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The pain of ugly experience of flight cancellations, delays, reschedules and air returns will for a long time linger in the minds of some air passengers who were at one time or the other victims of the unexpected development in the aviation sector.
The unpalatable development which is mostly experienced at the domestic front of air travel usually occurs during periods of adverse weather such as the harmattan haze and rainy season when visibility is reduced below 800 minima, making it difficult for aircraft to take-off or land safely at airports.

MALACHY UZENDU,
Deputy Editor, Abuja

BETWEEN former President Olusegun Obasanjo and incumbent Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, there is a whole lot of difference both in style and performance. While Obasanjo believed in “do-or-die” and professed it openly, Jonathan believes in methodical approach to issues. Obasanjo broached no contrary opinion, if anyone did, that person met his or her waterloo. For the over four years that Jonathan has held forth in the administration of the country, there has not been a single insinuation of state sponsored killings or elimination of persons who belonged to any opposition political party, or persons who hold contrary opinion.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched a record 3.1 billion dollars appeal to enable it to help children caught up in a “new generation” of conflicts and disasters round the world.
Afshan Khan, UNICEF Director of Emergency Programmes, said on Monday in London, that the appeal was 1 billion dollar more than it sought in 2014.

“Daesh have made a big error. When you are weakened as they have been, you try to make your supporters think you are strong by being more monstrous, but this time they went too far.”

There was one sentiment that many of the Middle East’s competing clerics, fractious ethnic groups and warring sects could agree on Wednesday: a shared sense of revulsion at the Islamic State’s latest atrocity, burning alive a Jordanian pilot inside a cage.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child produced by the troubled union of singers Bobby Brown and his late wife Whitney Houston, could have ended up in the exact manner her mother died last Saturday but for the intervention of two people. Even as of today, as the woman continues to battle for her life, many wonder what could have driver her to the path of self-destruction.

Visual artist and  Lecturer at the Department  of Fine Arts, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, Kaduna State, Professor Jerry Buhari, in this file interview speaks on on one of the recent Ben Enwonwu  Annual Lecture Series with theme Beyond 2Dimensional  Art, as well as the place of the art in Nigeria, the cultural and   economic impact and potential of Nigerian art.

CHARLES OKOH

As the nation prepares for yet another round of elections, activities of state will grind to a halt as the people and laws of the land are placed on suspension until our super-human leaders sort themselves at the polls.
There is hardly anywhere in the country where the heat generated by a frenzied nation towards electioneering more felt than Lagos, the economic nerve centre of the nation.

JOSEPH UNDU & CHRISTOPHER ASHIKWE

A golden fish, they say has no hiding place; that is typical of Dr. FavourChibuogwu  Chika-Okafor,  a prolific writer, an eloquent speaker and philanthropist who is an epitome of hope to the underprivileged in society.
In a world where people have become preoccupied with wealth accumulation for self-aggrandisement, this woman with a golden heart choses to share her enormous material and intellectual wealth with the downtrodden in the society; a thing she does with burning passion.

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