Wednesday April 16th, 2014
Wednesday April 16th, 2014
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Traditional rulers are not getting what is due to them —Lagos traditional prime minister

  /   in Special Report 12:18 am   /   Comments

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We play our role traditionally. There is no interference from government. Let us take it from the grassroots, the community in the local government operates under the state and federal governments. But the community is not just under the local government or even the state and federal governments but also operates under an institution which is traditionally inclined. This is where traditional rulers come in.

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Putin cutting Ukraine to size

  /   in Special Report 9:09 pm   /   Comments

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Russia’s shadow boxing with the United States and its European allies is not about to fizzle away as pro -Russian separatist groups in the eastern regions of Ukraine have opened another scenario for geo-political power play in Eurasia.

The declaration of independence by Donesk and the show of rebellion in Lugansk, Russfied and Kharkiv shows that Ukraine has more headaches to contend with after the Crimea nightmare.

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Largest Economy: Irony of Numbers 

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*Briefing on Result of GDP in Nigeria: Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo –Iweala chatting with Minister of National Planning Amb. Bashiru Yuguda  and Statistician –General of the Federation and CEO of National Bureau of Statistics Dr. Yemi Kale during presentation of Preliminary Results of the Rebased Nominal Gross Domestic Product ( GDP) Estimates from Nigeria 2010 to 2013 held in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

Nigeria is now Africa’s largest economy and the 26th world over. True or false? Saturday Vanguard in this special report tried to get answers from Nigerians
It is a miracle but the reality is lost in its own incredibility.

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Preface to This Conference Must Be Different (2)

  /   in Special Report 12:42 am   /   Comments

President Goodluck Jonathan flanked by Vice President Namadi Sambo and the Conference Chairman, Justice Legbo Kutigi  (4r) while the Speaker TIONAL CONFERENCE House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal (3l); Vice Chairman of the Conference, Prof. Boolaji Akinyemi (3r); Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Aloma Mukhtar (4l) and other dignitaries watched in a group photograph with delegates after the inauguration of the 2014 National Conference of the People of Nigeria at the National Judicial Institute, Airport Road, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida 17/03/2014

DERIVATION principle to be applicable to all revenues, including Value Added Tax (VAT)”.
A revenue allocation formula that takes cognizance of items on first line draw; and shift of items on the Exclusive and Residual list to the Concurrent list.

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US slams Nigeria: Corruption extremely high – Dep. Asst. Secretary of State

  /   in For the record, Special Report 1:17 am   /   Comments

Bisa-Williams

If you ask me, I would say that corruption is extremely high in this country; there is no other polite way to say this.

It is extremely unfortunate, because Nigeria as a country has tremendous intelligent people who do not have to be corrupt, because they have all it takes to be successful. Nigerians are resourceful and they are living in abundance of wealth and to acknowledge the fact that there is corruption in Nigeria is disheartening.

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Okotie-Eboh ordered the arrest of Odunewu and I over Daily Times analysis — Adeleye @ 80

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He showed the vibrancy of a middle aged person. Same could be said about his articulate ideas on life, nationhood, international affairs, among others. These uncommon attributes, displayed by Mr. Adisa Adeleye, in this interview in commemoration of his 80th birthday, left one doubting his age. But mistake should not be made about that. Adeleye was 80 yesterday. While this chat lasted, the economist, journalist and retired multi-national company executive in him, radiated.

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’This is my story’ – Uduaghan

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At the British African Diaspora Conference, the theme of which was, “NIGERIAN ENVIRONMENT, BEYOND POLITICS AND AMALGAMATION, organized by the AFRICAN PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, Delta State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, grabbed his audience and took them through the developmental strides of his administration.

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Traditional rulers are not getting what is due to them – Lagos traditional prime minister

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Chief Tajudeen Gbadesere Eletu, JP (Justice of Peace), is the Eletu Odibo of Lagos and traditional prime minister to the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu 1. Eletu, a white cap chief, is also the head of Akarigbere in the hinterland of Lagos Island, popularly called Isale Eko. In this interview, he speaks about democracy and the traditional institution under democratic government in Nigeria.

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The big manhunt for Edwin Clark’s son’s kidnappers

  /   in Special Report 6:30 pm   /   Comments

Mr. Ebikeme Clark

THE people of Kiagbodo, the country home of former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark, in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, have never witnessed such as far as kidnapping is concerned in the Niger-Delta.

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Scourge of Unemployment

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President  Jonathan and Emeka Nwogu, Minister of Labour and Productivity. while at the  the background job seekers scramble for few job opportunities.

