SPINAL CORD INJURY VICTIM: I’m bedridden but my attacker is in the university

Life for a young man, Rasaki Fadeyi, 20, can be said to have almost grinded to a halt since sometime in 2014 when he sustained a spinal cord injury despite not being involved in an auto accident or anything of that sort. Looking totally helpless and overwhelmed when Saturday Telegraph paid him a visit at the family house of his mother’s relative at Ajegunle, in Ota Ogun State, the young man is merely living each day as it comes. Speaking about his travails, the young man, described as a bright…

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My father was a great man –Eze Ndigbo

His Royal Highest, (Dr) Eze Lawrence Nnamdi, Eze Di Oramma II of Alimosho in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State, speaks on his love for his father and other sundry issues in this interview with STANLEY IHEDIGBO What is your relationship with your father who just passed away? I loved my father so much. My father was somebody I could hide anything from. He was a father to all fathers. He had toiled day and night to keep his home. He loved me as well. There are sicknesses associated…

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NIGERIA’S DEMOCRACY and TALES OF MILITARY INVASIONS

With the launch of Operation Python Dance 2 in the South East by the Nigerian Army, and its attendant casualties, the military invasion of the civil populace has become a recurring decimal in annals of Nigeria’s history. This is something that Nigerians had expected to be a forgone conclusion with the return to civil rule in 1999, owing to the fact many had been terrorised and traumatised by the actions of the khaki boys. Before the advent of democracy, it was not unexpected of military personalities to regularly move into…

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No signs we are out of recession, say Nigerians

 Price of petrol remains N143/N145   It is official that Nigeria has finally exited recession after steadily making progress over the last months. It may be early days yet but did ordinary Nigerians feel the impact of even the early positive outlook leading to the final announcement by the National Bureau of Statistics? That is far from the case as our correspondents find out in this story. PLATEAU A cross section of the indigenes and residents of Plateau State have continued to express dissatisfaction with the recent announcement by government…

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FG to critics: Stop politicising exit from recession

The Federal Government has condemned the attempt to politicise Nigeria’s exit from economic recession after three quarters of negative growth. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who issued the warning during a courtesy visit by Broadcast Media Editors in Abuja yesterday said to do so is a disservice to the people. In a statement by his Special Adviser, Segun Adeyemi, Alhaji Mohammed advised that an issue that affects the welfare of Nigerian citizens should not be toyed with. “Let us all appreciate what this administration has done in…

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OONI/WURAOLA’S MARRIAGE FALLOUT: Why the olori may not remarry

PROLOGUE   The royal marriage involving Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife and his queen, Wuraola Zaynab Otiti (nee Obanor), for many reasons, deserves to form a fulcrum of a weighty social discourse. Typical of what obtains in other African ancestries- a king’s honour is complete only when he’s got a queen (or queens). God forbids that a king be worried. But on December 7, 2015, when the Ooni ascended the throne of his ancestors without a known queen, you could tell the biggest heartache of His Imperial…

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Whoever sleeps with Oba’s wives will see the wrath of gods –Elebuibon

A first class Yoruba traditionalist and an Ifa priest, Chief Yemi Elebuibon, yesterday affirmed that the Oba in Yoruba mythology is second only to the gods and whosoever has an affair or sleeps with his wife would see the wrath of the gods. Chief Elebuibon who made this known while speaking with Saturday Telegraph in Osogbo, explained that, as the king has gone through traditional rites (oro), he has been spiritually fortified and when he sleeps with his wife, some of the mystery is transferred into her making it a…

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