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 →
Five years after the Ijegun Pipeline explosion, Igando-Ikotun Local Council Development Area, LCDA, Lagos, which wreaked havoc on the community, victims of the disaster are still waiting for compensation.Read More →
The recurrent bloodbath in parts of Guma local government area of Benue State has created what looks like the biggest refugee situation in the north central zone of the country.Read More →
The once busy Popoola street, Iju- Ishaga in Agege local government area of Lagos State now looks like a ghost town with passersby consciously avoiding a look at the Dana crash site for fear of having flashbacks. Some who buried their emotions came to have a look at the cenotaph unveiled on Monday. Walking into the street, you wouldn’t need a soothsayer to tell you something terrible happened there.Read More →
One year after the ill-fated Dana air crash at Iju, Ifako-Ijaye Local Council Development Area, LCDA , Pastor Daniel Omowunmi, the owner and occupant of the site where the crash occurred says the only things he has been enjoying since the incident are neglect, pain and anguish at the hands of both the Lagos State government and the management of Dana airline.Read More →
The recently unveiled Cenotaph built in honour of 157 Victims of the DANA Plane crash in the densely populated Iju Ishaga area of Lagos State by the Governor Raji Fashola administration has generated positive reactions from a cross section of residents.Read More →
The custom allowing the seizure of deceased husbands properties and subjecting their widows to inhuman practices such as shaving of the head and making them drink the water used to bath their husbands, among others, have now become illegal in Akwa Ibom State.Read More →
…*Help came late, aunt laments *…6,000 victims cry for help
The rains lasted only a quarter of an hour but the devastating effects reverberated in virtually all the villages of Boki, located some four hundred kilometers away from Calabar, the Cross River State capital.
The slow pace of work on the reconstruction of Ayobo-Ipaja Road project, awarded by Lagos State to Plycon Construction Company, an indigenous construction firm, has become a source of worry to road users and residents of Ayobo and Igbo-Ilogbo, in Ipaja-Ayobo Local Council Development Area, LCDA. The road links over 10 communities in the area in Alimosho Local Government Area.Read More →
Going by a report of the United Nations Children Fund, Nigeria is among the 24 countries with large number of undernourished children in the world. Inadequate nutrition in childhood undermines the ability of individuals to develop their full capabilities. Lack of essential minerals like iodine and iron can impair brain development.Read More →
Now that the annual Children’s Day celebration has come and gone,the question of what happens to the average Nigerian child after that one day jamboree?, still lingers in the hearts of concerned parents and education stake holders.
As a matter of fact, it appears that the Nigerian child is only celebrated once in a year, May 27.
…The lies and deceits of pregnancies in maternity homes
A visit to some communities in Rivers, Abia and Imo states will reveal the existence of certain Maternity homes and Child care centres. Many of them without sign posts and behind tall gates and high fenced walls carry out the illicit business of child trafficking unhindered and smile to their various banks.
Mrs Rose Abbey, the petty trader who was allegedly beaten and detained in a Micro Finance Bank at Ipaja area of Lagos, last month, following her inability to offset N17,000 loan, has raised alarm over threat to her life and that of members of her family.Read More →
With tears dripping down his cheeks, Oluwarotimi Sikiru looked lost. He knelt down as if addressing some audience. “I am appealing to good spirited Nigerians to come to my aid. My suffering has been compounded since going to prison for an offence I did not commit,” Sikiru said. Sikiru was in jail for 13 years as prisoner awaiting trial until February 14, 2003 on trumped-up robbery charge. He remarried after his release as his wife abandoned him during his years in jail.Read More →
Ganiyu Balogun, 42, could hardly do anything on his own. He was assisted to Vanguard Headquarters to share his story. To him, life is cruel as it has turned once a promising young man with great dreams, into a bedridden chap on the verge of death within a short space of time after a diagnosis revealing the presence of acute kidney failure, or what is termed as ‘end stage kidney disease.’Read More →
The Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, has warned that it will apply commensurate punishment on any teaching staff found to be engaging in sorting, mutilation of results, sexual harassment and all forms of exploitation. The Rector, Dr. (Mrs.) Celestina Njoku, read the riot act during the institution’s Quarterly General Assembly.Read More →