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Aviation regulation in Nigeria: The chequered history

Civil Aviation regulation in Nigeria became the function of the National Government in the immediate post-colonial period. Nigeria had bought over the equities of Elder Dempstar and other stakeholders in West African Airways Corporation – WAAC following the withdrawal of Ghana in 1958 after independence; it became imperative that the new nation put in place a regulatory system that will underpin Airline Operations in Nigeria in accordance with ICAO sets of Standard And Recommended Practices (SARP) issued in 1944/45.

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Protest: Day minors sacked Ibadan

The violent protests by pupils in primary and secondary schools in Ibadan, Oyo State took many by surprise. Considering the havoc done in few hours, one begins to wonder if the protests were indeed carried out by those minors. In the hours of rage when they chanted many unprintable slogans against the Governor Abiola Ajimobi led administration, they left many impressive structures, which the governor dissipated so much energy on in his urban renewal programmes, in ruins.

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•Portion of the bad road between Umunya and Awka in Anambra State.

Enugu-Onitsha expressway: Nightmare for motorists

AWKA — FOR years, road users have been having ugly experience plying the Enugu -Onitsha expressway due to its dilapidated nature. From administration to administration, there had been promises of the preparedness of the federal government to rehabilitate the road. Such promises usually heightened when elections drew near and no sooner would a new government come in than the promise was forgotten.

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THE EDAIKEN N’USELU: Here comes the new Oba of Benin!

The Benin Traditional Council, on Monday, announced the funeral rites for the Benin monarch, Oba Erediauwa, who joined his ancestors. It listed the funeral rites as Ekioba, Ekenaka, Agbado Eken. The rites, according to tradition, are carried out by the Edaiken N’Uselu, Crown Prince Ehenede Erediauwa, and within the 15 days of the exercise, all funeral ceremonies are prohibited. In this interview, Prince Solomon Ebuwa, the Chairman of the Assembly of Benin Aborigines World Wide and a former National Coordinator of the Great Benin Centenary, explains the rituals in the kingdom just as he debunks the insinuation that human beings are used for sacrifice.

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FILE: MEETING—GOVERNORS FORUM: From left: Zamfara State Governor, Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari; Kastina State Governor, Aminu Masari; Imo State Governor, Rochas  Okorocha; Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed; and Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima; during the President’s meeting with Nigerian Governors Forum, at the Presidential Villa Abuja, yesterday. Photo: Abayomi Adeshida.

Democracy Day: How governors performed in last one year

When last year Enugu people united to enthrone Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to steer the mantle of governance for a first period of four years following his blistering popularity at the poll, a lot of expectations obviously rested on his shoulders. A prepared Ugwuanyi had during his inaugural address at the Micheal Okpara Square on May 29, assured the tumultuous crowd of his administration’s resolve to roll its sleeves in order to meet the burgeoning yearnings of the people especially now that the nation’s mono-cultural economy is buffeted by crude oil glut at the global scene while grappling with insecurity challenges at the home front.

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