Gang leader asked me to pray for him so he could quit crime – Oba Daodu

The recently released monarch, Oba Sunday Joel Daodu, told Babatope Okeowo his experience in the hands of kidnappers. But his colleagues blame the upsurge in the abduction of monarchs on the reliance on Christianity and Islam contrary to the traditions of various towns.   The Oniyani of Iyani, in Akoko Northwest Local Government area of Ondo State, Oba Sunday Joel Daodu, yesterday relieved his experience in the hands of his abductors which included drinking water meant for cows, sleeping on bare floor and trekking for four days in the bush….

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Mbanasor: A worthy ambassador of NYSC

A product of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Chidinma Peace Mbanasor, has continued to maximise the ideals of the scheme to benefit humanity after service, writes UCHENNA INYA, from Ebonyi State.     For some time now, the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) scheme appears to be among the most vilified establishments in Nigeria with all manner of people saying many unsavoury things about the programme. It was created in a bid to reconstruct, reconcile and rebuild the country after the Nigerian civil war. The unfortunate antecedents in the…

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We know the risk but have no choice–Traders who sell on huge refuse

Ngwa Road Market in Aba popularly called Ahia Ohu is the second largest market in the Enyimba City. The daily market which is situated in the heart of the city has expanded so much so that it has annexed major streets around it. Ngwa Road the major road linking the market from the main park from which the market took its name is now part of the market. It is difficult to access the road because of the volume of trade that goes on along the street. The common scene…

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At NTIC, we don’t toy with morals –Principal

Mr. Muazu Omeji, the principal of Nigerian Tulip International Colleges (NTIC) Abuja, shed light on some of the factors that have made the NTIC brand reliable and acceptable in Nigerians. He spoke recently to select media. CALEB ONWE brings the Excerpts below: A lot has been said about the NTIC schools in Nigeria concerning how it all began. Can you shed some light on this? To start with, let me intimate you that Nigeria Tulip International College (NTIC) is an educational institution run by the First Surat Group whose primary…

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Flying 9 months round the world taught me never to give up – Captain Odujinrin

Capt. Ademilola Odujirin has been flying for past 17 years. He was trained in the United Kingdom and United States of America and flew for Arik Air for five years. He recounts his experience to WOLE SHADARE   If you liken him to Ajala who travelled round the world, you won’t be wrong. He did what many could not do by flying nine months around the world. That was Capt. Ademilola Odujinrin who did a solo flight in his aircraft, the upgraded Cirus SR 22 He is the first African…

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Ikorodu militant attacks: Landlords put houses up for sale

  There is still palpable tension in Isawo area of Ikorodu, Lagos State, following the recent attack on the community by militants. Since the incident, residents of the aquatic environs have been fleeing in droves, according to findings. But, a visit to the vicinities during the week by Saturday Telegraph team, revealed that some landlords and land owners had gone beyond fleeing the troubled communities to selling their houses, lands and other properties in panic. Tenants of most of the houses had hurriedly abandoned their apartments a few hours after…

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Ijebu community installs Adebambo as Arole Ako

Oke Ako community in Yemoji Local Council Development Area of Ogun State will come alive on Thursday as United Kingdombased businessman Rafiu Olatunde Adebambo is installed as the Arole Ako. The installation, to be performed by the Aladeken of Oke Ako, Oba Joshua Osunsami, is expected to be witnessed by government functionaries, monarchs, eminent personalities and other sons and daughters of the town. A sleepy but ancient town in the contemporary history of Ijebuland, Oke Ako is approximately 10.7km from Ijebu-Ode, from which Yemoji LCDA was recently carved out by…

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