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PTI? Not Kaduna

THE proposed N19 billion Petroleum Training Institute, PTI, in Kaduna is a provocative waste. The Federal Government’s silence to mounting opposition to its establishment is instructive, and may be an admission it is wrong. Silence remains inadequate reaction to this matter. However, the mere thought of this project is offensive, with or without the type
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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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Size Of Corruption

THE media are awash daily with news of corruption in most places in Nigeria. The details vary, but they are all about public  officers who have perfected schemes that funnel public resources to their private uses.