Zimbabwe: IATA Suspends Air Zimbabwe Over Poor Safety Record

AllAfrica: Zimbabwe’s national airline has been suspended from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) after failing to comply with global safety standards. The suspension was confirmed by the Transport and Communications Minister Nicholas Goche, who said Air Zimbabwe had been given until November 31 to comply with IATA’s international standards. IATA is a global aviation […]

Nigeria protests after Saudis deport female hajj pilgrims

…Three planes turned back and 1,000 women detained after reportedly arriving without male chaperones Guardian.co.uk: Saudi Arabian officials have deported 241 Nigerian women from the annual hajj pilgrimage, and are threatening to send back hundreds of others said to be travelling without male chaperones, prompting a diplomatic row between the two countries. Nigerian officials responsible […]

22-Year-Old Timi Julius Emerges Star Winner of N5m Record Deal of Rivmap Talent Hunts, Courtesy of Prince Tonye Princewill

In an unprecedented display of talent, Timi Julius, a 22 year old indigene of Bayelsa State emerged the winner of the star prize of a N5million record deal at the 1st edition of the Rivers Music and Arts Project (RIVMAP) whose grand finale was held at the Silverbird Cinemas, Port Harcourt on 26 September 2012. […]

Full Text of President Obama’s Remarks to United Nations General Assembly

Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery Address to the United Nations General Assembly New York City, NY September 25, 2012 Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentleman: I would like to begin today by telling you about an American named Chris Stevens. Chris was born in a town called […]

Proposals on Restructuring Nigerian Governance

By John Campbell  Against the background of continuing political and security crises in Nigeria, elder statesmen–and others–are doing some serious thinking about how to change the constitution to create more effective governance. At an awards ceremony sponsored by one of Nigeria’s serious newspapers, Leadership, three major political figures made concrete suggestions. Former vice president Atiku […]

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