Monday September 15th, 2014
Monday September 15th, 2014
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In Niger, the dead draw salaries — SSG

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Alhaji Hamidu Kadi-Kuta

Alhaji Hamidu Kadi-Kuta was appointed Head of Service, Niger State about three months ago. He was Chief of Protocol during the immediate past administration. He also served as Permanent Secretary in some ministries

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Residents lament police, Okada riders’ face-off in Mushin

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*File Photo okada riders

The face-off between Policemen and commercial motorcyclists in Mushin area of Lagos is adversely affecting commuters and traders who have appealed to the government to tactically settle the rift.

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The blind see again in Niger community, courtesy of corps member

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A journey to Abuchi Padama Community in Suleja Area Council, of Niger State is certainly not for the faint-hearted.

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FRSC records 513 accidents in three weeks

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Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC, has disclosed that it recorded a number of 513 road accidents which occurred within August 11 and 31, this year, out of which it said, 224 was as a result of over speeding.

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The blind see again in Niger community, courtesy of corps member

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*The medical and NYSC team flanked by beneficiaries of the Niger Save Sight Project.

A journey to Abuchi Padama Community in Suleja Area Council, of Niger State is certainly not for the faint-hearted.

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‘Why no end in sight to Lagos unnerving traffic’

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Prince Bisi Yusuf is a member, Lagos State House of Assembly and also Chairman, Committee on Transport, Commerce and Industry of the House. In this interview, he explains why Lagos State may not overcome traffic jam.

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Dam OF Death: Kaduna threatens Abuja water supply

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Gurara-dam

About 20 Kaduna communities are set for a showdown with the Federal Government for failing to fulfil its promise after being removed from their ancestral land on which the N60 billion Gurara Water Intake Dam was built

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A heart failure and the journalist died

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When she came to the premises of the Bauchi Radio Corporation, BRC, on August 6, 2014 to carry out her usual official duties of the day, there was no premonition that it would be her last day on earth.

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Policemen/Okada riders’ clashes: Lagos residents cry out

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A Policeman seizing a motorcycle from the owner, in Lagos.

Clashes between policemen and commercial motorcyclists popularly called Okada riders are as common in Lagos as traffic jams. More often than not, such clashes have led to injuries and death of innocent residents, especially commuters.

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Impeachment saga rocks Lagos council

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Entrance to the Ikosi-Isheri LCDA

AS the general elections draw close, Lagos state has started witnessing some developments which were hitherto considered alien to the Centre of Excellence
The state controlled by the All Progressives Congress, APC, does not pretend over its exercising firm grip over its 20 Local Government Areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas.

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The Customs officers, LASTMA face-off at Mile 2

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CRISIS erupted at the Mile 2 office of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA ( Zone 22) at the weekend, when some officials of the Nigeria Customs launched an attack on men of the agency, vandalized four vehicles and destroyed valuables within the LASTMA premises.

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Devastated by flood, Abuja residents cry out

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*Community sacked by flood in Bauchi. INSET: Motorcycles and tricycles wading through a flooded road

Residents of Trademore Estate, Lugbe, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja are still counting their losses after they were held hostage for hours by a rampaging flood that over ran the estate recently. The flood, occasioned by a heavy downpour in Abuja, covered over 60 houses. Also affected was a Catholic Church still under construction, which was pulled down by the heavy flood.

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Spirit of Lagos calls for entries for songs competition

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As part of efforts aimed at changing the mindset of Lagos State residents towards their environment, public infrastructure and their fellow man, among others, the Spirit of Lagos, SOL, has invited Lagos residents to participate in a song competition to select a theme song that will resonate with Lagosians and promote the ideals of Lagos State.

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One dead, Four rescued: How I saved distressed quintuplets, by Onwugbenu

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Onwugbenu

Birthday celebrations, especially for most special children worldwide, are usually made memorable in different ways. And for Chief Louis Izuchukwu Carter Onwugbenu, a household name in international business circles, born 61 years ago to the Catholic family of Augustine and Cecilia(aka Omakaa) Onwugbenu of Ndiojukwu village, Uruagu Nnewi, it was a day for sober reflection he usually spent amidst children and the physically and mentally challenged at the RECDOTS Centre, Ozubulu in Ekwusigo council area of Anambra State.

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For Boko Haram victims, a lifeline from a philanthropist

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Relief has come the way of some Enugu State indigenes who were displaced in the North Eastern part of the country by Boko Haram terrorist activities as a notable philanthropist, Chief Willy Ezugwu, recently intervened to assuage their plight.

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Crisis brews in Enugu community as contestant allegedly declares self monarch-elect

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Tension is presently mounting in Ihe/Owerre autonomous community of Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State after a contestant to the disputed traditional stool of the community, Ozioko George Asadu, allegedly declared himself as monarch-elect.

