Nigerians demonstrated their disdain for same-sex relationships last week when an angry mob almost lynched seven suspected homosexuals who were brought for trial before Sharia Court 4 in Anguwan Jaki, Bauchi State.Read More →
A visibly weighed down Dr Sunday could not respond when VM asked for his own side of the story. Pressed further, he retorted” I am dizzy and do not need to be disturbed on this issue.”
Meanwhile, the matter has been charged to the Magistrate Court 2, Ikeja. When the case came up for hearing last Friday, Sunday was granted bail with two responsible sureties who must be working and who have evidence of tax clearance Each to the sureties who must have verifiable addresses, was required to deposit N50,000.
On top of the one storey building located at 163, Itire Road, Mushin, Lagos, is a bold inscription ‘’JOSSY-JD LTD, Obstetric and Gynecology.”Read More →
Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, Iku Baba Yeye, on Wednesday, January 14, 2014, clocked 43 years on the throne of the Alaafin of Oyo. How time flies! Time has moved at such a fast pace that one of the Yoruba most revered traditional rulers, during an interaction with Sunday Vanguard, could not understand how the feat of two scores and three that he has been on the throne was achieved. He, however, was certain that, “It is God Almighty; not by my power or effort. I give glory to Him.”Read More →
FOUR months after the registration of Lagos residents was flagged off by Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola, echoes of anguish have continued to trail the exercise which according to the Lagos State Residents Registration Agency, LASRRA Bill, is meant to create a reliable database of all residents in the State.Read More →
A few years ago, Ikorodu was a haven for armed robbers and cultists. The activities of these agents of darkness were so pronounced that residents of the area were thrown into panic and could hardly sleep with their eyes closed.Read More →
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State says the Mobile Court on Environmental offenders in the state will be more active in prosecuting offenders of the state laws on the environment.
The Governor who spoke during his inspection of ongoing projects in the state, said it was nauseating to see some residents turn the drainage channels being constructed into drains for human waste.
Some residents of Oshodi Local Government Area last week, stormed the office of the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, IKEDC, Mafoluku, Oshodi to protest alleged extortion by IKEDC officials and incessant blackout in the area. The protest which lasted several hours paralysed activities in the council area.Read More →
The ban on the operation of commercial motorcycles popularly called Okada by the Niger State Government, has drawn the ire of Democratic Socialist Movement, DSM. A statement signed by DSM’s State Coordinator, Sadare Macaulay described the ban as a deliberate attack on the right of youths and masses to livelihood in Niger State. He alleged that the ban shows the insensitivity of the State government to the plight of the masses.Read More →
The ISHIAGU Enyigba community in Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State has raised an alarm over an alleged undue exploitation of its natural resources by companies and individuals who are operating in the area.
The community which is blessed with diverse natural deposits such as lead, zinc, salt and limestone had made the area an investment haven for companies desirous of exploiting these God-given resources
THOUSANDS of people from the sleepy Eziagu community in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State, last week forcibly closed the Demonstration Secondary School of the Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze (located in the community) for alleged non recognition of the institution by the Federal Government as originally agreed.Read More →
Soon after some over ambitious Nigerian military personnel sacked second republic politicians from office, they were all hounded into various prisons across the nation. It did no matter to the khaki boys if all the politicians were guilty or not. They were all forced to taste the bitter pill of incarceration. But after regaining his freedom, the late first civilian governor of Imo State, Chief Samuel Onunaka Mbakwe, in his usual hilarious but sincere disposition, did not waste time to talk about his prison experience to anybody who cared to listen.Read More →
THE insanity in the ever bustling Oshodi Market in Lagos, popular for cheap goods, a haven for pick pockets, all shades of criminals and perpetual traffic gridlock, was on January 2, 2009, brought to a halt when a Special Taskforce of the Lagos State Ministry of Environment stormed the area and demolished all illegal structures and squatters.Read More →
IN Yamshyi, a small, sleepy community of farmers and rural dwellers in Kaduna State, routine incidences of rape of young girls are commonplace. The abominable act is usually perpetrated by males and other sexual predators under the pretex of assisting the unsuspecting victims to cross the dangerously water logged bridge which is the only bridge linking the settlement with the outside world.Read More →
ELEVEN months ago, Mrs Maureen Falemara, 32, was proudly expecting the arrival of her second child. Maureen who holds a National Diploma, ND, in Marketing from Ondo State Polytechnic, Owo, however had her joy cut short when it was discovered that the baby girl she was delivered of at a private hospital in Agege, was not altogether a normal child. Baby Favour was discovered to have a large ventricular septa defect.Read More →
