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.Read More →
•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.Read More →
*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.
…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.
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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”.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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!Read More →
Despite the dire consequences of domestic violence, couples continue to inflict bodily and emotional injuries on one another after minor disagreements.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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:Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
Last Monday June 24, 2013, Benin City residents woke up without knowing that a hang man was in town to snuff life out of four death row prisoners: Chima Ejiofor, Daniel Nsofor, Osarerenmwenda Aigbonkhan and Richard Igagu.Read More →
…as prominent Nigerians pay tribute
Last Saturday came like any other day, but alas, in the evening of the same day, the cold hands of death snatched away a prominent Nigerian, the President-General, Association of Nigerian Market Women and Men, Alhaja Abibat Mogaji, mother of the former Lagos State Governor and National leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The event occured at her residence, No 10 Sunday Adigun Street, Alausa, Ikeja.
POLICE in Ondo State are on the trail of an ex-police officer, Tajudeen Adeniyi, over an attempt to kill his wife, Moyosola, by macheting her, inflicting a 10-centimetre deep gash on her head.Read More →
…’My other child watched in horror as they executed his brother’
Francisca Nkemcho, a widow from Ota Orhionmwon local government council of Edo State, is not a happy woman. Reason: The alleged extra-judicial killing of her 25-year- old son, Chukwudimedi Nkemcho, by some soldiers in Agbor, Delta State, penultimate Wednesday. The deceased was said to have been paraded as an armed robber by the soldiers and shot dead hours later. The body was taken to the police station in Agbor but, when the family rushed to identify the corpse, they were told it had been buried in an unknown grave.
In 2008, Mazi Amaechi paid a woman (names withheld) from Ebonyi State but married to an Imo State indigene, the sum of N8,000 and a teenage boy named Onukwube was brought to live with them as a house-help. Initially, there was communication problem because they couldn’t understand each other’s dialect.Read More →
When baby Favour Adam-Umoh was born 21 months ago into the Family of Mr. and Mrs. Blessing Adams, Favour appeared normal as a growing baby and there was nothing unpleasant about her health, particularly her eyes to raise any suspicion that something was remarkably wrong with her sight. But six months later, the signs began to manifest.Read More →
By Yetunde Arebi HI,Once bitten by the love bug, one begins to see things in a different perspective. Most of the lover’s faults or rather short comings will not mean much again, they are readily overlooked. So was the case with a young I will call Tony. Tony fell heads over heels in love withRead More →