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ex-Governor, Balarabe-Musa

Balarabe Musa: An ex-governor’s unbelievable Spartan life

There is a house on 25 Aliyu Turaki Road in Kaduna metropolis that is very popular and unmistakable. This simple weather-beaten three-bedroom bungalow is known to even children in the area on account of many factors. First, the gate of the house is always flung open as early as 6am and will not be shut until midnight. Again, the owner of the house is one who comes out freely to associate with his neighbours any time of the day.

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Ooni of Ife: Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse 11

Ooni of Ife: The list lengthens daily

Since the completion of the burial rites of Late Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse11, prominent princes from Ile-Ife, the cradle of Yoruba race have been jostling to occupy the vacant stool. At the last count, no fewer than 35 princes from the four recognised royal families in the ancient town have shown interest in the throne. These ruling houses are: Lafogido. Giesi, Ogboru and Osinkola.

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Chief Obasogie & Lola

How my husband’s death sent me to Hell

For several years, 49 years old Solomon Idahosa maintained an annual ritual. A Bini man from Edo state but resident in Kaduna, Idahosa would pick up the telephone every New Year Eve and at exactly midnight, he would call his mother in Benin-City to exchange pleasantries and wish her and other members of the family happy and prosperous New Year. As usual, on December 31, 2014, Idahosa called the mother after which he retired to sleep with his family at their Aunguwan Sunday residence of Kaduna metropolis.

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BISHOP MIKE OKONKWO

Men of God failed to deliver Jonathan from a spell – Bishop Mike Okonkwo

Dr Mike Okonkwo is the presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, TREM, with over 160 branches in Nigeria and across the globe. The top Evangelist who will celebrate his 70th birthday come September 6, in this interview shares his life challenges, his turn around as well as the present anti-corruption crusade in the country

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Evil forest

Igbele: Evil forest where Itsekiris dump corpses of witches, wizards

The Ofuobu family of Ode-Itsekiri Town in the Warri Kingdom of Delta State recently lost their matriarch who died at the ripe age of 82. She lived a fruitful and illustrious life, leaving behind six children, many grand children and great-grand children. A successful trader, all her children are university graduates who equally turned out to be successful in their various professions. Her immediate and distant family members are proud of her because hers was a life worth celebrating. (Ofuobu is not the real name of the family. As a condition for granting this interview, the first son demanded that the family name not be mentioned. And on the request of this reporter, he came up with the fictitious name of Ofuobu, which literally means keep it secret in Itsekiri.)

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Tinapa Lakeside Hotels, Calabar, Cross River

Kidnappers put Calabar on edge!

On Saturday, June 13, Seyi Adekunle, Pastor of Living Faith Church, aka Winners’ Chapel, was praying with some of his members at his church, located opposite Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar, to prepare for the next day’s service when gun men stormed the place and dragged him into their vehicle and drove off.

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Rape

Lingering ripples over anti-rape legislation

“You have been misled by the misinformation circulated by someone who could not read or comprehend a legal draft; someone who did not have the patience to read through a proposal, see what was recommended and what was finally accepted. You were misled by someone who deliberately distorted the content of one of the most profound bills ever passed by the Nigerian legislature, scandalised the proponent and the institution for reasons that you and I may not know,” she said.

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