Sunday October 26th, 2014
Sunday October 26th, 2014
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How real are T.B Joshua’s miracles?

  /   in Special Report 12:28 am   /   Comments

TB Joshua

If the adage, ‘good wine needs no bush’ is anything to go by, then the crowd at Synagogue of All Nations may not just be ordinary spectators. They come with a load of problems seeking one form of miracles or the other.
Miracles were parts of the ministries of Moses, Elijah, Elisha, and of course, Jesus and the apostles. Their miracles primarily served the purpose of confirming their message as being from God.

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Egypt Air Saga: It’s time our govt stood up for us, Joshua’s mother cries to FG

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Favour Anirejuoritse Gbenebichie and her son

A 17 year old Nigerian medical student, Joshua Kunle Abdulazeez, returning to school in Ukraine, recently gave an account of how he nearly died at the hands of Egypt Air officials who wrongly routed him to Moldova, never gave him food for days, treated him like a criminal, calling Nigerians bloody people before deporting him back to Lagos. In a chat with Saturday Vanguard, the boy’s mother, Madam Favour Anirejuoritse Gbenebichie expresses anger and disappointment at the inhuman treatment meted out on her son by Egypt Air for no fault of his and what should be done to forestall a re-occurrence.

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What people do in the name of God

  /   in Special Report 7:50 pm   /   Comments

Fake-pastor

She wanted him to know that she cared for him. She also didn’t want anything to stand in their way to the altar and so she worked to make him strong and unwavering. But she feared that if Michael adhered to the advice of some people around him he could change his mind about their marriage. And one way to get things done was to lure him to a seer, a prophetess of some sort who would guide them and probably make sure he ignored all distractions that could threaten their planned marriage.

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We gave out 121 babies to childless couples — Adebayo

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Adebayo...passionate about the underprivileged

Mr Ganiyu Tunji Adebayo made his name in the aviation sector where he rose to become the first indegenous General Manager of the National Aviation Handling Company of Nigeria (NAHCO) and building it to a firm worth a billion dollars. Now in retirement, Adebayo continues to serve humanity through Tunji Adebayo Foundation. The philanthropist speaks on the Foundation which clocked 10 on August 17 while the anniversary will be celebrated on September 26

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Polling Units’ Allocation: Jega’s northern agenda finally uncovered!

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Anambra Supplementary Election: INEC Chairman Prof. Attahiru  Jega addressing pressmen , announcing November 30 for Supplementary election at  Anambra State  while National Commissioner Lawrence Nwuruku looks on in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

In this piece, which is a continuation of the national service to ensure that Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and its national chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, do not surreptitiously engender a policy that deliberately hands numerical superiority of Polling Units, PUs, which Nigeria’s Supreme Court described as “roots which nourish the whole electoral process”, to the North, further investigations have uncovered the details of the warped allocation process.

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Controversy over Igbo Origin: ‘We have proof that Umueri is the cradle of Ndigbo’

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Igbo-men

The debate over the true origin of the Igbo continued recently when two communities laid claims to being the progenitors. Now, the professionals of Umueri extraction in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State, under the auspices of Greater Umueri Liberation Forum, GULF, debunked the claims by Nri & Aguleri, saying their town was the ancient Igbo settlement in Omambala valley.

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Scotland: Salmond Almost Changed The Face of UK

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Salmond

It all started as a joke, when in mid 2000s Alex Salmond, Scotland’s First Minister brought up again the idea of a Scottish Independence. Although this has always been Salmond’s desire, it was around this time that it really gained momentum. All over Scotland, it was a common knowledge that independence was the propelling “wind” behind Salmond’s existence. It was a badly kept secret of his.

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National Assembly to probe Egypt Air for dehumanising Nigerian student, tearing his passport

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JOSHUA KUNLE ABDUL-AZEEZ

CHAIRMAN House Committee on Diaspora, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has vowed to get to the roots of how a 17- year- old Nigerian medical student based in Ukraine, Master Joshua Kunle Abdulazeez was wrongfully deported and dehumanised by the Egyptian authorities last August.

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Synagogue Church: After the tragedy

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TB Joshua-Synagogue Church

After the ever bubbling Synagogue Church of all Nations, SCOAN, was dramatically thrown into a simmering confusion as a result of the collapse of the Church’s foreign guest house building where more than 80 people have been reportedly killed, people from far and near have continued to throng the place to see the extent of the damage.

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Do we have a govt? Egypt Air must be brought to book, Nigerians react

  /   in Special Report 11:01 pm   /   Comments

Mrs Stella, Kelly Obele Hassan, Ernest Egweji,Dr Ayo Shonde and Rev Tope Popoola

A Nigerian medical student returning to school in Ukraine recently recounted his ordeal at the hands of Egypt Air officials who wrongly flew him to another country, kept him in seclusion for three days without food, tore his passport and deported him back to Nigeria. Saturday Vanguard sought the view of members of the public on what the position of the Nigerian government should be on the issue.

