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Non-payment of compensation for land acquired: A’Ibom communities cry out

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Itu LGA land 2

The happiness of the people of Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State knew no bounds when Governor Udom Emmanuel on July 13, 2015 performed the ground breaking of an Armored Car Personnel Carrier Plant to be managed by an Israeli Company, Mimshac Merkavin Transportation Technologies.

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Unending intrigues in Delta over DESOPADEC

  /   in Metro 12:05 am   /   Comments

Olu-of-Warri-Okowa-Lori-Ogbebor

THE Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, obviously knew what was at stake when he embarked on a trouble-shooting mission to the palace of the Olu of Warri, HRM, Ogiama Atuwatse II, at the weekend.

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Killing of bus driver by cop: Uneasy calm in PH, Obio Akpor after protests

  /   in Metro 12:39 am   /   Comments

For the better part of last Friday and Saturday shops and offices around the Whimpy junction part of the ever-busy Ikwerre road in Obio Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, were locked as protesters took over the road. The angry protesters were heard denouncing the brutal and mindless murder of a commercial bus driver, Mr David Legbaraa, by a trigger-happy policeman, Sergeant James Imhalu,allegedly over N100.

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Alade Market: Traders get 60-day quit notice

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The Ikeja Local Government Council, has issued a 60-day ultimatum to traders of the controversial Alade Market to vacate the market, to allow the commencement of re-development of the market.

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Rivers harvest of deaths: Recurring rage of cultists on killing spree

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Imagine this scenario: It was 7pm one fateful Friday last December in Omoku, headquarters of the Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local Government area of Rivers State. Suddenly sporadic gun shots were heard. Nobody could say what provoked the shooting. But at the end of it all, 12 persons, including a mobile police man, were confirmed killed.

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Broken sewer generates epidemic scare at LUTH

  /   in Metro 7:25 pm   /   Comments

LUTH sewage 1

Patients and visitors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi Araba, Lagos, fear that they are being exposed to potential outbreak of diseases as a result of the failure of the hospital management to repair a broken sewer system around the hospital’s labour ward complex.

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Pollution: Lagos declares war on violators

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By Dotun Ibiwoye & Monsuru Olowoopejo Lagos State Government last week commenced immediate clampdown on religious outfits and companies that violate the 2010 environmental law of the state especially on air and noise pollution. The violators according to the State Environmental Protection Agency, LASEPA contravene sections of the 2010 law on air and noise pollution,

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Puzzle, anxiety over disappearance of taxi driver

  /   in Metro 8:21 pm   /   Comments

Monday Etokhena 1

Anxiety, tinged with fear, has gripped the family a 52 year old taxi driver, Monday Etokhena, who seems to have disappeared into thin air one month after he took a passenger from Lagos to Owerri in Imo State.

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Lagos under siege of beggars; 2,217 sent for rehabilitation

  /   in Metro 7:30 pm   /   Comments

beggers

Lagos State, in recent times has witnessed an upsurge in number of beggars, including foreign nationals, such as Nigeriens. It will be recalled that in 2013, Lagos State Government moved 270 destitute to their states of origin in an operation that generated controversy.

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No hiding place for criminals at Oshodi, others as Task Force strikes again

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Part of the burnt  Mosafejo Motor Park/market as a result of a renewed clash between factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, which led to the death of three persons, while many vehicles were burnt at Oshodi in Lagos.  Photo: Bunmi Azeez.

The on-going exercise by operatives of the Lagos State Special Task Force on Environmental and other Related Offences to rid Lagos of miscreants and other criminal elements, has led to the arrest of at least 93 suspects, including 23 teenagers, in Lagos, particularly at the popular Oshodi area of the State.

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When CCECC workers went on rampage

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protest: Cross section of workers of China Civil Engineering Construction Company, CCECC, during a protest over unpaid compensations to workers, at CCECC Majidun office, Ikorodu, Lagos.

Until last week, many youths in Lagos were desirous of working with the China Civil Engineering and Construction Corporation, CCECC, considering the multi-billion naira contracts awarded to them by the Federal and state governments.

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The world has gone crazy!

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That we are in the last days the Bible talked about is no longer in doubt. Everything is turning upside down,” said Timi in the Lagos Island-bound commuter bus. “Oh sure, we are in the last days indeed! It’s like the Devil has taken over the world,” agreed John.

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Abattoir faces relocation, as strayed cow kills student in Lagos

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Adebowale Naphisat

If there was one dream Adebowale Naphisat cherished so much, it was that of completing her tertiary education. She believed in it and strived to actualise it. So, she certainly would not have taken kindly to any prophecy that this dream would be cut short or aborted by tragedy.

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Foreigners fingered in Ogun Okada war

  /   in Metro 12:29 am   /   Comments

*Some commercial motorcyclists during operation

For residents of Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, the fear of Okada riders is the beginning of wisdom. Apart from their stunts on the road, they are gradually turning into terrorists as they unleash violence on the people at the drop of a hat.

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Benue: Ending the Fulani herdsmen’s siege

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Fulani-herdsman

Parts of Benue State have, in the last few years, come under bloody attacks allegedly carried out by Fulani herdsmen.

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‘My wife died 14 days after God told me He would take her away’

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James-Joseph-Itapke

After 44 years of marriage, Sir James Joseph Itapke, a knight of the Catholic Church, lost his wife and mother of his five children, Lady Angelina Itakpe, to a brief illness on October 1, 2014. He told Sunday Vanguard that 14 days before then, precisely September 17, that year, God informed him that He would take away what Itakpe loved most.

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Plateau killings: Rising voices of discord among farmers, herdsmen, JTF

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File Photo: JTF officers

When in 2010, the then President Umaru Yar’Adua directed the establishment of the Special Task Force, STF, to tackle the rising wave of insecurity in Plateau State, the people of the state heaved a sigh of relief.

