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Battle for ‘forest oil deposit’: 23 bodies recovered, 18 villagers still missing – Akwa Ibom monarch

THERE appears to be no end in sight to the perennial communal war between the Oku Iboku people in Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State and their counterparts in Ikot Offiong in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross Rivers State.The two communities have been at war over boundary for decades.

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Rich or poor, clean or dirty… Bedbugs can give you nightmares

CONTRARY to popular belief that bedbugs are associated with filthy and dirty homes, they are natural companions of people as they feed on human and animal blood. As long as there’s a source of blood available to them, they will happily take up residence in even the most pristine home. Bed bugs don’t care how much money you make. Being poor does not put you at greater risk of bed bugs, and having wealth does not immunize you. They hide wherever they can easily feed on blood and that is why they are brought into the house undetected through luggage, clothing, used beds and couches, and other items.

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Coconut tanker fire: Scavengers take over as angry business owners mourn their losses

FEW days after a tanker fire destroyed goods and property worth several millions of Naira at the Coconut Bus Stop in Olodi Apapa, Ajeromi Ifelodun area of Lagos, most of those affected are still in a daze as they contemplate the bleak prospect of having to start life all over from the scratch. The Sunday night fire which destroyed no fewer than 27 cars among other goods displayed by their owners for sale, was said to have been caused by petrol from a fallen tanker with registration number JTJ 422 YR.

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Osinbajo finally moves

As if he was jolted by the barrage of criticisms that had trailed his docility in the last two weeks, he has started working as the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, in the third week of his presidency in an acting capacity, engaged a different gear. Sunday Vanguard, which has been following his activities since the departure of President Muhammadu Buhari to London on medical vacation on January 19, 2017, brings you the calculated changes spearheaded by Osinbajo.

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Protests: Key issues that sent Nigerians to streets

High cost of living/grinding hunger, harsh economic policies, collapse of the power sector, alleged double standards by government, absence of defined response to recession, crashed value of the naira/volatility in exchange rate, rising unemployment rate, handling of rampaging herdsmen, dysfunctional legal system , slow pace of making decisions and polarisation of Nigeria along ethnic lines

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The legal right of Nigerians to protest against government

By a letter dated 21st May 2003, the All Nigeria Peoples’ Party had requested the Inspector-General of Police to issue police permits to its members to hold unity rallies throughout the country to protest the rigging of the 2003 elections. The request was refused by the police chief without any reason. The ANPP decided to hold the rallies. The first rally which held in Kano on the 22nd of September 2003 which was attended by General Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders of the ANPP was violently disrupted by the police on the ground that the organizers had not obtained a police permit.

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