Friday July 25th, 2014
Friday July 25th, 2014
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Two years after, Ogbe Onokpite finally goes home

  /   in Just Human 12:50 am   /   Comments

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

Lagos-sweepers

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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Road traffic law has rendered 75 % of Okada riders jobless — Union leader

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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

triplets-runaway-husband

…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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Domestic-Violence-3

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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