PLANNED RELOCATION: Residents share mixed feelings about Prophet T.B Joshua

A service of sorts was going on when Saturday Telegraph visited the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) on a week day last week. With a sizeable crowd in the massive edifice as part of the ongoing service which involved singing various tunes as well as dancing, a mild drama was playing out outside the church at the time. A group of young men seemingly bent on gaining entrance into the church to retrieve a relative they alleged had been in the church for a while, was making its case…

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Slain cleric was pious, likable man – Neighbours

  Residents of rural Atiba community near Odogbolu town, Ogun State, spent Tuesday in a state of shock and fear after the brutal killings of six family members. The head of the family, a 37-year-old Islamic cleric, Sheik Yusuf Abdulsalam, his wife and four children were either clubbed or hacked to death at their home. The cleric, popularly called Tanimola, had built his bungalow in a fairly populated area. Sources said he moved into the house about eight years ago. He plied his trade as a full-time priest and raised…

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Buhari’s children, nephew failed, says ex-policeman

Operatives of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT), have arrested two men, who attempted to defraud the children and nephew of the President of Nigeria, General Muhammadu Buhari. The suspects, Charles Abam, 36 and Felix Machi, were arrested by teams of IRT operatives led by an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Mr Abba Kyari. Abam and Machi were arrested in Asaba, Delta State. The duo allegedly infiltrated Buhari’s family, using fake identities. One of the suspects, Abam, is a former policeman. Police described the suspects…

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Akeredolu: Road construction gives residents hope

Inauguration of road leading to Abusoro in Akure, the Ondo State capital by Governor Oluwarotimi Akerediolu has rekindled the hope of people living in rustic areas of the Sunshine State, reports BABATOPE OKEOWO For the family of Femi Ayeni, a civil servant in Ondo State, selling the family house at Abusoro area of Akure was a painful decision. Since the house was built a few years ago, the amount spent on the family vehicle because of the impassable road was enough to buy a new one. Apart from the fact…

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CHINESE SHOEMAKERS WILL DRIVE US OUT OF BUSINESS –ABA TRADERS

Aba the commercial nerve centre of Abia State is not only known for trade and commerce that flourish in the city. Apart from buying and selling of goods, the city popularly called Enyimba City is also known for leather works which include shoes that can favourably compete with those produced outside the shores of the country. At the Ariaria International Market, there are many sections solely designated for shoemaking. At the market there are many clusters of shoemakers who produce various types of shoes. At the section known as Shoe…

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TRAFFIC WARDEN DECORATED BY IG: Background in Sociology doesn’t make me angry when insulted

Helen Moyegbone is a policewoman whose dedication to duty has seen her recently promoted to the rank of an inspector from a sergeant. She was specifically decorated by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotum Idris. Moyegbone speaks about her motivation for joining the force, how she got into the traffic section and other issues in this interview with PAULINE ONYIBE. Excerpts…   What motivated you to enlist in the Nigeria Police? Right from childhood I loved policing. I wanted to be a policewoman. It got to the extent that…

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Tackling cerebro-spinal meningitis menace: Wither the Nigerian Academy of Science?

In just a couple of weeks of its latest outbreak in Nigeria, the cerebrospinal meningitis [CSM] disease has killed more citizens than any other epidemic in the country’s contemporary health history – with well over 817 deaths and a frightening 8,096 suspected cases currently in hospitals – out of which 237 cases have been laboratory-confirmed! According to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control [NCDC]’s spokesman, Lawal Bakare, a total of 38 local government areas across the six states of Sokoto, Katsina, Yobe, Zamfara, Kebbi and Niger have reached the epidemic…

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