Out of 9,036 Nigerians in Germany illegally, 121 are in prison, says Amb. Tuggar

In the last couple of years, economic activities between Nigeria and Germany have received a boost with the increasing interactions between businesses across both countries. I’m this interview with ONWUKA NZESHI Nigeria’s Ambassador to Germany, His Excellency Yusuf Maitama Tuggar speaks about the boom of economic, cultural and political exchanges between the two continental power houses has just begun   How long have you been Nigeria’s Ambassador to Germany?   One year and eight months. What has been your experience? Well, it’s been a learning experience and for me. It…

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Harvest of blessings in Alor

  Alor community in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State is known for it’s mastery in the sale of Abada made in Holland fabric in the South East geopolitical zone. Make no mistake about it, the textile business has produced accomplished men and women who have cut a niche for themselves in life. “In the days of yore, when the people of Alor described their nativity as ‘Alor London’, little did they know that the prophecy would come to pass, as the community has become a reference point,…

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Missing baby’s corpse, placenta: Dead foetus, placenta can return to mother’s womb –Traditionalists

The controversy over the missing baby at the Specialist Hospital, Akure, the Ondo State capital, has deepened as traditionalists disagreed among themselves over the possibilities of a clinically removed foetus to return to mother’s womb. BABATOPE OKEOWO who spoke with various Ifa priests and traditionalist reports   The death of Mrs. Nike Owonidahun, the wife of a Police Corporal attached to the Police Band Section of the Ondo State Police Command, has stoked crisis as the baby and placenta were missing when the family of Femi Owonidahun came to bury…

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Nigeria’s 20 years of civil rule a disaster, says Odumakin

Ahead of the celebration of the nation’s 20 years of uninterrupted democracy in the next one week, Spokesman of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, in this interview with BIYI ADEGOROYE, examines the progress made even as he discusses other national issues   How do you react to the claim of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu that Mieyeti Allah is a socio-cultural group like Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo? It is unfortunate that there is an insidious attempt by the…

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Danger in Lagos over influx of alien Okada riders, others

•Infiltration, big security threat, says security expert   Residents of Lagos State are currently sitting on the edge following the noticeable influx of undocumented alien commercial Okada (motorcycle riders) from Nigeria’s neighbouring countries. Their business activities have been viewed with suspicion, especially as their population is progressively displacing that of the bonafide settlers. CHIJIOKE IREMEKA reports that such development is raising serious eyebrow among Lagos dwellers even as many see it as a security threat     For anyone who has seen where foreign commercial motorcycle (Okada riders), and their…

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Anambra church where the living and the dead worship together

    The multi- million naira St Christopher’s Anglican Church, Onitsha, built inside the old cemetery, was dedicated recently. Like other early churches, St Christopher is located in a site referred to as evil forest, where indigenes threw dead strangers before and after the advent of Christianity in the Niger. Therefore, It was not a surprise that the celebration was with mixed feelings. At the dedication of the worship facility, the Bishop on the Niger, the Right Rev Dr. Owen Nwokolo, went down memory lane to trace the history of…

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Kill stress before stress kills you –Prostitutes tell patrons

‘Kill stress before stress kills you’ is the latest advertorial slogan and business strategy of some bar owners and scarlet of the night, who when called upon while in their parents’ house, supply their sex therapy at the Coded Spot, an open bar with lodging facility located on Lisabi Street, Shomolu, Lagos. They claim that with good sex they help cure stress and depression. CHIJIOKE IREMEKA reports     What has the picture of a semi nude lady got to do with stress? The answer to this could be found…

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Oshiomhole shouldn’t be leading any party –Dr Mohammed

The leadership tussle in the National Assembly has generated a lot of controversies and blame game. In this chat with ONWUKA NZESHI, a former member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Junaid Mohammed examines the trend and warns the ruling party to guard against a repeat of history       What is your reading of the ongoing leadership tussle in the National Assembly? It’s almost a repeat of what happened in 2015. It shows that Nigeria doesn’t have to continue to operate based on the adoption of the so-called…

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My wife has to be drunk before making love with me –Mortuary attendant

In a society like Nigeria, being a mortuary attendant is a great sin; enough reason for one’s choice of damsel to quit a thriving relationship and reject marriage proposal at the mention of mortuary attendant, since many morticians are seen as living ghost, who dine and wine with the dead. CHIJIOKE IREMEKA reports of his experiences with the dead     Spending a day with naked beautiful women and handsome men at the Iyi-Enu General Hospital Morgue, Ogidi, Anambra State, was an experience many would rather not have, but yet…

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Police must be re-organised for improved security, says Senator Alfa

Senator Isaac Alfa represents Kogi East Senatorial District on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview with CHUKWU DAVID in Abuja, he speaks on his motion, seeking to declare Kogi State an oil producing state, which was eventually rejected by the Senate. He also speaks on the need to reorganise the Nigeria Police Force for effective operations while also calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to construct some bridges in his state to link the South East, South-South and the North, for economic and security purposes  …

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