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A rare success

By Donu Kogbara ROTIMI Amaechi, the   Minister of Transport, should be heartily congratulated for establishing an efficient railway service between the Federal capital and Kaduna. When it was announced that Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport would be shut down for six weeks, starting March 8, while its ragged runways were being totally reconstructed, I was one
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Shameful and ridiculous

EARLIER on this week, I was contacted by a gentleman called Jude Ndukwe ( He is the national leader of the Movement for the Advancement of National Transformation, MANTRA, a civil society organisation, CSO, and he introduced himself as the co-convenor of an upcoming rally that would culminate in a solidarity visit to the Abuja headquarters of Amnesty International, AI, the respected multinational human rights organisation.

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Freedom of speech-concerns

A COUPLE of weeks ago, a group of Nigerian public commentators, intellectuals, activists and writers wrote an open letter in which they expressed – to President Muhammadu Buhari – deep concern over “what appears to be an increase in harassment by security services of journalists going about their work.”

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