Friday November 28th, 2014
Friday November 28th, 2014
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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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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

  /   in Metro 12:00 am   /   Comments

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

  /   in Metro 12:35 am   /   Comments

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The situation is one that will leave any concerned Nigerian truly worried given its far-reaching implication. Indeed, it came as a rude shock to young optician, Mr. Olamide Oladayo, when he learned of the alarming influx of Nigerians with eye defects into the neighbouring Benin Republic and other African countries due to the outrageous fees charged for eye surgery in their country, Nigeria.

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Insecurity: Assisting the police in style

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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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Double jeopardy for security guard who duped a blind teacher

  /   in Metro 12:12 am   /   Comments

*Mrs. Rose Ihekanacho receiving the bank draft from  EFCC Head of Operations, South East

THE common saying, “every day is for the thief, one day is for the owner”, aptly captures the pathetic story of how a blind female teacher in Enugu State was swindled of her life savings while trying to secure her son a plum job at Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC.

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Terrorism: Northern Nigeria’s big leap to rebrand

  /   in Metro 12:18 am   /   Comments

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At a time when all that is bad about under- development and stories of insurgency dominate the narrative about northern Nigeria, the Northern Nigeria Investment Forum, NNIF, is poised to change all that as it prepares ground for a paradigm shift with a global investment talkshop on strategies for the rebranding of the region.

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The Bumper-to-Bumper VIO who entertains Abuja road users

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*Oladimeji ... unusual traffic controller!

When people love the work they do, work becomes more than a job to them; it becomes a unique calling, a life’s mission. People with passion for their work do not only carry out their duties, but also brush off stress, anger and tiredness.

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LSPWC completes rehab of Dopemu collapsed road section

  /   in Metro 8:39 pm   /   Comments

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Residents and motorists along Lagos Abeokuta expressway may now heave sigh of relief as Lagos State Government through its agent, Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC) has concluded maintenance work on the collapsed section of Alimosho road by Iyana Dopemu Bus-Stop.

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Aborted trip: Pathetic story of fortune seekers duped by travel agents

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DUPED!

Tired of having to struggle everyday to keep hunger and poverty at bay, three young men decided to take their fate into their own hands by seeking to relocate to Switzerland in search of fortune or the proverbial greener pastures.

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Tough time for taxi drivers as FCT task force intensifies raids

  /   in Metro 12:05 am   /   Comments

*Abuja commercial buses

Tragedy was averted at the weekend when officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, raided Area 1 Shopping Complex in Abuja, creating panic and confusion in the area. Among those counting their losses on account of the incident is the owner of a red sports utility vehicle, SUV, which was parked by the shopping complex.

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Sambo to flag off 16th Abuja Motor Fair

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THE Vice President, Arc. Namadi Sambo will lead other dignitaries from the public and private sectors to declare the 16th edition of the Abuja International Motor Fair open on Thursday. The Fair which kicks off on Tuesday October 22nd, at the Eagle Square, Abuja will parade over 25 participants from Nigeria and abroad.

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Stallion Motors Unveils Made-in-Nigeria Hyundai Grand

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STALLION Motors last weekend took the wraps off one of its locally assembled Hyundai models at an interactive session with local automobile media in Lagos. The Grand base model is priced under N2 million.

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Our lingering pain, family of slain nursing mother

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Leonard...Deceased’s husband  and Makochukwu...Deceased’s son

ELABORATE preparations had been in top gear for the dedication ceremony of Mrs Loricia Onunkwo’s two months old child. But in an ugly twist of fate, the event scheduled to take place on Sunday November 9 at the Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church Fadama Mada parish, will never hold as the Bauchi-based Igbo business woman will not be there to experience the joy she had so much looked forward to. Rather, the Onunkwo family are today mourning the tragedy of the brutal killing of Loricia by unknown gun men. It is a nightmare that has refused to go away.

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Mystery girl converted me from Christianity to Islam — Ogoni man in Abuja

  /   in Metro 12:23 am   /   Comments

Barry...claims mysterious convertion

The emergence of radical evangelism in Christianity and Islam, aimed at sustaining the membership or winning new recruits, has generated some problems within and between religions.

