Thursday October 30th, 2014
Thursday October 30th, 2014
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Women seek lasting peace in Plateau

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Able-bodied and disabled women from different religious and ethnic backgrounds in Plateau State gathered in Jos, the State capital, to brainstorm on ways of improving on the prevailing fragile peace in the State.

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Looming epidemic: 300 corps members storm street to evacuate heaps of refuse

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*Once upon a time: Open defecation in Bauchi

Residents of Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, are presently alarmed at the growing heaps of refuse at strategic locations in the metropolis. In fact, there has been fear that an epidemic could break out on account of this, a reason for which last saturday, corps members numbering over 300 stormed Goddy Ogbaga Avenue, Abakaliki to evacuate refuse from different dump sites there.

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Building Agency raises alarm over Lagos police barracks

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Iponri-barrack

THE Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA, has raised an alarm over what it described as the poor state of buildings in Police barracks in the state

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Dearth of qualified English, Maths teachers hit Lagos schools

  /   in Metro 9:10 pm   /   Comments

Please do not disturb!.... Open air class study in progress

THE National Union of Teachers, NUT Lagos State, has raised an alarm over shortage of qualified English language and Mathematics teachers in state owned secondary schools.

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From beggar to civil servant: Story of a physically-challenged street sweeper

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Saheed Gbadamosi... honoured for outstanding performance.

It was a wet Saturday afternoon, after heavy downpour. Two unrelated events were simultaneously going on not far from each other in Lagos Island. First is the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, state rally where President Goodluck Jonathan and the leadership of the party were addressing party members at the Tafawa Balewa Square, TBS.

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Travails of an octogenarian

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*Elder Onyegbula in his palm plantation

Elder Bernard A. Onyegbula of Umuoyima village, Owerri Municipal, is definitely not a happy man. He is completely heartbroken and he readily tells it to whoever cares to listen.

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Synagogue building collapse: Church, govt in ding-dong

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TB Joshua-Synagogue Church

AS Lagos State Government continues preliminary investigation into the immediate and remote cause(s) of the collapsed six-storey Guest House of the Synagogue Church of all Nations, SCOAN, there is anxiety in the polity on whether or not the right thing will be done.

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Ugborodo crisis: How my men got injured – Navy Commander

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When news broke September 7 that two naval personnel of the Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS, Delta were injured in a brush with edgy youths in volatile Aruton (Ode-Ugborodo), the ancestral home to the Ugborodo people of Warri South West Area of Delta State, authorities at the Warri Naval Base were initially reluctant to explain what led to the situation.

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Anger as INEC’s computer bug de-registers Ika South voters

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INEC ON EKITI: From left— Professor Attahiru Jega, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC; Mr. Clement Nwankwo, Executive Director, Policy and Legal  Advocacy Centre, and Mr. Anyakwee Nsrimovu, Executive Director, Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, during a meeting with civil society on Ekiti State governorship election in Abuja, yesterday. PHOTO: Gbemiga Olamikan.

Failure by the National Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, to distribute Permanent Voters Cards, PVC, to duly registered voters in Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State during its nationwide exercise between August 20 and 25 has turned a major cause for unrest in Agbor, the council headquarters.

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Lagos has 300m gallons of water deficit per day — LSWC boss

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Lagos residents at a public water supply point

THE Lagos State Water Corporation, LSWC, has said that it has water deficit of about 300 million gallons per day.

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Stray animals take over Lagos roads

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Stray-cows

Vehicles were expected to move with little or no hindrances on Lagos roads. But experienced drivers will tell you that late night driving is becoming extremely dangerous in this megacity. Why? Many roads in Lagos have again been taken over by stray animals. The animals range from pets like cats and dogs to domesticated ones like goats, chicken and rams.

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Erosion: Residents seek repair of Abule Eko road

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Abule-Eko-road

SOME road users in Lagos have appealed to the state government to construct the Abule Eko road in Igbopa, Ijede Local Council Development Area, cut off by erosion.
The residents, in separate interviews, told the News Agency of Nigeria, that the road was a major link route that deserved government attention

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Festering trouble in Anambra over Anglican Church demolition

  /   in Metro 12:04 am   /   Comments

anglican-demolition

IT has been claims and counter claims over the rightful owner of the parcel of land housing the Oyolu Eze Primary School and Ebenezer Anglican Church in Nkwelle Ezunaka, Oyi local government area of Anambra State. Residents of the area woke up last month to discover that the church built inside the school had been demolished by unknown persons.

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Edo community disowns ‘monarch’

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Mr. Enye Richard

Stakeholders in Esan South-East Local Government Area of Edo State have cautioned Christopher Ike Kebordin to stop telling the world that he is the traditional ruler of Illushi Kingdom. They also took exception to some of the statements credited to Kebordih in an interview he granted Sunday Vanguard on August 3, 2014.

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How I was tortured by STF members over missing gun —27-yr-old welder

  /   in Metro 12:15 am   /   Comments

Solomon

Solomon Gyang, a native of Foron in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State has many reasons to be grateful to God.

