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Monday, April 8, 2013

Six family members die in Cross River crash

Tragedy struck on the Calabar-Ikom highway in Cross River State when a trailer hit a car and killed six members of a family.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Nigerian physicist Francisca Okeke wins UNESCO science award


A Nigerian physicist Professor Francisca Okeke is one of the four winners of the 2013 L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science.

Okeke won the award for her contributions "to the understanding of daily variations of the ion currents in the upper atmosphere which may further our understanding of climate change."

Monday, April 1, 2013

Aero resumes flight operation after Senate’s intervention

Credits: nigerianaviation.wordpress.com
Aerocontractors Airlines is expected to resume full flight operation today (Monday), 18 days after it suspended it following protests by workers over work conditions.

The airline had by the weekend commenced skeletal services, including test and positioning flights.

Monday, March 25, 2013

What Exactly Is Happening In Imo State?

My cousin, Godfrey – Goddy for short – is not particularly unknown in political circles in Imo State. Under Nigeria’s prolonged military rule, I managed to prevail on him not to accept to serve, either as Commissioner or Special Adviser, any military administration in Owerri. We argued several times, and for many hours, on this matter, and in each instance, he conceded that the points I raised were convincing.

Chinua Achebe, African Literary Titan, Dies at 82

Chinua Achebe in 2008 at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, where he was a professor at the time. Credit: Craig Ruttle/Associated Press
Chinua Achebe, the Nigerian author and towering man of letters whose internationally acclaimed fiction helped to revive African literature and to rewrite the story of a continent that had long been told by Western voices, died on Thursday in Boston. He was 82.

Nigeria Soon To Launch $1 Billion Eurobond For Infrastructure Projects

Nigeria’s $1 billion Eurobond is poised to be unveiled before the end of September this year, Abraham Nwankwo, Director-General, Debt Management Office (DMO), told Business Day on Monday.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

NMA backs striking Lagos doctors

The Chairman of the Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association,Dr.Temiye Edamisan, on Wednesday pledged the support of the NMA for the indefinite strike embarked upon by the striking doctors in the employ of the state.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

System collapse compounds power sector crisis

WEEKS of power shortages across the nation, punctuated by lamentations in the Ministry of Power over gas shortages and system collapse, have shown the futility of unduly tinkering with the Electric Power Sector Reform programme.