Anambra 2017: Obiano won like a juju man

The Anambra 2017 Gubernatorial Election has come and gone. From the ballots and results announced by INEC, the people have spoken and we heard them loud and clear, hence we must respect the people’s wish.  I join in congratulating Governor Willie Maduabuchi Obiano for his hard won victory. I also congratulate all members of APGA for sustaining the party’s leadership in the state. The election which for weeks gained national attention was typical of all Made-in-Anambra Elections. It was tension soaked and feverish, but trust Anambra, we never tip the…

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Behind every successful man…

The atmosphere was electrifying. People were trooping in and out of the event centre and one thing they shared in common was the joy on their faces. It was the 60th Induction ceremony of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) 2017, which held recently. It was easy to identify the inductees all dressed in suits, the rest obviously were family, friends and well wishers who had come to grace the occasion, some in Asoebis, some couples in and co, babies were also present to share in the joy…

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Man, 23, beats younger brother to death over squabble

Uchenna Inya A23-year-old man, David Orji  in Ubia Amaetiti, Amoso Edda,  Afikpo South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State,  has allegedly beaten his younger brother, Onu, to death following a minor squabble that broke out  in their family. According to their kinsman, their mother, Mary, had attempted to send the deceased on an errand but he refused. She was said to have reported him to his elder brother who then descended on him and in the process inflicted injuries on him which led to his untimely death. “Last Friday being…

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Man, 27, kills mother, 62, in Ebonyi

A 27 year-old boy, Ekene Ezeogo from Agbaja community, Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, yesterday killed his 62-year-old mother, Marry Ezeogo. Ezeogo is a second to the last child of the deceased who has six children. Ezeogo, a welder, was said to have pushed down his aged mother when the deceased tried to separate a fight between him and his younger sister; a development that led to her death. Residents of the area told our correspondent that the deceased fell down after she was pushed by Ekene and…

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Man, mother sent to prison for sex trafficking

    A man and his mother were sentenced to prison Wednesday for running a sex-trafficking business, the first people to be convicted of such charges in South Carolina. Samuel Pratt, 35, was sentenced to life after being convicted of eight counts of sex trafficking, child pornography, and firearm charges in December. Pratt offered both juveniles and adults for sexual encounters against their will in South Carolina, North Carolina and New York, prosecutors said. The youngest victim was 14, and another was 17, U.S. Attorney Beth Drake said. Pratt’s mother,…

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Man, 60 arraigned for killing daughter, son with ‘charm’

A 60-year-old man identified as one Romanus Ugwuodo of Ogor village in Ikem Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State have been arraigned in court for alleged killing of his daughter and son. He was arraigned in court 1 of the Enugu North Magisterial District holding in Enugu on a four-count charge of conspiracy, murder, criminal charm amongst others. A release by Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ebere Amaraizu, a Superintendent of Police (SP) noted that the suspect was remanded in the prison custody as the case was…

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Man, 73, beheaded in his farm

Pamela Eboh AWKA Seventy-three-year-old Obadiah Eliaku, a native of Akuzor, Nkpor in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State was yesterday beheaded by yet to be identified assailants while in his farm. Though his son, who raised the alarm, escaped unhurt, New Telegraph learnt that Obadiah had gone to his farm located at Nkisi River bank in company of his son, to clear the land before he was allegedly attacked by some assailants wielding all manner of weapons. A search team from the  community later found the headless body…

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Man, 30, cries for help, needs N4.5m to remove tumour

Kenneth Ofoma, ENUGU The hope for a 30-year-old man, Anayo Isaac to spend the rest of his life in sound health has been challenging since he was diagnosed with a growing tumour in the face, otherwise known as Ameloblastoma disease. Isaac, who hails from Obollo Eke, in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State, is a graduate of Biochemistry from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT). He had under gone two different surgeries both at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu and Atta Memorial Hospital…

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Man, 43, docked for defiling 9-year-old

A 43-year-old man, Chukwuemeka Ejike, was on Monday docked in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly defiling a nine-year-old girl. The accused, who gave no fixed address, is facing trial on a charge of defilement. The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge. Earlier, Insp. Kehinde Omisakin, told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 20 at No. 1, Samson St., Oke-Odo area of Lagos. She said that the accused was caught while he was defiling a 9-year-old girl in his residence. The…

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Man, 52, arrested for defiling six-year girl

A 52-year-old man, Isiaka Obadairo, has been arrested by the police in Ogun State for allegedly defiling a six-year-old girl. The suspect was arrested on Wednesday by operatives of the Sango Divisional Police Headquarters in Sango-Ota area of the state. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed this in a statement, said the arrest followed a complaint by the victim’s mother, Mrs Comfort Ajayi. According to him, the suspect who was living in the same compound with the Ajayis lured the girl into his room under the…

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