Sambisa Forest has not been cleared -Abana

Chairman, Chibok Community in Abuja, Tsambido Hosea Abana is not happy about the abduction of over 200 damsels from his native community of Chibok in Borno State. Although, he is grateful 21 of the girls have been rescued, he is worried that the Federal Government and the security forces were beginning to play politics with the rescue of the missing girls. He spoke with ONWUKA NZESHI As the leader of the Chibok Community in Abuja, how are you feeling three years after the abduction of the girls? Actually, I and…

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Sitting Disease: The new killer on the block

If you are plopped on a bed, couch or chair for too long, you might be risking what is arguably, the most common health problem in America today, sitting disease, which is gradually affecting certain age brackets in Nigeria, especially the elderly ones. The term ‘Sitting Disease’ is not pathological, but coined by the scientific community to referr to metabolic syndrome and the ill- effects of an overtly sedentary lifestyle. However, Sunday Telegraph observes that medical community does not recognise ‘Sitting Disease’ as a diagnosable disease at this time. Researches…

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What we do with dogs, monkeys, dolls – Commercial drivers

An ancient traditional practice of sacrificing live dogs on the altar of Ogun, the god of Iron, by commercial drivers in search of protection is still being practiced today, mainly by truck and commercial bus drivers. CHIJIOKE IREMEKA reports A very experienced driver, who has been a commercial transport driver for over 30 years, Mr. Akinrede Ephraim, who is in his early 60s, said that the practice of deliberately killing dogs with a vehicle for protection against accidents does not work for him. Rather, he believes strongly in drivers praying…

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Hunting dogs discover human parts seller in bush

Dogs on a hunting trip at Ukunu Eziora, Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State yesterday made a macabre find – the den of an alleged human parts’ seller. Information has it that the suspect was engaged as a security guard with the Nnewi Anglican Diocese at its postponed university site in Ozubulu where he allegedly used it as a point to sell and supply human parts to eaters and ritualists. But the Administrative Secretary of Diocese of Nnewi Anglican Communion, owners of the higher institution the suspect…

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I regret not fleeing with my daughter – Mother of Chibok girl

Mrs. Rebecca Samuel, mother of Sarah Samuel, one of the missing Chibok school girls, broke down in tears as she was overwhelmed by emotions during the lecture held to mark the 3rd Anniversary of the kidnap of the chibok girls. Onwuka Nzeshi caught up with her at the foyer of the Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton, and asked her a few questions Where were you at the time your daughter was abducted? I was in Abuja. You mean you have always lived in Abuja? No. I came to Abuja, but it…

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Man who married two wives same day lied -Nigerians

The claim by a Nigerian man who married two wives on same day that he makes love to his two wives four times every night has attracted divergent comments from Nigerians including a Psychiatrist and doctors. CHIJIOKE IREMEKA reports Many Nigerians are of the opinion that it’s not possible for the man who married two wives same day to make love to his wives every night, going two rounds each. They argue that such is possible only if the man has a very high libido. They added that a man…

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Drivers’ mobile madness: I almost drowned in Lagoon

Placing a call on cell phones and sending text messages while driving is a risk, contributing to over one-in-four auto accidents across the country. In Lagos, it’s an offence but many motorists, including the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) officials are now caught in the web of breaching this Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and Lagos Traffic Laws. CHIJIOKE IREMEKA reports The use of cell phones while driving is a contributing factor to over onein- four automobile accidents across the country. A recent study from the National Safety Council…

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I watched warlords kill my father, brother, abduct my sister -Nwaelem

•‘We arrested suspects with human heads and ingredients to cook them’ Thirty-two-year-old Chibueze Nwaelem of Oferekpe Azuofia- Enyigba, Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State cannot hurriedly forget the way his 65-year-old father, Nwaelem Ijebe, and his brother, Innocent Nwaelem, were shot dead in a crisis that broke out between his community and neighbouring Enyibichiri-Alike, Ikwo Local Government Area of the state. He also cannot easily forget how his sister, Odinaka, was abducted during the crisis. His two houses and over 400 houses belonging to the people of his community…

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Yakubu Dogara: It’s impossible to eliminate corruption

In recent months, the National Assembly has been plagued by a chain of controversies as the legislature and the executive engage themselves in a battle of supremacy. However, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, says the perception that the Executive and the Legislature are at loggerheads is incorrect as such frictions were a necessary ingredient of democracy. He spoke with a group of journalists on a wide range of issues including corruption, war on terror and sensitive bills passed or pending in the parliament.…

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