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Aviation stakeholders want Egypt Air sanctioned for barbaric actions on Nigerian student

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JOSHUA KUNLE ABDUL-AZEEZ

Aviation stakeholders have reacted angrily to the maltreatment of a Nigerian passenger, Master Kunle AbdulAzeez, by Egypt Air. Abdul Azeez bought an Egypt Air ticket on his way back to school in Ukraine and was wrongly routed and given wrong country destination code by the airline

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The Nigerian equation and the imperative of national ideology (2)

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Nigeria's infrastructures

TO have political power is to guarantee the empowerment of the people for leadership position. Certainly, we failed to use it to train others within and outside the region to acquire and profitably use political power for holistic development of the entire country. We should have used our political power to identify, recruit and empower the powerless Nigerians in any part of the Country for political leadership.

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Scottish vote, options for Bakassi people

  /   in Special Report 9:06 pm   /   Comments

UNITED KINGDOM, Rosyth : In this Ministry of Defence handout picture Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh (L) in a ship naming ceremony conducted at Rosyth Dockyard in Rosyth, Scotland on July 4, 2014. Queen Elizabeth II smashed a bottle of whisky against Britain's biggest warship as she gave her name to the new aircraft carrier at a ceremony in Scotland.

WHEN Britain and its allies supported Nigeria to concede the Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon based on the 1914 Ango-German treaty, one would expected that it would easily consent to the demands by the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) for an independent Scotland

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Electricity: The power to zero transformation

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electricity-NIGERIA

THE power supply around Lagos is particularly worrisome. From time to time, there have been pockets of protests over epileptic supply or outright outages within the Lagos area. Often, protesters moved in droves from one street to the other in the areas affected, carrying placards expressing the problems and the challenges to their businesses. Lagos is not the only state where power outage or poor supply is enshrined.

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Politicisation of Boko Haram insurgency, bane of Nigeria’s anti-terror fight (3)

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President Goodluck Jonathan (centre) inspecting parade during the Nigerian Army Day Celebration in Abuja On Saturday (6/7/13)

THE Boko Haram crisis and GEJ security spending spree: One salient, yet under-reported and under-discussed issue is the incredible amount of Nigeria’s national income being expended, by the President Jonathan administration purportedly on combating Boko Haram in the last five years (since 2010). I will share the mind-boggling figures with you.

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Wages of Impunity, By Wole Soyinka

  /   in Remembering Adadevoh, Special Report, Viewpoint 10:13 am   /   Comments

Soyinka

The dancing obscenity of Shekau and his gang of psychopaths and child abductors, taunting the world, mocking the BRING BACK OUR GIRLS campaign on internet, finally met its match in Nigeria to inaugurate the week of September 11 – most appropriately. Shekau’s danse macabre was surpassed by the unfurling of a political campaign banner that defiled an entry point into Nigeria’s capital of Abuja. That banner read: BRING BACK JONATHAN 2015.

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Exclusive Video: See the collapse of Synagogue building

  /   in News, Special Report 3:53 pm   /   Comments

The site of the collapsed building at the Synagogue Church, Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos.

See the footage as captured by security cameras of the moment before the guest-house collapsed at the Synagogue Church, Friday, last week where atleast 40 people were confirmed dead.

Vanguard gathered that this footage was edited for broadcast by Emmanuel TV and shown by Prophet T.B. Joshua to his congregation during service on Sunday 14th April 2014.

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I am not an ethnic jingoist — INEC boss

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Clark, Jega  and Ekwueme

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, last Wednesday, addressed the media on the Commission’s controversial proposal to create 30,000 additional polling units across the country. He answered questions from reporters who attended the briefing. Below are excerpts of the question and answer session.

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Polling Units’ Scandal: Jega’s theory and the dangers ahead

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Anambra Supplementary Election: INEC Chairman Prof. Attahiru  Jega addressing pressmen , announcing November 30 for Supplementary election at  Anambra State  while National Commissioner Lawrence Nwuruku looks on in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

The attempt, last Wednesday, by Professor Attahiru Jega, National Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to explain away the inherent incongruity in allocating Polling Units, PUs, to states of the federation with less probability of having more voting population, an exercise that should have been carried out relying on field data, only served to further pour cold water on the Chairman of Nigeria’s election management body.

