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Kidnappers seize 90-yr-old widow in Delta

A 90-year-old widow, Mrs Egbeshire Otovwievwie, said to be the mother of the national vice chairman of National Union of Petroleum , Energy and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, was seized from her residence in Olomu Kingdom Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State, weekend, by five suspected kidnappers.

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Transport system still 19th century model

Air transport has a unique advantage over all other modes of transport if speed, time and distance are major considerations. Air travel has developed very rapidly in Nigeria from the 1920s till date, but the 70s and 80s saw the development of many airports in many of the state capitals. Similarly, indigenous participation in the industry, originally exclusive to foreigners, has also expanded as indigenes acquired both the technical know-how and managerial resources, as well as funding to operate airlines.

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Niger Delta: Chasing shadows

By Emmanuel Aziken The resolution of the Niger Delta question is prominently etched as one of the seven-point agenda of the Umaru Yar‘Adua administration. However, crystallizing a solution to the Niger Delta question remains a myriad like other notable elements of the seven-point agenda such as power, wealth creation and security. Remarkably, a solution to
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A failed political dream?

By Dayo Benson, Political Editor At 49, Nigeria as a nation remains a bundle of contradictions. As Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, once described it, the nation is a contradiction because what some people want negates what other people want and the result is what nobody wants. Almost half a century after independence, the country’s
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In health, still a toddler @ 49

By Sola Ogundipe & Chioma Obinna At 49, Nigeria has nothing significant to celebrate. Unmet health needs are all Nigerians have to show. In the area of health, the nation has remained a  toddler, refusing to grow and develop. The current state of the nation’s health industry sharply defines the level of decay, deploration and
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Economic diversification and self-reliance still a mirage

By Babajide Komolafe, Peter Egwuatu, Ifeayi Ugwuadu, Franklin Alli & Yinka Kolawole The global economic recession, which started as global financial crisis reveals clearly  how underdeveloped and vulnerable is the Nigeria economy even after 49 years of independence. Successive administrations have pursued the objectives of economic diversification and self reliance. The economy is however still
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