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Lagos: Did they know it’s horn-free day?

  /   in Metro 12:10 am   /   Comments

*Old Oshodi

WEDNESDAY October 15, 2014 was observed as a horn-free day in Lagos State. Although this inaugural exercise recorded limited success, October 15 every year is now to be observed as a horn-free day in the state.

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Touching tales of Boko Haram victims in Adamawa

  /   in Metro 12:27 am   /   Comments

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Rukayyat is one of the numerous persons displaced from their homes as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North Eastern part of Nigeria.

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Lagos: Horn-free day of mixed feelings

  /   in Metro 12:12 am   /   Comments

*Danfo buses in Lagos...can they be phased out?

By Bose Adelaja & Augustina Anyaegbu Today October 15, 2014 is to be oberved as a horn-free day in Lagos State. And barring any change in policy, October 15 every year will continue to be observed as such. According to a release by the state government, on this day motorists are expected to comply with

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Horn-Free-Day: Mixed feelings as Lagos moves to tackle noise pollution

  /   in Metro 12:24 am   /   Comments

*Old Oshodi

Mixed feelings have continued to trail efforts of the Lagos State Government to tackle the menace of noise pollution in the metropolis, whose population is put at 21 million.

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Torrent of tears as Ibadan tanker fire victims count losses

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Victims of a fuel tanker explosion at Molete in Ibadan, Oyo State which claimed about 15 lives and left several others severely injured last Saturday have been counting their losses since the unfortunate incident happened.

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Truck drivers turn Amuwo-Ago link road into new death trap

  /   in Metro 12:12 am   /   Comments

Illegal parking of trailers along the Apple Junction along Okota Festac road Lagos.PHOTO;BY AKEEM SALAU

Users of the Amuwo-Ago link road have called on Lagos State governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola to urgently arrest the menace of articulated truck drivers who have turned the road into the latest death trap in the state, by indiscriminately parking on both sides of the road.

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Outcry, tension over killing of two teenage girls by Fulani herdsmen

  /   in Metro 12:23 am   /   Comments

*Some displaced persons moving to new locations

JUST when people of Benue State started breathing a sigh of relief from the protracted farmers/ Fulani herdsmen crises that have claimed several lives and property worth millions of Naira, the entire state was few days ago thrown into deep shock over the heinous killing of two teenage girls by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

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Panic in Lagos community over mysterious death of widow, 4 children

  /   in Metro 12:32 am   /   Comments

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October 1,2014 was supposed to be a day of joy, being the 54th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence and the first day of the month. But for residents of Itamaga in the Ikorodu axis of Lagos State, it turned out to be a very tragic day that would not be forgotten in a hurry.

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Save us from hoodlums: Fire fighters cry out

  /   in Metro 2:05 am   /   Comments

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What happens when you receive and respond to a distress call, but end up getting attacked by hoodlums who pretend to offer assistance to the victims, loot personal effects at the scene and leave you with varying degrees of injuries?

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BRT vandalism: Army, LASTMA, LAGBUS disagree at Tribunal

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AS the tribunal of inquiry into the road accident and subsequent arson and vandalism of Bus Rapid Transit, BRT continues its public hearing, the Nigerian Army, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA and LAGBUS Asset Management have disagreed over what transpired before, on July 4, 2014 and thereafter

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Epidemic looms as excreta takes over Obalende

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OBALENDE is a densely populated neighbourhood of Lagos, located on Lagos Island. The area houses many important federal government edifices such as former seat of the Federal Military Government, the Dodan Barracks, before its relocation to Abuja.

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116, 000 IDPs in Yobe get N500million relief items

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DISPLACED—Some Internally Displaced Persons (Idps) during the visit of Gov Kashim Shettima of Borno State to their camp in Maiduguri, weekend. Photo: NAN.

Relief has come the way of about 116, 000 internally displaced persons in Yobe State with the approval of the distribution of items worth N500 million by President Goodluck Jonathan in continuation of humanitarian assistance to victims of insurgency in the North East part of the country. The relief was channelled through the Presidential Committee on Relief Procurement and Distribution.

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