Monday January 26th, 2015
Monday January 26th, 2015
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Yuletide: Govt, again, puts Lagosians on red alert over Ebola

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An image made available by the Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases research laboratory at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases and taken on November 21, 2011, shows laboratory technicians and physicians working on samples during research on the evolving Ebola disease in bats, at the Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases research Laboratory of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in Pretoria. AFP PHOTO

THE state government has advised Lagosians to be at alert and be mindful of what they do, eat and drink during the yuletide celebrations even as it urged residents to call the Ebola Help line or the Local Government nearest to them in case of any suspected case during the season

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From evil forest to tourist haven:The transformation of Ibadan criminal hideout

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The joy of hundreds of school children who thronged the Agodi Resort and Conferences Centre to enjoy the rustic environment, knew no bounds as they played with the state of the art recreational facilities provided in the once “evil forest”.

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Demolition: 20,000 residents denied access over Police blockage

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One of the demolished illegal squatters at Orile area, Lagos

EXACTLY one year after the demolition of over 1,000 houses belonging to residents of Atinporomeh Central, Aiyedotun and Ajagbe Community Development Areas, CDAs, in Badagry area of Lagos, allegedly by the Nigerian Police Force, NPF and their assigned contractors, the people have continued to lament the untold hardship they have been subjected to by the activities of the law enforcement agents.

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The Lagos street carnivals are here again

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Some of the participants at the carnival

ONE of the most salient things to notice in most streets in Lagos is the banner advertising the street carnivals coming up during this Yuletide season. Most of the carnival are held between the last week of December and first week of January.

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Fatal Walk into Maternity Home: 7-yr-old girl mysteriously disappears!

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Christable

All has not been well with Mr and Mrs Ariajiegbe Anthony, indigenes of Ewatto, in Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo State, following the mysterious disappearance of their seven-year-old daughter, Christable. The girl, according to the parents, went missing on November 25 when she walked to a maternity home in the community while playing, but which authorities are denying the claim while the police in the area have refused to listen to their plea to carry out investigation.

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Wicked Thieves! ‘We stole old woman’s goat to make barbecue for birthday party’

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The friends and their birthday “meat.”

TWO friends, Seun Agagu and Gbenga Adedipe, are cooling their feet at the Ondo State Police Command headquarters for allegedly stealing a goat to celebrate the birthday party of one of them.

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Oil rich Idama community laments lack of government presence

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Oil Installation

PORT HARCOURT: Idama, in AkukuToru local government area of Rivers state is a major oil producing community in the Niger Delta. It is a host community to Chevron and an impact community to Shell. Sadly inspite of the huge oil resource generated from the community the area can hardly boast of appreciable government presence.

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Black Sunday: Truck rams into relaxation centre, kills 10, injures others in Enugu

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As usual, fun seekers converged at a drinking joint which also served as viewing centre in Umusigide Obollo Etiti community in Udenu Local government area of Enugu state, last Sunday, cheering and throwing banters, without the slightest inkling that danger lurked ahead.

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Stomach infrastructure’ as political chicanery — Lagos state government and Okada riders

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Seized-Okada

Commercial motorcyclists popularly known as ‘Okada riders’ are back on Lagos roads and I know why. They are back without number plates, without headlamps, without helmets, without scruples, without regard for rules. Their glances are furtive, their ways menacing, they dart carelessly freely and stop abruptly. There is something clandestine about their re-emergence and they betray a suspicion that they will be around on the prohibited routes only for a short while.

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How gas explosion razed 42 shops and houses in Ondo

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NEMA officials accessing the extent of damage

The unfortunate gas explosion which hit Babson Gas Nigeria Limited, a gas outlet located beside Saint Thomas’ Anglican Church, Arakale area of Akure metropolis, last Saturday, may have come and gone, but owners of the over 42 shops razed in the raging inferno are still counting their losses, waiting endlessly for help to come their way.

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Xmas traffic rush: FRSC/PMT move to reduce carnage

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The accident scene

With less than one week to Christmas, the major bus terminals in the country have become beehiveS of activities as people relocate to the hinterlands to celebrate the season with their loved ones. The irony is that some of those who embark on such travels, end up in the morgues as a result of motor accidents.

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Yuletide: When robbers give notice to Lagos residents

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Police IG Sulaiman Abba

The Yuletide season is here again, with preparation towards its celebration on top gear. Most people around the globe are basking in the euphoria of the celebration of one of the most celebrated season, Christmas!

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NEMA recovers diverted relief materials in Gombe

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Members of a rescue team gathering personal belongings from victims of a Dana Air plane crash, which occurred on June 4th, at the site of the crash in the densely populated Toyin Area of Iju Ishaga in Lagos. Nigerian aviation authorities have suspended Dana Air's licence after a flight operated by the commercial passenger carrier crashed in Lagos, killing at least 159 people, a spokesman said on June 5. AFP PHOTO

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA has recovered relief materials allegedly diverted by a transporter in Gombe state. The Agency said it has distributed the materials directly to victims of windstorm in Bangoba community of Kakara in Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba State for whom they were meant.

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Firecrackers: Lagos traders shun govt directive on storage, sale

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A YEAR after the Lagos State Government released a white paper to checkmate the storage and sale of firecrackers; there was still no dull moment at the Lagos Island markets where these products were sold especially as the Yuletide draws near.

