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Malam Oro Mamman at the Leprosarium. Pix by Wole Mosadomi

Aftermath of ‘dry’ Sallah: Physically challenged lament neglect

The Eid-el-kabir is usually associated with prayers, sacrifice and exchange of gifts mostly from the rich to the less privileged in the society. This has always been the case in Niger State in the past years. People usually look forward to the celebration on account of the raw meat, cooked food and assorted drinks which usually change hands from house to house.

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•Chief  Sylvanus Ohaemesi

2017 election: ‘Anambra North should be allowed to complete mandate’

A group called Anambra North Unity Forum, whose primary aim is to ensure that Anambra North retains power come 2017 gubernatorial election in Anambra State, has emerged. The Chairman of the group, Chief Sylvanus Ohaemesi (Ochudo), in this interview, says the mandate currently enjoyed by Chief Willie Obiano belongs to the people of the area and that his group is prepared to work round the clock to ensure that Anambra North takes the second tenure with or without the incumbent governor.

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CORPSES ABANDONED AS …Calabar families go to war over inheritance

Everywhere you look in Calabar, Cross River State capital, you find estates which have been abandoned due to squabbles over the sharing of inheritance.
The squabbles are sometimes so fierce that machetes and the dreaded charm, Ekpetiaba (kills within five days), are used by desperate members of families to eliminate or subdue siblings in order to take ownership or the lion share of estates.

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