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Lagos State Broke: As Works Corporation abandons Iyana-Ejigbo road

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Iyana-Ejigbo residents lament fate

Users of Ejigbo Ikotun road including residents of Ejigbo Local Council Development Area, LCDA, and by extension the old Alimosho Local Government Area, will have to wait indefinitely for relief to come their way as government agency handling the re-construction of the deplorable Iyana-Ejigbo road, the Lagos State Public Works Corporation, LSPWC, has stopped work.

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Mile 12-Ikorodu road: Residents table fresh demands

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AGO-BAD-ROAD-new

As the Lagos metropolitan Area Transport Authority, LAMATA, the agency handling the ongoing expansion works on the Mile 12-Ikorodu road and the Chinese Civil Engineering and Construction Corporation, CCECC are striving hard to handover the road at the end of the year, residents have dumped their previous demands for new ones.

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Licensing Law: Lagos goes tough with 1,328 hotels, others

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Eko-hotel

THE Lagos state government will soon resume legal action against hotels operating in the state in contravention of the Hotel Licensing law.

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Lagos, the mega-city grappling with inadequate potable water

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Bottled Water

For several decades, improved access to portable water, especially in mega cities has been a major concern for governments in the world over.

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In Niger, the dead draw salaries — SSG

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Alhaji Hamidu Kadi-Kuta

Alhaji Hamidu Kadi-Kuta was appointed Head of Service, Niger State about three months ago. He was Chief of Protocol during the immediate past administration. He also served as Permanent Secretary in some ministries

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Residents lament police, Okada riders’ face-off in Mushin

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*File Photo okada riders

The face-off between Policemen and commercial motorcyclists in Mushin area of Lagos is adversely affecting commuters and traders who have appealed to the government to tactically settle the rift.

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The blind see again in Niger community, courtesy of corps member

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Abuchi-pix

A journey to Abuchi Padama Community in Suleja Area Council, of Niger State is certainly not for the faint-hearted.

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FRSC records 513 accidents in three weeks

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Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC, has disclosed that it recorded a number of 513 road accidents which occurred within August 11 and 31, this year, out of which it said, 224 was as a result of over speeding.

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The blind see again in Niger community, courtesy of corps member

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*The medical and NYSC team flanked by beneficiaries of the Niger Save Sight Project.

A journey to Abuchi Padama Community in Suleja Area Council, of Niger State is certainly not for the faint-hearted.

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‘Why no end in sight to Lagos unnerving traffic’

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Prince Bisi Yusuf is a member, Lagos State House of Assembly and also Chairman, Committee on Transport, Commerce and Industry of the House. In this interview, he explains why Lagos State may not overcome traffic jam.

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Dam OF Death: Kaduna threatens Abuja water supply

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Gurara-dam

About 20 Kaduna communities are set for a showdown with the Federal Government for failing to fulfil its promise after being removed from their ancestral land on which the N60 billion Gurara Water Intake Dam was built

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A heart failure and the journalist died

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When she came to the premises of the Bauchi Radio Corporation, BRC, on August 6, 2014 to carry out her usual official duties of the day, there was no premonition that it would be her last day on earth.

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Policemen/Okada riders’ clashes: Lagos residents cry out

  /   in Metro 12:52 am   /   Comments

A Policeman seizing a motorcycle from the owner, in Lagos.

Clashes between policemen and commercial motorcyclists popularly called Okada riders are as common in Lagos as traffic jams. More often than not, such clashes have led to injuries and death of innocent residents, especially commuters.

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Impeachment saga rocks Lagos council

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Entrance to the Ikosi-Isheri LCDA

AS the general elections draw close, Lagos state has started witnessing some developments which were hitherto considered alien to the Centre of Excellence
The state controlled by the All Progressives Congress, APC, does not pretend over its exercising firm grip over its 20 Local Government Areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas.

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The Customs officers, LASTMA face-off at Mile 2

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File Photo

CRISIS erupted at the Mile 2 office of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA ( Zone 22) at the weekend, when some officials of the Nigeria Customs launched an attack on men of the agency, vandalized four vehicles and destroyed valuables within the LASTMA premises.

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Devastated by flood, Abuja residents cry out

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*Community sacked by flood in Bauchi. INSET: Motorcycles and tricycles wading through a flooded road

Residents of Trademore Estate, Lugbe, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja are still counting their losses after they were held hostage for hours by a rampaging flood that over ran the estate recently. The flood, occasioned by a heavy downpour in Abuja, covered over 60 houses. Also affected was a Catholic Church still under construction, which was pulled down by the heavy flood.

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Spirit of Lagos calls for entries for songs competition

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As part of efforts aimed at changing the mindset of Lagos State residents towards their environment, public infrastructure and their fellow man, among others, the Spirit of Lagos, SOL, has invited Lagos residents to participate in a song competition to select a theme song that will resonate with Lagosians and promote the ideals of Lagos State.

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