Sunday November 23rd, 2014
Sunday November 23rd, 2014
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13-YR-OLD GIRL’S HORROR: ‘My stepfather serially raped, impregnated me!’

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Parents and adults generally have responsibility to care for, educate, and discipline children but when the children begin to detest the parents, then the situation calls for concern.

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Osun teacher escapes death by whiskers for scolding students

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Accused students being led out of court

For more than 15 years that Osho Bamidele Samuel has been teaching, Friday, October 24, 2014, will forever remain unforgettable, as he escaped death by whiskers, in the hands of some of his students who beat him black and blue because he scolded them for indiscipline.

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Ogun youths recount shocking tales of enslavement by foreign firm

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Ogun-workers

The expression of frustration and anguish was what wroth the faces of over 100 youths, who recently stormed the Secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, in Oke-Ilewo Abeokuta, Ogun State, to protest their alleged enslavement by their employers, mainly foreigners.

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Health workers’ strike: Raw deal for patients

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‘They will soon come and take me home since I don’t have another alternative. It is better to die at home than to die in the hospital because no service is being rendered here, and if you die here they will still collect money before they release the corpse,” Opaleye Peter said amidst tears.

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Blood bath, as factional carpenters association clash in Ondo

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*The association’s vandalised vehicle

The once united and formidable Carpenter and Furniture Makers Professional Unions Ondo state Chapter is now disunited. No thanks to alleged high-handedness by leaders of the Association.

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Oronna Ilaro festival grand finale tomorrow

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*Ilaro indigenes at one of the past editions of the festival...

The grand finale of the Federal Government endorsed Oronna Ilaro Festival comes up on Saturday, November 22 at the Asade Agunloye Pavilion, Yewa Empire Field , Ilaro.

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Azare bomb blast: Tales of tears, blood and sorrow

  /   in Metro 3:08 am   /   Comments

Victim of the bomb blast at Azare First bank on admission at the Federal Medical Centre, Azare

For the third time in three weeks , Azare, the headquarters of Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State came under another deadly blast on Sunday leaving several persons at a popular mobile phone market dead.

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Day of horror on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

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Lagos - Ibadan Expressway

The Lagos/Ibadan Expressway has been dubbed in some quarters as a highway of horror due to the frequent fatal auto accidents that have occurred there. This possibly explains why commuters usually engage in passionate prayer sessions before embarking on a journey through that seemingly accident-prone road.

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80 female LAGBUS drivers: Rickety BRT buses, bad roads, others pose challenge

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BRT buses...queues at bus terminals  hinders smooth operation

On September 28, when the Lagos State Government, LASG, said it had employed no fewer than 80 women Bus Rapid Transit System, BRT, drivers, with its asset management company, the Lagos Bus Asset Management Company, LAGBUS, it was commended for its action, given the army of unemployed youths roaming the streets of Lagos in search of unavailable white-collar jobs. The state government had stated that this employment was part of its efforts to empower women in the state.

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When bus operators withdraw services on Lagos-Badagry road

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A Lagos commercial bus popularly called DANFO

Thousands of commuters, penultimate Monday, were stranded on the ever-busy Lagos-Badagry Expressway, as private bus operators popularly called Coaster Mass Transit withdrew their services from the roads to protest their extortion by the two major transport unions in the state.

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RED ALERT:Fake LASTMA officials on the prowl

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*LASTMA official

Against the backdrop of reported cases of assaults and extortion of innocent motorists plying major routes in Lagos roads, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, has urged residents to be vigilant over the rising presence and activities of men claiming to be its officials and the state’s taskforce unit.

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Scavengers invade Oyo dump sites

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•Scavengers at a refuse dump in Ibadan

LIFE is full of many inexplicable ironies. While some were born with silver spoon in their mouth, some did not enjoy the luxury of being fed with any spoon let alone a silver spoon. Some have sumptuous meals on their tables at any given time, but, fate has been so unkind to others as they live like parasites on few affluent ones. Instead of eating what they want like people in wealthy homes, they eat what they see.

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Seven days of horror:Unending tears, fear over murder of 63 by terrorists

  /   in Metro 12:10 am   /   Comments

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Potiskum, the commercial nerve centre of Yobe State, North East Nigeria, has in recent time consistently featured in the news for a most saddening reason bordering mainly on mass death and destruction. Indeed within a space of one week, two suicide bombers had succeeded in embedding themselves among gatherings of innocent people, killing scores and inflicted lasting injuries on several others.

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Aftermath of Onitsha market crisis: Traders, impeached council boss in war of words

  /   in Metro 12:13 am   /   Comments

Irate traders protesting the invasion of the market by council officials. I

Traders at the Millenium Merchants and Importers Association Market, near the Onitsha Main Market, Anambra state, are still counting their losses days after a bloody clash between them and officials of Onitsha South Local Government council.

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BRT vandalism:Key revelations as public hearing ends

  /   in Metro 12:42 am   /   Comments

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The public hearing by the tribunal of inquiry into the July 4th, 2014 road accident and subsequent arson and vandalism of the Bus Rapid Transit, BRT buses has ended with accounts by different witnesses of what they believed transpired on the fateful day.

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Fashola apprehends LASAA driver for driving against traffic

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Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has arrested a driver working for Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency, LASAA, for driving against traffic.

