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Air Peace: Passenger protests flight delay, asks for compensation

An airline passenger, Adeyinka Moyosore Kotoye, has protested the delay of his flight from Lagos to Abuja by the Air Peace Airlines. In a letter of protest to the Managing Director of the airline, he said he was unhappy about the rough treatment he received from the airline and its …

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Civil Society Rejects Petroleum Industry Bill

*Says it is anti-people A coalition of civil society groups on Wednesday roundly condemned and rejected the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) as proposed by the Senate and House of Representatives. The Bill is one of the oldest and most contentious Bills since the country returned to democracy in 1999. It …

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By Toyin Falola Since the formation and evolution of humans into a sedentary lifestyle organized into clusters of families, lineages, compounds, and later, nations and nationalities, culture and religion have played integral features as the custodians of human civilizations. This is not to imply that the so-called early humans of …

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Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah: The Poet, Playwright, and Philosopher

  By Toyin Falola At the end of the “hustle-bustle” and serenade hullabaloo witnessed in George Orwell’s classical fantasy, Animal Farm, about social relevance, position, and status of animals compared with their peers, Orwell concluded, but now changed to fit in the human world, “All men are equal but some …

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African Universities and African Future: The Meeting Point   PART A THE INTERVIEW (Unedited Transcript) What do you see as the major challenges and opportunities facing African universities? Based on my extensive research on higher education and administrative experience, especially as Vice Chancellor of an African University, I would say …

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Senate President Backs FG Borrowing Spree, Opposes New Taxes

PRESIDENT of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has defended Nigeria’s borrowing spree, arguing that the Federal Government cannot tax Nigerians any further to fund infrastructure. Lawan also said that Nigeria was currently poor and had no other option but to borrow to finance infrastructure. He, however, affirmed that the legislature would …

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CAPPA, NTCA ask agencies to enforce pictorial health warnings on tobacco packs

As the Federal Government begins the enforcement of the health warning requirements of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act 2015 and the Tobacco Control Regulations 2019 on all tobacco products manufactured and distributed in the country from today (June 23), the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and the Corporate Accountability …

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Ijaw president seeks better federation

*Says silence not cowardice, calls for Ijaw self-determination   The President of Ijaw National Congress (INC)Worldwide, Prof Benjamin Okaba has warned against the current decline in the country, he said the Ijaw nation has watched “with deep consternation the gradual decline of the Nigeria state to the precipice, as it …

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Stakeholders agree to work for #SmokefreeNollywood

The cream of the Nollywood industry has agreed to work to see to the end of activities of tobacco industry in the film and video sector of the Nigerian entertainment sector. This was the consensus at a one-day Stakeholders’ Summit on Smoking In Movies (#SmokefreeNollywood) held in Ikeja, Lagos on …

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Twitter: Lawan disagrees with Buhari

  Senate President Ahmad Lawan has disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari over the ban placed on the micro blogging and social network platform Twitter. He said Nigeria and Twitter need one another, and called for amicable resolution of the disagreement. Speaking at an event to mark the second anniversary of …

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