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How risky surgery enabled me walk again— Ayo Adewemimo, 17-year-old sickle cell patient

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Ayo-sickle-cell

Ayo Adewemimo is not your regular kind of teenager. He is not the typical 17-year-old adolescent that relishes boyish acts such as playing hooky from school or indulging in a three-a-side football game on a cold, wet afternoon. And perish any thought of hoping to observe Ayo having the time of his life at an all-night party or sneaking out for a joyride in the family car. Young Ayo just isn’t the outgoing type.

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The metal bird lands in Jigawa

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Lamido-airport

The people started taking vantage positions as early as 7am for an event slated for 3pm that luminous Saturday. They came in droves. Some emerged through footpaths traversing the Sahel forests; others alighted from exotic limousines, decorated buses and cars while many others, including women and children, trooped into the arena by foot but in ecstasy

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Horror: Egypt Air wrongly flew me to another country, tore my passport, locked me up

  /   in Special Report 10:30 am   /   Comments

JOSHUA KUNLE ABDUL-AZEEZ

A Nigerian medical student returning to school in Ukraine tells the story of how he nearly died at the hands of Egypt Air officials who wrongly routed him to Moldova, never gave him food for days and called him bloody Nigerian before deporting him back to Lagos

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Politicisation of Boko Haram insurgency, bane of Nigeria’s anti-terror fight (2)

  /   in Politics, Special Report, Viewpoint 9:46 pm   /   Comments

Abubakar Shekau

This is where things started to fall apart between Boko Haram and politicians/government officials in Borno State. Available reports point to some sort of disagreement between the group and some politicians following the 2007 elections (e.g. over monthly stipends payable to the group). This was followed by recurring clashes between Boko Haram members and the local police, especially over police harassment and arrest of Boko Haram members.

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Politicisation of Boko Haram insurgency, bane of Nigeria’s anti-terror fight by Lai Mohammed

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Alh. Lai Mohammed

SINCE the formation of our party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, our political opponents have strenuously tried (but failed) to misinform Nigerians and the international community that the APC is linked to Boko Haram, claiming ‘our actions, utterances and body language’ support or sympathise with Boko Haram.

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The weird world of teenage cultists!

  /   in Special Report 12:36 am   /   Comments

*Suspected cultists paraded in the community

Cultism is one of the major problems confronting Edo State and, of course, any Commissioner of Police posted to the state. The rate at which youths in the state, particularly in Benin-City, “blend” into different cult groups is so worrisome to law enforcement agents who try to stop them, some times during initiations, at the late hours of the night.

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Chibok: New orientation for the girl-child to escape terrorists

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A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released a new video on claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing.

For almost five years, the security situation, especially in northern Nigeria, has been a source of concern to government and residents.

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‘Our killer-flood story’

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

When houses are built on the waterway, they tend to replace the natural surfaces that store rainwater with hard, impervious surfaces thereby diverting water and pollution away from the creeks or sewers. As a result, community growth can lead to higher levels of contaminated runoff, impaired water channels, degraded wildlife habitat thus causing uncontrolled sewage overflows

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‘How C-River became the home of national teams’

  /   in Special Report 8:32 pm   /   Comments

Patrick-Ugbe

Ahead of this weekend’s 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifier between Nigeria and Congo at the U.J Esuene Stadium, Calabar, Honourable Patrick Ugbe, Cross River State Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, spoke on how the foremost tourism capital of the country has transformed to the nation’s sport-particularly football- capital

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Matrimonial Hurdles (1 ) : Marriage in Igbo land separates ‘the boys from the men’

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*The fanfare of `a hole in the pocket’

There have been worries in many families in Igbo land when male children fail to get married when they are due. Often times, men as old as 40 remain unmarried, not because they do not want to be married, but because they lack the resources to do so.

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More men having sex with children

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*The victim on her matriculation day

T here was pandemonium one afternoon at No. 9 Awofodu Street, Pedro, Lagos. Mama Nonso could not be consoled. She was screaming on top of her voice. It was not the scream of fright; it was an angry sound of a female animal whose young has fallen into the hands of a predator.

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Sex abuse: Victims recount ordeals at homes, schools and offices

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sex1

Stella Maris was sixteen years when she got admission into the University to study Economics. She was a very brilliant student and made the best WAEC result in the secondary school she attended. A day before she moved into the University campus, her father took her on a shopping spree and she had fun purchasing all she ever wanted and even those things she never dreamt she could have. Her father spent a fortune on her and she went home a happy girl in preparation for moving into the campus the next day.

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Ebola: Nation’s land borders remain porous — Vanguard Investigations

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A seller of bananas walks past a slogan painted on a wall reading "Ebola" in Monrovia on August 31, 2014. Liberia on August 30, 2014 said it would deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa was under control. AFP PHOTO

Efforts by Nigeria to contain the out-break of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in the country, may come to nought as Vanguard investigations revealed that peoples move seamlessly through the nation’s land borders without screening for EVD.

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