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Of Planes, Trains and (Armoured) Automobiles – By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo

By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo | Ibadan, Nigeria | Nov. 10, 2013 – When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”  – Thomas Jefferson  Does the government fear us? Or do we fear the government? When the people fear the government, tyranny has found victory. The federal […]

Rejecting Tribal Politics in Anambra State – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma, | Lagos, Nigeria | Nov. 10, 2013 – Two days before the Anambara gubernatorial election of January 2010, I was at the Onitsha market. In my discussion with a number of traders, I told them that Chris Ngige, the gubernatorial candidate for Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) or Chukwuma Soludo, the candidate […]

Aero passengers stranded overnight at Abuja airport

  | credits: nigerianaviation.wordpress.com Over 50 passengers of Aero Contractors Airlines were left stranded at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja from Friday night till daybreak on Saturday. It was learnt that passengers of flight AJ132 belonging to Aero were meant to leave NAIA for Lagos on Friday, but the flight did not take off […]

Oduah scandal: Jonathan may shun House report (Are we surprised?)

  The embattled Minister of Aviation, Ms Stella Oduah and President Goodluck Jonathan President Goodluck Jonathan and the House of Representatives may clash over the probe into the purchase of two bulletproof cars for the Minister of Aviation, Ms Stella Oduah, by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority. SUNDAY PUNCH learnt that Jonathan had no intention […]

Jonathan, Gambian president advocate UN reform

President Goodluck Jonathan and his Gambian counterpart, Yahya Jammeh, on Saturday in Banjul re-stated Africa’s demand for the urgent reformation of the United Nations Organisation. A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, said the presidents made the call in a joint communiqué issued at the end […]

Nigeria now producing armoured vehicles

  AS interest in armoured luxury cars rises among the upper class, some Nigerian auto firms have intensified research work on the armouring technology. Already, an indigenous automobile manufacturer, Proforce Limited, has commenced the production of Armoured Personnel Carriers. Proforce said it had sealed a pact with Defence Industries Corporation and some para-military organisations for […]

Human rights commission lied against me — Chime’s wife

  Wife of the Enugu State Governor, Clara Chime Wife of the Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime, Clara, has faulted the report of the National Human Rights Commission on her incarceration by her husband. She said the report was set to damage her reputation. This was contained in a letter of complaint she wrote to […]

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