  /   in Just Human 8:12 pm   /   Comments

Indigenes of Umuozu, a community in Nwangele LGA , Imo State, witnessed a most shocking incidence in which a mother of two, (names withheld), was striped naked and conveyed in a wheel-barrow, to her father’s house for an alleged involvement in adultery.

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