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Protecting Our Travellers

DELTA Airlines poor treatment of hundreds of its passengers heading to the US appears to be the standard practice for most foreign airlines that operate into Nigeria. The passengers were stranded at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos. The plane that was supposed to convey them developed a technical fault. A passenger’s telephone call to
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More than amnesty

THE Federal Government should be applauded for its amnesty for militants in the Niger Delta. The amnesty, however, needs more content to end the conflicts in the area. Issues about the Niger Delta would always raise emotions. It is in the midst of those fiery exchanges that the points are massively missed. What are the
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Jailing Traffic Offenders

IN September 2007, Lagos State judiciary delivered a remarkable judgment when it sentenced seven people accused of driving against the traffic, on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway to 20 days imprisonment. The prosecution and sentence were finished within a month of the offence.

Case For Special Courts

BOSSES of the main agencies that investigate and prosecute people involved in corrupt activities – Mrs. Farida Waziri of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and Justice Emmanuel Ayoola of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, disagree on how to go about their job. Waziri opines that establishment of special courts would reduce the
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Omar Bongo (1935-2009)

El Haji Omar Bongo Ondimba, the diminutive President of Gabon, passed on last week at 73. After 42 years of uninterrupted control of Gabon, he became the world’s longest serving president by March 2008 (possibly one of the richest), overtaking Cuba’s Fidel Castro, who stepped down due to failing health. Born Albert Bernard Bongo, to
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16 June 12s Ago!

JUNE 12 is at the verge of receding to the memory of a few. Dubious politicians, with a flair for speaking from both sides of their mouths, have applauded and condemned June 12, depending on whether it could buy the next political meal or not.

One For Women

A citizen of Nigeria of a particular community, ethnic group, place of origin, sex, religion or political opinion shall not, by reason only that he is such a person be subjected either expressly by or in the practical application of, any law in force in Nigeria or any executive or administrative action of the government,
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