Monday April 21st, 2014
Monday April 21st, 2014
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Road traffic law has rendered 75 % of Okada riders jobless — Union leader

  /   in Just Human 12:36 am   /   Comments

Crushed motorbikes

Barely a year after the Lagos State Government introduced the Road Traffic Law, the Motorcycle and Tricycle Operators Association of Nigeria MOTOAN, has lamented that over 75 percent of its members are out of business.

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Aftermath of 2011 Bonga spill: 150 feared dead in Delta, Bayelsa

  /   in Just Human 12:40 am   /   Comments

Oil spill ravages community

WARRI—OVER 150 riverine dwellers have reportedly lost their lives and about 5,000 presently sick in Delta and Bayelsa states because of the alleged destructive chemical dispersant used to clean the controversial crude spill from the Bonga Oil Field, belonging to Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company, SNPECo, on December 20, 2011.

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UNIBEN VC’s ALLEGED POISONING: ‘Lecturers punished for ‘crimes against humanity’ are fighting back’

  /   in Just Human 12:46 am   /   Comments

Oshodin Osayuki

…Affected staff ruined the lives of 142 students…
University of Benin (UNIBEN) Governing Council recently sacked 44 staff of the institution allegedly involved in allegations that bordered on gross misconduct. But since the decision was taken, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Osayuki Oshodin, says he has not had peace. Recuperating from alleged food poisoning, he raised the alarm that some of those sacked by the university Council were after his life. In this interview, Oshodin alleges that some of the sacked staff were involved in sexual harassment, extortion and fake admissions which resulted in the rustication of 142 students. He also speaks on the current ASUU strike. Excerpts:

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‘We use devt projects to stop turbulence in Warri’

  /   in Just Human 5:31 pm   /   Comments

WARRI, the oil city in Delta State, is, no doubt, one of the hotbeds of the Niger-Delta struggle and since ex-militants dropped arms in 2009 and accepted amnesty, the next task was for elected /appointed leaders, both at local and state levels, to develop the oil communities, which was the major basis for the agitation.

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Stowaway teenage boy: Father accuses wife of insincerity

  /   in Just Human 8:01 pm   /   Comments

Mr Osaigbovo, Daniel’s father and Madam Evelyn Ohikhena, mother

The crisis between the mother of the stowaway teenage boy, Mrs Evelyn Oikhena and her husband, Mr Osaigbovo, deepened last Monday, when the latter appeared at the Edo State Government House during a scheduled meeting between Governor Adams Oshiomhole and the family.

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Divinely healed of paralysis: Girl, 17, now wants to be a doctor

  /   in Just Human 7:56 pm   /   Comments

Binta

ABUJA- SOME might call this a miracle, others might say she is favoured, but whichever way one chooses to classify this, it is interesting to know that Binta Danjuma, 17, could walk again after being paralyzed for over six years with a strange illness termed “Tuberculosis (TB) of the spine”. The girl, who is now a star in her school because of her superlative performance, was taken to several hospitals within the period of her paralysis in search of healing but the best the medical doctor could do was to recommend a wheel-chair for her so that she could be taken anywhere she wanted to go.

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Edo Police declare war on kidnappers

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(Members of a suspected kidnapping ring and alleged kidnappers of recently released two primary school female teachers, Morrison Gajah; and Edimere Pawuru, during their parade, by the Edo State Police Command, in Benin... on Wednesday. Photo: James Azania

Following what could be described as the persistent effort of kidnappers to ensure that residents of Benin City does not sleep and have their eyes closed, security agencies in the state have stepped up their efforts too to ensure that Edo state is not made a haven for kidnappers. The trend became worrisome recently, after three primary school teachers, Mrs Patience Osadolor, Patience Oroghene and Aisha Momodu were abducted by suspected kidnappers.

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How man was bathed with acid by ‘professional colleague’

  /   in Just Human 7:12 am   /   Comments

The victim, Monday Obinna

For Monday Obinnah, the 15th of June, 2013 was a day he would always remember for the rest of his life because it was a day he had a close shave with death. Today, he is still battling with the pains of an acid bath allegedly inflicted on him by a professional colleague and some hoodlums.

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How human heads were concealed in Onitsha hotel room – Suspect

  /   in Just Human 5:14 pm   /   Comments

Gov Obi supervising the demolition...

