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Man battles to keep motherless twins alive after 13 yrs of wrongful imprisonment

With tears dripping down his cheeks, Oluwarotimi Sikiru looked lost. He knelt down as if addressing some audience. “I am appealing to good spirited Nigerians to come to my aid. My suffering has been compounded since going to prison for an offence I did not commit,” Sikiru said. Sikiru was in jail for 13 years as prisoner awaiting trial until February 14, 2003 on trumped-up robbery charge. He remarried after his release as his wife abandoned him during his years in jail.

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PDP and Oyinlola: Upside Down

Last Wednesday the Court of Appeal affirmed Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola the National Secretary of the Bamanga Tukur-led mainstream of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Oyinlola is also the National Secretary of the Kawu Baraje-led faction of the party. Yesterday, the intrigues became more bizarre after the nPDP served notice on Tukur to swear in Oyinlola as National Secretary of the main faction latest by next Monday!

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The many troubles of Nigeria

It has been observed that not much good news have greeted President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan since his return from the Holy Pilgrimage to Israel. The Boko Haram insurgents‘ struck in Bama (Borno) killing about 30 people and also in Maiduguri where an unfortunate groom was among the numerous victims after a wedding ceremony. It is unfortunate to have such bad news when ‘ODUAGATE‘ (coined by the mischievous media to describe the purchase of armored vehicles) is fastly receding into its characteristic Nigerian base.

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Nat. Confab: Disintegration ‘ll be more painful – Mbagwu

Chief Cliff Mbagwu, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), management consultant and chairman of Simeon and Rose Associates, wants Nigerians to embrace the proposed national conference with all their might and shun acts that could dismember the country because having lived together for 100 years, interrelated and inter-mingled the pain of separation would be more severe now than that of remaining together. Rather, he said efforts should be channelled on how to make the union work in a sustainable manner. Excerpts:

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Education Ministry directs varsities to commence re-opening processes

Barely 48 hours after President Goodluck Jonathan engaged the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, in a marathon 13-hour closed door meeting, in a bid to end the union’s four-month old strike, Vanguard gathered, yesterday, that officials of the Federal Ministry of Education have been directed to commence processes for the re-opening of federal universities.

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