Daily Archives: December 14, 2012

Business airport-terminal
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A total of 275 airlines worldwide have appeared on the dreaded list of airlines banned from flying into the European airspace. According to a data from the transport division of the European Union, the banned airlines have safety issues and as such will not be allowed to ‘contaminate’ the European Airspace.

Politics house-of-reps
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The House of Representatives yesterday set the stage for the passage of N161, 617, 364, 911 billion supplementary budget requested by President Goodluck Jonathan. The lawmakers, however, faulted the forensic audit conducted by the presidency in arriving at the request of N161, 617, 364, 911 billion. N888.1 billion was approved for payment

Politics north-leaders
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Since 2011 when the North lost the Presidential contest to President Goodluck Jonathan, it has been making moves, through series of meetings and gatherings, ahead of 2015, with a view to presenting a united and formidable front. One of such gatherings was held in Kaduna from December 5

Back Page / Columns femi-adesina-new
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The country’s first family buried one of its own in Otuoke, Bayelsa State, last weekend. It was final farewell to Chief Meni Innocent Jonathan, younger brother to President Goodluck Jonathan, who had died on November 20. Joy has a slender body, which breaks easily, goes a popular saying.

Back Page / Columns onabule-new
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Any observer of events in Nigeria would have seen it coming and it was alerted in this column last week, more in sympathy with the clearly misunderstood responsibility of President Goodluck Jonathan on the disturbing question of national security. And as if to ridicule Jonathan and the state governors, the kidnappers, in a daring raid, seized the mother of Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

Trending okada-men
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There is no end yet to the flurry of reactions trailing the recent restriction of motorcycles aka okada in Lagos. The state government had rolled out a law restricting riding of private and commercial motorcycles along designated roads, bridges and areas in the state.

Sports keshi-players
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All Europe-based stars of the Nigerian national team must arrive at Faro, Portugal camp on January 4 for the final round of preparations for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. Clubs are mandated to release their players, at least

Editorial stock-market
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Since the crash of the nation’s stock market and the attendant loss of confidence in equities by investors, many former patrons of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) have diverted to other investment options such as bonds, commodities and real estate

National babalakin
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A businessman and legal practitioner, Chief Wale Babalakin (SAN) yesterday told a Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been harassing and threatening him with arrest, in spite of a court order.

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