•Says stench oozed out
•Poser: Was proprietor framed?
•Lawyers battle Gov Obi over ‘hasty’ demolition

LAST week’s demolition of a three –storey building housing Upper Class Hotel, located at No. 8 Old Market Road, Onitsha, was the third to be supervised by Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State in the last one year. The governor, on two previous occasions, led security operatives to demolish the houses of two suspected notorious kidnappers at Oraifite in Ekwusigo local government area and Uli in Ihiala local government area.

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2-yr-old barbers’ daughter killed by Police bullet

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Ebun, deceased’s daughter

*Deceased’s last words: Please don’t abandon my daughter…
Never in his wildest imagination had Bright , a barber in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, envisaged he was going to be added to the endless list of hapless Nigerians sent to unprepared graves by trigger- happy policemen.

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Man absconds after wife delivered triplets

  /   in Just Human 6:10 pm   /   Comments

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…As wife begs him to come home
ABEOKUTA — A 30-year-old mother of triplets, Bose Akapo, has cried out for help in search of her husband, Biodun Akapo, 45, who reportedly absconded shortly after his wife delivered of triplets.

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DOWN WITH BAD ANUS! 5-yr-old boy needs lifeline

  /   in Just Human 10:30 pm   /   Comments

Boy-C

For the family of Mr. Chukwuma James, the battle to keep their five-year-old son, Ferdinard Chukwuma, alive has become a race against time, two years after futile attempts to restore his blocked anus in Nigerian hospitals appear to have hit brickwall.

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ABANDONED ROAD PROJECT: Lagos residents battle council chairman

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One of the abandoned road projects in Egbe/Idimu LCDA

The chairman of Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area of Lagos State,Mr Adebayo Wahid Bello, aka Sunshine, is in the eye of the storm after some of the residents of the area accused him of non-performance.

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I never knew I could walk again – Binta

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*Binta

SOME might call this a miracle, others might say she is favoured, but whichever category you’ve chosen to classify this, it is however interesting to know that this young girl Binta Danjuma, 17, could walk again after being paralyzed for over six years by a strange illness termed “Tuberculosis (TB) of the spine”.

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How Lagos ill-fated building claimed my father, husband – Widow

  /   in Just Human 12:34 am   /   Comments

... debris of the building

I am ruined! Where do I start from? I lost my father and my husband in the collapsed building. Also, all our life earnings are gone with the disaster. Where do I start from?’’, Mrs Fatimo Alake said amidst tears as sympathisers gathered around her on Thursday.

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ABOMINATION: Man rapes aunt, kills 80-yr-old grandfather

  /   in Crime Alert, Just Human 5:30 pm   /   Comments

*Asemienwalen...dead for reporting grandson’s alleged crime

It was the height of abomination: A young man in Ekpoma, the headquarters of Esan West local government area of Edo State, allegedly raped his aunt, and killed his grandfather for daring to report the incident to the police.

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Wife turns husband to house help

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In this shocking but all-too-familiar tale of domestic violence, Onyemma, a 29-year-old businessman, told this reporter how his uncle became a dummy house help in his own house at the hands of a nagging and brutal housewife. He says his uncle, Mr Gideon, has been stripped of his self-confidence as a man and his marriage has become a living nightmare.

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Domestic Violence: A society biased against males?

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men-victims

The survey also indicates that men were also more often  victims of psychological aggression.  It is not also impossible that gender-biased individuals have overtime managed to sway society into believing that there are more female victims of domestic violence than men. 

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Domestic Violence 2: Are men also victims?

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sad-man

Becky could sense that something was wrong immediately she got home that night. The reluctance of the security guard to open the gate on her way in signalled the danger ahead but she walked right into it. Her husband, Emi, wielding a long whip, was standing at the entrance of the house, his countenance warning her to turn back but it was too late!

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Silence in face of physical abuse

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Domestic-Violence-4

Despite the dire consequences of domestic violence, couples continue to inflict bodily and emotional injuries on one another after minor disagreements.

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Domestic violence: When men become victims…

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Domestic-Violence-4

Nothing could be more cruel than a splash of pepper sauce on the face, but the ensuing drama was even more gruesome than his worst nightmares. He tried running out of the house while crying for help but his beastly wife descended heavily on him with a knife, stabbing him with all the power she could muster. He managed to shove her off and ran out of his house screaming for help.

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Ejinrin, Iju Ishaga: A tale of two cenotaphs

  /   in Just Human 1:00 am   /   Comments

Ejinrin cenotaph

BARELY a month after the Federal and Lagos state governments unveiled the Iju-Ishaga arcade in memory of the victims of the ill-fated Dana flight, those familiar with the flight 086 memorial Arcade, Itoikin Town, Ejirin axis of Lagos, weep over the sorry state of the monument erected in honour of the victims of the ill-fated ADC aircraft Boeing 727-231, on November 7, 1996.

