Harvest of fire outbreaks in Delta

    Dominic Adewole   T here was pandemonium on January 6, 2017 when a mysterious fire engulfed office of the former Secretary to the State Government (SSG) of Delta State, Hon. Festus Ovie Agas, located at the Government Reserved Area (GRA), popularly called ‘Core-Area’, Off Cabinet Road, along the popular Okpanam road, in Asaba, the state capital. Residents of the area were in panic until the fire was put out. Fear heightened as the vicinity played host to gigantic houses, belonging to key politicians and high ranking civil servants,…

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Giving their farming life more meaning

    UCHENNA INYA N eigbouring communities in Enugu and Ebonyi including Nenwe, Nara, Obegu, Uduma, Uburu Mburumbu and Ishiagu are predominantly farmers who require good roads to transport their Agricultural produce to their homes and farmers. The people of the communities are also blessed with mineral deposits including granite used in construction of roads. In fact, Ishiagu of Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state is the main supplier of granite to almost all construction sites in the south east zone.     But  bad roads  have continued to…

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Rendered homeless by govt bulldozers

Tony Anichebe     W hile millions around the world are basking in the euphoria of Christmas and New year, residents of Nung Oku in the outskirts of Uyo metropolis in Akwa Ibom State are mourning following the unexpected demolition of their houses by the Akwa Ibom State Government. The destructive equipments and bulldozers were escorted by heavily armed soldiers numbering about forty to the new estate  Nung Oku in Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area which consists of duplexes, bungalows and detached duplexes among other facilities. Gunshots were fired. Hapless…

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Crippled by power outages

Joy Lasisi Power outage has assumed embarrassing dimensions in Nigeria. There are several areas of national life that power outage should never raise its ugly head but alas in Nigeria, it seems power outage for days, has become common. Power outage is actually no longer news in Nigeria, but the case of Itaaji street of Haruna Street, Ogba, area of Lagos is alarming. Residents of this street have been suffering power outage for past three months while their neighboring streets are enjoying what they are denied.     In a…

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Changing trend of kidnappers in Ondo

  Recent activities of kidnappers in Ondo State took a new dimension following the abduction of victims from their residences. Adewale  Momoh writes on the daring moves of the kidnappers and cries of residents     W ith the yuletide celebrations still in the air, residents of Ondo State were ushered into the New Year with the rampaging menace of kidnappers. The activities of gunmen which are currently sending shivers down spines of residents took another alarming dimension few days ago following the abduction of victims from their residences.  A…

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Sorrow, tears trail Obosi market inferno

    Okey Maduforo     They call him G O D, a popular Chairman in Mgbuka Obosi market zone 11, had bid his family fare well hoping to come back home that fateful day.   Little did he know that he would ultimately bid his family at about 1.30am on that Saturday morning when fire razed a section of the Mgbuka Obosi motor spear parts market in Idemili North local government area of Anambra state.     Badam Okonkwo sells food close to the market and her relations have…

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Heading into different housing direction

As more and more Lagos residents continue to express concerns over affordability of various housing schemes, the Lagos State Government, in conjunction with Echostone Nigeria, has designed the first energy-saving, eco-friendly and affordable homes for ambitious home owners with 10% down payment, 90% over 20 years. The initiative, experts said, will bridge housing gaps. Muritala Ayinla reports       O ne of the things that distinguishes Lagos among other cities of the world is the heavy presence of empty mansions with millions of homeless residents or occupants of overcrowded…

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Boosting status of traditional rulers

    Adewumi Ademiju     Traditional Institution in EKiti State, as far back as 1999 has been witnessing promotion which comes in form of upgrade from lower to higher status.     Although, reactions  have trailed such promotions with opinions that  the revered institution should enjoy such privileges based on traditional/customary procedures. The argument was that, upgrade from government without reference to traditional guidelines is political and such promotion is incomparable to traditional promotion. This, it described as sacrosanct and whereas the so-called political promotion is seemingly coming to…

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Harmattan: A season of rampaging fire incidents

It’s the beginning of a New Year.  Celebrations are still high up with many in anticipation for a pleasant year. Ironically, fate has a different plan for some Nigerians as there are fire outbreaks across the country. New Telegraph’s report     IBADAN It was a humongous New Year tragedy at the popular commercial centre, Akesan Market, in Oyo town, early Sunday morning when a power surge in a shop led to a conflagration that destroyed almost the whole market leaving the traders with loses running into billions of naira.…

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Lamentations as EKSUTH sacks workers

Kayode Fayemi

    Adewumi Ademiju     …decision’ll  increase crime rates, poverty – PDP       What had been filtering around like rumour in EKiti state became actualised on December 31st 2019 when the management of EKiti State University teaching hospital (EKSUTH) in Ado-EKiti finally disclosed its plan to disengage  workers in different categories.   The management explained that the affected workers were those who did not participate in the Human Resources verification exercise carry out on the staff by the hospital authority. The authority said such staff could not…

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