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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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Nigeria: Giant only among minnows

By Jide Ajani Looking ahead signifies an intention to go beyond the immediate, explore possibilities and plan for the future.  But how do you go beyond the immediate when the immediate is already ahead of you? How do you explore possibilities when the path to exploration is strewn with mines? Concomitantly, what manner of plans
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Sports : Scores too low for celebration

By John Egbokhan Putting Nigeria’s sports in its proper perspective since  independence is one that requires little brainstorming, given that since sports is judged by results, ours is simple and can be summed up as a prolonged failure. To put it straight, our score card in major international championships has fallen short of expectations. We
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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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