THE relentless war against criminals in Imo State since the assumption of Mr. Mohammed Musa Katsina to head the State Police Command as Commissioner, has again paid off with the unearthing of fake brewers of all manner of bottled wines and spirits. Some of these fake brewers were traced and picked up from Owerri municipality, Ezinihitte Mbaise and Aba, Abia State. Ordinarily, people would say that Katsina was dabbling into the jurisdiction of the National Agency for Foods, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, but Katsina thinks differently. He fights crime wherever he finds one.Read More →
The number one task of the commission at this time is the digital switch over. All over the world, because of the ITU’s regulation, digital switch over is not only important because it helps to optimize the use of the spectrum which is a scarce commodity, it also offers opportunities for the television to be redefined. It makes the television more interactive and more socially valuable.Read More →
“I want justice to be done on this matter. My son was murdered in cold blood. Whoever did this must face the law, justice must be done. The soldier whom I understand is a Sergeant, Ismaila Adediran must face justice. This is what will satisfy my family”.Read More →
Barely one year ago, the popular Jankara market in the Central Lagos Business District, CBD was gutted by fire arising from a blast which rocked a multi-storey building located on 45, Ojogiwa street, in Idumota. The building which was used as a warehouse for different types of fireworks exploded into flames on December 26, 2012 when a small boy allegedly ignited a firecracker popularly called knockout near building.Read More →
Residents of Charismatic Estate, Igbokuta and Oke-Agbo in Imota Local Council Development Area, Ikorodu are now living in fear following the activities of armed bandits who raided their abode. The robbers who stormed the estate on December 17, succeeded in killing one of the residents while several others were injured.Read More →
Sitting on a mattress, under a mango tree on the land that used to accommodate their house, Sunday Solomon, a teenager, watched over what the family could salvage. Clutching the remote control to their television set, he gazed at the rubbles of their demolished house with the hope that the hand of the clock could be turned back.Read More →
August 1, 2013 is a day that traders at the popular Old Market Road, Odoakpu in Onitsha, Anambra State would not forget in a hurry. Commercial activities had peaked for the day when suddenly, stern looking policemen invaded the market.Read More →
Hopes that failed road linking Ago Palace way and Amuwo Odofin will get the attention of Lagos State government during this dry season has evaporated as the Chinese Construction firm working on the site has pulled out their equipments.Read More →
The 2013 edition of the Rivers State-owned international carnival, CARNIRIV, formally kicked off on Sunday with the children’s version of the carnival called Kids’ Carnival. The kids used the occasion to call for the entrenchment of a culture of environment preservation to engender sustainable national growth.Read More →
Succour has finally come the way of women and children of crisis-ravaged Agatu, Guma, Gwer West local government areas of Benue State who had been abandoned in resettlement and refuge camps across the three affected areas. Hitherto, the affected persons had been abandoned to their fate without proper care and adequate healthcare.Read More →
The Ebonyi State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC recorded a major breakthrough in its operations last week, when a two-year old girl, Gift Adaobi who was allegedly sold by her grandmother (names withheld) was rescued alive. The rescue followed the arrest of four persons suspected to be involved in human trafficking at Nkor junction near Nwenzenyi in the Izzi Local Government Area of the state.Read More →
The Lagos Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, has signed a memorandum of understanding, MoU, with Alkem Nigeria Limited, a private company involved in PET bottles recycling. Speaking at the signing of the pact in Lagos, the Managing Director of LAWMA, Mr.Ola Oresanya, said that the MoU signing signified the formalisation of partnership between the authority andRead More →
The traffic log jam was unnecessary. It stretched to a combined 50-kilometre of roads: From Igando to Ikotun and to Iyana–Ipaja. And the death could have been avoided if necessary tools were available. Unfortunately, we are in a society where government’s effect is felt only before and during elections.Read More →
IT has been a recurring decimal of unrest at Ayetoro-Ibudo, by Itele, Ado-Odo Ota local government of Ogun State leading to the destruction of properties worth millions of Naira and many lives lost. Also, many residents were rendered homeless while others were forced into exile.Read More →
What could have been a tribal war was averted yesterday after an unidentified cart pusher was allegedly pushed into the canal by a tricycle on the Oke Afa bridge at Isolo in Lagos.Read More →
BY the time the 47th Deji of Akureland ascend the throne, maybe next year subject to his choice enjoying popular acceptance, the ancient town would have produced four traditional rulers within a span of 10years.
Indeed tongues are presently wagging over this ugly development in the ancient town.Read More →