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Ijora Badia: World Bank comes to the rescue of slum occupants

  /   in Just Human 7:14 pm   /   Comments

One of the victims and her child

SUCCOUR seems to be on the way for the displaced residents of Oke Ilu-eri in Ijora-Badia East area of the state, as the World Bank, in collaboration with the state government has disclosed plans to resettle them by August ending.

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Why we kept mum’s corpse in wardrobe for 10 years – Satguru Maharaj Ji devotees

  /   in Crime Guard, Just Human 12:08 am   /   Comments

Guru-maraji

The embalment of the remains of a 78-year-old Madam Lucy Osigwe by one of her children, Dr. Chimezie Osigwe, a devotee of the founder of One Love Family, Satguru Maharaj Ji, since 2003, continues to generate ripples. The incident has launched the serene town of Ejemekuru, Imo State into public discourse. The allegation against Dr. Osigwe, currently in police detention, is that he used the remains of his mother for ritual and that two other members of the family had also been used.

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46 yr old cripple reveals: Women love me because I satisfy them in bed

  /   in Just Human 1:00 am   /   Comments

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Pedro Ken Ogbebor, alias New Yorker is a 46 year-old cripple, residing by the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium Benin City. He is one person that his disability had never hindered from embarking on any mission. Although he has not been to America before, his American accent gave him the name, New Yorker. Even as a cripple, he is popular and loved by many including women. Saturday Vanguard spoke with this father of three whose wife abandoned few months ago on why he is a fan of beautiful ladies despite his disability. This encounter was quite revealing. Excerpts:

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We rediscovered ourselves in Prison – Inmates

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Mrs Kate Ononye, Controller of Prison, Lagos State

The Kirikiri Medium Prison, Lagos, was a beehive of activities Wednesday, as inmates, majority of whom were awaiting trial forgot all the worries associated with their confinement and concentrated rather on the historic event of the day.

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Girl, 15, needs N6.5m for kidney transplant

  /   in Just Human 7:30 pm   /   Comments

Bashiru...needs help

Bashiru Alafe, 42, a vulcaniser, has been running helter skelter for the past six months to save the life of his daughter, Shukurat, 15, an SS1 student of East City College, Ikorodu, who according to medical reports has developed end-stage kidney failure.

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Students throng naming ceremony of OAU’s controversial baby

  /   in Education, Just Human 8:46 pm   /   Comments

What started like a mystery turned out to be a celebration as the students of Obafemi Awolowo University christened the ‘Moremi Baby’ on the eighth day.

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‘What Sambo, David Mark, Tambuwal can do to help people with disability’

  /   in Just Human 12:10 am   /   Comments

From left: Hon Waziri Tambuwal, Senator David Mark and VP Namadi Sambo

Despite being confined to a wheelchair, Joke Alonge is undeterred by the odds fate has put before her. She bagged a first degree in special education at University of Ibadan (UI) in 1992; second degree in social work in 2002; and secured a Ford Foundation scholarship by which she received a certificate in community development at University of Denver, Colorado, US in 2008. Alonge currently practices social work at University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan. In this piece, she makes a case for people living with disability.

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Nigerian law is against our fundamental rights – Gays

  /   in Just Human 3:29 am   /   Comments

gay

The number of homosexuals in Nigeria seems to be on the rise, which explains why the National Assembly recently passed a bill prohibiting the act and sentencing defaulters to a 14-year jail term.

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Incredible: 53-yr-old woman gives birth to twins in Lagos

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Chief Medical Director of St Ives Hospital, Babatunde Okewale

It was boundless joy in St Ives Hospital Lagos when a 53-year-old woman, (names withheld) was recently delivered of two bouncing baby boys. Thewoman was conceived through Invitro Fertilisation (IVF), having waited for over 20 years in humiliation and agony.

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I lost N14m worth of goods in Trinity fire incident – Chibuike Ikegwuonu

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Chibuike Ikegwuonu (arrowed) during the fire outbreak at Trinity

The easy-going life of 47 year old Chibuike Ikegwuonu, the owner of GSM clinic, could be said to have gone hay wire since 9th June 2013 when a fire outbreak at his shop in block B, shop one, Speedway plaza, Trinity, Ajegunle, claimed his goods worth over N14m.

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