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Roads Over Lives

WHEN it comes to choices among lives, literacy and roads, the Senate, Nigeria’s highest law-making body, chose roads. Its decision to move N25 billion from the budget for education and health services to the expansion of the Abuja Airport and Zuba-Abuja expressways to 10 lanes from four lanes speaks volumes. There are no justifications for
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Highway Rule 15

It is an offence for a large and slow moving vehicle to allow smaller or fast moving vehicles queue behind it whenever the driver can pull over safely to make way for other vehicles.  – Section 15 of the Highway Code THE rate of road accidents is on the increase. There are occasional mentions of
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Oaths, Oath-takers

NUDE pictures of some members of the Ogun State House of Assembly published last week in newspapers are minor indices of where we are as a country. Unexpectedly, the owners of the pictures have admitted that the pictures were theirs, with slight disagreements about whether they were taken in a shrine or the private home
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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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