Sunday November 23rd, 2014
Sunday November 23rd, 2014
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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

  /   in Metro 10:00 pm   /   Comments

*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

  /   in Metro 6:45 pm   /   Comments

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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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Lagosians take stock over black Friday gridlock

  /   in Metro 6:59 pm   /   Comments

Traffic Gridlock at Mile 2 Bus Stop Along Oshodi Apapa Expressway Lagos.Photo By Akeem Salau.

THE traffic gridlock across Lagos on the eve of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration last Friday was unprecedented, as it paralyed commercial activities in the metropolis and neighbouring states.

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Seven-Yr-Old’s Distress Cry: ‘Help me with N3m or I die’

  /   in Metro 12:49 am   /   Comments

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Childbirth is the most fantastic experience a mother can have. That is not to say a pregnancy that has progressed without hitches cannot give way to complications during delivery.

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A university’s red carpet for Oshiomhole

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September 29 will remain a memorable day for Professor Cordelia Agbebaku, Vice Chancellor, the staff and students of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State (AAU) when Governor Adams Oshiomhole visited the institution

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Catholic Knights of St. Mulumba rally against abortion

  /   in Metro 9:15 pm   /   Comments

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Towards creating awareness on the sanctity of human life even in the womb, and stop increasing incidences of abortion, the Family and Human Life Unit of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos and Knights of Saint Mulumba, Lagos Metropolitan Council held a pro-life vigil under the theme: ‘The Family: Fountain of Life,’ at the Archdiocesan Marian Shrine, Maryland, Lagos. This is the fourth year the vigil will hold.

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Uneasy calm in Enugu community over royal stool

  /   in Metro 12:07 am   /   Comments

•Chief Ozioko George Asadu

An uneasy calm pervades the Ihe/Owerre autonomous community in Nsukka Local Government Area, Enugu State following the election of the community’s traditional ruler. The tension-packed election which was held on August 29, 2014 at Umunkaka Town hall, was supervised by the Enugu State Ministry of Chieftaincy Matters.

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How 58 lock-up shops, 108 vehicles were razed at Owode Onirin market

  /   in Metro 12:12 am   /   Comments

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Owodewhich literally means ‘’Money has arrived”, is a popular name in Lagos. Which is why we have Owode-Elede, Owode- Ibeshe and Owode-Onirin noted for being centres of commerce. Owode-Onirin is the most popular owing to its market stretch.

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Proposed ban of pomo: Traders, consumers dare government

  /   in Metro 12:19 am   /   Comments

PONMO

A RECENTLY proposed ban on the sale and consumption of hides and skin popularly known as Pomo appears to have unsettled traders and consumers of the product who have vowed to resist any move to outlaw their cherished delicacy.

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Julius Berger repairs Ajegunle link road abandoned for 14 yrs

  /   in Metro 3:19 am   /   Comments

Ajegunle link road (After Repair)

After several campaigns by Vanguard to draw the attention of the Lagos State Government to the deplorable state of the road which links the popular ghetto community, Ajegunle to the ever-busy Oshodi/Apapa expressway, residents, Sunday, heaved sigh of relief as construction giant, Julius Berger, JB, Plc commenced repairs on the road. The road was abandoned for at least 14 years.

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