Saturday, 25 January 2014

DELE MOMODU: A Tale of Three Parties

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The Pendulum By Dele Momodu, Email:

Fellow Nigerians, please, permit me to share my views with you on why it is easy for bad politicians and incompetent leaders to thrive in Nigeria. I will also attempt to challenge us all on what is required to bring about the desired change we all seem to crave.

Thanks to Channels Television and Ebony Life TV, I was able to watch the Genvoices’ conference on my screen last Saturday. Let me commend the organisers for a great job. The organisation was superb. The quality of participants was awesome. I enjoyed Tonye Cole, Oby Ezekwesili, Ohimai Godwin-Amaize, Baba Christopher Kolade, Mo Abudu, Omotola Jalade, and others, not in any particular order. The powerful contributions rekindled my hope in the abilities of Nigerians to dissect our gargantuan problems and provide gigantic solutions.

NDLEA Nabs Student with Drugs at Lagos Airport

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has  arrested a 20-year-old undergraduate at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos for importing 1.745 kilogrammes of dried weeds that tested positive for cannabis popularly called hemp.

Emergency Workers Rescues Seven From Capsized Boat

A combined team of emergency and rescue workers drawn from different agencies in Lagos State on Friday rescued three persons including a baby and the mother from a capsized boat. This is just as further rescue operation is ongoing to recover the bodies of three other persons, including one Raheem Taiwo Ishola, who were alleged to be in the capsized boat too.

The incident which happened at Ogogoro village, Boulos, Navy Town, Apapa, Lagos, had rescue workers drawn from the  National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Nigerian Navy Special Boat Services (SBS), National Inland Waterways Agency (NIWA) and the Police Disaster Response Unit.

Guess Who Flies Again? Its Dana Air

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Guess who is back to the air space? its none other than Dana Airways which was grounded three months for technical and safety reasons by the aviation authorities. A statement from the airline said  following the successful outcome of the operational audit of Dana Air by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the airline is set to recommence full commercial flight operations today.

Announcing the resumption of flight operations in Lagos, the Chief Operating Officer and Accountable Manager, Mr. Yvan Drewinsky, said the lifting of the suspension order is a testament that Dana Air adheres strictly to prescribed safety standards as dictated by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (NCARs) and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards.

Whoopee!!! Super Eagles Beat Morocco 4-3 to Qualify for Semi Finals

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After a guelling match today in Cape Town, South Africa, Nigeria’s Super Eagles beat the Atlas Lions of Morocco  to a 4-3 win in the quarter final match of the African Nations Championship (CHAN). The win qualifies them for the forthcoming semi finals. Up Naija!!!!!!!