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Hoodlums cash in on traffic snarl, rob victims at gunpoint

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Wale Ogunjimi and his fiancee, Roseline Barnabas recently got what they never bargained for. Two weeks to their wedding, they were robbed at gun point at the popular Idumota market where they had gone to do the shopping for their wedding, The windscreen and windows of their Honda Civic car were smashed by the die-hard robbers who dispossessed them of their phones, I-Pad and ATM cards.

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Day out with Naval officers’ wives in Lagos

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FOC NAVTRAC, Rear Admiral Adeniyi Osinowo presenting cash to a widow, Mrs Rose Daramola and her son, Victor Daramola at the 'DAY OUT WITH WIDOWS AND ORPHANS

THE auditorium of Quorra, at the Naval Training Command, Apapa , Lagos was a beehive of activities last Wednesday, as women later discovered to be widows of fallen naval personnel thronged to the venue.

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As harmattan finally hits Lagos

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TOWARDS the end of every year, the nation is besieged with a different kind of weather. The weather, which comes during the Yuletide season usually comes with it excitement in the air.

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`How cultist arranged gang raping of girlfriend’

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The suspects

16-year-old Jolade (surname withheld) didn’t know she had been dating a suspected cult member until the unexpected happened to her.

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`We stole foodstuff because we were hungry’

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THREE secondary school drop-out friends are cooling their feet at the Ondo State police headquarters, Akure, for allegedly stealing food stuff and electronic gadgets.

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Don’t allow my baby to die, cries widow whose daughter has hole in the heart

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The joy of Ajoke Mukaila 36, knew no bounds when she was delivered of Aishat Mukaila on June 28, 2014. She was full of thanks to God Almighty who saw her through the throes of pregnancy and delivery.

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Flood risk management in Lagos

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There are two flood types observed in Lagos, the first is when there is rainfall over an extended period of time.

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When experts, socialites shared experience on brewing

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Some of the students at the academy.

Have you ever witnessed the processing of pap popularly called Ogi in Yoruaba and Akamu in Hausa and Igbo? Then you are likely to be familiar with brewing although in a less advanced form.

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Lagosians bemoan extortion at illegal police checkpoints

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CP-Aderanti

DEspite the order given by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, charging all commissioners of police across the country to ensure strict compliance with the ban on police roadblocks, Vanguard, gathered Weekend, that in recent times, illegal checkpoints have been resurfacing across major roads in the Lagos suburbs and metropolis, usually during the evening periods, from 6.00pm to as late as 11.00pm.

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Residents lament Julius Berger’s slow-pace work on Oshodi-Apapa expressway

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

FEW months ago, when many Lagos residents and users of the everr-busy Oshodi-Apapa expressway thought solace had come their way over the perennial traffic gridlock witnessed daily on the road, their optimisms have been dashed following the worsened situation of the log-jam, which is not unconnected to the untidy job done by Julius Berger Plc, on the Berger-yard axis of the road.

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Mixed reactions trail Lagos infrastructure asset management agency

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The signing of the bill establishing an agency for the management and maintenance of infrastructure assets of Lagos State, by the Governor Babatunde Fashola, last week has continued to elicit reactions from residents in the state.

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‘Mothers have abandoned traditional role of bringing up children properly’

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Peter-Ogudoro

Rape and ritual killings are aberrations people condemn all over the world, but when it has to do with rape of minors and ritual killings involving children like what is happening in Nigeria it is absolutely despicable.

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‘Why, at 42, I am in JSS1’

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•L-R: Mrs. Juliana Godwin with her son, Sam Godwin, in front of  Junior Secondary School, Gosa, Abuja signboard

Mrs. Juliana Godwin, a 42-year-old Junior Secondary School I (JSSI) student of Junior Secondary School, Gosa, Abuja, has become one of those persons with strong will to change her condition.

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Ekiti insecurity: Worried Fayose meets police authorities

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose (right) addressing officers of the Ekiti State Police Command when he visited the command in Ado Ekiti on Monday, while the State Police Commissioner, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu (middle) and the State Deputy Governor, Dr. Olubunmi Olusola-Eleka watch

Worried by the recent cases of mayhem threatening the security of lives and properties in Ekiti State, Governor Ayodele Fayose, on Monday, swiftly called a meeting of the police authorities in the state, among other stakeholders, so as to take a proactive measure to address the problem.

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Killing of 12 in Rivers community:Residents blame cultists, politicians

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Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area in Rivers State has never been a stranger to tragic happenings. It was in the news again over mindless killings as unknown gunmen stormed the community at about 7pm last Friday, shooting sporadically. This time the scene of the act was Omoku, headquarters of the local government area.

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Kano mosque blast: Why we dared invaders to save lives — Witnesses

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Until lately, there has been several but botched attempts by unknown groups to bomb Muslims worship centres within Kano municipal and its environs over the last two years. But on each occasion, it was the security consciousness of the citizens that thwarted the crime. Suffice to say that, Kano was fully conscious of the danger that lurks before it finally manifested itself last Friday at the Central Mosque where thousands of worshippers converged weekly for the largest and compulsory congregational prayers of the week.

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Rise in rape of minors: Commissioner raises alarm

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The Plateau State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development has raised alarm over the increasing rate of rape of minors in the State and appeals to parents of victims to stop covering up such act due to shame but come forward to report same as rape is a criminal offense against the State.

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Lagosians lament fire fighters’ poor response time

  /   in Metro, News 12:32 am   /   Comments

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Residents in Lagos State, have continued to berate the State Fire Service for often delaying in coming to put-out building gutted by fire in the state, lamenting that this has majorly contributed to huge loss of properties worth million of naira.

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