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‘Snakes are cheaper to keep as pets and security guards than dogs’ 

Three boxes full of poisonous snakes, spiders, millipedes and other reptiles, smuggled from Cameroon and intercepted by the Customs, have been handed to the Department of Forestry and Natural Environment Management of the University of Uyo. The Head of the Depatment, Dr Edem Eniang, a snake expert who took delivery of the reptiles, speaks on the snake business.

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They killed my Chairman in cold blood – Gov. Ortom

For about 48 hours, a tussle between two siblings took its toll on the bustling communities of Ogobia and Ondo on the outskirts of Otukpo, leaving in its wake the death of a retired major and a former state Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Lawrence Ugbo; the Chief Security Officer to Otukpo local government area Chairman, Mr. Christopher Uja, and two others.

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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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