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Aftermath of Onitsha market crisis: Traders, impeached council boss in war of words

  /   in Metro 5:58 pm   /   Comments

File photo: Police officers

Traders at the Millenium Merchants and Importers Association Market, near the Onitsha Main Market, Anambra state, are still counting their losses days after a bloody clash between them and officials of Onitsha South Local Government council.

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I have lost a father, brother, dear friend – Widow of murdered conductor

  /   in Metro 8:35 pm   /   Comments

Mrs. Abasirim and children

This is certainly not the best of times for Mrs Ini Abasirim, the pregnant widow of the bus conductor who was allegedly killed by policemen attached to the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, last Monday, along Oshodi-Apapa expressway , owing to the devastating effect of the tragedy on her.

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How I turned down advice to assassinate my opponents — Ogun Monarch

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*Oba Sikiru Ajibowu Adeilo Adeyiga, the Agbelesebiogun III

THE Onirolu of Irolu-Remo, the agrarian community in Ikenne Local government Area of Ogun State, Oba Sikiru Ajibowu Adeilo Adeyiga, the Agbelesebiogun III, who was 76 years this year has revealed how he turned down advice to eliminate his co-contestants of the throne to pave way for his emergence as the Oba of the town 22 years ago.

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Residents of Omi Olori urge Fayose to rehabilitate road

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*Fayose during a visit to Omi Olori Street recently

Residents of Omi Olori Street and its environs in Ado Ekiti,Ekiti State capital have called on the governor of the state, Mr Ayo Fayose to expedite action on how to rehabilitate the dilapidated road which spand about 3.5 kilometres.

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The good, ugly sides of Oyo Okada riders

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File photo: Okada riders

COMMERCIAL motorcycle is no doubt a faster means of transportation than vehicles especially in areas where gridlock is a common phenomenon. Due to their small sizes, they meander and find their ways where vehicles are stuck. As it is in other cities across the country, they seem to outnumber vehicles in Oyo State especially in Ibadan metropolis. They operate under the auspices of Amalgamated Commercial Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN).

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Propitiation ‘Ebo’ takes over Lagos community

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JUST like several other suburbs in Lagos State, the Olateju Street, in Mushin area state, has become an unusual sight to behold own to the stench oozing from several propitiations (called Ebo in Yoruba language), that greets every visitor to the community.

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Insecurity: Assisting the police in style

  /   in Metro 12:33 am   /   Comments

Nigeria has a lot of ugly stories to tell about the escapades of armed robbers, kidnappers, baby factory operators, insurgents, child traffickers, assassins, arsonists and a host of other serious crimes perpetrated by criminals.

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In memory of Nightingale, young optician’s lifeline for the visually impaired

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The situation is one that will leave any concerned Nigerian truly worried given its far-reaching implication.

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Nigeria’s road shame goes online on #MyRoadIsWorseThanYours

  /   in Metro 2:47 pm   /   Comments

Failed portion of Ajegunle link road to Oshodi-Apapa Expressway

The dismal state of Nigeria’s roads is a constant source of exasperation for the long-suffering population but a tongue-in-cheek campaign on social media is trying to shame the authorities into action.

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Sea level, strange weeds threaten Bayelsa coastal towns

  /   in Metro 2:36 pm   /   Comments

Fishing-women

—ANXIETY has heightened in more than 50 coastal communities of Bayelsa State over the soaring sea level and strange plants.

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Ajigba: Delta community where rice, not oil, is gold

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The perceived imbalance in the distribution of Federal Government’s incentives for agricultural development across Nigeria has been agitating the minds of stakeholders in the Niger Delta who feel the most shortchanged in the scheme of things.

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Motorists groan in Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway gridlock

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MOTORISTS and other road users have continued to groan under the perennial 24-hour gridlock, experienced on the ever-busy Lagos Abeokuta Expressway by the collapsed section of the Iyana Dopemu Bus-Stop.

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Red Alert: Racketeers on the prowl as PVC collection starts in Lagos

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Nwoye at the Polling unit...

AS the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Friday, begins the distribution of Permanent Voters Card, PVC, in Lagos, the State Police Command, has issued a red alert to its operatives across the state to checkmate the activities of criminal elements indulging in the collection of the INEC temporary voters cards from unsuspecting residents, on the pretext of promising to help them (residents) obtain their PVCs without hitches.

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SURE-P/FERMA taskforce to recover abandoned FG properties

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SURE-PFERMA-JOB

AS residents of Lagos await deployment of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme and Federal Road Maintenance Agency, SURE-P/FERMA taskforce to the state, the agency has finally disclosed that its major responsibility is to recover all the abandoned properties of the Federal Government in the state, and not to cause trouble.

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Ejigbo boosts intra-city transportation, commissions jetty

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Ejigbo Local Council Development Area, LCDA, has commissioned the multi-million naira jetty, as part of efforts to boost intra-city transportation in the council area.

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Fall of Mubi: Fleeing residents recount ordeals

  /   in Metro 12:16 am   /   Comments

*Mubi residents who fled during an earlier attack in the town receiving relief materials in Yola

WeDNESDAY, October 29, 2014, Mubi, the second largest city in Adamawa State and the commercial nerve centre of the State, was overrun by the Boko Haram insurgents. Before Mubi was taken over by the rampaging terrorists, Michika and Madagali local governments have been under the grip of the extremist Islamic sect since July this year.

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