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Dana Air gears up for prompt payment of claims

Lagos — Dana Air  management has put structures in place to ensure prompt payment of benefits to families of those who lost their lives in the tragic accident of Sunday, June 3, 2012. Consequently, it has opened three dedicated toll-free lines, manned by well trained personnel, solely for claims administration and payment procedures. Within 24 […]

Poverty not Nigeria’s problem – Abdulsalami

Minna—Former Military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has said that Nigeria was not the only country in the world where there is poverty. Abubakar spoke shortly after prayers to mark his 70th birthday anniversary at his hill top mansion in Minna, Niger State. He spoke against the backdrop of incessant bombings by an Islamist […]

CAN calls on Jonathan to beef up security in Kano

By Sam Eyoboka LAGOS — KANO State branch of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to treat the state as a special case by beefing up security in the area, pointing out that silent killing of Christians is ongoing in parts of the metropolis. In a telephone interview, the state […]

Canada rises to 4th in world peace rankings

Canada has come in fourth on an annual ranking of world peacefulness, trailing only Iceland, Denmark and New Zealand. The 2012 Global Peace Index released Tuesday — the sixth produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, an Australia-U.S. think-tank, with data from the Economist Intelligence Unit — saw Canada move up three spots from […]

Boko Haram: Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove – By Max Soillun

By Max Siollun | NNP | June 13, 2012 – Former US President Theodore Roosevelt once famously said that one should “talk softly and carry a big stick”. In dealing with Boko Haram, the Nigerian government has so far chosen to talk softly OR carry a big stick, but has declined to do both simultaneously. […]

The Dana Airline Crash: Another Tragedy of Corruption – By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo

By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo | London, UK | June 13, 2012 ”After three days of mourning. What’s next? After three minutes of crying. What’s next? After three hours of begging and pleading. What’s next? After three months of investigation. What’s next? The self generated disaster continues and those that are affected remains hopeless and helpless. […]

Mr. President, Stop the Domestication & the Abusive Privatization of the Police – Dr. John E. Oshodi

By Dr. John E. Oshodi | NNP | June 13, 2012 – President Jonathan, it is time for an executive order to be issued in order to put an end to the ongoing  deeply painful domestic and abusive relationship between law enforcement officers, the police in particular and very important persons in the country.  Many […]

Nigeria: No Basis for Unity – By Dr. Oguchi Nkwocha

August 3 1966: “there is no basis for Nigerian unity, which has been so badly rocked, not only once but several times.” –Lt Col Yakubu Gowon   Having said the facts and publicly stated the truth of the matter, Gowon proceeded to act contrary to this living reality of Nigeria. He would drag the peoples […]

Nigeria: In Need of a Change of Name? – By Prince Charles Dickson

By Prince Charles Dickson |Jos, Nigeria | June 13, 2012 – Names… From Ebele, Abati, Sambo, Fashola, Oronto…, I am yet to see anybody who does not have one; the English language calls it a noun. Everyone and everything has one, from the very popular to the virtual unknown. Most people have a vague idea […]

N96m bribe: Reps abandon Lawan to his fate

Angry members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday insisted that one of their high-ranking members, Mr. Farouk Lawan, currently enmeshed in a $3m bribery allegation must carry his own cross. A key member of the House confided in The PUNCH in Abuja that most members had reportedly analysed Lawan and Femi Otedola’s accounts of […]

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