Sixteen years ago when Joseph, now 39, graduated from the University with second class upper, he looked very promising even with his charming skills and the business acumen he had acquired during his undergraduate years in the university.

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Self employment is the only way out – Joseph Modey

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Joseph Modey

Since its inauguration, the National Directorate of Employment, NDE, which was meant to serve as a clearing house to link job seekers, fill vacant positions or provide opportunities for self employment has been combating the scourge of unemployment with a measure of success but yet unemployment level continues to rise.

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UNEMPLOYMENT SCOURGE: Confronting a deadly enemy

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Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, President Goodluck Jonathan and Labour Minister, Emeka Wogu

With about 1.8 million graduates entering into the Nigerian labour market every year, this country is already breeding an army of frustrated, angry, desperate job seekers whose pathetic situation could reach the boiling point required for an explosion that may not be contained anymore by the government.

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The bell is ticking, mass movement is real – Enahoro

  /   in Special Report 7:33 pm   /   Comments

Gani Enahoro

The Vice President, African Veterinary Association, AVA, Dr Gani Enahoro, has warned that the possibility of mass movement is real in the country if urgent steps are not taken to address the growing rate of unemployment.

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Recruitment agencies worsen our plight – Job seekers

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Unemployment, insecurity, harsh economic conditions among others indicate that young graduates in the country are losing out. While unconfirmed statistics indicate that three out of ten graduates in the country are unemployed, some of them have become commercial motorcycle operators and petrol station attendants.

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The orator’s last bow (2)

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NIYI OSUNDARE

THE audience exploded in admiration. Chuks and I were locked in cordial embrace. We both knew my gratitude was beyond words… I have carried that poem with me ever since. Its echo hovered over my consciousness as I composed ‘Birth Day’, one of the poems in Days, my book of poems published in 2007, and that particular poem was dedicated to Chuks Ihekaibeya and memories of ‘Crimson Moments’.

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The orator’s last bow

  /   in Special Report 5:53 pm   /   Comments

NIYI OSUNDARE

NO two acts could have been more dramatic in their tragic coincidence. I was halfway through Biodun Jeyifo’s powerful elegy for Tunde Sawyer, his former classmate at the University of Ibadan (The Nation, Jan. 12), when the obituary notice of yet another highly remarkable UI alumnus popped up in my email box.

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Mystery world of the Abuja ‘mad woman’

  /   in Special Report 12:30 am   /   Comments

*The mad woman’s wares’

Tormenting words common among insane persons show in the character of a black, tall lady who is likely to be in her late twenties. Maria, as she is called, is single with no family; at least nobody claims to be related to her. She lives under a tree situated at a junction on Arab Road, Kubwa, Abuja. She speaks Yoruba and Hausa fluently. She has black pixie hair and displays her wares- second hand clothes and shoes. Wherever she bought the wares from to sell is a story for another day.

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The Crimea referendum and the great betrayal (2)

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He not only dared them but he also sent our troops, under the command of Brigadier-General Tajudeen Olanrewaju, to secure our eastern boarders and to protect our territory from their reckless and open aggression. Force was poised to meet force and the Nigerian nation was mobilised for a full scale territorial war.

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No baby factory has been discovered in Lagos — Lagos PPRO

  /   in Special Report 12:22 am   /   Comments

The pregnant women paraded by DSS, yesterday.

Following reports of increasing rate of baby factories in some parts of the country, the Lagos State police command has debunked claim that baby factories exist in the state.

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Baby factories where teenagers deliver unwanted pregnancies

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For quite some time now, a new wave of making money through selling of new born babies and child trafficking is currently sweeping across parts of the country. The racket of keeping young girls and boys to produce children and then sell to desperate buyers is fast gaining prominence not only in the South-East but also in South West.

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Female lawyer buys baby for N1.5 million

  /   in Special Report 6:22 pm   /   Comments

The lawyer carrying the baby and her friend

A Lawyer from Cameroon, Mrs Ngala Norgu Julia was recently arrested by men of the Cross River State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service for allegedly being in possesion of a one-week old baby girl which she claims she was delivered of by a herbalist at Okitikputa, Onda State.

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Baby factories: We ‘ve made over 200 convictions – Joseph Famakin

  /   in Special Report 1:23 am   /   Comments

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With the proliferation of baby factories and child trafficking in some parts of the country, the Zonal commander National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Lagos zone, Joseph Famakin, opens up on what the agency is doing to curb the scourge of human trafficking and also how members of the public can synergize with the agency to nip the situation in the bud.