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Policemen/Okada riders’ clashes: Lagos residents cry out

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Okada-arrest

CLASHES between policemen and commercial motorcyclists popularly called Okada riders are as common in Lagos as traffic jams. More often than not, such clashes have led to injuries and death of innocent residents, especially commuters. The situation worsened about two years ago when the State government announced a restriction order on Okada riders, especially on major routes in the State

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Aba: Battle to rid Abia’s commercial city of filth

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By UDUMA KALU Aba, the commercial nerve-centre of Abia State, bore for some time the unenviable tag of the dirtiest city in Nigeria. The reason for this was not far to seek. This city which is renowned for its manufacturing and commercial activities was plagued by the problems of insecurity, environmental disorder, poor electricity supply,

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Confusion over Road Traffic Law

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*Some commercial motorcyclists during operation

There is confusion among Lagos residents over the status of the Lagos State Traffic Law signed by Governor Babatunde Fashola two years ago.

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Lagos residents raise alarm over filth, blame LAWMA

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Egbu road

Lagos residents are accusing the Private Sector Participant, PSP of inefficiency. PSP is charged with the responsibility of clearing refuse in Lagos State.

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Bad roads: Lagos residents stage protest, blame drilling company

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Residents of Oteyi Garden Estate in Abule-Ado, a suburb in Lagos, came out recently in large numbers to protest the deplorable state of their roads.

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Why we reside in shanties

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Oko Baba, a slum turned commercial and residential area, is not new to many Lagosians, especially given its proximity to nature. Oko Baba which literally means ‘’Fathers’ settlement’’, was dominated by the Ijaws and Ilajes who were fishermen and timber dealers.

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Death in an inferno: The tragic end of two kids

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cene of the Abuja blast and victims receiving treatment at the Maitama General Hospital, Abuja. Photos: Abayomi Adeshida.

Number 43 Salami Street or Ademisoye’s House as it is more popularly known in the Mafoluku area of Lagos easily attracted attention not necessarily because of its appearance or size but due to the fact that it was one of the oldest buildings in the area. Indeed, it was considered a kind of landmark.

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Ebola: The rumours, fear and comic relief of a deadly scourge

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EBOLA ALERT  AT MMIA—A woman, wears protective face masks and hand gloves upon arrival at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos , yesterday. Inset: Security personnel with masks on duty at the airport. Photos: AFP.

IT came like a thief in the night, unannounced but deadly. And since its stealthy arrival, death has been stalking the land, leaving tears, sorrow and fear in its wake.
At the last check, the death toll has hit the 1,145 mark, according to the World Health Organisation, WHO. Indeed the world has known no peace but fear since an outbreak of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, went out of control, ravaging West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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I had sex with five dogs, boy, 18, tells police

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Amid the fear of the Ebola virus in the country, it was with disbelief that residents of Iguosa community in Ovia North East Local Government Council of Edo State ran to an uncompleted building in the area to see an 18-year-old boy, simply identified as Ighodaro, making love to a dog . Curiously, the dog was said to have enjoyed the sex before the crowd stormed the scene. Ighodaro was in JSS 2 before he dropped out from school, due to the inability of his poor parents to pay his school fees.

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Lagos: Living inside flood!

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I HAD to vacate my residence because of this flood issue. It was becoming more of a death trap living here because I had to wear rain boots in my sitting room, kitchen and everywhere in the house because of the flood. And this was very risky as the ground became slippery because of the water. I couldn’t continue living there for fear of being electrocuted. While I was living there, I used to pump water out of the house with machine. It is really devastating watching the house I built with hard earned resources while in active service before I retired being destroyed by flood.”

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Who poisoned UNIBEN VC?

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Oshodin Osayuki

The campaigns for who succeeds the Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Professor Osayuki Oshodin, when his tenure expires in November 2014, is creating tension in the university. The situation has led to the trivialization of Oshodin’s health, following his trip to the United Kingdom for medical treatment on May 8, 2014.

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Fear of epidemic as refuse takes over Abakaliki metropolis

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refuse-dump

RESIDENTS of Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, presently have every cause to be alarmed. This is because many parts of the metropolis have been taken over by refuse, prompting many to express fear that the situation may soon lead to an epidemic outbreak if urgent steps are not taken by the State Ministry of Environment to address it

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For over 3,000 youths, a time to say goodbye to poverty

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At least 3, 500 residents, mostly youths, have so far benefited in the Lagos State Government-sponsored programme to help citizens acquire relevant skills for self employment.

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Alleged threat to life, attempted murder: Family accuses Imo House Speaker

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These are uneasy times for the Whoba family of Umuode, Ihinna community in Ihitte Uboma Local Government Area of Imo state, following the alleged threat to their lives and a murder attempt on one of their own, Chima Ezeoha Whoba, by policemen attached to the Speaker of the Imo state House of Assembly, Benjamin Uwajumogu.

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Alleged Threat to life, attempted murder: Family accuses Imo House of Assembly Speaker

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*The cause of contention

This is certainly a time to dread for members of the Whoba family of Umuode, Ihinna community in Ihitte Uboma Local Government Area of Imo state, following what they described as alleged threat to their lives and a murder attempt on one of their own, Chima Ezeoha Whoba, by policemen deplored to the Speaker of the Imo state House of Assembly, Benjamin Uwajumogu.

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Oshodi-Apapa traffic nightmare: How culpable are tank farms?(2)

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

While buttressing his call for the relocation of tank farms from the Apapa area, Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola had asserted thus: “I think that agencies of the Federal Government must step up their safety compliance levels. Everybody must do his/her job and that is short term.

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