Power play and influence leave Ojoto without a king

Seven years after, the people of Ojoto, a prominent community in Idemili South Local Government in Anambra State, continue to wait for a new traditional ruler. OKEGWO KENECHUKWU, in this report, looks at the intrigues that have characterised the process of selecting the Igwe     By nature, every man is said to be a political animal. It is against this backdrop that human beings aspire for one leadership post or the other in the society. There are also those that have to do with government in which people aspire…

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Total disregard, partial compliance greet IGP’s order on roadblocks

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris’ directive that roadblocks be dismantled across the nation has enjoyed partial compliance in some states while total disregard has greeted it in others as our correspondents find out in this report.   KADUNA In Kaduna, apart from the military checkpoints mainly on the outskirt of the city to check travellers coming into the town, police roadblocks are almost non-existent. However there are many makeshift police checkpoints that spring up in all corners of the town mainly in the evenings in addition to the police…

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Ancha killings: I lost 16 relatives but herdsmen wanted to wipe out entire village –Survivor

‘They killed my 2 kids, parents’ Following the recent guerrilla attack on Ancha village of Bassa LGA of Plateau State Saturday Telegraph visited the area to ascertain first-hand the exact nature of the devastation and carnage. The attack, suspected to have been carried out by herdsmen, left the village that fateful night in agony. Mothers ran helter-skelter as they scampered for safety, dragging their helpless children along with them into the bush. While some were shot death while trying to escape the gunshots from the suspected Fulani marauders, others mostly…

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Undergraduate kills mother, dangles her intestines in Edo

Tragedy on Thursday shook residents of Benin, the Edo State capital, when a 22-year-old undergraduate murdered his mother over alleged failure to give him some money. Saturday Telegraph gathered that the deceased, Mrs. Josephine Igbineweka, 55, was killed by her last child identified as Caleb Obasogie in her residence at 31A, Iyamu Street, Off Textile Mill Road, Benin, about 8am. Obasogie was said to have locked himself and his mother in a room in their apartment, stabbed and ripped her stomach with a broken bottle. He was also said to…

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Arms deal: Produce Dasuki to testify in Metuh’s case, Appeal Court orders DSS

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…orders Justice Abang to sign subpoeana   The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, yesterday ordered the Department of State Service to produce the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), before a Federal High Court in Abuja sitting in Abuja to testify in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh. Metuh is standing trial before Justice Okon Abang over alleged receipt of N400 million from the Office of Dasuki who was the then NSA under former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. The said…

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CBN sustains forex supply, injects $308.5m

As part of its ongoing effort to sustain liquidity and stability in the foreign exchange market, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday pumped $308.5million into the market. It will be recalled that the apex bank opened the week with a boost of $195million ahead of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decisions. A total sum of $195million was offered in three segments of the market. In the wholesale Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS), of the inter-bank Foreign Exchange market, it auctioned $100million and also intervened in the Small and Medium…

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Taiwo Ogunjobi: Athlete who died in plane crash

  25 years after military plane crash Emeka Obasi Dead and alive! That is the story of Taiwo Ogunjobi. Major Taiwo Ogunjobi, N/6116, was among the military officers whose brilliant careers were cut short on Saturday September 26, 1992 in the muddy swamps of Isheri-Oshun, near Ejigbo, Lagos. A military Hercules C-130 with about 180 passengers going to Kaduna from Lagos crashed about three minutes after takeoff. Major Ogunjobi was undergoing a course at the Command and Staff College, Jaji when flight NAF 911 ran into trouble. There were no…

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SPINAL CORD INJURY VICTIM: I’m bedridden but my attacker is in the university

Life for a young man, Rasaki Fadeyi, 20, can be said to have almost grinded to a halt since sometime in 2014 when he sustained a spinal cord injury despite not being involved in an auto accident or anything of that sort. Looking totally helpless and overwhelmed when Saturday Telegraph paid him a visit at the family house of his mother’s relative at Ajegunle, in Ota Ogun State, the young man is merely living each day as it comes. Speaking about his travails, the young man, described as a bright…

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My father was a great man –Eze Ndigbo

His Royal Highest, (Dr) Eze Lawrence Nnamdi, Eze Di Oramma II of Alimosho in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State, speaks on his love for his father and other sundry issues in this interview with STANLEY IHEDIGBO What is your relationship with your father who just passed away? I loved my father so much. My father was somebody I could hide anything from. He was a father to all fathers. He had toiled day and night to keep his home. He loved me as well. There are sicknesses associated…

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NIGERIA’S DEMOCRACY and TALES OF MILITARY INVASIONS

With the launch of Operation Python Dance 2 in the South East by the Nigerian Army, and its attendant casualties, the military invasion of the civil populace has become a recurring decimal in annals of Nigeria’s history. This is something that Nigerians had expected to be a forgone conclusion with the return to civil rule in 1999, owing to the fact many had been terrorised and traumatised by the actions of the khaki boys. Before the advent of democracy, it was not unexpected of military personalities to regularly move into…

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