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Troubling times for Benin Republic

  /   in Special Report 12:00 am   /   Comments

BENIN Republic, Nigeria’s western neighbour is passing through a quiet turbulence that threatens to blow into full blown anarchy soon. Frustrated citizens of Benin Republic claim that “nothing is working including essential amenities like water, electricity including roads which are now luxuries.” All over the country, there are palpable fears of who would be the next victim as people are arbitrarily arrested and detained.

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GORY DEATH SCENES: ‘Women, children worst hit in Kaduna three-way attacks that killed 119’

  /   in Special Report 12:50 am   /   Comments

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Penultimate Friday night, the full moon shone brightly over Ma’ Sankwai village – a cluster of well spaced compounds with a mix of traditional thatched homes and modern buildings contently nestling on ancient plains occupied for centuries by the Asholio natives.

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The Crimea referendum and the great betrayal

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On Sunday 16th March 2014 a referendum was held in Crimea to determine whether the people of that region will stay in Ukraine or opt to be part of the Russian Federation. This was a positive development that has now made Crimea part of Russia and thereby right the wrongs of 1954.

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National Conference: More questions than answers

  /   in Special Report 2:43 am   /   Comments

President Goodluck Jonathan flanked by Vice President Namadi Sambo and the Conference Chairman, Justice Legbo Kutigi  (4r) while the Speaker TIONAL CONFERENCE House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal (3l); Vice Chairman of the Conference, Prof. Boolaji Akinyemi (3r); Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Aloma Mukhtar (4l) and other dignitaries watched in a group photograph with delegates after the inauguration of the 2014 National Conference of the People of Nigeria at the National Judicial Institute, Airport Road, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida 17/03/2014

AFTER weeks, months and years of shouts, intrigues, calls for the convocation of a National Conference to determine the future of the country, President Goodluck Jonathan as a prelude to the conference, Monday, 7th October, 2013 put in place a 13- member national Dialogue Advisory Committee with Senator Femi Okoruonmu as Chairman.

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Aliko Dangote: A lesson for African entrepreneurs

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Aliko Dangote

“I built a conglomerate and emerged the richest black man in the world in 2008 but it didn’t happen overnight. It took me 30 years to get to where I am today. Youths of today aspire to be like me but they want to achieve it overnight. It’s not going to work. To build a successful business, you must start small and dream big. In the journey of entrepreneurship, tenacity of purpose is supreme.” – Aliko Dangote

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Inside Innoson’s industrial revolution

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Innocent Chukwuma

First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, who calls Mr. Innocent Chukwuma ‘my son’ is obviously not the only proud Nigerian excited about the entrepreneurial skills of the 53 year old Nnewi born billionaire. Just about any Nigerian that would tour any of Chukwuma’s factories in Nnewi, Anambra State or Enugu, Enugu State would show a kindred spirit to a man who has used sheer ingenuity, robust energy and what some associates say unusual honesty, in positioning Nigeria at the threshold of an industrial revolution. Chukwuma in 2011 put Nigeria in the league of vehicle producing countries after his Nnewi factory rolled out the first truly made in Nigeria vehicles.

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From Spare Parts Trader to Motor Giant: The story of Innoson

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Innocent Chukwuma

“A reputation for good judgement, for fair dealing, for truth and for rectitude is, itself fortune” – HARRY WARD BEECHER, quoted by Archbishop JV Obinna in honour of ex-Governor Peter Obi and befitting for Chief Innocent Chukwuma

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Emmanuel Uduaghan’s silent transformation of Delta State

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IT’S difficult to comprehend what the ‘’village boy”, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, who grew up tapping rubber and fishing at Mosogar community, Ethiope-West Local Government Area of Delta State, is doing in the past six years and 10 months at Government House, Asaba, without seeing things yourself. ‘Seeing is believing,’ says an adage.

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How Nollywood came to Asaba — RMD

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The Delta State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr. Richard Mofe-Damijo was until his adventure into government, one of Africa’s leading movie stars. The celebrated actor who first burst into national consciousness in the soap opera, Ripples, won the award for Best Actor in a leading role in the maiden edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2005.

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UDUAGHAN, the calm that defies storms

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THERE are four things about the 59-year-old Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan that have baffled his political associates and foes since he became Governor of Delta State in 2007. The first is the supernatural talisman that follows him like a shadow, his native intelligence, calmness in the face of trouble and bold spirit.

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