Saturday October 25th, 2014
Saturday October 25th, 2014
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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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Tears of a widow: Onokpite’s wife still cries for justice two years after husband’s murder

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*Helen Onokpite and daughter

Helen Onokpite, wife of the murdered Citizens Peoples Party (CPP) gubernatorial candidate in Delta State in 2011 election will not forget Saturday 26th November, 2011 easily. It was the day Chief Ogbe Onokpite was brutally murdered at Beeland International Hotel, along Orhuwhorun Road in Udu Local Government Area of Delta state by police men over unproven allegations of gun running, kidnapping and armed robbery. He was buried on Saturday 28th December, 2013 at his home town, Ugolo-Okpe community in Okpe Local Government Area of the state after two years of legal tussle between the family and the Nigerian Police which resulted in several rounds of autopsy on the corpse.

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How mother of three and Pastor lover murdered husband

  /   in Just Human 2:00 am   /   Comments

*Mrs Isonguyo

It was quite sad and a pathetic end for Mr Victor Nsongbunyo, an indigene of Akwa Ibom state and Deputy Manager at the Nigeria Petroleum Development (NPDC) Company, Benin City. The deceased allegedly murdered by his wife Mrs Enebong Victor and her Pastor boy friend, Prince Udoka Nkanchukwu who were paraded by the Edo state Police Commissioner, Funso Adebanjo last Tuesday.

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Two years after, Ogbe Onokpite finally goes home

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Late Ogbe Onokpite

TUESDAY, November 26th made it two years since Chief Ogbe Onokpite, a former Citizens Peoples Party (CPP), governorship aspirant was killed by men of the Nigerian Police Force on allegation of gun-running. While he was alive, not many people in the State, except his native Okpe local government, Uvwie and environs, reckoned with him.

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Bizzare! Naked bath in ‘Pool of Bethesda’

  /   in Just Human 1:54 am   /   Comments

Bethesda

The news fly all around and the hitherto serene community becomes busy playing host to people from far and near seeking miracle healing to their ailments in a stream that sprang up suddenly.

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Crushed by a cow, chased out of hospital, bedridden for 10 yrs

  /   in Just Human 12:49 am   /   Comments

*Daniel Emori

An escaped but wild cow changed the destiny of Daniel Emori, 31, when it knocked him down leaving him with permanent disability. Like a bonnet of a fast moving car, the animal came full at him with its bawling sound throwing him on his back on the concrete track; and by the time the cow finished and strayed away, Emori became immovable.

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Estate agents, customers in tango over plots of land

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*Diamond Estate site at Ijere, Ibafo.

Land remains a gift of nature to man. Its acquisition, most often, is fraught with one form of controversy or the other especially in urban and semi-urban areas. The emergence of land speculators popularly called Omo-onile in Lagos and other thriving cities of the country does not offer any pleasant experience to many too. While a lot of such cases ended up in law courts, others have sparked unimaginable crises leading to loss of lives and wanton breakdown of law and order.

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How our royal family was forced into exile – Itele chief

  /   in Just Human 1:00 am   /   Comments

(Inset) Chief Sunday Olowookere

Although there is relative peace in Itele-Aiyetoro village, Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun State, residents are living in palpable fear, apprehensive of what may become of their lives and property following the high court judgment giving Statutory Right of Occupancy to exiled Adogun-Itele family. Before now, there have been reported cases of arson, rape, forceful ejection of people from their homes, among other vices, which were said to have been pepetrated by some land grabbers and miscreants.

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Cholera Outbreak: How vendor, four others died mysteriously

  /   in Just Human 3:00 am   /   Comments

*Victims had eaten Abacha

Shock, pandemonium, and fear gripped Lagosians as another five persons from Ago area of Lagos reportedly died of cholera recently. Before now, three persons were confirmed dead out of the 13 cases reported to the Ministry of Health.

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Lagos street sweepers groan under poor pay

  /   in Just Human 8:34 am   /   Comments

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Fifty-eight-year-old Afusat, a widow is one of the street sweepers in Lagos State. Afusat was a petty trader who was struggling to make ends meet with her five children. Her youngest child is in JSS 2. Fifteen years ago after she lost her husband, she has been facing numerous challenges raising her children. Afusat told Saturday Vanguard that she was using the profit realised from her petty business to train her children.

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The story of an American who writes and speaks Yoruba

  /   in Just Human 10:26 pm   /   Comments

Professor Andrew Apter

It is not in doubt that our indige-nous languages are going into extinction as a result of our attitude to our native languages. We despise it, undervalue it and repudiate it as if it was criminal to communicate in our mother dialect.

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My ordeal in prison, says Okoli, Ladipo market leader

  /   in Just Human 12:43 am   /   Comments

Okoli

*I’ve lost all my life’s savings in a bid to prove my innocence…
The embattled President of traders at Aguiyi Ironsi Complex, Ladipo market, Lagos, Jonathan Chibuzor Okoli has, just like a cat with nine lives, passed through a lot of tribulations and pains, all in a bid to remain the leader of traders in the market. He claims he has spent not less than two years in prison custody and police cells while being dragged from one police station to another on alleged trumped-up charges. Also, he said he has lost all his life savings in a bid to prove that he is innocent of the charges preferred against him from those he alleged wants to take over the leadership of the market.

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My daughter’s amputation spurred me into voluntary service – Crystal Chigbu

  /   in Just Human, Prime Woman 4:55 pm   /   Comments

Crystal with daughter Beulah

When little Beulah lost her limb as a child after suffering a missing kneecap at birth, her mother, Crystal Chigbu, the CEO of “Irede Foundation” after that harrowing experience vowed to provide solution to children in similar situation. In this interview, she expresses her determination to serve humanity by providing functional artificial limbs to amputated children. Excerpts:

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Palm wine tappers face tough climb to success

  /   in Just Human 7:50 pm   /   Comments

A palm wine tappers

The pay is low and the work involves scaling a 50-foot tree multiple times a day with no safety net, so it is not surprising that Nigerian palm wine tappers are struggling to find fresh recruits.

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