Asaba Airport Downgrade:The Big Task Before Okowa
BUILT on a vast virgin land on the Benin-Asaba expressway, Asaba Airport was billed as the star project of Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan’s eight-year rule. On the surface, the airport, which was constructed at well over N37 billion, promised so much potential for growth until the hammer of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) descended on it last week.
Pains, Pains When The Pumps Go Dry
ALTHOUGH fuel marketers called off their strike action last week, motorists across Lagos State still battled to buy the product. At the AP filling station at Ladipo (along Agege Motor Road) on Wednesday, motorists who had trooped out en masse to buy the precious liquid were disappointed, as the filing station failed to dispense the product.
Palm Wine Sellers Also Cry…In Port Harcourt
THE Rich Also Cry. Remember the popular television series? Well, in the Garden City, as Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital is fondly called, others, besides the affluent, are bewailing government’s indifference to what they say is a potential economic booster.
Clinton Village: Untapped Potentials, Idle Staff, Empty Offices…
THE euphoria of having the world’s most powerful president visit their village was palpable. For weeks, the federal government got the community and its people ready.
Lest We Forget... Africa’s Hospitality Liberated South Africa
THE recent xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa brought into focus the role African countries played in South Africa’s liberation.
LAGOS: Mega City...Mega Wahala!
HE that wavereth is like a wave of the sea, driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of Jehovah.
Explaining Odo-Irele’s ‘Mysterious’ Deaths
IT is unlikely health commissioners in Nigeria would pray to experience what their Ondo State counterpart passed through in the past two weeks. A strange disease was reported to have broken out in one of the state’s communities.
Bad Road ‘Warns’ New Lagos Gov
THE new governor of Lagos risks spending the next couple of years in office unable to rehabilitate one of the state’s most deplorable and nerve-wracking roads. Besides disturbing potholes, major sections of the road have completely ceased to exist.
When Nigerians Held Breath, Chose Leaders
AFRICA’S most populous nation was about to hold its presidential election. And fear that things could go very awry was real. In the build up to the poll, Rivers State had witnessed unprecedented political violence. There was an unusual increase in deaths, as well as gunshot and machete injuries.