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Floods devastate Ibadan again as perennial challenge returns

NO fewer than eight buildings, vehicles, motorcycles and household items were among properties swept away on Tuesday, June 20, during a six-hour downpour in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Several parts of the city were also submerged.Though no lives were reported lost, the flood destroyed valuables worth millions of Naira as the torrential rain which lasted between the hours of 3:00 and 9:00am will go down as one of the worst in recent times.

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Sabagreia: Bayelsa community where evil, wicked men dread

SABAGREIA—THE Izon-speaking riverine community, Sabagreia, is situated at a point where River Nun branches out into a major tributary, the Igbedi Creek, in Yenagoa Local Government Area, Bayelsa State. But what attracts other Bayelsans and residents from neighbouring Rivers and Delta states to the waterside locality, formerly known as Bolouseibokrogha, which translated literally means ‘a town where no evil/wicked person would settle’ is the Lake Efi fishing festival.

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Return of Oshodi war lords

JUST as in time past, Oshodi, the bustling centre of commercial activities in Lagos, is once again in the news for the wrong reasons. Indeed, Oshodi was for years perceived as a wild jungle which served as a convenient battle ground for both criminal and non-criminal elements, including rival factions of traders and transport unions who usually engaged in bloody showdowns at the slightest provocation.

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Massive security forces deployed to overrun us, Ogbeh-Ijoh cries out

RESIDENTS of Ogbe-Ijoh Kingdom, in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State, weekend, raised the alarm over alleged massive distribution of military personnel and artilleries in neighboring Aladja, in Udu Local Government Area, with which it has had protracted land dispute, saying the deployment was a calculated attempt to overrun the monarchy using security personnel.

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