Buhari must order arrest of Ango Abdullahi over comments on Fulani Herdsmen

By Deji Adeyanju We have read Prof Ango Abdullahi’s alarming interview with the Vanguard Newspaper and are appalled that someone of his age, stature, education and professional qualification would provide brazen justification for the wanton and senseless murders of thousands of Nigerians by herdsmen. In his interview, Prof Abdullahi likened the killings of Nigerians by Fulani Herdsmen to a politically motivated ruse by “… the South…” to destroy political unity of the North. He also made several other comments that are too incendiary to repeat here. It is distressing that…

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MMA2 concession: Babalakin decries lies sold to Nigerians by FAAN

The recent intervention by the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has raised the hope of an early resolution of the controversial issues surrounding the first successful, privately-funded Design, Build, Operate and Transfer (DBOT) airport terminal in Nigeria, the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two, popularly called MMA2, operated by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), a member of the Resort Group. The intervention, led by the Acting Director-General of ICRC, Mr. Chidi Izuwah, brought the managements of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and BASL together under the same roof, where…

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Issues on proscription of IPOB by federal High Court Abuja‎

By Onyekachi Ubani The ruling by the Federal High Court , Abuja on Wednesday shows that some of us were right when we said that the Nigerian Military was wrong to have pronounced IPOB a terrorist organisation without following due process. It also showed that we were right when we told the South-east governors that they have no  right under the law to proscribe IPOB. The proscription of any organisation as stipulated by law is through a judicial process. My opinion is that that judicial process has been complied with;…

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Remembering Abubakar “Technical” Tanko

By Frank Meke Two weeks ago, on a Tuesday to be precise, I had woken up to this urgent feeling to call the Conservator General of National Park Services (NPS), Mallam Ibrahim Goni. Though it is usually a routine for the members of National Park Service family which I belonged to call each other to find out about the welfare of the larger family and one’s immediate household, however the low tone from CG Goni on this tuesday morning was full of anxiety and disturbing. Initially, I tried to brush…

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FAAN shake up: Salamatu Eluma’s victim delusions

By Stephen Oche Salamatu Eluma was until recently the director of human resources at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN. That was until the federal government approved a management reorganisation which moved her, in the same position, along with other affected staff, from FAAN to sister organisation, the Accident and Investigation Bureau, AIB But rather than toe the path of honour and obedience to lawful authority, Salamatu  Eluma has been going about engaging hack writers to write fictional stuff to malign the integrity of the minister of state, Aviation,…

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Travails of airport certification and operators insurance

By John O Ojikutu The process of the Certification of the Nigerian Airports is coming several years after many ICAO and USA FAA Safety and Security Audits of 2006 to 2016 and the classification and reclassification of the NCAA Regulations and oversight functions as Category 1 in 2010, 2016 and lately now 2017. Airport Certification is a requirement and compliant to the NCAR Part 12.6.4. It carries obligations on the operator to continuously maintain standards and competence in operation and ensuring availability of skilled manpower in sufficient number for the…

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Shocking truth about problems of Idumuje Ugboko against Ned Nwoko

By Osato Akinobare (Independent Investigative Journalist : Benin – Edo State) Walter Omesiete (Political Analyst : Asaba – Delta State) Ibrahim Zuberu (Security Analyst : Kano – Kano State) Shei Olatunji (Human Rights Advocate : Ikeja – Lagos State) Chinedu Odai (glowingly deemed to be illegitimately known as Ned Nwoko) is a man who basks in the confusion of being a controversial political “senior thug”. Countless people have wondered why any (supposedly) enlightened adult can dabble into the recent spate of disgraceful attention he has been drawing to himself. The…

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Buhari on life-support for 20 days, needs prayer – Fayose

.. Says presidency must tell Nigerians the truth always Today, it makes 53 days since our President; Muhammadu Buhari left Nigeria to attend to his health challenges abroad. No official information as to his whereabouts and his state of health. Like every other Nigerians, I do not wish the president dead, I have therefore maintained dignified silence since we were told that the President embarked on his second medical trip abroad this year. However, the recorded audio message which was released by the Presidency as the President’s Ramadan message to…

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Is Nigeria a free nation or a conquered vassal state

By Femi Fani-Kayode “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves”- Harriet Tubman How can anyone describe Nigeria as a free nation when Sheik Othman Dan Fodio, the hero of the core Muslim north, the father of the Fulani Caliphate and the first Mahdi of Nigeria once said, “Allah has bestowed on me and my people the historic duty to spread the holy faith of the Prophet throughout the Caliphate and convert these pagans. If they refuse to accept…

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Nigeria – Biafra Civil War – A Perspective from a child of the Civil War

By Primus Chuks Igboaka, Cleveland, Ohio. U.S.A. May God grant eternal rest to souls of men, women and children including brothers and sisters – Southern minorities who lost their lives during the war. To their families, let us stay strong and keep hope alive that every May 30, this date will be used as a special Memorial Day to remember and pray for the souls of the dead and for their families. As a 7-year old boy during the war, I considered myself as a child of Nigeria-Biafra civil war.…

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