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World Environment Day: Stakeholders ponder in Africa’s largest mega city

  /   in Metro, News 6:57 pm   /   Comments

Gov. Ambode

Despite the 21 million inhabitants in Lagos, Africa’s biggest mega city, the World Environment Day, WED, 2015 was celebrated last weekend and several possibilities on environmental sustainability was expected in the state.

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In Itsekiri land, a new dawn in commercial fishing, courtesy FG

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Fish

When in October last year, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture promised to significantly boost commercial agriculture among Itsekiri communities in Delta State, skeptics had taken it as empty political statement. Last week Tuesday, however, that promise was partly fulfilled in no small measures as the Ministry boosted commercial fishing among Itsekiri communities with provision of fishing boats, nets and other gears to fishermen in the area.

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Why we’re repairing 90 roads in Lagos —LASG

  /   in Metro 12:55 am   /   Comments

Ajegunle-link-road

Citing high vehicular movement on major roads in the metropolis, the Lagos State Government said it has commenced the maintenance and rehabilitation work on 90 roads across the state.

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Oshodi-Apapa expressway: Tanker drivers bow, as Lagos task-force moves into action

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Standstill at Mile-2 to Tincan, along Oshodi-Apapa expressway yesterday. Photo: Joe Akintola, Photo editor.

If the recent enforcement strategy put in place by the Lagos State Government, to proffer solution to the unending traffic gridlock on major roads in the Apapa area of the state, is anything to go by, Lagosians may now heave a sigh of relief.

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Ondo in frantic search for VC after mystery abduction

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Princes Oluwatoyin Omosowon after her release form the kidnappers den

Fear has gripped eminent personalities in Ondo State following the ‘relocation’ of kidnappers to the state.

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Video: Cars on fire after Ikorodu robbery

  /   in Metro, News 4:18 pm   /   Comments

Ikorodu

Armed robbers, Wednesday morning, raided banks in Ikorodu, carting away unspecified amount of money.

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Help! Flood is sacking us from our homes — Ajegunle residents

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Ajegunle-flood

As the rains are here again, residents of Ajegunle, a popular suburb of Lagos in the Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area, are presently groaning under apparent neglect by successive administrations to fix the numerous deplorable roads in their community.

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Lagos, Police tackle insecurity, step up Okada ban enforcement

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•Okada riders driving against traffic in Lagos

In recent times, there has been a rising wave of crime rates, especially in Lagos, which has continued to put residents and visitors to the megacity in palpable fear of being victims of attacks from hoodlums and armed bandits.

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Campus cultism: Nigeria’s fast-ticking terrorists time bomb

  /   in Metro, News 5:27 am   /   Comments

Oliver-Cromwell

IF media reports are anything to go by, cultism is alarmingly on the rise in tertiary and post-primary institutions in Nigeria, a development that has raised grave concerns in many quarters, prompting several calls on government to take urgent steps to stem the tide. Indeed it is said that many have lost their lives to campus terrorism, especially cult wars among rival groups, while several have dropped out of school without actualising their ambition and dreams.

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‘Abija’ Cultists’ Confessions: ‘We shot dead four APC guys in Lagos reprisal attack’

  /   in Metro, News 12:35 am   /   Comments

•Two of the suspects

Lagos State Police Command has arrested three alleged cultists suspected to be terrorising Lagos Island and environs.

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Killer Kaikai: Why we kick against outright ban of product – Vendors, consumers

  /   in Metro, News 12:50 am   /   Comments

Dealers in Kaikai or Ogogoro measuring out the drink for sale

“Today it is Kaikai. Tomorrow we may hear of poisonous Garri; so will the government also ban the consumption of Garri because it killed a few. Government should trace the source of the problem of the killer drink and deal with it rather than impose a ban,”

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Ogun community laments bad roads, govt neglect

  /   in Metro, News 12:26 am   /   Comments

One of the many bad portions on the deplorable Oke-Afa Road last week

This is the story of Oke-Afa-Magboro, a sleepy, but fast growing community situated between Arepo and Ibafo in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area, Ogun State. The community whose land stretches from the ever-busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway with its only entrance located beside the overhead bridge before the camp ground of Mountain of Fire and Miracle MFM, inward Ibadan, has over the years been neglected by successive administrations in Ogun State.

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Poor electricity: Magodo residents cry out to IKEDC

  /   in Metro, News 1:00 pm   /   Comments

Placard-carrying residents during the protest

The joy that greeted the February 21, 2013 signing of the Share Sale Agreements and Concession Agreements between the Bureau of Public Enterprises and the 14 preferred bidders for 15 of the 17 companies created out of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, has since faded in most parts of the country. Indeed it has been complaints galore by consumers/subscribers across the country.

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I abandoned degree programme at UNILAG for shoe making —Bukky Nosirudeen

  /   in Metro, News 1:02 am   /   Comments

Bukky Nosirudeen

Shoe making is one of the trades you hardly find women engaged in. Meanwhile, Mrs Bukky Nosirudeen proves to be an exemption. She abandoned the university for the shoe making business in 1990.She speaks on what it takes for a woman to be in a business generally believed to be for men alongside her counterpart, Mr Tony Okere.

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Lagos: Lingering pains of two tanker fire tragedies

  /   in Metro, News 1:30 am   /   Comments

Eye witnesses at Tanker Explosion site

“It was the loud sound that alerted several persons. We all ran for safety. We also started knocking on the doors of houses inn the area to alert people of impending danger. It was at this point the tanker caught fire. I believe the spilled fuel got to a Suya spot. This ignited the fire which began to burn out of control when it came in contact with some mini-generators at the junction.

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