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EROSION: Anibeze community cries out for help

“We are really helpless. I almost lost my life trying to rescue my canoe and fishing nets one early morning when a large section of the land caved into the river,” lamented Lucky Opuana, chairman, Anibeze Community Development Committee, an Isoko community in the Sagbama local government area of Bayelsa State which is also the home town of renowned historian, Prof Obaro Ikime.

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At last, a lifeline for border communities

THE people of Shangev-ya district of Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State recently had cause to smile in appreciation as the Border Communities Development Agency, BCDA, which is an agency set up by the Federal Government primarily to address the neglect of border communities, presented health and medical facilities to the Ada Community Clinic located in the area. This was done during the visit of the Senate Committee on States and Local Government Affairs.

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Growing puzzle on why plane crashed

As Nigerians await experts analysis of the black box recovered from the ill-fated Dana Air Mcdonnell Douglas MD-83 plane that crashed at Iju-Ishaga, Lagos, speculations remain high as to why it crashed. But an eyewitness, Leke Busari, who spoke with Vanguard Metro was convinced that a possible technical fault with the aircraft notwithstanding, the pilot erred in his judgement for failing to take advantage available to him in making a safe emergency landing at the near-by Oke Arin airstrip at Makogun Road, Ishaga.

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Death in the church!

For those who died when a church building under construction in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, collapsed, they woke up on Wednesday, just like any other day but little did they know that the day would be their last and a painful one for others to remember.

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Death too many on East West road

The inherent hazard faced by travellers plying the troubled East-West road which straddled the oil rich states of the Niger Delta again played out itself last week Monday night when a Mitsubishi Gallant car collided with another vehicle, a Honda car on the bridge and plunged into the Okoso river.

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