Stories by STAN OKENWA
As anxiety mounts over the glaring possibility for Nigeria to miss the June 17, 2015 deadline set by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for Digital Switch Over (DSO) of television signals from analogue to digital transmission, there are indications that the incoming government may release the fund for the scheme.
Adejare Aremu Adegbenro, is the grandson of the late Premier of the Western Region, Pa Dauda Shoroye Adegbenro of Abeokuta, the Ogun State. His mother is the daughter of the late chieftain of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), Pa Alfred Rewane. In an interview with select journalists in Lagos, Adegbenro said, among other things, that Buhari cannot succeed alone without the support of all Nigerians. KAYODE AJIBOYE was there. Excerpts:
Okechukwu Okoroji, Esq
History is replete with very many incidents of hate speeches and their consequential violence and even genocide. In Hitler’s Germany and Eastern Europe during the World War II, the Jewish people suffered as consequential victims of Hitlerian demagogic hate speeches.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
Sociologists observe that institutions such as Federal Government Colleges (unity schools), the National Theatre and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) as well as inter-marriages are veritable means of promoting national cohesion and development.
CHARLES OKOH, with Agency report
Between January and April 2015, five Nigerians have been executed by the government of the Republic of Indonesia over drug related offences. Even with the scary figure it is still not to be unexpected that some are still making plans to travel to that country for the same reasons these Nigerians and other nationals have been executed.
HISTORICALLY, workers Day celebration came about as an aftermath of struggles and agitation to liberate the working class from the shackles of their employers who had hitherto assumed the position of warlords.
In the late 19th century, the working class was in constant struggle to gain the eighth-hour work day.
STEVE OKO, Umuahia
AS the crisis currently rocking the National leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has finally hit the Abia State chapter of the labour union, the Abia State Government has said it will no more have any dealings with any of the factions.
“Nigeria is bigger than any political party or any individual and that the country’s greatness would outlive any election.’’
On January 14, the presidential candidates of the 14 political parties that are participating in the March 28 presidential election signed an accord in Abuja to uphold peace before, during and after the elections.
“Ten years after underage marriage was prohibited, 39 per cent of girls are married before age 15, and two remain on death row for killing much older husbands.”
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.